Buses and Transport

There are a range of transport options available to Moama Anglican Grammar students.

Walking

Students who live locally may walk to School at their parents/guardians’ discretion.

Bicycle

Racks are provided for storage of bicycles at school.  If entering from Boye’s Rd the racks behind the Year 5 classrooms should be used. If entering from Brick Alley, the bike racks at the Southern end of the school should be used by students of all ages.

Students riding bicycles to and from school are required to wear a protective helmet of approved design, colour is immaterial. Bicycles must be secured to bike racks with a chain and lock. Please note that scooters and skateboards are not permitted on school grounds.

Car Parking and Road Safety

In 2018, the roadside along Kirchhofer Street will remain as the bus drop off and pick-up zone for all Victorian buses.

Parents are also reminded that parking on the eastern side of Kirchhofer Street is illegal and will be rigorously monitored by the police. Fines of up to $319 and two demerit points can be applied.

Similarly the Southern side of Brick Alley is a No-Parking area.

When entering the Primary parking area, please be mindful of the pedestrian crossing and observe the signs to ensure that traffic flows in one direction when exiting the car park.

Please be mindful when parking that you enter the parking bay nose first (please do not reverse your car into a parking bay as this can often take up two car spaces).

Students are also reminded to use the footpaths provided of a morning and afternoon, they are not to walk across the car parking area.


BUSES

Bus travel is optional and eligibility for free bus travel is based on the student residential address. Our students may access Moama Anglican Grammar via Echuca Moama Transit (for Echuca and Moama Township residents), Transport for NSW (NSW rural residents) and the Victorian School Bus Program (for districts outside of Echuca). Our Bus Supervisor, Mrs Jenny Todd, assists students at the end of each school day.  Bus enquiries should be directed to Mrs Lou Kennaugh at the School Office.

NSW RESIDENTS

All NSW applications should be made online.
Subsidised country bus travel is provided Dysons, Purtills and Bunnaloo Buslines for our NSW country students who come to us from Barham, Barmah, beyond Bunnaloo and Deniliquin and all districts in between.
Students who live in Moama township may use the Echuca Moama Transit service and are generally eligible for subsidised bus travel from home to school  (subject to distance and / or safety criteria).  All NSW applications should be made online.
Also, some rural families may also be eligible for School Drive Subsidy (formerly Private Vehicle Conveyance Allowance) for the portion of the trip from home to the nearest bus stop.  Refer to  https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/schoolDriveSubsidy for information and to apply online.

ECHUCA TOWNSHIP

Echuca Moama Transit provides public transport (buses) in the Echuca Moama townships.  Echuca township residents should refer to Public Transport Victoria for information. Contact the School Office for an application form which requires 2 passport style colour photos (school photos are perfect). The School will purchase a myki card for eligible students upon receiving the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Conveyance Allowance form from parents. Families are invoiced for the cost of the concession card, application processing and the card holder provided ($15).

Eligible students are entitled to unlimited travel on metropolitan trains, trams, and buses, regional bus services and V/Line train and coach services (except for special or chartered services) operating wholly within Victoria. This Victorian Student Pass is an entitlement electronically loaded onto a concession myki. The myki card number will be written on the Student Concession Card. Both the myki and Student Concession Card must be carried at all times when travelling.

Other students may also use the public bus system to travel to Echuca as required by paying the appropriate fare.

Contact Echuca Moama Transit for timetable information – 03 5484 1129

VIC COUNTRY

Our Victorian students come to us from far and wide via the Echuca District Country Bus Network which is jointly administered by Victorian Department of Early Childhood Development and Public Transport Victoria and is currently coordinated from Echuca College.

Bus travel is provided for Moama Anglican Grammar students from beyond Cohuna, Kyabram, Nathalia, Rochester and districts in between. Applications for Permission to Travel (Vic Country) should be submitted to the Moama Anglican Grammar office.  A special travel permit for Victorian Country bus travellers, who may use the service casually can be found here.  Please note, seats for casual travellers cannot be guaranteed and conditions apply.

Some families are also eligible for Private Vehicle (Car) Conveyance Allowance if they must travel more than 4.8km from home to their nearest country bus stop. If eligible, please complete the application or contact the School Office for further clarification.

Students Driving to School

During the course of Year 11 or 12, it is likely that students will obtain their provisional (NSW) or probationary (Victoria) licences and may wish to drive to school. Any student wishing to drive to school must write to the Head of Secondary School, with the written support of their parents, requesting permission.

Permission will be granted subject to the following conditions:

  • In Year 11, only students who are late country bus travellers may apply;
  • Details have been provided as to the make, model and registration of the car and a copy of the insurance policy is provided;
  • A copy of the student’s provisional licence has been provided.
  • Also, the student and parents sign an agreement that the student will:
  • Not transport any other persons without the written permission of the Head of Secondary School and the relevant parents. (Please note that, as a general rule permission would be limited to siblings attending this School);
  • Not leave the School grounds during school hours without permission of the Head of Secondary School and parents;
  • Park in the designated area for student cars;
  • Display the Student parking permit on the dashboard where it may be easily seen.