St Mary's Catholic School Ellerslie - We provide a Catholic Education for the whole child

Introducing our Walking School Buses

Introducing our Walking School Buses
 
St Mary’s Catholic School Ellerslie, encourages safe, healthy and active ways to travel to school. The Walking School Bus programme is a parent-run initiative that receives support from the school and Auckland Transport.

Our buses walk children safely to and from school and there are three buses to choose from. They’re free, fun and a fantastic way to reduce traffic around our children at school (and the traffic headaches!)

Families join for a number of reasons and there are lots benefits for the children too...
  • builds confidence and independence walking into the classroom for junior school
  • great way to meet other school families
  • reduce traffic around school grounds and the stress of finding a park nearby
  • your child meets you in a safe place away from school traffic
  • builds a support network for your child at school – they get to know a mix of children from different year groups who look out for each other
The walking bus is ideal for families who want to avoid traffic congestion around school. Many choose a location that is convenient to stop at on the way to or from work.

For more information, including route maps, timetables, contact details download a summary of the St Mary's Walking School Bus programme here: 
 
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Bus info

 

School bus services being withdrawn:

  • 061 - Panmure Town Centre to Ellerslie/Penrose schools.
  • 063 - Mt Wellington to Ellerslie/Penrose schools.
  • 063 - Ellerslie Primary to Mt Wellington.

New school bus services:

To school:

  • 400 - Panmure to One Tree Hill College, Ellerslie School and St Marys School.
    Departs: 8.10am.
    Operator: Howick and Eastern.
    Route: Panmure Station, Ellerslie Panmure Highway, Great South Road, Rockfield Road, One Tree Hill College Bus Bay, Rockfield Road, Great South Road, Kalmia Street, Ellerslie School, Kalmia Street, Main Highway, St Marys School.
    View the 400 - Panmure to One Tree Hill College, Ellerslie School and St Marys School route map (PDF 389KB).
  • 401 - Mt Wellington to St Marys School and Ellerslie School.
    Departs: 8.10am.
    Operator: Howick and Eastern.
    Route: Panorama Road near Penrose Road, Panorama Road,  Leonard Road,  Ferndale Road, Panorama Road,  Almond Place, Harwood Road, Boakes Road, Barrack Road, Ellerslie Panmure Highway, Burt Road, Marua Road, Ladies Mile, Morrin Street, Robert Street, Main Highway, St Marys School, Great South Road,  Kalmia Street, Ellerslie School.
    View the 401 - Mt Wellington to St Marys School and Ellerslie School route map (PDF 387KB).

From school:

  • 401 - Ellerslie School and St Marys School to Mt Wellington.
    Departs: 3.05pm.
    Operator: Howick and Eastern.
    Route: Ellerslie School, Kalmia Street, Main Highway, St Marys School, Walpole Street, Mitchelson Street, Morrin Street, Ladies Mile, Marua Road, Burt Road, Ellerslie Panmure Highway, Barrack Road, Boakes Road, Harwood Road, Almond Place, Panorama Road, Ferndale Road, Leonard Road, Panorama Road, Panorama Road near Penrose Road.
    View the 401 - Ellerslie School and St Marys School to Mt Wellington route map (PDF 387KB).