Buses & Transport Code of Conduct

At St Virgil’s College we believe that all students should be able to travel on buses safely and confidently. We also expect the reputation of our College to be enhanced in public by the positive behaviour of our students. All boys are therefore required to abide by the following code of conduct, which requires that they:

  • Behave at all times in a sensible manner.
  • Board and leave the bus in an orderly fashion.
  • Remain seated with their feet on the floor.
  • Do not create excessive noise.
  • Do not move about the bus, except when necessary.
  • Do not fight or bully others.
  • Do not throw objects inside the bus or from the bus.
  • Do not distract the driver.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke on the bus.
  • Respect bus property by not marking or damaging it.
  • Do not allow any part of their body to protrude from the bus.
  • Students who break these rules will be dealt with according to the normal disciplinary procedures of the College. 

Serious breaches of the Code of Behaviour will be reported to the Principal.

Students whose behaviour represents a threat to the safety of other travellers may lose their right to travel on the bus. In such cases, we will contact parents accordingly.

The College reminds parents that vandalism to buses may be dealt with under the provisions of the Transport Act, with a standard fine of $100 plus repair charges.

St Virgil’s will continue to encourage safe and sensible bus travel, and will reinforce this by appointing student committees for each of our daily services. We will also continue to work closely with the bus companies which provide services for our students in monitoring student behaviour and implementing this Code of Conduct.

All parents are encouraged to reinforce with their children the expectations and requirements of this document.