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Getting to School

Regular School Bus Services

Due to growing number of students, we closely monitor the bus load and communicate regularly with the Ministry of Education to ensure our students travel safely to and from school each day.


Please be aware that the buses may be full at the start of the year. The New Zealand Transport Agency determines the legal loading limit for school buses, and this load includes standing passengers. The bus companies and the Ministry of Education manage this situation.


Beachlands and Maraetai (Ministry of Education Bus Service) - Change of Run Times

All Beachlands and Maraetai buses are Howick and Eastern Buses supplied by the Ministry of Education. Will now begin their runs at 8:00am (except for Bus 6a, which will begin at 7:35am) from Monday to Friday. There will no longer be a later start on Wednesday mornings. 

Bus 6                     8:00am departs Maraetai Drive

Bus 6a                   7:35am (Maraetai overflow ONLY) departs Cnr West and Clevedon-Papakura Roads

Bus 7a                   8:00am departs outside Countdown on Beachlands Road

Bus 8a                   8:00am departs outside Countdown on Beachlands Road 

Bus 8b                   8:00am departs 53 Beachlands Road 

Bus 9a                   8:00am departs 4 Constellation Avenue

Bus 9b                   8:00am departs 3rd View Ave

Howick College has contacted the Ministry of Education with regards to increasing the number of buses provided for our students from Beachlands and Maraetai as we consider that, based on our current roll, the number of buses provided is insufficient. We understand the ongoing issues regarding the Ministry of Education supplied services and share the concerns of our school community. We will continue to do all that we can to advocate for a safe service for our students.

Howick and Dannemora (Auckland Transport)

Auckland Transport  provides public buses covering Botany Town Centre, Dannemora, Redcastle Dr and Flat Bush.  


Clevedon, Clevedon/Papakura, The Gardens (Brougham Buses)

Tickets can be purchased from the driver.

Bus HC1                7:45am departs 170 Hill Road, The Gardens

Bus HC2                7:45am departs Charles Prevost Drive Shops

Bus HC3                7:30am departs 343 Great South Road, Papakura

Bus HC4                7:45am departs Monument Road, Clevedon

Wattle Downs, Takanini and Everglade Drive (Brougham Buses)

Tickets can be purchased from the driver.

Bus HC5                 7:50am departs Everglade Drive 

Bus HC6                 7:35am departs Saint Aiden's Reserve, Takanini (map not available)

Bus HC7                 7:35am departs Wattle Farm Road, Wattle Downs (map not available)

For more detailed information on all Brougham Buses' Howick College bus routes, please go to Please allow for the later departure times as outlined above.

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