Many of our students catch the bus to and from school. Please see the bus timetable below for information about times and stops. The buses go to Woodbridge, Allens Rivulet, Kingston, Margate (Beach Rd) Kaoota and up Nierinna Rd. Timetables and contact details can be found below.
Greencards must be purchased for bus travel on some buses. There is also a contact number for each of the buses. Please contact the owners of the bus with any enquiries. We encourage the best of behaviour from our students whilst travelling on buses, however, our duty of care finishes once the students are on the bus so please contact the bus driver in the first instance if any issues arise. The Department of State Growth have a great website with valuable information for parents, including the protocol for dealing with any issues that occur on the bus. It can be found at http://bussafety.dier.tas.gov.au
We keep a list of which bus students catch and record who caught the bus every day. We record which days the Kinder and Prep children are meant to be catching the bus to ensure they are on the right bus on the right day. If this changes, please let the office and your child’s teacher know. It is the student’s responsibility to get to the bus in a timely manner. Please let the office know, prior to 1:00pm, if your child is not going to be catching the bus or if plans change during the day—for instance your child has gone home sick.
In the case of inclement or difficult weather (eg snow) there will be an update on the School’s Facebook page. If you are uncertain please contact the bus company.
At Margate Primary School we have developed a bus user agreement for students to sign at the beginning of the year and these will be referred to if any issues arise.