New school crossing supervisor role to soon open for Hinton Public School

Hinton Public School
Hinton Public School

A crossing supervisor position will soon be open for applications after one of the Port's small rural schools was included in a state government funding announcement made on Monday.

Hinton Public School is one of 98 across NSW that will receive a new school crossing supervisor through a $18.5 million state government commitment to improve student safety.

"The new supervisor will monitor children at the crossing on Paterson Street, Hinton as they walk to and from school," Catherine Cusack, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, said.

"We look forward to welcoming our new school crossing supervisor over the coming months as they join about 1300 others across the state helping to keep primary school students safe.

"Recruitment for this position will open shortly. I strongly encourage dedicated people interested in serving their community to apply."

In January 2019, the NSW Government announced it would fund the expansion of school crossing supervisors to 300 primary schools across the state.

Paul Toole, NSW's acting deputy premier and the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, said this expansion was to see more students "safely cross the road on their way to and from school".

"I'm pleased that of the 98 new positions, 38 of them will be in regional schools, including at ones that haven't had a crossing supervisor before," he said.

"Our school crossing supervisors are part of a suite of measures to keep kids safe, including reduced speed limits in school zones, high-visibility safety treatments like signs, "dragon's teeth" road markings and flashing lights."

Most school zones are in effect from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm and 4pm.

Once the 98 crossing guards positions are filled, it will take the total of NSW's school crossing supervisors to 267.

Once open, the crossing guard positions will be available to apply for via iworkfor.nsw.gov.au.