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May 2014 Blog Posts (33)

New Bike Racks Opening Breakfast

To celebrate the installation of our new bike racks, courtesy of the Connecting Schools Grant Program, we held a special breakfast yesterday morning.  The healthy breakfast was provided to all those students who used active transport to commute to school.  There was a fantastic sense of community present with the P&F providing the food and many parents and younger brothers and sisters joining our students. We were also honored to have the City of Cockburn Mayor, Logan Howlett, join us…


Added by St Jerome's Primary School on May 29, 2014 at 14:30 — 4 Comments

Constable Care Child Safety Awards - Nominations close this weekend!

Do you know a Western Australian who is dedicated to creating child-safe e nvironments and communities?

There are 9 child safety award categories in which nominate with a share of $5000 and a media package in The West to be won.

Nominate online now, it's easy and only takes 25 minutes.…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on May 28, 2014 at 8:36 — No Comments

Warnbro Primary's Banner Story: Part 1

For the past 3 weeks, the Warnbro TravelSmart Team have started working on our banner. We will be presenting it at the Showcase this year. Our banner will be split into 2 sections; one for each semester to show what we have accomplished.

Our background is green and we have golden footprints…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on May 27, 2014 at 13:32 — 1 Comment

Winter Walking

Southwell students are still trying hard to keep walking and riding to school, but of course the wet weather is slowing this down. Thanks for the email with Winter TravelSmart ideas team. I would love see what other schools are doing to encourage their students to walk or ride. Keep up the good work fellow bloggers.

Added by Southwell Primary School on May 27, 2014 at 11:45 — 1 Comment

Things are on the up!

Hi everyone,


After a bit of a lull in number of participants at the start of term we are now definitely on the way up again with 97 and 99 participants in the last two weeks.  We have a way to go to reach our record of 174 but we are working on it!

The team is working in a very coordinated manner now and they are doing so well. Everyone is excited that the shirts are not far off so will post some photos when we get them and have our 'fashion parade'.

Added by Waggrakine Primary School on May 26, 2014 at 12:09 — 1 Comment

There's a spring in their step!! Yay! Finally got some news coverage...

We finally managed to get some coverage of our Walk To School day event in our local newspaper. We phoned through to the newsroom first, and were able to speak with one of the journalists, and then emailed through with further information about the day, what we were doing, and provided a few…


Added by Booragoon PS on May 24, 2014 at 14:05 — 1 Comment

TravelSmart Team Meeting

We are the TravelSmart team leaders at Cottesloe Primary.

We have been promoting TravelSmart Thursdays this year, where we punch the Star Cards of everyone who walks or rides to school on Thursdays. When kids have 5 stars punched, they get to choose a reward from the lucky dip bag. Rewards include small badges, stickers etc.

Today we had a meeting to talk about our ideas to get more kids walking & riding to school. Our ideas include:

•Hold a TravelSmart team meeting…


Added by Cottesloe PS on May 23, 2014 at 14:00 — 3 Comments

Walk Safely to School Day

Wow, it was busy this morning.  We handed out stickers and raffle tickets to everyone who walked or rode to school today.  Even thought it was rainy we had improved numbers of students being TravelSmart today, compared to last Tuesday when it was fine weather.

The students liked our stickers and prizes.  We handed out 21 prizes! It was great fun and we would like to do it again!

Madi, Felicity, Arabella, Fiona, Max and Jordan

Added by Coolbinia PS on May 23, 2014 at 13:47 — 1 Comment

Walk Safely to School Day Soup Kitchen

Today is Walk Safely to School day

This morning we were very busy punching Star Cards at the school gates. Many people didn`t let the stormy weather stop them from walking, and some even rode their bikes…


Added by Cottesloe PS on May 23, 2014 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Walk Safely to School Day

Fortunately after a night of rain the blue skies appeared just in time for the students at St Jerome's to still participate in WSTSD!  We tallied over 100 kids walking, riding, scooting or skating to school today which is very pleasing considering a bit of wet weather usually turns our families right off active transport adn all our year 6 students are at camp so were not able to participate.  We had a photographer from the local paper come take a couple snaps too.

To encourage the…


Added by St Jerome's Primary School on May 23, 2014 at 10:22 — 1 Comment

Mums, dads and teachers: do you want to TravelSmart to YOUR workplace too?

Choosing to walk, ride or scoot to school is not only a student's decision. Everyone involved from teachers to mums and dads play a huge role by supporting active transport and even volunteering their time!

Active transport, is a pretty clever thing to do. So, adults, have you thought about…


Added by Christina Neubauer on May 21, 2014 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Bring on Winter!

Despite the heavy rains overnight, it was a lovely day to walk to school - 

We are looking forward to requesting some funky umbrellas to encourage other kids to join the puddle jumping with…


Added by West Leederville PS on May 21, 2014 at 12:52 — 2 Comments

Getting ready for Walk Safely To School Day.

The TravelSmart Team has been decorating the Walk Safely to School Day posters to promote this activity that's on Friday (23-5-14). We have gone around to the classes to ask if we can put a poster in each classroom and to tell them what it means.We have fruit & vegetables platters to share at recess time. We have two special guest walkers joining us on our hosted walks. Jess Diggins is COR Health Promotions Officer and Paul Papalia is MLA for Warnbro. We hope that it's going to be a…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on May 20, 2014 at 14:15 — 1 Comment

Term 1 - Travelsmart Raffle


Last Monday, 12 May at the Monday Assembly the TravelSmart raffle was conducted for Term 1.


1st Prize - $25 NG Voucher: Year 3 boy

2nd Prize- $15 NG Voucher:  Year 3 girl

3rd Prize - $10 NG Voucher : Year 6 boy


A great photo of the winners was taken and this was in the weekly newsletter (on Thurs) beside names of the students.  All other TravelSmart students received a "Car free by choice" sticker".


Well done St Columba's…


Added by St Columba's Primary-South Perth on May 19, 2014 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Ideas for Term 2, 2014

If you’re stuck for TravelSmart ideas for Term 2, here are a few tips to help:

  1. Encourage kids to TravelSmart in Winter.

  2. Hold a Class Competition between…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on May 16, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments


With NAPLAN out of the way, why not try some friendly competition between your students or between classrooms to keep the kids active over the winter months?  Some schools have found their Classroom Competitions really successful and have made up…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on May 16, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

W2SD Friday 23 May, 2014

WE ARE very much looking forward to walking to school next Friday 23 May! We are hoping for a big school contingent to publicise the fact that GSG is the only school in Albany without a footpath to enable walking/riding to school. Watch this space!

Added by Great Southern Grammar on May 15, 2014 at 16:20 — 1 Comment


How will you celebrate the day? Check out our TravelSmart in Winter blog for ideas.

You could win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet by writing a short story and there are lots of free resources to use at your school. More info is here.…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on May 15, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Create kooky bike/scooter/feet glasses

Sustrans, a UK based not-for-profit, has created these…


Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on May 14, 2014 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

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