Children of all ages travel to St Mark’s from the Greater Wellington region. Currently, St Mark’s offers two bus services for our students, a Private Bus Service, and a Public Bus Service.
The Bus Code of Conduct form is completed yearly or when starting the service for each child. The form must be completed and returned to the school office, for each child, regardless of what service they are using. It is to be completed yearly or when commencing the service.
The Permission form is completed before the start of each term for each child
Dedicated bus duty monitors are provided in both the morning and the afternoon to check the children on and off the bus.
If the student is not travelling on the bus on a scheduled day, parents must contact the school office by 2pm of that day.
Private Bus Service
The following buses arrive and depart from Dufferin Street:
Bus #1 – Churton Park/Khandallah
Starting in Paparangi at 7:20am – Grenada – Churton Park – Johnsonville – Khandallah – Railway Station – St Mark’s Church School
Bus #2 – Karori
Starting at Simla Cres Train Station, Khandallah at 7:28am – Ngaio – Wadestown – Thorndon – Karori Village – Kelburn – Te Aro – St Mark’s Church School
Private Bus Service – Prices (per term)
- Full Bus Service (based on 6-10 trips per week) – $380
- Up to half trips (up to 5 trips per week) – $190
- Individual trips (contact the school office) – $10
This will be charged to your sundry account
Public Bus Service
Public bus services departing from Dufferin Street:
Island Bay and Happy Valley – Shared with South Wellington Intermediate School
3:10pm from St Mark’s, Adelaide Road, Wellington Hospital, Rintoul Street, South Wellington Intermediate School, Luxford Street, Adelaide Road, The Parade Island Bay, Severn Street, Frobisher Street, Murchison Street, Happy Valley Road, Owhiro Bay – Happy Valley Road, The Esplanade, Island Bay terminus.
Seatoun and Miramar – via Hataitai and Kilbirnie
3:10pm from St Mark’s, then Cambridge Tce, Elizabeth Street, Brougham Street, Pirie Street, Bus Tunnel, Waitoa Road, Moxham Avenue, Kupe Street, Kilbirnie Crescent, Bay Road, Rongotai Road, Troy Street, Cobham Drive, Calabar Road, Caledonia Street, Hobart Street, Park Road, Rotherham Terrace, Para Street, Ira Street, Broadway, Seatoun Tunnel, Dundas Street, Munro Street to Seatoun terminus.
We suggest the children use a snapper card, which is purchased from Snapper providers, as it has a travel discount applied entitling them to child fare discounts on public transport.