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Griffith East Public School

Griffith East Public School

Excellence, Innovation and Inclusion

Telephone02 6962 1804

Location and transport

Find out about our location and transport details to make getting to school safe and easy.

Our school is located at:

141 Wakaden Street
Griffith NSW 2680

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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 when:

Also talk about and practise:

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

Bicycles and scooters

Bike racks are provided beside B Block for students who wish to ride their bike or scooter to school. The school cannot accept any responsibility for bikes/scooters while they are left at school. A lock and chain system is recommended to be used by students to secure their bike/scooter. Students must not ride their bike/scooter in the school grounds. By law, students who ride their bicycles and scooters to school must wear a helmet.


  • All Kindergarten - Year 2 students are eligible for free bus travel from home to school. 
  • Year 3 - Year 6 students must live 1.6 km from the school to obtain a bus pass. 

Eligibility is determined by a map held by the bus companies. Bus pass applications  are available online or if you don’t have internet access forms are available from the school office or bus companies

Bus passes should be used by regular travellers only. Bus fares should be paid to the driver for those travelling occasionally.

Parents must pay for replacement bus passes. They are only available from the bus companies who issued the pass. They are not available at the school.

Students travelling home on buses are supervised by teachers until the last bus has left.

If a student’s behaviour on buses is unacceptable, their bus pass can be suspended for specified periods of time. A Code of Conduct has been produced by the Road and maritime services (RMS).Children who violate the Code may have their right to travel on the bus cancelled. 

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.

Road safety

Parents should observe NO PARKING signs in Wakaden Street and McKenzie Place during school hours when collecting children in the afternoon.  Children should be picked up at the gate in Speirs Street near the Ex-Servicemens’ Oval to reduce congestion.   Dangerous situations have arisen when cars and buses converge at 3.25 pm in the afternoon.  Special sections have been set aside as Bus Zones in Wakaden Street.  Parents of infant children, K-2, are advised to park in Speirs Street adjacent to the Ex-Servicemens’ northern Oval.

Exit from school is via:

  • A pedestrian crossing in Speirs Street
  • A pedestrian crossing in McKenzie Place
  • Bus Zones in Wakaden Street

Pedestrian Crossing flags are placed on poles each morning then returned after 9.15am bell, then repeated at 3.00pm and 3.40pm

Be sure your child knows the safety rules for our busy streets.  SHOW YOUR CHILD how to safely cross the street

Below are the safety rules to teach your child.

  • Look both ways before you cross the street
  • If there are white lines, cross between them
  • Walk quickly across the street - DO NOT RUN
  • Take special care when you get off a bus
  • Don’t step out from behind parked cars or buses
  • Play your games in a safe place, away from the street
  • Ride your bike safely; obey all signs and signals
  • Where there is no footpath, walk on the right hand side of the street facing the traffic

WARN YOUR CHILD against loitering on the way home, visiting friends without permission or going anywhere with strangers.

School Zone Traffic and Parking Rules