Parents told to butt out: Lockridge Primary

MOTHER Marina Bialobrodzki has expressed concern about parents smoking near the entrance of Lockridge Primary School.

She said she had seen on several occasions a group of about four or five parents smoking near the Diana Crescent entrance near “No Smoking” signs, at pick-up and drop-off times.

“I am a former smoker, I don’t have a problem that they are doing it, it is their right, I just do not think it is appropriate to do it at the entrance to a school,” Ms Bialobrodzki said.

“The cigarette butts get flicked on to the ground, too.”

Ms Bialobrodzki said she approached the principal about it, but the message had not sunk in for some of the other parents.

Principal Joseph Dellaposta said he received one verbal complaint and put a notice in the school newsletter.

“We promote a healthy environment at the school and a clear ‘No Smoking’ sign was put up at the entrance last year, so I was concerned to hear recently that some parents had been smoking in the car park,” he said.

“I have spoken with the parents concerned and they have agreed not to do this again.”

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