Colac school pushes to protect crossing

Colac Primary School principal Shelby Papadopoulos says potentially losing a school crossing supervisor at Colac’s Chapel Street would create a safety issue for pupils including, from left, Summer Ellis, Hunter Ellis and Remi Jacobson.

COLAC Primary School officials have challenged a proposal to remove a supervisor from a Colac school crossing.

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2 Responses to “Colac school pushes to protect crossing”

  1. As so often seems the case with the Colac Otway Shire Council there is a direct contradiction here:

    Colac Otway Shire Council wrote to the school’s principal Shelby Papadopoulos last month, detailing a plan to remove the supervisor from the crossing at Chapel Street.

    Then we here from The Shire’s CEO Sue Wilkinson ““Council has no plans to shut the crossing in Chapel Street down. Instead, we plan to further monitor the crossing’s use during Term Two,”

    I would suggest any concerned parents who’s children attend this School demand the Council ask for more funding as to allow the continuation of the School crossing supervision in the form of a Petition. The Council is quick to beg for funding for swimming pools and Footy grounds, perhaps they should get their priorities in order.

    Fortunately the Colac Otway Shire Council now include Petitions as a standard item in Council monthly meeting Agendas.

    Petitions to Colac Otway Shire on issues affecting the Community.

    Four years ago in March 2011, I had a letter published in the Colac Herald, and other local newspapers Apollo Bay News, Otway Light, Warrnambool Standard and the Echo calling on the Colac Otway Shire Council to include petitions as a standard item in monthly Council meeting Agendas, as then already occurred at many other Councils in Victoria.

    At last, Colac Otway Shire has now just begun to do this.

    Paul David Cross: President: CosWEcount! Inc.

  2. It’d be a shame for them students to supervision on any of the crossings. But in the meantime, how about Local Laws actually enforce the parking restrictions around the schools as the said they we’re going to. PLUS! Teach the students from Trinity (yes i will name the school, as I’ve spoken to them in the past with no result) to use the safety crossings and teach them- when at the roundabout, the cars have 1st priority not them. Pulling their darn earphones out and putting phones aways might also make it a lot safer!

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