Parents and students at BIS Abu Dhabi will be very aware of the focus the school has placed on car park safety during recent months. The introduction of the zebra crossings, the drop-off zones and the additional guards have helped raise the profile of car park safety and I am extremely grateful to all parents who have shown their support for these initiatives.
Our school has over 1,500 students attending each day as well as numerous parents and visitors who have reason to visit the site. We are extremely fortunate to have a large car park and, as long as everyone is careful, we are able to safely ensure each child can get to and from their car without danger.
Unfortunately, we have seen some incidents of poor driving creeping in in recent weeks. I know a number of families and drivers may be new to BIS Abu Dhabi this term so it is important therefore to restate our expectations for driving in the BIS Abu Dhabi car park:
- Always drive slowly
- Do not drive over kerbs or pavements
- Do not park on kerbs or pavements
- Follow the guidance from the guards at all times
Parking slightly further away and walking a bit of extra distance would also be greatly appreciated in reducing the congestion in the areas closest to the school. I am sure none of us would mind getting a little hotter if this helped avoid the possibility of an accident and someone being injured.
Keeping children safe is the number one priority for our school. It is the case however that children are not always aware of their surroundings and might run or walk where they shouldn’t. If all drivers are driving and parking sensibly then accidents can be avoided.
My sincere thanks to parents for their support with our car park and in ensuring it remains a safe place for every single student.