Holy Cross College, Ellenbrook
'I came that they may have life, and have it to the full' John 10:10

Student Safety: Pick-up and Drop-off around the College

The College enrolments have continued to grow and in 2018 there is more than 1000 students enrolled. Consequently, there is considerable demand for parking spaces and pressure at peak times of student movement at the beginning and end of the school day. We must expect to change our habits to accommodate the growth in the College and, especially, to ensure the safety for our students.

There are three car parks within the College grounds, parents are asked to consider using the car parks off Coolamon Drive or Westgrove Drive to relieve pressure on the main car park off Strathmore Parkway.

Parking Bays – Coolamon Drive
As part of the last building program, the car park off Coolamon Drive has been extended to include more that 50 bays. Students can easily access the College grounds via the pathway leading past the courts and the New Norcia building. 

Westgrove Drive Car Park
Most Middle and Senior School students begin the day in their House Tutor Groups in the Paris/Dublin and Trayning/Subiaco buildings, which are best accessed via the car park off Westgrove Drive. Additionally, students’ lockers are housed in these buildings. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to drop-off and pick-up students from the car park off Westgrove Drive. 
Note that this area is not marked for Kiss and Drive. To maintain safety parents must stop in a parking bay before students enter or leave the vehicle. Instances of cars stopping in the middle of the drive have presented a safety hazard.
Also, please do not drive through to the car park near the Maintenance sheds, as these bays are reserved for service vehicles and staff.
Drive through Kiss and Drive – off Strathmore Parkway
Key aspects of this procedure include the following:
  • The Kiss and Drive doubles as an undercover area for students during the day. So:
    • gates to the Kiss and Drive will be open in the morning from 8.10am and close at 8.40am.
    • gates will reopen in the afternoon from 2.40pm and close at 3.30pm
  • Student drop-off and pick-up will only be permitted in the drive through area in the front car park (see the attached diagram). This is not a parking zone.
  • Students must wait in this area until their parents enter the drop-off/pick-up zone before alighting from the car or getting into the car.
  • Where students are not present to be picked up parents will be required to immediately drive off and re-join the queue. This will ensure an orderly flow of traffic.
  • There is considerable street-side parking a short walk from the school. Parents are encouraged to utilise these spaces.
  • Where parents have found a parking space or are parked in the surrounding streets students will be permitted to walk to meet their parents. Students will not be permitted to be picked unless parents are parked in designated parking spaces.
  • Come 10-15 minutes later, once the traffic has eased.
  • Do not double park or block driveways.
  • Drivers must not park and alight from your vehicle in the Kiss and Drive area.
  • Do not overtake in the Kiss and Drive area, but wait for the traffic to move forward.
We take our responsibility for the safety of your children very seriously. Your support and cooperation is sincerely appreciated.
Peter Collins
Vice Principal