Our school is located at:
Middle School Campus | 192 Pacific Highway CROWS NEST NSW 2065
Senior Campus | 149 West St CROWS NEST NSW 2065
School Travel 2022
2022 school travel applications are now open
Students who need a School Opal card or travel pass for 2022 can apply now.
A new application will need to be submitted if you are applying for a school travel pass for the first time, or if you are requesting an additional travel entitlement as a result of a new shared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody).
Students who change address, school, campus location, or who have repeated a year or received an expiry notification from Transport for NSW for their school travel entitlement should renew or update their details before the end of term 4. This will ensure that schools can endorse applications and current entitlements are updated and remain valid. School Opal card holders will have the changes applied to their existing card.
If a student’s distance eligibility has changed based on their grade the system will automatically update their entitlement if they meet the new criteria. If they do not meet the new eligibility criteria, they will receive an expiry notification via email.
Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition that is due to expire will receive a notification advising them to re-apply.
Term Bus Pass holders will receive a notification to re-apply.
Students applying for an Opal card (including a Term Bus Pass) for the first time will receive their Student Opal card at their nominated postal address. Cards will be mailed out from January 2022.
School Student Transport Scheme site change
On 1 October 2021 the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) information and application portal was moved to transportnsw.info. This will assist families to find all their travel information in the one place.
Travel from Term 1 2022
Transport NSW ask that parents plan ahead and make sure their child knows which service/s to use and has a valid ticket to travel; either a School Opal card or Child/Youth Opal card from the start of the school year.
Applications for the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) open at the start of Term 4 2021 for travel in 2022, so parents / students can apply or update details early and be ready for the start of the new school year.
Most students using the Opal network will not need a new Opal card and can continue travelling on their existing card each year.
The start of the year is a difficult period for local bus operators, and students travelling without a valid ticket make service planning and operations increasingly difficult.
We recognise that for some families last minute changes to school enrolments mean they may not have a School Opal card or Travel Pass for the start of term. In the Opal network, we strongly encourage these families to have their children travel on a Child/Youth Opal card until they receive their valid School Opal card. If outside Greater Sydney, parents should contact their local bus operator to discuss their travel needs.
Bus operators are flexible and understanding, particularly at the start of the school year, and will ensure students can travel safely to and from school. But to best support our operators we encourage all students to have a valid ticket, as early as possible, from the start of the school year.
Getting to school safely
Did you know that most students in NSW travel to school by car even though they live less than two kilometres from their school? Are you one of them? If so, think about switching it up. There are many benefits to cycling, walking or using public transport as alternatives.
Enabling students to travel to and from school safely is our priority. As a parent or carer, you are responsible for how your child gets to and from school. 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.
Bicycle / Scooter / Skateboard
Students are encouraged to take care when riding bikes, scooters or skateboards to and from school, especially along the main roads.
Parents have a special role in relation to bicycle safety. It is vital that parents make sure that the bicycles their children ride are road worthy and that the children are provided with approved safety helmets.
Students must not ride their bikes, scooters or skateboards on school grounds and need to lock their bikes and scooters in the racks provided if they wish to ride to school.
Please remember that there is no parking available on school grounds and clearway conditions are applicable from 3pm.
It is very important that the school's good reputation is maintained and that, at all times, Cammeraygal students travelling on public transport should display proper conduct in the interest of safety and the comfort of other travellers.
The School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) gives eligible students free or subsidised travel between home and school on the approved train, bus or ferry services. Transport for NSW issues School Opal cards to students elegible for travel under the scheme via an online application process.
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.