Riverbank Public School

Learning to live - living to learn

Telephone02 9626 7511

Emailriverbank-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:

25 Wentworth Street

The Ponds NSW 2769

Getting to school safely

Student safety is our priority. We encourage the whole community to be safe travellers on their way to and from school

As a parent or carer, you are responsible for how your child gets to and from school. Where possible, we encourage walking.

Plan ahead by discussing the following with your children:

  • safe travel routes
  • how to share the road safely
  • alternative arrangements for when unexpected things happen.
For more information about safe travel to and from school, visit:

Riding to school

Riding to school is permissible for students in Years 3 to 6. Parents should be confident that their child is capable of handling their bicycle or scooter on roads and that they are aware of the road rules. Students in Kindergarten to Year 2 are only permitted to ride to school if they are accompanied by an adult. Students riding to school:

  • must not ride their bike or scooter in the school grounds. Students need to walk with their bike or scooter until they are beyond the schools boundaries and are not likely to collide with pedestrians.
  • must wear an approved safety helmet.
  • should have a lock and chain to secure their bike or scooter.
  • must store their bike or scooter in the designated rack.
  • should use a roadworthy bike or scooter and obey the road rules. If students fail to observe these conditions, parents or carers will be contacted with a view to withdrawing the right to ride to and from school.

The school accepts no responsibility for the loss or theft of bikes, scooters or helmets. 

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.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible for access to this provision.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.