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 25 seat air-conditioned and seat belted Rosa bus services neighbourhoods near Foxwell Road and Ragamuffin Drive in Coomera Waters. It travels in a loop using Amity Road and Finnegan Way, with the option of extending to Pimpama to Dixon Drive, William Boulevard and Sudbury Drive. Returning to Foxwell Road, the bus services the Coomera Train Station and areas near the Coomera Marina. 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 50-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, Sanctuary Cove and Paradise Point. It extends down Marine Parade to the Runaway Bay Shopping Centre in Lae Drive. 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.
- Mount Tamborine Route
The College’s 24 seat air-conditioned and seat belted Rosa bus travels along Reserve Road in Upper Coomera to Tamborine Oxenford Road to service Wongawallan and Tamborine districts. In the afternoons, the bus departs from the western car park 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 39 seat air-conditioned and seat belted Yutong bus begins 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.
- Ormeau, Pimpama and Willowvale Route
Commencing in Term 4 of 2019, the 39-seat air conditioned and seat belted bus begins at Norfolk Village, Ormeau and travels south servicing both sides of the M1, including Ormeau Hills, Eggersdolf Road neighbourhoods, Ormeau Train Station along Mirabeena Drive, Gainsborough Greens along Yawalpah Road, and neighbourhoods near Rifle Range Road and Ruffles Road. Currently, the bus travels to Calypso Bay at the end of the afternoon route. The bus departs SSC from the loading zone south of the Centre for Music Excellence in the western car park, using the same departure schedule as other 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 five services should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm bus stop locations and schedules. Contact the College Accounts Department (Kirti Kumar email@example.com or PH 5573 8686) to arrange to 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 or using www.flexischools.com.au.
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 Operator for the College, Bob Nicol, Assistant to the Principal 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/
Surfside Bus Service Guide (Effective 28 January 2020)
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