Yes, St John’s D.S.G. offers transport to boarders. Unlike other independent schools around us (where all private afternoon transport is charged to the parents), we provide for two free trips, per boarder, per week to private appointments within Pietermaritzburg (depending on availability of vehicles). The third, and each successive trip per boarder, per week, will be charged to parent accounts at R50 per trip within Pietermaritzburg (up to 10km from the School).
All private trips to Hilton or to areas outside of Pietermaritzburg, and within 30km of the School will be charged to the parents’ account at R60 per trip. If school transport is not available, the Transport Department can liaise with the parent regarding the hire of a taxi (Metro Taxis), the charge for which will be added to your account.
Private transport at additional charge will not be offered to those who school fee or shop accounts are in arrears.
School sport, academic support activities and emergency medical appointments will be given priority when allocating transport to pupils.
All requests for transport must be submitted to the Transport Department at least 24 hours before the transport is required.
We also have a weekly bus service to and from Nottingham Road, Winston Park, Kloof and Mount Edgecombe – which is offered at extra cost. Click here for more information.