Three bus routes currently serve those eligible pupils between home and school each day. A map of these routes is available here.

Pupils under the age of 10 years are eligible for the school bus if they live more than 3.2 km from the school and over the age of 10 years if they live more than 4.8 km from the school.

It is the responsibility of parents to notify the school whenever pupils will not be travelling home on the bus.  There are bus notices available to be filled out for this purpose at the school office. It is very important that this is completed whenever a change is made. This is a safety matter and takes a lot of teacher time to track down missing children.

At the end of each school day bus pupils will assemble.
The duty teacher will mark pupils off the bus list. Buses will leave school by 3.10 p.m. and no later than 3.15 p.m.

Bus Monitors are assigned to each bus. Their role is critical in ensuring student safety. All students are expected to follow their instructions and to treat them respectfully. It is a demanding leadership role.

All classes have a copy of the bus rules and all students must abide by them. Consequences for choosing to break the rules are explained to the students and are in our bus policy. We are committed to the safety of our children.

For student safety, fluorescent bus vests are provided for all bus students.  Students must wear these vests both to and from school. Parental co-operation is vital to ensure the vests are worn.

For any concerns regarding bus matters please contact the staff member who is delegated the responsibility and safety of students on the buses.
Bus Information
743 Weedons Ross Road,
West Melton 7618

Phone: (03) 347 8448

Email: office@westmelton.school.nz

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8:15am - 3:30pm.
Contact details
Old West Coast Bus Route (Green)

Weedons Ross Road  and turn left onto Main West Coast Road and travel down to Chattertons Road, left onto Langdales Road, left onto the Old West Coast Road to Bell Road, left down Bells Road to Weedons Ross Road, right to Halkett Road, left onto Sandy Knolls Road, left back into the Main West Coast Road and back to school.
School Bus Routes 2015
Edendale Bus Route  (Blue)

Weedons Ross Road and right turn onto the Main West Coast Road, left hand turn onto Sandy Knolls Road, left onto Newtons Road, right onto Hoskyns Road, left onto West Melton Road, left onto Newtons Road, right back onto Hoskyns Road Road travelling back to the Main West Coast Road where it turns right back down to Weedons Ross Road and back to school. 
Newtons Road Bus Route (Red)

Weedons Ross Road left onto the main West Coast Road and travel down to Dawsons Road and turn right, right onto Newtons Road, right onto Curraghs Road, left back down Lawford Road, right onto Newtons Road, right into Neave Road, left onto Johnsons Road, left into Weedons Ross Road, right back onto Newtons, right onto West Melton Road and back to school.
School Crossing
Children waiting for parents to pick them up after school will remain inside the school grounds outside the office until their parents arrive.  Parents are asked to cross the road with their children. Children are not to wait in the car park, or to be called across the road to a car. Please help us to keep your children safe.
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