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School Bus

BusMinder

We are fortunate to have a bus that operates a service between Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School and Endeavour College. You can access the bus route here for this service. All bookings and payment for this service is via BusMinder.

There is an alternate bus service that is operated by Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School. This service is booked via Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School and details for this service can be found here.

For the bus service between Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary and Endeavour College, we use BusMinder App and here’s why… As a parent, BusMinder Parent app enables you to view the real-time location of your child’s bus, their boarding location, and whether your child is on board. Ticket payments will be managed through the secure BusMinder app and can easily be topped up at any time. Please read on for some Q&A information about BusMinder.

How do I install and use the app?
The secure, user-friendly BusMinder Parent app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store (for Apple devices) or Google Play Store (for Android devices).

Setting up the Parent app
To assist you in setting up your parent app, we have attached a copy of the Parent app guide, this includes routes, live tracking, adding an absence, booking though the app, and making payments in the app. Below is a link to the Parent APP Guide:
Parent APP User Guide 23.pdf

  • Here are a few quick tips for setting up and using the app:
    To set up BusMinder on your phone, download the app and click on Login, then ‘Forgot your password?’. This will enable you to set your own password.
  • Once you have logged in, you will be asked whether the app should be allowed to send you notifications. We strongly encourage you to allow notifications to enable you to see the location of the bus in real-time, which will help you determine the appropriate time to drop your child(ren) at the pick-up location, or to meet the bus in the afternoon.
  • BusMinder can also alert you when your child boards the bus in the morning and boards and alights the bus in the afternoon.
  • The Parent app also contains an alert feature that can be used to send push notifications to your smartphone if a bus is running late, has been replaced or is not running that day (for example in the event of Catastrophic Fire conditions), please do not log out of the app.

How to top up your Parent account & make a payment
Please see a short, “how to” video below on adding payment details, topping up your account and how to set an automatic top up to your student account:
New Payment & Auto Top Up Video

Bus Passes and Casual passes pricing?
Passes can be brought through the parent payment app. Term Passes or Casual passes are available.

Endeavour College Bus RouteTerm 1
Jan 29 - Apr 12
Term 2
Apr 29 - Jun 28
Term 3
Jul 22 - Sep 27
Term 4
Oct 14 - Dec 10
Casual
$180$162$180$153$1.90 per trip

These Term costs are based on $1.80 per trip. This discounted price compensates for public holidays and student free days throughout the year.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Families can book for their Term Pass or casual trips in Bus Minder on a termly basis or for the entire year at the start of the year.
  • A Term pass can be booked up until the end of the first week of each term (e.g. Term 1 begins January 29 2024, and the Term 1 Pass can be booked up until February 4 2024. After that the bookings for that term are closed.)
  • For families who have booked per term and their student is on a camp 5 days or longer, the charge will be credited to their Bus Minder account to be used for future bookings.
  • 1-4 day excursions/camps, or student absence, is not credited on their account.
  • We encourage Year 12 students to only pay for casual trips for Term 4 due to their change in school/study days.

(For bookings and payments for the Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School to Endeavour College service, please go direct to the school, or here.)

How to set up Booking using the Parent APP
Parents can now book their students on a route and stop via the parent app. Beginning at the route screen, then selecting their student, then onto the calendar and then confirmation. You can follow the steps via the app or see a short video below:
Parent App Booking video via the route screen

How does the system work/what will my child need to do?
Student ID cards can be used as BusMinder cards. Campus students will be issued with a dedicated BusMinder card, which they can collect from the School Office. New to the College and don’t yet have your ID card?  No problems! Simply instruct your child to let the bus driver know when they board the bus, and they will manually check you in until you receive your ID card.

Please note: It is important that students have their ID Card with them each time they travel and that they tap on in the morning and then tap on and off in the afternoon.

As students board the bus, they tap their Student ID card or BusMinder card against the BusMinder unit which records their name or Student Id Number, location and boarding time. This ‘tap’ will provide parents with information that their student(s) have boarded or departed the bus via the BusMinder app notification.

All student ‘Tap On’ and ‘Tap Off’ information is available to the College in real-time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Finance Office on 8368 3311 or at admin@endeavour.sa.edu.au

 

 

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Address
85 Mawson Lakes Blvd
Mawson Lakes
South Australia 5095

Proudly located on the lands of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains
Postal Address
Post Office Box 80
Enfield Plaza
South Australia 5085
E-mail
admin@endeavour.sa.edu.au
Telephone
08 8368 3311