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February 2015 Blog Posts (17)

Singing to the Choir...

We have hand stamped the walkers, rewarded the Walking School Bus Passengers with breakfasts and stickers and showered our Park and Walkers with Starcards and SPOT prizes.  But how do we reach that minority who drive to the school, or drop off at Kiss and Ride or in the car park? How do we reach those who insist on "hopping onto the verge for just a moment" despite the

"No Stopping' and 'No parking' signs that litter our school environment? If Your Dog Poops, Please Scoop Sign

I post this Pooper Scooper…


Added by South Padbury PS on February 28, 2015 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Another Marvellous Monday

A great start to the week this week with lots of adult volunteers and Travelsmarties on hand (!) to hand stamp families who came to school on scooter bikes or walked, even if it was just part of the way.  The three main entrances to school were covered, and this gave the Travelsmarties plenty of…


Added by South Padbury PS on February 27, 2015 at 11:05 — 1 Comment

Warnbro Walker 2015

Our goal for this term is to have 50% of all classes in double digits using Active Transport. On what we call Toesdays (Tuesdays) we run our Warnbro Walker competition. If people use Active Transport they earn a raffle ticket. It is put into a draw which is drawn at the time we announce the winner of the Warnbro Walker. There are two draws, one for senior and one for junior. The draw is a lucky dip made up of Rewards from Travel…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on February 24, 2015 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Getting Started

Lakelands Primary School is now open from k-6 and we are happy to say we are back on the Travelsmart band wagon for this year.

We have just recently completed our hands up surveys and selected our Travelsmart team who are beginning to help plan our first big event for this term. 

Ride to school day is approaching fast and we plan to promote this day by having a dress up your bike day. Students are encouraged to dress up their bikes and ride them to school. During recess time…


Added by Lakelands PS on February 24, 2015 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

StarCards 2015

The TStS Parent Team at Charthouse started the year with a couple less volunteers.  It was sad to see two of our dedicated volunteers head off to different schools.

We are hoping to be able to recruit some more volunteers through our Parent Morning Tea tomorrow, which has been arranged by the P&C.…


Added by Charthouse PS on February 23, 2015 at 11:55 — 1 Comment

Happy Helmest Poster Competition Results

We ran a Poster Competition, outlined in the Happy Helmet blog …


Added by Charthouse PS on February 23, 2015 at 11:35 — 1 Comment

Parent Team and P&C Presents to Staff on Development Day

At Charthouse, our P&C support all our TravelSmart Activities. The P&C and Parent TravelSmart Team work hard to organise Event Days and maintain our ongoing StarCard strategy.  We have been…


Added by Charthouse PS on February 23, 2015 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Hands Up Baseline Survey February 2015

Our Parent TravelSmart Team and P&C arranged for our Baseline Hands Up survey to be run on Wednesday 11th February.

These are our results 

53 Bike

Added by Charthouse PS on February 23, 2015 at 10:49 — 1 Comment

What are your National Ride2School Day plans?

On Friday March 13 over 300,000 students across the country will leave the house pedaling to celebrate National Ride 2 School Day.

Will your school be joining in?

Minister Dean Nalder is looking for a school to visit and the media will be interested in highlighting Perth activity. If your school is keen to be featured in such festivities leave a comment below or email …


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on February 19, 2015 at 13:00 — 4 Comments

MOVE-it Monday- the best thing since sliced bread? Iced buns of course!

Our first Park and Walk on Monday morning launched today with a large animated "Mr Brumby" on hand to offer the children an iced bun to sustain them on their walk! Move-it Monday was announced via our school app and we left from our local shopping centre to walk to school. 

Parent dropped their older children off  with the Travel Smartie Adult, and she walked them safely to school whilst most parents stayed with their younger children to see them off into class. Today was also the…


Added by South Padbury PS on February 16, 2015 at 10:03 — 1 Comment

Great Result- Park and Walk!

 I was pleased to see that what I imagined would be a note home to parents and carers has instead been posted on to the home page of our school website [see link above]  This gives the document the full backing and support of our Principal and the whole school ( and can't be lost under a lunch box!) This change came today, following our unannounced Hands-up survey and prior to…


Added by South Padbury PS on February 10, 2015 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

2015 team and Ride 2 School Day plans

Welcome to Warnbro Primary School's first blog for 2015.

Firstly, we would like to introduce our team. Please say hello to

- Bridie Jones

- Kim Saensuk

- Indiana Clarke

- Bridgette Giblett

- Skye Milton

- Takesha Douthie

We are looking forwards to being involve in the TravelSmart program. This term we have a Ride 2 School Day planned for week 7 and we have decided to run a Decorate Your Bike competition at the same time. We have been…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on February 10, 2015 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

New TS Team in action!

We are the new TS team for Term 1, 2015!  We had our first meeting today to organise our pre survey and talk about the Ride to School event later this term.  We are excited about being TS leaders!

Our TS coordinator, Dr lewis, came to our class and talked about the Ecological Footprint and where TravelSmart fits into that.

Isabella, Liam, Atticus, Marianna, Selma, Grace, Amy and Ale.

Added by Coolbinia PS on February 10, 2015 at 14:19 — 1 Comment

Help, please! End of the day organisation.

Hi fellow Travellers,

Our hands-up survey should be in today to coincide with the new term of TSTS initiatives. We are adding a Move-it Monday to our Park and Ride scheme AND a second parking location, for families coming from the east of the suburb. We are keen to get our Walking School Buses up and running with a new term ahead of us but we are unsure how to coordinate the end of day return trip?  

How do you organise pick up from various classrooms of multiple children for…


Added by South Padbury PS on February 10, 2015 at 9:24 — 1 Comment

Introducing Michelle Manolas - TravelSmart Champion

We discovered at the 2014 Brains Trust professional development workshop that whilst South Thornlie PS may not be very active here at, parent coordinator MIchelle Manolas is whipping up a storm of TS activity at the school! This term we celebrate her achievements. 



Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on February 9, 2015 at 11:57 — 1 Comment

New Get on Board website

Our new website is for teachers and parents who want to help kids get to grips with public transport. We’ve shared everything we know in a fun, interactive way, so your kids can learn how to use public transport safely and responsibly.

You’ll find a flexible and interactive program, with extensive resources for teachers, parents and students that are completely free.

We have curriculum linked lessons,…


Added by Carol-Ann & David (Transperth) on February 5, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

City of Armadale Active Transport Consultation

We participated in  the City of Armadale Active Transport Consultation in November 2014. Teachers asked their classroom how the children travelled to school that day, how they usually travel to school and if they would enjoy to actively travel to school. The teachers then completed a survey which asked in their opinion what discourages parents allowing their children to actively travel, schools current active transport incentives and for any ideas or suggestions on what could increase active…


Added by Xavier Catholic School on February 4, 2015 at 13:58 — 2 Comments

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