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March 2014 Blog Posts (77)

Come and ride around the river!

If all the National Ride2School events have really gotten you into the swing of riding your bike more often perhaps the Great River Ride is just the thing for you!

Last year two bananas in p…

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Added by Christina Neubauer on March 31, 2014 at 15:06 — No Comments

Ride 2 School Day

Redcliffe Primary recently hosted an event for Ride 2 School Day. Students were greeted by the Travelsmart team who were handing out Faction Points, raffle tickets, stickers, tattoos, muesli bars and fruit. We had a great response from the school community with over 70% of the students selecting to arrive at school via a Travelsmart method. Thanks to Emily who organised the breakfast items and popped in to see how we were going.

Added by Redcliffe PS on March 31, 2014 at 10:39 — 1 Comment

Connecting Schools Bike Shed at Bibra Lake Primary

Our new Connecting Schools Bike Shed (worth $10,000) even made it into the local paper.…

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Added by Bibra Lake Primary School on March 28, 2014 at 13:09 — 1 Comment

Ride2School Day - Debrief 2: Lessons Learned

Well obviously the first thing I have learned is how amazing Booragoon families really are...... 85% of our students getting involved in being TravelSmart... still such a buzz thinking about that empty car park on the day.... and seeing the decorated bikes getting to school just makes my heart sing!!!



Can't wait to see how many people keep up with their new mode of transport through out the year. It certainly has created a buzz at school and people are saying how they are already…

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Added by Booragoon PS on March 27, 2014 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

Charthouse Launching StarCards

The Charthouse TravelSmart Team launched the StarCards strategy for our students at our Ride2School Day event on 19 March 2014.

On the day we had two parent TravelSmart Team leaders talking to students and families and giving out StarCards to students who participated in the event.

Along with the StarCards we were distributing a little…

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Added by Charthouse PS on March 26, 2014 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

Charthouse HandsUp Survey 2014

Bicycle Network HandsUp Survey

Charthouse P&C Association registered it's Ride2School Day event with Bicycle Network. (Bicycle Network is…

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Added by Charthouse PS on March 26, 2014 at 13:03 — 1 Comment

A Charthouse Student's Ride2School Report

This is Sophie’s recollection of the Ride2School Day 2014.

 

Last Wednesday, the 19th of March my Mum, little sister Isabelle, Dad and I rode to school. Although I ride to school nearly every other day this was a special…

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Added by Charthouse PS on March 26, 2014 at 12:15 — 2 Comments

Charthouse Primary School Ride2School Day 2014

On Wednesday 19 March Charthouse Students participated in a Ride2School event arranged by our P&C Association. We were assisted by P&C Members, Parents, Staff, Student Councillors and Faction Captains.

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Added by Charthouse PS on March 26, 2014 at 11:30 — 3 Comments

Travel Smart prize raffle and skit.

At Southwell's last assembly, all students who had walked, ridden their bikes or used scooters to get to school had their names put into a raffle. All these students also earned faction points for their factions. There were three raffle winners and some minor prizes of some rub on tattoos. Our Travel smart team even did a little skit showing the kids that they don't have to wait for their parents to drive them to school, they can walk or scoot themselves.…

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Added by Southwell Primary School on March 25, 2014 at 15:31 — 1 Comment

Bike path coming?

Consultants have been sighted doing a heritage survey through the bush on the proposed route for the bike path to Great Southern Grammar... does this mean we are one step closer to our safe path to school?

Fingers crossed!

Added by Great Southern Grammar on March 25, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments

Ride (almost) to School Day

With no bike path or footpath to Great Southern Grammar as yet, there is really no safe way to ride all the way to school. But we're super keen and weren't going to let that stop us - so on the 19th March Ride Safely to School Day, we rode part of the way... and walked the rest.

A group of very keen year 2 and 4 students and their parents set out from Lower King, cycling across the Lower King Bridge and meeting up with more families for the ride through the forest. The track is no…

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Added by Great Southern Grammar on March 25, 2014 at 9:30 — 3 Comments

Hi Travelsmart folks

Swanny is keen to TravelSmart-er. We recently enjoyed an enthusiastic response from many of our students to a free bike workshop run by our P&C Association on 14.3.14.  Parent volunteers armed with pumps, spanners and smiles helped kiddos check their tyres, brakes, helmets and chains.  We were creating some hype in the lead up to Ride2School Day (19.3.14).

Here are some photos from the workshop:…

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Added by Swanbourne PS on March 24, 2014 at 21:00 — 5 Comments

What a ride!

Our Ride 2 School Day on 19 March was very successful.  44 % of our students were TravelSmart on our baseline Hands Up survey day and 62% were TravelSmart on the Ride 2 School day.  This is a great improvement!  We are trying to maintain this behaviour by having Fume Free Fridays.

Coolbinia TravelSmart Team

Check out these photos we took on the day....…

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Added by Coolbinia PS on March 24, 2014 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Developing a TravelSmart Team for Charthouse

In our school community we have many families using Active Transport to travel to school.

We do however have some congestion and parking issues around our school too.

There are some families interested in tackling these issues and also rewarding those students and families that are active and healthy, helping to keep congestion and emissions down, and…

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Added by Charthouse PS on March 24, 2014 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

Ride2school Day

200 Falcon PS students rode to school on Wednesday for Ride2School Day. Each class selected 2 students to receive a prize at today's assembly and the class with the most riders also received prizes. Some of our Year4/5 students demonstrated bike safety and riding tips that they learnt from their bike education lessons on Wednesday. Murray and Elizabeth from Westcycle ran sessions all day and we highly reccommend this program.

Added by Falcon Primary School on March 21, 2014 at 14:03 — 3 Comments

Walk and Wheely Wednesdays...

Added by Falcon Primary School on March 21, 2014 at 13:03 — 1 Comment

What a huge day we had this Wednesday.

Not only was it our regular Walk and Wheely Wednesday, it was also National Ride2 school day…

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Added by Falcon Primary School on March 21, 2014 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Bibra Lake Primary Bike Shed - Official Opening

 

BLPS Bike Shed was officially opened on National Walk and Ride to School Day.  The ceremony began in the assembly area with the whole school.  Years 4-7 then moved to the shed area.  Pictured above are Kathryn Merrick and Brett Hughes from the Department of Transport, Year 7 students Luke and Ned,…

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Added by Bibra Lake Primary School on March 20, 2014 at 15:54 — 2 Comments

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