As communicated to you last week via letter, the school had an unfortunate incident where a member of the public came uninvited into the school because they were desperate to use the toilet. They walked through the school to the first toilet they found - the boys toilet. We have since found that the person was the friend of someone visiting Tribe OOSH. The person was investigated by the police services and they were found to be of no perceived threat. While this is reassuring, it is non the less concerning and we will be changing some security arrangements that will result in slightly less convenience for families coming from the car park and oval.
We intend to lock the gate into the quadrangle and leave it locked. While in the past we have locked and unlocked this gate a certain times, this has been a problem as we do not have the staff to ensure this gate is locked and unlocked at the prescribed times every single day. This becomes a problem for the security of the school. Visitors to the school and parents with their children coming into the school will have to enter through the Church Street entrance. Those coming from the car park and oval directions will have to walk around the side of the school and the front to get to the Church Street entrance. The changes will be effective this coming Wednesday morning after a letter has been sent home to parents. Note there is no parent parking at the Church Street side of the school.
A future solution to this will be to look at a timed gate, similar to the one on Silver Street and ideally one with a intercom and timed lock. For this, the school will be consulting with school security.
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