The Ferncourt Public School in Marrickville is kicking goals.

The school's campaign to improve safety around the school has had a big win with the hiring of a new crossing supervisor for the Premier Street crossing. It is a huge relief for the hardworking teachers and parents who have had to act as traffic cops around the school. The pedestrian supervisor will make the journey to and from school much safer.

It has been one of the key issues in my recent Summer Hill school safety survey. I thank the school executive, the Ferncourt P&C and all the local parents and residents for taking the time to contribute.

I am also very pleased to have learned today that the school community's requests for a security fence has been approved by the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning and that work will begin very shortly.

The school is going from strength to strength partly owing to the fantastic work of the school's new principal, Rebecca Hollands. Rebecca is passionate advocate for public education. I know that the school will continue to grow as a part of that really strong and important community in Marrickville.