Ryde Public School

Life long learning

Telephone02 9809 3181

Emailryde-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.

Our school is located at:

Pope Street
Ryde NSW 2112

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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.

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.

Drop off and pick up procedures

Ryde Public School has a bus bay that is used of a morning and afternoon for the drop off and pick up of students. If you are using this area please consider the safety of all the students over your own convenience.

Safety tips for drivers 

  • Always drop-off or pick-up your child from the designated area, following the school's procedures.
  • Drivers should remain in their vehicles at all times in the ‘Drop-off and Pick-up' area.
  • Make sure children use the footpath-side door when getting in and out of a car.
  • Make sure the hand brake is applied when the vehicle is stationary.
  • Never double park.
  • Never park across a pedestrian crossing.
  • Never undertake a U-turn in close proximity to the school.

Safety tips for students

  • Stay buckled up until the vehicle has stopped in the ‘Drop-off and Pick-up' area.
  • Make sure your school bag and other items are in a safe position, such as on the floor.
  • Be ready to get out of the car with your belongings when the car has stopped and you have unbuckled your seatbelt.
  • Always get in and out of the backseat of the vehicle through the safety door – the rear footpath-side door.

Download and view our 'Safe School Travel' guide for more information: Safe school travel (PDF 1304KB)