Safety for students at school across the Riverstone Electorate will be strengthened with three new school crossing supervisors to soon be appointed as students return to the classroom.
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP said that Riverbank and Schofields Public Schools as well as St Joseph’s Primary School were each preparing to welcome an additional school crossing supervisor. While Schofields and St Josephs will be receiving their first crossing supervisor, this will be Riverbank’s third crossing supervisor.
These schools will be three of 80 schools across the state preparing to welcome a new school crossing supervisor as part of the NSW Government’s plan to fast track the appointment of 300 new school crossing supervisors within three years.
“These appointments have been made possible thanks to the NSW Government’s $18.5 million commitment to increasing student safety around schools. The new crossing supervisors will monitor children as they walk to and from school,” said Mr Conolly.
“We look forward to welcoming our new school crossing supervisors over the coming months as they join more than 1200 others across the state helping to keep primary school students safe.”
“Recruitment for these positions will open shortly and I strongly encourage dedicated people interested in serving their community to keep an eye out for the job ads,” Mr Conolly said.
Higher fines and demerit points apply within school zones, and the Speed Advisor app is available to alert drivers when they enter an active school zone.
The Centre for Road Safety also provides road safety educational activities for teachers to use in the classroom and for families to share with their children at home on the Safety Town website https://www.safetytown.com.au/
For more information about the School Crossing Supervisor program please visit: roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/schools/schoolcrossingsupervisorprogram.html