Students may come to school either by school bus or by car (parent or driver).
For transportation to and from school, Safir International School coordinates the services of buses for the convenience of parents. However, the buses are not owned by Safir School and the bus drivers are not employees of Safir School.
The school buses serve many parts of Istanbul (Asian and European) and all buses are equipped with seat belts and chaperones.
The school coordinates and supervises the buses for admission or re-enrollment.
Parents may sign up for bus service through the Transportation Coordinator in the school office and will be billed by the bus company.
The bus driver has absolute authority on the bus. For safety reasons, the bus driver must give his full attention to his job with no distractions from students on the bus. This means not eating or drinking much, talking loudly, listening to music, moving around, etc.
Bus students should leave school on their assigned bus and may not change buses during the year under any circumstances.
Students should wait for their bus according to the time given to parents at the beginning of the year, as the bus cannot wait for late students.
The bus guard has the authority to assign a seat to any disruptive student. Students who are disruptive on the bus will be reported to the principal by the bus attendant. Depending on the severity and/or frequency of the incidents, consequences may range from a warning or parent conference to suspension of privileges and may result in the student being removed from the bus for the remainder of the year.
Students are not allowed to ride in another student’s car unless a written request from the parent is submitted to the school administration prior to 11:00 am.