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 Transport Champions 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 NSW 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
Syllabus outcomes
addressed
Format
  • In-class bus safety presentation (20 mins)
  • Bus safety practice on bus (20 mins)
Session duration
40-50 minutes
Students per session
5 – 40 students (recommended group size)
On completion
Students each receive a bus safety giveaway pack
Module 2 - Understanding the role of public transport in the community
Module availability
2021 - Term 2-3
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
  • Transportation vehicles
  • What is public transport?
  • Features of modes of transport
  • Public transport users
  • Public transport and places
Syllabus outcomes
addressed
Format
In-class presentation
Session duration
40 minutes
Students per session
10 – 40 students (recommended group size)
On completion
Students receive resources to promote further learning related to the module
Module 3 - Benefits of a well-planned bus network
Module availability
2021 - Term 3
Who is this for?
Tailored for students in:
  • Stage 2 - Year 3 and year 4.
  • Stage 3 - Year 5 and year 6
What students learn
This module covers the following areas:
  • Public transport travel patterns
  • Planning a school bus service
  • Benefits of a well-planned school bus service
Syllabus outcomes
addressed
Format
In-class presentation
Session duration
40 minutes
Students per session
10 – 40 students (recommended group size)
On completion
Students receive resources to promote further learning related to the module
Module 4 - Sustainable transport and technology
Module availability
2021 – Term 3
Who is this for?
Tailored for students in:
  • 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
  • New sustainable technology in transport
  • Transport emissions
Syllabus outcomes
addressed
Format
In-class presentation
Session duration
50 minutes
Students per session
10 - 65
On completion
Students receive resources to promote further learning related to the module

Program Details

Our trained Transport Champions 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
  • Location to park bus for ‘Module 1 – Bus Safety'

Book a training session

Help equip your students with the life skills they need to travel safely.
Booking can be made now for training sessions starting from Monday 8 March.


Book now