Bus Run Information

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Childers | Howard | Torbanlea | Aldershot | Burrum Heads | St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Maryborough | St Mary’s College Maryborough

We are proud to offer this comprehensive and affordable service to our families. Some of the benefits of this include:
  • We want to give our St Mary's College and St Mary's Catholic Primary School students the best possible experience.
  • The bus provides a safe, comfortable and efficient service for our students.
  • The bus is an express service which shortens the time students are on the bus. 
  • Very affordable - see pricing below.
We have partnered with Polleys Coaches who have provided the bus and driver for this run. Polleys have operated buses since 1956 throughout the Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast regions and are experts in the area of school runs. We have accessed Non-State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NSSTAS) which has helped lower the fare costs.
All students must have a valid Bus Pass to travel. The Bus Pass is sold as a Term pass which is payable by the end of the first week of each Term. NO DAILY TICKETS will be sold.
All selling of tic​kets will be done through the St Mary's College office. If you are interested in purchasing tickets please do so via the office or over the phone.

Mrs Helen Reason (Finance Secretary) will assist with purchases or any enquiries you may have. Helen can be contacted on 4121 2650 (ext 3) or SMARfinance@bne.catholic.edu.au


Pricing for the bus is as follows:   

2021 Bus Pass Costs per Family

Term 1 10 weeks$350 Full
$250 Concession
Term 2
10 weeks 
$350 Full 
$250 Concession
Term 3
10 weeks$350 Full
$250 Concession


Term 4 only per Family

Years 7 / 8 / 9
9 weeks$315 Full
$225 Concession
Years 10 / 11
8 weeks 
$280 Full 
$200 Concession
Year 12
7 weeks$245 Full
$175  Concession

Concessions mean the Parents/Carers hold either a Health Care Card, Pension Card or Veterans Card. The Concession Card needs to be sighted every Term.


​Morning Run 

​​​Approx. Arrival​​Pickup No​​​​​​Pickup Point
​7.10 am​1​​St Joseph’s Primary Childers (bus zone at side of the school)
​7.30 am​2Howard School (opposite the car park)
​7.40 am​3​Corner of Burrum Heads Rd & Raintree Ave
​7.55 am​4​​Robertson St Torbanlea (bus shelter)
​8.20 am​5​​St Mary’s Primary School (John St bus zone)
​8.30 am​6​​St Mary’s College

Afternoon Run

​​​Approx. Arrival​​Pickup No​​​​​​Pickup Point
​2.55 pm​1​​St Mary’s College
​3.05 pm​2​St​ Mary’s Primary School (John St bus zone)
​3.30 pm​3Robertson St Torbanlea (bus shelter)
​3.45 pm​4​Corner of Burrum Heads Rd & Raintree Ave
​3.55 pm​5​​Howard School (opposite the car park)
​4.15 pm​6St Joseph’s Primary Childers (bus zone at side of the school)​