TRANSPORT TO SCHOOL
Students who bike to school are expected to follow the traffic rules of New Zealand and wear approved safety helmets. On arrival at school, bicycles must be placed in the bike compound by the Technology block. Students are responsible for securing their bicycles.
There are a number of buses provided by Ritchies Transport and controlled by Whangarei Boys’ High School. These serve the outlying areas around Whangarei with the southern-most point serviced being the Maungakaramea turnoff. Transport further south (Waipu / Ruakaka / Bream Bay) is provided by Leabourn Passenger Services.
Students who do not attend their closest school are required to pay to catch the bus. In most cases, this will mean paying to catch the bus to their closest school and the link bus to WBHS. Pay buses are typically $3.00 per trip. 10 trip concession tickets can be purchased from drivers for $25.
The Ministry of Education provides transport assistance (free bus service or a conveyance allowance) for students who live more than 4.8km from the nearest secondary school, at which they are entitled to enrol. To obtain a conveyance allowance an application needs to be submitted to the Ministry of Education. Further information can be found on the Ministry’s website: https://parents.education.govt.nz/secondary-school/your-child-at-school/school-transport-assistance/
The bus run for a student is printed on their student ID card. This is to be carried with them to prove their entitlement to travel on the school bus. Student ID cards are issued during Term 1, free of charge, to all new students.
|Maunu/Austin Rd||Onerahi Airport||Glenbervie/Mt Tiger/Whareora|
|Kara Rd/Kokopu Rd||Onerahi East/shops||*Kamo link|
|Maungatapere||Onerahi West||Tikipunga link / Ngunguru|
|Otaika Valley Rd/Cemetery Rd||Raurimu Ave||Kamo/Hikurangi|
|Maungakaramea turnoff||Scott Rd|
|Te Rongo Rd|
|Bream Bay – Waipu, Ruakaka Leabourn Passenger Services [email protected]|
*The Kamo Link is for those students attending WBHS who also need to use a Kamo High School bus. Students who live in Kamo are not allowed to catch the Link bus – they must catch the Kamo / Hikurangi.
10 trip tickets for Kamo High buses are available to purchase at the WBHS or KHS main office.
Detailed route information and maps for WBHS buses are available on the school website: https://wbhs.school.nz/about/transport-to-school/ Students are given information regarding bus routes during a special assembly at the beginning of the year. It is important that students attend this assembly if they will need to catch a school bus.
CityLink provides a student fare at $1 per single trip to all school students, all year round. Students must be in school uniform or able to provide their student ID card to take advantage of this fare. Route information is available on their website: https://citylinkwhangarei.co.nz/ They also have a prepaid card that can be accessed at https://beecard.co.nz/
Mrs Rachel Thornton oversees buses at WBHS and any queries relating to buses should be directed to her email: [email protected]