Yesterday, Mr Peter Cannan (Lowther Hall Board Chair) and I went to meet with the CEO of the Moonee Valley City Council to discuss matters relating to traffic management and parking at Lowther Hall, as well as the progress of our Master Plan. We are keen to work with the Council to see improved disabled access to the front of the School, to reduce traffic congestion and to increase pedestrian safety, especially at key crossing points. In addition to this, we talked about future planning which seeks to provide more sports facilities for the girls on site, as well as improvements across the whole campus. It was a productive meeting where plans were put in place to advance all of the above outcomes. As is the case for most schools, we have a great many cars in the area at drop off and pick up times. I once again ask for your assistance in ensuring that pedestrian safety is not compromised at these times. Double parking, parking across driveways, parking outside designated areas or a general disregard for signs and road rules are all actions which make it less safe for our girls to come and go from school. Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated in what I understand can be frustrating circumstances.
I am proud to be representing the School in Sydney this evening at the Australian Education Awards where Lowther Hall is one of 10 finalists from across the country in the category of “Best Student Wellbeing Program”. It is a great honour to have had our work in this area recognised and I certainly feel fortunate to have such a strong team of staff who work hard to keep our girls happy and safe at school.