Newcastle Junior School

A community of schools – potential, determination, achievement

Telephone02 4943 3479

Emailnewcastlej-s.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Location and transport

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

Our school is located at:

Getting to and from school safely

As a parent or carer, it’s your responsibility to get your child to and from school safely. Student safety is our priority.

Keep our school community safe by:

  • driving and parking safely, even if it means parking further away and walking the rest of the way to school
  • being a good role model
  • never calling your child from across the road
  • using the safest place to cross the road.

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.

64 Hillsborough Road
Hillsborough NSW 2290

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Students with disability who are unable to travel to and from school under the Transport for NSW's School Student Transport Scheme may be eligible for transport assistance under the Department of Education and Communities' Assisted School Travel Program (ASTP).

To be eligible to apply for ASTP a student must be:

  • assessed as having an identified disability according to the Department of Education and Communities' Disability Criteria May 2003 and
  • a NSW resident and enrolled in the closest appropriate NSW government or non-government school and
  • enrolled in a special school or support class or an early intervention program or require high level assistance for mobility purposes if enrolled in mainstream and
  • assessed as unable to travel independently. 

In addition, a student must have parents and or carers who are unable to provide transport to and from school either fully or in part.

For further information and applications forms please visit Assisted School Travel