Bourke-Walgett School of Distance Education

Isolated Yet Educated

Telephone02 6828 1374

Emailwalgett-d.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Location and transport

Getting to school safely

Student safety is our priority. We encourage the whole community to be safe travellers on their way to and from school.

As a parent or carer, you are responsible for how your child gets to and from school. Where possible, we encourage walking.

Plan ahead by discussing the following with your children:

  • safe travel routes
  • how to share the road safely
  • alternative arrangements for when unexpected things happen.

For more information about safe travel to and from school, visit:

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible for access to this provision.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

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

BWSODE is a split sight NSW Public School. Centres are located in Bourke and Walgett.

Parents, supervisors, students and visitors are welcome to visit either or both of our BWSODE centres.

Appointments can be made by contacting the Principal or Assistant Principal or DE class teacher.

Our school is located at:

Warrena Street
Walgett NSW 2832

Green Street
Bourke NSW 2840

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 using the following modes of transport:

You could also have a conversation about:

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

For independent travellers

Use our resources to discuss safe travel to and from school with your high-school-aged child.

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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.