Transport

Berkley students are expected to maintain high standards of behaviour when travelling to and from school. We expect our students to show courtesy to members of the public at all times. School uniform must be worn correctly and with pride from the time students leave home in the morning until they return home at the end of the day.

Travel by Car

Parents who deliver their child to school by car should use the Mullane Street entrance. We seek your co-operation with this request as the Berkley Avenue entrance (including the bus bay turn-around area and staff car park) must be kept clear at all times.

Cyclist and Pedestrian Safety

Cyclists are expected to know and follow the “Rules of the Road”. Regulation cycle helmets are compulsory and students will not be allowed to bring bicycles to school without one. Cycle stands are available and we recommend the use of locks. Cyclists having to make a right-hand turn to enter and leave the school grounds must dismount and use the pedestrian crossing or underpass to cross the line of traffic. Pedestrians are always expected to use the appropriate pedestrian crossings and underpasses.

The Berkley Bus

In 2001, the Berkley BOT established its own bus service to cater for students living outside the Hillcrest area subject to demand. Berkley has purchased a modern 37-seater bus, distinctively sign-written, and expertly operated by driver Paul Bartle. The bus service offers some great advantages to families: Safe and on-time travel to and from school each day. A stress-free service, avoiding the need for caregivers to drive through town at busy times. A friendly and responsible bus driver. Students develop independence and responsibility. New friendships are made. The bus makes scheduled stops through Melville, Glenview, and some rural surrounding areas. Details about bus routes are listed below. The service is subsidised by the school making it a cost effective option for the users. The bus route is subject to change and is reviewed annually.  There are times when the bus will be required to be used for other school activities eg camp.  Information regarding changes will be posted on our Facebook page and via the Berkley app.  The app can be downloaded at the iTunes store for Apple users and at Google play for Android users.

Morning route:

7.30 Depart Berkley School
7.40 Peacocks Road
7.45 Waterford Road bus stop
7.47 12 Dixon Road
7.48 Pelorus/Homestead Place
 7.57 Jeanette Street
8.05 Houchens Road bus stop
8.10 Lambert Court opp BP
8.15 Urlich Avenue shops
8.18 53 Urlich Avenue bus stop
8.20 63 Ohaupo Road bus stop
8.30 Arrive at Berkley School

Afternoon route:

3.20 Depart Berkley School
3.27 10 Normandy Avenue
3.30 Urlich Avenue bus stop
3.33 Houchens Road
3.34 58/38/10/4 Acacia Crescent
3.38 Surrey Lane
3.40 Lambert Court New World
3.43 Glenview Terrace bus stop
3.44 98 Bruce Avenue
3.45 96/70 Lewis Street
3.47 11 Garden Heights/Pelorus intersection
3.48 2 Homestead Place
3.49 Pelorus/Dixon
3.49 27/37 Lansdowne Cresence
3.51 53 Splitt Avenue/Dixon Road
3.52 12 Dixon Road
3.53 24 Waterford Road
3.54 Peacocks Road
3.55 Raynes Road
4.00 Middle Road
Return to Berkley School

Cost:

$2.00 per ride, paid to the driver or $20.00 for a 10 ride ticket

*Prices and routes are subject to change

For further information or timetable schedule, please contact the school office on 8566537. 

Ministry of Education Buses

The Ministry of Education provides a free service for students who reside more that 4.9 kms from their nearest school. Our contract provider is Cambridge Travel Lines. For details of times and routes, please contact Cambridge Travel Lines directly on 07 827 7363.