Students travelling to and from school on the bus can experience varying levels of comfort and safety. We want all 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.
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) is to be seated towards the front of the bus at all times.
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.
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 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.
Students need to carry and show their bus passes at all times when travelling on the bus. Finally, students are not permitted to eat or drink on the buses at any time.
Mrs Leanne Allchin