Galungara Public School

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Telephone9852 6000

Emailgalungara-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Location and transport

Find out about our location and transport details to make getting to school safe and easy.

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Our school is located at:

95 Farmland Drive

Schofields NSW 2762

 

2022 school travel applications are now open with applications for student travel in 2022 opening on Tuesday 12 October 2021.

Students who need a School Opal card or travel pass for 2022 can apply now. A new application will need to be submitted if they are applying for a school travel pass for the first time, or if they are requesting an additional travel entitlement as a result of a new shared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody).

Students who change address, school, campus location, or who have repeated a year or received an expiry notification from Transport for NSW for their school travel entitlement should renew or update their details before the end of term 4. This will ensure that schools can endorse applications and current entitlements are updated and remain valid. School Opal card holders will have the changes applied to their existing card.

If a student’s distance eligibility has changed based on their grade the system will automatically update their entitlement if they meet the new criteria. If they do not meet the new eligibility criteria, they will receive an expiry notification via email.

Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition that is due to expire will receive a notification advising them to re-apply.

Term Bus Pass holders will receive a notification to re-apply.

Students in the Opal network applying for an Opal card (including a Term Bus Pass) for the first time will receive their Student Opal card at their nominated postal address. Cards will be mailed out from January 2022.

School Student Transport Scheme site change

On 1 October 2021 the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) information and application portal was moved to transportnsw.info. Access to the School Portal will also be via transportnsw.info. To navigate to the School Portal from the home page click Tickets and Opal, then School students, then scroll down to Information for school staff and select School portal

Travel from Term 1 2022

We ask that parents plan ahead and make sure their child knows which service/s to use and has a valid ticket to travel; either a School Opal card or Child/Youth Opal card (within Greater Sydney) or a School Travel Pass (outside Greater Sydney), from the start of the school year.

Applications for the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) open at the start of Term 4 2021 for travel in 2022, so parents/students can apply or update details early and be ready for the start of the new school year.

Most students using the Opal network will not need a new Opal card and can continue travelling on their existing card each year.

The start of the year is a difficult period for local bus operators, and students travelling without a valid ticket make service planning and operations increasingly difficult.

We recognise that for some families last minute changes to school enrolments mean they may not have a School Opal card or Travel Pass for the start of term. In the Opal network, we strongly encourage these families to have their children travel on a Child/Youth Opal card until they receive their valid School Opal card. If outside Greater Sydney, parents should contact their local bus operator to discuss their travel needs.

Bus operators are flexible and understanding, particularly at the start of the school year, and will ensure students can travel safely to and from school. But to best support our operators we encourage all students to have a valid ticket, as early as possible, from the start of the school year.

Please also remember that students using Opal cards must tap on and tap off in line with the Student code of conduct and Opal terms of use.

School Transport Plan

The School Travel Plan was developed with focused and specific actions in order to increase the amount of safe active travel for students attending Galungara Public School. Informed by analytics of the student catchment data, the School Travel Plan, is aimed at shaping active travel behaviours. By encouraging and promoting active travel, Galungara Public School is hoping to become an exemplar school for active transport. 

Vision and Mode Share Targets for Students.

The transport choices that students to Galungara Public School include walking, cycling or using buses or the car. 

Choosing what kind of transport mode is right for your child likely depends on your child’s age and the distance of your home from Galungara Public School. 

The following travel mode share targets have been developed as part of the school’s travel plan to support the development of the school. 

These targets reflect the available transport facilities near Galungara Public School as well as the travel behaviours of similar primary schools in the Sydney Metropolitan Area. 

For additional information;

School Bus Timetable

Travel Access Guide

School Zones Offences

For parents and carers of younger children

Discuss with your child how to be safe when:

Also talk about and practise:

  • safe travel routes
  • plans for when unexpected things happen
  • what to do in wet weather.

Subsidised school travel

Transport for NSW provides subsidies to assist school students.

  • The School Student Transport Scheme provides eligible students with free or subsidised travel on public transport between home and school.
  • The School Drive Subsidy may help towards the costs of driving children to school if you live in an area where there is no public transport.

  • https://www.busways.com.au/ Provides information in regards to - School and route travel advice. This link enables our community to search schools bus timetables, maps as well as organise a trip planner.