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RollCall provides schools full management of duty-of-care on route buses and excursions

Saves time and eliminates the risk of human error

School Bus Safety System

Partners across Australia trust and integrate with rollcall

Bus Safety System
School bus application
How to track school bus
School Bus Tracker App
School bus student tracking

The Building Process

Using RollCalls state-of-the-art mapping technology that brings school bus route planning into the digital world. Bus stops are created using verified real addresses, then by simply dragging and dropping stops into routes schools are able to create large networks very quickly.

RollCall has a plethora of ways to add students into the system, it can be as simple as uploading an excel spreadsheet. However we also partner with some great school management systems such as Sentral and TASS. Our real-time integrations make populating student data seamless and up-to-date. 

RollCall has a fantastic parent app built to allow parents to manage all aspects of their child’s bus travel. They can book their child’s buses, alert the school of an absence, take care of payments and track their child to and from school.

Now the RollCall system is all setup we can start allocating students to the correct routes and stops. This will update across our applications:

  • Student Cards will be updated to allow them to scan on and off buses. (Similar to Opal and Miki cards).
  • The bus driver application will have the names of each student and the stops they are allocated to.
  • Through the cloud admin application staff will be able to produce full manifests at the click of a button.

The System In Action

This is where the magic happens, as the student taps onto the bus many things happen at once:

  • Parents are instantly notified of their child’s scan and are able to track the buses movements from their app.
  • Schools are instantly updated through our cloud admin application, fares are applied and manifests are filled. Staff are able to track each bus through the dashboard and see exactly which students are on their way to school.
  • Drivers are informed as to whether the student is on the right bus and at the correct stop.

As the bus travels from point A to B the school has multiple functions at their disposal:

  • Staff know which students are travelling on which bus.
  • They can track the bus journeys in real-time on an easy-to-read map.
  • The school will receive alerts if any journey isn’t going exactly to plan.
  • Schools can send an automated alert to all parents on a particular bus if there is a problem.

Once the student has made it safely to their destination and scans off the bus RollCall will immediately update:

  • Parents will be notified of their child’s arrival at the specified destination, with the students account being updated with any fares.
  • School Staff will be updated with real-time alerts updating their system.
  • Drivers are alerted if the student is getting off at the right stop or not.

Improve Planning and Efficiency

School Bus routes planned the easy way with Smart Route, clients using this module have:

  • Increased the utilisation of buses
  • Reduced the number of students being dropped off and picked up by car every day,
  • Reduced the risk for schools
  • Reduced environmental impacts of buses
  • Helped schools with forward planning and marketing.

After consultation with several schools and bus companies, RollCall has developed Bus Guardian which is a system that helps to ensure that no child has been left on the bus. It does this by enforcing the bus driver (or other supervisors) to walk to the back of the bus and tap onto a RollCall control board positioned there.

All this information can be tracked centrally on a dashboard and reports to ensure that all drivers have checked their bus before leaving. This makes it virtually impossible for a bus driver to finish their run without walking the bus and checking for students.

Let’s look at efficiency first. The RollCall system delivers efficiencies through:

  • visibility of all movements of buses
  • student scan time
  • date and location stamps
  • bus stop service times.

One large client has gone on the record to say they reported a drop of up to 80% of inbound morning calls relevant to buses since the introduction of RollCall. Calculated conservatively it comes to a $100k saving. Read testimonials from Schools here.

App to Track School Bus

RollCall System Hardware

A central feature of RollCall’s solution is the physical interaction and use of near-field communication (NFC). A Smart Device is securely placed in each bus.

  • Students scan their student cards or NFC tags on the Smart Device.
  • Smart Device holds all bus route information including stops, student details and student stop allocation.
  • Using NFC technology RollCalls Smart Device is able to check whether a student is taking the correct course of travel instantly.

Students tap on and off the school bus using either RollCall NFC tags or simply using their student cards.

  • RollCall can provide NFC tags for all bus riding students, this NFC tag will correspond to each students profile in the RollCall system.
  • Through our partners such as PPC and MonitorWA schools are easily able to hook up their current student cards to our system.

Once the student has made it safely to their destination and scans off the bus RollCall will immediately update:

  • Parents will be notified of their child’s arrival at the specified destination, with the students account being updated with any fares.
  • School Staff will be updated with real-time alerts updating their system.
  • Drivers are alerted if the student is getting off at the right stop or not.

Distinct features for easy bus management

Real-time Visibility

Staff and Parents
kept constantly informed of student movements

Cloud based security

School data
secured and decentralised in siloed AWS data centers

Route planning

Improve efficiency
with the use of RollCall’s Smart Route functionality

Duty of care

Protect students
by automating your duty-of-care for school transport

School Management

CLOUD APPLICATION

Give your staff the power to manage your entire school bus system using RollCall Safety solutions streamlined admin application. 

Parent Engagement

Bus Safety System

Parents ios & Android App

Provide parents with visibility of their children in transit. Through RollCalls native applications parents can track journeys in real-time.

School Business Management

Bus Safety System
School bus application
How to track school bus
Find my school bus
School bus student tracking

Integrations

RollCall Safety Systems integrates with industry leading systems to provide a seamless experience for our clients and end users. Sync your student data from your school management systems such as Sentral and TASS. Keep up-to-date on fees and billing with one of our secure payment gateways partners.

What people are saying about RollCall

“Braemar College implemented RollCall in 2017. As a regional school of 1200 students, with almost all travelling to and from school by bus, RollCall has enabled staff to identify which students are on a particular bus at any given time, whether individual students boarded their usual or an alternative bus, and where they disembarked. RollCall is a reliable and cost-effective product which supports students’ safety across our network of 20 buses. As Principal of Braemar College, I highly recommend it.”
Russell Deer, Braemar College
Principal
“RollCall has been a fantastic addition to our school. With its ease-of-use and efficient support team, it has helped to streamline our processes for student bus travel. Feedback from parents has been very positive. In addition, the system has allowed the School to commence a casual user option, resulting in improved utilisation of buses.”
Michelle Nickson, Hume Anglican Grammar School
Finance & Administration Officer
"With near 2000 students here at Bacchus Marsh Grammar and a high portion being bus travellers, it was important to find a solution which could provide teachers and parents greater visibility and safety on students journey to and from school. Partnering with RollCall to provide this service has been a great decision, their willingness to meet our unique requirements and listening to our needs has made it that much easier to deploy this product into our greater community."
Daniel Somerville, Bacchus Marsh Grammar
Director of ICT Services

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Join 100s of Australia’s and New Zealand’s top schools and colleges by choosing RollCall as your school bus management software

Bus Safety System
School bus application
How to track school bus
School Bus Tracker App
School bus student tracking
"RollCall has been a fantastic addition to our school. With its ease-of-use and efficient support team, it has helped to streamline our processes for student bus travel. Feedback from parents has been very positive. In addition, the system has allowed the School to commence a casual user option, resulting in improved utilisation of buses."
Hume Anglican Grammar School, Michelle Nickson
Finance & Administration Officer