School Crossing Supervisor of the Year!


Congratulations to Judy Hughes who won the School Crossing Supervisor of the Year award at a ceremony held on Friday, 13 July.

Two school crossing supervisors from Bass Coast were nominated for the award: Judy Hughes from Inverloch school crossing and Shirley Fleisner from Newhaven school crossing.

Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, explained that Judy and Shirley were nominated in the region 4 category which includes Knox, Cardinia, Latrobe, Baw Baw, Wellington, Toowong, Dandenong, Yarra Ranges, Bass Coast, West Gippsland and South Gippsland.

“It’s wonderful to see our crossing supervisors recognised for the important work they do,” Cr Rothfield said.

“Supervisors are nominated by the public and must demonstrate the following attributes: professional demeanour, knowledge of the road rules relating to school crossings, presentation, customer satisfaction, attendance and punctuality.”

Judy’s nomination included many comments from the school and students, with many children saying Judy ‘makes their day’.

“Judy is an excellent example of someone going above and beyond to contribute to their community. Her job is to ensure children safely cross the road. However, like many crossing supervisors in our Shire, Judy also ensures students cross the road with a smile and positive attitude.”

“She knows many students by name and is active in the school community, I wish her heartfelt congratulations on her nomination and award,” Cr Rothfield said.