Bus Services

Cornerstone College students have access to a number of bus services. The safety and wellbeing of our students is always a priority and we are in regular communication with the bus companies to ensure the best interests of our students are being met.

During road closures, catastrophic fire days and major delays in services, bus companies operate under specific guidelines.  Please read below to view each company’s guidelines.  In these events, the College will endeavor to communicate the circumstances and/or solutions with families. We encourage families to discuss their preferred action plan for students to take in the event that a bus is not in operation, delayed or diverted.  For bus inquiries, please contact Ms Susy Izzo at the College on 8398 6015 or via email on sizzo@cornerstone.sa.edu.au.

Transport Services
* DECD (Mt Barker Primary School YELLOW BUS) Wistow/Bugle Ranges (MTBHS / CC Shuttle Bus)
* DECD (LinkSA) Harrogate (MTBHS / CC Shuttle Bus)
* DECD (LinkSA) Macclesfield (MTBHS / CC Shuttle Bus)
* DECD (LinkSA) Echunga/Meadows (MTBHS / CC Shuttle Bus)
* DECD (LinkSA) Kanmantoo (Access via Adelaide Road Stop 62)
* DECD (LinkSA) Nairne (Access via Adelaide Road Stop 62)
* DECD (LinkSA) Hahndorf (Access via College Campus)
# SouthLink 852L Langhorne Creek (Access via College Campus)
# SouthLink 880 Lobethal (Access via College Campus)
# SouthLink 835 Lobethal (Access via College Campus)
# SouthLink 837 Nairne (Access via College Campus)
# SouthLink 852L Strathalbyn (country fares may apply) (Access via College Campus)
# SouthLink 868 Aldgate continues as SouthLink 881 Stirling (Access via Adelaide Road Stop 62)
# SouthLink 864F Adelaide City (Access via Adelaide Road Stop 62)
LinkSA Murray Bridge (apply via LinkSA) (Access via Adelaide Road Stop 62)

SouthLink (#)
Southlink is a member of the ATE group. SouthLink operates Metro Services in the Adelaide Hills, Outer South and Outer North of Adelaide. For more information, please contact SouthLink via: info@southlink.com.au, www.southlink.com.au or contact the Mt Barker Depot on 08 8339 7544. Students can purchase Metrocards or, individual trip tickets can be purchased with cash as students embark the bus. For Bus Time Tables or more information visit: www.adelaidemetro.com.au/routes or www.southlink.com.au.

Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) – Applications (*)
Please note all applications that are submitted for the DECD services will be charged one non-refundable processing fee of $20 inclusive of GST. It is recommended that families ascertain eligibility prior to sending in their application to save unnecessary fee charges. This will be charged via your student’s Cornerstone College term fees. Please contact the College for the appropriate application form for the various DECD services.

Eligibility for students in Years 8 to 12: for DECD bus services will be determined based on the following: students who live within the Mt Barker area and whose residential location is more than five kilometres from their nearest government secondary school are eligible to use a DECD bus service. Students attending a non-government secondary school are also eligible to use a DECD bus service if they live more than five kilometres from the nearest government secondary school – that is their school of right: Mt Barker High School. Students must use the bus regularly to maintain eligibility to travel on the bus (ie. travel on the service more than 50% of the time). Eligibility (distance) can be checked by accessing www.whereis.com.au, click on directions, entering in your residential address as the start and Mt Barker High School as the destination. This will give you the distance between your home and Mt Barker High School.

Year 7 Students are considered ineligible for this DECD bus service: Please contact the College for further information.

Cornerstone Shuttle Bus (CC Shuttle Bus)
Please note that all the DECD buses (except the Kanmantoo, Nairne and the Hahndorf bus) require the students to use the Cornerstone Shuttle Bus to and from the College and Mt Barker High School. This service requires student to use their student ID cards as they alight the bus.  This service incurs a $1 per trip fee that will be charged to student term fees.

This bus is a LinkSA bus. This picks up Cornerstone College students at 3.20pm at the roundabout on the campus and goes to Mt Barker High School. In the morning it departs Mt Barker High School at 8.35am and travels to Cornerstone College.  Pick up & set down at Mt Barker High School is on Stephenson Rd at the rear entrance to MTBHS For more information on this service call Cornerstone College or LinkSA.

Catastrophic Fire Day and Bus Services
DECD bus services will NOT operate on a Catastrophic Fire Day when announced by the CFS for the Mt Lofty Ranges District. Families will need to arrange alternative transport.

SouthLink services, LinkSA Murray Bridge and the Cornerstone Shuttle Bus, however, will operate as per normal remaining vigilant to via the Country Fire Service to ensure that given the environment conditions are safe.  Services will only alter/cease if advised by the CFS that bus services will be travelling or may be travelling in or through an unsafe zone.

Cornerstone College – Ms Susy Izzo  |  8398 6015  |  sizzo@cornerstone.sa.edu.au
Mt Barker High School  |  8391 1599  |  www.mtbhs.sa.edu.au
Mt Barker Primary School  |  8391 1241  |  www.mtbarkerps.sa.edu.au
SouthLink  |  8339 7544  |  www.southlink.com.au
LinkSA  |  8532 2633  |  www.linksa.com.au
Adelaide Metro  |  1300 311 108  |  www.adelaidemetro.com.au

Echunga Bus Route
Hahndorf Bus Route
Harrogate Bus Route
Kanmantoo Bus Route
Macclesfield Bus Route
Nairne Bus Route
Mt Barker Primary School (Wistow) DECD Bus 2016 Timetable and Map
Southlink Timetables
Cornerstone College Transport Protocol
Year 7 Application Form DECD Buses 2016
Year 8-12 Application Form DECD Buses 2016
Mt Barker High School Bus Eligibility Guidelines
2016 DECD Bus Services Application Process
Mt Barker Primary School (Wistow) DECD Bus 2016 Application Form
Mt Barker to Murray Bridge and Adelaide
DECD Bus Service Changes for 2016