The College has a complex and extensive Private Bus fleet that assists parents in transporting children to and from school. These services are contracted buses as well as College owned buses.
The annual cost including GST per student is $825.00, equal to $4.53 per day.
St Francis Xavier College also offers a shuttle service from campus to campus. Details of the shuttle service can be viewed in the 2019 Bus Information Booklet
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.
Applications for the private bus services are completed annually.
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.
The College requires the right to alter or amend services provided based on changing needs and demand.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure students arrive to school at the advertised times, drivers do encounter challenges, e.g. traffic congestion, roadworks, weather, break downs, etc. Ventura has launched an interactive private school maps and times App to track our private bus service.
Ventura Tracker uses GPS technology to track each school bus. Schools, parents and students can access this information via the APP or Ventura Website to view where the bus is, the route the bus will take, the designated bus stops, and the times for each stop (Scheduled, Actual, and Departed). The College can also track each student’s use of the bus through a touch on/touch off system.
Please see the bus track brochure for information and instructions on how to download the App.
Students must carry their 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.
If you have any queries or need help, please contact our Transport Coordinator.
03 9707 3111