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School Bus & After School Collection Guidelines


School Bus System & Pick Up/Drop off Guidelines


Lake Rerewhakaaitu School has two school bus runs.  The drivers are employed by Ritchies bus services Rotorua.

If you have any questions about the buses please contact one of the drivers or Hayley Coleman.  


Bus Rules:  

  • All students are to demonstrate respect for our drivers using manners and behave appropriately on the bus.

  • Students must use quiet talking voices.

  • All students MUST be seated when the bus is moving.

  • Once student the has left the bus they are to wait until the bus has gone before they cross the road.

  • There are two senior students on the bus each day who are bus monitors, these seniors help support the driver and watch over our junior students.  

  • IF there is a problem on the bus they can help and report any issues to the driver and Miss Coleman.



Lake Bus Run


Driver: Rora Arnot  

Phone: 0274729659


Morning Route:

7.50am DEPARTS Lake Rerewhakaaitu School

Rerewhakaaitu Road

North part of  Brett Road

Ash Pit Road Extension

Ngamotu Road

Gavin Road

Ash Pit Road

Republican Road

Ash Pit Road

8.45 am ARRIVES Lake Rerewhakaaitu School


Afternoon Routes are in reverse, leaving Lake Rerewhakaiatu School by 3.10pm.


Waimangu Bus Run


Driver: Coreen Fawcett

Phone :  0210728722


Morning Route:

7.50am DEPARTS Waimangu Road Bus Stop (SH2 & Waimangu Intersection)

Waimangu Road

Okaro Road

SH38

Rerewhakaaitu Road

Brett Road

SH38

Yankee Road

8.30am ARRIVES at Lake Rerewhakaaitu School


  • Afternoon Routes are in reverse, leaving Lake Rerewhakaiatu School by 3.10pm.


After School Transport


Busses depart by 3.10pm from school.  All children are checked on by the duty teacher (Usually our 2018 Bus Controller - Hayley Coleman).


Any changes to Transport  MUST be:

  • written on a note or

  • the school office notified by 2.45pm.


PLEASE notify the school if a different person is collecting your child (aunty, granny, family or friend).


After school Pick Ups


All parents collecting their children by car must check their name off with the duty teacher at the school gate (Kim Graham).


Walkers - will be guided across the road with the duty teacher at the designated safe area.  Please do not call to your child from across the road.


Signing Out


If you are collecting your child before 3.00pm you MUST sign them out of the school on the sign out board at the front desk.


Wet Day Pick Ups

Please collect students from Room 1 if walking or being collected in the car.

Bus children line up in the Hallway.



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