Approximately 250 students at Red Hill Consolidated School are registered to use one of our school’s five bus services, Main Ridge, Flinders, Point Leo, Shoreham and Merricks North. This is often a convenient method of transport for families and encourages independence and responsibility for our bus travelling students.
Eligibility for free bus travel is governed by Public Transport Victoria and the Department of Education. We are mandated to maintain up to date records for all bus travellers and conduct annual self-audits. Therefore, all bus travellers are required to complete an application form every year. Application forms can be picked up from our office, or downloaded at www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/transport/Pages/schoolbus.aspx.
If Red Hill Consolidated School is your nearest government school and you live more than 4.8km from us, bus travel is free. If you live within 4.8km from school and there is an available seat, bus travel is also free. If your child does not meet this criteria, you may need to apply for a fare paying position on our buses. The cost of bus travel if you do not meet the criteria for free bus travel is $120 per child, per term. This amount will be invoiced once a term. For more information on eligibility for the School Bus Program, download the eligibility guidelines at www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/transport/Pages/schoolbus.aspx.
Once you have submitted an application form you will be contacted by the school’s bus coordinator, informing you of the outcome of this process and when your child can start using the bus.
Roles are taken every afternoon on each of our bus services to ensure all bus travellers are accounted for. In order to keep to schedule, it is important for us to have record of your child’s permanent travel schedule. If any changes are made to this schedule, the office must be contacted. Older students can complete a bus note on the day of the change, or parents can call the school and leave a message before 2:30pm on our bus hotline.
All children using our buses must adhere to the behaviour code of conduct, which is outlined on the application forms. Failure to comply with this code of conduct may result in your child being removed from this service.
If you have any further questions regarding buses, please contact Gus Wettenhall on 59892321.
Term 4 2019
Fri 1st Nov - Yr 5 Science Expo Excursion
Tues 12th Nov- 2nd Prep Transition
Thurs 14th Nov- Girls and Boys Regional Cricket
Tues 19th Nov- School Council
Wed 20th - Fri 22nd Nov - Yr 6 Waratah Beach Camp
Fri 6th Dec- Prep Scienceworks Excursion
Thurs 12th Dec- Innovators Arcade
Thurs 12th Dec- Christmas Carols
Fri 13th Dec- Colour Run
Mon 16th Dec- Grade 6 Graduation
Tues 17th Dec- School Council
Wed 18th Dec- Grade 6 Activities Day
Term 1 - January 29-April 5
Term 2 - April 22-June 28
Term 3 - July 15-Sept 20
Term 4 - Oct 7-Dec 20
Monday 10th June - Queen's Birthday
Monday 15th July - Curriculum Day
Friday 27th Sept - AFL Grand Final Friday
Tuesday 5th Nov - Melbourne Cup Day