To ensure that students are able to conveniently commute between their homes and school, Rosemount International School engages the professional service of a local, independent transport company to meet all its transportation needs.
All buses are equipped with seat-belts and children travel to and from school with a Bus Auntie/Amah, who ensures the children’s safety and maintains a good demeanor.
Pick-up & Drop-off
Students will board and alight from the bus at pre-designated points. This is usually at the main gate of the house or the guard house of the condominium.
Students must be met by a parent/helper (as approved by a parent) or guardian at their drop-off point. Students are asked to be at their designated pick-up 5 mins before the time allocated. Lateness has a cumulated affect and makes buses late for school.
Students are not allowed to alight at any other point other than his/her home or travel in any other buses.
Bad Weather Conditions & Delays
In the event of rain, the drivers have been instructed to stop at the nearest sheltered area that is safe for boarding and alighting.
The bus company aims to deliver students to the designated drop-off within 45 mins of departure from Rosemount (certain areas will require a drop-off window of 60 mins).
At times, it may be necessary to re-evaluate bus transport requirements regarding schedules and acceptable maximum travel time-frames.
SAFTEY RULES AND BUS ETIQUETTE
Rosemount would like to enlist your assistance as parents in imparting safety rules and etiquette to our students while they are on board the bus. This will help to ensure that our students enjoy a safe and pleasant journey every day.
1. Remain seated and keep their seat belts fastened throughout their journey.
2. Put their bags under the seat.
3. Keep the bus free of litter.
4. Refrain from speaking loudly.
5. Keep their stationery and any potentially dangerous items such as sharp toys in their bags.
6. Practice consideration towards fellow students in their use of language and behaviour.
7. Observe punctuality when boarding.
8. Not eat or drink in the bus (except for water).
9.Not change or remove their attire in the bus.
10. Not reserve seats for their friends.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
Q: Are the buses safe for my child to travel on?
It is a statutory requirement of the Land Transport Authority in Singapore for all school buses to undergo annual safety inspections before they are allowed to carry passengers and travel. Should this requirement not be fulfilled, the school bus cannot and will not run under any circumstances. In addition, the School conducts inspection on the buses before each new term to ensure that seat belts, first aid kits and fire extinguishers are in good working order.
Q: Why is it not possible for the air-conditioning run prior to children being placed on the school bus?
Due to regulations of the National Environment Agency in Singapore (Equal to the EPA in Australia), buses are prohibited to have engines running whilst being stationary. There are regulations concerning these matters and are subjected to a fine.
Q : Can my child take a ride in another bus with a schoolmate instead of his/her regular bus?
No. In our constant effort to maintain good order and punctuality, such “cross-transfers” may give rise to confusion and delays.
Q : My house and the School are in close proximity, can I request that my child be the last to board the bus? OR Q : Why is my child the first to board the bus and yet the last on the drop-off?
As a rule of thumb, students residing closest to the school will be picked-up later, whilst those residing furtherest, will be picked-up earlier. However, to optimise time-distance efficiency, the order of pick-up and drop-off is dependent on factors such as peak-hour traffic conditions and traffic rules.
Q: A different bus came to pick my child up this morning. Why is that so? OR Q: I have been informed that the pick-up time for my child has been changed. Why is that so?
As the enrolment of the School changes throughout the year, the bus service actively responds to these changes by mobilising a suitable bus and re-scheduling. However, no effort is being spared to ensure minimum changes occur through the year.
Q : Why is the bus late this morning/afternoon?
Although the bus drivers adhere to their schedules closely, occasional delays occur due to unexpected traffic congestion, vehicle breakdowns, poor weather conditions or when the bus is kept waiting for a late student.
Q: Is my child under any insurance coverage when using the bus service?
It is mandatory for all commercial vehicles in Singapore to purchase Third Party Vehicle Insurance Coverage. The bus company also has additionally purchased Public Liability Insurance.
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