School Bus

At One World International School, we strive to provide our students with the best possible educational experience — from start to finish. For many of our students, their day begins on the way to school, and it ends when they step off the bus near their home. Recognising the important role that transportation plays in our students and families’ lives, OWIS offers bus transportation services.

School Bus Services at OWIS

We have contracted with an independent third party transport provider, Goh Transport, to provide bus services to our students as this company offers island-wide, door-to-door transportation services. Custom bus routes can be created to accommodate all students, so you can take advantage of our school bus services no matter where you live in Singapore. The bus service is optional for parents to avail and is available at an additional cost based on zoning of the student’s residential address. 

The Transport Liaison Officer at OWIS works closely with Goh Transport to ensure that every student who requires school bus services can access efficient transportation. 

Age Requirements and Eligibility for Bus Services

All students at OWIS are eligible to take the bus to school. We want to make sure that every student who requires transportation services has access to it. Also, students across all age groups can safely take the bus to school. Students as young as three years old can travel independently to school in Singapore. For the safety of younger students, all transport vehicles that OWIS engages with for student transportation, have a driver and a lady assistant, typically referred to as the ‘bus uncle’ and the ‘bus aunty’ respectively.

Sign Up for School Bus Service for Your Child

If you are ready to sign up your child for bus service to and from OWIS, all you have to do is fill out our bus registration form.

It is important to note that it can take between two and three weeks to design and implement a new bus route, so it is essential that you register your child for bus services online as soon as possible. This allows our Transportation Liaison Officer to work closely with Goh Transportation to ensure that every child who needs transportation has a safe ride to and from OWIS.

You will get a confirmation email from OWIS’ Transportation Liaison Officer (TLO) once your child’s bus registration details are received. 

Do note that a minimum of two to three (2-3) weeks processing time period is required by the bus operator for all new registrations. Bus allocation and actual commencement of the bus service, is determined at the discretion of the bus operator based on existing service coverage and seat availability in the relevant bus(es).

All required bus details (Bus Route Number, Bus Driver Name, Contact Number, Vehicle Number, Pick-Up & Drop-Off Timing) will be updated by a representative of the Bus Operator.

All bus riders (students) and parents/guardians are deemed to have accepted the latest Terms and Conditions for OWIS’ bus services as outlined in the Rules and Regulations and Frequently Asked Questions (Bus FAQs) in this webpage, upon signing up for the bus service.

Terms & Conditions

A. For safety and security purposes, all children must wear a seatbelt once they board the bus. The only exception is when they get on or off the bus

B. All children are expected to behave in a responsible and courteous manner while riding on the bus.

  • Children are also expected to use acceptable language and speak softly so as not to distract the bus driver from the road. This is to ensure a safe and comfortable ride for all

C. All children are responsible for keeping track of their own belongings; and disposing their trash.

  • For hygiene purposes as well as safety considerations (e.g. eating a lollipop with a long stick may pose a safety hazard if the bus makes a sudden stop), eating and drinking is prohibited on the bus.

D. Children are required to be punctual for their school buses pick-up. We seek parents’ assistance so that students reach the waiting point prior to their pick-up timing, to avoid the school bus waiting for them. A delay in one pick-up point will result in delays at all subsequent points.

  • Parents of young children are required to ensure someone (family member or helper) meets the child at the drop off point

E. Children may be moved from one bus to another to accommodate changes in traffic conditions or students; cohort or changes of bus routing

F. We seek parents’ understanding to deal only with the bus office and NOT directly with the Bus Driver or the Bus Aunty. This is to avoid any unnecessary miscommunication.

G. All students are subject to transportation laws, rules, and regulations from the time they board a school bus until the bus route is completed or until the students arrive at their normal destinations, either at school or home.

H. The bus company shall not be held liable for any loss if it is unable to retrieve or return any item of lost property left in the bus by passengers.

  • Any items found will, however, be kept in our office for three months.
  • Thereafter, we reserve the right to donate or otherwise dispose of the items accordingly.

I.  The Rules and Regulations provided herein are subject to change from time to time as our operating condition evolves.


Bus Rules & Regulations while waiting for the School Bus
  • Bus Riders (Students) must be punctual when boarding the bus.
  • Bus Riders (Students) must board the bus in a peaceful and orderly manner.
  • Bus Riders (Students) must form polite queues and wait for their turn to be seated.
  • Reservation of seats is strictly not allowed.

  • Bus Riders (Students) must remain seated and keep their seat belts fastened throughout their journey.
  • Bus Riders (Students) are not allowed to exit the bus and loiter out of the bus
  • Bus Riders (Students) is entitled to one seat only and school bags should be placed on the floor
  • Adults and/or visitors are not allowed to travel in the bus with the students


 Bus Rules & Regulations while riding on the School Bus
  • Bus Riders (Students) should conduct themselves in an acceptable manner at all times.
  • Seat belts must be fastened securely at all times and must not be removed until the bus has come to a complete stop
  • Profanity, obscene gestures, horseplay, throwing objects, fighting, bullying, shouting, uttering offensive language, boisterous or any unruly behavior will be reported to the School and subsequent disciplinary action may be taken.
  • Bus Riders (Students) who misbehave will be issued with Misbehavior Form from the Bus Aunty after 3 repeated warnings
  • Bus Riders (Students) with repeated misconduct may be suspended from the use of the bus service. 

  • Chewing gum, eating, drinking and littering are not allowed on the bus.
  • Sharp and potentially hazardous items such as pen knives and aerosol sprays are prohibited on the bus; stationery and toys must be kept in school bags.
  • Bus Riders (Students) shall follow safety instructions given by the bus driver and attendant during their bus journey. 

  • Bus Riders (Students) are expected to be considerate and respectful towards the bus driver, attendant and fellow passengers
  • Bus Riders (Students) are expected to use the bus facilities with care.
  • In the event of any damage, defacement or vandalism caused by a Bus Rider (Student) it will be reported to the School and the parents will be held responsible and financially liable for the cost of the repair.
  • Changing of clothes on the bus is not permitted.
  • Bus Riders (Students) should not tamper with the emergency door, fire extinguisher, or other safety equipment on the bus
  • Bus Riders (Students) should refrain from talking to the driver except in an emergency


Bus Rules & Regulations while leaving the School Bus
  • Bus Riders (Students) should remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop
  • Upon arrival at school, Bus Riders (Students) in front seats will leave the bus first and all will exit in an orderly fashion.
  • Bus Riders (Students) are allowed to leave the bus only at regular stops.
  • All Bus Riders (Students) should promptly move away from the bus after exiting and should never go back toward the bus once the driver has broken visual contact with them. (Following these instructions saves lives.)


Other Rules & Regulations
  • There will be an additional fee charged if a child (EC/Grade 1 or 2) is brought back to school due to the absence of a parent or guardian at the drop off point
  • Buses will wait 2 minutes at the designated pick-up time before moving on to the next pick-up point.
  • Unauthorised personnel, parents, family members, guardians and domestic helpers are NOT allowed to accompany the children on the bus.
  • The bus company shall not be held liable for any loss if it is unable to retrieve or return any item of lost property left in the bus by passengers.
  • The terms and conditions provided herein are subject to change from time to time as our operating condition evolves.

 

Indemnity

The Parents shall indemnify the bus operator against all proceedings, costs, expenses, liabilities, injury, death, loss or damage arising out of the breach or negligent performance of failure in performance by the Parents and/ or the Student of the Rules and Regulations.

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