Heddon Greta – School Route Diversions

Commencing Friday 21/02/2020

Due to upcoming works to be completed on Heddon Street at Heddon Greta, Heddon St will be closed between Trenchard and Adams St. As a result there will be diversions in place for the School Buses affected.

School Buses travelling towards Kurri & Cessnock that use Radford Street will operate via;
Radford Street - Right Trenchard Street - Left Stanford Street - Right Main Rd - towards Kurri

School buses travelling onto the Drive In side of Main Road will operate via;
S937 & S938  
Radford Street - Right Trenchard Street - Left Stanford Street - Right Adams Street - Right Young Street - Left Main Road as normal

S939, S940 & S941 PM Main Road - Right Stanford Street - Right Adams Street - Right Young Street - Right Main Road to continue as normal

The Bus Stops on the corner of Heddon Street on either side of the Main Road will be closed for the duration of the works. Alternative Bus Stops for these will be the existing stops on the corner of Main Rd & Young Street depending on the direction of travel.

School buses travelling towards Maitland will NOT be affected. 

Rover Coaches School Timetables

 

 

Read our school seatbelt policy.

Students will:

  • Behave safely at all times
  • Respect the needs and comfort of other passengers.
  • Behave appropriately at all times (eg no use of offensive language, fighting, spitting, placing feet on seats or throwing things in or from the bus).
  • Protect bus property and report any vandalism.
  • Show their travel passes or tickets to the driver on boarding and when requested.
  • Only use the travel pass for its intended purpose
  • Maintain possession of the travel pass at all times.
  • Follow the driver's instructions about safety on the bus (eg instructions on where to sit).
  • Adhere to the law that bans smoking on buses
  • Only eat or drink (other than water) on the bus with the written permission of the operator.
  • Keep arms, legs and other parts of their bodies inside the bus.
  • Only attract the attention of the driver in the case of an emergency.

A full copy of the Code of Conduct can be found on the Transport NSW web site.

School Opal Card can be used:

  • On approved travel on school days between the student's home and school;
  • For travel between 06:30 and 19:00 weekdays (21:30 for TAFE school students

The school student transport scheme eligibility

  • Be a resident of NSW;
  • Be 4 years 6 months of age or older;
  • Be an infant student; i.e. attending Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 classes, irrespective of the distance from home to school; be a primary student (Year 3-6), and reside more than 1.6 kilometres (radial distance) from the school attended, measured on a radius from the centre of the school site, or 2.3 kilometres or more by the most direct practicable walking route to the nearest point of physical entry to the school;
  • Be a secondary student (Year 7-12), and reside more than 2.0 kilometres (radial distance) from the school attended, measured on a radius from the centre of the school site, or 2.9 kilometres or more by the most direct practicable walking route to the nearest point of physical entry to the school;
  • Be a TAFE student under 18 years of age at 1 January of the year of application and enrolled in a full-time course for a minimum of 20 hours a week, and is not employed, lives more than 3.2km from the college by the most direct practical walking route, and attends the college closest to their home where enrollment is available;
  • Be enrolled at a registered day school;
  • Be eligible for a free government education. Students who are not eligible for a free government education are not eligible for subsidised travel.

School Opal Cards enable a student to travel on:

  • Mode(s) of transport most applicable for the student's travel requirements; train or bus or both. For bus travel, cards are restricted to individual or a combination of bus operators.
  • School days only.

For travel outside school hours or days a Child/Youth Opal card is available and provides concession fares and other Opal benefits.

Students with school travel passes this year will not need to apply for a School Opal card unless they are changing schools or their home address or moving from year 2 to 3 or year 6 to 7.

Those students who do not need to apply will have a School Opal card sent to their school for the beginning of the first term in 2016.

For new applications or for students with changing circumstances, the parents, guardians or students over 16 years are required to fill in a form online at www.transportnsw.info/school-students
After filling in the online application you print it off and take it to the school to endorse. Transport for NSW has the data online from the application and waits for the school to then endorse the application and will mail the School Opal card to the applicant's home address.

Parents/guardians of students deemed ineligible by their school or local transport operator may apply to the Department of Transport for a review of that decision.

Parents/guardians of students deemed ineligible by their school or local transport operator may apply to the Department of Transport for a review of that decision.

  • Students must abide by the Code of Conduct.
  • School travel is only available between home and school for school attendance and is available on school days only.
  • Passes are to be used for only one forward and one return trip per school day.
  • Passes are not transferable and must be shown on demand.
  • Travel by bus is subject to the conditions laid down by the Department of Transport governing the carriage of passengers on public transport.
  • No child will be denied travel in circumstances where they have lost or forgotten their subsidised travel pass.
  • Journeys must commence and finish only at the points nominated on this application without a break of journey.
  • You agree to the Department of Transport and its auditors contacting the school attended to confirm the details provided in this application from time to time.
  • The Department of Transport reserves the right to withdraw subsidised travel:
    • if investigation shows the student to be ineligible. Following notification to the parent/guardian any issued pass must be surrendered to the school principal, or the bus proprietor, and subsidised travel cease forthwith.
    • subject to breaches of the Code of Conduct and following notification to the school and parents/guardians.

Term passes are available for students who are not eligible for free travel. To apply for a pass please visit https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/

Parents or guardians should apply for a replacement School Opal card at www.transportnsw.info/school-students