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.
The Walking Bus Scheme now has four routes … we have others which have been suspended but just need someone to take charge. If you are interested in starting up a route or taking on a suspended route please contact Inga Frengley [email protected]
BELL RD ROUTE
This is a morning bus with over 30 walkers!!
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 Inga Frengley [email protected]
This bus runs morning and afternoon.
It departs from the corner of Combes Rd and Lingarth St at 8:10am. There are two routes – one goes along Lingarth St and the other along Mahoe Ave. The two routes meet up at the corner of Mahoe Ave and Manawa Rd at 8:25am. The bus continues up Manawa Rd, turns right into Victoria Ave, proceeds along to the crossing and down Dragon Drive.
The same route is reversed at the end of the school day with all walkers meeting at the bottom of Dragon Drive. We leave school at approx. 3.10pm.
We currently have 14 families involved which means a maximum of 20 children walking each way. Parents are scheduled to walk once or twice per week depending on how often their children walk.
We are always keen to hear from interested families. Please contact Rozy Williamson [email protected]
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.