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
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.
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.
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.