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Bus Travel Notification

If you would like your child to travel on the school bus to and/or from school, you will need to sign a bus contract form at the office and complete the Bus Travel Form.
Please ensure your child knows exactly whether they are to travel on the bus or not, particularly if your plans change from their regular schedule. A phone call or email to the school office is essential if there are different from normal routine travel arrangements for your child. If we do not receive an email or phone call by 2:30 to say your child has different arrangements, then the child must go to the bus line and may be collected from there, once the teacher on duty is informed by you. 

Safety

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. 

 

Bus Behaviour Contract

Please click here for the bus contract  


Bus Routes

There are 3 bus routes that currently operate for Clevedon School students. These buses are under Ministry of Education contract and are run by Howick & Eastern Buses Ltd 

1. North Road 

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 3:05pm and reaches 520 North Road at 3.15pm.


2. Tourist Road

Morning: This bus leaves Munros Road at 8am travelling down Monument Road then right onto Tourist Road then onto McNicol Road arriving 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 Munros Road by 3:40pm.


3. Kawakawa Bay

Morning: This bus leaves from Townson Road at 8.00am, 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 Townson Road approximately 3:40pm.


Criteria for Eligibility to Travel on the Bus 

Please read below for the Ministry of Education guidelines:

The Ministry of Education has three criteria that students must meet in order to qualify for school transport assistance. They are:

  1. The student must attend their closest state or state-integrated school
  2. The student must live more than a certain distance from the school:
    • Years 1-8: At least 3.2 km
    • Years 9-13: At least 4.8 km
  3. There must be no suitable public transport options

Responsibility of caregivers

To ensure a safe environment for bus loading and unloading caregivers should:

  • not park in bus bays
  • adhere to the speed limit (20 km/h while passing a stationary school bus on either side of the road)
  • try to eliminate the need for children to cross the road
  • ensure that children get to and from the bus stop safely
  • teach children to not run across the road