Sports bus

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Christ Church Grammar School provides buses to all training and fixtures for the convenience of its students.

Training

Due to training venues for many sports being away from the main Claremont campus it is important to ensure transport to training venues to maximise training time and use of both school and hired facilities.

Year 7, 8 and 9 training and fixtures

In summer the training day will vary but in winter season this will be Wednesday .  Buses depart from the Claremont campus at approx. 3.15pm in summer and 3.00pm in winter for training venues (modified period timing on Wednesday in Terms 2 and 3, the school day finishes at 2.55pm).  Buses will return from training venues at approx 5.00pm.  In the main, the expectation is that Year 7, 8 and 9 students will return on the bus to the Claremont campus.  Parents wishing to collect their son from a training venue need to ensure they have collected their son prior to the 5.00pm departure time from the training venues.  Year 7, 8 and 9 students will not be left behind when the bus departs and parents who will be expected to collect sons from the Claremont campus.

On Friday afternoons many fixtures are scheduled away from the campus.  Boys will be transported to venues and will be required to return on the scheduled bus, unless they are collected prior to the depart of the bus (all fixtures for teams, bus departures and return times are published weekly on the CCGS website under the sports fixtures tab). http://www.ccgs.wa.edu.au/ccgs-world-page/sports-fixtures-and-updates

NB:  Parents are encouraged to attend scheduled fixtures to support their sons and are free to collect them at the conclusion of the game.

Year 10, 11 and 12 training and fixtures

Buses depart from the Claremont campus at approx. 3.15pm for training venues.  In summer the training day will vary but in winter season training days will be Tuesday and Thursday.  Buses will return from training venues at 5.10pm.  Senior boys can return on the buses provided or can be collected by parents at 5.10pm.  It is the school’s expectation that boys will be picked up promptly by parents at approx. 5.10pm so they are not left for a significant period of time at the playing fields unsupervised.

It is the individual parents responsibility to ensure they have made the appropriate arrangement for the pick up of their son.

On Saturday mornings, buses are provided for boarders to transport them to respective venues for fixtures.  The school’s preference is for day boys to be transported by private vehicles to fixtures.  A limited number of spare seats are available on the boarders bus departing from the Claremont campus for senior fixtures.  Buses returning to the campus after fixtures are primarily for boarders and private arrangements for the return of day boys from fixtures is preferred by the School.

All parents are encouraged to attend senior fixtures on Saturday morning to watch their son play for the school.  (All fixtures for teams, bus departure and return times are published weekly on the school website under the sports fixture tab). http://www.ccgs.wa.edu.au/ccgs-world-page/sports-fixtures-and-updates

Seat belt guidelines

Please be aware of the following guidelines with regard to seat belts on buses and the wearing of seat belts by CCGS students on buses.

  1. When ordering a bus for any excursion that is leaving the metropolitan area from Buswest, the bus must be fitted with seat belts. By way of example, all buses ordered for transport of boys to and from Kooringal camps must have seat belts.
  2. Buses ordered for sports events or excursions in the metropolitan area may not always have seat belts due to the large numbers of buses required and the inability of any one company to supply large numbers of buses with seat belts.
  3. When staff travel on a bus, for any CCGS journey, they need to ensure boys are seated and not standing. Staff should also be seated. If the bus is fitted with seat belts student should be asked to wear the seat belts for improved safety.