Buses & Student Drivers

School policies for travel to school by bus or student driving.

Student Drivers & Passengers

Students who wish to drive a car or motor cycle to school must have a current licence, and parents or caregivers must return to the school a completed STUDENT MOTOR VEHICLE FORM available from the School Office. This form must also be completed if parents or caregivers wish their children to travel to and from school with student drivers. Both these forms are to be returned to the Deputy Principal, Senior Years.

Buses

Travel by school bus is provided for students Years 9-13 and students from year one to year eight who live in our contributing area. The Ministry of Educations states children are eligible if in Years one to eight and live more than 3.2km from their nearest appropriate school, or are in Year 9 or above and live more than 4.8km from their nearest appropriate school. There is no age stipulation it is based on year level only. Students cannot use the school bus as a convenience. To retain eligibility, students must use the bus regularly as transport to and from school. Any student who misbehaves on a school bus can be banned from travelling on the bus.

Kuaotunu - Simpsons Beach - MBAS

8:05am Depart terminus Kuaotunu Reserve to Simpsons Beach
via Black Jack Rd, SH 25
8:20am Depart Simpsons Beach to MBAS
via Black Jack Rd, SH 25
3.10pm Depart MBAS to Whitianga Wharf
via South Highway, Albert St, Esplanade
Depart Whitianga Wharf to MBAS
via Esplanade, Blacksmith Ln, Victoria St, Owen St, Albert St, South Highway
3:20pm

Depart MBAS to terminus Kuaotunu Reserve
via South Highway, Cook Dr, Surf St, Buffalo Beach Rd, SH 25, Black Jack Rd

Note: on Wednesdays this service runs one hour earlier and goes all the way through to Te Rerenga.

Kuaotunu - Centennial Drive - MBAS

After pick up from Kuaotunu Reserve, no further pickups until Centennial Drive.

8:05am Depart terminus Kuaotunu Reserve to 194 Centennial Dr
via Black Jack Rd, SH 25, Centennial Dr
8:25am Depart terminus 194 Centennial Dr to terminus cnr Rimu St and Tarapatiki Dr
via Centennial Dr, Rimu St
8.28am  Depart terminus cnr Rimu St and Tarapatiki Dr to MBAS
via Rimu St, Centennial Dr, SH 25, Buffalo Beach Rd, Surf St, Cook Dr, South Highway
3:10pm

Depart MBAS to terminus 194 Centennial Dr
via South Highway, Cook Dr, Surf St, Buffalo Beach Rd, SH 25, Centennial Dr

Depart terminus 194 Centennial Dr to terminus cnr Rimu St and Tarapatiki Dr
via Centennial Dr, Rimu St

Depart terminus cnr Rimu St and Tarapatiki Dr to Kuaotunu Reserve (21 Black Jack Rd)
via Rimu St, Centennial Dr, SH 25

Note: on Wednesdays this service runs one hour earlier and goes all the way through to Te Rerenga.

The 309 - Moewai Park - MBAS

8:00am Depart terminus 1644 The 309 Rd to terminus cnr South Highway and Moewai Park Rd
via The 309 Rd, SH 25, South Highway
8:15am Depart terminus cnr South Highway and Moewai Park Rd to MBAS
via South Highway, SH 25, Joan Gaskill Dr, Cook Dr, South Highway
3:15pm

Depart MBAS to terminus cnr South Highway and Moewai Park Rd
via South Highway, Kupe Dr, Joan Gaskill Dr, SH 25, South Highway

Depart terminus cnr South Highway and Moewai Park Rd to terminus 1644 The 309 Rd (Honey Farm)
via South Highway, SH 25, The 309 Rd

Depart terminus 1644 The 309 Rd to MBAS
via The 309 Rd, SH 25, Joan Gaskill Dr, Cook Dr, South Highway 

Note: on Wednesdays this service runs one hour earlier.

Mill Creek

8:10am RUN 1 - Depart terminus 430 Mill Creek Rd to cnr Mill Creek Rd and SH 25
via Mill Creek Rd.
Meet Mercury Bay Route #7 - Coroglen
8:15am Depart cnr Mill Creek Rd and SH 25 to MBAS
via SH 25, Joan Gaskill Dr, Cook Dr, South Highway
8.40am RUN 2 - Depart Whitianga Wharf to MBAS
via Esplanade, Blacksmith Ln, Victoria St, Owen St, Albert St, South Highway
3:10pm Depart MBAS to cnr SH 25 and Mill Creek Rd
via South Highway, Kupe Drive, Joan Gaskill Dr, SH 25.
Meet Mercury Bay Route #7 - Coroglen
3:25pm Depart cnr SH 25 and Mill Creek Rd to 430 Mill Creek Rd
via Mill Creek Rd
3:30pm Depart terminus 430 Mill Creek Rd to MBAS
via South Highway, SH 25, Joan Gaskill Dr, Cook Dr, South Highway

Note: on Wednesdays this service runs one hour earlier.

Cooks Beach

7:50am Depart Whenuakite School to terminus Hahei Store
via SH 25, Hot water Beach Rd, Link Rd, Hahei Beach Rd
8:00am Depart terminus Hahei Store to Cooks Beach Hall
via Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei Rd, Purangi Rd
8.15am Depart Cooks Beach Hall to terminus Ferry Landing
via Purangi Rd
8:23am Depart terminus Ferry Landing to Cooks Beach Terminus cnr Charles Green Drive and Martin Place.
via Purangi Rd, Rees Ave, captain Cook rd, Charles Green Drive
8:30am Depart Cooks Beach Terminus cnr Charles Green Dr and Martin Pl to Whenuakite School
via Charles Green Dr, Captain Cook Rd, Rees Ave, Purangi Rd, Hot Water Beach Rd, SH 25
3:05pm

Depart Whenuakite School to Cooks Beach terminus cnr Charles Green Dr and Martin Pl
via SH 25, Hot Water Beach Rd, Purangi Rd, Rees Ave, Captain Cook Rd,Charles Green Dr.

