Catching The Bus To And From School


Flinders Parks Primary School is a hub for buses servicing other schools, hence we are experienced at supporting our students from Kindy to Year 6 in using this mode of transport to and from school.  

 

UPDATE 1: 703 Bus Service Update during North Road Closure - Effective 31 January 2024

 

Due to roadworks on North Rd associated with the Sandford Rd Roundabout construction, bus stop numbers 72767 and 72768 adjacent to the PCYC on Sandford Rd will not be in use until the works are completed on 22 April 2024.

Route 703 will travel via Sandford Rd, Minna St, Lockyer Ave and North Rd. The nearest bus stops will be 72766 and 72990 on Sandford Rd near Albany Hwy. If you need anymore information please contact the Depot. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

 

UPDATE 2: Ride to School Free Program 2024 - Effective 5 February 2024 to the end of the school year 2024

 

This school year, students with a valid Student SmartRider can travel for free on Transperth services to and from school, from Monday through Friday. 

The Ride to School Free Program will begin on Monday February 5 and students must tag on and off every journey to receive the free travel. 

Further information on the Ride to School Free Program and Student SmartRiders can be found on the Transperth website.(link is external) 

 

 

Orange Buses - Out of Area

 

If your child will be travelling more than 4.5km from home to school, is enrolled at the nearest appropriate school to where they live, and is outside the Public Transport Boundary they would be eligible for the Travel Assistance scheme on the Orange Buses.  For more information and an online application see School Bus Services.

 

Green Buses - Public Transport

 

If your child lives within the Public Transport Boundary they have access to the TransRegional school and town bus services.  The Albany buses are managed by the Swan Transit Depot.  

 

The timetables, fares and any other important notices pertaining to the Albany town and school bus services are available at TransRegional School Bus Services.

 

To ride the bus students can pay cash, however a slightly cheaper method is for your child to have a SmartRider.  SmartRiders can be used on all public transport in Perth too - great for travelling on the holidays!  To find out more about SmartRiders visit Student SmartRider.  The good news is, Flinders Park PS is registered with Transperth, which means you can apply for your child's card online and have it verified automatically - no need to bring in a form.

 

School Support 

 

Students arriving on the buses in the morning are supervised by a Bus Warden as they alight.  Students in Kindy and Pre-Primary are collected by an Education Assistant and are supervised in a short activity until they are walked to class.  

 

At the end of the day Kindy and Pre-Primary students are walked from their classroom to the Assembly Hall, where they wait with the other students.  All students are supervised by a member of staff until the buses arrive, at which time they are escorted out to the bus bay.

 

If you have a child catching the bus to and/or from school please let us know so we can add their name to our records.  This assists us to know they are part of the bus group and ensures we supervise them accordingly.