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Walking School Bus week Walking School Bus week

12 to 16 March 2018

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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.

Walking School Bus Week is fun, with themed days, celebrity walkers and competitions.

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

Download the Walking School Bus week 2018 poster (PDF 851KB).

Registration

Register your Walking School Bus (WSB) now to participate in themed days and each child will receive a special WSB 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 130KB).

Competitions

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


Themed walking days

Get your walking school bus involved in these fun activities and be in to win some great prizes.

Walking School Bus Week 2018 schedule

Monday 12 March - AMI Be Bright Be Seen

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

Tuesday 13 March - Funky Feet

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

Wednesday 14 March - Whacky Wednesday

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

Thursday 15 March - Super Walker

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

Friday 16 March - The Big Walk

Get the whole school involved. How many people can you get walking together on a Big Walk to or from school?

How to enter

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

Terms and conditions apply.


Safety audit

Submit your completed hazard ID check and go in the draw to win 1 x $100 Prezzy Card.

  • Entry is open to all Walking School Bus coordinators living in the Auckland Council region.
  • One entry per walking school bus route.
  • Competition commences 7am Monday 12 March 2018 and closes 10pm Sunday 18 March 2018.
  • 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 324KB), fill out and email to WalkingSchoolBus@at.govt.nz.

Terms and conditions apply.


Start a new Walking School Bus

Start a new Walking School Bus during 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 into the draw to win 1 x $100 Westfield Gift Card.

  • Entry is open to people 20 years of age living in the Auckland Council region.
  • The Walking School Bus ratio is 1 adult to 8 children. Pre-school children who are walking are included in the ratio; pre-school children in pushchairs are not.
  • One entry per new Walking School Bus route.
  • Competition commences 7am Monday 12 March 2018 and closes 10pm Sunday 18 March 2018.

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

How to enter

Email your 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 was 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.


Invite a local hero

Invite a local hero along to join your bus during Walking School Bus Week and go into the draw to win a My Food Bag voucher.

How to enter

Post in the Walking School Bus Week Facebook Event:

  • a photo with your local hero,
  • their name,
  • why they are a hero and your Walking School Bus name.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries. There are four prizes in total to be won.

Terms and conditions apply.