Music teacher Kirstin Beck with a flute student. Lessons are being disrupted by Kirklands' timetable changes.
Music teacher Kirstin Beck with a flute student. Lessons are being disrupted by Kirklands' timetable changes.

Teacher in a clef stick over buses

By LEONIE BRANN

KIRSTIN BECK is a music teacher with a headache she can't fix, and it's not because of the noise made by her students.

Her headache has been caused by changes to the Kirklands' timetable that has some students arriving up to an hour late for their afterschool lessons at Hothouse Music in Alstonville.

"If I have to find a new time for a student because they are arriving late I have to find another time to suit the student who was booked into that slot," Mrs Beck said.

She said of the school's 300 students about 50 have been affected by the chaos caused by the timetable changes.

Swimming coach Matthew George agrees that changes to the timetables are causing havoc on after-school training provided by his business, Summit Sports and Fitness, at Goonellabah.

He said junior members of the Lismore Indoor Swim team would usually arrive by bus from Lismore at about 4.10pm, but since the changes have been arriving at 4.45pm.

"The changes are affecting my business, because if the kids can't get to training by bus their parents will have to bring them, and that's just not possible for everyone."

Kirklands Buslines general manager in Lismore, Peter Shepherd, said everything was being done to resolve 'the issues'.

He said work on a new roundabout at the Bruxner Highway junction with Holland Street, Goonellabah, was causing unforeseen delays.

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