The Friends' School

Road Safety at Friends’

The Friends’ School takes road and traffic safety very seriously. As a central Hobart school with almost 1,300 students, we all have a responsibility to take extra care around our neighbouring roads when travelling to and from the School.

Please take the time to read the specific campus road safety reminders below and general considerations developed by our Road Safety Taskforce.

We encourage students to travel safely to and from the School via public transport, bike, scooter or on foot and where possible, for parents to carpool to help minimise the impact of traffic congestion around our School.

The message is simple. We need to put the welfare of our community above our own convenience. Remember; if not for you, for them!

Please note and follow these safety considerations:

Argyle Street Campus – Morris and Clemes

  • When crossing Argyle Street, including parking on the opposite side of Argyle Street or in Archer Street please use the overpass. When travelling across the overpass with a bike, please dismount as you approach the overpass and walk with your bike. Do not ride your bike across.
  • Do not park or stop over resident driveways, on yellow lines or in “No Standing Zones”. This is illegal.
  • Do not stop illegally or in the middle of the road to pick up or drop off students.
  • We encourage families and students to park in Stoke Street or Lewis Street and then walk to School. This will minimise congestion on Boa Vista Road, Argyle Street and Archer Street.
  • We request that families use the 5-minute parking zones in Boa Vista Road promptly and safely.
Commercial Road Campus – High School
  • When travelling between campuses, please use the overpass. When travelling across the overpass with a bike, please dismount as you approach the overpass and walk with your bike. Do not ride your bike across.
  • We encourage families to drop off and pick up students away from main entrance areas.  Please avoid the front entrance of the Commercial Road car park. If students need to be dropped off near an entrance to the campus please use the “Stop & Drop” zone in Carr Street which has recently been increased.
  • Do not park or stop over resident driveways, on yellow lines or in no standing zones. This is illegal.
  • Do not stop illegally or in the middle of the road to pick up or drop off students.
  • Students who need to cross Elizabeth Street should use the crossing at the traffic lights near the Hill Street Store. The traffic island near the Blue Gum Service Station is not a safe option for large groups of students to cross the road.
The safety of our students, staff and community members is of the highest importance to the School. Please help us keep everyone safe by following the road rules and exercising some extra caution in and around School Zones. 
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