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You can easily travel to St Michael’s by public train, tram and bus.

Transport

Head to the PTV journey planner, type in your address and the destination and save a copy of your route journey for your next visit to St Michael’s.

St Michael's Bus Service

St Michael’s operates five bus routes traveling from the North, East, South and West of Melbourne, to and from the School every day. Our buses are available to all St Michael’s students.

Due to COVID-19, we understand that many parents in our community have experienced financial stress. In addition to the fee relief we have offered, we have also revised the St Michael’s bus service price structure to improve the cost effectiveness of this service for our families. From May 25, bus ticket prices have been reduced by 50% and will now be $3.00 per child, one-way.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students, the St Michael’s Bus Service has implemented new physical distancing measures and a rigorous cleaning process, so that our students can travel safely to School, avoiding public transport. Please see below for some expectations for students who will be using the bus service.

  • Students are not to travel if they display any symptoms of being unwell.
  • Students are to physically distance themselves if possible. I.e. if the bus is half full, there will be one child to a seat.
  • Students are required to carry hand sanitiser and sanitise their hands before boarding the bus.
  • Where possible, students will sit and travel in family or class groups.

For younger students who might be nervous about travelling on the bus for the first time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your classroom teacher as we will endeavour to find bus buddies for those students.

NOTE: In the morning, all bus routes will operate in accordance with the normal scheduled departure times. In the afternoon, all bus routes will depart at 3:15pm. An additional VCE Bus service will be running, departing at 4:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

View timetables and route descriptions for each service:

Online bus system:

Our online bus system replaces the paper based booking and payment system, and features online bookings and payment, real-time alerts and notifications, and the ability for parents to track their child’s journey online using smart touch on/tap off technology provided by our provider, RollCall.

  • Through the online portal, families can book bus trips up to a term in advance, choosing their route and closest stop easily using an interactive online map
  • After a student is booked into a trip, changes can be made to the booking up until the day before
  • After collecting their StMYKI, a student uses this to tap on/off the bus and payment is deducted from the online account
  • Parents receive an alert if a student misses their bus and they can also track journeys in real-time on their smart device
  • Parents can use the online portal to check the bus is on the way before heading to their child’s stop to drop off/ pick-up

To register for our online bus system, please email Andy Smith (Director of Operations K-12) to receive a welcome email to the new portal, which will include instructions on how students can obtain their StMYKI fob and how parents can activate their account. Once you have received the welcome email and activated your account, you can access the portal by visiting: https://stmichaelsgrammar.rollcall.com.au/parent/login.

St Michael’s is committed to delivering the best service to all St Michael’s families that use this service and we look forward to announcing further enhancements in the near future.

We would like to continue to improve this service and welcome your feedback, including route suggestions. Please provide your comments to community@stmichaels.vic.edu.au.

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To find out more, explore How to Enrol or contact our Student Enrolments Team on +61 3 8530 3310 or at enrolments@stmichaels.vic.edu.au.