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April 2016 Blog Posts (14)

Cross Walk!

Well done to our amazing P & C who were able to finally get us a brand new cross walk :)



Added by Lakelands PS on April 29, 2016 at 7:39 — 1 Comment

Hands Up survey

We have finally completed our "hands up " survey for our school. Out of 314 students surveyed we have 223 that travel to school by car!!!! Our aim this year is to try and change this number. We are thinking of having a bike/scooter obstacle course day later on in the year and hope that that attracts more children to use alternative transport than driving. Our first walk to school day of the year will be Friday May 13th (We chose this day as our upper school will be on camp on the national…


Added by Beaumaris Primary School on April 28, 2016 at 15:52 — 1 Comment

Footprint Friday !!!

Well it is that time of year again at Lakelands Primary and we are getting ready to start Footprint Friday. This year our Yr 4/5 students will be designing posters to go around the school to remind students about Footprint Friday. A meeting with our Travelsmart smarties has already taken place, where we discussed their roles related to Footprint Friday for e.g. who will be standing at the entrances of our school each morning handing out raffle tickets? Is this going to be done as a rotation?…


Added by Lakelands PS on April 28, 2016 at 7:47 — 1 Comment

National Walk Safely To School Day celebrations - Friday 20th May

Now in its 17th year, National Walk Safely to School Day is an annual event to encourage all primary school children to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.

To register for a publicity and a promotional pack or print extra materials go to the event website.

Promotional packs need to be ordered by Friday 13th May,…


Added by TravelSmart to School on April 20, 2016 at 10:24 — No Comments

TravelSmart Awards 2016 - Call for Nominations

The biennial TravelSmart Awards will be taking place this year on the 29 June 2016. The awards recognise the success and achievements of local governments, workplaces and schools in delivering TravelSmart initiatives.

Nominations for 2016 are now open

Participants in our TravelSmart local government, school and workplace programs are invited to nominate for 2014/2016 initiatives for the TravelSmart Awards.

The three award categories open for nomination…


Added by TravelSmart to School on April 18, 2016 at 10:32 — No Comments

GSG WALKS to school for Ride to School Day

Another glorious TravelSmart event for Great Southern Grammar was our Walk to School on Ride to School Day, 4 March 2016!

It was great to have whole of school involvement with the wonderful group of Year 12 student leaders and a bus load of boarders all joining us for the walk to school. 

Despite the severe weather alert forecast for the day from earlier in the week, the clouds cleared, the wind died and the sun came out as we walked the path along the beach, through the…


Added by Great Southern Grammar on April 16, 2016 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Upcoming WALK on ride to school day for GSG

Don't forget 04 March 2016 is our GSG WALK on ride to school day.

Exciting news that our Year 12 student leaders are committed to joining the walk and encouraging students to take part - a real bonus for the Junior School students who look up to them as TravelSmart heros!

Added by Great Southern Grammar on April 16, 2016 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

GSG plans for 2016

Well the GSG TravelSmart team have kicked off the year with a planning session to get our key events for the year. Don't forget to mark the dates for 2016 events in your diary.

  • Hands-up TravelSmart Survey
  • 04 Mar    WALK on ride to school day - still awaiting the completion of the second phase of our dual use path to be able to ride safely to school
  • 13 May    Walkathon - incorporating our healthy active…

Added by Great Southern Grammar on April 16, 2016 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

2015 TravelSmart to School Results are in...

As Term 1 draws to a close, the TravelSmart to School team have the pleasure of sharing a summary of the program results for 2015.

We'd like to extend a great big giant thank you to the TravelSmart Champions who inspire students, teachers and parents to walk, ride, scoot, skate and take public transport for trips to and from school. Your work to collect and send in your schools valuable hands up survey data at the beginning and end of the year is greatly…


Added by TravelSmart to School on April 8, 2016 at 13:11 — No Comments

Our banner competition

We ran out Travelsmart to school banner competition and had an innovative banner made up for our winner.

Added by John XXIII College on April 8, 2016 at 9:01 — 1 Comment

Get on board - Transperth

Our term started with a Get on Board presentation to our Year 7's, thank you t0 David and the Transperth team.

Added by John XXIII College on April 8, 2016 at 8:53 — 1 Comment

Ride2School Term 1 2016

Loreto Nedlands had a very successful Ride2School Day in Term 1. 104 students participated by cycling, scooting or walking to school via a "walking bus" from a nearby oval. This is a fantastic result with approx 50% of the school population getting involved.

Students were treated to a delicious…


Added by Loreto PS on April 6, 2016 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

Hold the Front Page!

I'm delighted to see that our local paper has picked up on the story of the "Yarn Bombing" with an article and picture on page 3. I hope you avid blog readers can link to it here:


Having Travelsmart ideas in the local paper reaches a far wider audience than the School…


Added by South Padbury PS on April 6, 2016 at 13:00 — 3 Comments

Term 1 - Travelsmart Raffle

At Monday's assembly the Term 1 Raffle (last week of Term 1, 2016) was conducted by the Principal. Well done to the 80+ travel smarties who all received a travelsmart sticker (from our Assistant Principal) and then twelve (12) students were lucky enough to be drawn and received a $10 National Geographic voucher.

Girls comprised 66% of all travelsmarties in Term 1 (using active travel).  Interestingly, this was also reflected in the raffle…


Added by St Columba's Primary-South Perth on April 4, 2016 at 21:07 — 1 Comment

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