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April 2014 Blog Posts (21)

Free Bike Skills and Maintenance Workshop for "Cockburners"

People in Cockburn have access to a huge stack of freebees, did you know? The City of Cockburn together with the RAC are running bicycle skillls workshops, maintenance courses and social rides - at no cost to you.

Workshop are one hour session. The bike education workshops aims to provide…


Added by Christina Neubauer on April 28, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Calling all 15 and 16 year olds in Stirling: Get a FREE Bike!!!

The City of Stirling is participating in the Happiness Cycle which aims to get teenagers more active through riding.


In other words: 300 bikes will be given to 15 and 16 year olds living in Stirling,…


Added by Christina Neubauer on April 22, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Have you nominated your school for the Bikeley yet?

Hello Everyone!

If you and your school have participated in the National Ride2School Day then here is your chance to win one of three $500 bike shop gift vouchers!


Visit this website and nominate your school for…


Added by Christina Neubauer on April 14, 2014 at 14:53 — 1 Comment

Commencement for 2014

The TravelSmart team for Waggy is now operational for 2014.  The team consists of 3 year 6 students and 3 year 7 students.

On Wednesday we held a commencement breakfast for all students who participated.  We had 102 students participate and hope this number grows each week.

Added by Waggrakine Primary School on April 10, 2014 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

White Gum Valley Ride to School Day


White Gum Valley Primary has been partcipating in Ride to School Day for a number of years now and each year it keeps growing.


This year our bike racks were overflowing and the tennis court fence had to cope with the overflow - photo attached.


Children who used…


Added by Kylie Murphy on April 10, 2014 at 13:33 — 1 Comment

Cycling tips for family trips

Mother of two (Samantha Curry) shares some cycling secrets below, to encourage other parents to cycle to school with their kids, and to reduce the hazards of "our stubborn dedication to squeezing far too many cars around schools that were never built to accommodate this level of traffic".…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on April 10, 2014 at 12:06 — No Comments

Bike Shed

Last week saw the official opening of the school bike shed that was built in conjunction with the Department of Transport, City of Belmont and Redcliffe P&C. This was through the Connecting Schools grants. Our two distinguished guests were Sharyn O'Neill, Director General, and our very own Travelsmart Officer Emily Carroll. This coincided…


Added by Redcliffe PS on April 10, 2014 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Bike Education lessons

Selected students recently completed 4 sessions of Bike Ed. These were delivered through Be Active Bike Skills, WestCycle. The sessions were conducted by WA Cycling legend Murray Coombes who made the long trip up from Mandurah each day. There was a strong emphasis on Bicycle maintenance, riding skills and road safety. The final session involved a 11.5km ride around the Swan River leaving for some very tired students in the afternoon.…


Added by Redcliffe PS on April 10, 2014 at 10:52 — 2 Comments

Free Road Safety Workshop (with teacher relief!), May 21st

Anyone looking to boost their road safety knowledge to help educate their school community should make their way to the fantastic Safer Kids workshop next month. It unpacks the curriculum resources, Challenges and Choices for Kindergarten to Year 2 students which also…


Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on April 9, 2014 at 11:53 — No Comments

Safety Door Stickers

The Warnbro Primary School TravelSmart Team have recently handed out safety door stickers to each junior class. They are applied to the back left hand window on a car to notify the children to hop out of the car on that side if the car is parked properly. As we handed out the stickers, we informed each class on its purpose and told them where to put it. The idea of the stickers has been one of our goals this term and we…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on April 8, 2014 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Warnbro Walker

In the begining of the term, one of our goals was to have a Warnbro Walker Award to the class that walked or cycled to school on Wednesdays. We were going to announce it at every assembly which are every fortnight. We use the hands up survey to find out which class had the most participating in Active Transport. That class had won the Warnbro Walker,which we decorated in one of our TravelSmart session

Here's a photo of the Warnbro Walker Award:

Warnbro TravelSmart…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on April 8, 2014 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Warnbro Travel Smart group badges

The Warnbro Travel Smart Team is proud to announce that we have received our Travel Smart badges.Our deputy principal was told that we were keen to have badges to represent our school.She decided to let us have badges similar to the our Faction captains and School councillors.We're proud to wear our Travel Smart badges. Here's a photo of one of the new badges:…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on April 8, 2014 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Surprise Star Card day

Last Thursday was our first surprise star card stamping day where we stamped star cards of students who walk rode or scooted to school.

We started with Grade 1 and 2 and we found that our rates of walking or riding were pretty close to our original rates. This also gave us an opportunity to see how many kids still had their cards and replace those who had lost theirs or didn't get one when we handed them out. Luckily most people still had their cards.

Lots of mums asked if we…


Added by Booragoon PS on April 7, 2014 at 14:30 — 3 Comments


A big thank you to Kath, Rosie and Darcy for all the  signs that you painted on the footpaths last month.  They look great. Thanks again, Maria.

Added by Phoenix PS on April 6, 2014 at 20:01 — 1 Comment

Travel Smart Team

I meet with the Travel Smart team members who are available on Thursdays at lunch time.  We discuss ideas, make plans for posters etc   We also use this time to fold raffle tickets that have been allocated by the Travel Smart team to children that have been seen riding or walking sensibly to school.  Extra tickets for children seen riding with helmets on.

Maria Clapsis

Travel Smart Co-ordinator…


Added by Phoenix PS on April 6, 2014 at 19:38 — 1 Comment


Congratulations to Kaylah from B2 and Sophie from B4 for being awarded first prizes in the bike/scooter decorating competition held on our ride to school day.  Congratulations also to Mitchell (B4) and Desley (C4) for coming equal second.  The judging was done by Ms Alanna Burton (Relieving Principal)  Thanks Alanna.

All the children who decorated a bike, scooter or skate board received a prize.

Ms Maria Clapsis

Travel Smart Co-ordinator…


Added by Phoenix PS on April 6, 2014 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Ride to School Day

We held our ride/ scoot/ skate or walk to school day on Thursday 3rd April.  We had a total of 23 riders and 59 walkers for the day.  All the children that took part have had a raffle ticket put in the box ready for the big draw at the assembly to be held next term on Friday 9th May.  First prize will be a bike donated by Mr David Bombara, a parent and real estate agent from Acton.   There will be lots of other prizes purchased from the Travel Smart rewards list.  Thank you to all who took…


Added by Phoenix PS on April 6, 2014 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Gold Sneaker Award

Congratulations to Eileen (Year 1) for winning the Gold Sneaker award in our raffle at the last assembly.  Eileen chose some spokey beads for her bike wheels from the prize box.…


Added by Phoenix PS on April 6, 2014 at 18:55 — 1 Comment

First Travel Smart Raffle Winners

To kick off travel smart for the year, all students who rode, walked or scooted to school, with a helmet of course, were given 5 factions points each day. The faction points were then put into a raffle draw for prizes.

Here are some of the people that won some prizes including a $50 Australian Geographic Voucher, bike locks, water bottles, pens and tattoos.…


Added by Southwell Primary School on April 3, 2014 at 10:49 — 1 Comment

New Bike Racks!

Last year St Jerome's received a grant from the City of Cockburn to upgrade our bike storage facilities.  Today our shiny new racks arrived including scooter racks, made specifically so the kids that scoot to school have somewhere to lock up their scooters.

One our very creative year 6 teachers has taken charge of the art project to help make the area look a bit more enticing to use.  The students in her class will be making bright murals to decorate the currently dull walls as part…


Added by St Jerome's Primary School on April 1, 2014 at 13:49 — 1 Comment

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