Melba Copland Secondary School

Melba Copland Secondary School (MCSS) is a dual campus secondary school situated in the West Belconnen region of Canberra, the capital of Australia. It is the only government school in the Canberra region providing secondary education for all students from years 7 to 12. MCSS provides a rich education for 21st century learners in a context of Excellence, Integrity and Harmony.

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Dedicated school buses and revised interim bus timetable from Monday 25 October 2021

Posted on 19 Oct 2021

Transport Canberra’s dedicated school bus services will recommence on Monday 25 October 2021. This includes ‘S’ trips that divert into schools.

Timings have changed for dedicated school services and the regular timetable. We are strongly encouraging families to check their school pack and plan ahead.

Special Needs Transport continues to run for those families that need this service.

A range of COVID Safe measures are in place to help keep students safe on public transport. Please remind families to familiarise themselves with these measures and talk to their children about them prior to the return to school.

From Monday 25 October 2021 buses will run to a revised interim timetable. This timetable is a similar frequency to the timetable that has been running over the past two months, but with some changes to timings to allow better connections for school students.

Light rail is continuing to run to its regular frequency but will see an increase in frequency from Monday 1 November 2021. This will assist with physical distancing on board. Customers will benefit from extended afternoon peak frequency on weekdays and increased frequency on Sunday mornings.

Consider walking or riding to school – or using a Part way point

Parents and carers may also consider alternative ways to get their children to school. If they live close by they can take advantage of the warmer spring weather and walk, ride or scoot to school!


Part way points are also a great way to get some exercise into children’s days for families that live a little further away and this also helps to ease congestion around schools. Parents or carers can simply drop their child at a point, or park and walk the rest of the way with them.

Park safely and legally
All 40km/h school zones are in place between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Speed limits in school zones are there to ensure the safety of children by allowing motorists extra time to stop in an unexpected situation.

Parking across pedestrian crossings, corners, verges and double parking can block kids seeing the road.


School packs and timetable information

The revised interim timetables and school packs are now available online.

For enquiries customers are encouraged to visit or call 13 17 10.

Canteen ordering using Flexischools

Posted on 14 Oct 2021

Ordering from the Canteen when students return to school

Just a reminder that the canteen will be opened for Flexischools pre-orders only and only for lunchtime (not recess).  You will have to pre-order using the Flexischools App which can be downloaded onto your phone.

Orders will be prepared and then students will collect their order as per direction from staff.  This decision has been made in order to minimise risk of year group cohorts coming into contact with one another AND to allow us to support students to engage with all areas of their curriculum for learning.

For information on how to use Flexischools and download the app click here:

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