Walking school buses

Walking school buses not only help ease congestion at the school gate but also help connect tamariki with their school community.

A walking school bus is a fun and safe way for children to walk to and from school under the guidance of adult volunteers (who are often parents), just like a normal school bus! 

Walking school buses reduce the number of cars on the road, making our environment safer and cleaner, and they provide exercise for children in a fun and social way.

Here's how it works

Children are collected from stops along a planned route and safely dropped off at the school gate.

Along the way, they learn road safety and social skills, improve their fitness, and arrive at school ready to learn and energized.

The Walking School Bus can operate any day of the school week, from just one day to all five, and can be in the morning, after school, or both, depending on the availability of adult volunteers and what works best for your team of bus drivers.

Pledge and parent consent form

The walking school bus pledge is a tool we provide parents to help manage kids behaviour on the walking school bus.

Each child signs when joining a walking school sus, agreeing to follow the road safety rules and to listen to the conductors instructions.

Let's make walking to school a fun adventure!

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