Important Information

Important Information

  • School Coach services operate on normal school days only and will therefore not operate on INSED days.

  • You may elect to use the service mornings or evenings only if you wish, but you may not vary the number of days used each week. 

  • The only option is for the full five days per week.

  • The charge for use of all coaches will be added to your fees account each term and will be payable in advance. 

  • Cancellation notice is half a term. 

  • All buses depart at 4.05pm from the pick-up and drop-off area.

  • Late buses run Monday to Friday and depart at 5.50pm.

  • Eltham College reserves the right to change the routes and timings as necessary.

  • Rules of Conduct for Students are listed at the end of this booklet and must be adhered to.

Emergency Arrangements

It is a parental responsibility to ensure that pupils have an approved procedure to follow in emergencies. This could be pupils returning home or travelling to school in some other way perhaps with a sibling or other responsible pupil on the same route. At all times the overriding consideration should be safety and for this reason it may be appropriate for pupils to have emergency funds and a mobile phone and/or know how to use public telephones.

RULEs of Conduct for Students

  • Failure to observe these rules may lead to a temporary or permanent exclusion from the coach and fares cannot be refunded.

  • Normal school rules apply and the authority of the driver applies on the coach.

  • Seat belts are fitted on all coaches and these must be worn at all times when the coach is moving and pupils must remain seated. Standing or moving in the aisle is strictly prohibited except when boarding and alighting from the coach. THE WEARING OF SEAT BELTS ON COACHES IS THE LAW AND ANY DEVIATION FROM THIS RULE MAY RESULT IN PERMANENT EXCLUSION FROM COACH TRAVEL.

  • Pupils must only travel on their allocated coach and school ID cards must be carried at all times for spot checks.

  • Should a pupil on occasion wish to bring a friend home or travel on a coach other than their own, permission must be sought in advance by parents from the School Office.

  • Pupils may board or alight from the coach only at the designated stopping places and in an orderly way without pushing. They must never approach a moving coach. They must not attempt to join or leave the coach when, for example, it is brought to a halt at other places by traffic conditions.

  • Tampering with any part of the coach or its equipment is forbidden.

  • Boisterous or inappropriate behaviour towards fellow passengers or the public will not be tolerated.

  • Inappropriate behaviour or language towards drivers, or any attempt to distract them from driving, will not be tolerated and will lead to instant suspension from the coach.

  • Musical instruments, games kit and other property are the responsibility of their owners.

  • The coach company and the school cannot accept any liability for their loss or damage.

  • Pupils should take care on every journey to make sure that they do not leave any property on the coach.