While parents/guardians have primary responsibility for transporting their children to and from school, the School Bus Program (SBP) assists families in rural and regional Victoria by transporting students to school.
The Student Transport Unit (STU) of the Department of Education and Training (DET) sets the policy and provides general transport advice to DET regional offices, and schools. The Regional Bus Team within Public Transport Victoria (PTV) administers the SBP as directed by a policy and procedures document and holds the contracts with bus operators. The bus routes are determined by the Regional Bus Team at PTV, and are difficult to change. Changes made to routes require a number of criteria to be met based on whether it is a government school student, the location and number of students in a location.
Alvie Primary School Co-ordinates two bus services that transport students to our school. If there is capacity available, eligible St Brendan’s PS students and children attending Coragulac Kindergarten are able to also use the service.
The school is committed to the safety of all those driving or travelling in the school busses. Students using the School Bus Service are required to follow Code of Conduct protocols. The school reserves the right to suspend or terminate use of the bus service for passengers who do not abide by these protocols.
Students wishing to access a seat on a bus must complete an application form and parents/guardians must agree to the conditions of travel including, if applicable, the payment of a fare. Criteria of eligibility determine whether a student travels at no cost or travels upon the payment of a fare. Forms are included in the enrolment packs and are available from our school office.