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Walking School Bus week

27 February to 3 March 2017

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Join us for a week of walking fun, competitions and lots of great prizes.

During the week, Walking School Buses across the Auckland region will be celebrating everything that’s great about walking to school.

Register your Walking School Bus (WSB) now to participate in themed days and each child will receive a special WSB week bag tag.

Lots of fun awaits you in WSB week, including mystery celebrity walkers, police dogs and super cool mystery prizes! Who knows who might be walking with you!

Join our Walking School Bus Week Facebook Event and participate in our themed days and be in to win some great prizes.

We haven’t forgotten our wonderful volunteers with competitions to start a new Walking School Bus and complete a Safety Audit and be in to win $100 Westfield or Countdown vouchers.

Download the Walking School Bus week 2017 poster (PDF 495KB)

Registration

Register now to participate with your Walking School Bus in the themed days and each child will receive a special Walking School Bus week bag tag.

Register for Walking School Bus week

If you are happy to be filmed and/or photographed by Auckland Transport and the media each child will require a consent form completed by their parent or guardian. 

Download the consent form (PDF 161KB)

What if you are not yet involved in a Walking School Bus?

You can still register and receive a WSB bag tag per child and have fun with themed days. You might be starting your own new bus soon! Write “NEW” in front of your Walking School Bus name and one of the WSB team will be in touch to see if we can help and we will even send you a WSB carabiner as well for each child.

You need to be registered to be in to win!

Competitions

Find out more about the exciting competitions and activities we have planned:

Themed walking days

Get the whole bus involved in these fun activities. There are some great prizes to be won!

WSB 2017 Week Timetable

Monday 27 Feb - AMI Be Bright Be Seen

Wear your loudest brightest clothes so your whole bus is seen in the AMI Be Bright Be Seen day.

Tuesday 28 Feb - Funky Feet

Step out in a crazy pair of shoes for Funky Feet day.

Wednesday 1 March - Whacky Wednesday

Get your wackiest hair, shoes, and clothes on for Whacky Wednesday.

Thursday 2 March - Super Walker

Dress up as a Super Walker. Perhaps your favourite superhero or your own creation.

Friday 3 March - Giant Walk

Get the whole school involved. How many people can you get walking together on a Giant Walk into school?

How to enter

  • Join our Walking School Bus Week Facebook Event so that you are prepared and up to date.
  • Get your costumes for each day ready... and your camera!
  • Keep an eye out for the daily competition post in our Facebook event.
  • Comment on the post with a photo from that themed day, including a short caption and your Walking School Bus name.
  • Easy as that, you’re in to win!
  • Giant Walk: send your number of participants after the Giant Walk to walkingschoolbus@at.govt.nz or post the numbers with the photo in the Facebook event to be in to win 'The Giant Walk Trophy' for your area.

Terms and conditions apply.


Safety audit 

Submit your completed hazard ID check and go in the draw to win a $100 Countdown voucher.

  • Entry is open to all Walking School Bus coordinators living in the Auckland Council region.
  • One entry per walking school bus route.
  • Competition commences 7 am Monday 13 February and closes 10 pm Sunday 12 March 2017.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries. There are four prizes in total to be won.

How to enter

Fill out the hazard ID check online or download the hazard ID check form (PDF 328KB), fill out and email to WalkingSchoolBus@at.govt.nz.

Winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries. There are four prizes in total to be won.

Terms and conditions apply.


Start a new Walking School Bus

Start a new Walking School Bus during the Walking School Bus Week and you could go on a shopping spree.

All new Walking School Buses started during WSB week (consisting of at least three primary school children and one adult) will go in the draw to win a $100 Westfield voucher.

  • Entry is open to people 20 years of age living in the Auckland Council region.
  • One entry per new Walking School Bus route.
  • Competition commences 7 am Monday 13 February and closes 10 pm Sunday 12 March 2017.

Find out what's involved in a Walking School Bus.

How to enter

Email entry to WalkingSchoolBus@at.govt.nz and include the following information:

  • “New Walking School Bus” in email subject header.
  • The name of your school and the route walked to school.
  • The number of volunteers and children on the WSB.
  • The day(s) and time(s) the WSB is walked.
  • Your name, address, email and phone number.

Winners will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries. There are four prizes in total to be won.

Terms and conditions apply.