Getting to school

Buses, drop off, walking and wheels


For more information from the Ministry of Education about school transport please click here.

If you have any queries about the running of Wellsford School buses, please contact the bus company on 09 423 7416 (Leabourn Passenger Services) or the office, 4238042. 

You may be out of zone for the buses but offered a place. If so, there is a cost for this.

Wellsford School belongs to the Rodney Area Transport Network Group. 

For information about how the Group runs and the bus services provided, please visit:

Wellsford School Bus Code of Conduct

Code of conduct

Parental responsibility.pdf

Parental responsibility

Drop Off

As a safety measure, only staff vehicles are permitted in the staff car park. The only exceptions to this are; our delivery services, visitors/parents displaying a disability card, and when collecting a sick child. 

When visiting and dropping off/picking up, please park in the Bus Bay Car Park (there is ramp connecting the car park with our school) or safely on School Road. 


The busy roads, excessive speeds and inconsiderate parking around our school all endanger our students, especially at the end of the day.  

Outside school there is a pedestrian crossing near the school gates which is supervised in the afternoons by a teacher and the Road Patrol. 

There is an underpass under SH1 outside Rodney College for those needing to cross SH1


Students can come to school on their bicycles, scooters, skateboards to school; however, they must wear a helmet, appropriate footwear and not use them onsite, unless part of a Wheels Day.