**Please note: As of Monday 16th July 2018, Surfside Buses have made changes to the following services:
Saint Stephen’s College is a TravelSmart school. TravelSmart is a Queensland Government initiative that promotes the use of healthy and sustainable modes of transport in local communities, particularly when travelling to and from schools and workplaces. Student Travel Rebate information.
The College encourages parents to consider using more efficient alternatives than single-passenger car travel such as car-pooling, the College buses, Surfside school buses or a combination of bus and train. Surfside school bus numbers 4210 and 4202 connect the College with Coomera train station on the Gold Coast line.
For more information about transport options, please contact the College.
College operated bus services
The College operates a number of bus services exclusively for SSC students. These services currently include:
- Coomera Waters Route
The College’s 39 seat air-conditioned and seat belted Yutong Bus travels to the Coomera railway station, along Foxwell Road and Ragamuffin Drives to a range of neighbourhoods in Coomera Waters. In the afternoons the bus departs from beside the GFA at 3.20pm, except APS sport Fridays which are delayed until 3.30pm to enable connection with sport buses.
- Hope Island, Sanctuary Cove, Paradise Point and Runaway Bay Route
This 40 seat air-conditioned and seat belted bus is a private charter with Gold Coast Holiday Tours. The bus route services neighbourhoods along Hope Island Road, including Hope Island and Sanctuary Cove, through to the western side of Coombabah Creek. In the afternoons, the bus departs from beside the sports office at 3.20pm, except APS sport Fridays which are delayed until 3.30pm to enable connection with sport buses.
Current route and timetable
Bus stop locations
- Mount Tamborine Route
The College’s 24 seat air-conditioned and seat belted Rosa bus travels along Reserve Road to Tamborine Oxenford Road to service Wongawallan and Tamborine districts. In the afternoons, the bus departs from the second loading zone at 3.20pm, except APS sport Fridays which are delayed until 3.30pm to enable connection with sport buses.
- Pacific Pines and Maudsland Route
The College’s 24 seat air-conditioned and seat belted Rosa bus begins in Millaroo Drive next to Westfield Helensvale and travels through Gaven, Pacific Pines, Maudsland and Regatta Waters. In the afternoons, the bus departs from beside the Dance Studio at 3.20pm, except APS sport Fridays which are delayed until 3.30pm to enable connection with sport buses.
The bus routes have a degree of flexibility based on demand and location of safe stopping points. Families interested in accessing any of the four services should contact the College Accounts Department (Kirti Kumar email@example.com) to check availability and purchase a twenty trip bus pass.
The prepaid bus pass includes the emergency contact numbers of the bus drivers, has an unlimited lifespan and students are only charged for trips taken. Please contact the Accounts Department to arrange purchase either in person or over the phone. Information letter
Should any member of the community have a query or concern about the operation of the College car parks, student drivers or the four College bus services they should contact the Accredited Operator for the College, Bob Nicol, Assistant to the Headmaster Administration and Compliance (Ph 5573 8612 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
A number of Surfside buses use the bus stops in front of the College on Reserve Road. Please access the useful link below to find comprehensive information about routes and schedules for the bus services. http://schoolbus.net.au/
Use the following link to access information provided by Surfside related to school bus services, eligibility for bus passes and code of conduct. http://www.surfside.com.au/sit_school_services.htm