Dapto High School

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Location and transport

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

Our school is located at:

Cleveland Road
Dapto NSW 2530

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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.

Drop Off and Pick Up Guidelines

Dapto High School’s location, front of school drive-thru road and surrounding traffic conditions, provide a unique challenge for the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up of students. The following are some guidelines for all community members to follow:

Morning Drop Off

• Students are welcome at school anytime from 8am, with Breakfast Club available most days. Please do not try to drop off at 8.27am for an 8.28am start.

• If getting closer to 8.28am please consider a drop point in the surrounding streets, where students can walk safely into school, rather than driving onto the busy school site.

Afternoon Pick Up

• Our students in the Wollemi Special Education Unit finish their school day at 2.20pm so these students can exit the school safely and calmly. To allow this to happen, we ask parents to only enter the site before 2.30pm if picking up a student in Wollemi.

• If parents need to arrive before 2.30pm please do not enter the driveway or school site. Doing so causes congestion and makes it difficult for other parents, deliveries and staff trying to enter or exit the site.

• Please consider picking students up from a location in the surrounding streets. This will help to disperse traffic and prevent you from sitting in long traffic queues. There are many locations where students can walk safely just a few minutes from the school.

Wet Weather

• If it is raining and your child does not have a jacket or umbrella they will probably get wet. Please do not change plans for wet weather, instead allow your child to walk with an umbrella, catch the bus as normal or get picked up from an adjoining street.

Entering the School Site

• Only enter the school site if it cannot be avoided. The site is becoming overcrowded and dangerous. Encourage your child to take a short walk from/to a nearby street.

• If you must enter the school site, do not queue across driveways, gates, roads or paths and be considerate of other cars and pedestrians.

We are all part of the wonderful Dapto High School community, so please follow these guidelines and work together with patience, kindness and respect to make school drop off and pick up a safe and pleasant experience for all members of our school community.

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.