Walking and Riding to and from School
At St Josephs we do promote the Healthy Moves Program and support students walking or riding their bikes to and from school. We are lucky to have many great paths that lead to our school to enable this. Any students riding their bikes, need to walk them from the gates to the bike shelter once they are within school grounds. Any students that are walking or riding can use any access gate to St Josephs Primary School depending on their path of travel.
Car Drop off and Collection
Students can be dropped off at any point close to the school grounds and walk in or they can be dropped off in the school loop. Staff supervision commences from 8.30am, any students arriving at school earlier this will be unsupervised.
With new COVID Return to School Guidelines still in place, school pick up areas need to be allocated to ensure an even spread of students within areas. These pickup locations DO NOT apply to students who are walking & riding home, or to families that choose to park at Aquazone or any surrounding streets and have their children walk to them.
Families have been designated pick up locations based on their surname, if you have a strong reason for reqeusting a change to your allocated location please email our School Business Manager with the reasons why and this will be assessed.
Families A - G pick up in the LOOP
Families H - M pick up in QUEENS ROAD (please note the vacant land adjacant to the creek, opposite our gate, is Private Property and is not an option for school families to park while waiting)
Families N - Z TENNIS COURTS
Financial Support for Private Car Transport
Families that live out of town, attend their closest school (Government or Non-Government), live 4.8km or more (roadside to school gate) and DO NOT have access to a bus system may be eligible for the State Government Conveyance Allowance Scheme. If you believe you may be eligible for this support please contact our School Business Manager on 5561 1343 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on this scheme can be accessed via the Victorian Education Department website
Country Bus Travel
Students living in regional or remote areas of Victoria are able to access a public bus service to get to and from school. If your child is attending their closest school (Government or Non-Government) they are eligible to access this service for free. If your child is enrolled at a school that is not their closest school they can still access the bus service but will need to pay for this service. The cost of the service is $120 per child, per term.
On behalf of Public Transport Victoria, Brauer College co-ordinates the Country Bus system for Warrnambool and the surrounding areas.
To register for this service you need to complete the relevant form and return to Brauer College:
For students eligible for free bus travel:
For students not eligible for free bus travel:
Town Bus Travel
Students can access the town bus system to get to and from school each day. Tickets can be purchased on the bus at a cost of $1.20 per trip or travel passes (weekly, monthly, half-yearly $118 or yearly $235) can be purchased through (Warrnambool Bus Lines). To work out which bus route is most suitable for you, you can call Warrnambool Bus Lines on 5562 7548 or check the for the relevant bus route via this link