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Parents and caregivers are ultimately responsible for getting their children to and from school each day. However, the Ministry of Education acknowledges that some parents and caregivers face issues of distance and lack of public transport. For this reason, the Ministry offers School Transport Assistance (a school bus place and/or an allowance) to help these parents and caregivers get their children to and from school. 

For further information please click on links below. 

Please contact Student Services or the Bus Companies direct (details found on the relevant bus route link) if you have any questions.

Possible Bus Disruptions due to Covid-19

Preparing for disruption
It is important that, as parents/caregivers, you are prepared for the possibility that school transport services are cancelled at short notice due to ongoing staffing issues related to COVID-19. Please ensure that you have a backup plan for transporting your daughters to and from school in the event of their school transport not operating.
What happens when a school transport service is cancelled?
The transport service provider has been instructed to let the school know as early as they can if a service is going to be cancelled. They have also been instructed to let the school know the duration that they expect the service to be cancelled. We will then pass on this information to affected students and caregivers as soon as possible.
We are very aware of the important role school transport plays in our communities, and in support of our rural economies. The cancellation of any school transport service is something that our transport providers try very hard to avoid. However, the health and safety of students, drivers and communities are of paramount importance.
Thank you for your assistance in getting prepared for the potential disruption in your school transport services.