Coming to School
Knighton Normal is situated in a very busy built-up area. Traffic is particularly heavy at the times when children are on their way to or from school. Every care is taken to promote road safety. We ask that you actively support the following school safety rules:
- Before and after school please do not stop on the entrance way or on the pedestrian crossing, the dotted yellow lines, or the bus stops. The school reserves the right to note the registration plate numbers of vehicles illegally stopped.
- Please do not drive into the school grounds to collect or drop off children. The school reserves the right to note the registration plate numbers of vehicles illegally stopped.
- Insist that your child uses the patrolled pedestrian crossings. The school has patrolled crossings in Knighton Road, in Clyde Street and at the back entrance to the school in Dey Street. There are traffic lights at the Dey Street crossing. Please set an example by using the crossing yourself.
When children start at a new school it is important that they know the safest route to take and the proper places to cross roads. It is recommended that younger children take the route many times with an adult before completing it on their own.
We request that pedestrians who enter the school from Knighton Road use the gateways to the north of the vehicle entrance.
Once children have arrived at school they are not permitted to leave the school grounds until dismissal time at the end of the day unless parental permission is given to a teacher in the form of a written note. If they have to leave for some reason during the school day, it is preferred that you collect and return your child from the classroom and do not ask for them to walk home unaccompanied. Please also call at the school office and sign the register.
Children must return a signed consent form prior to any class or group trips away from school.
We prefer children not to ride to school until they are in Year 4. The wearing of bicycle helmets is compulsory. We ask children cycling to school along Clyde Street or Cameron Road to dismount and walk across the Clyde St pedestrian crossing and walk their bicycles from there to school along the footpath. The roundabout is very dangerous for cyclists and the periods before and after school are the busiest times of all.
No bikes are to be ridden inside the school grounds.
Skateboards, roller blades and scooters are not to be ridden in the school grounds at any time. Scooters are at school at the owners risk.
Playing with Friends after School
Children who wish to go and play with their friends after school must have arranged this activity with both sets of parents the day before. They may not ring their parents from school for this purpose.
It is our school policy that no dogs are allowed within the school grounds. Please support our decision and do not bring your dog into the school grounds. We also ask that dogs are not left tied up next to the school entranceways.
All the school gates, with the exception of the main gate on Knighton Road next to the carpark, will be opened at 8:00am, locked from 9:15am - 2:45pm, and locked again at 3:20pm. The main gate is open at 8:00am and locked at 6:00pm. There is NO ACCESS through the school carpark.