Lincoln High School Ministry Funded Buses
The Ministry of Education provides transport assistance only for those students who can satisfy all the following criteria:
The Ministry operates all services for eligible students whose nearest school is Lincoln High School and determine the bus routes based on location of homes.
A route may be moved, shortened, or stopped if the Ministry establishes that the service is not viable anymore. For example, there might not be enough students using the bus. If a route is changed, a conveyance allowance may be paid to caregivers of eligible students.
The following video helps to explain the process: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRmZlsWyn6c
For further information School Transport please click on this link: www.education.govt.nz/school/property-and-transport/transport/sta-eligibility/ and Keeping Safe While Using School Buses
If you have any questions or queries around this process, please direct to these to:
Craig Reynolds, Regional Transport Advisor – Canterbury
03 378 7309
Lincoln High School Ministry Funded Buses 2022
A list of the Ministry Funded buses for Lincoln HS are listed below. Route details along with departure times can be found here. There are some minor changes to some of these routes.
Metro Bus Services
Red Bus Ltd run a public-school service (user pays) to and from Lincoln High School each day. These buses are for Lincoln High School students only. These services are:
Springs Road 693
Public Bus Services
Termination of Ministry Funded Bus Services
The following bus services will be terminated at the end of Term 4, 2021 due to Rolleston College being open to all Year levels. The Ministry agreed in 2017 to operate these services for 5 years and these services finish at the end of 2021.
The bus routes that will finish at the end of 2021 are:
Rolleston 3 /4
Two Chain/Rolleston 12
Unfortunately, despite attempts, we have made no progress with Environment Canterbury in adding school services from Rolleston. Attempts have also been made for adding capacity to the 820 public route and making timings to be more in line with school timetable.
Bentley Transport have developed a route for students coming from Rolleston and are now looking to trial the service for a month. Bentley Transport would like a financial commitment from potential users to ensure the trial service can go ahead.
Please use this link to sign up to the service - https://www.bentleytransport.co.nz/lincoln-bus
For any further information about this service please contact Bentley Transport – email@example.com
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 then students can then bus home. Bus drivers have been instructed to pick up any student in Lincoln High School uniform.
Drivers are also aware that all the students on the first day are new Year 9s and might be anxious about their first day. As part of Year 9 students' orientation, they will be advised of their correct bus and taken to this bus at the end of the school day. Where the bus drops them off after school on their first day will also dictate where they catch the bus the following morning. Drivers will also be able to advise approximate pick up times. Students should arrive at their bus stop at least 5 minutes before pick up. In the interests of all students we expect a very high standard of behaviour on all buses.
Responsibility of parents/caregivers
To ensure a safe environment for bus loading and unloading caregivers should:
If you need any further assistance with any bus information, please contact the bus co-ordinator or the school office.
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