The Ministry of Education provides transport assistance only for those students who can satisfy all the following criteria:

  • Attend the nearest secondary school

  • Live more than 4.8 km from that school and more than 2.4 km from a metropolitan bus service to that school.

The Ministry operates all services for eligible students whose nearest school is Lincoln High School and will determine the routes based on location of homes.

In the interests of all students we expect a very high standard of behaviour on buses. Senior students are appointed to supervise students on buses.


Students who cannot take advantage of existing bus services, or who are required to travel more than 2.4 km to reach a bus route, or who have to live away from home to attend this school, may be eligible for a Boarding or Travelling Bursary. Further information is available from the Ministry of Education. 

Busing to School

We encourage students to catch a bus to school on their first day.  If you are familiar with a bus stop close to your house where Lincoln High School students wait, then students should wait in this area.  However, if you are unsure then the parent/caregiver can bring the student to school in the morning of their first day, and the student can then bus home.   

Bus drivers have been instructed to pick up any student in a Lincoln High School uniform. Drivers are also aware that all the students on the first day are new Year 9s and will be anxious about their first day.  As part of Year 9 students’ orientation on their first day of school, they will be advised of their correct bus (which is assigned based on their address) and taken to this bus at the end of the school day.  Where the bus drops them off after school on their first day is where they will catch it from the following morning.

Details of the Ministry of Education bus routes and departure times are available here

Red Bus Ltd run a public school service to and from Lincoln High School each day.  Details of these services are available here.

If you need any further assistance with bus information, please contact the school office.


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