Please open the links below for information regarding the 2020 school bus routes and the expected standard of behaviour for students using the bus services.
Any questions please contact Donne at the school office at Ph: (09) 477 0167
The Ritchies bus service that runs in the morning and also in the afternoon, for students who live 3.2 kilometers or more away from the school, is a free bus service. Students who live within the 3.2 kilometer zone may still use this bus service, but will need to pay the correct fare. The cost of one ticket card(10 trips) is $20 or $2,5 cash, for a single trip, one way.
New afternoon service, Route 24, which departs Northcross to Long Bay College but goes via Glamorgan Drive instead of Route 28, the double decker that goes to Long Bay via Browns Bay.
From Long Bay Route 28 will now be non-stop to Silverdale so if any of your students want to get off along East Coast Rd make sure they get on Route 24 instead of the double decker.
If anyone misses these they’ll also still have Route 29 that goes to Rangitoto and then to Silverdale, stopping along EC Road that leaves school 5 minutes later.
-Loading – just a reminder for common sense and not pushing, wait well back from the curb as the bus approaches and load in a single file – in an orderly manner
-Exiting – ensure the students, after getting off the bus, stand back on the curb or road side and wait until the bus has left – before they think about crossing the road – this ensures they have a clear view of other vehicles coming from either direction before they cross the road, and also gives other road users a clearer view of them once the bus is out of the way.
-Whilst on the bus kids should always be seated where ever possible, not swinging on the handles etc nor climbing over the seats
-HOP cards / tickets – if parents or the students can ensure their cards are topped up (and preferably have auto top up on) as there are regularly students wanting to board with no money