Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

Over the past week there has been a major focus on ensuring that we have in place a safe environment for our pupils when leaving school at the end of the day.

Car parking and the correct use of the drop off zone have been a priority area. I have been closely

observing what is going on, and speaking to some people, to ensure that we are all working together to

make sure that our roads are safe for our pupils.

People who use the drop off zone between 8.30am and 9.30am and between 2.30pm and 3.30pm must not leave their car as the idea of the drop off zone is to quickly and safely pick up your child and then move on so that another car can use your space.

If you need to leave the vehicle for any reason then please park in one of the other parking spaces or on the road. Please also remember to respect the designated mobility/young (expectant) mum parking zones as we have a number of parents in the school who have a real need to use these parks.

The weather has once again gone off in a unusual direction, amazing clear and for June warm days, but also a frosty beginning. So please be careful when driving these mornings and also watch for slippery patches in the car parks.

Tomorrow I will be attending the funeral of Bishop Len. A lot has been and more will be written about Bishop Len’s amazing contribution to leadership in our Diocese, and indeed nationally. Like most people I have some excellent memories of him but a highlight will always be of his visits to our school just before a Confirmation celebration. He would talk to the class, always asking their name and then developing some link with the family. By the time he left, the whole class felt that this important man knew them

personally, a real gift. RIP Bishop Len Boyle.

Have a great week

Mike Brosnahan


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