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Located 4.7km from the Brisbane GPO, in the inner city cluster, Narbethong Special School is a special facility for students with Vision impairment and additional impairments who require a highly adapted and individualised education program. There is no catchment area, each student is assessed on an individual basis.
Due to the specialised eligibility of students at Narbethong, the school draws from all over the greater Brisbane region. Enrolled students, many of whom have specialised health requirements, attend our unique school from the surrounding suburbs of Marsden, Hillcrest, Forest Lake, Rochedale, Mt Gravatt, Holland Park, Carseldine, Bridgeman Downs, Windsor, Salisbury, Samford, Runcorn, Slacks Creek, Wynnum, Wellington Point, Alexandra Hills, Cleveland, Sunnybank, Wakerley and Murarrie.
Your child may be eligible for transport assistance to and from school. The Deputy Principal is responsible for assessing students’ entitlement to transport assistance. The provision of transport of students to school can be approved under certain circumstances.
Education Queensland provides school transport assistance for students with disabilities where it has been identified that due to the nature of the student's disability and the family's circumstances support is required to travel between home and school. The focus of the is to assist parents rather than to remove their individual responsibility for school transport arrangements.
Applications for transport assistance are completed at the school but approved at our Regional Office and arranged by Queensland Transport.
The eligibility criteria and process for applying for school transport assistance are outlined in the following Education Queensland policy:
School Transport Assistance Programs for Students with Disabilities
The provision of transport of students to school can be approved under certain circumstances. However, it remains the parents' responsibility to ensure that their child attends a school program. Currently two of our staff are trained as Transport Assessors, which requires them to collect information, complete necessary paperwork and have these signed by all parties involved. These applications then go to Regional Office for approval and onto the Transport Department. Our staff are able to document extreme circumstances or hardship within the applications but do not have the authority to approve transport under any circumstance.
If your child does meet the criteria for transport assistance, parents or carers are required to inform their transport drivers if their child is not requiring transport on a particular day. Please ensure you have current mobile contact numbers for your driver and their assistant. A reminder that any/all changes to the transport application takes 7-10 working days and we ask parents to let us know of any changes as soon as possible so we can limit the disruption to this service. If your child is not attending school for 5 consecutive days or longer we need to be informed as the transport needs to be temporarily stopped.
For students catching council or private buses, they are expected to abide by the code of conduct for school students travelling on buses.