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 left in the bike compound. 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. Concession tickets can be purchased from drivers for $25.
The Ministry of Education provides a 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 this conveyance allowance an application needs to be submitted to the Ministry of Education. Application forms are available from the school’s bus controller. Further information can also 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 early during Term 1 free of charge to all students.
|Maunu/Austin Rd||Onerahi Airport||*Kamo link|
|Kara Rd/Kokopu Rd||Onerahi East/shops||Tikipunga/Kamo/3Mile Bush/Dip Rd|
|Maungatapere||Onerahi West||*Tikipunga link|
|Otaika Valley Rd/Cemetery Rd||Raurimu Ave/Excellere College||Hikurangi/Kamo|
|Maungakaramea turnoff||Scott Rd|
|Te Rongo Rd|
|Bream Bay – Waipu, Ruakaka Leabourn Passenger Services [email protected]|
Detailed route information and a map of the bus bay 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.
*The Kamo Link and Tikipunga Link bus services are for those students attending WBHS who also need to use a Kamo High School or Tikipunga High School bus. Students who live in Kamo or Tikipunga are not entitled to the Link buses – they catch the Tikipunga/Kamo/3 Mile Bush/Dip Road bus OR the Hikurangi / Kamo bus.
A 10 trip ticket for Kamo High buses are available to purchase at the WBHS or KHS main office.
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.
Ms Lisa Ross (WBHS Bus Controller) has responsibility for buses and any queries relating to buses should be directed to her email: [email protected]
CityLink offers discounted fares to school students, making the cost of a single trip only $1.00 on the CityLink network. https://citylinkwhangarei.co.nz/
In order to be eligible for this student fare, you must be able to show your school photo identification card at any time (during the school term or school holidays) if a CityLink driver requests to see it. If you are unable to show your photo ID when requested, you will be required to pay the full adult ticket price ($2.00).