School Bus Transport Info

If you live a certain distance from school, your child may be eligible to travel to and from school by bus. If you have any queries or would like to register your child for the bus service, please talk to the office staff.  

  • Once registered, your child will show on the bus roll every day. 
If your child is not traveling by bus on any given afternoon, it is required that you come to the office (or contact them by phone) before midday to mark your child absent on the roll. This will ensure that the buses are not held up while we look for missing children. If you need to collect your child directly from the bus line, you must inform the duty teacher (not the bus monitor). If you wish to collect other people’s children, school will need to receive consent from their parent/caregiver. 
   

  • New Entrant students need to be settled into school routines before they can use the bus service (usually 2-4 weeks), unless they have a big brother or sister at school that can look after them.



  • Before students start traveling to or from school on the bus, they need to know their full name, their address, which bus route they are on and which bus stop they get on or off. 

Bus Controller/Bus Monitors


Matt Leach is our Bus Control Monitor, responsible for bus route administration and safety. If you have any queries please contact Matt on mattl@queentown.school.nz or via the school office.

Click here for the Bus 2017 Bus Enrolment Form 

3pm Instructions for Students

  • Students are to report immediately to their respective bus lines (or the duty teachers room if wet). 
  • The duty teachers will supervise bus monitors checking names off the appropriate roll, will escort bus lines to the correct bus and will supervise seating arrangements.



Please go through these expectations and safety requirements with your child:


When boarding the bus in the morning, children need to wait in the designated place, well back from the road. Wait until the bus has stopped before approaching. 

At all times, stay seated until the bus has stopped. 

Carry your bag in front of you so it does not get caught in the door. 

Get on and off the bus carefully without pushing. Get off the bus through the front door if possible.

 When getting off the bus in the afternoon, if you need to cross, find a safe place and wait until the bus has moved away. This will ensure that you have a clear vision of the road. 



  • Students must wear shoes at all times.
  • Skateboards, scooters, skis and snowboards are not permitted on the buses.
  • Please encourage your child to wear their high visibility vest.
  • Junior School students must be met by a parent/caregiver at the bus stop.
  • When collecting your children, get out of the car and meet them on the same side of the road that the bus has stopped and go with them to the car.
  • Please think safe! Ensure that you are not blocking children’s line of sight if they have to cross the road, model safe behaviour and allow the bus plenty of room to pull in and out.

Behaviour Expectations

Students who use the school bus may continue to do so while they behave in a reasonable and safe manner. To ensure that the bus is a safe place for everyone, the following behaviour is expected of all students: 

  • Students are to listen to and follow the requirements and instructions of the bus driver and the teacher/s on duty at all times.
  • Students must use socially acceptable language when talking to the driver and/or other students and speak quietly so they do not distract the bus driver.
  • Students are not to engage in any behaviour that could put other passengers, the driver, or themselves at risk.
  • Students must sit down immediately and remain in their seats for the whole journey. When no seats are available students must stand in the aisle holding on with both hands and not move around the bus.
  • Students must show respect at all times. No throwing of objects inside or out of the bus.
  • Eating or drinking is not permitted.
  • Students are to respect the bus operator's property at all times (e.g. refrain from standing on seats or vandalising the bus in any way).
  • Students are not to harass, bully, or abuse other passengers or the driver in any way, whether verbal or physical.
  • If any students disregard these procedures, school will take appropriate action. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions



Who will help my child catch the bus in their first week of school?
 Your child will be assigned a bus buddy, who will come to your child's room just before 3pm. Should the bus buddy not be available, the class teacher will provide back up. Please be aware that many senior children have after-school activities and are not always on the bus. We do our best to find someone who is on the bus most of the time.



What if my child travels by bus and wants to bring a friend home to play? Parents must organise alternative transport arrangements for play dates, additional children are not permitted to travel on the buses for this purpose.  



Can my child take the school bus to the Events Centre for after school activities?
 No. The bus service is available for transport to and from school/home only. You must arrange your own transport for after school activities. 



