Parents are advised that parking is available for them outside the school in Great Ryrie Street and in the visitors’ car park. Parking at Aquinas College is reserved for parents and visitors to Aquinas only. Parking in Great Ryrie Street is shared by visitors to both schools and parking in our visitors’ car park is for Great Ryrie visitors only! Parking is restricted to the marked bays for safety reasons. Parking is not allowed where there is no designated car park. There is ample parking within walking distance of the school, especially now that Kitson Street has a paved footpath, parking in Heathmont Road is more accessible.
For safety reasons, the staff car park is not available to parents between 8:45 and 9:15 or 3:15 and 3:30. Parents are asked to help us by keeping the gates closed at these times. This is not a drop off and pick up point. The five parking bays on Great Ryrie Street, outside the office are designated as drop off and pick up only (between 8:00 and 9:15 and between 3:00 and 4:00 on school days)!
Parents are advised to pay close attention to the road rules and parking restrictions in Great Ryrie Street. Police and Council Officers patrol the area and impose fines for breaches of traffic regulations, including parking fines for drivers leaving their cars whilst in the no waiting zone, for any reason. More importantly however, student safety is placed at risk when the traffic laws are not followed.