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SCHOOL STUDENT TRANSPORT SCHEME & SCHOOL BUS SERVICES
Sydney Buses provides dedicated school bus services for students at Marcellin College. Secondary School students are eligible for subsidised transport if they live more than 2.0km (radial distance) from the College, measured on a radius from the centre of the school site, or 2.9km or more by the most direct practicable walking route to the nearest point of physical entry to the school.
We encourage parents to avail themselves of these services and refrain as far as possible from driving your son to school. You can find the timetables and maps for school services available to Marcellin College students on the Sydney Buses website: http://www.sydneybuses.info/schools
Applications forms can only be submitted via the online application procedure. Information and the link to the online application can be found at www.transportnsw.info/school-students
Year 7 students will receive their bus passes in the mail before the commencement of Term 1. However, should your son not receive his pass in time, do not worry as there is a grace period for the first few weeks of school to allow for all passes to be distributed. During this grace period students are able to travel on a bus without a pass.
BEHAVIOUR ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Students who use public transport to and from school do so as representatives of the College. There is a clear expectation that they will behave at all times in accordance with the standards that are set at school. Any student who doesn't behave appropriately whilst travelling to and from school will face disciplinary action as outlined in the College Behaviour Management Policy.
Boys are expected to catch the State Transit buses that are provided to the school, this ensures that boys are not a hindrance to the travelling public in other bus zones and that the school continues to have access to these services. If there is a need for boys to use a public bus parents are to write a request to the Deputy Headmaster who may issue a special pass for this travel.
When boys travel to and from school they are not permitted to enter shopping centres or other public spaces whilst in their school uniform. The expectation is that boys go directly to school in the morning and directly home in the afternoon.