LIVING SCHOOL STRIVES TO BROADEN SCHOOLING

Living School new buses - Hello Hino

Our latest editions are Hino 34 seaters.

BUS RUNS

Living School now has three bus runs.

  • Hino 1 – with Lel driving: Bangalow – Eureka – Clunes – Eltham – Lismore and return
  • Rosa – with Hayden: Belongil, Red Devil Park, Suffolk Park, Ross Lane – Lismore and return
  • Hino 2 – with Mick: North Creek Rd, Lennox Town, Sharpe’s Beach, Ballina BP, Alstonville – Lismore and return

There is a cost of $50 per week: $10 per day.  This is for administration, drivers and maintenance.

We are now operating a per day payment option at a flat rate of $10 per day.

To book or make any daily changes, you must email bus@living.school before 1:30pm the previous day.

Last minute changes, will be considered but cannot be guaranteed.

 

COMMUNICATE WITH US…

To contact the bus manager, please email Andrew on bus@living.school

 

The times we are highlighting are estimates – but your assistance in being at the stop at these times while we work out the timings, is so important.

NISSAN - Hayden

Red Devil Park: 8:00am  |. 3:55pm

Suffolk Park: 8:05am  |  4:00pm

Ross Lane: 8:20am. | 3:35pm

19 seats

Hino - Lel

Bangalow: 8:15am  |  3:50pm

Clunes: 8:30am  |  3:35pm

Eltham: 8:37am  |  3:28pm

Total Seats = 34

Rosa - Mick

Skennar’s Head – Sharpe’s Beach Bus Stop: 8:05am  |  4:05pm

Lennox Head Town Centre: 8:10am  |  4:00pm

West Ballina BP: 8:25am  |  3:45pm

Alstonville: 8:35am  |  3:35pm

Total Seats = 24

Tracking the bus movements

WHERE IS MY BUS?

We have installed trackers in our buses – we are soon to instal them into the two Hino buses.  Parents can download Black Knight Global Tracking app (Apple or Android).

Once installed, add the following numbers and the password: 1Password

Rosa (Mick): 1802602219

Nissan (Hayden): 1802602218

Hino 1 (Lel): 1802602335

Hino 2 (used as needed): 1802602336

You will then be able to see in real time where the identified bus is – based on the login details for each bus.

Black Knight Login Black Knight Tracker Map

Or you can login via our website address with the email office@living.school and the password: 1Password

And then select the bus from the Drop Down menu…

 

Guidelines of Wisdom

Some guidelines must be in place for our administration team to manage the fluidity of bus requests.

  1. Any bus change for a week must be registered with the Bus Booking Manager (Andrew) by 2:00pm the preceding Friday.
  2. Any bus change of pickup for a day, i.e. a parent is collecting children and so children will not be on the bus, MUST be received by the Bus Booking Manager no later than 2:00pm the day of the change in plans – so we can inform teachers and drivers.
  3. Any absence for a bus run in the morning – be that for illness or change of plan – MUST be received by the Bus Booking Manager by no later than 7:45am the morning of the bus run.
  4. The buses cannot wait at a stop for late parents – we know you guys are busy but we must keep to our schedule for all parents down the line. If you miss a bus pickup, please drive to the next stop where your child can safely board the bus.
  5. Also, consider the public bus runs – where there is subsidy and connections for buses directly to our front door, too.
    1. Northern Rivers Bus Lines – 6626 1499
    2. Ballina Bus Lines – 66863666

 

Safety and good manners are of paramount importance.  

Students Drivers

Students have the right to:

  • Travel safely free from harassment, physical hurt, bullying or anti-social behaviour
  • Travel in a clean and tidy bus
  • Have their possessions treated with respect without tampering
  • Have quiet times when they do not wish to be disturbed

Drivers have the right to:

  • Travel free from harassment, intimidation or anti-social behaviour
  • Travel in a clean, well-maintained and tidy bus
  • Have their possessions treated with respect without tampering
  • Travel safely with a focus on the road and driving conditions free from distraction

Students have the responsibility to:

Ensure their behaviour is safe, including…

    • No arms out of windows, no distraction of the driver, no throwing of items on the bus, no leaving of rubbish on the bus.
    • Always wear a seatbelt and never move around the bus while it is travelling, unless instructed by a teacher/driver.
    • Report to the driver (teacher or the Admin Manager) poor behaviour or issues regarding safety.
  • Only use electronic devices if approved by the Conductor or his/her delegate.
  • Never use inappropriate language or communicate, show or distribute any inappropriate/sensitive information that may cause offence to the wide range of students’ ages on our bus service.
  • Not bring any nut products on the bus to minimise any allergic reactions.

Drivers have the responsibility to:

  • Ensure they drive safely abiding by all road rules
  • Travel without impairment induced by medication, medical condition or drugs/intoxication
  • Maintain their bus to ensure it is safe, has enough fuel/oil, and is clean
  • Ensure any nut products are prohibited and disposed of appropriately to avoid any risk of allergic reactions

 

ACTIONS TAKEN FOR POOR BEHAVIOUR CHOICES

Any student in breach of these expectations will…

  • A discussion with the driver on behaviour changes that need to occur
  • Driver discussion with parents if behaviour has heightened safety issues.
  • A Safe Choices meeting with the Administration Manager
  • A Behaviour reprimand with sanctions over a meeting with the Conductor and/or his delegate, with parents notified.
  • In serious circumstances, poor choices can result in a student having their travel privileges withdrawn for a period of time.  Parents will be notified.