Vicky Viper Walking School Bus

Victoria Avenue School supports the Walking School Bus initiative – a safe, healthy and fun way for children to walk to and from school with other children, supervised by a rostered group of parents. If you and your child would be interested in joining one of our buses we would love to hear from you. Please appreciate that if your child does join a walking school bus that you will be required to be part of the roster.

BELL RD ROUTE

The route is as follows:
Starts at 14 Bell Road, down Scherf Rd, crosses Portland Rd into Ingram St, left into Spencer St then to school. Parents are scheduled to walk once or twice per week.
We are always keen to talk to interested families who are keen to “come on board”. Please contact Annie Tavalea [email protected] or Elaine Campbell [email protected]

LINGARTH ROUTE

Runs mornings only (can look at afternoons if there is enough interest)
Starts at the corner of Ross and Lingarth Sts at 8am.
Walks along Lingarth, crosses over Manawa Rd and walks the bottom of Martin Wilson Field to the bottom of Sonia Ave. Walks up Sonia Ave and uses the pedestrian crossing opposite Baradene to safely cross. This route means there is only one major/busy road (Manawa) that we cross.
Parents are asked to walk once a week to support the bus.
Please contact Paige [email protected] or 021996844.

SHORE RD ROUTE

We assemble at Hapua Reserve at 8.10am and depart at 8.15am. We walk along Shore Road to Stirling Street and then up Stirling Street to school. Parents are rostered once a week to walk with the children. We are always keen to have new walkers on our bus. If you are interested please contact Rhiannon Davies [email protected]

SPENCER ST STARWALKERS

The route begins at the intersection of Aldred Road and Spencer Street leaving at 8.20am. Two adults are rostered for each trip. The bus then crosses Glenbrook Street and continues along Spencer Street. We cross Walton Street and Ingram Road and continue along Spencer St reaching the path below the senior playground at 8:30am.
We hope to extend the bus to start from 70 Victoria Ave once we get a few more families on board.
If anyone is interested, please contact Julie Thorman J[email protected]

MARTYN WILSON FIELD PARK AND WALK

Currently this bus is not running – however if anyone would like to restart this route please contact Inga Frengley [email protected]
Originally the route was as follows: you drive & park in the carpark at Martyn Wilson Field on Orakei Rd, dropping children off at the carpark from 8.15am. The walking school bus departs the carpark at 8.25am. The school bus walks up Sonia Ave, along Victoria Ave to the pedestrian crossing then down to the Dragon Drive school entrance. We need two adults to walk each morning with the children so you will be rostered on about one morning per week depending on the number of families that join.