Student use one of two Bus providers to get to and from James Hargest College. Go Bus (contracted to ICC) for the city runs (inside the city boundaries) and McDermotts who transport students to rural areas all around the Invercargill district (not inside the city)
Within the City students use Go Bus and their bus routes are on the Invercargill City council website which you can locate here. (go to the bottom of the page you arrive at) School pick up points are at the city bus stop signs on Racecourse Road, senior Campus and Layard Street at the Junior Campus.
Cost vary but concession tickets are available from the drivers.
Rural Services McDermotts
Outside the city boundary (50k zone) and 4.8 km from the nearest school is the requirement to be eligible. The service is free. There is more detail about this eligibility on the Ministry’s web site Located here
Bus routes are located are here
9045 Isla Bank Secondary
9046 Mabel Bush
9017 Makarewa East
9048 Morton Mains
9018 Myross Bush
9134 New River Ferry
9050 9051 Otatara (two buses)
9053 Ryal Bush
9030 Ryal Bush West
9055 Wallacetown – Spar Bush
9020 West Plains
Bluff direct service
At the end of school usually 3.20pm (Friday 3pm) buses are lined up on Racecourse Rd adjacent to the main field.
The first of these (nearest Laymond St) are destined for the Junior Campus and they feed the rural services to the north of the city.
The next three travel to Onslow St and serve the Eastern areas. Bluff and Otatara buses are also on the end of this line up closest to the school end.
Times and location to be on the roadside to be picked up at your home in the morning vary greatly are best answered by McDermott’s themselves. There contact is 218 2419
Bus Passes are issued by the McDermott’s drivers in order for students to be able to use this service.
Any concerns regarding Buses will be addressed by Al Pannett 2176129 ext 206