The method for determining the nearest TTNG school for secondary students is typically quite simple. For students living west of Tauranga, their nearest secondary school is Otumoetai College. For students living south and east of Tauranga, their nearest secondary school will be Tauranga Girls’ College or Tauranga Boys’ College. Students not travelling to thier nearest school are required to pay a fare.
The boundary between the Otumoetai College and Tauranga Girls’ Colleges is described on the following map showing the southern part of Bethlehem. Students between the boundary and the council bus service are entitled to free travel to Otumoetai. Students south of here and outside of the council bus service area are entitled to free travel to Tauranga Girls’ College.
The southern part of Bethlehem is closer to Tauranga Boys’ College than Otumoetai College but, unfortunately, the Group is not able to provide a bus service to these eligible students due to the existence of the council bus service.
The R10 bus travels from the Kaimais to Otumoetai, meaning that male College students in the area shaded blue in the map below are able to pay a fare to access the service.