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TRANSPORT

Door to door bus service is available for students, except for the 5:15pm return trip from 4ème (grade 8) onwards.

School Buses

Every day hundreds of buses carry students from all over Singapore to the International French School (Singapore).

It is not the role of IFS to ensure transport for its students.

  • However the school facilitates access to transport through a framework agreement with an external provider, currently Woodlands Transport Solutions Pte Ltd (WT).
  • The transport service provider has been appointed following a tender procedure.
  • The school publishes a School Bus Handbook every year, which contains useful information including the rules regarding the transport of students (refer to the documents to download at the bottom of the page).
Registration for academic year 2021/2022 [NEW]

New Registrations: as of 3 July 2021 until 25 July 2021: click here

  • For applications submitted after the 25th of July, the bus service shall commence from the 13th of September onwards.
  • NO payment is required upon registration. Payment of the first invoice will be due on the first week of bus service.
  • For any questions about the online registration, please contact the Transport Office at (65) 6805 0053 or 6805 0057.

Re-registrations/changes or cancellations:

  • For the students already registered in 2020/2021 (excluding those in Terminale), Woodlands will contact each family by email by the end of June.
Shuttle bus of 5:15pm

For 4e & 3e (Grade 8 and 9) students and High School students

  • Fill out the “Shuttle Request Form” directly by clicking here or by filling out the form in the documents to download (see below) and sending it to the Transport office ([email protected]).

The bus service of 5:15pm covers about a hundred predetermined stops all over Singapore. You can download the shuttle bus form and the list of the stops at the bottom of the page.

“Cross Transfer”

For Middle* and High school students

Middle* and High School students who regularly finish (every week) before the official end of classes can have a seat in the buses that leave earlier provided they obtain prior authorisation from the Transport office. This additional service is organised a few weeks after the start of the school year, and is subject to the availability of seats. A notification is sent to the parents before the start of the service.

* the cross transfer of Middle school students in the primary school buses cannot be organised at the moment for reasons related to Covid-19.

  • The cancellation of a class is not a ground for early release
  • The “cross transfer” is not guaranteed all year long. Even after it is granted, it can be modified during the school year depending on new arrivals or relocation of younger students who have priority in the buses
Bus after the ECAs and for the Holiday Camps

Only for the Primary School (price not included in the ECA fees, the Camps fees or in the school bus fees).

Woodlands Transport proposes a bus service for the bus after ECAs and for the Holiday Camps with centralised pick-up and drop-off points, better adapted to the rhythm of the activities (with different children present each day of the week for the ECA and each week for the Camps). This bus service operates from Monday to Friday (for the 2 Friday sessions of ECA). There is no bus service on Saturday morning.

Attention: Please note, this is not a door-to-door bus service. Click here for the list of the points and the rates for the Holiday Camps of July 2021.

Registration is done directly with Woodlands Transport, at the rate corresponding to the pick-up/drop-off point selected. If some points have too few students enrolled, they are likely to be closed, and the parents concerned are informed before the ECAs or the Camps start.

The link for online registration is shared after the confirmation of the ECA or Camp registration.

Note:

The presence of an adult at the drop-off point the afternoon is mandatory for children up to CE1. The choice is proposed for children in CE2, CM1 and CM2, however we recommend the same arrangement for them (attention: children will not be dropped off in front of the house).

Please plan to be at the pick-up/drop-off point 5 minutes earlier as buses cannot wait at the locations. Children not met in the afternoon (and not authorized to leave alone) are returned to school and a flat fee of $40 is charged. Parent/Guardian is then required to fetch their child from school as soon as possible.

Safety on board the buses

IFS, in coordination with WT, takes the necessary measures to ensure that both the rules of good behaviour and safety rules are respected.

All these rules and instructions are detailed in the School Transport Booklet.

To ensure better safety control and make sure that safety rules are complied with, WT installed CCTV cameras on board the buses. The use of the footage is strictly for security and disciplinary purposes. Their storage cannot exceed 2 weeks, except for specific cases (pending disciplinary proceeding for example), in accordance with the PDP Act.

Contact

Transport office

Email : [email protected]

Tel : +65 6805 0053 or +65 6805 0057

IFS Transport Manager

Email : [email protected]

Tel: +65 6805 0052

 

Public transport

The city buses and the MRT are convenient and offer the advantage of being very affordable.

The International French School (Singapore) can be accessed with the following buses: 25, 55, 73, 74, 76, 132, 165.

The closest MRT station from the school is Ang Mo Kio, which is about 10 to 15 min by bus (buses 25, 73, 74, 76, 132 or 165).