Howick College Drop off/Pick Up Access - Students Safety

Thursday, 13 February 2020

In the interests of student safety we ask that parents/caregivers please observe the following:

 
After School Pick Up:
Between 3:10pm and 4:00pm, 15 buses arrive at and leave the College at about the same time as two other local schools finish. Heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic at this time not only puts pressure on departing buses but also compromises the safety of our students. 
 
Parents wishing to collect their children by car during this period must avoid the school bus bay, Gym and main car park areas. Parking may be available in surrounding streets which is less congested. Please talk to your child and agree on a location where they could be picked-up from. We suggest the alternative entry/exit points located at either Bledisloe or Rochester Streets (http://www.howickcollege.school.nz/about/daily-timetable/ and scroll down to view our school map)
 
Please note:
1. Please follow the instructions of duty staff who are wearing high visibility vests.   
2. No stopping on dotted yellow lines at any time on Sandspit Road.    
3. All pedestrians must use the crossing.
4. If you have parked in the bus bay prior to 3:10 then you may only exit from 4:00pm  
5. Please remember that the speed limit on the school site is 15 KMH 
6. If you have any questions about our bus service, please contact our bus controller: Ms D Reyneke (desiree.reyneke@howick.school.nz)  
 
Thank you for your co-operation. Our priority is the safety of our students.