SESTA TRANSPORT PROVIDERS
Wairau Valley is serviced by three different transport providers under the MoE SESTA Scheme.
Specialised School Transport Assistance (SESTA) is a Ministry of Education transport service that assists children and young people with safety and/or mobility needs that prevent them from travelling independently to school. While responsibility for getting students to and from school rests with the caregiver, the Ministry may provide assistance to make the journey as safe as practicable for the student.
SESTA Transport is usually applied for at enrolment.
It takes approximately 2-4 weeks to gain approval.
When families are ready to start sending their child on a SESTA vehicle, we activate the approval with the allocated transport provider. For some families this happens immediately, for others, a period of transitioning needs to take place. We recommend starting a learner off by travelling home on a vehicle so that the parent or caregiver is there to receive them.