Your classes begin at 8:05 am each morning and finish at 2.50pm. A bus service will shuttle you to and from Maitland Train station at the start and end of each day.
School Opal card
The School Opal card gives eligible school students free or subsidised travel on public transport between home and school on trains, buses, ferries and light rail in the Opal network.
Already have a School Opal card? Keep it for next year
Don’t throw out this year’s School Opal card because eligible cards will be automatically updated for the new school year.
Don’t forget a Child/Youth Opal card
It’s important to remember that the School Opal card is only for travel to and from school on school days and doesn’t cover travel to After School Care, school excursions, sport and other activities away from school, so it’s a good idea to get a Child/Youth Opal card for personal travel.
Applying for a School Opal card
To apply for a School Opal card, you will need to live a minimum distance from your school to be eligible:
Years K-2 (Infants)
No minimum distance.
Years 3-6 (Primary)
1.6km straight line distance or 2.3km walking or further.
Years 7-12 (Secondary)
2km straight line distance or 2.9km walking or further.
Who needs to apply?
You will only need to make a new application if:
- Applying for a School Opal card for the first time
- Enrolling in Kindergarten
- Requesting an additional pass as a result of a new shared parental responsibility (joint custody) situation.
If you do need to apply, the application must be made by a parent or legal guardian if you are under 16 years of age. If you are 16 years or older you need to complete and sign the application form yourself. Applications are subject to eligibility criteria.
You will need to update your application if you have a current School Opal card and:
- Your circumstances change, e.g. change of school, home address or school year outside of the usual progression.
Transport operators will allow a grace period at the start of the new school year to give time for you to receive your School Opal card.
How to apply
There are two different application forms – one to apply for a new School Opal card and one to update your details, for example changing schools, your address or your name.
Choose the one below that applies to you:
- If you’re applying for a new School Opal card complete this application form
- If your details have changed complete this application to update form
The school endorses your application. You will be advised if you need to do anything further when you have completed your online application.
Transport for NSW then processes the application. Once approved, the School Opal card will be sent to the home address you provided in the application.
Remember: Parents must apply for students aged 15 and under. Students must apply if aged 16 and over.
All enquiries regarding transport (bus, train, concessions and private transport), forms and passes should be made to the College Office.
Student parking is generally limited at the College. To help overcome this it is suggested that you consider car pooling where possible. If you intend to transport passengers, the passengers must supply the College with evidence (in writing) from their parents/carers granting permission for this arrangement. Student parking privileges may be withdrawn if you do not follow the speed limit and direction of travel signs. Privileges may also be withdrawn if you repeatedly fail to park correctly in the marked parking spaces
Generally you are encouraged to utilise public transport.
The College hours are aligned with the CityRail timetable.
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