Albany Primary

Albany Primary School
"Where learning makes a difference..."

Dear parents

In the last two weeks I have had numerous photos sent to me by concerned parents regarding unsafe parking behaviour of our school community. Photos shared with me include:

·cars parked incorrectly across two spaces on Bass Road parking by the power station

·cars parked across neighbours driveways, or on the footpath

·cars parked in Roanoke Way across the school driveway, or marked crossing area

·cars parked in school back staff carpark and then exiting at speed down the driveway almost bowling over students

·Cars parked both sides of Summerfield lane, blocking any visibility for children walking

This total disregard for parking rules, and endangering not only your own child’s life but that of others cannot be tolerated, all because someone cannot be bothered to park further away from school and have children walk 100 metres.

Please accept this email as a warning. I have no option but to request support from Auckland Transport and the Police who will issue tickets. Do not complain to the school when you have a fine to pay- this is nothing compared to the life of a child- hit by a car because they couldn’t see past a vehicle parked incorrectly. I do not believe in “naming and shaming” as some schools do when they publish photos identifying number plates in school newsletters, but this may be an option in the future if this recklessness continues.

Regards, Maree Bathurst, Principal

尊敬的家长,您好!

在过去的两周时间里,我接到了很多来自于家长们所拍摄的在学校社区周边违规及不安全停车行为的照片。这些家长们非常的担心。这些照片包括:

停靠车辆在电站附近占用了两个车位

车辆停在了周围居民的进出车道上,以及人行道上

车辆挡住了Roanoke Way上学校进出车道,以及被标记出的车辆穿行区

车辆停在了学校后侧的停车场,并高速驶出以至于险些撞到学生

车辆停在了Summerfield lane的两侧,挡住了学生们走路时的视野

这些行为完全忽视了停车的准则,并将除自己孩子以外,其他人的生命至于不顾。只因为这些人不愿停在稍远一些的安全位置,让自己的孩子多走100米的距离。

请将此封邮件作为警告!我将联系并要求奥克兰交通部和警察为这些违规车辆开具罚单。当你收到罚单时,请不要向学校抱怨,因为与孩子的生命相比较,这个不算什么。我本人并不赞同一些其他学校将违规车辆的照片以及车牌公告出来的这种点名批评。但如果此类行为依旧继续的话,这将成为一个选择。


학부모 여러분께,


지난 2주간 저는 학교 주변 안전하지 못한 자동차 주차 및 운전이 찍힌 수많은 사진들을 전달 받았습니다. 이 사진들은 학생들의 등하교를 위해 학교에 오신 학부모님들에게 찍힌 것으로 다음과 같습니다.


1)   Bass Road 전기 발전기 옆에 마련된 주차선을 가로질러 주차한 차량들

2)   민간 주택의 차도나 인도에 주차된 차량들

3)   Roanoke Way 학교 전용 차도와 횡당보도에 주차된 차량들

4)   학교 관계자 전용 주차 공간에 몰래 주차를 한 후 나갈 때 과속 주행으로 학생을 거의 치고 나갈 뻔한 차량들

5)   Summerfield Lane 양 옆에 주차로 인해 학생이 오고가는 것에 대한 시야를 방해하는차량들


주차 규율에 대한 이런 지속적인 불법행위는 학부모님들의 자녀뿐 아니라 다른 아이들의 목숨까지 위협하는 중대한 사안이며 더 이상 관과 하지 않는다는 학교 입장을 알려드립니다. 더이상 본인의 자녀가 100 미터 이상 걷는 것이 귀찮아서 다른 학생들의 안전을 위협하는 상황을 만들지 않겠습니다. 


저희 학교는 Auckland Transport와 경찰에 학교 주변 주차 및 교통 위반에 대한 벌금 티켓이 즉각 부과 되도록 협조요청했다는 사실을 알려 드립니다.  학부모님들 해당 조치에 대하여 저희 학교에 불평하지 말아 주십시오. 이것은 학생들의 안전에 중대한 요인이며 벌금을 통해서라도 바로잡을수 있다면 바로 잡을 것입니다. 다른 학교들은 가정통신문에 주차 위반한 차량들의 번호판이 나온 사진들을 싣고 있습니다.현제로서는 저희 학교는 그런 조치를 취하지 않을 것입니다. 하지만 부주의한 차량 주차 및 운행이 계속된다면 가정통신문에 사진을 기재하는 조치도 고려될 것을 알려드립니다.


감사합니다.



APS校长

Maree Bathurst