Dedicated school bus services deliver students to New Town High School both in the morning and afternoon from our surrounding suburbs. Public Metro services along with other Contract bus services link our school to areas outside of our feeder zone. A full list of services is available from the school office and will shortly be available via a link on this page. Please contact the School Office or refer to the metro website for information specific to the service you require.
Where do our services pick up and drop off students before and after school?
In the morning our dedicated West Hobart and Lenah Valley services drop students in the school car park. Metro bus services from the City to New Town will drop students at stop 15 or 16 on the Main Road. Private Services from Dodges Ferry/ Sorell, New Norfolk, the Channel and the Huon Valley also drop students near OHS in the mornings. Students are only 3 to 4 minutes walk to school from these stops.
In the afternoon, students can catch dedicated bus services to Glenorchy Interchange, West Hobart, Lenah Valley and the City from the school bus park under the supervision of Duty Staff. Contract services to Sorell/ Dodges Ferry leave from Bromby St while all other contract services leave from the stop opposite Ogilvie High School. (More specific information is available on the sheets available from the office).
Students may use public Metro services from the Main Road to go the City but must use the bus stop opposite the Creek Road Netball Centre. The City bound bus stops next to Ogilvie High School are for the dedicated use of OHS students only so as to avoid dangerous overcrowding on the footpaths. Boys who need to catch City bound bus services with their sister from OHS should wait at the stop opposite the Netball Centre which will be significantly less crowded and therefore safer. Similarly, boys wishing to use north bound services towards Glenorchy and beyond must use the bus stop next to the Creek Road Netball Centre once again to avoid dangerous overcrowding at the stops near OHS. Boys who need to catch a northbound bus with their sister from OHS must wait at the stop next to the Netball Centre where there is more room available for safer access to bus services.
Metro Tasmania has also released a brand new, free mobile App to make it easier for passengers to get around on their buses. Everything you need to navigate the Metro Tasmania bus network is now in the palm of your hand.
With the Metro Tas App you can:
- Plan your next trip
- Save your favourite destinations (including work, school and home) and your favourite trips
- Manage your Greencard account (including check your balance, view trip history, and top up your card
- View the latest news and updates about bus schedules
Currently available on iPhone or iPad. However, for those with Android or other types of mobile phones, our new website will scale to fit all devices and phones.
Many students rely on Metro buses to get to school or social activities. This app will now make it easier to find information about Metro services. They have even incorporated school services into their Trip Planner, which should make it easier for your son to find the right school bus.
Students can download the App from https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/metro-tas/id933119921 or visit the website at http://www.metrotas.com.au