Aoraki School Transport Network (ASTN)

We provide your students School Bus Transport to Timaru and Pleasant Point Schools

Aoraki School Transport Network (ASTN) provides Free school bus transport assistance for eligible students to attend school by managing 18 buses that carry approximately 800 students daily.

  • School bus routes for students
  • Organised and on time
  • Free transport for eligible students
  • Vehicles are not over loaded
  • Safe and accountable
  • Families are aware of changes to routes
  • Concerns and accidents are promptly reported

We provide school transport on behalf of the Ministry of Education for Timaru High Schools and Pleasant Point Schools in South Canterbury New Zealand. When a student lives more than 2.4km from their nearest bus route and meet the criteria for school transport, they may be eligible for a private conveyance allowance, in addition to bus transport. Learn more about eligibility and fees here

Transport Policy is outlined in the Ministry of Education Fact Sheets which can be found on the Ministry of Education website. These facts sheets are designed to provide information on School Transport and outline where schools and caregivers can access more information.  ATSN does not design the School Bus routes or set the policy for school transport eligibility.  Any queries regarding the routes or eligibility for your area should be directed to the School Bus Controller or Principal of the applicable School. Learn more about the zones and routes here.

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