School Transport Hub | Pokapū Waka Kura

Pokapū Waka Kura is a secure online hub where schools, kura and caregivers can apply for school transport assistance and submit requests to the Ministry's School Transport Group.

You can apply for the following services in Pokapū Waka Kura:  

  • a place for a child on a Specialised School Transport Assistance (SESTA) vehicle 
  • a SESTA conveyance allowance to contribute to the cost of a child's transport to school
  • a conveyance allowance to contribute to the cost of a child's transport to school (for non-SESTA students)  

How to access Pokapū Waka Kura  

Pokapū Waka Kura (external link)

Note: Pokapū Waka Kura works best with the Chrome internet browser. 

Pokapū Waka Kura uses Education Sector Logon (ESL) as its identity management authentication and authorisation solution. It provides schools with a secure and seamless link to Education Sector Applications such as Pokapū Waka Kura.  

To be able to log into Pokapū Waka Kura via your Education Sector Logon (ESL), your school’s ESL Delegated Authoriser must first add the Pokapū Waka Kura school user role to your ESL. If you do not have an ESL account, please ask your school’s ESL Delegated Authoriser for access.

If you have any issues logging into your ESL, please contact the Education Service Desk at service.desk@education.govt.nz 

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