Bentley Park College is situated on McLaughlin Road, Bentley Park, approximately 10 kilometres south of the central business district of Cairns.
You can view the location of Bentley Park College on Google Maps, and also view a College map (PDF 1.05MB).
Bentley Park College is split in two sectors - Primary and Secondary. The safety of all students, staff and community members is paramount and it is recognised parents/carer like to collect their students as quickly and as hassle-free as possible.
Travelling by car
Each sector has its own 'Stop-Drop-Go' zone for safe and convenient school drop-offs and pick-ups. These zones have been chosen to provide the safest entry and exit for students during peak periods of traffic movement so please ensure you use these zones rather than dropping your student/s off at the footpath along McLaughlin Road.
Students who hold a valid Queensland licence and intend to drive to school either regularly or occasionally must park in the Borrowdale Close carpark only.
Primary Stop-Drop-Go zone
The Primary Stop-Drop-Go zone is at the front on the Primary front gates on McLaughlin Road. The following procedures are in place to reduce the number of students and parents/carers gathering:
- Students enter via the main Primary sector gates between 8.30 am and 8.45 am.
- Parents/carers only enter the grounds if student support is required.
- At 2.50 pm, Prep and Year 1 students are escorted to the front gate for collection.
- Years 2, 3 and 4 leave at 3.00 pm, with Years 5 and 6 leaving shortly after.
Secondary Stop-Drop-Go zone
The preferred drop-off and pick-up area for Secondary students is the Borrowdale Close Stop-Drop-Go zone. Secondary students are released from class at 3.00 pm. Parents/carers are asked to remain in their cars when dropping off and collecting students.
Travelling by bus
Sunbus drops off students at the Primary sector in the mornings, and picks up from both the Primary gates and Borrowdale Close in Secondary each afternoon. For timetables and routes, parents/carers are to contact Sunbus directly on 4035 4500.
Walking to school
Students who walk to and from school should follow the pathway and use a supervised crossing.
Riding to school
Bike racks are provided at both the Primary and Secondary sectors. Primary bike racks are near the front gate, and Secondary bike racks are near Borrowdale Close. Students are not permitted to ride their bikes in the school grounds for safety reasons.
Students who ride their bike to school must provide their own lock and chain and lock their bike securely each day. Bikes cannot be accessed during the school day – if students need to leave school early they are to report to their respective Administration office. Scooters are unable to be locked up securely.