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. The Kiss and Drop zone is located outside the Iona Performing Arts Centre.
The intention is that drivers do not wait or park in the Kiss and Drop zone and that they stay in their vehicle so that through traffic is streamlined and traffic queues are minimised. 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.
Kiss and Drop Zone Rules
The Kiss and Drop zone is a "No Parking" area
Vehicles should move entirely into, and to the extreme end of the Kiss and Drop zone
Make sure children use the footpath side door when getting in and out of the car
Never double park
If the Kiss and Drop is full or you want to get out of your car, please park in the designated car parks in the car parking areas
Do not park in the Staff Car park to drop off or pick up children
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Parking on Campus
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.