Thousands of students in Redland City have been kept safe on school crossings since the introduction of the School Crossing Supervisor scheme 30 years ago.
Member for Cleveland Mark Robinson said the scheme had made a huge contribution to protecting children and reassuring parents right across Queensland.
It was great to present today a certificate of appreciation and a special 30th year commemorative badge to Del Horvath who has served at Dunwich State School.
Del Horvath is one of 14 crossing supervisors who have been with the scheme since it began in 1984.
Cleveland has more than one long service school crossing supervisor with Maureen Dunn with 25 year service at Thornlands State School and Dawn Tuche with 20 year service at Cleveland SS also recognised.
These three ladies are institutions in our local schools and I know that the communities they have serviced, past and present, have been and are very thankful. In hot, cold or wet weather, the supervisors are there, ensuring children are kept out of harm’s way and for this, I thank them.
When it was first launched 30 years ago, 255 schools adopted the concept of a School Crossing Supervisor.
There are now 1,210 crossings, staffed by over 1,900 supervisors at 652 Queensland schools.
I would also like to thank the schools, their principals and all others involved in helping this scheme continue for 30 years.