Drop off and Pick up

We encourage walking, biking, or scootering to school, or for some part of your journey. If you need to drop your child to school, or collect by car, we will have a wonderful "Hug & Drop" bay at the front of our permanent school, which is a pick up and drop off zone for parents and caregivers to utilise.

This zone is strictly NO PARKING between the hours of 8.30-9.00am and 2.30-3.30pm. Vehicles can stop to deliver or collect students from school but it is not intended for parking at these times.

From 3.00-3.15pm, we will have staff members assisting akonga to their vehicles safely. During this time, the Hug & Drop becomes two lanes and vehicles should stay in the same lane until they have travelled right through. This time of day is always very congested and driver patience is appreciated.

If the Hug & Drop is full, please do not stop your vehicle on the road as this will cause congestion right down Maryvale Road. Vehicles can easily circle the loop and try again once the Hug & Drop has cleared.

Here is an example of a Hug & Drop. This is Endeavour School in Hamilton...

Walking School Bus

While we are in our temporary building on Ruxton Road we ask you to walk and ride where possible and use the parking bays provided.

Find out more about a Walking School Bus - Link

Proposed Routes: Coming soon

Walking school buses are a safe, environmentally friendly, social way of travelling to and from school. Students benefit from the exercise a daily walk provides. Having a walking school bus at our school will rely on parent help.

If you would like to volunteer to support one of our routes (or would like to suggest a new route) please email

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Day Schedule

Gates open: 8.15am

School day: 8.45am – 2.45pm

Brain Food: 9.45am - 9.55am

Morning tea 10.45am – 11.15am

Lunch: 12.35pm – 1.20pm



Phone: 022 357 3504


Term 1
Wednesday 1st February - Thursday 6th April
Waitangi Day – observed 6th Feb

Good Friday – 7th April
Easter Monday – 1
0th April

Term 2
Monday 24th April - Friday 30th June

Anzac Day – 25th April
Queens Birthday – 5th June

Matariki – 14th July

Term 3
Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September

Term 4
Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December
Labour Day – 2
3rd October