Please note that these times are a guide. Times do alter depending on traffic situations and the number of stops the bus has to make. School will inform you of the bus route times/changes to route at the start of the school year.
Bus Route 1 | Upper Bus
|230 Soldiers Road
|12 Soldiers Road
|State Highway 29
|Valley View Road
|Old Kaimai Road
Bus Route 2
|Pori Pori Road, Kumikumi Road Intersection
|50 Ruahihi Road
|Peers Road/McLaren Falls Road
|Sarona Park – Omanawa Road
|McLaren Falls Road
|Walter Henry Drive
|State Highway 29
All children eligible for bus transport are required to sign a ʻBus User Code of conductʼ before being permitted to use the school bus. Parents are expected to go through this code of conduct with the children to ensure they have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.
Getting On the Bus from home
Children are expected to be at the designated pick up points on time and we recommend that you arrive up to 5 minutes early. Children are delivered back to the pick up points in the afternoon. It is essential that parents are on time to meet the bus as the bus cannot stop and wait for you to arrive at the pick up point. Please note the bus timetable has the suggested time for your child to be waiting for the bus.
Getting on the bus at school
Bus rolls are maintained for the separate bus runs. Children line up and are checked onto the appropriate bus by a duty teacher or a bus monitor under the direct supervision of a duty teacher–a roll is taken.
Any change to your childʼs normal bus routine must be notified by the parent/caregiver and approved by the school prior to that change taking place.
We will not accept verbal instructions from children –if this is the case and the staff have any doubt about where your child should be going the child will be kept at school and you will be notified to collect your child. We cannot risk your child getting off at the wrong stop.
Notification to the School
Our preferred form of notification is a signed and dated note outlining details of changes. Phone calls must be made before midday as the office is not always open in the afternoon. Please do not leave messages on the answer phone, as this is not always checked prior to the bus roll being taken –you need to speak to a person. Texting and emailing is fine, but always seek confirmation that the message has been read.
Collecting Bus Children from School
If you are collecting your child, please do not take your child from school without notifying the bus duty teacher. We often search the grounds looking for children only to find they have been picked up. This is an unnecessary cause of alarm and a waste of time.