Of the 500 children at the school, 68 per cent were coming bycar, creating gridlock morning and afternoon. The council, fearinga child would be hurt or killed by an exasperated driver, asked theschool to close a bay where up to 30 cars queued each morning.
"It was a very unpopular decision with parents," Johansen says."I was quite worried, because I felt it might (hurt) enrolments ifparents thought our school was difficult to get to."
The enterprising principal turned a negative into a positive.