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We want you! (to be a school crossing supervisor)

We want you! (to be a school crossing supervisor)

Why didn’t the primary school students cross the road? Because they didn’t have a school crossing supervisor!

Swan Hill Rural City Council is looking to recruit school crossing supervisors in Swan Hill, Robinvale and Manangatang to help local primary school students cross the road safely.

Council’s Regulatory Services Co-ordinator Darren Rovere said school crossing supervisors were important in local communities.

“Kids are our most vulnerable road users and we all know that school zones can get chaotic during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. This is where school crossing supervisors come in,” he said.

“If you can spare an hour a day to help keep our local primary school students safe, we would love to hear from you.”

Kerry White supervises the busiest crossing in Swan Hill and has been a dedicated School Crossing Supervisor since 1997.

“I’ve been doing this job for 22 years and I still enjoy it,” Kerry said

“I see kids grow up from prep to year six, and even though they’re only at the crossing for a minute or so, you really get to know them.

“It’s only about an hour a day, but in that hour you’re making a big difference; you’re making sure those kids get home safely.

“And if you’re the parent of school kids, you’d just need to bring them a bit earlier and go home a bit later – it’s a perfect fit.”

If you like working outdoors, love kids or are just looking for some extra money, consider dedicating an hour a day to helping our littlest community members get to and from school safely.

For more information, please contact Council’s Regulatory Services Co-ordinator Darren Rovere on (03) 5036 2346.