Travel To and From School

Bus Travel

Should you have any enquiries regarding the bus system, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Heather Hope at hhope@cathedralcollege.vic.edu.au

For information regarding any bus services please refer to our Bus Booklet here:

Bus Information Booklet

Regional School Bus Program

Students wishing to travel to Cathedral College Wangaratta utilising the Government School Bus Program are required to fill in a Bus Application form available from The College office. Once completed, this must be returned to the Bus Coordinator, Ms Heather Hope. Once the application is received, it will be forwarded to the Regional Bus Coordinator at Wangaratta High School for approval. Following this, you will be contacted by the High School informing you whether the application has been approved and if additional fees apply. If you live closer to another Anglican School you may still be eligible to travel by bus, however, you will be charged a fee.

Benalla and Bright Buses

We are pleased to offer our families privately chartered buses from Bright and Benalla. Fees do apply for students who travel on these buses. An invoice for these fees is issued with school fees.

Town Bus

To be eligible to access the town bus, students must live more than 4.8 km from Cathedral College. An Application for Permission to Travel and a Conveyance Form, available from the office, must be completed and returned to Ms Heather Hope at The College. A bus pass will be organised on receipt of these forms. Students who live less than 4.8 km from the school may obtain a Bus Pass from Fallon’s Bus Service for an additional fee, which needs to be renewed each Term. For times, please access the Bus Information booklet linked above.

Shuttle Bus System

At the beginning of the year, students are given a bus pass for the bus travelling from Cathedral College to Wangaratta High School. In the morning, students are asked to get on the first available Shuttle Bus so they can get to school as soon as the bus fills up. In the afternoon students are to remain on the Shuttle Bus they are allocated, for roll marking purposes and safety reasons.

Parent Responsibility

Parents/guardians are responsible for transporting their children to and from authorised bus stops for the safety of their children while waiting for the bus. It is important that parents waiting for bus passengers at a roadside bus stop wait on the same side of the road as the bus to prevent accidents.

Cycle to School

Students living in close proximity to the College are encouraged to ride their bikes to school along the bike paths and leave their bikes in the bike racks on campus. Students should provide their own lock.

Homeline

Homeline, located at the front of the College Junior School along Wangaratta-Whitfield Road, is where students can be dropped off and picked up at school. We have designed a car park that allows students to be picked up/dropped off in a timely matter with a pick-up/drop-off zone where parents/guardians drive by to drop off/pick up students without having to park. There is also the opportunity for parents/guardians to park their car and collect their child.

We ask that you cooperate with this system and do not park your car in the pick up zone and then proceed to collect your child. It is our intention to make the car park operate as safely and efficiently as possible. In order to achieve this, we ask all parents/guardians to be patient and understanding of the busy times and to be mindful of children around the car park.