Bus Information

FAQ

Who can use the school bus service?

Primary school age children living more than 3.2km away from their closest school are eligible for School Transport Assistance.

If children are ineligible to receive free bus transport there may be some situations where they can still use the bus. This is only possible if there is spare space on the bus. An example of this may be when a child needs to go home with a friend. Parents must contact the school office to ask if there is space.

Who’s involved in providing school bus services?

Ministry of Education –  The Ministry of Education manage and administer our School Transport.

Bus controller: Our Principal is responsible for school bus route administration and safety. Using a checklist, teachers ensure the students safely board the right buses at the school gate.

Transport service provider: Ritchies Coachlines runs the service on our routes for the Ministry.

Where can I go with a problem?

Issues with buses should be directed to the Principal.

What can I do to keep my child safe?

A comprehensive sheet is available at: http://www.education.govt.nz/assets/Documents/School/Running-a-school/School-transport/MOE-School-Transport-Factsheet-4.pdf

It should be noted that the biggest risk of injury to a child travelling to school, by any means, is running out on the road heedlessly. We recommend you meet your child on the same side of the road as the bus stop.

What safety Standards apply to school buses?

All buses operating within our school zone meet the required safety standards. The buses used do not have seatbelts. The numbers of children at this time mean there is no standing (although this is permitted).

Approximate Bus Timetable

Sinclair Road Bus

Morning:

Ewe Burn Sinclair Road Te Anau
8am 8:30am

Afternoon:

Te Anau Ewe Burn Sinclair Road
3:15am 3:45pm

Ramparts Road Bus

Morning:

Kakapo Heights William Stephen Road Te Anau
7:50am 8:35am

Afternoon:

Te Anau William Stephen Road Kakapo Heights
3:15pm 4pm

Hillside Road Bus

Morning:

Blue Mountain Cottages Manapouri Hillside
7:50am 8:35am

Afternoon:

Hillside Manapouri Blue Mountain Cottages
3:15pm 4pm

Kakapo Road Bus

Morning:

Takaro Road Corner Te Anau
8:05am 8:30am

Afternoon:

Te Anau Takaro Road Corner
3:15am 3:45pm

Manapouri Bus

Morning:

Manapouri Te Anau
8am 8:35am

Afternoon:

Te Anau Manapouri
3:15pm 3:50pm

Wilderness Road Bus (College-Mararoa)

Morning:

Lagoon Creek Lynwood Road Te Anau
7:45am 8:35am

Afternoon:

Te Anau Lynwood Road Lagoon Creek
3:15pm 4pm