Please open the link below for information regarding the 2023 school bus routes
Any questions please contact Donne at the school office at Ph: (09) 477 0167
MOE Bus Ticket Increase 2023
Ritchies MOE tickets (yellow clip tickets purchased from the office) will increase to $28 including GST for 2023. This is in line with annual increase per Transport Price Index from Waka Kotahi.
Glenvar Road Opening as of this coming Sunday 15 October 2023.
This means all our school routes will go back to normal.
Diverting School Bus Route 27 – Stanmore Bay to North Shore Schools
From Wednesday, 30 August 2023,until further notice:
Route 27 will not travel down Marellen Drive and Bay Street but will instead continue on Whangaparaoa Road and turn down Red Beach Road.
Students in this area of Red Beach will need to find their way to Whangaparaoa Road or Red Beach Road to catch this service.
This is due to the safety concern of a low hanging branch on Bay Street. As this service is operated by a Double Decker bus, this diversion will remain in place until it is remedied.
This will not affect the afternoon service.
Any queries can be directed to Auckland Transport:
BUS CHANGES TERM 3 #26
From the first day of Term 3 2023 (17th July ) , AT will be changing the afternoon school bus 026 (Northcross Intermediate To Gulf Harbour) , this service will now make a stop at Hibiscus Coast Station Stop B , This will help with the current capacity on 024 service to Hibiscus coast station, the students can use both the services now if travelling to Hibiscus Coast station . There is no changes to the departure time. It will still travel along Gulf Harbour as it does currently .
Route description 026 (Afternoon)
Northcross Intermediate School (4420), (L) Sartors Ave, (R) East Coast Rd, continue on East Coast Rd, (R) Goldwater Dr, (R) Painton Rd, (L) Stop B Hibiscus Coast Station, (L) Painton Rd, (R) East Coast Rd, (L) Silverdale St, ( R) Millwater Parkway , Whangaparaoa Rd , Continue on Whangaparaoa Rd, Anticlockwise Gulf Harbour Dr, Gulf Harbour Drive Roundabout (4617)
School Bus Transfer Changes
# 25 Hatfields Beach to Rangitoto College
# 26 Gulf Harbour to Long Bay College, Northcross Intermediate and Rangitoto College
# 27 Stanmore Bay to Long Bay College
The new transfer place for these services is now at Painton Rd old stops and not at Memorial Park.
-Loading – just a reminder for common sense and not pushing, wait well back from the curb as the bus approaches and load in a single file – in an orderly manner
-Exiting – ensure the students, after getting off the bus, stand back on the curb or road side and wait until the bus has left – before they think about crossing the road – this ensures they have a clear view of other vehicles coming from either direction before they cross the road, and also gives other road users a clearer view of them once the bus is out of the way.
-Whilst on the bus students should always be seated where ever possible, not swinging on the handles etc nor climbing over the seats
-HOP cards / tickets – if parents or the students can ensure their cards are topped up (and preferably have auto top up on) as there are regularly students wanting to board with no money