Location & Transport

Location

St Aidan’s is in Corinda, a quiet residential area in Brisbane’s western suburbs. We are adjacent to Corinda Railway Station, giving direct access to the CBD. A public and private transport network, including bus and train, provides convenient access to our school.

Train

The school is situated only one minute walk from the Corinda Railway Station. The train provides access to the City and the western suburbs, with links to the total Brisbane transport network.

Buses

The School operates three bus runs, through Belbaker Bus Charters exclusively for St Aidan’s students and staff. The service is operated morning and afternoon (school days only).

The School can monitor the bus movements via a GPS tracking system. 

SCHOOL BUS UPDATES (ST AIDAN'S APP)

To receive important updates about the buses, please ensure you have downloaded the St Aidan's App and joined the 'Buses' group.  

Cost of service

The service costs $4.30 each way (for all bus routes).

Bus ticket pricing is subject to an annual price increase. 

Bus payment options

Student ID card: Students can use their student ID card to pay for their daily trips. All buses are fitted with a Samsung phone which will scan your child's student ID card and this will charge your Flexischools account for an individual bus trip. Importantly, the student ID card must be linked to your Flexischools account and funds must be available. To set up your account, please visit www.flexischools.com.au or call Flexischools on 1300 361 769 for assistance.  

10 trip ticket: One or multiple 10 trip tickets can be purchased through Flexischools (www.flexischools.com.au) or directly from the Finance Office. Your daughter will need to collect her pass from the Finance Office within 48 hours of purchase.

Bus routes & timetable

The most up to date routes and times will be published on this page. 

The bus will not leave the bus stop before the time listed on the published timetable below.

Route 1 Moggill: Moggill, Bellbowrie, Pinjarra Hills, Brookfield, Kenmore, Fig Tree Pocket (Western side of river), Jindalee, Mt Ommaney   – click here for the timetable and detailed stop locations

Route 2 Bardon: Bardon, Toowong (Stuartholme), Indooroopilly, Fig Tree Pocket (Easter side of river), Sinnamon Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks – click here for the timetable and detailed stop locations

Route 3 Mt Gravatt: Mt Gravatt, Sunnybank, Salisbury, Moorooka, Tarragindi, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Tennyson, Graceville – click here for the timetable and detailed stop locations

REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL STOP

Bus stops are predetermined by the School. Should you wish to suggest an additional bus stop for consideration please email schoolbus@staidans.qld.edu.au with the route name and requested stop details. Please include the council bus stop number with your request. We will contact you to advise if this request can be accommodated. Please do not contact the bus company directly. Please note that to achieve a fair service to all travellers we do not offer a door-to-door service.

School bus policy

The safety of students travelling on school buses is paramount. It is the right of all bus travellers to have the safest possible service provided. The driver will treat all students respectfully and in turn will be treated respectfully by all students. It is the responsibility of all bus users to ensure that the driver can perform his/her duties free from distraction and worry about the conduct of passengers. 

Responsibility: Bus Operator

  • Maintaining buses in a clean and safe operation. Strict guidelines should be followed for service and inspection of school buses.

  • Adhere to scheduled pick up and drop off times. 

Responsibility: Bus Driver

  • Driving in a safe manner.

  • Being aware of the students on the bus and their needs.

  • Taking note of any student’s concerns and inform the School.

  • Promptly notifying the school of any negative behaviour or incidences that occur on the bus.

  • Using “child” appropriate language when dealing with students.

  • Holding the necessary licence including, but not limited to, Blue Card, First Aid Certificate, Driver Authorisation, relevant Driver’s Licence and qualifications.

  • Adhere to scheduled pick up and drop off times. 

Responsibility: Students/Parents 

  • Students are expected to exercise the highest standard of courtesy and behaviour while using the school bus service for reasons of safety and wellbeing of all passengers and the driver.

  • Students must remain seated at all times during transit and wear their seat belts.

  • Talk quietly and avoid noise which may distract the driver.

  • Listen to the driver and follow his/her instructions.

  • Food, drinks or chewing gum are not to be consumed on the bus.

  • Respect other people’s property and the bus.

  • Behave in a courteous manner to others on the bus.

  • Keep the bus clean.

  • Footwear and clothing is to be clean and tidy before boarding the bus. Uniform standards are enforceable during bus travel.

  • School bags are to be stowed under the seat or in appropriate luggage areas. Aisles must remain free always.

  • If the bus is late arriving at the pick-up/drop-off point, parents are asked to wait 10 minutes after the due time before contacting the school or bus company. Traffic delays can occur and affect the running times of the buses.

  • Students using the School Bus Service are still bound by the School rules and regulations.

  • Any student failing to observe the school’s code of behaviour as stipulated in this policy will forfeit the use of the bus service.

The Business Manager maintains an accurate and updated record of:

  • Bus routes (maps)

  • Bus timetable

Who can travel on the bus?

Kindergarten students 

Unfortunately the bus service is not available to students enrolled in Kindergarten. 

Prep to Year 4 students

Students in Prep to Year 4 may only travel on the bus if the parent/guardian signs and returns the Agreement for Students Prep to Year 4 travelling on the Private Bus form.

Parents with children in Prep to Year 4 will need to sign the “Agreement for Students Prep to Year 4 travelling on the Private Bus” form agreeing to the following conditions:

  • Parent/guardian will be at the bus stop to drop off and pick up their child at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

  • Parent/guardian will assist child onto and off the bus.

  • If a parent/guardian is not at the bus stop when the bus arrives, the driver will not allow the student to disembark from the bus. The student will be returned to the School and the parents will be contacted to collect their child from the Outside School Hours Care room. The will incur a cost of $100 to return the child to the School. This will be charged to the parent's fee account. 

  • In addition, Outside School Hours fees will be incurred. This will be charged to the parent's fee account. 

  • If a sibling over the age of 10 is accompanying the child in Prep to Year 4, this is sufficient. 

  • Please let the driver know the age of your child. The driver will ensure younger children are seated at the front of the bus. 

Contact

For all bus related enquiries, please email schoolbus@staidans.qld.edu.au.