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.

Children travelling on the bus must complete a Bus Code of Conduct form yearly, or when starting the service for the first time. The form must be completed and returned to the school office, regardless of what service they are using. The Bus Code of Conduct form is in your school diary.

Dedicated bus duty monitors are provided in both the morning and afternoon to check the children on and off the bus. If a child is not travelling on the bus on a scheduled day, parents must contact the school office by 2pm of that day.

Please note that times below are approximate and it is wise to be at the stop at least 5 minutes prior to scheduled departure.

Private Bus Service

The following buses arrive and depart from Dufferin Street:

Bus Route No. 1 – Porirua 

6:50am Porirua Station Stop C
6:55am Linden Shops opposite Linden Surgery
6.56am Main Road Tawa opposite Sunrise Boulevard Bus Stop ID 3962 (near Tawa Outlet Centre)
7:05am Twiglands Garden Centre
7:15am Countdown, Moorefield Road, Johnsonville
7:25am Simla Cresent Railway Station
7:32am 158 Wadestown Road
7:38am 259 Tinakori Road
7:45am Wellington Fire Station
7:50am St Mark’s

Please note in the afternoon this bus goes in the reverse direction and also includes Farmers, Lambton Quay (daily) and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons travels to the Cathedral of St Paul.

Bus Route  No. 2 – Karori

7:35am Marsden Village (outside Brendan Motors)
7:40am Raroa Road at Fairview Crescent
7:50am St Mark’s


Full service – up to 10 rides a week – $410 per term
Cathedral service – two rides per week – $200 per term
Casual ride – $15 per ride for one-off rides, if there is available space

Please note:

All casual ride bookings must go through reception and will only be available if there is space on that day. All private bus fees 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.

Departs 3.15pm 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

Departs 3.15pm from St Mark’s, 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 children to a student fare discount on public transport.

Further Information

Our School Administrator, Mrs. Persephone Georgiakakis can help with any further questions or information.

Please email or phone 04 385 9489 ext 2000