School crossing supervisor for Morisset school

7th August 2020

Safety for students at five Hunter schools will be strengthened with 88 new school crossing supervisors soon to be appointed across the State.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack said schools such as Morisset Public School and Warners Bay Public School would join 80 schools across the state in welcoming a new school crossing supervisor as part of the NSW Government’s plan to fast track the appointment of 300 new school crossing supervisors within three years.

Hunter schools to welcome a new crossing supervisor:

•           Morisset Public School, Terrigal Street, Morisset

•           St Mary’s Primary School, Bayview Street, Warners Bay

•           St Patrick’s Primary School, Northcote Avenue, Swansea

•           Warners Bay Public School, Mills St, Warners Bay

•           West Wallsend Public School, Brown Street, West Wallsend

“These appointments have been made possible thanks to the NSW Government’s $18.5 million commitment to increasing student safety around schools. The new crossing supervisors will monitor children at the school’s designated crossing as they walk to and from school,” Ms Cusack said.

“We look forward to welcoming our new school crossing supervisors over the coming months as they join more than 1200 others across the state helping to keep primary school students safe.”

Ms Cusack said schools were invited to apply for a supervisor before the end of Term 1 and 80 schools were successful.

“Recruitment for these positons is now open and I strongly encourage dedicated people interested in serving their community to keep an eye out for the job ads,” Ms Cusack said.

Ms Cusack said with kids back school, their safety was top priority and new school crossing supervisors are part of a suite of measures the NSW Government is implementing including reduced speed limits in school zones and high visibility safety treatments like signs, “dragon teeth” road markings and flashing lights.

“Most school zones are in effect from 8:00-9:30am and 2:30 – 4:00pm. Motorists need to remember to watch their speed and slow down when entering an active school zone, or when you see bus lights flash. This means children are nearby. Those who don’t obey the rules are putting lives at risk and face heavy fines and loss of demerit points.”

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