Update on Peer Support, Buses and early finish time on Tuesdays

This Tuesday 6th of July was the final session of Peer Support for year 9 students and for year 13 Peer Support leaders. We thank the year 13s for their valuable contributions and acknowledge all the work behind the scenes from Ms Kate Baird who oversees this programme. As of next term, all year levels will be finishing school at the same time on a Tuesday 2.35pm. The other days of the week remain at the 3.20pm finish.

Our planning for Term 3 and 4 Tuesday 2.45pm bus collection was based on the 2015, 2016 structure where the bus companies could accommodate this early finish. Unfortunately they can no longer provide this service. Structural changes mean that Metlink as of 2017 oversee all school bus services provided for Sacred Heart College (with the exception of Eastbourne run by Classic Coaches). As many of our school bus services are linked to other school routes, all bus services other than the Upper Hutt buses will be collecting our students at 3.25 / 3.30pm on a Tuesday afternoon for Terms 3 and 4 2017.

We apologise for the impact that this may have on your family’s Tuesday after school plans for Terms 3 and 4.  Metlink have provided us with alternative collection information should you wish for your student/daughter to catch an earlier bus on a Tuesday. Otherwise all services will depart Sacred Heart College between 3.25 / 3.30pm.

In summary:

  • All school bus services (except Upper Hutt) will depart from Sacred Heart College on a Tuesday for Terms 3 and 4 2017 at 3.25 / 3.30pm.
  • Your daughter/ student may stay on site and work in a provided study space or in the library.
  • Your daughter/ student may walk to catch an alternate service provided by Metlink.

Please see the information Metlink have provided for us to publish to you below:

Sacred Heart College - School bus services

  • Sacred Heart College requested that their school bus services pick up their students at 2:45pm on a Tuesday during Terms 3 and 4.
  • School bus services which serve Sacred Heart College are shared with other local Hutt Valley schools.
  • On Tuesday afternoons the schools who share these bus services with Sacred Heart College require the school bus services at the normal time, around 3:30pm.
  • For this reason Metlink is unable to provide Lower Hutt school services at the earlier time to Sacred Heart College
  • Upper Hutt school services mainly carry only Sacred Heart College students so there is more flexibility and these have been changed to the earlier pick up on Tuesdays for Terms 3 and 4.
  • The current Lower Hutt school services will still stop at Sacred Heart College on Tuesday afternoons at the regular times (around 3:30pm).
  • There are some travel alternatives which students may take; these are outlined in the attached table.
  • For more information please contact Metlink on 0800 801 700 / info@metlink.org.nz.

This week ...

Enjoy the Term Break!

Looking ahead ...

Term 3 begins

Monday 24 July

Tuesday 25 July

Wednesday 26 July

3.30pm - Maori Achieve (3.30-4.30pm) A1
6.00pm - Project K 2016 Graduation E13
7.00pm - Board of Trustees Meeting staffroom

Thursday 27 July

- Australian Maths Competition
3.30pm - Study/Homework Club (3.30-4.30pm) Library
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme (3.30-5.30pm) A2
5.30pm - Careers NZ Pave Malaga Workshop TBC
7.00pm - School production 'Missing Time' PAC

Friday 28 July

1.30pm - Yr 13 SUS Day of Social Action - Lawson Foyer
7.00pm - School production 'Missing Time' PAC

Saturday 29 July

7.00pm - School production 'Missing Time' PAC

Sunday 30 July

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