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March 2016 Blog Posts (59)

Term 1 - Hands Up Travel Survey

On Thursday 17th March 2016 we held our seventh 'hands up' survey. 

Overall our active transport was 39% (150 students) compared to 52% (195 students) in Nov 2015. These results were disappointing - reflecting a large drop off from the large number of year 4's cycling with the bike education program held in Nov. 

Our accumulated results were:

  • 1 (0%) caught the bus or train - compared to 3 (1%) in Nov 2015.
  • 52 (14%) of students rode a bike / scootered /…

Added by Nedlands Primary School on March 30, 2016 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Goal Setting 2016


We planned our TS Year on a sheet of paper to organize the up coming and completed events so we could see our year from a distance.



Fold an A3 piece of paper in 4. In the first box was Term 1 (T1), which had SHORT TERM Goals of NR2SD & DYWs and LONG TERM goals of Platinum status & Warnbro Walker (based on our Hands-Up counts)

David.                        …


Added by Warnbro Primary School on March 30, 2016 at 16:29 — 2 Comments

Motor-less Monday meeting - Week 8

Our Motor-less Monday meeting this week went smoothly with out Junior Green Team continuing the planning for our Scooter Obstacle Course competition. We decided that with the Easter break and other excursions and incursions happening within the school for the last weeks of this term that we would postpone our Obstacle Course comp until week 2 next term. This will give us more of a chance to advertise and get students on board to come and compete with their scooters after riding to school…


Added by Baldivis Secondary College on March 25, 2016 at 9:12 — 1 Comment

Wembley Gets Behind Ride to School Day 2016

Each year our Travel Smart breakfasts get bigger and our first for 2016 was no exception.  Over 400 (more than 50%) students rode, scooted or walked to school and joined our community breakfast.  Many students joined in with the fun by decorating their bikes too.  

Added by Wembley Primary School on March 24, 2016 at 11:04 — 2 Comments

Baseline Data for Cool Kids at Coolbinia!

Today Coolbinia PS submitted the TS baseline data for 2016.  At the start of the year, on a normal school day, 31% of students came to school in a TS way. 


Our first big event for TS this year, on 4th March, saw a 10% increase in students being TS.  We plan to make this figure grow even more during this year, and beat our final figure achieved in 2015: 53%.  Roll on TS in Term 2!


Term 1 TS Team

Added by Coolbinia PS on March 22, 2016 at 17:56 — 1 Comment

TS Day Success!!

Coolbinia Primary School's special TravelSmart Day on 4th March was a great success.  We improved the number of students travelling in a TravelSmart way by 10%, from 31% to 41%.  We also enjoyed handing out the stickers and raffle tickets on the day.  There were 20 prizes drawn from the raffle ticket bowl.  These prizes included bike bells, locks, wristbands, shoe pets and TS drink bottles.

The term 1 TS team met today to calculate the % improvement as a result of our TS Day…


Added by Coolbinia PS on March 22, 2016 at 17:51 — 2 Comments

Decorate Your Wheels Part 4 - The Finishing Touch.

The presentations have been made to our super decorators, at last!

Presenting our PP-Y3 winners: Bonni, Mitchell & Phoenix, flanked by David & Matthew.                                  …


Added by Warnbro Primary School on March 22, 2016 at 16:13 — 1 Comment

Ride to School Day


Added by Leaning Tree Community School on March 22, 2016 at 13:16 — 1 Comment

Decorate Your Wheels Part 3

How the judging decisions were made by the TS Team: 

                                                                  For PP-Y3:

                                                                         For Y4-6:…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on March 21, 2016 at 14:31 — 1 Comment

Welcome new members

A big welcome to new schools to the TSTS program.  We look forward to reading your school’s stories on the website soon.

