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May 2013 Blog Posts (34)

Cockburn parents catch the Bike Week bug.

Well done to Katy Boschetti and the 12 Cockburn TravelSmart schools. Your efforts are really paying off, with "stronger connections between parents, fewer parking problems and happy students". This article appeared in the June 2013 edition of the Cockburn Soundings.…

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Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on May 31, 2013 at 11:56 — No Comments

Falcon Primarys First Time Travelsmart Blog

Hi there to all Travelsmart schools,

My name is Cathy and I am the Travelsmart coordinator for Falcon Primary school, which is down Mandurah way.

Wow...What a whirlwind!!! We have only just come on board with Travelsmart this week, so are a bit behind the eight ball. I'm still to get confirmation of a team and hope to recruit them next week, I've got some great ideas but I need a team to get behind them and get their creative hats on too. In addition to this program I am also…

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Added by Falcon Primary School on May 31, 2013 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

First Time Blog-Geraldton Primary School TravelSmart Student Team!

Hi

We are The Geraldton Primary school TravelSmart team! GPS has been a TravelSmart school since 2012.  Our favourite part of the TravelSmart program is leading by example to create a better furture. This morning we coordinated the Why Not Wednesday breakfast. We prepare breakfast for students that walk, carpool, ride, skate, scoot or bus to school. Every week we get a great turnout. We highly recommend the free brekky, its healthy and delicious!…

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Added by Geraldton PS 2012 on May 29, 2013 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Running Ralph

Let me introduce you to Running Ralph!

Ralph is the newest member of our Travel Smart Team at Madeley. 

Each week the most active class is awarded Ralph for a whole week. Ralph loves to join in with class activities and the students seem to be enjoying having him around. 

This week Miss Shorten's year 2 class have been letting Ralph have a relaxing week.

I wonder who will get to look after him next week?…

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Added by Madeley PS on May 28, 2013 at 16:20 — 2 Comments

We are the Allendale TravelSmart team!!!!!!

Hi,

we are the Allendale TravelSmart team. This is the first time we have logged in and are extremely excited about blogging fortnightly.

Our TravelSmart program has been going really well so far this year because we have seen an increase in numbers of people walking and riding to school on Wednesdays. We believe this is because of all of the hard work we have put in to promoting "Why Not Wednesday", our TravelSmart program.

 

Stay tuned.…

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Added by Allendale PS on May 28, 2013 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

Competition Week 4

Great enthusiasm around the Stride Board again this morning!  Posters had been displayed around the school reminding everyone about our TravelSmart Tuesdays and the competition prizes. 

However our results were lower than expected.  This happened for three reasons:

1.  Music lessons are on Tuesdays and parents drive students to school with their big instruments, like cellos.  Some of the Music students said they walk everyday except Tuesdays for this reason!

2.  Students…

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Added by Coolbinia PS on May 28, 2013 at 12:20 — 1 Comment

Walking Wednesday & Fuel Free Fridays

Madeley Primary School is really excited about our new Walk to School Program. 

Our Walking Wednesday & Fuel Free Friday has been a great success so far. 

Congratulations to Miss Shorten and MLA3 for winning our first week and receiving…

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Added by Madeley PS on May 28, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Hands Up Survey

Nth Cott's ecoRANGERS visited all the classrooms to do the Hands Up Survey last Friday - well it was Walk Safely to School Day which may have contributed to our amazing results. 78% of children came to school on foot or by bike!!!! another 4% by bus, leaving just 18% who came by car. We are so excited about our great results and would really like to thank all the mums and dads who helped the children get to school without using the car. To celebrate we are holding a Walk to School Breakfast…

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Added by North Cottesloe Primary School on May 28, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

National Walk Safely to School Day - 2013

On Friday the 24th May Redcliffe Primary School celebrated National Walk Safely to School day. We were very lucky with the weather and it ended up being a lovely morning – great for walking!

 

All students that walked or rode to school on that day received a free muffin for their healthy breakfast. They also received a sticker and a bonus faction point. We decided to try muffins for something different this time and they were very popular. We were lucky enough to…

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Added by Redcliffe PS on May 27, 2013 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Steady Improvements

Since launching our TravelSmart program at the end of term 2 we are slowly seeing improvements at St Jerome's.  Each Wednesday we are getting around 150 students using active transport to get to school.  We also held a breakfast to celebrate Walk to School Safely Day which was very successful.  Now to get more kids moving by encouraging their competitive spirits in the interschool competition!

