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Children's school crossings

Children's school crossings

The City of Whittlesea has 160 children's school crossings, with the majority including a School Crossing Supervisor, or 'lollipop person' to help young children cross the road before and after school.

Children’s school crossings are placed at locations to help children safely cross the road, especially on their way to/from school. Some of these crossings also feature pedestrian-operated signals, where required.

Apply to become a school crossing supervisor

We are often seeking new school crossing supervisors to responsibly supervise school crossings during short morning and afternoon shifts.

We will be recruiting for future positions in the Mernda, Doreen and Epping/Wollert areas.

To be considered for this important job you need to:

  • be medically fit
  • have your own transport
  • be of good character
  • relate well to children
  • be able to talk to children's parents and teachers
  • be available to work for 1.5 hours per day, generally between 8-9am and 3-4pm on weekdays during school terms
  • able to obtain a Working with Children Check

Parking safely outside schools

Drivers must take responsibility for parking safely at all times, especially around schools.

Always obey parking signs to ensure the safety of school children. It is illegal and dangerous to double park or stop in a 'No Stopping' zone near a school, even for a short time.

Tips for safer parking:

  • Teach your children to get in and out of the car on the kerb side only
  • Never call your children across the road
  • Teach children to safely use the school crossing, or ask them to wait so you can cross together
  • Never double park as this blocks the line of sight for drivers' and pedestrians' causing congestion and endangering children
  • Be patient - stress and frustration cause accidents
  • Expect the unexpected - children are spontaneous and don't always know of the dangers around them
  • There is no acceptable time frame for dangerous parking
  • Try parking away from the front gate and walk a short way to collect your child
  • Try walking, cycling or riding a scooter with your child
  • Explore sustainable transport options such as catching public transport or carpooling

If you have any issues with parking near your local school, contact us.