Busing Policy Koon Ying School

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Busing Policy

Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School

 

We believe that busing is the best option to ensure safety and

efficiency in getting our Anfield students to and from school.

 

Dear Parents,

Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School has a busing policy. This is out of consideration for the safety of our community and for local residents with regard to traffic congestion.

Anyone who travels around our campus can recognise the inherent problems in the current parking situation. Idling cars worsen the air quality. Double-parked cars make travelling the roads unsafe for pedestrians and vehicles. Access to the residences in this neighbourhood by emergency vehicles, should it be necessary, could be extraordinarily difficult.

 

The problem of heavy traffic is very serious and creates an unsafe environment for our students, our staff and our neighbours.

After carefully reviewing our options, Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School has committed to the busing policy which means:

 

  • All Primary students, except those who can walk safely to school, must take the bus or public transportation to and from school. 

 

This decision was not made in isolation. The School Management Board and School Leadership Team have consulted with traffic experts. The physical constraints of the community parking lots, car entry and exit points do not allow for a satisfactory permanent fix for the flow of private vehicles of Anfield families and local residents.

In requiring compulsory busing,  Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School is choosing to take a proactive position to improve not only the safety of our students, parents, neighbours and faculty, but also to promote the low carbon lifestyle and increase the awareness and respect for the environment and the Anfield community that we strive to engender in our students.

The Hong Kong Government has campaigned to decrease the idling of vehicles, in particular in the vicinity of schools. This includes awareness and respect for the environment and the local community. Daily traffic created by private vehicles picking up and dropping off students causes environmental pollution, safety concerns and hardship for not only the Anfield student body, but also for our neighbours.

Our goal is not only to create a safer and cleaner environment for our students, our staff and our neighbours, but also to address the growing traffic issues and to create an enduring solution.

Promoting busing is our best option to create a safer beginning and end to the Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School day. I thank you in advance for your support in this, so that we can move forward and create a safer and better environment for our students at Anfield.

 

Yours sincerely,

Vicky Davies

Executive Headteacher

Anfield Schools