Apply for school transport assistance – School Transport Hub | Pokapū Waka Kura

Pokapū Waka Kura |School Transport Hub is a secure online portal that schools, kura and caregivers use to submit school transport assistance information and applications to the Ministry of Education.

Types of school transport information and applications

Schools can use Pokapū Waka Kura to:

Log in to Pokapū Waka Kura(external link) 

How to access Pokapū Waka Kura 

Authorised staff at schools can access Pokapū Waka Kura through an Education Sector Logon (ESL). More information about ESL can be found at: Education Sector Logon – Applications & Online Systems(external link)

If staff do not have an ESL account, they will need to get their school’s Delegated Authoriser to create one. Once the staff member’s ESL account has been created, the school’s Delegated Authoriser will need to add the correct User Role to it. For most schools the only User Role available is:

  • Pokapū Waka Kura School User – can complete school transport applications on behalf of caregivers and their school, and view their school’s school transport assistance applications.

Directly Resourced schools also have the following User Role available:

  • Pokapū Waka Kura School Admin – can do everything that a Pokapū Waka Kura School User does, plus from January 2024 they will be able to view their school’s Directly Resourced School Transport Assistance payments.

More information on Pokapū Waka Kura:

Pokapū Waka Kura(external link)

User guides

Pokapu Waka Kura User Guide for Directly Resourced schools [PDF, 936 KB]

Pokapū Waka Kura User Guide – SESTA applications [PDF, 1 MB]

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