Express Bus Service

Our express bus service is utilised by almost three quarters of our College Community giving students a safe and reliable mode of transport to and from the College. Our expanding fleet services the Fraser Coast and surrounds.

Bus Service Application

Families will have the opportunity to apply for our bus service upon enrolling. Alternatively, families can submit the application below.

Duty of Care

Our duty of care to students utilising the Riverside Christian College Bus Service, begins from the moment we collect your child, to when we drop them off at their designated stop. To best fulfil our Duty of Care, please read the following conditions for use of the Riverside Bus Service.

Riverside Bus Services Duty of Care Statement

Bek Hayhoe

Bek Hayhoe

Bus Coordinator

M: 0427 913 117
E: buses@riverside.qld.edu.au

RollCall Parent App

RollCall is our school bus management system giving you peace of mind knowing when your child is in transit. View our College bus routes and any route changes instantly, using the map below. Simply find your specific route from the left browser to see numbered stops including specific pick up/drop off locations.

Once you have submitted a Bus Application to the Bus Coordinator a confirmation email will be sent and you will receive a welcome email from RollCall directing you to download the RollCall Parent App using our school code mentioned below. The app allows you to view your child’s journey, report student absence, update bus or stop changes, set alerts to notify you when your child scans on/off the bus, update your account details and even add a secondary carer to your account.

RollCall School Code: riversidecc

RollCall App User Tutorials

Bus Changes

ALL permanent bus changes must be sent directly to the Bus Coordinator by email, with as much advance notice as possible. The Bus Coordinator will forward information to individual bus drivers and update RollCall. Last minute AM changes (e.g. student absence due to illness) need to be adjusted in the RollCall Parent App before the route commencement. Any PM changes also need to be made in the RollCall Parent App. If your student requires to be notified of this change throughout the day, please contact the College Office.

PARENTS are required to update any bus changes in the RollCall Parent App including:

  • Student absences
  • Staying at the College for afternoon sport/activities
  • Tours, camps or excursions that result in not being on the bus
  • Collecting students at 3:00pm
  • Changing buses or drop off locations

Occasional Bus Variations

Occasionally students may wish to travel home with a friend on their bus. These arrangements will only be allowed under the following conditions.

Parents/guardian for BOTH students must contact the Bus Coordinator with full details and permission no later than 12 noon. Written (email or text) permission is preferred.

If a student is not a regular bus student, they must pay a $5 casual bus payment to the College before the trip. This can be paid by Cash or EFT.

Students will NOT be allowed to ring parents from the College during the day. These social arrangements are to be made outside school hours.

Bus Contingency Plan: Variations-to-Service

In the instance where unforeseen circumstances may effect the normal running of our bus schedules a Variation-to-Service may come into effect. A bus Variation-to-Service (VTS) forms part of the Riverside Christian College Bus Service Contingency Plan to ensure little to no disruption occurs to our bus services.

All levels of variation are linked below for your reference. The College will notify families if variations are in effect and of any escalation of levels, as they arise.

Please follow the link below for an overview of all levels within the Bus Contingency Plan for your reference of what to do in the event of each level.

Level 2

Tinana South/Tinana Town Combined

Level 3

Tinana South/Tinana Town Combined

Childers – Howard – Burrum Heads

Hervey Bay West – Torbanlea

Level 4

Gayndah – Biggenden – Oakhurst AM

Mungar – Granville AM – Part Granville PM

Tin Can Bay – Bidwill – Granville

Tinana South/Tinana Town Combined

Bus Drivers & Schedules

Biggenden/Gayndah

Driver: Case Onvlee/Kathy Ratcliff

Biggenden/Gayndah

Driver: Kathy Ratcliff/Case Onvlee

Burrum Heads

Driver: Fabian Hedberg

Childers

Driver: Sally Curtis

Granville

Driver: Jim Freebody

Hervey Bay Central

Driver: Mal Rawlings & Ashlee van den Berg

Hervey Bay Central

Driver: Ashlee van den Berg & Mal Rawlings

Hervey Bay East

Driver: Graham Revill

Hervey Bay West

Driver: Wendy Houston & Jennifer Jones

Hervey Bay West

Driver: Jennifer Jones & Wendy Houston

Maryborough

Driver: Paul Sutcliffe

Mungar/Oakhurst

Driver: Bell Mann

Tiaro/Gundiah & Bauple

Driver: Rod Connell

Tin Can Bay

Driver: Andrew Ross

Tinana Town

Driver: Jackie McFadden

Tinana South

Driver: Michael Adam

Casual Relief

Driver: Steve Prescott

Casual Relief

Driver: Colin Enchelmaier

Casual Relief

Driver: Linda Esplin