Find out about our location and transport details to make getting to school safe and easy.
Our school is located at:
403 Galston Road
Galston NSW, 2159
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.
Is your child catching the bus to and from Galston High School? Many of our students utilise the bus as transportation to and from school. At the end of the day, the buses arrive and leave quickly. Often there is only a 3 minute turnaround. Therefore it is important that students know the number of the buses they catch to and from school.
The principal, deputies and head teachers are supervising students each afternoon in the bus bay. A PA (public address) system is used to announce the bus numbers as they arrive in the bus bay and on Galston Road. It is important that students are paying attention to these announcements to ensure that they catch their bus.
To assist with this, websites have been provided for students, their parents and care providers to determine the correct bus that should be caught.
To plan transport/travel route
Subsidised school travel and Opal cards
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.
It should be noted that Galston High School cannot apply for Opal cards for students. Parents/carers are the only persons that can do this for students until they are 16. After the age of 16, students can apply for themselves.
An important requirement of School Opal is the need for students to 'Tap On and Tap Off' when students travel to and from school. Opal data gathered by 'tapping on and off' is used to determine demand, and then the supply for bus services to our school.
If students do not "Tap on" and Tap off, services to our school may be cancelled or reduced due to the lack of recorded patronage. With this in mind, we ask for your assistance in reminding students that "tapping on and off" at the beginning and end of each trip is one of the conditions of using a School Opal card. This helps ensure buses will be able to provide the appropriate level of service to students.
Boarding checks of School Opal cards will occur over the coming months. Students without an Opal Card will be given a brochure to take home identifying how they can get an Opal Card.
For information in regards to the eligibility of your child to the School Student Transport Scheme, and how to apply for an Opal card, or replace a lost Opal card, please refer to https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/schoolTravelPasses#
Please note, if your child is not eligible for the School Student Transport Scheme, they are required to have child/youth Opal card to support their travel on the bus to and from school.
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.