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Travel and Parking

Transport for students to and from Riverside ESC is determined by the specific needs of the student, with most children either coming by school bus or via family transportation. Very few are able to travel independently.

Families seeking to use the government-funded school bus service need to complete an application. Information is provided on our school bus webpage.

Like most schools, traffic at drop-off and pick-up times is hectic. Please exercise patience, using the parking zones in accordance with displayed signage.

Enrolled students living close to the school may be encouraged by their family to walk to and from home. We strongly recommend the student becomes fully confident with negotiating road crossings before this step is taken. Part of our Protective Behaviours program (pdf file) is to educate students about “stranger danger”, for which pedestrian students are particularly vulnerable.

Parking

The growth of the combined schools since inception has caused stress on parking availability in and around the school. This is a matter being discussed by the School Board who have requested an investigation commence into suitable alternatives. We ask the school community to exercise care and restraint at all times.

The school has a staff and visitors carpark off Minilya Parkway, accessed through the main school gates. This is a congested parking area and we recommend parents do not drive onto school grounds to drop off and/or pick up children unless there is an urgent reason, or prior arrangements have been made.

The school has four ACROD parking bays. Two bays are located outside the school office, accessed from the driveway off Minilya Parkway. One of these is a designated wheel-chair bay. Only parents of children requiring assisted mobility should use these car parks. A current ACROD sticker must be displayed. The other two bays are located ar the rear of the school in the car park adjacent the basketball court. There is also one bay on Fraser Entrance - it is the first parking bay on this road.

The school is surrounded by roads, with Fraser Entrance at the back of the school (off Teranca Road) being one-way only. Curb parking is available in most places. Pick-up and drop-off zones provide parking with time restrictions. Limited off-street parking is available off Fraser Entrance.

Bus bays are also located on Fraser Entrance – no parking is allowed in this zone.

City of Mandurah parking inspectors are vigilant in this area during school start and finish times.

Go to the Contacts page for the school address and other contact information.

What's New

  • Coastal Lakes - A New College Pathway

    Riverside ESC is delighted to be able to offer our students and their families another transition option for post-primary education. Starting 2019, Coastal Lakes College in Lakelands, Mandurah, will open its doors to Year 7 and 8 students for entry into the college's Inclusive Education Hub (Education Support).

    Shane Easton, Deputy Principal of the new college and leading the Hub initiative, has already communicated with and visited Riverside on several occasions to commence relationship building and to facilitate enrolment procedures.

    If you are considering Coastal Lakes as a future location for your child's education, please do not hesitate to contact the school. An introduction to the college and its contact details are provided on the DET WA Schools Online website here, or phone Principal Kya-Louise Graves on 0436 677 587. Email Lakelands.SS@education.wa.edu.au. Please note enrolments for 2019 may already be fully subscribed.

    Riverside ESC acknowledges Coastal Lakes College as another enhancement to Mandurah's identity as a supportive location for people of all disabilities and an important location for specialised education. We wish Coastal Lakes College every success.

  • Top Tips for being a Terrific Dad (with Maggie Dent)

    This is a free seminar just for Dads which unplugs the important aspects of parenting children from birth to 25. Maggie has a keen ability to “talk bloke” and decodes complex information in a highly practical and informative way. In her common-sense way, Maggie will inspire, empower and enthuse every Dad in the room to be just terrific.

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  • Disability Expo for Mandurah Community (FREE)

    JTC Education Support Centre invites students, parents and carers to its “Fostering Different Abilities” Expo. The Expo is FREE, organised to introduce to everyone the fantastic disability supports and services available. The organisers aim is to inform the disability community, to make everyone aware of the services available, and to enable and empower them to take control of their lives, encourage independence, and to provide equal opportunities.

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  • Links Updated

    Riverside ESC has updated its comprehensive list of links to local, regional and government websites. This latest update to our General Links webpage includes a newly inserted section about headspace Mandurah. Useful Links has sites specific to your school age child, while General Links provides links to more general information, including Department of Education websites.