You can change the world by changing your trip to school!
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on May 28, 2014 at 8:36 — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
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'.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
We are looking forward to requesting some funky umbrellas to encourage other kids to join the puddle jumping with…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
If you’re stuck for TravelSmart ideas for Term 2, here are a few tips to help:Continue
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…Continue
Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on May 16, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
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!
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.…Continue
Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on May 15, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments