School Buses

We have two bus runs.  The Wainui run is paid by the Ministry of Education.  The town bus is a 'pay as you use' service. The school needs to be informed by phone call or note if there is to be a change of travel plan for your child.  This includes a change of bus or if someone is going to pick your child up.


The Wainui Bus leaves Tui Community at 8.00am, Tata Beach at 8.15am, is at Pohara Valley at 8.25am, heads to the top of Birds Road for 8.35am, and arrives at school at 8.45am.

In the afternoon the bus leaves Motupipi  at 3.10pm.  It travels to Clifton, up Birds Road around 3.18pm, back to Clifton corner, heads to Pohara store, then meets the High School Bus at the Pohara Tennis Courts about 3.25pm. It goes up Pohara Valley Road, then on to Ligar Bay, and Tata Beach at 3.35pm.  The journey finishes at Tui Community, Wainui Bay, at 4.00pm.

Town Bus

The town bus leaves Bickleys Depot on Commercial Street at 8.10am travelling to Motupipi via Meihana Street and arriving at school at 8.20am.
In the afternoon the bus leaves Motupipi at 3.40pm and travels back to the depot, arriving by 3.50pm.

The cost of this bus for each student is $100.00 per term or $4.00 per trip.  Golden Bay Coachlines handles all bookings and payments directly.  Please contact them on 03 525 8352.