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Change to transfer point for R5, R6 and R7

From this coming Monday, the transfer point will be shifted due to roadworks that will be ongoing for the remainder of this term.
The AM transfer point will be on Fraser St at Pemberton Park. In the afternoon, the transfer point will be outside Yatton Park.

Consolidation of R12 with R14 in the afternoons

Due to low student numbers, the first part of the R12 route servicing Tauriko School has become non-viable in the afternoon.

For Term 4, a trial will be undertaken that consolidates this route with the R14 route. The updated timetable can be found here.

There is no change to the morning services.

ALL ROUTES BACK TO NORMAL

With the move to Covid-19 alert level 2 all school buses will be operational on Monday 18th May. Buses will operate at their normal times.

In line with Government advice, students who are unwell should not be placed on a school bus. Schools and our bus operator will work together on maintaining lists of bus passengers to enable contact tracing.

Hand sanitiser will be available on each vehicle and students are required to use it when boarding the bus.  Seats in close proximity to the driver will be left vacant. Vehicles and all surfaces within will be sanitised after each journey.

Scheduled services will not operate during alert level 3

TTNG will not offer scheduled school bus services during Alert Level 3. Parents that need assistance to get children to school are able to contact EasyBus to make a request. Assistance to access school will be provided, where possible, in the form of a taxi-style, door-to-door bus service. Non-notified students will not be collected.

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All buses will run on Tues 24 and Wed 25 March

This note is to advise that all TTNG buses will run on Tues 24 and Wed 25 March.

Whilst the Group appreciates the need to reduce the number of movements of people throughout our society, we cannot risk a child being left at the roadside waiting for a bus that doesn’t arrive. We also need to run the afternoon services to transport students home who may have made their way to school some other way, even if that service was empty in the morning.

This decision is also intended to support our essential services personnel at a time when they are already under considerable pressure.

Parents should note that buses are likely to run earlier than normal due to fewer passengers and fewer stops.

Changes for Omanawa Road families

From Monday 23 March, all intermediate and college students living in the northern half of Omanawa Road will travel on R11 instead of R13. This affects the families living between Tomsett Road and SH29. 

The R11 bus travels up McLaren Falls Road and then down Omanawa Road. It is due to arrive at Tomsett Road at around 7.50am. Students should be ready five minutes before this time until they become familiar with the new routine.

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