How to Find Us
Santa Sophia Catholic College is situated at 1 Lakefront Crescent, Gables. Learn how to get here.
Santa Sophia Catholic College is a co-educational school accommodating up to 1,920 students from preschool to Year 12 and beyond. This is inclusive of an early learning centre for 60 children.
The college and the local community share some facilities for mutual benefit. The design of the school ensures the safety of each child, while creating a welcoming environment for the broader community out of school hours.
Cycling, walking, or scootering
Students riding or walking to school enter the school via Gate 1 located on Lakefront Crescent. Parking rails are available throughout the school. It is recommended students provide their own bike lock.
Students riding or walking from school exit via Gate 3.
Drop Off / Pick Up
The Primary (K-4) Kiss and Drop area is on Lakefront Crescent near Gate 1.
The Secondary (5-11) Kiss and Drop area is along Fontana Drive. Students MUST cross the road at the zebra crossing along Red Gables Rd and enter the school via Gate 4.
School Travel Pass
The School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) gives eligible school students free or subsidised travel between home and school.
You need to live a minimum distance from school to be eligible for a free school travel pass. The minimum distance varies according to the year/grade you are enrolled in, in that calendar year:
- Years K to 2 (Infants): no minimum distance
- Years 3 to 6 (Primary): 1.6 kilometres straight line distance or 2.3 kilometres walking or further
- Years 7 to 12 (Secondary): 2 kilometres straight line distance or 2.9 kilometres walking or further.
Students are required to have their opal cards on them each time they get on a bus. Students may be refused entry if they do not have a valid opal card. Hillsbus Supervisors frequent these services on a regular basis. If students lose their opal card they need to apply for a replacement immediately.
Students will need to tap on, each time they get on the bus. Tapping on ensures that NSW transport is monitoring student numbers. If students do not tap on we may lose services.