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@queenstown.school.nz or via the school office.

Click here for the Bus 2020 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:

 

9190 ARTHURS POINT PRIMARY

8:15  Stop Cnr Coronet Peak Station Rd/ Malaghans Rd

8:16  Stop 380 Malaghans Rd

8:20  Stop 12 Malaghans Rd

8:25  Stop Both public stops on Arthurs Point Rd

8:26  Stop Public stop opposite Cnr Gorge/McChesney Rd

8:30  Stop Queenstown Primary School

_____

15:20  Depart QPS

15:25  Stop public stop cnr McChesney/Gorge Rd

15:28  Stop Atley Rd/Amber Pl Corner

15:30  Stop both public bus stops Arthurs Point Rd

15:33  Stop 12 Malaghans Rd

           Stop 380 Malaghans Rd

15:35  Last Stop Cnr Coronet Peak Station Rd/ Malaghans Rd

 

9079 ARTHURS POINT

8:10  Stop Cnr Domain/Birchwood Road (SJP/QPS student can get on here)

8:25  Stop Wakatipu High School - all passengers leave bus

        Meet transfer bus and transfer QPS, SJP and KV passengers

        _____

15:30  Meet transfer bus at WHS

15:35  Depart Wakatipu High School

15:47  Stop Cnr Speargrass/Domain/Littles (SJP/QPS student can get off here)

 

9080 CLOSEBURN/ FERNHILL PRIMARY

8:05  Stop at Tui Drive (1200 G-Q Rd Glentui Heights Subdivision)

8:08  Stop Cnr Cove Lane/G-Q Road)

8:10  Stop 1096 G-Q Road

8:13  Stop Cnr Closeburn Rd/G-Q Rd

8:22  Stop two public bus stops Arawhata Tce

8:26  Stop first two public stops Fernhill Rd

8:35  Stop Queenstown Primary School 

      ______

15:20  Depart QPS

15:25  Stop 2nd and 3rd public bus stops Fernhill Rd

15:28  Stop two public bus stops Arawhata Tce

          Stop at Tui Drive (1200 G-Q Rd Glentui Heights Subdivision)

15:43  Stop Cnr Cove Lane/G-Q Rd

15:48  Stop Cnr Closeburn Rd/G-Q Rd

 

9075 LAKESIDE ESTATE/ JACKS POINT/ KELVIN HEIGHTS

7:32  Stop Boyd Rd corner

7:38  Stop Lakeshore Drive entrance to Lakeside gated estate

7:43  Stop Maori Jack Rd opp Morrison Dr  

7:45  Stop Maori Jack Rd Jacks Point Terminus Bus Stop 

7:48  Stop Jacks Point Rise (lower) 

7:50  Stop Jacks Point Rise (upper)

8:05  Stop Poplar Dr/Peninsula Rd corner 

8:07  Stop all public stops on Peninsula Rd 

8:20  Stop Wakatipu High School- all passengers leave bus

        Meet transfer bus and transfer to QPS

        _______

15:30  Meet transfer bus at WHS

15:35  Depart Wakatipu High School

15:45  Stop all public stops on Peninsula Rd 

15:55  Stop Poplar Dr/Peninsula Rd corner 

16:05  Stop Boyd Rd corner

16:12  Stop Lakeshore Drive 

16:17  Stop Maori Jack Rd opp Morrison Dr  

16:18  Stop Maori Jack Rd Jacks Point Terminus Bus Stop 

16:19  Stop Jacks Point Rise (lower)  

16:20  Stop Jacks Point Rise (upper) 

 

9189 QUAIL RISE/ TUCKER BEACH/ SHOTOVER COUNTRY

7:50  Stop Gretton Way/Ferry Hill Dr Public Bus Stop 

7:58  Stop 306 Tucker Beach Rd

8:00  Stop 276 Tucker Beach Rd

8:06  Stop Public bus stop on Stalker Rd

8:17  Stop Wakatipu High School

         Meet other buses carrying students. 

