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St John’s College and Roedean are offering a joint bus service from five different areas around Johannesburg in an effort to assist parents with timely and expensive commuting to school. Regrettably, the provision of a bus service in the afternoons is too complex and costly to be feasible. The information below serves to give details of the routes, costs and procedures of the service.



Craighall Park – Parktown North – Parkhurst – Greenside – Parkview – Parkwood – Saxonwold – Forest Town




BUS SERVICE FEES * Cost per term
Parks Route Available on request


change the cost of the service on a termly basis, depending on escalations in the diesel price,

change or terminate any of these services should there be insufficient take-up of the service to make it feasible to run.
(These services are being run on a break-even basis, neither school is making a surplus from the services.)



Should you wish to make use of the service, please complete the APPLICATION FORM and return to:

Megan Carter

f : +27 (86) 660 3605      t : 010 492 0305      e : [email protected]

  • Separate forms for each child using the service must be completed
  • Please ensure indication ofthe stop-numberon the route. (The stop-number is important for the drivers, as certain stops may be discontinued if there are no pupils needing collection.)
  • Once your form has been returned, a bus ticket will be issued to your child and this must be shown to the driver when boarding the bus each morning.
  • The relevant cost will be debited to your school fee account.
  • In the event of discontinued use of the service: one half-term’s notice given to Megan Carter

Parents who do not live in the immediate area of a route are encouraged to investigate whether there is a stop reasonably nearby that they could use. (ie: parents in Edenvale may find it relatively easy to get their children to Bedfordview, or those in Randburg to get to Craighall Park.)

The times on the attached schedules are only estimates, and should not be relied on as being exact. Depending on traffic congestion, buses may run either ahead of, or behind, the estimated schedule. Parents should ensure that they are at the relevant stop in good time. All stops have been selected to ensure that there is a suitable place for parents to park and wait in their cars until such time as the bus arrives.

Wherever possible, buses will run toRoedean, St John’s Pre-Preparatory School and St John’s Tuckshop. In some instances, depending on time and traffic, Roedean pupils may have to be dropped at St John’s Pre-Preparatory School and they will need to walk over the bridge to Roedean.

The buses to be used will be the St John’s buses (driven by experienced drivers, all of whom have worked for St John’s for over three years and have impeccable safety records) or hired-in buses from reputable companies whose safety and reliability has been well-checked before their services have been engaged.



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