Parents have been banned from entering the grounds of a school to pick-up or drop-off their kids.
Wamberal Public School on the New South Wales Central Coast has now introduced ‘designated family meeting areas for parents’ for security reasons.
In a school newsletter, seen by the Daily Telegraph, the school said ‘Parents are encouraged to use these areas to minimise disruption to teaching and learning, increase safety for students and reduce pedestrian track in congested areas.’’
Parents were notified about the change at the beginning of the school year.
No barriers are in place but if they proceed past a certain point they are being told they are not able to pass.
Parents can now only access the main grounds if they sign in as a visitor.
One parent told the newspaper ‘We were never consulted about this — it just happened. My daughter has always been happy to go to school but now she’s anxious and doesn’t want to come.’