Depart Cooks Beach terminus cnr Charles Green Dr and Martin Pl to Ferry Landing
via Charles Green Dr, Captain Cook Rd, Rees Ave, Purangi Rd

3:35pm

Depart terminus Ferry Landing to Cooks Beach Hall
via Purangi Rd

Depart Cooks Beach Hall to terminus Hahei Store
via Purangi Rd, Hahei Rd, Hahei Beach Rd

Depart terminus cnr Hahei Store to Whenuakite School
via Hahei Beach Rd, Link Rd, Hot Water Beach Rd, SH 25

Note: on Wednesdays MBAS students are picked up from Ferry Landing at 2:30pm and the bus travels to Hahei before commencing Whenuakite school run at 3:05pm

Pumpkin Hill

7:30am Depart terminus cnr Sailors Grave Rd and Pumpkin Hill Rd to Boat Harbour Rd
via Sailors Grave Rd, SH 25
7:45am Depart Boat Harbour Rd to Whenuakite Schooll
via SH 25
7:50am Depart Whenuakite School to Coroglen Hall
via SH 25
8:00am Depart Coroglen hall to MBAS.
via SH 25, Joan Gaskill Dr, Cook Dr, South Highway
3:15pm Depart MBAS to terminus Sailors Grave and Pumpkin Hill Rd
via South Highway, Kupe Drive, Joan Gaskill Dr, SH 25, Sailors Grave Rd
4:05pm Depart terminus cnr Sailors Grave and Pumpkin Hill Rd to MBAS
via Sailors Grave, SH 25, Joan Gaskill Dr, Cook Dr, South Highway.

Note: secondary aged students picked up between Pumpkin Hill and Mill Creek only. No primary aged students allowed on this bus without paying ineligible fee and having consent from nearest school and having an ineligible bus pass.

Coroglen

8:00am RUN 1 - Depart terminus cnr Kapowai Rd and Hamiltons Rd to terminus cnr SH 25 and Mill Creek Rd
via Kapowai Rd, SH 25
8:15am No College students from cnr Kapowai Rd and SH 25 to Mill Creek Rd - College students travel on Mercury Bay Route #5. Meet Mercury Bay Route #4
8.20am RUN 2 - Depart terminus cnr SH 25 and Mill Creek Rd to Coroglen School
via SH 25, Rangihau Rd
3:05pm RUN 1 - Depart Coroglen School to terminus cnr SH 25 and Mill Creek Rd
via rangihau Rd, SH 25
Meet Mercury Bay Route #4 - Mill Creek
3:25pm RUN 2 - Depart terminus cnr SH 25 and Mill Creek Rd to terminus cnr Kapowai Rd and Hamiltons Rd
via SH 25, Kapowai Rd
  Depart terminus cnr Hamiltons Rd and Kapowai Rd to Coroglen School
via Kapowai Rd, SH 25

Te Rerenga

7:50am RUN 1 - Depart terminus Matarangi Fire station to terminus cnr Bluff Rd and Cuvier Cres
via Matarangi Dr, Matarangi Rd, SH 25, Bluff Rd
8:00am Depart terminus cnr Bluff rd and Cuvier Cres to terminus Kuaotunu Reserve (21 Black Jack Rd)
via Bluff Rd, SH 25, Black Jack Rd.
8.05am RUN 2 - Depart terminus Kuaotunu Reserve to terminus Matarangi Fire Station
via Black Jack Rd, SH 25, Matarangi Rd, Matarangi Dr
8:20am Depart terminus Matarangi Fire Station to Te Rerenga School
via Matarangi Dr, Matarangi Rd, SH 25
8:35am Depart Te Rerenga School to terminus cnr Whangapoua Rd and Te Punga Rd
via SH 25, Whangapoua Rd
8:40am Depart terminus cnr Whangapoua Rd and Te Punga Rd to Te Rerenga School
via Whangapoua Rd, SH 25
2:55pm

RUN 1 - Depart Te Rerenga School to terminus cnr Whangapoua Rd and Te Punga Rd
via SH 25, Whangapoua Rd

Depart terminus cnr Whangapoua Rd and Te Punga Rd to Te Rerenga School
via Whangapoua Rd, SH 25

3:10pm

RUN 2 - Depart Te Rerenga School to terminus Matarangi Fire Station
via SH 25,Matarangi Rd, Matarangi Dr

Depart terminus Matarangi Fire Station to terminus Kuaotunu Reserve(21 Black Jack Rd)
via Matarangi Dr, Matarangi Rd, SH 25, Black Jack Rd. Meet Mercury Bay Route #1.

3:45pm

RUN 3- Depart terminus Kuaotunu Reserve to terminus cnr Bluff Rd and Cuvier Cres
via Black Jack Rd, SH 25, Bluff Rd

Depart terminus cnr Bluff Rd and Cuvier Cres to terminus Matarangi Fire Station
via Bluff Rd, SH 25, Matarangi Rd, Matarangi Dr

Depart terminus Matarangi Fire Station to Te Rerenga School
via Matarangi Dr, Matarangi Rd, SH 25

 Note: On Wednesdays this service departs Te Rerenga School at 3:15 and collects all students at this time (ie run 1, 2, and 3 merged).

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