About Transport, Traffic & Road Safety Working Group
We have a great school!
In 2019, our school ranked in the top 100 NSW public High Schools (87th).
This great achievement and the recent movement of population to the North Shore is reflected in the recent surge in enrolments at St Ives High School (SIHS).
This has put a high degree of stress on current transport arrangements, in particular, the shared School Bus service with Killara High School (N.B. The first bus service which runs from SIHS to Gordon Station in the afternoon).
We are also seeing a corresponding rise in traffic congestion in the area around the school.
Our School Catchment Area
The St Ives High School Catchment Area is unique in that it includes the local St Ives Area plus Hornsby and suburbs north of Hornsby as far as Mount Ku-Ring-Gai. Nearly 50% of our total student population currently resides outside the St Ives Catchment which means they rely on public transport to get to and from school.
Who Else Have We Reached Out To?
We are reaching out to our ‘feeder’ primary schools in both the Northern Draw and St Ives Draw. We want to know what their student transport and traffic concerns are.
We will use the feedback from the survey to lobby for improved services and work with Ku-ring-gai Council Traffic Officer to develop a student transport and travel plan for the St Ives High and St Ives Primary
We have reached out to Killara High School with whom we share the first afternoon bus service to Gordon Station. This shared bus service currently starts at Killara High, which can mean that it is very often late to pick up SIHS students in time for the first through Berowra train from Gordon (15:45).