8:35  Leave WHS

8:50  Stop St Joseph's Primary

8:55  Stop Queenstown Primary School

       _______

15:20  Depart QPS

15:35  Stop WHS

15:37  Depart Wakatipu High School

15:44  Stop Gretton Way/Ferry Hill Dr Public Bus Stop 

15:47  Stop 180 Tucker Beach Rd

15:49  Stop 306 Tucker Beach Rd, L SH6 (Frankton-Ladies Mile Highway), R Stalker Rd

15:56  Last Stop public bus stop on Stalker Rd - PRIMARY STUDENTS ONLY

 

9076 LAKE HAYES ESTATE/ FRANKTON ROAD

8:00  Stop 7 Sylvan St

8:03  Stop 49 Sylvan St

8:04  Stop 15 Erskine St

8:06  Stop 36 Erskine St

8:08  Stop 9 Rere Road 

8:10  Stop 50 Onslow Rd

8:12  Stop 22 Onslow Rd

8:25  Stop Remarkables Crescent Shelter

8:30  Stop Frankton Bus Shelter

8:30  Stop Frankton Rd all public stops to Larch Hill Place

8:45  Stop St Josephs Primary

8:50. Stop Queenstown Primary School

        ________

15:10  Stop St Joseph's School

15:15  Stop Queenstown Primary

15:20  Depart Queenstown Primary

15:25  Stop Frankton Rd all public stops from Larch Hill Place

15:35  Stop opposite Frankton Bus Shelter on public bus stop

15:40  Stop Remarkables Crescent Shelter

15:50  Stop 7 Sylvan St

15:52  Stop 49 Sylvan St

15:54  Stop 15 Erskine St

15:56  Stop 36 Erskine St

15:58  Stop 18 Hope Ave

16:00  Stop 50 Onslow Rd

16:02  Stop 22 Onslow Rd

 

9082 ARROWTOWN/ ARROWTOWN-LAKE HAYES RD

8:00  Stop Cnr Adamson St/Centennial Ave

8:02  Stop Adamson St Four Square

8:08  Stop cnr Wilding Rd

8:11  Stop Amisfield Winery Entrance

8:12  Stop Sicilian Lane at Stoneridge (746 Gibbston Highway)

8:15  Stop McDowell Dr

8:25  Stop Wakatipu High School

        Meet transfer bus and transfer to QPS

       ______

15:30  Meet transfer bus at WHS

15:35  Depart Wakatipu High School

15:43  Stop Cnr SH6/McDowell Dr

15:45  Stop Lake Hayes Pavilion Entrance

15:47  Stop opp Amisfield Winery Entrance

15:50  Stop opp cnr Wilding Rd

15:51  Stop Akarua Wines

16:00  Stop Adamson St Four Square 

16:01  Stop cnr Adamson St/Centennial Ave

 

9074 ARROWTOWN/ MALAGHAN ROAD/ LOWER SHOTOVER

8:00  Stop Adamson St 4 Square (take half the passengers)

8:06  Stop before Millbrook Resort entrance - opposite Cnr Manse Rd/Malaghans Rd

8:11  Stop Cnr Lower Shotover/Slope Hill Rd

8:12  Stop Cnr Domain/Lower Shotover Rd

8:25  Stop Wakatipu High School- all passengers leave bus

         Meet transfer bus and transfer to QPS

       _______

15:30  Meet transfer bus at WHS

15:35  Depart Wakatipu High School

15:42  Stop Cnr Domain/Lower Shotover Rd

15:43  Stop Cnr Lower Shotover/ Slopehill

15:52  Stop Manse Rd/Essex Ave

15:55  Stop Adamson St Four Square 

 

9191 GIBBSTON/ ARROWTOWN/ SPEARGRASS FLAT

7:40  Stop entrance road to Gibbston Tavern

7:45  Stop 1440 Gibbston Highway (First large gravel pull in bay after Judge & Jury drive)

7:50  Stop cnr Rapleys Close/Gibbston Highway (Only stop on this side of the road)

7:52  Stop opposite 433 McDonnell Rd (bus shelter)

7:53  Stop cnr McDonnell Rd/Centennial Ave

8:00  Stop cnr Chartres Ln/Centennial Ave

8:10  Stop corner Slope Hill Rd/Speargrass Flat Rd

8:25  Stop Wakatipu High School- all passengers leave bus

         Meet transfer bus at WHS

        _______

15:30  Meet transfer bus at WHS

15:35  Depart Wakatipu High School

15:50  Stop Cnr Speargrass Flat Rd/ Slope Hill Rd

15:58  Stop opposite cnr Jopp St/Centennial Ave

16:01  Stop opposite cnr McDonnell Rd/Centennial Ave

16:03  Stop 433 McDonnell Rd (opp bus shelter)

16:15  Stop entrance road to Gibbston Tavern

16:23  Stop 1440 Gibbston Highway (First large gravel pull in bay after Judge & Jury drive)

16:27  Stop cnr Rapleys Close/Gibbston Highway (Only stop on this side of the road) 

 

You will need to complete a form for each child who will be taking the bus this term via the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/g1xhzHgsVmdC6ffF2

If you have any queries, please contact us at the School Office on 442 9120. As with any change, there will be a bedding in process to go through, but we are confident that it won't be long before we are all 'in the swing' of the new system.