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Motor Vehicles (from the 2021 Handbook)

Year 12 and 13 students may apply to drive to school.

Student Vehicle Rules

These rules apply to all students who drive a vehicle to Woodford House. The aim is to ensure the safety of drivers, passengers, and other road users, and to promote courtesy and respect towards our neighbours. They apply to all students, including boarders who have their own vehicles at school.

The ability to bring a vehicle to school is regarded as a privilege. This privilege may be withdrawn by Woodford House if a student infringes any of these Student Vehicle Guidelines or any relevant statutory requirements, while driving to or from school or a Woodford House activity.

All students who apply to drive a vehicle to school must bring their licence to be photocopied at the Administration Office when they complete a driver request form or when they change the status of their licence; from restricted to full. The driving permit is to be displayed on the dashboard at all times when the car is parked in the Woodford House grounds. A Driver Request Form (available from the Administration Office) must be filled out annually and signed by a parent or caregiver.

  • Students are not to use their own vehicle for EOTC activities.
  • Students who have obtained a full licence will also require parental approval to carry other students as passengers.
  • For Health and Safety requirements this approval must be given on the Vehicle Use Identification Form for sport and other school related trips.
  • Students with a restricted licence may not carry Woodford House students as passengers, even if the passenger has a current full licence. Restricted drivers who wish to transport younger sisters to and from school in extenuating circumstances must apply for an exemption. Application forms are available from the Automobile Association. Exemptions are considered by the LTSA on a case by case basis.
  • Student parking for boarders is to be in the Gymnasium carpark only.
  • Student parking for day girls is to be on the limestone driveway by the fields
  • Cars may not be used during the School day. The School will not be liable for any damage to cars parked or driven on school property at any time. Students are expected to drive slowly and considerately along the narrow access of Hodge Terrace. We ask that parents reinforce these principles with their daughters. Please note that a new permission form must be completed every year.
  • Any changes in licence conditions or vehicles being brought to school must be communicated to the Assistant Principal- Student Outcomes so records can be updated.
  • Students must abide by the road rules in all respects, particularly in relation to carrying passengers.

Members of the public who complain about student driving or parking will be encouraged to lodge a complaint with the Police either directly or via the *555 system.

Year 13 Boarders

Year 13 boarders may bring a motor vehicle to school and if they have their full licence they may also carry passengers if they have written permission from their parent/caregiver and the parent/caregiver of the intended passengers. Car keys are to be handed to the House Supervisor.

Year 12 and 13 Day Students

Year 12 and 13 day students may bring a motor vehicle to school.  If they have their full licence they may also carry passengers if they have written permission from their parent/caregiver and the parent/caregiver of the intended passengers. If caught abusing the privilege, the privilege may be withdrawn.