Parking and College Pick-up & Drop-off Guide

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 below 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.

Various carparking areas around the College

Early Years Carpark

  • Available for parents with a child in Pre-Kindy, Kindy and or Pre-Primary. Access is via John XXIII Avenue (south of the main carpark).
  • The vehicle gates to this carpark are locked from 9:15am until 2:45pm each day to provide students with a safe and secure play area on the courts.
  • Please ensure you reverse park. Reverse parking helps keep our students safe as drivers have better visibility when exiting the carpark.

Main Carpark (off John XXIII Avenue)

  • Available for all families in Primary and Secondary School.
  • There are areas designated for pick up / drop off
  • Student parking is available in the Main Carpark off John XXIII Avenue. This area is signed as being designated for students only.
  • Bays allocated for pick-up and drop-off are not parking bays on school days between 7:30am-9:00am and 2:30pm-4:00pm.

ACROD bays

  • Only vehicles with an ACROD permit may park in accessible bays and must clearly display the permit.

Staff Parking carparks

We have a number of Staff carparks across the College campus:

  • Staff carpark that is accessible off Heritage Lane.
  • Staff carpark that is accessible via the Main Carpark off John XXIII Avenue between the Bus Shelter and St Louis Sports Centre.
  • There are also limited staff parking places available on the loop, accessible via Mooro Drive.

Visitor parking

  • There are limited visitor parking and reserved bays available on the loop accessible via Mooro Drive.

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 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 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

  • 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.

The Main Carpark

  • The main carpark off John XXIII Avenue is available for morning and afternoon drop off for Years 1-12 using allocated bays.
  • Bays allocated for pick-up and drop-off are not parking bays on school days between 7:30am-9:00am and 2:30pm-4:00pm.