Can I contact the bus driver on their cell phone?
 No. Contact with the bus driver can only be made in an emergency, as it is illegal for drivers to answer cell phones while driving. For any queries, please contact the school office.



What happens if there is an accident? As soon as we are aware of any incident, immediate contact will be made with parents to advise them of the situation and the procedures in place. 



How do I know what time the bus comes in the morning or after school?
 All details are in the bus routes provided. Also, check with your neighbours if you are new to the area.




 The school bus service is run by Go Bus. They are contracted to the Ministry of Education.

Contact Information for Go Bus is:

Phone: 03 451 0090

email: queenstown@gobus.co.nz

 


Bus Routes are as follows:

 Arthurs Point

  • 8:15 Coronet Station Rd
  •         Coronet Peak Rd - Letter boxes
  • 8:25 Atley Downs - Arthurs Point
  •         McChesney - Arthurs Point
  • 8:40 Wakatipu High School - Gorge Rd
  • 8:45 St Joseph's Primary School
  • 8:50 Queenstown Primary School

Returns via reverse route, approx 4.10 pm. This bus is a combined Primary / Secondary / St Joseph’s route.

Closeburn via Fernhill

  • 7:45 Fisherman's Lane
  •         Glenorchy Rd
  • 8:10 Arawata Ter (Secondary ONLY)
  •         Greenstone Place (Secondary ONLY)
  • 8:15 Fernhill Rd  (Secondary ONLY)
  • 8:20 Queenstown Primary School
  • 8:25 Wakatipu High School - Fryer St
  • 8:30 Arawata Ter (Primary ONLY)
  •         Greenstone Place (Primary ONLY)
  • 8:35 Fernhill Rd  (Primary ONLY)
  •         Fernhill Rd  (Primary ONLY)
  • 8:40 Queenstown Primary School
  • 8:45 St Joseph's Primary School

Returns via reverse route by approx 4.15pm

Jacks Point/Kelvin Heights

  • 7:45 Boyd Rd
  •         Mcadam Dr
  •         Jacks Point Rise (lower)
  •         Jacks Point Rise (upper)
  • 8:10 Poplar Dr.
  •         Peninsula Rd (all public stops)
  • 8:35 Queenstown Primary School
  • 8:40 Wakatipu High School
  • 8:45 St Joseph's Primary School

Returns via the reverse route by approx 4pm


Lake Hayes Estate/Shotover Country

  • 8:05 #7 Sylvan St
  •         #49 Erskine St
  •         #15 Erskine St
  •         #36 Erskine St
  •         #18 Hope Ave
  •          #50 Onslow Rd
  •          #22 Onslow Rd
  •           Route Only No Stop - Myles Way
  •           Route Only No Stop - Stallker Rd
  • 8:25 Frankton Bus - Shell Station
  •         Frankton Rd - Battery Hill
  •         Frankton Rd - Gold Fields
  •         Frankton Rd - Andrews Rd
  • 8:40 Queenstown Primary School
  • 8:45 St Josephs' Primary School

Returns via the reverse route, arriving at Lake Hayes Estate around 3.55 pm.

Quail Rise

  • 8:00  Quail Rise - Bus Stop
  •         Tuckers Beach Rd
  • 8:35  St Joseph's Primary School
  • 8:40  Queenstown Primary School

Returns via the reverse route arriving approx 3.45pm

Frankton Express

  • 8:10    Remarkables Crescent
  • 8:15    Douglas St
  • 8:20    Remarkables Primary School (McBride Street Shelter)
  • 8:40   Queenstown Primary School

Speargrass/Dalefield

(Primarily High School student - School Support to be contacted first to check eligibility for Primary Students to use)

  • Departs 7.50am Lower Shotover (corner Domain Road)
  • 8.00am  Millbrook
  • 8.10am  Hunter Road via Mallaghan Road and onto Lower Shotover Road

Returns via reverse route