Travel by car
For students travelling by personal transport the School has a parent kiss and drop zone inside the school grounds as well as ample car parking space.
Travel by bus
Calderwood Christian School students can travel to and from the School by bus.
There are several bus companies servicing the school, as follows:
Kiama Coaches – Southern Illawarra
What is the School Opal Card?
The School Opal card gives eligible school students free travel on public transport between home and school on trains, buses and ferries within the Opal network. The School Opal card replaces the old paper School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) travel passes.
Who can apply?
Students need to live a minimum distance from their school to be eligible for a School Opal card, as follows:
- Years K-2 (Infants)
There’s no minimum distance.
- Years 3-6 (Primary)
1.6km straight line distance or 2.3km walking or further.
- Years 7-12 (Secondary)
2.0km straight line distance or 2.9km walking or further.
Who needs to apply?
Many students will receive a School Opal card automatically. It will be sent to their school at the start of the 2016 school year.
However, you will need to apply if:
- Applying for a school travel pass for the first time
- Enrolling in Kindergarten
- Progressing from Year 2 to Year 3
- Progressing from Year 6 to Year 7
- Changing name, school and/or address
- Requesting an additional pass, as a result of a new shared parental responsibility situation
Applications 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
How to apply?
Complete the application form
Print, sign and date the completed application and submit it to your school for endorsement.
Your school sends the endorsed application to Transport for NSW. Once approved, the School Opal card will be sent to the home address you provided in the application.
Note: Parents must apply for students aged 15 and under. Students must apply if aged 16 and over.
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.