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How do I know if I am Eligible?

Students that attend Pukekohe High School are able to catch the bus. If they live further than 4.8km away from Pukekohe High School.

What Bus do I catch?

The route maps are available online, see link:

https://school-transport.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/a33c310240da4a95959a4cfc343c09e4

School bus routes, timetables and bus stop information 

Bus Route Service Area Area Code
F1 Paparata Paparimu D02078
F2 Ararimu Paparata D020711
F3 Bombay Pukekohe East D020713
F4 Pokeno D020712
F5 Tuakau Buckland D020707
F6 Waiau Pa Kingseat Patumahoe D020706
F7 Mauku D020705
F8 Helvetia D020702
F9 Patumahoe D020710
F10 Ramarama D020709
F11 Puni D020703

Buses leave at 3:30pm on Wednesdays and 3:35pm all other weekdays.

Students need to be at these locations EARLY to ensure they DO NOT MISS THEIR BUS.

How Much Do I Have To Pay?

Students that meet the minimum distance requirement of 4.8km will be eligible for free transport on the bus service, provided there is not an alternative school closer to their home that they could be attending. Otherwise a cost of $100 per term (or $350 per year, if paid by 1 February) will have to be paid to Murphys Buses.

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

Students that meet the above requirement but have to be driven a distance of 2.8km in order to get to the closest bus pickup point could also be reimbursed the cost of petrol used (see conveyance allowance below).

Application For Transport Assistance Form

Have to drive to catch the bus?

You may be eligible to get the money you spend on petrol back if you have to transport your children more than 2.8km to the nearest bus pickup point. (Provided you meet the eligibility criteria). If you feel that this is the case you can apply for conveyance allowance here with more information available here. Forms should be returned to the student reception so that section B can be completed by the school.

Behaviour

Students who travel on a bus may continue to do so while they behave in a reasonable and safe manner. An outline of what expected behaviour looks like can be found in the document Student Behaviour.
Student Behaviour
If a student fails to comply with expected behaviours they may be asked to sign a code of conduct form and have to adhere to the terms therein. See a copy of the code of conduct below.
Code Of Conduct

Who do I talk to?

Any questions about buses should be directed to the acting bus controller
Mrs Yeomans.
Phone 09 237-0117
Payment should be directed to Murphy Buses.

Auckland Office 11 Heb Place, Takanini
PO Box 72 599, Papakura
Auckland 2244
Phone: 09 268 6620
Fax: 09 268 6623
Email: quote@murphybuses.co.nz

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Daily Notices

  • NZ Defence Force Information Evening
    NZ Defence Force - FRANKLIN FORCE INFO EVENING Thursday 7th July 2022, 6 – 7.45pm Franklin RSA, 17 Edinburgh Street, PUKEKOHE
  • Table Tennis Practice
    All students wishing to play Table Tennis this year the Dreaver Gym (upstairs) will be available for you to practice and play on Tuesday at Lunchtime 1.45 - 2.15 pm.
  • Volleyball Train & Play Programme Starts Today!!!
    All students wishing to play Friday Night Volleyball, a FREE Train & Play Programme start this Friday 1 July. The programme will run for 12 Weeks (Term Time Only) and will be held in the McKinnon Gym from 4 pm - 7 pm. This Volleyball programme is FREE and OPEN to all Rangatahi in the Pukekohe community.
  • Mercer Rowing Learn to Row Program
    A 4 week program will be starting on Sunday 31 July. If you are interested, could you please sign up online on the Pukekohe High website. I have information at the Sports Office, if you are wanting to get hold of the Mercer Club.
  • Future Massey Students
    If you are interested in studying Agribusiness, Agrisciences, Animal Science, Horticultural Science and Environmental Science programmes at Massey in 2023. Come to the Career Centre on Wednesday 6th July at 10:00am Paul Kenyon the Head of the School of Agriculture will be available to chat to students in regards to programmes. Massey intend to have a new scholarship each year for a student from our school ($5000) who gains entry into either our AgriScience or Horticultural Science programmes.
  • Year 12 STEM students – Woman in Engineering Programme
    Are you in year 12 and interested in STEM? University of Canterbury are holding a STEM programme for Woman in Engineering in January 2023. If you are interested please come to the Careers Centre for more information.
  • STIHL Shop – Small Engine Mechanic Position available.
    This may be an ideal stepping stone into the industry for a School Leaver, or someone in Transition Studies, working with a leading international brand, whilst also gaining Qualification in their field. Ideally any applicants would hold a Full Driver’s License, but negotiations can be made for the right applicant. Please send through any CVs to Cedric at pukekohe.sales@stihlshop.co.nz, or come to the Careers Centre for more information.
  • Builder
    Seeking a young person to join our small but busy building company based in Pukekohe weather someone wants to have a go a day a week to see what it’s like or they are ready for the workforce. Please contact Shaun Thompson at S. Thompson Builders Ltd shaun@sthompsonbuilders.co.nz
  • Woodwork – Craftsman Cabinets
    Full time position, 7.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday, based in Patamahoe. Send CV to rebecca@craftsmancabinets.co.nz
  • Apprentice Required – Heavy Fabrication Apprenticeship
    George Grant Engineering is a Structural Steel company based in Papakura are looking for apprentices to complete Heavy Fabrication Apprenticeships. This is an opportunity to have a secure job while you learn and complete a trade in welding and fabrication. We are open to either an immediate start or you could secure a place and start at the end of 2022. Contact Richard Fletcher - 021-1989837 P 09-295-0550
  • BYOD for Learning

    With the resurfacing of COVID in our region and changes in
    Alert Levels causing students to continue their learning from home, having a
    reliable device at home to access online learning, remain connected with
    teachers, and receive feedback about their work makes 
    BYOD more essential than
    ever.

    Click here for a reminder of our BYOD recommendations.