Getting To School
PARENT PICK UP/WALKERS
Parents can pick up students of an afternoon across the road from the Pell Street Crossing. A crossing supervisor directs children safely across the road to parents.
When parking your car, ensure your car is parked in the legal designated car spaces on the side of the road. Please be mindful of our neighbours and do not to park across driveways.
Parents can also pick children up from Ridge Street where teachers walk students safely across the road.
Children are escorted safely across the road where they are either picked up by parents or walk/ride home.
PICK UP AND GO
Parents are able to pick children up from Janet Street where a Pick Up and Go operates. A sign for your car indicating your family name can be ordered from the school office. The rules for the use of this facility are indicated on the back of the family name tag.
CYCLING TO AND FROM SCHOOL
The Department of Motor Transport recommends that children under 9 years of age do not have the capabilities to ride safely in traffic and should avoid taking a bicycle on the road without direct supervision. If your child does ride to school, please ensure he/she wears a helmet and fully understands road rules. During the school day bikes are parked in a designated area, next to the COLA.
There are buses that service the local area of Merewether, Merewether Heights, Cooks Hill and The Junction. Please check with the local Newcastle buses to confirm routes.
Children are responsible for their behaviour whilst travelling on the bus. They must be seated properly and behave in a sensible and responsible manner, not causing concern for the driver or other passengers. Children from Holy Family are to behave in a manner, which does not discredit the school.
To obtain an Opal card, you must apply online via www.transportnsw.info/school-students
Please see the administration office for further information. An Opal card must be shown on boarding the bus. If an Opal card is lost, children are to request a replacement online on the above link. To retain an Opal card, children must abide by the State Transit’s Code of Behaviour. Unacceptable behaviour can result in the confiscation of a card.