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Soldiers' Settlement Public School P-6

Soldiers' Settlement Public School P-6

Respect, Responsibility, Learning and Safety

Telephone02 9311 1175

Location and transport

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

Our school is located at:

29-39 Menin Road
Matraville NSW 2036

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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.

For parents and carers of younger children

Discuss with your child how to be safe when:

Also talk about and practise:

  • safe travel routes
  • plans for when unexpected things happen
  • what to do in wet weather.

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.

Road Safety at Matraville Soldiers’ Settlement Public School

Matraville Soldiers’ Settlement Public School welcomes careful road users. The streets that form the perimeter around the school can become very busy just before and just after school. Collectively, motor vehicles, bicycles, scooters and pedestrian traffic create a potentially dangerous road area.

We ask that all our road users obey the rules of the road and exercise courtesy and caution at all times. For more information about safety in school zones take a look at Safety Town for families.

Map of School Gates

Drop Off and Pick Up

The Drop Off and Pick up zone is located on Menin Road. It follows the rules of a No Parking zone, vehicles can only remain for 2 minutes and the driver must remain within 3 metres of the vehicle.

Please ensure that when students leave a vehicle, they must do so on the kerb side via the safety door.

Drop off and Pick Up - Menin Road

Safety Door

Please do not encourage students to cross the road by calling them or beeping your horn. Always hold you children’s hand when crossing the road.

Kiss and Go Zone

Walking to school safely

Morning drop off

There are two pedestrian access gates on Menin Road, the ramp gate is used as an entry for all to the school every morning till 9am. After 9am this gate is closed to ensure that all students are safe in the school zone.

The main gate to the school on Menin Road is accessible from 9am for students and families who arrive late.

Finucane Reserve on Finucane Crescent is also open every morning till 9am for access to the school.

Afternoon pick up

Kindergarten students can be collected from the ramp gate on Menin Rd at 3pm.

Year 1 and 2 students can be collected from the main school gate on Menin Rd at 3pm.

Years 3-6 plus siblings can be collected from Finucane Reserve gate.

Pre School

Preschool families enter through the preschool gate located on Lawson Street from 9am and are collected from the same gate by 3pm.


There is an additional gate for before and after school care, located on Lawson Street at the school hall.

Bikes and Scooters

Students are required to read and sign a rider's agreement with their families before riding to school. You can find our school's bike and scooter agreement here.

Students must wear an Australian Standards fitting helmet and dismount from their bicycle or scooter when crossing a road. Students must not ride their bicycle or scooter in school grounds. Bicycles and scooters must be stored in the bicycle racks at the school. Students can provide their own lock.

One bike and scooter rack is close to the main gate on Menin Road and the other is close to the Finucane Reserve gate entrance.

Driveways and Parking

Around our school we have narrow and busy streets. Please ensure you park close to the kerb and avoid parking across residential driveways or double parking. Only park in legitimate on-street parking. A driver must not make a u-turn or perform a 3-point turn on a road in a school zone during the times indicated on the school zone sign on a road, or the road, into the zone. 

Driveways and Parking

When walking with your child, please scan driveways for vehicles. Only staff are permitted to access the staff car park. Please make sure that you do not walk or drive in this car park.