Become Greater Shepparton School Crossing Supervisor

Do you know someone who would make a good School Crossing Supervisor? Greater Shepparton City Council is currently looking for casual School Crossing Supervisors to join the team.

Top left: Val Lancaster, School Crossing Supervisor for 28 years.Top right: Wendee LongBottom right: Roy Parrott
Top left: Val Lancaster, School Crossing Supervisor for 28 years.Top right: Wendee LongBottom right: Roy Parrott

Providing flexible hours, rewarding work and an opportunity to get out across the region and give back, Council is looking for people with an interest in the community to fill the positions. School Crossing Supervisors are responsible for ensuring children have walking points at school crossing sites, across Shepparton, Mooroopna, Tatura and our small towns, when they arrive and leave school grounds in both the morning and afternoon.

Director Community, Louise Mitchell said Council were looking for people to provide backfill to the existing School Crossing Supervisor positions.

“School Crossing Supervisors are positioned at multiple locations across the region and are there to assist children and parents to cross the road during busy pick up and drop off times,” she said.

“Currently we have School Crossing Supervisors who have been in the job for 10 and 20 years and love everything about it.”

At 85-years-old, Roy Parrott has been a school crossing supervisor for more than 10 years. He admits age is no barrier for the role, saying he enjoys the interaction with local children and their parents.

“I love everything about the job. I love the kids and meeting the mums and dads. It’s really heart-warming to do a job like this,” he said.

“Age is no limit to becoming a School Crossing Supervisor. I’m 85 and I’m still going.”

St Mel’s Primary School Crossing Supervisor Wendee Long said seeing the enjoyment and happiness on the children’s faces each day is what makes the job so worthwhile.

“It gives you something to get up for in the morning, you look forward to it and it’s the satisfaction and happiness from the children when they say thank you and have a nice day that makes it so great,” she said.

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