KingsWay School Transport

Important Bus Notices

Changes to Bus Routes starting on Tuesday, 6th June

KingsWay School has received notification that the Ministry of education, working through their agent, Cognition Education, has approved changes to the routes as per the following run sheets: 1509, 1518, 1577, 1590. These changes will take effect on Tuesday 6th June, i.e. straight after Queen’s birthday.

Essentially the changes translate as per this comment from Glenda Savage, Manager at Ritchies Helensville depot: Students that currently get picked up by the 1509 on SH16 between Helensville and Waimauku will be picked up by the 1577. The 1590 currently transfers Kingsway and Stella Maris to 1509 opposite DD's Café in Waitoki. The updated route will have them transfer to the 1518 in the Waitoki School bus Bay.

However, please read through the run sheet pertinent to your situation and familiarise yourself with any changes to pick-up or drop-off locations, times, etc. New run sheets for each route affected have been updated.

Thank you

 

Things to Know

Catching Buses

1. You pick up your bus in the mornings at a bus stop near your home (please refer to the bus routes below).
2. In the afternoons Primary students will meet together at the Junior Campus bus bay and will be transported to Longmore Lane bus bay so they can be put on the right ride home.

All Buses depart from Longmore Lane.

3. The Ministry Combined bus service provided by Ritchies. They will still require eligible students to have a colour coded bag tag so the routes they provide can be monitored. If you are eligible for using the Ministry Combined service routes please contact reception for the correct colour tag.

Bus Rules

CLICK HERE for the code of conduct expected of all KingsWay students who catch buses to and from school.

AT Hop Cards

1. Bayes Coachlines will not accept the 10-card concession ride/clip-cards. You MUST have an AT Hop card and you MUST tag on AND off the bus (or face the consequence: 3-Strikes of not tagging off = no ride on the bus as your card will be locked).

Please CLICK HERE to view quick instructions to register your AT HOP Card.
NOTE: AT HOP cards must be registered to a specific person. If that person is over 16 years of age they will be charged adult fares unless you take your AT HOP card and Student ID to our closest Service Centre:
Albany Customer Service Centre: Northern Busway, 125 McClymonts Road, Albany
Operating hours: Monday to Friday 6.30am-7.00pm; Closed 11am-11:30am (lunch) Secondary Student Concessions on AT HOP cards are linked to each Student ID and will expire when the Student ID expires
If students have already visited the Albany Service Centre to load their student concession, please note that their concession will actually expire on the date their 2014 Student ID expires. Accordingly, students will need to visit the service centre again with their new 2015 Student ID to reload their eligibility for student concessions for the coming year.
Please refer to the information below for various routes near your area.

 

Bus Routes

North Shore Public Bus Services - Bayes Coachlines

All of our North Shore buses are run by Bayes Coachlines.
Click on their website to view route details and select 'KingsWay School' www.bayescoachlines.co.nz/schoolservices

Ministry Combined Services - Ritchies

The Ministry of Education provide a free shared Bus Service for the following areas:

Please Note: Where pdf links are available on the list below, there are no changes to the bus routes.

* Bus loads are not full so no tags are required for these Routes.

Route Number Route Description
(CLICK for Route times)
Route Tag Colours
1507*  Dairy Flat School and Waitoki _
1509  Waimauku, Waitoki, PineValley BLUE
1512*  Stillwater _
1514*  Wainui _
1515* Puhoi, Orewa North _
1516 Orewa College, KingsWay, Tahekaroa, UpperWaiwera  YELLOW
1518 KingsWay, Helensville, Wainui GREEN
1523 Haruru and Pine Valley _
1570  Glen Eden  BLACK
1571  Te Atatu  ORANGE
1572  West Harbour WHITE
1577 Huapai, Coatsville  RED
1590*  Waitoki _
1596*  Warkworth _

 

PLEASE NOTE: Ritchies have route maps on their website but these are currently being updated. Should you have any queries regarding your bus route, please email Ritchies at

Stillwater Route

In the afternoons the Ministry Stillwater Bus picks up Silverdale Primary students (a full load) at 3:00 p.m. to travel to Stillwater. This bus then returns to pick up from Orewa College at 3:35 p.m. KingsWay School and Stella Maris finish after 3:00 p.m. and so are provided a shuttle run to Orewa College from our bus bay from 3:25 p.m. This shuttles students to Orewa College to link with other bus services. The shared buses cannot change their Ministry set times to accommodate one or two families unfortunately and if the 3:00 p.m. bus were to wait the other bus services that are linked would see students to their destinations in an insufficiently timely manner (ie. student drop off times at Puhoi, Upper Waiwera and Warkworth would be beyond acceptable Ministry drop off times).

Warkworth Bus Route

Morning: Get on Gubbs Bus at Gubbs Bus depot at 7:40am or Wech Drive 7:42am. When bus arrives at the Puhoi Store get on to the Ritchies 1515. This bus will bring students to KingsWay School arriving at approx. 8:35am.

Afternoon: Get on the Ritchies bus 1514. At Orewa College transfer to Ritchies bus 1515. At Puhoi transfer to Gubbs bus at approx. 3:45pm. Gubbs bus can drop off at main office of Mahurangi College at approx. 4:10pm.

 

KingsWay School | PO Box 54, Red Beach, 0945
KingsWay Senior Campus : 100 Jelas Road, Red Beach | +64-9-427-0900 |
KingsWay Junior Campus : 2 Bonair Crescent, Silverdale | +64-9-421-9350 |