Many of our students use the bus service. Full details of the bus routes and stops are available from the Office. Our bus services are operated by the Kerikeri School Transport Network.
To be eligible for free travel on the school bus, Year 1-6 students must live at least 3.2kms from school. Ineligible children (i.e. casual users using the KK8A Uptown bus) must pay the driver $2.00 per trip; bus tickets are available at the Office at a cost of $15.00.
The first buses (‘early buses’) to leave are the Uptown (KK8A), Riverview (KK12A), and Waipapa West (KK10A) buses, which all leave promptly at 3.00pm.
The ‘late bus’ students - Matauri Bay/Kaeo (KK23), Pungaere (KK1), Takou Bay (KK2), Te Tii (KK4), Kapiro Road (KK5), Opito Bay (KK8), and Airport (KK14) - assemble in their bus lines, at the 3.05pm bell, between Rooms 13 and 14. Their buses depart between 3.10 and 3.25pm.
To be eligible for the free bus service, a student must live at least 3.2km from the school; there are no “casual” bus users permitted (e.g. to attend a sleepover at a friend’s house).
Students must get off at their scheduled stop, unless prior arrangements are made with the bus company. The buses, and the students who use them, are the responsibility of the school until they leave the school.
To ensure the safety of your children, you must advise the school if your child is changing their travel arrangements. Otherwise, we will require your child to travel as usual.
Senior students are chosen as bus monitors to assist with the management of other students on each bus. All students using the bus service must be aware of, and follow, the bus rules. These will be explained to all students prior to using the bus service. All students must act sensibly and responsibly whilst travelling on the bus.
You can assist us by ensuring your children wait at the designated bus stop and, when meeting your children, please wait at the designated bus stop; do not wait on the opposite side of the road.
Click here to view Bus Contract.
Click here for the Ministry of Education's website regarding the supply of free school transport.