Te Waka Unua School

Keep Your Child Safe

We encourage you to use Silvester Street as an alternative entrance.

Silvester Street is a quiet street which runs off Wildberry Street and the park entry next to the Woolston Park Bowling Club is a safe entry for students to use.

Keeping Safe! 

PLEASE, be a great role model for all our students by using the pedestrian crossings and teaching your child when it is safe to cross.

It is UNSAFE for your child to cross Ferry Road other than at the lights on the corner of Ferry Road and Hargood Street or at the designated pedestrian crossing.

Even though your child may be with you, crossing elsewhere, will give our other young people the impression that it is okay to cross Ferry Road at any point, which is incorrect.

There are 3-minute drop-off zones directly outside school on Hopkins Street. Please do not park in these zones and take your child into class; they are only for drop-off.

If you need to go into school, please park a little further down the road. Walking is great exercise and a healthy alternative.


Cycling to School

In line with the NZ  Police we recommend students do not ride bikes to school unless accompanied by a parent or guardian before Year 5 (approximately 9-10 years old).  Any student riding to school must have an appropriate helmet and parents must ensure their children are aware of safety issues.



What is a walking school bus?

A fun, safe and active way for children to travel to school.

In an effort to ease traffic congestion and improve safety around our school, we would like to establish several walking school bus routes. The walking bus provides a regular way for your children to enjoy walking and being outside.

Walking School Bus

About the walking school bus

A walking school bus usually has at least one adult ‘driver’ who walks along an agreed route, collecting all children waiting at designated ‘bus stops’ and walking them to school. After school, they walk back along the same route.

If you are interested in helping to coordinate a walking school bus in your area, or would like your child to participate, please contact the school.  The service will be free and parent volunteers will act as leaders. While it’s a great thing to do, you don’t have to volunteer if you’re unable to.

Children can use the 'bus' every day or on whatever days suit the family. Routes will be established along the roads most used by our students, depending on the level of interest shown by parents and their willingness to volunteer as leaders.