Parking, Pick Up and Drop Off

Due to the streets surrounding the School having minimal parking, we have a drop-off and pickup procedure that involves a Kiss and Drop Zone directly out the front of the School. Our drop off and pick up procedures aim to ensure the safety and welfare of students and minimise traffic frustration for families and the local community. Please note that the Kiss and Drop area is in constant use, and parents and visitors should not park in this area at any time of the day or night. Parents and visitors to SCAS are not permitted to park in the allocated sign-marked parking spots near the SOLA entrance (Car Park C in the diagram below).

The following guidelines apply for an afternoon pick up from the Kiss and Drop zone:

  • A sign will be issued to all parents with your surname. Please place this sign on your car's dashboard when you are pulling up to the Kiss and Drop zone. If you require a replacement sign or have not received one, please email the School at

  • Staff with walkie-talkies will be on duty each afternoon to monitor pick up via the Kiss and Drop zone and will radio through the student's surname(s) required as the car approaches. Students will then come forward.

  • If your child is not at the Kiss and Drop zone when you arrive, you are required to circle around the block and rejoin the line. This system works extremely well when cars keep moving, remembering they are only permitted to ‘stop’ for 3 minutes.

Parents are not to access parking via the Columba Cottage Early Learning Centre boom gate and are not to park in the Columba Cottage Early Learning parking area (blue zone marked A on the map).

Port Macquarie Hastings Council rangers patrol the area around the school from time to time, so please be mindful when parking in surrounding streets not to park on grassed verges or across driveways.