Transport Entitlement & Bus Route

Duvauchelle School Transport Entitlement Zone (click on picture to enlarge).  Generally if you live within this area you have entitlement to travel on the school bus and or receive a travel subsidy.  Check with the school office to confirm entitlement.

We have our own school bus which commenced service in September 2014.  The majority of children that live in the outer bays use our bus.  The bus route is shown in the illustration at the bottom of the page.  

Below is an excerpt from the Ministry of Education's website. 

Eligible students

To be eligible for assistance, students need to meet these 3 criteria:

1. Type of school

For students to be eligible, your school must be one of:

  • a mainstream state school
  • a state-integrated school 
  • a Māori-medium school
  • a partnership school.

2. Distance between home and school

Students must live more than a certain distance from their nearest appropriate school. The distance is over the shortest public road or pedestrian route from the student’s home roadside gate to their nearest appropriate school’s front gate:

  • students from Years 1–8 must live at least 3.2km from their nearest appropriate school
  • students from Year 9 or over must live at least 4.8km from their nearest appropriate school.

3. Suitable public transport

If suitable public transport options are available for a student, we will not offer school transport assistance. To be suitable, a public transport service must meet all of the following criteria:

  • the public transport service travels within 2.4kms of the roadside gate of the student’s home
  • the public transport service travels within 2.4kms of the nearest appropriate school
  • the public transport service does not require the student to change transport services more than once on a journey
  • the public transport service has a suitable timetable:
    • allows morning pickup no earlier than 7am and enables the student to arrive at school before the school’s start time
    • allows afternoon pick up no later than one hour after the school day’s official end

(http://www.education.govt.nz/school/running-a-school/using-school-transport/)

 

Bus Route

Morning:
  • 7:52am -Bus Shelter at the Okains Bay/Summit Road intersection
  • 7:55am - Little Akaloa/Summit Road intersection
  • 8:11am - Little Akaloa by the beach
  • 8:21am - Little Akaloa/Summit Road intersection
  • 8:28am - Pigeon Bay/Summit Road intersection
  • 8:34am - Bottom of the hill on the Pigeon Bay Road (Duvauchelle side)
  • 8:37 - Barrys Bay Valley Road/Highway 75 intersection (Bus Shelter behind the Cheese Factory)
  • 8:45 - Arrive at School

Afternoon

  • 3:10pm - Leave school
  • 3:17pm - Barrys Bay Valley Road/Highway 75 intersection (Bus Shelter behind the Cheese Factory).
  • 3:21pm - Bottom of the hill on the Pigeon Bay Road (Duvauchelle side)
  • 3:27pm - Pigeon Bay/Summit Road intersection
  • 3:34pm - Little Akaloa/Summit Road intersection
  • 3:44pm - Little Akaloa by the beach
  • 4:00pm - Little Akaloa/Summit Road intersection
  • 4:03pm - Bus Shelter at the Okains Bay/Summit Road intersection.