At Springbank students arrive at school in one of four ways; with family, via the Bay of Islands school buses, the Springbank North Van or by their own car (for Senior students only).

Family Transport

It is very important as a school community we work together to ensure the safety of everyone in the car park.  Our car park can be very busy at the peak times of morning drop offs and after school pickups.  We ask that everyone drives slowly at or blew the 10km limit.  Please take care and stop at the pedestrian crossing, give way to buses and hold your child’s hand in the car park.

Bay of Islands School Buses

Students are dropped off and picked up by the bus bay in the school car park.  A duty teacher is present for the after-school buses and will assist all students to board the correct bus. Please find below the timetable and route for the buses.

To and from Kawakawa
  • Bus leaves Kawakawa (Clarks depot) behind Beaurepairs at 7:35am
  • Whitemans Road 7:38am
  • Rigden Road 7:45am
  • Opua 7:50am
  • Te Haumi 7:55am
  • Seaview Road 7:58am
  • Maritime 8:00am (Hawk Drive, 625 and 725 Puketona)
  • Puketona Junction 8:10am
  • Palm Co. 8:20am (unload Springbank School students)
  • Kerikeri High School 8:30am

Approx. ferry costs as at May 2019: $14.00 per 10 trips

  • Bus leaves Kaikohe depot at 7:40am
  • Pickup anywhere along Te Pua Road, SH1 to Okaihau College 7:55am
  • Drop off College and Primary
  • Pickup Okaihau Dairy 8:00am and leaves 8:05am
  • Pickup anywhere along Waiare Road (at bottom and top of hill and Signals Road 8:10 – 8:15am
  • Pickup anywhere along Wiroa Road stopping at Palm Co. to wait for Paihia bus at 8:20 – 8:25am
  • Off load Springbank School students from Paihia bus and continue to Springbank School.
  • Bus leaves Wharau Road terminus at 7:45am picking up along Wharau Road and Inlet Road.
  • Bus KK3A
  • Departs Keri High bus bay 8:13am
  • Picks up at Ranui Kerimed 8:20am
  • Blue Gum Lane 8:26am
  • Springbank 8:30am
  • Bus KK3
  • Departs Springbank 3:10pm
  • Valencia Heights 3:17pm
  • Waimate/Wiroa corner 3:19pm
  • Hideaway Lodge 3:21pm
  • Makana 3:25pm
  • Honey Shop 3:26pm
  • Greenway Drive 3:27pm
  • Vets by Countdown 3:29pm
  • Cobham Road 3:30pm
  • Turner Centre 3:32pm
  • Kerikeri High School 3:33pm

For up-to-date information on bus fees, please contact our office administrator.

Springbank North Van

Springbank currently uses one of our school vans to drive students who live north of Kerikeri, going as far as Coopers Beach to and from school every day.  The van is driven by one of our teachers. Spaces are limited and there is an additional charge for this service.  To find out more details please speak with our office administrator.

Senior Student Drivers

Senior students who wish to travel to school by car must sign a contract and provide parental permission.

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