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A large number of our students travel to and from school by bus. With prior school permission, Year 12 and 13 students are permitted to use cars or motor-cycles.
Pompallier Catholic College is well served by a network of Ministry of Education bus routes and public, fare paying services. Buses arrive and depart from inside the school, providing safe loading and unloading. Students are allocated space on a service where available and to ensure safe loading students must produce their Student ID to board. Bus route information is available on our website, however, you may contact the Bus Contractor to check times and pick up points.
We operate a "No Pass No Ride" policy. If a student is unable, when asked, to produce the correct pass for that bus, they may be refused travel and have to make their own arrangements. Temporary passes are issued at the Student Centre during interval or lunch breaks for lost or misplaced passes, or while awaiting a replacement ID. A charge will apply.
Variances to student travel may be made in emergencies only. Parents need to contact the Student Centre directly to see if a place can be made available for that day only. Please try to make own arrangements as there is no guarantee of a seat.
Ministry of Education Bus Services: The Ministry of Education (MoE) attempts to provide transport for those students who live more than 4.8 km from the School and do not have access to public bus transport. Eligibility is based on a student's primary residential address.
Students who reside within 4.8km of our school, or within 2.4km of a suitable public route, are expected by the MoE to use the available public fare-paying services, or to find their own way to school.
Where there is no Ministry bus service and no suitable public route available(**), parents may apply for transport assistance funding for private travel through the Ministry of Education. Eligibility criteria and application forms are available online through the MoE website, or from our Student Centre. Please refer to the Transport Assistance page on our website for further information and links to the MoE website.
**The MoE have deemed Route 1 (Hikurangi to Pompallier) and City Link as "suitable public transport" and are fare paying.
Due to changes in our school's population, and to comply with MoE regulations, it is necessary to reallocate seats on all of the MoE buses to Pompallier Catholic College at the beginning of each year. Reviews are also carried out regularly, as and when required.
Eligibility is based on residency and accessibility to suitable public fare paying services, within MoE guidelines. These can be accessed on the MoE website: Ministry of Education (search for School Transport).
In order to prevent overloading on a few routes, it is regrettable that some students who may have been travelling on MoE buses, may no longer be able to use the service. Please check the information for available services in your area.
Students are issued with printed Student ID cards in the first few weeks of Term 1, and these must be produced every time when boarding their allocated bus.
The College expects all students to display a high standard of behaviour on all buses. Serious misconduct on a school bus will result in a student being suspended from bus travel.
Bus routes are subject to change each year depending upon school rolls and loadings.
Spaces are allocated to eligible passengers according to residency, loadings, eligibility and availability of public services. Please note that having travelled on a bus route previously does not automatically entitle students to travel.
To download the bus routes for 2023, please click on the link below:2023 Bus Routes
If you have any queries regarding the above, please email our Bus Co-Ordinator, Michelle Lawson: email@example.com