BusesBus Routes and Timetables
Please click on a link below to view the Bus Route and Timetable for your area.
Route 060 - Unsworth Heights
Route 061 - Albany Heights
Route 116 - Greenhithe
Route 1222 - Whenuapai, Herald Island
Route 1511 - Sunnyside Road - Paremoremo
Route 1601 - Kumeu, Riverhead
Route 1687 - Paremoremo
Please contact the teacher responsible for buses if you have any questions - Shelley Brockelsby at email@example.com
Maxx (covering Unsworth, Albany and Greenhithe areas)
Party Bus (Whenuapai, Paremoremo, Waimauku and Kumeu areas) http://www.partybus.co.nz/wawcs0150276/school_run_routes.html
The bus company contact details are:
Ritchies 415 9138
North Star 444 4408
Party Bus 417 0030
Parents and cars still are a concern for the school and we are receiving complaints from the public and businesses.
1. Some Parents are still using the front of the school to pick up students. This road is not designed as a pick up / drop off area and some parents are doing U turns on the road. This is causing congestion on Appleby road and at times delaying our Buses by up to 10 minutes. There have also been many accidents and near misses.
Parents using Appleby Road are also parking in the car park of the ABC Learning Centre opposite the school and this is not acceptable.
2. Complaints have been received from the residents of English Oak Drive about the speed at which cars are driving down the road. Residents have been asked to pass the number plate details of these drivers to the Police. Duty staff have noticed that some parents are parking illegally or turning at the school entrance. This is hindering other parents who are using the school properly
3. Parents using the back of the school are reminded that they should be using the pick up/ drop off zone on the southern side of the tennis court. This area is patrolled by staff to ensure that all students are safe. The area on the western side of the tennis courts is not patrolled by staff and is designated for short term parking. We cannot be held responsible for issues that arise in this area. A staff member is monitoring the flow of traffic as parents enter the school. The only exit from the back of the school during school time is Oakway Drive.
A few parents have been in contact with me about the behaviour of a small number of students on the buses and how they treat their peers. Once the times and overcrowding issues have settled down we will focus on this group if required.
As a first step it would be good if all parents whose students use the bus could talk to their children about the behaviour expected on the bus. If you find out there is an issue that needs to be addressed, some parents are addressing it by the various social networks that already exist in the community. The school is however willing and ready to deal with these issues when informed of specific incidents and the names of those involved.
Students who are mistreating others on the bus as a rough guide are given one warning and on the second occurrence we will seriously look at removing the student from the bus.
Thank you to all parents who have been in communication with me over various issues.
Shelley Brockelsby - Bus Controller firstname.lastname@example.org