We inform the parents about delays via SMS. If the official schedule of your bus stop is for example at 07:26 and we indicate an approximative delay of 15-20 minutes the bus is expected to arrive between 07:41 and 07:46. We are dependent on the traffic conditions, and we are unable to predict a precise delay.
We count on the collaboration of the supervisors, drivers, and parents to be informed about delays.
Please make sure that your phone number is registered correctly in the system in order to receive the SMS.
Depending on the traffic, the bus may arrive before or after the scheduled time. Pupils should therefore be at their bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled time.
If the bus has not arrived 15 minutes after the scheduled time (breakdown or other problem), a parent (or a pupil) should call the Transport Office in order to find out what has happened and agree on the best way to get the pupil to school. Pupils are under their parents’ full responsibility until they board the bus.
When the buses arrive at school, adult supervisors will ensure the children’s safety. Kindergarten pupils are met as they get off their buses by adult supervisors who escort them to the kindergarten; primary pupils are directed towards the playground.
Please note, pupils are under the responsibility of their parents as soon as they get off the bus. The APEEE and its supervisors are not entitled to verify the identity of people collecting children at the bus stop in the afternoon.
Important: we urge all parents, especially the parents of children in the primary school and kindergarten, to provide the Transport Office and the teacher with all the information needed to organise transport for their child (see § MODIFICATIONS).
Children in kindergarten and first year of primary are brought to the bus by their teacher.
We insist that pupils be on time for bus departures at 13:00, 15:30 and 16:20. Some of the 15:30 buses return to school for a second departure at 16:20, so there is little time to spare. Buses departing at 16:20 must leave on time to avoid traffic jams and get pupils home within a reasonable time.
AS SOON AS THE FIRST BUS STARTS MOVING, PUPILS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUS PARKING ON FOOT OR TO STOP A BUS IN ORDER TO BOARD IT
An adult supervisor is present on the buses leaving at 13:00 and 15:30. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring children’s safety, applying the ‘supervision rules’, and maintaining discipline.
If a bus leaving at 15:30 is full, secondary pupils may be asked to wait for the bus leaving at 16:20 in order to make seats available for younger children. Secondary pupils accompanying a younger brother or sister (from the kindergarten or primary school) have priority for seats on the 15:30 bus over other secondary pupils.
In addition to their bus pass, we recommend that kindergarten and primary children wear a badge or carry a diary showing their class, bus number(s) and stop(s), and a phone number for use in an emergency.
If there is no-one waiting to meet a child who is not authorised to leave the bus unaccompanied, the contact person designated by the parents is informed and the Transport Office decides where to take the child. Children are usually brought back to school, but in certain circumstances they may be taken to a European Commission Afterschool Childcare centre or (as a last resort) to the nearest police station. Parents of children brought back to school must collect them by 14:30 on Wednesdays and by 17:30 on other days.
On Wednesday afternoon, the 15:30 and 16:20 departures are replaced by a single departure at 13:00 for all students (kindergarten, primary and secondary).
Buses to European Commission Afterschool Childcare centres
For children enrolled in a European Commission Afterschool Childcare centre on Wednesday afternoons, the buses leave after lunch (at about 13:45).
Please ask your child’s teacher to take your child to the canteen, where the children are met by the childcare supervisors and have lunch before taking the bus.
Children in the kindergarten and primary school must take the bus leaving at 15:30. Under no circumstances are they allowed to board buses leaving at 16:20.
Secondary pupils (S2-S7) may only take buses leaving at 15.30 if there are still seats available. Kindergarten and primary pupils registered for a particular bus have priority over secondary pupils. Secondary pupils accompanying a younger brother or sister (from the kindergarten or primary school) have priority over other secondary pupils.
Only secondary pupils are allowed to take buses leaving at 16:20.
Secondary pupils who are not authorised to leave the bus unaccompanied are not allowed on buses leaving school at 16:20.
Please note that if no parent is at the bus stop to collect the child, he/she will return to school (to the APEEE Supervision) if no solution can be found with the parent.
The child must be collected by the parents before 6.30 p.m. from the APEEE’s Supervision.
If the parent cannot be reached, and it is not possible to reach any of the other contacts indicated, the APEEE will have to inform the competent authorities (Police), with the collaboration of the school, from 19.00.
To this end, please check your contact details in your Secured Zone as well as the contact details of the other persons authorised to collect your child.
As announced in the national media, an agricultural demonstration will take place on Monday 26th February 2024, which could cause major disruption to the capital’s road network.
The disruption is expected to start at 07:00 and could affect the APEEE school transport service. Due to this situation, we anticipate the risk of delays and/or cancellations to the usual routes. The transport service will keep the concerned parents informed in real time.
We understand that this may cause inconvenience and would like to thank you in advance for your understanding and patience during this exceptional circumstance. We will do our best to minimise disruption.
Updated on 19/01/2024 – 11:50