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Glen Innes High School

Glen Innes High School

Respect, Responsibility, Diligence

Telephone02 6732 1322

Location and transport

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

Our school is located at:

25 Edward Street
Glen Innes NSW 2370

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Use of private motor vehicles by students

Travel to and from school

Students who are licensed drivers are free to drive to and from school.  This a matter for them, their parents and the owner of the vehicle.

The school and the Department of Education are not responsible for drivers or passengers travelling to and from school or to activities not arranged by the school.

Students use of private vehicles on school activities

The preferred method of conveying students on school activities is by hired buses or public transport.

It is recognised that on some activities, such as those involving only a small number of students, it may be appropriate to allow the use of private vehicles.

The practice of allowing students to use private motor vehicles to transport themselves or other students to certain venues is a significant concession and is a variance with normal procedures.

It follows, therefore, that if the practice is to be allowed it must be on conditions strictly supervised by the school.

The Principal can revoke the concession at any time.  If the privilege is abused, approval is to be withdrawn immediately.

Before any student is allowed to drive a private motor vehicle for the above purpose, the Principal must be satisfied that:

  • the student is a licensed driver;
  • written parental consent or a Permission to Drive Form for the driver and passengers for the particular journey or series of journeys is submitted to the school;
  • the vehicle is: currently registered and covered by current comprehensive and/or Third Party Property Insurance;
  • the driver of the vehicle and passengers than are provided for by fitted seat belts.

Under no circumstances will any reimbursement be made to students who use their vehicles on school activities by either the Department of Education or the school.

It should be noted that drivers who use their cars for hire or reward may invalidate their insurance cover.   Students should therefore be advised not to charge passengers a fare.  Cost sharing arrangements are, however, generally acceptable but each driver should seek advice from his/her insurance company. 

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.

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.