Enrolment
Bus Information
Face Masks

Face masks are required to be worn by all students on school transport (both Ministry and regionally operated services such as Go-Bus) under all alert levels.

It also includes wearing face masks on any public transport or charter buses hired by the school.

Providing face masks is the responsibility of individuals and caregivers. Any student who is unwell should not travel on a school or public bus.

(updated January 2022)

City Buses

BusSmart provides dedicated School Buses to and from School within Invercargill City.

Fares are very reasonable and can be topped up by using your “Bee Card” available online from www.beecard.co.nz (there is a small fee for purchasing a Bee Card).

To access maps of the city BusSmart school routes click HERE.

Country Buses

Country buses are funded through the Ministry of Education and are available at no cost to students living in country areas where their closest High School is in Invercargill. Maps of the routes for the different rural areas are listed below.

The Ministry of Education may provide assistance where distance and/or accessibility may be a barrier for students attending the closest school they can enrol at.  Your child might instead/also be eligible for a conveyance allowance to contribute to the cost of transporting them to school. Information regarding eligibility and application for bus transport and conveyance allowances may be accessed HERE.

It should be noted that these may sometimes be slightly varied to cater for the needs of students in the local area. These variances are negotiated between the Service Contractor, the Schools and the Ministry of Education and are not necessarily indicated on the Core Route maps.

Most of our country buses serve all Invercargill Secondary Schools. Eastern routes meet at Onslow Street near Verdon College and students change to their appropriate school feeder bus whilst Northern and Western routes converge to a changeover point in Queens Drive adjacent to James Hargest Junior Campus.

    • Bluff: This is a dedicated Southland Girls’ High bus
    • Otatara: This is a dedicated Southland Girls’ High bus

Parents of students or prospective students are invited to call Southland Girls’ High School at 03-211-6030 if they have questions regarding bus transport.  Our SGHS Bus Controller is Mr Bill Claridge, [email protected]

The Contractor for all country buses is GOBus. Please note the maps below are a guideline only.
Please contact GOBus for precise pick-up location and timings as these do vary depending on your location. They will require your rapid number and road/street name when you contact them. 
GOBus Phone: 03 218 2419

Waituna Mabel Bush Wallacetown-Spar Bush
Waianiwa – Taramoa Morton Mains Myross Bush
Wallacetown-Taramoa New River Ferry West Plains
Ryal Bush East Ryal Bush West Makarewa
Rimu Gorge Road Dacre
Tisbury PM  Tisbury AM

 

Contact details

Book a School Tour

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.

To book in for a tour of the school, please email Deb Hay, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.

Book a Tour of Enwood House

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers boarders with a tour of Enwood House that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.

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