Bus Information
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, bill.claridge@southlandgirls.school.nz

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


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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, jenni.dennis@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

RISKS Disclosure

This event contains risks, including possible injuries. This event is managed by school staff or other organisations who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s/organisation’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrrying out the activites. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.

If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions please phone 03 211 6030.


I understand that playing sport is an opportunity for me to learn, practice skills, and gain attitudes and values in an environment outside of the school.  I realise that this requires me to take on genuine responsibility for my own enjoyment and safety and that of others.

I agree to do the following to make this happen:

  • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
  • Follow the rules and instructions of staff and other supervisors at the events.
  • Look after myself and my personal belongings.
  • Declare medical conditions that could affect participation in the events.
  • Accept the rules set by the school for the events.

I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:

  • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
  • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school.
  • My actions put me or others in any danger.

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 Nicola Macpherson on  nicola.macpherson@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

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