Parking and College Pick-up & Drop-off Guide

We are about to commence the next stage of enhancing College facilities and amenities. For these improvements to occur our main car park will be unavailable  in the coming months. The College acknowledges this will present short-term challenges for our community.

From Monday 21 June, the parking allocation will be as follows:

  • Staff and student drivers will access parking in the new car park and on the oval off John XXIII Avenue. Due to difficulties with access, there will be no parent access to the oval.
  • Secondary drop off and pick up will be via the new car park accessed off Heritage Lane. Please note that Pre-Primary parents also access their carpark at the same point. The southern section of the car park is available to Secondary parents, as shown on the map. The area designated for picking up students is on the Southern end of the car park, as shown on the map.
  • Pre-Kindy and Kindy drop off and pick up will remain the same. To gain access, you will need to display your ‘Pre-Kindy or Kindy Family Name’ sign.
  • Pre-Primary parking will be accessed via Heritage Lane .To gain access, you will need to display your ‘Pre-Primary Family Name’ sign.
  • Primary (Years 1-6) drop off and pick up will be via the Mooro Drive main entrance loop (in front of main administration). It is expected that this loop will be for the sole use of parents with Primary students.

Please see here for a map of the parking zones.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Instructions for Secondary students

  • In the first instance, secondary students will access both Mooro Drive and the new car park via the colonnade between the Library and A Block.
  • They will continue on the existing path alongside the Primary loop.
  • A new pathway will be constructed that takes the students from the path to the southern end of the new car park.
  • Students who need to cross Mooro Drive will do so at the crosswalk.
  • It is expected that students will not leave the College via Heritage Lane, as there will be a large volume of traffic in the area.

Help the flow and improve safety

Please drive carefully and slowly whilst in a school zone, and particularly in the Loop Carpark.

The beginning and end of the school day are busy times for pedestrians and drivers outside our school campus. You can help keep students safe by remembering the following:

  • Slow down around the College and drive safely.
  • Be aware, be courteous and be responsible.
  • Drop your child off and pick them up in designated pick-up areas (see above for further details).
  • Always take extra care in 40km school zones.
  • Observe and adhere to all regulatory signage and follow all parking signs - these help keep your child as safe as possible.
  • Never double park - it is illegal and puts children at risk.
  • Model safe and considerate pedestrian and driver behaviours.
  • Always give way to pedestrians particularly when entering and leaving driveways.
  • Please make sure you carefully read the parking signs before you park your vehicle.
  • Vehicles on the College campus must be parked within marked bays at all times.
  • Vehicles may not park in no parking areas, no stopping areas, access ways or any area not officially set aside for parking, including verges, gardens and pathways.
  • Please use the John XXIII College carparks only. We need to respect our neighbours, as parking, even if for five minutes during morning or afternoon pick-up is causing inconvenience.

Pick-up and drop-off guide

The pick-up and drop off guide for the College are as follows:

The Loop (Mooro Drive entrance)

  • Available for morning drop-off and pick-up for Years 1-6 students.
  • Please have your surname sign displayed on your dashboard.
  • Teaching staff operate the loop for the afternoon pickup between 3:15pm and 3:30pm.

The Loop's Rules - Morning

  • Please drive all the way to the bottom of the loop (in front of the Administration building).
  • For safety, have your child exit from the non-driver (left) side of the vehicle.

The Loop's Rules - Afternoon

  • Available for morning drop off for Years 1-12 students.
  • Available for pick up for parents with a child in Years 1-3 (and their older siblings). Please have your surname sign displayed on your dashboard.
  • Teaching staff operate the loop for the afternoon pickup between 3:15pm and 3:30pm.

The Loop's Rules - Morning

  • Please do not arrive until after 3:10pm. If your child takes a little while to walk to the loop, then perhaps arrive even a bit later.
  • Try to keep Mooro Drive flowing:
  • Ideally, approach the loop from the west end of Mooro Drive. This allows an easy left-hand turn into the loop.
  • Smart queuing: When waiting for your child in the afternoon please drive all the way to the Administration building to queue (this allows more vehicles to queue off Mooro Drive).
  • Be easy to spot: Have your surname sign displayed on your dash board. The teachers will then call your child/children, ready for your approach.
  • Keep it moving: If your child isn't yet at the loop, then please 'keep looping'. This allows other parents (with children who are ready) to start pick up. Handy tip: If your child takes a little while to walk to the loop, then perhaps arrive a bit later. A teacher is on duty until 3:30pm.
  • Keep it safe: Once you have stopped in front of the Administration building, please stay in your vehicle. Staff will help your child get into your car safely, from the non-driver side.