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April 2013 Blog Posts (14)

St. Augustine's and TravelSmart make the local newspaper

This is a copy of a recent article in the Southern Gazette congratulating the students at St. Augustine's Primary School on their effort and achievement in the TravelSmart to School program. We are very pleased to have reached the platinum level and hope to maintain our TravelSmart efforts throughout this year too!…


Added by St Augustine's School on April 25, 2013 at 15:46 — 3 Comments

Cockburn Schools Term 1 TravelSmart achievements!

It's the end of a busy start to the year and I can hear everyone breathing a sigh of relief!

Well done to all schools that took on the challenge of organising activities for National Bike to School Day! It's not so important whether students rode their bikes or walked, or whether the event was on March 22nd or later. What is most important is that you have all contributed to shifting some tricky social norms! Getting some cars off the road and encouraging active travel to school is…


Added by Zarin Salter on April 23, 2013 at 12:24 — 1 Comment

Success PS Walk Safely to School Plan

Success PS TravelSmart Team has created a plan for Walk Safely to School Day, which is on Friday 24th May.  Students at Success will participate in a poster competition to help promote the event.  The book "Ten Tiny Things" will be read to students to promote the adventure of walking to school.  I hope you find the plan useful.…


Added by Success Primary School on April 22, 2013 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Interschool TravelSmart Competition - Register by 10 May

You are invited to have a go at using competitive spirit to spur your TravelSmarties into action.

With NAPLAN out of the way, Term Two will see WA’s TravelSmart schools vying for two 2013 titles!

Over six weeks each school will tally their TravelSmart (active travel) numbers one day a week and…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on April 17, 2013 at 16:19 — 1 Comment

Cycle, Scoot or Walk to School


Today we held our first Travel Smart activity for the year.  About 120 students, staff and parents met before school at a local park and walked from there to school where they enjoyed a delicious and nutritious breakfast curteously of our friends at the City of Cockburn.  …


Added by Spearwood Primary School on April 17, 2013 at 13:47 — 4 Comments

Walk Safely to School Brainstorm

Yesterday the Success TravelSmart committee met together to brainstorm ideas for Walk Safely to School.  The students come up with some great ideas, which will hopefully help other schools.Walk Safely to School Day Brainstorm.pdf

Added by Success Primary School on April 12, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Project Wild Thing

If any more inspiration is necessary, check out Project Wild Thing ( 


The journal Annals of Behavioural Medicine also has a supplemental issue on active living which has some relevant articles:



Added by Cathy Gazey on April 11, 2013 at 14:26 — No Comments


Ok so we now know that our crosswalk has been scheduled for installation these school holidays but we also know that there needs to be a Surveyor come out to check that all is "ok", then the Traffic Warden Unit will be notified and they will advertise for a Warden .... all good things come to those that wait, so they say!!!

Added by Harmony PS on April 9, 2013 at 22:17 — 1 Comment

Travel Smart Action Team

Choosing the Travel Smart Team...

With so many of our students keen to be involved and a limited number of places on the Team, we decided to run a selection process to determine who would be invited onto the Travel Smart Team.

We kept the process pretty simple to allow for the largest number of applicants as possible but at the same time we wanted to ensure the most motivated and interested students were selected.  In order to achieve these goals, students from years 5, 6 &…


Added by Spearwood Primary School on April 9, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Shocking preliminary results!

We will be having a Travel Smart launch at St Jerome's next week. Last week I got the faction captains to conduct the 'Hands Up' Travel Survey in all our classes from years 1-6.  After tallying all the results I was appalled to discover only 8% of our students use active transport as a way of getting to school!  Hopefully we will see some improvements over the next few months.

Added by St Jerome's Primary School on April 8, 2013 at 9:47 — 5 Comments

TravelSmarties planning meeting for Walk Safely to School Day

Our TravelSmarties team met again today to discuss plans for the upcoming Walk Safely to School day on Friday 24th May. Every member of the team has been walking, cycling or catching public transport to school for many years... so they know a lot about road safety and are excellent role models for other students at Phoenix Primary.

The team has made a library display about how to come to school safely, in preparation for Walk Safely to School Day. Here's a photo of our 2013 team in…


Added by Phoenix PS on April 4, 2013 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

CONNECTING SCHOOLS GRANT - Applications close 24 May 2013


The Department of Transport is pleased to announce the launch of the Connecting Schools Grant.

What is it?

  • Connecting Schools is a grant program aimed at improving bicycle access and end of trip facilities for schools.
  • A total of $100,000 is available on…

Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on April 4, 2013 at 9:00 — 3 Comments

Bike Week 2013

This year Redcliffe Primary School decided to take a whole school approach to recognising and celebrating Bike Week (16th – 24th March). After discussion at staff meetings the staff at our school decided that we would all teach health lessons based on bike safety and being active in the classrooms during Bike Week (which also coincided with National Ride2School Day). 


After some help from Emily, our City of Belmont TravelSmart helper, we found some…


Added by Redcliffe PS on April 3, 2013 at 19:30 — 4 Comments

Road Safety around Schools pamphlet

Thanks to the City of Cockburn, we have distributed these pamphlets to every family at HPS ... check out the attachment!City%20of%20Cockburn%20pamphlet%20-%20Road%20Safety%20Schools%20.pdf

Added by Harmony PS on April 3, 2013 at 11:27 — 1 Comment

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