Bates Drive School

Exceptional learning opportunities for all

Telephone02 9521 6049

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 using the following modes of transport:

You could also have a conversation about:

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

2 Bates Drive
Kareela NSW 2232

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Subsidised school travel

The Assisted School Travel Program (ASTP) provides specialised door-to-door transport assistance for eligible students between their permanent residence and school at no cost to families where parents and carers are unable to provide or arrange transport for their child either fully or in part.

All applications for access to assisted school travel services are assessed in accordance with the program's eligibility criteria based on the individual travel support needs of students. To find out more, and to access an application form, view the Assisted School Travel Program website.

School Drive Subsidy

The School Drive Subsidy is available to NSW residents in areas where there is no public transport, to drive an eligible student all or part of the way to school. The subsidy is only intended to partly offset the cost of using a private vehicle to drive the eligible student and is not intended to cover all costs. Transport for NSW administers the School Drive Subsidy scheme.

The subsidy is for driving school students to school or to the nearest transport pick up point, by car, motorcycle or boat.

The School Drive Subsidy scheme replaces the previous Private Vehicle Conveyance (PVC) Subsidy scheme which is being phased out from 20 December 2016. For more information please visit the School Drive Subsidy website.

Public transport

The School Student Transport Scheme provides eligible students with free or subsidised travel on public transport between home and school.