Bus routes are designed by the Ministry of Education. Transport service providers (in our case Ritchies Transport in Kaitaia) decide where the safest stops are along the route. They are designed to transport as many eligible students as efficiently as possible. Routes usually travel down main roads and students are expected to make their own way to a central bus stop.
For information about your child’s bus route, contact Ritchies directly on (09) 408 3008 or ask for the school bus co-ordinator Dwayne Walsh on (09) 406 0159.