Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

Well here we are in week five already. The sun is shining and it feels like summer although its nearly


Next week the junior school begin their swimming programme and once again we are most grateful to all of the generous people who have given up their time to walk the children to and from the pool and also to help supervise them at the pool.

The opening of the new supermarket on the old school site promises to present some challenges in

ensuring the safety of our students and carers when walking to and from school. We have made the DCC aware of our concerns about the lack of footpath on the Brooklands Park (rec) side of the road, the poor siting of the crossing and the lack of yellow "no parking" lines close to the school entrance. As late as

yesterday afternoon I was able to elicit no definite answer of what changes would be made to ensure the safety of our children. We will continue to work with the council and the Police to ensure that road

crossings are able to be done safely by our community. To this end over the next few weeks the Police will be watching closely especially during the key end of day time frame.

We would ask parents where possible to park either on the school side of Church Street or in the top car park and to please not park too close to the school entrance.

I hope we continue with this lovely weather, have a great week,

-Mike Brosnahan


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