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Marsden High School

Marsden High School

Telephone02 9874 6544

Location and transport

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

Travel Access Guide

Please refer to the travel access guide (16MB) for information on how to get to and from Marsden High School's new location. 

Our school is located at:

8 Rhodes St
Meadowbank NSW 2114

You can pre-plan your trip to and from school by using Trip Planner on the Transport for NSW website.

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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.


Pedestrian safety at Marsden High School

The beginning and end of the school day are busy times for pedestrians and vehicles around Marsden High School.

To assist with keeping our students safe, they must enter and exit the school grounds using Gate 7. The Rhodes St driveway entrances are for vehicles only.

When walking to school from Meadowbank Station, students are to walk via Constitution Ave, onto See St and then via Macpherson St. When walking to and from Victoria Rd, students are encouraged not to use Hermitage Rd until the footpath is constructed by mid 2023.


Drop off and pick up areas at Marsden HS

1.       Kiss and Ride zones

There is a ‘Kiss and Ride’ zone located on Rhodes Street.

Kiss and Ride Zones are designed for your convenience and for student safety.

Designed for quick entry and exit, these zones minimise congestion and risk when used properly by all parents and carers.

These zones operate under the same conditions as ‘No Parking’ zones, which means you may stop to drop off or pick up students for a maximum of 2 minutes.

Drivers are required to remain in, or within 3 metres of, their vehicle.

If no spaces are available, you cannot queue on the roadway or in any other zones while waiting for a space. You will need to drive away and park elsewhere, only returning when there is a space to pull up.


2.       Parking areas

The beginning and end of the school day are busy times for pedestrians and vehicles around the Meadowbank Education Precinct.

Park safely and legally, even if it means walking further to and from the school gate.

Never park in or near a bus stop or bus zone and do not drop students off in the bus zones. Ryde Council rangers will regularly monitor the bus zones as these are ‘No Stopping’ zones.


Bus safety at Marden HS

The school bus stop for Marsden students is located on Macpherson Street. To assist with keeping our students safe, a member of the School Executive is on bus duty in the afternoon.

  • When waiting for a bus on Macpherson St, students must wait along the railings and allow for pedestrian traffic.
  • The executive on duty will announce the bus numbers as they arrive, encouraging students to move towards the bus.
  • Students are only to move to the curb when directed. This will occur when the bus has come to a standstill.
  • When getting off the bus, students are asked to wait until the bus has gone, then choose a safe place to cross the road.

 For buses travelling along Victoria Road, the preferred bus stop for Marsden students is near the corner of Victoria Road and Bowden Street. This is the safest place and has the best facilities. Students are not to use the bus stop on Victoria Road near Forsyth Street.


Bicycle and scooter safety at Marsden HS

Students who ride a bike or scooter to school are expected to be safe riders by:

  • wearing a correctly fitted bicycle helmet – it’s the law
  • watching out for cars entering or leaving driveways
  • giving pedestrians right of way on footpaths
  • using Gate 3 to enter and exit the school
  • walk bikes and scooters within school grounds.
  • storing and locking their bike in the racks provided in the bike storage area.


On-site Parking

Only staff and approved contractors may park on the school site. On arrival, visitors in vehicles requiring access to the car park must contact Reception.