In response to growing demand, St Philip’s Christian College Port Stephens will run a bus direct from Medowie to Salamander Bay commencing Term 3, 2017.
The journey will take approximately 25 minutes and will enable the students of Medowie to access the leading school on the Tomaree peninsula.
To share the news, the school is holding an information evening at Pacific Dunes on Thursday, June 1, from 7pm to 8pm.
“It will take place in The Greenhouse at Pacific Dunes and will be an opportunity for parents to speak directly with the Principal and other key staff about not only the new bus route, but also our approach to education at St Philip’s Christian College,” a school spokesperson said.
The lack of a direct bus route to Salamander Bay has been a real barrier for potential students at Medowie. It is currently a journey that involves multiple bus swaps and takes over an hour.
From Term 3 onwards, St Philip’s Christian College will provide its own 24-seater bus with a dedicated driver.
“The school hopes that if demand is strong enough in terms of enrolments, it will attract government support and enable a more comprehensive service in future,” the spokesperson said.
St Philip’s Christian College provides a “whole of life” approach to education and has grown rapidly since establishment in 1995.
In 2017, the school provides continuity of education from kindergarten to Year 12 with approximately 750 enrolled.
Impressive academic results in recent years in the HSC and NAPLAN are matched with learning opportunities outside the classroom.
Travel overseas to expand horizons as well as participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme are just some of the features of school life at St Philip’s Christian College.
A music program offers students from Years 3 to 6 the opportunity to learn a musical instrument free of charge.
In 2018 the school will commence work on a purpose-built $7.5million senior precinct designed to meet the needs of the 21st century student.
A warm invitation is extended to all to attend the information night on June 1.