New member schools are:

  • Bannister Creek Primary School
  • Guildford Primary School
  • Bassendean Primary School
  • City Beach Primary School
  • South Perth Primary School
  • Jurien Bay District High School

Added by TravelSmart to School on March 21, 2016 at 14:17 — No Comments

Directions 2015-17 Report - Road Safety

Directions 2015-2017 is the third edition in a suite of three road safety education action plans developed by the WA Road Safety Education Committee (WARSEC).  WARSEC is an alliance of organisations committed to evidence informed road safety education, and targeting early…


Added by TravelSmart to School on March 21, 2016 at 13:55 — No Comments

Kids Teaching Kids Week: 5 - 9 September 2016

The national Kids Teaching Kids Week program is locked in for 5-9 September 2016 – so make sure you put it in your diary now.

Kids Teaching Kids (KTK) is all about promoting positive well being and helping build resilience in young people.  It raises awareness and drives action on local and global environmental issues, bringing communities together to solve common challenges




Added by TravelSmart to School on March 21, 2016 at 13:49 — No Comments

TravelSmart Champion - Neil Van Herk from John XXIII College

Introducing Neil from John XXIII College - he is our TravelSmart Champion this term. Neil graciously shared some of his recent TravelSmart highlights.

Q1 What is your most memorable moment coordinating activities?

The large number of students that took part in the TravelSmart…


Added by TravelSmart to School on March 21, 2016 at 13:45 — No Comments

2016 – Plan to make it happen

Is Term 2 sneaking up on you (its only 5 weeks away)?  

Did National Ride2School Day pass you by without you even realising it was on?  

Are you wondering when you are going to activate your TravelSmart plans in 2016?  …


Added by TravelSmart to School on March 21, 2016 at 13:39 — No Comments

Share your National Ride2School Day story

Did your students take part in pedalling to school for National Ride2School Day, or is your school undertaking a great new initiative as part of TravelSmart to School program?  

Help spread your inspirational and exciting active travel stories by posting them on . It’s a fantastic opportunity to share your experiences with other schools and demonstrate how fun and easy active travel can be throughout your school community.  

You can…


Added by TravelSmart to School on March 21, 2016 at 13:36 — No Comments

Awards ceremony to celebrate TravelSmart Schools: 29 June

In the midst of blocking out events you want to attend this year?  

Make sure you block out the morning of 29 June when the Department of Transport’s biennial TravelSmart Awards will take place.  The combined TravelSmart event replaces the previous schools only awards usually held in November, so make sure you save the date in your diary!

This year’s award ceremony will celebrate the achievements of people with…


Added by TravelSmart to School on March 21, 2016 at 13:34 — No Comments

Hands up who gets to school by active transport?

Term 1 is nearly over and the rest of the year is creeping up quickly.  Now that the start of the year’s flurry of activity is behind us, it’s a great time to take a moment to measure your school's active travel behaviour using the TravelSmart hands up survey.  The survey is easy to do and best…


Added by TravelSmart to School on March 21, 2016 at 13:23 — No Comments



We celebrate National 'Bullying No Way!' day on Friday March 18.  All children will receive a bracelet and a palm card with suggestions of how each child can manage bullying issues while at school.

We know that Bullying is alive and well on the TV and in out community but we will not tolerate bullying in…


Added by Bibra Lake Primary School on March 21, 2016 at 11:56 — 1 Comment

Badge Ceremony

Our first Sustainability breakfast meeting will be held this Thursday morning at 8am.  The 'Planet Warriors' - Year 6 Sustainability Leaders,' will be presented with their senior badges, this will be a special morning for all of them.  To wear a Sustainability badge and to be asked to lead such a large team of younger Sustainability students; is considered an honour at Bibra Lake Primary School.

Two Scientists, Chris Thomson and Rebecca Whitney, (parents of students in our…


Added by Bibra Lake Primary School on March 21, 2016 at 11:49 — 1 Comment


Bibra Lake Primary School has become a member of the 'Low Carbon Schools' Program'.  We are one of the two fully funded schools generously funded by the Cockburn Council.  The kind grant of $5000.00 to the school has enabled our school to join with the original 10 Fremantle schools already signed with 'Simply Carbon '; making the number of Fremantle schools 12.

The 'Planet Warriors', out Sustainability leaders will play a big role as a part of this program.  They will be…


Added by Bibra Lake Primary School on March 21, 2016 at 11:37 — 1 Comment

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