Added by St Jerome's Primary School on May 27, 2013 at 16:17 — 2 Comments

Travelsmart helps our 50 Tonne Plan Success

Coolbinia's goal to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 50 tonnes has been achieved!  Congratulations to all participants and supporters!

Special thanks to the TravelSmart team in DoT for your support, as our TravelSmart actions have contributed to the success of our 50 Tonne Plan. 

The school's 50 tonne achievement has also been recognised by the United Nations Association of Australia as we are a finalist in the World Environment Day awards.  Congratulations to all…

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Added by Coolbinia PS on May 26, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Walk Safely to School Day

Walk to School Day was exciting because we used our Strideboard for the first time.  Students and parents crowded around the board and eagerly watched the addition of stickers.  The winning class received a lucky dip bag, with a surprise for each student.  23 more students walked than usual.  Yeah!

Here are some photos of the Strideboard in action.…

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Added by Coolbinia PS on May 26, 2013 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Get Well, Stumpy!

Our much loved traffic warden, Stumpy, has been off work this week.  We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his return to the crossing on Railway Parade.  We miss you, Stumpy!

Added by North Cottesloe Primary School on May 25, 2013 at 4:55 — 1 Comment

Walk Safely to School smart phone app

Congratulations to all the wonderful TravelSmart teams and Walking School Bus volunteers who celebrated today and ongoingly develop the safety of their local walk to school.

Have you seen the new smart phone app that acts as a fancy pedometer and tracks your school students trips to school? If so, we'd love to hear your stories of how it's being used!

Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on May 24, 2013 at 17:20 — No Comments

Walk to School Day 2013

Our TravelSmart Team held a well publicised event resulting in 77% of the school students who walked, rode, skated or came on public transport today. We then had our school's Green Scene Team supply a yummy, healthy breakfast for all. Thank you to the Cottelsoe Shire Council who donated $250 towards the purchasing of the food and the mums who helped prepare it. A lovely day to walk to school!!!

Team members - Hannah, Deah, Caitlin, Keara, Serina and Ceriann.

Added by Cottesloe PS on May 24, 2013 at 15:43 — 1 Comment

Walk Safely to School Day

Today is Walk Safely to School Day and at Success Primary School we celebrated by giving faction tokens and stickers to students who walked to school.  A class prizes was also given to the winning class, who had over 70% (18/24 students) of the class use 'active transport' and over 80% (15/18 students) of those walked to school.  These are great results for a fantastic event at the end of our week long celebration and promotion of Walk Safely to School.…

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Added by Success Primary School on May 24, 2013 at 12:15 — 1 Comment

Congratulations Kyilla - Walking School Bus participation leaders

For the third year running, we are awarding Kyilla Primary’s Walking School Buses the ‘Most Kilometres Walked’ title!

In 2012 Kyilla Primary walked approximately 2,852 kilometres (supposing each trip is 1km)! This saved the equivalent of 950.7kg of Greenhouse Gas Emissions – enough to fill 950 family fridges. Plus there were 15 less cars at school peak hour…

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Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on May 23, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Coolbinia Primary School finalist in UN World Environment Awards!

Coolbinia Primary School and Maia Maia are finalists in the the UN World Environment Awards. Way to go! Well deserved recognition for the Ten Tonne Boya plan.



World Environment Day Awards 2013 Finalists Announced…



Solar Sister School 1st Ten Tonne Boya Coolbinia Primary School, Perth

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Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on May 23, 2013 at 15:21 — 2 Comments

Walk Safely to School Day could be awesome for Nth's Cott's Car Free Friday Tally

The Year 6 ecoRANGERS can't wait to tally up the ticks from each class tomorrow morning for Walk Safely to School Day. They are making guesses at what percentage of children will walk or ride to school tomorrow for this special national inititiative - could it be as high as 90%. We will share our results tomorrow. Who else is promoting Walk Safely to School Day at their school?

Added by North Cottesloe Primary School on May 23, 2013 at 11:53 — 1 Comment

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