The school year starts at the end of September and many students do not go to school until November.
If you live in a local area, there are plenty of options to get a bus pass if you are travelling to or from school.
If not, the best option is to make an appointment online.
This can be done in just a few minutes from your home.
If your bus pass is not available online, you can make an application at the school.
You will then be contacted if you can secure your own bus pass.
If it is a bus passes only, there is no cost for you to purchase it online, and you will need to print out your school registration card and pay a $25 charge.
You can also visit your local school and request one from the principal, but this is not recommended.
It can be frustrating at times.
When the school is closed to the public, it can be very difficult to find the bus pass online.
If this happens, it is better to make the trip yourself and bring your own ticket.
When you are ready to travel, check your local timetables.
If the school day starts on a Monday, you will be given a full day off.
If there is a lunch break, you may not be allowed to leave until after 8:00pm, which means that your first bus trip will probably take longer than usual.
This is a good time to check the timetable and make sure there is plenty of time to board your bus.
Make sure that your seat is not in the middle of the bus if you cannot fit into the aisle.
When arriving at your destination, please take the opportunity to put on your seatbelt.
Make the best of it.
If buses are packed up, you should have a seat in the aisle and put your feet on the seat.
If a passenger is seated in the front of the queue, they should not be left alone.
If anyone is standing up in the bus, do not try to get them off the bus.
If someone else is sitting in the same row as you, they must sit with their knees on the ground.
If somebody is standing in the centre of the aisle, they will need a seat at the back of the buses.
If an older person sits on the back, you must sit in the rear.
If all buses are full, you cannot go through the door of the next bus and it will have to be the first bus of the day.
You may have to wait a bit longer for your bus, but you can be sure that the bus will arrive in time for your arrival.
If possible, ask the driver if he is available to wait for you, or arrange to have someone else wait for your next bus.
It is also a good idea to leave your school identification card at home.
This will allow you to check if you will still be able to get to school when the school year ends.
In some areas, school attendance is compulsory.
If so, you need to register for the school bus pass on the school register.
If that is not possible, you might be able have a driver and get a pass for yourself.
If students do have to register, they need to make a request to the principal.
This process can take up to two hours and involves filling in forms and submitting a letter to the school principal.
It will then take about a week for the decision to be made and the driver will come to the bus stop to make your request.
If these are not possible or do not allow you a seat, you do not need to wait, but it is best to make sure you are at the bus station when the driver arrives.
It might be necessary to wait in the queue if buses are not packed up and you are not sure when the next will arrive.
If waiting in the waiting room is not practical, it may be possible to get another bus to your destination.
If needed, ask your bus driver if you need a lift.
Some buses have a designated waiting area.
If they do not, try to find a bus stop.
If no bus stops nearby, there may be a bus waiting there, but not a driver.
If available, you would then be able take the bus back to your school.
The best time to make requests for bus passes is when the buses are busy.
If schools close, it will be a few hours later.
If any students are waiting at the front, you could also ask them to come and wait for a bus.
However, if buses were packed up in a few weeks time, it might be better to have a passenger come along to wait.
If at any point the school closes for a day or a week, the bus driver will be there to take care of the situation.
You might be lucky if a bus driver is available.
They may be able arrange to make another bus for you.
In this case, the school should notify you in writing. If none of