Callaghan College Waratah Campus

Collaborating to empower learners

Telephone02 4968 1939

Emailwaratah-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Location and transport

Our school is located on Turton Road in Waratah NSW.

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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. We recommend Young St, Harris St, or the back of the school near Waratah Park as the best drop off and pick up locations.
  • being a good role model
  • never calling your child from across the road
  • using the safest place to cross the road.

For independent travellers

If you are catching the bus or train to school, apply for a school Opal card before you start. Go to The School Student Transport Scheme to apply for an Opal Card or phone 131500.

Obey transport rules and our public transport code of conduct and present as a positive Callaghan College citizen.

Have an emergency plan if transport is disrupted or delayed.

Remember home and parent phone numbers (mobile phones can get lost).

If catching the train, please walk between the station and school grounds via the pathway through Waratah Park 

If coming by car, drop off and pick up locations are Young or Harris Street, or the back of the school near Waratah Park. 

Bikes, scooters and skateboards must be secured in the bicycle lock up near the Science Staffroom (bring your own chain and padlock). No riding on school grounds. 

Parents and carers, we encourage you to talk about safe travel with your high-school-aged child including:

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.

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