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Walking School Bus Month Walking School Bus Month

Join us for a month of walking fun, competitions and lots of great prizes. During March, Walking School Buses across the Auckland region will be celebrating everything that's great about walking to school.


Walking School Bus Month - 4 to 29 March 2019

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Walking School Bus Month is fun, with weekly themes and competitions.

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

Download the Walking School Bus Month 2019 poster (PDF 1.14MB).

Registration

Register your Walking School Bus to participate.

Get in early and register before Tuesday 26 February and each person on your Walking School Bus will receive a pedometer and key bag tag.

Register for Walking School Bus Month

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 Auckland Transport consent form (PDF 586KB).


Competitions


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

Themed walking weeks

Choose one day each week to get your walking school bus involved in these fun activities and be in to win some great prizes.

 Walking School Bus Month themed walking weeks

Week 1: Monday 4 to Friday 8 March - Funky Feet

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

Week 2: Monday 11 to Friday 15 March - Superhero

Be your favourite superhero, book or movie character for a day.

Week 3: Monday 18 to Friday 22 March - Wacky

Get your wackiest hair, shoes and clothes on for Wacky day.

Week 4: Monday 25 to Friday 29 March - International

Dress up and represent your favourite country during International week.

How to enter

  • Join our closed regional Walking School Bus Facebook group so you are prepared and kept updated.
  • Get your costumes and camera ready for each day.
  • Keep an eye out for the weekly themed competition posts in your closed regional Walking School Bus Facebook group.
  • Comment in the weekly themed competition in your closed regional Walking School Bus Facebook group, include a photo, a short caption, the name of your school and your Walking School Bus name.
  • Easy as that, you are in to win!

Terms and conditions apply.


Safety audit

Submit your completed hazard ID check and go in the draw to win one of 4 x $100 New World vouchers.

  • Entry is open to all Walking School Bus coordinators living in the Auckland Council region.
  • One entry per walking school bus route.
  • Competition opens 7am Monday 4 March 2019 and closes 10pm Sunday 31 March 2019.
  • One winner will be chosen randomly from each region from all eligible entries. There are 4 prizes in total to be won.

How to enter

Complete the hazard ID check online or download the hazard ID check form (PDF 324KB), fill it out and email it 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 Month and you could win a night away at the Grand Mercure Hotel.

All new Walking School Buses started during Walking School Bus Month (made up of at least three primary school children and one adult) will go into the draw to win a night's accommodation and breakfast for two at the Grand Mercure.

  • Entry is only open to all new prospective Walking School Bus volunteers living in the Auckland Council region.
  • One entry per walking school bus route.
  • The Walking School Bus ratio is 1 adult to 8 children. Pre-school children who are walking are included in the ratio, however pre-school children in pushchairs are not.
  • Competition opens 7am Monday 4 March 2019 and closes 10pm Sunday 31 March 2019.
  • One winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries.

Learn how to start a new Walking School Bus or find out how a Walking School Bus works.

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 Walking School Bus.
  • The day(s) and time(s) the Walking School Bus will walk.
  • Your name, address, email and phone number.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries. There is 1 prize to be won.

Terms and conditions apply.


Refer a friend

If you already have a Walking School Bus or are a lead teacher, you can refer a friend to start a new Walking School Bus.

If your friend starts a new Walking School Bus during Walking School Bus Month, you will go in the draw to win one of four $100 prezzy cards.

Entry is open to all Walking School Bus volunteers living in the Auckland Council region. To enter the promotion a Walking School Bus volunteer or lead teacher can refer a friend to start a Walking School Bus. The Walking School Bus must be registered with Auckland Transport by the 31 March 2019 to be eligible to enter the competition.

How to enter

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

  • 'Refer a Friend' in email subject header.
  • Your first and last name and school name.
  • The first and last name, email and mobile number of your friend.
  • The name of your friend's school.

Winners will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries. There are 4 x prizes to be won.

Terms and conditions apply.

Find out what you need to know about starting a Walking School Bus.


Thank you to our Walking School Bus Month sponsors: Maritime Museum, Grand Mercure, AMI and Auckland Zoo.