At Dapto Public School, children over 10 years of age must apply for a school bike license to ride their bicycles to school. For children younger than 10 years of age, they can apply for a 'Supervised' bike license, and must be accompanied by an adult when riding to 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.
All students in Infants are eligible for free bus travel to and from school. Primary students are eligible for free bus travel if the distance travelled to school is greater than 1.6km. School Opal Cards must be shown to the bus driver. Students are to TAP ON at the reader on the bus as they board and TAP OFF at the reader as they alight.
If a student’s School Opal Card is lost or stolen they are to ring Transport for NSW on 131500 and request a replacement. This can take up to two weeks - while waiting for the replacement card, the student should use a Child/Youth Opal Card or pay a fare.
When travelling on buses, students must observe the NSW Department of Transport Code of Conduct to protect their own safety, and the safety and comfort of other students. A copy of the Code of Conduct is available from the school office.
School Opal Cards may be withdrawn as a result of poor behaviour. The school appoints senior students as bus monitors. Their role is to assist the bus driver in keeping everyone safe. Monitors report any incidents of inappropriate behaviour to the Deputy Principals.