In the interests of student safety and because our pupils are a mobile witness, the following rules must be strictly upheld:

1. Students are to obey the driver at all times.
2. Students will instantly obey requests of any senior student given monitoring responsibilities.
3. Students, once seated, will remain seated for the duration of the journey, rising only to leave the bus at their destination. 'Seated' does not include kneeling.
4. Students will not interfere with any other bus user.
5. Students will not engage in any unsuitable activities. This includes playing with a ball or similar object, throwing items of paper or clothing, or any interpersonal actions not permitted at school.
6. Students will not throw anything from bus windows.
7. Students will use their voices at an appropriate volume and will not shout across the bus.
8. Students will not board or alight from a moving bus.
9 When arriving at the destination, students will remain seated until the bus has stopped.
10. Students must not abuse the use of the driver alert system for indicating the next bus stop.

BUS DISCIPLINE PROCEDURE

Firm action via the following discipline procedure is taken if students do not follow the rules:

1st Offence:
A letter or phone call to the parents of the child involved informing them of the problem and advising that if it occurs again the child will not be allowed to ride the bus for 5 days. This letter will also include a copy of the Bus Rules and explain that any bus fees are still due during any period that the pupil is suspended from the bus. This notification is to provide parents the opportunity to sort the issue out themselves.

2nd Offence:
A letter or phone call to the parents of the child informing them of the problem and requiring them to make alternative transport arrangements for 5 days. They are also requested to take suitable measures to ensure that this behaviour is corrected as on the next occurrence the child will be suspended from the bus for 10 days.

3rd Offence:
A letter or phone call to the parents that the child will not be allowed to use the bus for 10 days and on the next occurrence of misbehaviour the child will be suspended from the bus for 6 weeks.

4th Offence:
A letter or phone call to the parents that the child will not be allowed to use the bus for 6 weeks. Any continued defiance of the behaviour code will result in the child not being permitted to use the school bus service for the remainder of the year.

All letters sent home will include reminders to parents that any bus fees will still be required during the suspension period.

KingsWay School | PO Box 54, Red Beach, 0945
KingsWay Senior Campus : 100 Jelas Road, Red Beach | +64-9-427-0900 |
KingsWay Junior Campus : 2 Bonair Crescent, Silverdale | +64-9-421-9350 |