Bus Education Program for schools

Busways' Bus Education Program for Schools teaches students how to be safe in and around buses and about the role public transport plays in connecting our communities.

Teaching from the classroom, our School and Community Educators deliver tailored lessons to Kindergarten to Year 6 students in a fun, interactive and hands-on way.

Our popular bus safety course for primary school students is now available with three exciting new modules covering public transport topics.

Program Content

Each module has been carefully designed to deliver learning outcomes aligned to the School syllabus, addressing areas including PDHP, geography and maths and contains age-appropriate lessons to engage students in different stage groups.

Module 1 - Bus Safety
Who is this for?
Tailored for students in:
  • Early stage 1 - Kindergarten
  • Stage 1 - Year 1 and year 2.
  • Stage 2 - Year 3 and year 4.
  • Stage 3 - Year 5 and year 6
What students learn
Students learn and practice safe behaviours on and around buses when travelling between home and school including:
  • Safety at the bus stop
  • Boarding the bus
  • Travelling on the bus
  • Departing the bus
  • Travelling home safely
Need more information about the program?
Format
  • In-class bus safety presentation (20 mins)
  • Bus safety practice on stationary bus (20 mins)
  • Optional bus ride around local area (extra 20 mins)
What we need from schools
  • Permission obtained from parents/guardians for students undertaking practical on board bus during this session
  • Classroom or hall to accommodate number of students for training session
  • Classroom computer or laptop connected to a smartboard or projector for in-class presentations
  • Designated location to park bus for the bus safety practice
Session duration
Approximately 40-50 minutes; or 1 hour if selecting optional bus ride
Students per session
5 – 40 students (recommended group size)
On completion
Students each receive a bus safety giveaway pack and a certificate of completion
Module 2 - Sustainable transport and technology
Module availability
2022 – Term 1
Who is this for?
Tailored for students in:
  • Early stage 1 - Kindergarten
  • Stage 1 - Year 1 and year 2
  • Stage 2 - Year 3 and year 4
  • Stage 3 - Year 5 and year 6
What students learn
This module covers the following areas:
  • Defining sustainable transport
  • Three pillars of sustainability
  • Transport emissions
  • Innovation and future transport
Need more information about the program?
Format
In-class presentation
Session duration
50 minutes
Students per session
10 - 65
On completion
Teachers receive resources to promote further learning related to the module

Program Details

Our trained School and Community Educators come to your school classrooms to deliver engaging and interactive content to each class.

Who is this for?
Kindergarten and primary school students
Program availability
During school terms 1, 2 and 3
Cost
Free
Locations
Provided to schools within our service areas:
  • Central Coast network
  • Coffs Harbour regional network
  • Grafton regional network
  • Great lakes regional network
  • Port Macquarie regional network
  • Western Sydney network
What we need from schools
  • Classroom or hall to accommodate number of students for training session
  • Classroom computer or laptop connected to a smartboard or projector for in-class presentations
  • Feedback on our classes via a short questionnaire
  • Confirmation in writing that school has obtained permission from parents/guardians for students to undertake the practical on board buses and optional bus ride for 'Module 1 - Bus Safety'
  • Location to park bus for ‘Module 1 – Bus Safety'

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Help equip your students with the life skills they need to travel safely
and understand the role public transport plays in the community


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