The Department of Education provides transport to and from school free of charge to students who live more than 4.8kms from the school. Students must live within the school transport zone to qualify for this service. Students in close proximity to the school may walk or ride their bikes to school if this is appropriate.
Students must conform to acceptable standards of behaviour while travelling on school buses. A supervisor is employed by the bus contractor to supervise student behaviour during the time spent on buses. Students need to follow bus staff instructions while in their care. If student behaviour is unacceptable, a bus report is made by the supervisor and then investigated. The Principal retains the right to suspend a student from the service until alternative arrangements can be made. It should also be noted that bus companies may refuse transport if the behaviour of a student continues to be of an unacceptable standard.
Bus routes and pick-up and drop-off points may be adjusted to suit individual needs; however this is not a door-to-door service. Students might have to walk (or be accompanied) the same distance as they would to access their immediate neighbourhood State School.
Bus rolls are marked in the morning and the evening to ensure students arrive at and leave the school. See Late Arrivals for procedures to be followed when students arrive at school late by other means.
Parents will need to sign permission forms for their child to walk home unescorted from the bus stop. In a case where there is no permission form signed, and there is no-one to collect the student at the designated stop at the indicated time, the student will continue on with the regular route, where he/she can be collected, alternatively they will be returned to school for collection by the parent or carer.
Any changes to the regular transport will need to be confirmed by parents through a signed letter/note.
Students travelling on the school’s own buses during excursions or camps are expected to behave in a manner that is safe and does not interfere with the comfort of other passengers.
Naranga School has a bus policy which further explains bus behaviour. This is available to parents upon request.
Where there has been gross misbehaviour during bus travel or if a student has been deemed to be unsafe to travel, we ask for parent cooperation in the picking up of their child.