Transport

College Bus Service

  • The College provides a bus route service before and after school within designated boundaries for children attending the College.  Details of the service are available from Administration.
  • To ensure the safety of everyone on the bus, students must comply with all bus rules and instructions from the driver and adhere to Student Behaviour Guidelines within the College Bus Service Protocols. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.
  • Parents are encouraged to make their family aware of the College Bus Service Protocols, agreement is assumed upon commencement of service use.
  • Afternoon bus service cancellations are to be made before 12.00pm on the day.
  • Permanent bus bookings are billed annually, no refunds are provided for booked travel not utilised.  For changes to permanent bookings, the account will be amended from the next term unless there are extenuating circumstances.
  • Casual fares must be paid for prior to travel being undertaken.
  • Booking preference is given to students using the bus service on a full-time basis.
  • Payments can be made at College Administration; credit card payments can be made by phone on (08) 8341 5133 during College hours.
  • All booking changes and requests can be forwarded to bus@portside.sa.edu.au

College Bus Service Protocols

Delivery and Collection of Students

Delivery of Students

  • All students should arrive at the College between 7.45am and 8.25am.  Late arrival puts students at a disadvantage and is an inconvenience to the class teacher.  Students arriving late must report to Administration.
  • Parents are encouraged to drop off students before 8.25am to ensure students have plenty of time to settle before classes start and also to avoid traffic congestion in the College car park.
  • Students are not to be on site before 7.45am, unless attending OSHC.  Supervising staff are on duty from 7.45am to 8.30am. Students arriving on site before 7.45am will be placed in OSHC and may be charged accordingly.
  • In the morning, parents can either park in the car park and walk students into the College via the crossing or use Trinity Lane for any students in Foundation and above.

Collection of Students

  • As yard supervision is not provided beyond 3.40pm, all students need to be collected from the College by that time, unless attending ELC or OSHC. 
  • In the afternoon, parents can either park in the car park and walk to collect students from the College via the crossing or use Trinity Lane for any students in Foundation and above.
  • If being collected via the pick-up lane, students may walk to the pick-up zone on Trinity Lane to wait for their parents. 
  • All other students must be collected from the College Oval to be accompanied by parents to the car park.

General Guidelines

  • From 7.15am to 8.45am and 3.10pm to 3:40pm the College carpark operates with one exit only.
  • When parents are dropping off and picking up students within the College grounds, vehicles must enter via Trinity Lane at the eastern entrance and exit via the southern exit.
  • Vehicles parking must enter via the northern end of the car park and utilise the southern exit when in operation.
  • Use of the northern exit is only permitted weekdays between 9-3pm, after 4pm and on weekends. 
  • Parents are requested not to queue on public roads leading into the College as fines may apply.
  • When using the drop off/pick up lane:
    • Parents may only drop off/pick up students once their car is stationary in the left lane.
    • Students must alight/enter from the passenger side of the car only. 
    • Please note: Parents are requested to use the carpark if students need to utilise the driver side door or require assistance to get in or out of the car.
    • Staff on duty will monitor traffic and assist students.
    • Trinity Lane must not be used as a waiting area and is for immediate pick up only. 
  • A 10kph speed limit applies on College and Church property.
  • Disabled parking spaces are provided in the staff car park for disability permit holders only.
  • Parents are not permitted to use the visitor car parks for drop off and pick up.
  • Please note that, when leaving the car park, turning right onto Causeway Road is NOT permitted at any time.  This is a traffic infringement, with fines being issued by Traffic Authorities.
  • If parents are unable to get a park in the main College car park and need to park across the road or in a side street:
    • Use the Pedestrian Crossing at the traffic lights at the corner of Bower Rd and Causeway Rd.  The gate near the corner of Bower Rd and Causeway Rd is open from 7.15am to 8.45am each morning and from 2.45pm to 3.40pm each afternoon to provide quick access to the College.
    • Do not park in front of local residents’ driveways.
    • Do not park in front of local residents’ bins on a Thursday as this means their bins will not be emptied.

Student Drivers

  • No parking is available for students on the College grounds.
  • Students parking adjacent to the College must:
    • Adhere strictly to parking restrictions
    • Use the Pedestrian Crossing at the traffic lights at the corner of Bower Rd and Causeway Rd.  The gate near the corner of Bower Rd and Causeway Rd is open from 7.15am to 8.45am each morning and from 2.45pm to 3.40pm each afternoon to provide quick access to the College.
    • Not park in front of local residents’ driveways.
    • Not park in front of local residents’ bins on a Thursday as this means their bins will not be emptied
  • The College does not accept responsibility for vehicles parked in neighbouring streets.
  • Students are not permitted to drive to a College activity or excursion unless permission is granted (exceptional circumstances only) by the Principal/Deputy Principal.

Public Transport

When using public transport to get to and from the College, students are expected to:

  • Remember they are representing the College while in uniform
  • Abide by the Public Transport Regulations
  • Follow instructions given by public transport officials
  • Stay in their seats at all times (if they have a seat)
  • Keep all parts of their bodies inside the vehicle
  • Act in a manner that is polite and considerate
  • Act in a manner that reflects well upon the College
  • Offer their seat to an elderly, pregnant, disabled or injured person

Bicycles, Skateboards and Scooters

Staff and students are encouraged to ride bikes to the College as part of a healthy lifestyle.

When cycling to or from the College, students are expected to:

  • Wear the correct uniform (including footwear)
  • Comply with all road rules, including wearing a fastened helmet
  • Cycle in a safe manner
  • Extend courtesy to other road users

When using a bicycle, skateboard, scooter or the like, students are required to:

  • Dismount and walk their bicycle, skateboard or scooter while on College or Church property including the College oval
  • Store their bicycle, skateboard or scooter in the bike shed for the duration of the school day
  • Remove their bicycle, skateboard or scooter from the bike shed at the end of each day

Travelling Safely

When students are travelling to and from the College without an adult, the following may be useful:

  • Travel in groups with other students
  • Using pedestrian crossings and allocated walkways
  • Do not take shortcuts through alleyways or empty parks

Transporting Students in Private Vehicles

  • Staff are not permitted to transport students in private vehicles.
  • In extreme cases and/or emergencies, the Principal of the College may grant special permission to students to be transported in private vehicles.

DC018 Transport Policy
DC031 Private Motor Vehicle Policy