School Bus Service
Jackson Bus Hotline: 2552 9870 (English/Cantonese/Mandarin)
Routes and Cost
Our 2017-18 school bus service has been finalised with effect from 22 August 2016. In total we have 24 school buses which serve key locations around Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. The bus service is subject to availability.
Each year our Student Services team carefully reviews the increase in the number of pupils and the pick-up and drop-off points. As we are a not-for-profit school, the bus fees cover the bus costs and no more. Each stop that is added to a route (even if convenient) adds considerably to the cost of the route. The routes are based on the current locations of our confirmed pupils and are designed to be convenient to as many families as possible.
Bus fees will be charged on a flat rate basis, however for some routes bus fees have increased whilst for other routes fees have decreased. For example Route A will be HK$2,600 for all bus stops on the entire route.
Please find attached below the Bus Application Form and details on the routes and costs. Note that the current two-minute waiting rule has been cancelled and some routes may use a different letter name.
Secondary pupils are welcome to take the bus in the morning, but as the Secondary school day finishes later, there is no return bus service after school. This is a great opportunity for our older pupils to develop their independence. However, they can join the ECA late bus for Primary pupils. This will be a limited bus service, with fewer drop-off points.
One Way Bus
Pupils are welcome to take the bus in one direction only, subject to availability of seats. Preference will be given to pupils wishing to use the bus service in both directions. For one-way use, the bus cost will be 65% of the normal fee for Primary pupils.
For Secondary pupils wishing to use the bus in the morning, the cost will be 50%, as there is no after school bus option.
After Activities Bus
We will have a comprehensive program of Extra Curricular Activities. There will be a late bus service after the ECAs for Primary only. This will be a limited bus service, with fewer drop-off points. They depart after the ECAs. We will charge a fixed sum of HK$300 per pupil for each ECA activity. For example, if your child joins two ECAs per week, then we will charge HK$600. This is a non-refundable payment for the full term and will be paid via Direct Debit or invoiced separately. Please note that there is no refund if you do not use the bus or join later in the term.
Using the School Bus Service
For bus tracking (to find out where the bus is, if you have any concerns or if you will be delayed in meeting the bus), please contact the Jackson Bus Hotline (English/Cantonese/Mandarin) on 2552 9870.
Please ensure the bus pass is clearly visible to our teachers and bus escorts when your child is travelling to and from school. This may be attached to their school bag, or inserted in the lanyard that will be supplied with their Student Octopus Card.
If the bus pass is lost, or we need to reissue the bus pass, there will be a HK$100 fee for a replacement card.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate parents on the school bus.
Please ensure you are at the bus stop five (5) minutes before the scheduled pick-up/drop- off time. The bus will leave on time to avoid any delay of travel and to be fair to the other pupils.
Changes to bus / pick-up arrangements from school
We do note that some parents may need to make changes to their child's normal bus, ECA late bus or pick-up arrangements. Sometimes your child may be sick in the morning and they would usually take the bus to school.
Please could you let us know no later than 10am that day (or preferably 24 hours in advance) if there are any changes to getting to/from school so that we can make the necessary arrangements with both the class teacher / bus service. An email must be sent to the class teacher and email@example.com.
Also, please note that we are not able to make arrangements for your child to take a different bus for one day (for example if you arrange a playdate). We realise this may be inconvenient but appreciate your cooperation.
Procedures for changes to transport arrangements are attached below.
If you have any further questions or queries on the bus service, please send an email to our Student Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking and Dropping Off
To ensure the safety of all children arriving and departing from school, there will be no dedicated “drop-off zone”. We urge all of our parents to comply with this as the safety of all children is our primary concern with these arrangements.
There is a multi-storey car park adjacent to the school (car park entrance is on Pik Wan Road) and 2 other car parks within easy walking distance. Please see the attached map for parking.
Public Transport – by MTR
The closest MTR station is Lam Tin which is on the Kwun Tong (green) line in East Kowloon.
Walking from Lam Tin MTR station takes only 8 - 10 minutes. Leave Lam Tin MTR at Exit A following the signs to “Laguna City”. Then head up the four escalators to “Kai Tin Shopping Mall” and you will come out onto On Tin Street. Cross the road and continue to walk up Ping Tin Street. You will see NAIS at the top of the road on the left.
Public Transport – by Bus
The Lam Tin (North) is the nearest bus stop to NAIS. Buses include E22, 15, 15A, 16M, 38 and 603. With the exception of 603, all these buses stop at Lam Tin MTR.