Orewa College uses the services of Bayes Coachlines for Local bus services and Ritchies Coachlines for Rural bus services.
For more information on Transport assistance click here for the Ministry of Education Fact Sheet.
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
Students need to complete a of Bus Conduct Form. This form needs to be returned to the Main Office.
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.
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.