Walking School Bus

Kohimarama School runs a number of Walking School Buses (WSBs) which provide a safe and fun way for children to walk to school.

The WSB runs every school morning from its designated meet point to the school. If none of the current routes are suitable, but you are still keen to be part of the WSB program, please use the online form, below, to contact the WSB Coordinator.

Green Cnr Baddeley Ave and Melanesia Rd 8:20am Siota Cres
Red Baddeley Ave, bottom of Tulagi Steps 8:25am Cnr Hawera and Rawhitiroa
Blue Cnr Hawera Rd and Geraldine Pl 8:20am  
Black Cnr Dudley & Godden 8:20am Cnr Godden & Bongard
Purple Kohimarama Rd (Opposite Holgate) 8:25am 92 Kohimarama Rd
Orange Cnr Nihill and Patteson 8:20am Cullwick Rd

General Information

Each WSB has its own Route Co-ordinator. If you are interested in joining a route, please email kohiptasecretary@gmail.com and we will forward your details onto the Route Co-ordinator for your WSB.

Each WSB has a roster of parent ‘Drivers’ who are responsible for supervising the children on their walk to school. Your Route Co-ordinator will provide you with further information about your WSB.

When a child joins a WSB, they will be given a bus ticket to record trips on and once completed, can be shown to your child’s teacher who will award the house points. Once a term, WSB members are treated to a special treat, such as ice-block afternoon teas or a pizza lunch.

The goal of WSB’s is to run rain or shine (unless you are notified by the Route Co-ordinator). Any decision to cancel the bus will be made before 8am and a text or email is sent to parents.

If a child is not at the meeting point at the appointed time the bus will go. It is the parents responsibility to get children to the meeting point on time and to school if the bus has already left.

It is recommended that parents speak to their own children about road safety before permitting them to join the WSB.  Children are asked to behave sensibly and obey the instructions of the Driver. Your Route Co-ordinator can provide you with further information (if required).

Parents must complete the consent form below before a child is allow to travel on the WSB.

Walking School Bus Registration and Consent

Registration and Consent Form

By filling this out you are acknowledging that your child’s journey to school is still your own responsibility even though they will be using the Walking School Bus and that you have read the guidelines and explained the need for good behaviour.