Transport

Registration Process / Private Bus 2018 

The 2018 bus application process closed at 4.00pm on Friday, 8 December 2017. If you are wanting to submit an application, please send the following information to busenquiries@sfx.vic.edu.au 

  • Student Surname           
  • Student First name         
  • Student Residential Street address
  • Suburb
  • Postcode
  • Year level in 2018               
  • Campus in 2018
  • Bus Number (please read the 2018 Bus Booklet to determine your required bus)
  • Shuttle Number (if no shuttle required, please select ‘No Shuttle required’)
  • Parent/Guardian First name       
  • Parent/Guardian Surname           
  • Parent/Guardian contact email address (all bus correspondence will be sent to this email address)            
  • Parent/Guardian contact phone number              

Please note:

  • Please read the 2018 Bus Information Booklet to determine which bus you will need to register for
  • All late applications may not be fulfilled; however, we will do our best to complete your registration needs

Bus route links for AM and PM are below:

AM Bus Routes

PM Bus Routes

Forms

Private Car Conveyance Allowance Form

Public Transport Travel Conveyance Allowance Form

Private Bus Travel Conveyance Allowance Form

Conveyance Allowance Policy

Ventura GPS Tracking

Bus Track Brochure

Ventura has launched a new interactive private school maps and times App. Please see the attached brochure for information and instructions on how to download the App.

Further Information

If you require further information or assistance, please email  busenquiries@sfx.vic.edu.au

 

 FAQ’s

 What is the annual cost of the private bus service?

The 2018 annual cost including GST per student is $825.00.

All costs are an annual fee and will be charged per student, including shuttle only services. Bus fees will be invoiced to your Education Fee Account. Bus passes will be issued to permanent full-time travellers.

 What are the conditions of use for the private bus service?

  • ALL Students and Parents/Guardians must read and sign the Bus Travel Contract
  • ALL Students travelling on a bus must be at the marked designated PTV stop or Pick Up destination at least 10 minutes prior to departure to assist in the timely running of the network
  • Students must carry their 2018 bus pass at all times as they will be required to tap on and tap off their bus. They must also produce the pass upon request
  • If a student does not have a bus pass they can request a temporary pass prior to 2.00pm, during recess or lunch time from Student Services
  • In the afternoon, if student is unable to produce either a temporary pass or regular bus pass as they are boarding the bus – they will not be allowed to board the bus. Students will then be instructed to go to Reception/Student Services to call parents/guardians to arrange an alternative way home
  • Students must at all times behave in a responsible and respectful manner
  • Students must not distract the bus driver
  • The College retains the Travel Conveyance Allowance (see details below)
  • The College has the right to alter routes/times as the need arises
  • The College bus service is to be used for travel to and from the place of residence, and not for personal convenience i.e. After school activities
  • St Francis Xavier College Bus Registration Forms must be renewed each year
  • Travel Conveyance Application Forms are available on the College Website and are to be submitted (if eligible) along with the Bus Travel Contract
  • Under current legislation, any student with anaphylaxis must carry an Epipen and plan in their school bag whilst travelling on the bus.

 IMPORTANT:

  • Students will be suspended from using the school bus service if it is deemed they are breaching the Conditions of Use – as stated in the Bus Travel Contract

What is the Travel Conveyance Allowance?

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) provides financial assistance in the form of a conveyance allowance to help families in rural and regional Victoria with the cost of transporting their children to their nearest appropriate school/campus.

To be eligible for the conveyance allowance a student must:

  • reside 4.8 km or more from the school/campus they attend. This distance is measured as the shortest practicable route from the student’s residence to the school/campus
  • attend their nearest government school/campus appropriate to their year level

All claims must be submitted during the current calendar year. Late claims cannot be accepted after the Term 4 closing date.

Retrospective payments for prior years are not accepted.

Public Transport

If your child catches public transport to school and meets the conveyance allowance edibility, a public transport claim can be submitted to the Department of Education.

The Public Transport Travel Conveyance Allowance Form can be found above under forms.

Please note, schools must sight confirmation of ticket/pass purchase before approving any application.

The travel conveyance allowance, if eligible are paid each term.  You will see the allowance come through as a credit against your school fees balance at the end of each term.

To verify that public transport is available please check the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) site at www.ptv.vic.gov.au

Private Car

Where parents/guardians drive their child to and from school, a private car allowance can be claimed based on the distance from a student’s residence to the school/campus attended.

Rates are calculated using the shortest practicable route (measured in kilometres) from the student’s residence to the school/campus attended.

Where there is more than one student in a vehicle, there are two rates claimable: ‘furthermost’ and ‘additional.’ The student travelling the furthest distance to school is identified as the ‘furthermost’ student.

The Private Car Conveyance Allowance Form can be found above under forms.

Private Bus

Where schools assume responsibility for the provision of school buses for students, either by operating their own services or by organising charter services, an allowance can be claimed based on the distance from a student’s residence to the school/campus attended.

Rates are calculated using the shortest practicable route (measured in kilometres) from the student’s residence to the school/campus attended.

The private bus conveyance allowance is retained by the College. The College uses these funds to part subsidise the bus service. The College also contributes to the service as well as our parents who are charged the bus fee.

The Private Bus Conveyance Allowance Form can be found above under forms.

What does my child do if they have forgotten or lost their bus pass?

Students must carry their 2018 bus pass at all times as they will be required to tap on and tap off their bus. They must also produce the pass upon request.

If a student does not have a bus pass they can request a temporary pass prior to 2.00pm, during recess or lunch time from Student Services.

In the afternoon, if student is unable to produce either a temporary pass or regular bus pass as they are boarding the bus, they will not be allowed to board the bus. Students will then be instructed to go to Reception/Student Services to call parents/guardians to arrange an alternative way home.

If a replacement bus pass is required, a signed note from the parent/guardian and $7.00 needs to be submitted to student service. A new bus pass will then be issued to the student.

What time does my child need to arrive at the designated PTV stop or pick up destination?

All Students travelling on a bus must be at the marked designated PTV stop or Pick Up destination at least 10 minutes prior to departure to assist in the timely running of the network.

Do I need to register my child for the private bus service each year?

Applications for the private bus services are completed annually.

Registration details and updates will be available on the St Francis Xavier College website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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