Travelling to Good Shepherd
Private Bus Service
The College operates a private morning and afternoon bus service on the following six routes.
To ensure we have sufficient seating, families need to apply and be approved before students are able to travel. This process is outlined below.
The timetables below are to be used as a guide only.
The College uses a platform developed by RollCall to manage the day to day bus activities, installing the app will enable notifications of student boarding activity, booking and payment of casual trips and the current location of the bus that your child is travelling on. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, an invite will be sent to your email account with the login details upon being assigned to a route. Please note, all support for the app should be directed to the College not the developer.
Students must be at their approved stop 5 minutes prior to the time shown in the timetable. The afternoon schedule is only a guide, to help minimise the time students spend travelling the afternoon service will skip a stop when there are no students onboard for it, resulting in students being dropped to some stops earlier than indicated in the schedule.
Students using the bus service must have a booking in place. The cost of the service varies depending on the distance travelled and frequency. Please click on the link below to view bus charges. Full time and part time travellers have the option of including the bus fees on their family account, casual users pay via the RollCall app on a pay-as-you-go basis.
College Bus Travel Application Form
The bus application form can be completed by clicking the link below. A member of our transport team will contact you to confirm the details and whether we have capacity on the selected route for your child(ren).
The school is also serviced by Buslink Queensland (Office Address - 11 Page Street, Kunda Park 4556). To contact Buslink please call on (07) 5476 6622 for more information.
College Expectations of Bus Users
This Bus Users Policy explains the College’s policies regarding the use and patronage of its own buses and the Bus Rules for Students (and penalties for infringements of those rules). It also explains how the buses operate from stop to stop, expectations regarding young children and variations in bus travel due to inclement weather.
Customer Service Expectations
Under the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994, Queensland Transport expects to see documentary evidence of procedures to indicate that a complaints register exists to ensure that if a complaint is made, it is recorded, investigated and the appropriate action is taken in response.
The College has therefore provided the following form for users of our bus service to raise any complaints, issues or concerns about the bus services that we run.
For the above reasons all complaints must be made on the above form (rather than by merely phoning the College) and be submitted to:
The Head of Operations
Good Shepherd Lutheran College
PO Box 1288
Noosaville DC QLD 4566
A Conveyance Allowance is payable to parents who live more than 3.2kms from the closest state school. Students can be either conveyed by bus or private vehicle. Contact the School Transport Section, Queensland Transport, Maroochydore on (07) 5452 1800 for more information.