Pinehurst offers a subsidised bus service to students. For detailed information on bus routes, timings and costs see our current bus brochure here.
Pinehurst Bus Routes:
Route 1 - Devonport
Route 2 - Northcote
Route 3 - Greenhithe/West Harbour
Route 4 - East Coast Bays
Route 5 - Coatesville/Kumeu/Waimauku
Route 6 - Manly/Whangaparoa
Route 7 - Matakana/Warkworth
Route 8 – Millwater/Dairy Flat
See here for a map of bus zones in relation to the fee structure which is outlined in the bus brochure.
Phone: (09) 414 0960
Mobile: 021 054 9914
Emergency (after hours): 0800 244 6877
By completing this form you'll be added to a car pooling group for your area within Schoolbox. Details will be forwarded to you.
Please note: Whilst Schoolbox is a secure area only available for Pinehurst parents, your phone number and approximate location will be made available to other Pinehurst families in your area group to view.
Disclaimer: Pinehurst School is not responsible for organising car pool groups but providing the contact details of those who have offered to car pool with other families.
A walking school bus is an organised group of children who walk to and from school along a designated route, under the supervision of adult volunteers. This service is for Primary aged children (Year 1-6).
Walking School Buses (WSBs) reduce the number of cars on the road and in our school car park, as well as providing exercise for students in a fun and social way.
If you are interested in becoming a walking school bus supervisor or would like your child to use this service please complete the consent form below. There will be a limit of 20 students per bus.
Before School Care
Before School Care is available for students from 7:30am – 8:15am. Before School Care is a complimentary free of charge service.
After School Care
Year 1 to Year 7 students can participate in an on-site, after school care programme free of charge from 3:15pm until 4pm or fee based from 4pm - 5:30pm. Students are provided with a light afternoon tea in addition to supervised homework and play. Students must be signed in and out.
Full Session Term time per day per child: $17.00 (4pm -5:30pm)
Term pass for after school care: $650.00
We would like all parents using the schools After and Before School Care programme to use Enrolmy to book students their children in from the beginning of term on the 29th January 2019.
Please click here to create your own Enrolmy account and secure yourself a booking with us.
Out of School Care Holiday Period
During the school holidays there is an on-site, fee-based day care programme from 8.00am until 5pm. Parents can opt for either full day, (8:00am-5:00pm) $45 or half day care, (8:00am-1:00pm) $25. Bookings must be made with the programme manager, Theresa on (09) 476 4565 or 021 0220 2164.
Pinehurst School employs a full time School Counsellor who is available to meet with students’ school wide on a self-referral basis.
Parents may make appointments and discuss any concerns with the School Counsellor by phoning (09) 414 0960 extension 902.
At times, teachers may make referrals for a student to see the School Counsellor and, where necessary, the Counsellor will inform the parents.
There is no additional cost associated with this service.
Stationery Requirements 2020
Primary and Year 7-8 College students will be given their stationery packs at the beginning of the year at parent/teacher conferences.
College students Year 9 to Year 13 need to order their 'back-to-school' stationery and to make it easy we've teamed up with OfficeMax My School. All your child's school stationery list requirements are uploaded online and you can shop online at https://www.myschool.co.nz/pinehurst, freephone 0800 724 440 or in your local OfficeMax store.
Download the 2020 Stationery Lists Below
Online ordering with Ezlunch
Order before 9am on the day or schedule in advance. Lunch will be delivered to school at lunchtime. Click here to view menu.
Create your ezlunch account… Click here to get started.
Need help? firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 0800EZLUNCH term time 8am-4pm.
College students only, can order their lunch from the school tuck shop onsite. A menu of what is offered can be found HERE.
Pinehurst provides support to students with all aspects of career development. Here you can find information on career pathways, universities and other tertiary providers, courses, and scholarships.
In Year 11 all students complete self-assessment based on Holland's theory of career development which very simply put, aligns 6 possible personality strengths with 6 areas of work. The assessment gives students a 3-letter code (RIASEC Code) highlighting the 3 areas they are most compatible with. This code is used as the basis for ongoing career discussions with the student. Students can research possible occupations based on their RIASEC code using O*NET OnLine
Other useful sites:
Auckland University - What in the world do I want to study?
There are eight universities in New Zealand each with their own unique identity, culture and degree programmes. Some courses are only offered at a specific university, for example Veterinary Science at Massey University (Palmerston North) where as other subjects can be studied at any one, e.g. Business/Commerce.
Degrees tend to be divided into two categories, those that are the required pathway to a profession for example, medicine, architecture, law or those that provide opportunity for further education and a potential pathway into employment in an area of interest. Science, Arts, Social Science, and business related degrees would fall into this category. For students who are not sure of exactly where they would like to end up working doing a flexible degree gives more options.
University Contacts: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/universities
Cambridge qualifications are recognised in most universities but there are often specific subject requirements and grade attainments required for admission to certain degree courses.
Pinehurst has contacts with some overseas universities, our Career Counsellor can advise of these if students are looking to attend a specific university.
Information about International Universities can be found as follows:
Australia - http://www.australianuniversities.com.au/
United Kingdom - http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/
United Stated of America - http://www.educationusa.info/
Many career options are available through the armed services, police and fire service. Under some programmes it is possible to have tertiary studies paid for as part of the terms of employment. The entry requirements vary depending on what sort of area the student is wanting to join but all have health and fitness expectations which must be met before a person will be considered a suitable applicant.
More information about the armed forces is available at:
Each institution has courses that reflect their geographic area and the training needs of the community that they are located in, as well as offering other more general qualifications. To find out more about Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics visit the NZQA website.
Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) are recognised by the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) under the Industry Training Act 1992.
If a student is interested in gaining an apprenticeship or finding out the qualifications needed to work in a particular area, information about local contacts for these organisations can be found here.
To find the scholarships you are eligible to apply for, look at the Breakout site.
There is a subscription fee for this, but it is free to use on computers at Public Libraries. Look at the individual university websites for scholarship information including how to apply
StudyLink provides financial assistance for tertiary study. This takes the form of Loans which are available for course fees, course related costs and living costs and the student allowance which is available for living costs for those students whose parents earn under a certain income threshold.
All details for the loan and allowance criteria are available on the StudyLink website.
It is important for students to apply early (Term 3 or 4 is recommended) much can (and should) be completed before a final offer is made for a place at a university.
For some students having a Gap Year between finishing school and embarking on tertiary study is a good option. Gap years are most useful where the student has a definite goal for the time and a plan of how they are going to achieve that goal. More general information can be found here.
Doing a student exchange is one option that can be considered either during senior schooling or between schooling and University. Pinehurst regularly have students who are part of the Rotary International Student Exchange Programme and other similar programmes are available:
When you are choosing your school subjects, it is important that you consider prerequisite and recommended subjects for any courses in which you are interested. Check the subject guide with your preferred tertiary institution/s.
International students currently in the New Zealand secondary school system must note the requirements for New Zealand University Entrance. They cannot substitute IELTS or TOEFL for the AS English requirement to gain literacy.