Bus transport is provided for the majority of our students in either our Belvoir bus or a Dyson’s bus. Each bus is staffed by a bus driver and a bus chaperone.
The ultimate transport goal for a growing proportion of our students is that they can independently travel to school. This skill will ease the transition to work and adult education placements when they leave Belvoir. Some students walk or ride their bikes to school. Some travel by public transport.
An application must be made for your child to be eligible for bus transport and this form can be found in your enrolment pack. You will be notified if your child is eligible for transport and be given details of bus pick-up and drop-off times and what bus your child will be on. As we have many children using this service, it is not possible to vary times. However, we do aim to have our students at school by 9am and depart at 3pm.
Bus Safety: Our bus chaperone will work with parents, staff and the students to ensure that your child travels safely on the bus. All children must wear a seat-belt, remain seated and refrain from eating on the bus. The chaperone will ensure that your child receives their closer supervision if assistance, extra attention, social stories, a special object or book to hold is needed.
On rare occasions, when a student is unwell, particularly anxious or disruptive and their safety and that of others is compromised, the Principal may ask the parents to transport their child for a short period of time until a revised safety plan is put into place.
Use of buses during the School Day
Community Access is an important part of your child’s weekly program and all groups participate in at least one community outing per week. In most instances, the students are transported on the buses owned by the school. At the beginning of each term, your child’s teacher will send a term timetable Community Access notification and permission slip home which will clearly outline excursion destination and dates. We ask that you read this notification and if you are happy with your child to be involved in those excursions, sign and return to school. If you have any concerns, please contact your child’s teacher by phone, person or indicate in diary.