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March 2013 Blog Posts (42)

Strideboard Arrives!

There was great excitement at Coolbinia Primary School today because our Strideboard arrived.  Students and staff alike commented on how good it looked!  We can't wait to start using it!  Thank you Emma.  : )

Added by Coolbinia PS on March 27, 2013 at 20:17 — 1 Comment

Ride2SchoolDay: TravelSmart Success!

Students at Coolbinia PS increased their TravelSmart behaviours from 38% (baseline) to 68% on Ride2SchoolDay on 22 March.  All TravelSmart students were greeted by the Travelsmart Team and received stickers or tattoos when they arrived at school.

Students riding their bike, scooter or skateboard to school increased from 13.5% (baseline) to 37%, while students walking to school increased from 19% (baseline) to 29%.

169 students travelled to school by car when…


Added by Coolbinia PS on March 27, 2013 at 20:00 — 3 Comments

Cycle to School 2013

Cycle to School is a popular event day on the TravelSmart to school calendar every year at St. Augustine's. This year we had more students than ever ride, scoot or walk to school on Wednesday the 20th March. A fantastic effort!

We had prizes and a healthy breakfast for students who participated. 

It was fun watching all the 'Best Dressed Bike' entries ride into the school grounds and there was a lot of excitement in the lead up to the slow bike race.

As in previous…


Added by St Augustine's School on March 26, 2013 at 20:36 — 2 Comments

St A's Slow Bike Race

With so many students riding to school for our Cycle to School event we had to move the slow bike race to the end of the school day because we didn't want to get those bikes in and out of the bike shed more than once!

This year we had three divisions

Year 1-2 Champion - Eleni



Added by St Augustine's School on March 26, 2013 at 20:35 — 2 Comments

Best Dressed Bike - St. A's students are full of creativity and flair!!

This year there were many great entries in the 'best dressed' bike competition. Check out the photos below for some great ideas and creations.…


Added by St Augustine's School on March 26, 2013 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

Success PS in the Cockburn Gazette

 I just wanted to share Success PS article in the Cockburn Gazette promoting Ride2School Week.…


Added by Success Primary School on March 26, 2013 at 13:44 — 2 Comments

Phoenix p.s and Pedal Power

Last Friday our school celebrated Ride your Bike to school day by encouraging the students ride or scoot to school. Students were able to ride on a red carpet into the bike shelter and were greeted by our travelsmart student committee who handed out prizes and raffle tickets to go in to the draw to win a prize.

We also had a helmet decorating competition. Here are some of the great helmets that kids created:…


Added by Phoenix PS on March 26, 2013 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

National Ride 2 School Day -Wednesday 20th March

On Wednesday 20th March Redcliffe Primary School celebrated National Ride 2 School Day. The TravelSmart team held a healthy breakfast in the school’s undercover area for all students that walked or rode to school.


The event was advertised around the school for weeks prior to the event. The information was sent home in newsletters to remind parents. The TravelSmart team made posters and put them up around the school.…


Added by Redcliffe PS on March 25, 2013 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

HPS TravelSmart to School Tuesday Launch

Photos from our TravelSmart to School Tuesday launch are in our latest newsletter - click the link below to view!

HPS Newsletter - issue 4 2013

Added by Harmony PS on March 21, 2013 at 16:05 — 1 Comment

Sundowner reflection

It was a wonderful and lovely afternoon at the Sundowner.  Katy you did an amazing job - It was so lovely meeting new people and learning more information about Smartrider.  Thank you.

Added by PERTH WALDORF SCHOOL on March 21, 2013 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

City of Cockburn TravelSmart Sundowner

Had a great afternoon at the Sundowner - well done Katy! Was great to meet people we have been corresponding with - sorry Emma that we didn't get the opportunity to catch up properly, hopefully another opportunity soon! Nathan at Success is doing an awesome job - very impressed with what you have done so far - and you're right Katy is awesome!! Great opportunity to share ideas and learn more about the programme.

Added by Harmony PS on March 20, 2013 at 20:22 — No Comments

Bike Week

Good luck to all the schools participating in Bike Week - looking forward to seeing heaps of photos!!!

Added by Harmony PS on March 19, 2013 at 19:52 — No Comments

City of Cockburn TravelSmart Sundowner

Looking forward to the Sundowner tomorrow, catching up with Katy and sharing ideas with other schools in the area!

Added by Harmony PS on March 19, 2013 at 19:49 — No Comments

Introducing a 'Cycle Permit' for students

Sometimes schools get concerned about cyclist behaviour around schools and may even take the unfortunate step of trying to ban cycling outright or for certain age groups. Whilst schools' duty of care does not normally extend beyond the school grounds (meaning that they can't actually ban cycling to school), they could in theory ban bikes from being parked at school. Of course this is not really what anyone would want to happen. Much as schools across the world are acknowledging their…


Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on March 19, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

HPS TravelSmart to School Tuesday Launch

Tomorrow is our big day!!   The lovely Zarin from the TravelSmart office delivered flag banners to the school today and REALLY hoping she can attend our breakfast launch in the morning.

Posters went up and emails went out to remind all of the school community about our launch tomorrow.

The HPS Safety Steering Committee had their monthly meeting today and decided that all students that "TravelSmart" to school tomorrow will earn a Tribe point ... results…


Added by Harmony PS on March 18, 2013 at 19:30 — 3 Comments

Success TravelSmart Committee Meeting

Thursday 13th March the TravelSmart committee met with Katy Boschetti from the City of Cockburn to discuss ideas and some of our plans for 2013.  


The team came up with some great ideas including:

-        establish a walking school bus with parent assistance

-        promote the parking facilities at the Sports Centre a few hundred metres away to help reduce congestion

-        Promoting the Travelsmart aims at the school Fete on Sunday…


Added by Success Primary School on March 15, 2013 at 15:30 — 3 Comments

HPS Crosswalk

Today we heard that the crosswalk we applied for last year is scheduled for installation in the April/May school holidays.   We are very excited about being able to provide our students with safer access to learning!

Added by Harmony PS on March 14, 2013 at 16:29 — 3 Comments

Planning for Ride2School Day

The TS team met again today and we did some planning for the Ride2School Day.   We organised the baseline survey to be conducted tomorrow morning and planned how we are going to run the treasure hunt as a reward for the most TravelSmart class on 22 March. 

We also had a raffle to work out who would announce a reminder for the event over the PA on 21st March - Tara and Aurora, and who would announce the winning class and news about the treasure hunt - Madi and Dana.

Our team…


Added by Coolbinia PS on March 12, 2013 at 14:30 — 6 Comments

Success Primary School Ride 2 School Week Plan

Hi Everyone,


I just wanted to share our school plan with everyone.  Hopefully you find it useful. 


Success Primary School Ride 2 School Week Plan


 What: National Ride 2 School Week


Why: To promote and encourage students to ride to school.  To help reduce traffic congestion.…


Added by Success Primary School on March 11, 2013 at 10:16 — 4 Comments

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