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Transport

Travelling to and from Junior Grammar

Junior Grammar shares a campus with the heritage-listed Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School (IGGS), in the heart of Ipswich overlooking Bremer River. We are on the corner of Queen Victoria Parade and Chermside Road, East Ipswich. Our main entrance and Visitor Car Park is accessible from Torch Street.

Drop Off and Pick Up Zone

Ring Road is our dedicated, fully supervised, drive-in, drop off and pick up zone for Junior Grammar students and is accessible from Torch Street. To keep traffic flowing, we ask parents to keep their engines running while students disembark or get into their car. To ensure all our students stay safe, please do not park or leave your car. Limited visitor parking is available via the Torch Street entrance.

Dedicated Bus Service

Junior Grammar provides a private bus charter service for students from Years 1 to 6 that we share with Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School and our brother school, Ipswich Grammar School. Each year, our bus routes are revised in consideration of where our students live and how many stops/pick-up points can be accommodated along a route. For ease, the cost of bus transport is charged to your Junior Grammar account. Buses deliver students in time for the 8.15am start of the school day and depart from the School shortly after 3pm. Late buses, departing at 4.30pm, are available Monday to Thursdays for students who participate in activities after school.

Our buses service the following areas:

Bus 1 – Ripley, Deebing Heights, Yamanto, Flinders View, Raceview, Eastern Heights
Bus 1 – AM Map
Bus 1 – PM Map

Bus 2 – Park Ridge, Greenbank, Springfield Central, Augustine Heights, Bellbird Park, Redbank Plains
Bus 2 – AM Map
Bus 2 – PM Map

Bus 3 – Sunnybank Hills, Stretton, Parkinson, Algester, Calamvale, Willawong, Inala
Bus 3 – AM Map
Bus 3 – PM Map

Bus 4 – Browns Plains (Grand Plaza), Hillcrest, Forestdale, Heathwood, Doolandella, Forest Lake, Ellen Grove
Bus 4 – AM Map
Bus 4 – PM Map

Bus 5 – Riverhills, Westlake, Middle Park, Sumner, Wacol Station, Jamboree Heights, Mt Ommaney, Jindalee
Bus 5 – AM Map
Bus 5 – PM Map

Bus 7 – Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Fig Tree Pocket, Sinnamon Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Bus 7 – AM Map
Bus 7 – PM Map

Bus 8 – Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Brookfield, Pullenvale, Anstead, Karana Downs (George Holt Dr)
Bus 8 – AM Map
Bus 8 – PM Map
Bus 8 Wet Weather Timetable when Colleges Crossing is closed

Bus 9 – Bellbowrie (West of Moggill Rd), Anstead (Sugars Rd)
Bus 9 – AM Map
Bus 9 – PM Map
– Bus 9 Wet Weather Timetable when Colleges Crossing is closed

Bus 10 – Moggill, Bellbowrie (East of Moggill Rd), Anstead Store
Bus 10 – AM Map
Bus 10 – PM Map

– Bus 10 Wet Weather Timetable when Colleges Crossing is closed

Bus 11 – Camira, Springfield, Springfield Lakes, Brookwater, Bellbird Park
Bus 11 – AM Map
Bus 11 – PM Map

Transfer Service – IGGS to IGS to IGGS

Boonah Bus– Boonah/Peak Crossing/Harrisville
Boonah Bus Map

Late Bus A – Karana Downs, Anstead, Bellbowrie, Kenmore, Chapel Hill

Late Bus B – Redbank Plains, Redbank, Wacol, Centenary Suburbs

Late Bus C – Augustine Heights, Brookwater, Springfield, Greenbank

Late Bus D – Goodna, Forest Lake, Inala, Sunnybank, Calamvale, Parkinson, Algester

 

Please click here to view our 2021 bus fares. Contact Ms Lynette Hill on 07 3454 4434 for further details of timetables and fares. All current students and new students who wish to use this shared charter bus service should complete a Bus Service Application Form and return it to Ms Lynette Hill.

Prep Students on Buses

At Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School/Ipswich Junior Grammar School we take students’ safety on buses very seriously. In order for a Prep student to catch a bus to or from the School safely, the following conditions apply:

  • The student must have an older sibling (older by at least 2/3 years) who catches the same bus.
  • If the Prep student does not have an older sibling attending IGGS/IJGS, parents/guardians may make a private arrangement with a student (and her parent) who attends this School and lives in the child’s neighbourhood. The name of the student must be given to the Head of the Junior School before the Prep student commences travelling on the School bus.
  • A parent/guardian must put the student on the bus in the morning and be at the bus stop when the bus arrives at the home stop in the afternoon.
  • The School will make arrangements, through Out of School Care (OSHC), to ensure the student is on the bus in the afternoons; however, in the mornings, the student will need to be taken by the older sibling or student to the OSHC Centre.
  • Once on the bus, the child must remain seated at the front of the bus.
  • Parents/guardians should acknowledge that it is not the responsibility of other older students on the bus (other than the sibling) to supervise the Prep students on the bus or on the way to the OSHC Centre.
  • The School would prefer that:
    •  the Prep child waits until Semester 2 before commencing bus travel.
    • travel on the bus does not exceed 30 minutes either to or from the School.

 

Parents/guardians should prepare the Prep student for bus travel, eg:

  • ensure the Prep student understands the appropriate behaviour expected on the bus.
  • bus-safety: explain how it is important to remain in the sight of the bus driver whilst on the bus and when getting on and off it.
  • encourage the Prep student to feel comfortable and confident about traveling without an adult to and from the School.

 

All parents considering their Prep children for bus-travel must make an appointment with the Head of the Junior School to discuss these conditions before applying for places on any IGGS/IJGS bus route. They must complete the Prep Student Bus Travel acknowledgement form and take it to the appointment.

TransportMe App

Stonestreet Coaches now have an app, TransportMe Passenger which allows for tracking of your child’s school bus on your mobile phone. You can set up notifications for when your child is close to their stop or track the bus on the map. For basic instructions click here and for further information on bus routes please visit www.stonestreetscoaches.com.au/schools/school-bus-routes/ipswich

TransportMe Smart Cards

Smart Cards will be issued as soon as possible after the commencement of the new school year, or as soon as possible for mid-term intakes. Students must carry their TransportMe Smart Card at all times to enable them to tap their cards as they board and disembark the bus. Read more about our TransportMe Smart Cards.

Other Buses

Education Queensland and Queensland Transport also coordinate bus services that IGGS/IJGS students may share with students attending other schools in the local area. Parents should contact the relevant bus company for more information if they would like their child to travel on buses servicing these areas:

Westside Bus Service
Phone: 07 3288 1333 or 07 3288 7399
Camira, Carole Park, Collingwood Park, Gailes, Goodna, Redbank, Springfield
Please refer to the Westside Bus Service website for route details.

 

Southern Cross Transit
Phone: 07 3813 8900
Barellan Point, Chuwar, Karalee, Mt Crosby, Karana Downs
Please refer to the Southern Cross Transit website for route details.

Amberley Rosewood Bus Company
Phone: 07 3281 2551
Amberley, Winston Glades, Yamanto, Churchill

 

Minden Bus Service
Phone: 07 5426 8102
Minden and surrounding areas
Please refer to the Minden Bus Service facebook page for more details.

For more information or assistance regarding timetables and fares please contact:
Ms Lynette Hill
Tel: (07) 3454 4434
Email: lhill@juniorgrammar.com.au