Help make your children’s journey to school active, social, safe and sustainable. We encourage you to walk with your children to and from school because:
Walking can help improve health and fitness, not to mention concentration, memory and learning
Children develop a positive attitude towards walking
Children have the opportunity to learn and practice road safety
Walking helps reduce ‘chaos at the school gates’
Walking is environmentally-friendly
THE 'Walking School Bus'
The Walking School Bus programme is a parent-run initiative that receives support from the school and Auckland Transport.
The Walking School Bus operates similarly to a real bus, in that it leaves from designated ‘Bus Stops’ at specific times and follows a planned route. Parents/caregivers of participating families take scheduled turns to accompany Walking School Bus children to school.
We have one established walking school bus route, through Walters Road, managed by a Route Coordinator.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact:
MENPS Walking School Bus Coordinator