Travel on the Buses

Students travelling to and from school on the bus can experience varying levels of comfort and safety.  We want all of our students to enjoy their trip as best they can and to arrive safely. The school’s Senior Executive has three main expectations of all students travelling on school buses.

  1. Safety: we want students to act in ways that ensure their own, and others’, safety when on the bus. Part of this includes every primary student (Prep to 6) being seated towards the front of the bus at all times.
  2. Respect: we want students to treat others and their property with respect, just like they want to be treated. This includes other passengers, other road users, the driver and the bus company.
  3. Cooperation: we want students to work positively and caringly with staff, senior students and each other to make sure others’ needs are met as well as their own.

Senior students will be involved in helping staff seat primary students in the afternoon, reminding younger students about being safe on the bus when necessary and reporting to the relevant Deputy Principal any dangerous situation they may observe. Serious misbehaviour on buses can result in loss of bus travel privileges.  If all students are trying to be safe, respectful and cooperative, their bus travel will be as good as it can be.

I encourage parents/carers to discuss these issues with their children to assist in our endeavours to keep the students safe while they travel on school buses. Students need to carry and use their Opal cards at all times when travelling on the bus.  Finally, students are not permitted to eat or drink on the buses at any time.

Derek White
WHS Manager