Travel to and from Christ Church

Getting to Christ Church Grammar School

Traffic congestion requires a whole of community approach, especially when there are two schools side by side, with students completing the school day at the same time. The drop-off and pick-up loop near Sandover is for Preparatory students only. All Senior School students should be picked up from locations away from the campus – see map here. We ask parents to consider empowering their son to ‘walk a little way’. Not only is this good for his health, but it is also a social activity when done with peers and demonstrates trust and responsibility.

Christ Church Grammar School is well-serviced by Transperth buses and the nearby Claremont train station. However, we recognise some areas are not on a direct route. To meet the needs of these students we provide bus services to and from certain areas.

Christ Church Grammar School and Methodist Ladies’ College bus services

The School operates a tag on/tag off system for all school bus services with MLC. To utilise the system, students must use their student ID card. A student ID card is automatically issued to every student when they enter the Senior School. Preparatory School students wishing to use the bus services can request a student ID card by visiting the Preparatory School Reception. Parents may also make a request for a student ID card by phoning the Preparatory School Reception on 9442 1666.

Please Note: While the student ID card can be used for both Transperth and MLC/CCGS bus services the credit on each account is separate. Travel credit for the school buses must be arranged through the RollCall parent app (see further information below) or via cash/EFTPOS payment at Main Reception. Parents may also make credit card payment over the phone (9442 1555) to add funds to their child’s card. There is no credit limit on the card for travel, so parents may wish to consider placing one large credit amount to minimise the number of visits needed to load credit.

RollCall Parent App

The RollCall ParentApp allows parents to:

  • see student movements in real-time – getting on and off the bus and as they travel between destinations
  • select a bus route and stop for your son
  • receive email notifications and alerts about any variations to the bus route
  • top-up your son’s bus account directly in the App

To access the App, please contact, or call 9442 1527 and you will receive an email directly from RollCall with information on how to download and log in to the App. The email will provide you with instructions to create your account within the App, please follow all the instructions carefully. Due to security reasons, this email must be actioned in 48 hours.

School Bus Routes

The following bus services are available to students at Christ Church Grammar School and Methodist Ladies’ College.

All bus routes and times can be viewed via the links below.

Karrinyup Bus Service

This is a shared Buswest service with MLC and displays both school crests on the bus window.

The first pick up is on Jeanes Road after Prisk Street at 7.15am. This bus drops students directly outside MLC, on the College side of the road at 8.15am. The bus can be used by students who live in Floreat and the surrounding suburbs as an alternative to the Floreat bus. View map below.

Note: On days where there is an overflow of students on the Floreat bus, the Karrinyup bus will be used to accomodate this overflow and will depart at 3.40pm (instead of 3.30pm)

View Karrinyup route timetable

Floreat Bus Service

This bus is operated by Buswest and displays the Christ Church Grammar School/MLC crest on the window.

The first morning pick up is on Cambridge Street before Glen Street at 7.20am and drops students off on Stirling Highway outside MLC at 8.10am.

The afternoon bus departs from the bus bay opposite MLC (students need to cross overpass) at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday at 3.30pm

View Floreat route timetable

Subiaco/Shenton Park/Nedlands/Claremont Bus Service

The Subiaco/Shenton Park/Nedlands/Claremont service is operated by Buswest and displays the Christ Church Grammar School/MLC crest on the window.

View Subiaco/Shenton Park/Nedlands route timetable

Southern Suburbs Bus Service

The Southern Suburbs service is operated by Buswest and displays the Christ Church Grammar School/MLC crest on the window. The first pick up is at 7.04am on Rostrata Avenue after Arreton Close. This bus drops off students directly opposite MLC and students are required to cross Stirling Highway using the overpass.

The afternoon bus departs from the bus bay outside MLC at 3.30pm.

View Southern Suburbs route timetable

The City of Melville is currently undertaking road works along Preston Point Road between Petra Street and Point Walter Road. This project has an expected completion date of Friday 26 April.

Below outlines the impacted stops during the road works period. It is not possible for the bus to pick up or drop students at the below locations:

AM – 7.42am Preston Point Road after Phipps Street – bus stop number 10898
PM – 3.53pm Preston Point Road after Durdham Crescent – bus stop number 10893


Parents please note:

  • Student ID cards are required by all students to tag on/off the school buses.
  • Students can use their Student ID cards or a separate Transperth card to catch public transport.
  • The credit for school buses is separate to Transperth credit (even if using the same Student ID card) and can only be paid for via Main Reception on 9442 1555 or in person.
  • The card must have sufficient credit to pay for the bus journey at all times
  • If your son is awaiting a new student ID card, he can record his name on a ledger when he catches the bus and the School will debit his account
  • When your son’s card balance reaches $10 you will receive an email notification from RollCall. Please ignore the top-up instructions and follow the methods outlined above (i.e., paying via Main Reception).

Bus travel costs

  • Karrinyup, Floreat and Subiaco/Shenton Park/Nedlands bus services – $2.00 per one-way trip
  • Southern Suburbs bus service – $2.50 per one-way trip

Lost Property

If your son loses property while on a school bus, you can submit an online form with Buswest here.

Any enquiries regarding the Christ Church Grammar School and MLC bus services should be directed to Communications & Engagement at