Hukerenui School Bus Routes

Students who attend Hukerenui School and reside within our Transport Eligibility Zone (TEZ) will be eligible to travel on a Ministry funded school bus service. See map below for eligibility. We have 3 bus routes which service Riponui, Towai & Tapuhi areas. Students who reside outside of our TEZ and choose to attend Hukerenui School must provide their own transport. However, there is a Puhipuhi bus available which is currently funded by the Hukerenui School Board of Trustees. This is reviewed each year.

To access the current bus routes and times, please go to the Easybus website

School transport in our district is managed by the Whangarei North Transport Network Group. The group provides school transport assistance for students attending Kamo High, Hikurangi, Hukerenui, Matarau, Te Horo, Kamo Int & Whananaki Schools.

Easybus manages the administration around designing routes, managing the contract with the bus operator (Ritchies), liasing with the Ministry and providing information to schools and parents.

Hukerenui School does not manage the buses, drivers, or bus routes. We manage the afterschool arrangements and ask that you keep changes to a minimum.

Hukerenui School aims to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students:

  • each bus has 3-4 student bus monitors

  • behavioural issues are dealt with swiftly by the teacher in charge of the bus group

  • students walk in a single file line in the mornings from the bus to the classrooms with bus monitors at either end of the line. Parents are asked not to drive past students walking up and down the driveway to or from the buses, please wait until they are off the driveway

  • at the end of the day, all students report to their bus group classroom and are accounted for before the teacher accompanies them down to the bus bay

Managing bus/pickup routines and continual changes can be time consuming for office staff. We ask parents of the following:

  • any changes to the normal way your child travels home must be delivered in writing on paper, email or text or a phone call to the office before 1.30pm

  • students cannot make these changes themselves and will be sent home their normal way

  • students who are being picked up from school will be waiting for collection in Room 1 and will be walked out to the carpark with the Room 1 teacher. We do not offer after school care and teachers have other commitments to fulfill after 2.40pm

Eligibility for School Transport

If your family lives within the blue line on this map you are within the Hukerenui School Transport Entitlement Zone and are eligible for the school bus. (An eligible student means the student's home must be more than 3.2 kilometers from their nearest appropriate school).

Transport Entitlement Zone (TEZ).pdf
School Bus Expectations 2020.pdf
School Bus Safety - behaviours and responsibilities v2.pdf
Eligibility for School Transport Assistance (non-special education) v....pdf
Special Education School Transport Assistance v2 (SESTA).pdf
Ministry-funded school bus service v2.pdf