Bus Services

Northside’s Bus Services Department is exclusively owned and operated by Northside Christian College. Our modern bus fleet provides a safe and comfortable form of transport for our students. Each of our professional bus drivers is qualified and registered under the Queensland Transport Department’s “Driver’s Authorisation Policy”.

Transportme App

Northside Christian College Bus Services is implementing a new service that will be free for Northside users through the Transportme app that will allow our parents to track the buses on a map in real-time (within 10 seconds).

The app users will also be able to set a stop as their favourite and receive a free push notification letting them know if it is on time or has been delayed.

Student ID Cards

Parents will be able to see their child enter and exit the bus when using their new ID Cards. If students forget or lose their cards the bus driver will be able to mark the students attendance on the bus. 

Our Bus Routes 

Northside Christian College currently provides five separate routes in the morning and six routes in the afternoon. Please contact the office of 07 3353 1266 or email us to find out the bus routes. 

Train Connection

College buses will stop at the Eagle Junction and Ferny Grove Station. For more details please contact us.

School Transport Assistance Scheme(STAS)

STAS maybe a benefit to families living outside the Brisbane City Council area to help with travel costs. Full details can be found at www.translink.com.au/schooltransport 

How to sign up for Bus Services 

  1. Decide between our three bus usage options (Part-time, full-time or casual). 
  2.  Fill out the Bus Application form 
  3.  Download the Transportme app 
  4. Start using our bus services

Part-time bus users

How it works

Parents can pre-book bus trips for morning or afternoon routes on certain days during the week.

How to sign up

Please fill out the Bus Application Form (on our website) and indicate the days you would like to use the bus.  The Coordinator will be in touch discuss location and times. 

Costs and billing

Part-time bus fees are added to the School Fees account. The statement is then sent for payment. 


Full-time bus users

How it works

This is the most cost-effective way to travel using our Monday - Friday morning and afternoon services. 

How to sign up

Please fill out the Bus Application Form (on our website).  The Coordinator will be in touch discuss location and times. 

Costs and billing

Full-time bus fees are added to the School Fees account. The statement is then sent for payment.


Casual bus users

How it works

Parents can book a one-off trip to an existing bus route/stop by contacting us ahead of time.  

How to sign up

Parents are invited to contact us ahead of time (email or call 3353 1266) to book a trip. Please note that Bus Application Form (on our website) needs to filled out and "Casual"  needs to be marked in the "Intended Use" question. 

Costs and billing

Casual bus fees are billed at the end of each Term and added to School Fees.  The statement is then sent for payment.



Questions?

If further information is required, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07 3353 1266 or email bus@northside.qld.edu.au

Emergency contact

If there is an emergency, please call 0412 597 987.

Information for parents

Morning Pickup from bus stop

  • Please ensure your student is at the designated bus pickup spot 5 minutes prior to the designated time.
  • Junior School students must have an adult or an older sibling present while waiting for the bus.
  • Once on campus, Prep students will have a meeting point where they will be picked up by a Teacher’s Aide who will take them to their classroom.
  • All other students will walk to their classrooms after they have been dropped off on campus.
  • Please speak to the Bus Coordinator if the student is new to the College so we can arrange them to be met on campus and walked to their classroom.

Afternoon drop offs

  • Prep students are walked up to the buses by a Teacher’s Aide.
  • Junior School students are walked up to the bus by the teacher on duty.
  • All other students make their way to Carpark 4 where the buses depart at 3:25pm.
  • Please speak to the Bus Coordinator If the student is new to the College, the Bus Coordinator will arrange a meeting point and take the new students to the Carpark 4.   
  • Prep and Junior School students have to be collected from the bus by a designated adult or an older sibling at the bus stop. Otherwise, students will remain on the bus and be transported back to the College. 

Policy Conduct

Please note that each parent and student is required to view and sign this document: Policy and Code of Conduct