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Urgent bus meeting – Tuesday 24th November

The Pukekohe East Bus Society urges all school bus parents to come to a meeting to be held at school 7pm on Tuesday 24th November to discuss the future of our School Bus Service. One of our immediate needs leading in to 2021 is to have a couple of parents put their hands up for our Chairperson and Deputy Chair roles, these roles need to be filled as soon as possible. If we have no one step up then our Bus Society and School Bus will cease to operate. The Chairperson role is an approx 1hr week commitment and could be a role that is shared between 2 people. 

If you would like to see this bus service continue in 2021 then your attendance at this meeting is very much encouraged 🙂

See you there!

Safety Guidelines- Covid-19 Alert Level 2

Dear bus parents, 

The Pukekohe East School bus service will be operating when school resumes under Covid-19 Alert Level 2 next week. Although the Government has required masks be worn on most forms of public transport, school bus services such as ours are exempt. If parents still want their children to wear masks on board, they may supply their own.   

Please also remember these steps, to be followed on all school bus trips under Level 2: 

  • For the purposes of contact tracing, all children must have their name recorded upon getting on board
  • For the afternoon run, they are to line up and wait until the driver has ticked them off before entering  
  • Children are to sit one to a row unless the bus is full
  • Siblings can sit next to each other 
  • Seats in the row behind the driver are to be left empty
  • Hand sanitiser will be available upon entry 
  • Families may supply their own sanitiser if preferred
  • Children displaying visible symptoms e.g. cough, runny nose are to be kept home
  • The driver will make a record of any children displaying such symptoms while on board

If you have any questions about these procedures, please contact me. We appreciate your support and cooperation. 

Regards,

Niko Kloeten 

Chairman, Pukekohe East Bus Society

0273399681

niko.kloeten@harcourts.co.nz