Bus Operation – Return to school  

Hi Everyone, 

It was great to hear from Merillees today that our children can get back to school this week. 

We will be operating the bus from Wednesday as normal along with two key changes:

  • All children are required to wear a mask on the bus 
  • The bus will leave school at 2:30pm. There is no change to pick up times or the route but drop offs will be 30 minutes earlier. 

I’m delighted to announce we have a new bus driver, Stuart Craig, who will be driving the bus from Wednesday.  Stuart is a Pukekohe local who is looking forward to driving the school bus around the area he has always called home. Please be sure to say hi to Stuart when you get the chance.

We’re looking forward to having the bus up and running and transporting our kids to school. Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind Regards, Nicola Payne

Chair, Pukekohe East School Bus Society

Message from the Bus Society

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all faring well during Level 3?

As we head into Term 4 I’d like to share some news. Amanda will no longer be driving our bus. She has chosen to step down from her role at the end of October. We wish her well for the future.

Wallace has decided to step down as our back up driver from the beginning of the next school year and enjoy some traveling of his own. We would like to thank Wallace for his continued support to the Society. Feedback from the children is that Wallace always makes the journeys fun and he has a smile for everyone. We will be sad to see him go but hope he enjoys his future plans.

We are now looking for replacements for both our permanent driver and for a back up driver. If you know anyone who might be interested in either, please get in touch.

Obviously under Level 3 we are not operating the bus. There is uncertainty as to when the school will be fully open and therefore the bus being back up and running. As we are a not-for-profit organisation that relies on our fundraising efforts to operate we would be extremely grateful if you are able to continue to support the Bus Society. However, we appreciate this time can be difficult for people and if you need to contact us regarding bus subscription fees please do.

I hope everyone stays safe and we see our bus out and about picking children up soon.
Kind Regards
Nicola Payne – Chair, Pukekohe East School Bus Society

It’s not too late to come to the BINGO! Bus and door sale info…

The bingo is tomorrow, tickets are still available! If you transfer your money into the bus account we can have your tickets ready for collection from Pukekohe today or tomorrow, or they will be on the door at the Bingo with your name on them.

There will also be door sales for the last minute deciders. Just see the team on the bar when you arrive.

Bank details for payment: Pukekohe East School Bus Society 12-3023-0387539-00. $30 per ticket .

BUS PICK UPS AND DROP OFFS – please email sarah.wharfe@bluestar.co.nz, or text or call on 0275 965 150 if you haven’t heard from me as yet. $10 per person.

Bingo Fundraiser – this weekend!

We hope to see you at the Beats by Bingo fundraiser on Saurday for an incredibly fun evening that will be suited to all! Get a group together, friends, family, or just bring yourselves along and mingle, our fabulous hosts will be sure to keep you entertained.

We have some fantastic auctions and raffles lined up for the night courtesy of our generous sponsors (see sponsor list attached) and the school bus will be available to pick you up and drop you home if you wish along the usual bus route. 

Tickets available from the office and please let the office staff know if you would like the bus and we will be in touch with details and timing. See you on Saturday!

Thank you to our supporters so far!

Ainsl­ey Polo                                                        Arleen Muir

Body Blast                                                           Bracu

Carters                                                                  Chloe for Hair

Counties Custom Killing                                  Counties Fitness      

Crooks Family                                                     F45 Pukekohe

Footloose Shoes                                                Gemma Rowlinson – Ray White

Harrisville Heritage Poultry Collective     Hampton Downs

Harleh Laser Clinic                                            Jo’s Body Garage

Kingston & Partners                                         Mark Price Builders

Maxwells Golf                                                    Mitre 10 Pukekohe 

New World Pukekohe                                     Plumbing World

Richard Valintine                                              Samones Cooking School  

Seddon 64 Eatery                                              The Tan Box

Rotorua Family Adventure: Canopy Tours, Off Road NZ, Redwoods Treewalk, Polynesian Spa, Buried Village

Z Energy supports doing Good in the Hood, Wayne & Melanie Kennerley the local Z Operators are proud to support the Pukekohe East School with this donation and helping to fuel the School bus http://www.z.co.nz

Celebration Box is New Zealand’s top gift provider, delivering gift boxes, sweet treats, flowers, and more, NZ wide. We have gifts for all occasions, ranging from birthday gifts, thank you gifts, or any special moment in life that needs celebrating. If you’re in Auckland we deliver same day, 7 days a week www.celebrationbox.co.nz 

Paddock To Pantry is your local grocery store and more, providing gourmet groceries, delicious Fruit Baskets and beautiful Gift Baskets to the local community as well as throughout NZ. Community is at the heart of Paddock To Pantry and we are proud to support the Pukekohe East School Bus Fundraiser www.paddocktopantry.co.nz

The Wild Rose offers great value premium flowers and gifts to help you make someone’s day. Our qualified florists source flowers from local growers and markets to hand-craft beautiful bouquets that will delight your loved one. The Wild Rose are proud to support Pukekohe East School www.thewildrose.co.nz