Newsletter – Week 1 Tuesday 19 October

Term 4, Week 1 2021     Kia ora koutou to our BDS Community, Welcome back to the start of Term 4 and a special welcome to our new families who are joining our BDS community.  We hope you and your children have had a chance to relax, rest and enjoy

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Announcement : 

Auckland is at Alert Level 3 until further notice. The school remains closed. Please check your emails regularly for updates and notices.

Walking School Bus

Walking School Bus

What is a Walking School bus?

It’s an organised group of children who walk to and from school along a designated route, under the supervision of adult volunteers. Children are ‘picked up’ and ‘dropped off’ at specific walking school bus ‘bus stops’. Walking School Buses (WSBs) reduce the number of cars on the road, making our environment safer and cleaner, and they provide exercise for kids in a fun and social way. WSBs are owned and operated by volunteer parents and caregivers and supported by the school and Auckland Transport. It is a great way for children to learn road safety, meet new people, and have fun and exercise! Same also for the adults! For parents, it also means children are getting to and/or from school safely, and you save on petrol costs! We would love to get more children, and parents, walking to and from school.

The following PDF shows the latest Walking School Bus routes: 2021 WSB Map routes May.pdf