The College operates five air conditioned and seat-belted buses exclusively for SSC students. College Buses service the suburbs of: Biggera Waters, Calypso Bay, Coomera, Coomera Waters, Gainsborough Green, Gaven, Helensvale, Highland Reserve, Hope Island, Maudsland, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Pacific Pines, Pimpama, Paradise Point, Runaway Bay, Sanctuary Cove, Tamborine, Willowvale. The routes and current bus stops can be viewed on the interactive map below.
Bookings and trip payments are made through Roll Call, an online app allowing parents to manage bookings in real time, view the progress of the bus and receive travel notifications related to their child. Contact Accounts or Enrolments to arrange a welcome email to create a Roll Call account.
College Bus Stops Map
This map is updated in real time when updates are made. Roll Call allows parents to track the progress of their bus when it operates. Map- Use the +/- to change the scale of the interactive map. Click and hold to manoeuvre the map view.
Click on a bus stop pin to see stop details and times
Government Financial Assistance for Student Travel
Where families make private arrangements to travel to school, as opposed to using Translink services they can apply to be paid a Conveyance Allowance each semester. Families qualify where ELC-Year 6 students live more than 3.8km from the nearest State School or Year 7-12 students live more than 4.8km from the nearest State Secondary Schools. Other Catholic and Independent schools are not counted as these schools are ‘not of the same type’ or religious denomination as Saint Stephen’s College.
The College understands this weekly allowance of $11.50 may be claimed prior to June and December for private arrangements to use the College buses where students live more than 1.6km from a Translink bus service (Bus Assistance Schemes, p9). The College believes our non-funded buses limited to only Saint Stephen’s College students may qualify as private transport under the scheme. Given conveyance allowance (D) which normally applies here on the Gold Coast requires that parents covey their children in a private vehicle and is paid “per vehicle”, the application process only requires you to confirm that conveyance is by “private transport”.
More details are provided in pages 4, 8 and 9 in the TMR Bus Assistance Schemes Document. The rate of payments each semester are listed in the Transport and Main Roads Conveyance Allowance Payments Document below.
Translink Public School Buses
The TMR Bus Assistance Schemes document also details how families using Translink buses on Designated Routes (page 7) can submit a BTA form to translink for a travel subsidy. Rules about minimum distances from the nearest State School and any Non-State School are included in the BTA form.
Should any member of the community have a query or concern about the operation of the College car parks, student drivers or the College bus services they should contact the Accredited Transport Operator or email 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/