Bus Travel Notification
Please talk to your child about where to wait safely for the bus in the morning and when getting off in the afternoon, before crossing the road. Your child will be dropped off, on a return trip, on the same side of the road as your house, if parents are not there to meet the bus.
There are 3 bus routes that currently operate for Clevedon School students. These buses are under Ministry of Education contract and are run by Murphy Buses and The Party Bus Company.
1. North Road - Murphy Buses
Morning: This bus starts at 520 North Road at 8:25am and reaches school at approximately 8:35am.
Afternoon: This bus leaves school by approximately 3:10pm and reaches 520 North Road at 3.15pm.
2. Tourist Road - Murphy Buses
Morning: This bus leaves the school at 7:50am going via McNicol Road, Tourist Road and Monument Road to the terminus at McGregor Road by 8:00am arriving back at school approximately 8:20am.
Afternoon: This bus leaves school at 3:25pm going via McNicol Road, Tourist Road and Monument Road to the terminus at McGregor Road by 3:40pm.
3. Kawakawa Bay - The Party Bus Company
We are currently trialing an extension of our bus run into Kawakawa Bay for Term 3, the times and costs are as follows:
Morning: This bus leaves from the Kawakawa Bay Boat Ramp at 8.00am, stopping at the dairy and leaving at 8.05am, then onto Townsen Road leaving at 8.15am, going via Ness Valley at 8:25am, arriving at school approximately 8:40am.
Afternoon: This bus leaves school at 3:10pm going via Ness Valley at approximately 3.25pm, arriving at the Terminus at Townsen Road approximately 3:40pm.
Students who live in Kawakawa Bay and up to Townson Road are required to pay for a bus pass to travel to and from school, these can be purchased through the school office.
Full term pass - 1 child $100
2 children $180
3 children $240
Morning or afternoon only pass $70 per term
Ten ride pass $20
Criteria for Eligibility to Travel on the Bus
Please read below for the Ministry of Education guidelines:
To meet the age and
distance criteria, a student must live further than a certain distance from the
nearest appropriate school, regardless of whether it is the school the student
attends. The distance is measured over the shortest public road or public
pedestrian route from the nearest appropriate school.
The distances are:
• More than 3.2 kilometres for students under 10 years of age;
• More than 4.8 kilometres for students 10 years of age or over.
For more information on who is eligible for school transport assistance go to:
School transport factsheets – Ministry of Education 12/4/2013