Drop off and Pick up at St Peters

After a few close incidents this week, I remind all community members about the importance of following the road rules inside and outside of the school grounds:

Drop off and Pick up within St Peters Lutheran College Grounds

Parents and visitors are asked to set down and pick up students outside the College grounds. These restrictions apply from 7.30am to 8.15am and again between 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

The below locations are NOT set down/pick up zones: Ross Roy visitors parking, College Bus Stop, Chapel car park and beside Boys Boarding, 25m pool car park, Lower Primary Staff car park, near Stolz Oval.

The general speed limit on campus is strictly 25kph. While driving past the Prep School the speed limit is 10kph (which is just above quick walking pace). 

Inside the grounds, at all times, drivers are to follow the road rules, signs and directions as they would on any public road. ‘No standing’ and ‘parking’ signs have been placed to treat specific risks. Never double park or park in ‘No Stopping’ zones or on yellow lines.

Several areas on the roads throughout the College have been designated as high traffic pedestrian zones. These areas are indicated by a large painted red area within a yellow border. When approaching any of these zones, please be very cautious and aware that pedestrians may wish to cross and that they have right of way.

Prep Centre and Rainforest Boom Gates are closed from 7.45am – 8.15am and 2.45pm – 3.30pm.

Students are not permitted to drive through the College grounds at any time.

Please remember mobile phones are not to be used whilst driving.

Drop off and Pick up outside St Peters Lutheran College Grounds

As you are aware, child safety and illegal parking around school zones remains a concern for parents, children, local residents and schools alike. Parking spaces during pick up and set down times are at a premium and subsequently, competition for these spaces can lead to poor driver behaviour and potentially dangerous parking practices. 

While it is certainly not Brisbane City Council's intention to make parking near schools an overly onerous task, regulating parking activities is necessary to promote safe driving during pick up and drop off times. Over the next school term, Council officers will be attending school zones to ensure safe parking. Parking fines may be issued in cases where illegal parking is observed.

We encourage parents, guardians and visitors of our school to visit Council's website to learn more about parking in Brisbane.

We thank you for your cooperation.

Lisa Delaney, Deputy Head of College