There are a number of ways to travel to and from the College. To minimise congestion in the College car park, we encourage a number of transport options.
There is an extensive pathway network linking all of Peregian Springs to St Andrew’s. The local pathways are detailed in the Sunshine Coast Local Travel Maps, which can be obtained from the Administration Office or Sunshine Coast Council on 5475 7272. To increase safety and surveillance in the school vicinity, please ensure that your children are always accompanied by a responsible adult when walking or cycling to school. There is a footbridge from the beaches across Sunshine Motorway at Havana Rd West.
Alternatively, why not Park and Ride and Park and Walk. Suggested Park & Walk locations are Peregian Springs Shopping Centre, Peregian Springs Country Club or Benchmark Café at Peregian Springs. Park & Walk from The Avenue Park at Peregian Springs, Coolum RSL, or Peregian Beach Surf Club.
You can view the Park & Walk Map here
You can view the Park & Ride Map here
There is a large bicycle parking area for bicycles which is accessible from the main entrance. Please ensure that your children wear a bicycle helmet when riding to school, and lock their bikes at all times.
A Bus Route Summary is available here.
Department of Transport & Main Roads offers a School Transport Assistance Scheme (STAS) to provide assistance with school transport costs for eligible families. For information relating to the School Transport Assistance Scheme please contact Department of Transport & Main Roads on 5477 8400 or visit their website.
Students attending non-state schools may be eligible for assistance under the Non-Government Schools Transport Assistance Scheme. Further information is available by calling the Scheme on 3336 9192 or by visiting their website.
If your children are utilising the bus services provided, please ensure that they are familiar with the code of conduct. More information relating to the code of conduct can be found on the Department of Transport & Main Roads website.
Carpooling is a great option for those families who have no alternative to driving to school, and has many benefits. You can save time, share the cost of fuel and maintenance, and you don’t have to compete for a parking spot every day.
Please note that carpooling is not encouraged as an alternative to walking, cycling or catching the bus where these options are available to you. For those families who have no alternative to driving to school, we encourage you to take another child or children with you if you can. This will improve the safety of the school precinct for your children.
Please register your interest in sharing the driving or providing a ride for another student on the St Andrew’s Carpool Register. Please contact Sam Pearson firstname.lastname@example.org.
The top College car park can be accessed from either the eastern or western school entry points. There is parking for parents with Prep children adjacent to the main administration block.
A drop-off area is located within the school campus at the top carpark, and at the western side of the campus. In order to keep this area free of congestion, we ask that you remain in your vehicle when dropping off your children, and utilise college car parks where additional time is required.
In the interests of safety, we ask that you do not stop on Peregian Springs Drive to drop your children off to school. Please park your car in a legal allocated car park and walk your children to the nearest gate. Please do not drop your children off in the bus bays.
The school crossing is patrolled by College staff from 8:10am to 8:30am and 3:00pm to 3:20pm.
We encourage students to utilise the patrolled school crossings as it is the safest way to cross the road. It is important to cross at these crossings as they regulate local traffic within the school vicinity allowing pedestrians to cross the road safely. Children learn from your example, so please always use school crossings where available.