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Bus Information 2022
Bus Information 2022
This year will see some minor changes to our school transport as the Ministry of Education transitions to a new contract with our current bus operator GoBus.

To make sure that the start of the school year goes as smoothly as possible, please familiarise yourself with the information below. 

Covid Red Light Requirements 

The following are Ministry requirements under the current Covid Red Light system:- - students MUST wear a mask whilst travelling on school transport 

Please Note: The school is not in a position to provide masks for students. 

Eligibility for school transport assistance 

We often get questions about whether students qualify for school transport assistance i.e. a place on a school bus. 

The Ministry of Education has three criteria that students must meet in order to qualify for school transport assistance. They are: 

The student must attend their closest state or state-integrated school 

The student must live more than a certain distance from the school, following the shortest driving route: 

Years 1-8: At least 3.2 km 

Years 9-13: At least 4.8 k

There must be no suitable public transport options 

The Ministry of Education has a handy video on their website that helps explain the eligibility criteria for school transport assistance. 

Responsibility of caregivers 

To ensure a safe environment for bus loading and unloading caregivers should not park in the DHS bus bay in front of the gym to drop off or pick up students. 

  • Please park on the road 
  • Adhere to the speed limit (20 km/h while passing a stationary school bus on either side of the road) 
  • Try to eliminate the need for students to cross the road where possible 
  • Ensure that students get to and from the bus stop safely

Please note: if you currently have a private arrangement with GoBus, you will need to contact GoBus to confirm that your arrangement will continue in 2022. 

School transport queries 

If you have any queries about our school transport, please contact John Mawhinney, the DHS Bus Coordinator. ([email protected]

 

This article was originally posted on: January, 27th 2022