Destiny Discover
First Rider Program

Event Date: Aug 25, 2018

Riding the bus for the first time can be exciting, but for some students and parents, it can also be an anxious time.

The First Rider Program, sponsored by Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services and delivered by the various bus carriers, is a workshop specially designed to introduce JK and SK students and their parents to the school bus environment and to familiarize them with school bus rules.

Held at various locations throughout the region, the sessions are 45 minutes in duration, and include a video on bus safety, followed by question & answer period. Students then go out to a real school bus where they go on a ride with their parents. Once the ride is over, the driver shows the students and parents all the safety features on the bus. Students are given an information package with a certificate with their name on it.

Sessions take place from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the following locations:

Helen Detwiler School – 320 Brigade Drive, Hamilton
St. Francis Xavier School – 298 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
Spencer Valley School – 441 Old Brock Road, Greensville
St. Augustine School – 25 Alma Street, Dundas
Allan Greenleaf School – 211 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
Gatestone School – 127 Gatestone Drive, Stoney Creek
St. Joachim School – 75 Concerto Drive, Ancaster

There is a limited number of available spaces at each location. Please register with the carrier; see pdf flyer for registration details.

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First Rider Program