To establish clear guidelines and procedures for staff using Te Kura O Te Moutere O Matakana Poumarumaru School Van.
To transport our students to and from school excursions that the school may partake in.
To conduct any school related business, trips or visits.
To create more opportunities to extend the students educational experiences beyond the classroom.
To provide further opportunity for the community to participate in the education of our students.
To support the transport needs of Kuia and Koroua of Matakana Island.
Maintenance, Compliance and Security
The Tumuaki shall be responsible for ensuring that the van;
· Has a current warrant of fitness
· Has a current registration
· Up to date Road User Charges
· Is regularly serviced and maintained in a good running condition
· Insurance is up to date
· Is washed regularly and polished as necessary to maintain its original appearance
· Is available for policy purposes at all times
· Has a log record of vehicle movement
· Is provided with a safe parking space overnight and weekend parking.
Health & Safety
All students travelling on the van must be seated in the appropriate car seat and have appropriate restraints.
A fire Extinguisher must be carried in the van at all times, and regularly serviced and replaced as recommended.
A first aid kit must be carried in the van at all times, and regularly checked and replenished accordingly
All drivers must be over the age of 25 and hold a current class C driver’s license – a copy will be retained and held on file at the school.
All drivers are expected to drive safely and adhere to the regular NZ road code – normal speed limit rules apply in town and on the island. Due caution must be applied on loose gravel roads.
Drivers or other occupants of the van must not be under the influence or in possession of alcohol, drugs or other illegal substances.
There is to be no smoking, eating or drinking in the van at any time.
Users of the school van must appreciate that it is a very visible advertisement for the school and, as such, it should be driven in a manner, and parked in locations that will not bring embarrassment to the school.
The respective driver is responsible for;
o Filling in the log book, include the purpose of the trip, kilometers travelled, fuel fill up etc.
o Any road infringements incurred during their use of the van
o The security of the van when left unattended.
Reporting to the Tumuaki any problems or damage to the van.
All accidents and incidents regardless of severity must be logged in the van accidents and incidents book and reported to the Tumuaki as soon as practicable.