Bus routes are designed by the Ministry of Education. Transport service providers decide where the safest stops are along the routes. Orewa College uses Ritchies for rural buses and Bayes Coachlines for local buses.
Each year students will need to complete a bus Code of Conduct form. This needs to be completed and signed with their parents/caregivers. Click here to see form
All Orewa College students that have been catching the 1515 (Puhoi) bus from the WAIWERA stop will now need to take the public 981 bus (with an AT HOP card)
981 bus morning route: leaves Waiwera weekday mornings at 7.44am, 7.59 and 8.14am
981 bus afternoon route: leaves Centreway Road at 3.40pm, 3.55pm and 4.15pm
Use the AT Journey Planner website or download the app for more details.
Students will need to purchase an AT HOP Card to ride on these local buses. AT HOP is a reusable prepay smart card for travel on buses, trains and ferries around Auckland. Students can also load a Child or Secondary Student concession on their AT HOP card to receive discounted fares. AT has found a large number of primary, intermediate and secondary students are still using cash to pay for public transport, rather than using an AT HOP card. Therefore, those children are not benefitting from the discounts on fares that AT Metro provides. Additionally, there are some school age children using an AT HOP card without the correct Child or Secondary Student Concession loaded, so they are not currently receiving the travel discounts they are eligible for. Please click here for Child and Secondary Concessions to learn more.
With the new Auckland Transport bus changes it does pay to go to the AT Journey Planner and select 'School Buses' under the options as well as the Public Buses and see if your home address is actually cheaper/easier to get to with one or a combination of any of the public buses.
If there are any other queries about new bus times and routes please feel free to email the current bus controller Mr Little mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Some students may be eligible for free bus transport. Click here to determine if your child is eligible for this.
If your child is in Year 7 & 8 they will not qualify for Transport Assistance. A 10 ride bus ticket is $21.00 and can be purchased from the Accounts Office at Orewa College. Your child will be issued with a Rural Bus card to catch their bus.
New students who start at the beginning of the year will be contact prior to starting by the Orewa College Bus Coordinator. For all enquires please email email@example.com. Student's will also need to complete a Ritchies Bus Code of Conduct Form.
For more information on routes or timetables please contact Ritchies Coachlines on 09 420 6091 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Greydon Little, email@example.com.