ID Cards are issued by the school at the beginning of the year and are essential for each student.
They are used for borrowing library books, photocopying and can be presented for public transport concessions and other student discounts.
The cost is $8.00 and we ask that this is paid early in term 1. We encourage you to make all payments via the Parent Portal.
Rutherford College has two entrances. The main entrance is 18-20 Kotuku Street. The rear entrance (pedestrian only for parents and students) is 33 Toru St – near the end of the cul de sac.
The College operates a Ritchies school bus that follow this route. This costs $28.00 for a 10 ride concession card or $3.00 for single bus rides, this can be paid in cash to the driver.
Departing from Westgate at 7:05am: Hobsonville Rd, Wisely Rd, Marina View Rd, Luckens Rd, Widmore Rd, Royal Rd, Spargo Rd, Colwill Rd, Royal Rd, Don Buck Rd, Waimumu Rd, Triangle Rd, NW Motorway, Te Atatu Rd, Kotuku St.
For more information please contact Ritchies Buses on (09) 833 6053
Auckland Transport – Public Buses
Two main bus routes from Glendene (013) and Henderson (131) drop off at Rutherford College. For additional information please go to https://at.govt.nz/.
Morning S013: Glendene to Rutherford College
From 95 Barrys Rd, Hepburn, Great North, Te Atatu Rd, Tirimoana Rd, Divich Ave, Finlow, McLeod, Te Atatu Rd, Old Te Atatu Rd, Kotuku St, Rutherford College (approx 8:20am).
Afternoon S013: Rutherford College to Glendene
Rutherford College, Te Atatu Rd, Divich Ave, Tirimoana Rd, Te Atatu Rd, Great North Rd, Hepburn Rd, Barrys Rd, end at 98 Barrys Rd.
Afternoon S014: Rutherford College to View Rd via Tirimoana Rd
Rutherford CollegeTe Atatu Rd, Divich Ave, Tirimoana Rd, Te Atatu Rd, Great North Rd, View Rd, end at Holy Cross Church.
After serving Rutherford College (5960) the next bus stop on route is on Te Atatu Rd by Royal View Road (5097).
Find out about the new public bus routes here.
Traffic is difficult around the motor way on ramps during the peak hour traffic in the morning. We recommend that where possible, students walk to school.
- Walking from the Edmonton Roundabout to the back entrance of Rutherford College on Toru St is approximately 2km and should take less than half an hour (often quicker than the traffic). Anywhere north of the roundabout is the same distance, or even closer.
- Walking from the main roundabout on Te Atatu Peninsula (where Te Atatu Rd crosses Taikata Rd & Harbour View Rd) is approximately 1.5km and should take less than 20 minutes.
Please avoid dropping off or picking up your student within or near the school entrance. Please be mindful of our neighbours and of the road markings. Rutherford Primary School is next door and there are many children of all ages in the area at these times.
The car park at the top of the driveway is allocated to specific staff members and formal visitors only. Please keep this area free.
Students who must drive themselves to school must obtain a permit from Mr Wills, Deputy Principal. Any passengers must also have parent / caregivers written permission to ride in a student’s vehicle.
There is no student parking on school grounds.