Bus Information 2022

Next year our school bus operator is changing. Our new school bus operator is Go Bus.  

To make sure that the start of the school year goes as smoothly as possible, please familiarise yourself with the information below.

If your child takes a bus to school please complete this form for our records

As always, please either stay with your children while they are waiting for their school transport in the morning or keep in contact with them to make sure that they are picked up safely.

Responsibility of caregivers

To ensure a safe environment for bus loading and unloading, caregivers should:

  • not park in bus stop
  • adhere to the speed limit (20 km/h while passing a stationary school bus on either side of the road)
  • try to eliminate the need for children to cross the road
  • ensure that children get to and from the bus stop safely
  • teach children to not run across the road

School bus routes and bus stop information 

(Provided by Go Bus)

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Route 15 - Lake Tarawera

Leaving Tarawera at 07.50am. Return from Brent Road at 3.05pm

Alexander Rd, Spencer Rd, Okareka Loop Rd, Tarawera Rd, Selwyn Rd, Isles Rd, Warwick Dr, Morey St, Brent Road

Eligibility for school transport assistance

The Ministry of Education has three criteria that students must meet in order to qualify for school transport assistance. They are:

  1. The student must attend their closest state or state-integrated school
  2. The student must live more 3.2 Km from the school
  3. There must be no suitable public transport options

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

Please note: if you currently have a private arrangement with your bus operator, you will need to contact your bus operator to confirm that your arrangement will continue in 2022.

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Check Before You Travel

RLHS Charter Bus

Charter-Bus-Service.pdf

Please note that Mokoia Intermediate Students are required to have a term pass and cannot purchase weekly tickets

School transport queries

If you have any queries about our school transport, please contact office@mokoia.school.nz


Masks are mandated - help us educate your children why this is so

These are the messages from the Ministry of Education about the wearing of masks in schools. It’s up to us to educate students on the wearing of masks indoors and how it helps to protect them.


Masks increase protection

  • There is strong evidence that the correct use of masks decreases the risk of Omicron transmission, and that some types of masks are more effective than others in decreasing risk.

  • The Government has therefore strengthened the requirements and recommendations for use of masks.

Children, young people and visitors

  • Whenever masks are required to be worn (for example, by Year 4-13 students when indoors at school, at supermarkets, retails stores, cafes, public transport, school transport) they must be the type that attaches to the head either through an ear loop or a head loop.

  • Bandanas, scarves or t-shirts pulled up over the mouth and nose are no longer acceptable to be used in the settings which require masks to be worn.

  • It is also now recommended that masks be a medical-grade mask (for example a Type IIR/Level2 mask or above). These include the widely available ‘blue’ medical-grade masks that many New Zealanders are already wearing.

  • The requirements for masks depend on the traffic light setting:

    • at Red, masks are mandatory in retail settings and public facilities, but not swimming pools. Face coverings are recommended whenever you leave the house, including before and after playing sport or engaging in a recreational activity

    • at Orange, face coverings are mandatory in retail settings and public facilities, but not swimming pools. Face coverings are encouraged at all other locations

    • at Green, masks are encouraged whenever you are indoors.

    Those in a coaching role are encouraged to wear a mask, particularly if you are indoors.

    •  You are not required to wear a mask when you are playing sport or engaging in recreational activities outdoors.

     For more information, see Sport New Zealand’s FAQs