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Behaviour on public transport

28 July 2023

La Salle College students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that upholds Lasallian values, our ethos and the reputation of the College in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Disappointingly, some of our students have not been doing this when using public transport to and from the College. It is important to be aware of the rules and your child’s rights and responsibilities to ensure a safe and positive journey.

Your child’s rights:

  • Enjoy a safe and hassle-free journey without experiencing anti-social behaviour – for example fighting, swearing or throwing food
  • Travel on a bus, train or be at a station that is smoke-free
  • Travel with a driver who is free of distraction from other patrons
  • Obtain seating if you have special needs.

Your child’s responsibility:

  • Buy a correct ticket or carry a SmartRider with credit at all times and tag on and off
  • Show your ticket or SmartRider card for travel upon request
  • Carry proof of concession
  • Do not eat, drink, litter, graffiti or damage public transport
  • Respect other people by not yelling, swearing or acting in an anti-social way
  • Do not consume alcohol, drugs, solvents or other illegal substances
  • Do not intimidate other passengers by physically or verbally threatening them
  • Keep the volume low and use earphones on all audio devices.

Behaviour that does not meet College expectations, as outlined in our Student Code of Conduct, will be dealt with in accordance with College policies.

Parents and guardians play an important role in educating our young people and encouraging them to make positive choices, and we look forward to continuing to work together with you to achieve the best outcomes for your child/children.

Mr Scott McIlroy, Deputy Principal 7-9 and Ms Shannon Smith, Deputy Principal 10-12

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