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May 2015 Blog Posts (36)

Walk Safely to School Day - 29th May 2015

The Term 2 travelsmart event at St Augustines was Walk Safely to School Day on 29th May.  Once again, the City of Belmont supported the event by providing Free breakfast including fruit, muffins and squeezy yoghurts.  And for this event, we were lucky enough to also have Mayor, Phil Marks at school to congratulate the students and award our travelsmart DOUBLE PLATINUM certificate!

Added by St Augustine's School on May 30, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Rewards Order Arrived!

Today we received delivery of 2 bags, 3 boxes and 1 parcel, all containing a wide range of prizes for the TravelSmart students at our school.  These prizes were selected by the Term 2 TravelSmart team.  The prizes are awesome!!! Thank you.  It is great being a TravelSmart school!

 

We selected all kinds of gear to support bike riders, like helmets, bells and locks.  Walkers were remembered too, as we selected umbrellas, bag covers and lots more.  We included rewards for little…

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Added by Coolbinia PS on May 29, 2015 at 16:55 — 1 Comment

The power of Positive Persuasion.

Usually our TS Team writes the blogs but today it is my turn to relate and pat on the back the power of positive persuasion. As the TS community will be aware, our TS Team run the Warnbro Walker which acknowledges and encourages Active Transport as THE WAY to get to school. The Team regularly checks how each of the classes is going, are there any trends immerging and of course, which class (both Junior and Senior) had the best count. 

Bridie, part of our TS Team, took it on herself to…

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Added by Warnbro Primary School on May 28, 2015 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Walk Safely to School Day -two big breakfasts, two great walks, one great morning

Love the posters that our Travelsmarties and their families made for us. They were laminated and posted around the school to brighten it up on the day and to bring attention to our healthy breakfasts, supplied by IGA ( fruit platters) Brumby's (sausage rolls) and Jester's (Pies and coffee for adults)…

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Added by South Padbury PS on May 27, 2015 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Low points- no problem!

These posters are FREE ( no points necessary) and come in a pack of 5! If you are low on points (ahem) or just starting out, this is a great way to go. The reason for posting it here is to show how easy it is to alter the  sign that this lovely parent volunteer is holding! You can stick to the text already in the…

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Added by South Padbury PS on May 27, 2015 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Classroom Competition -and Collaboration!

Tomorrow, the Travelsmarties meet with the Student Councillors. [ Cue: Rocky / Eye of the Tiger Music] These are two groups of hard working motivated students, one voted in by their peers, the other prize winners to an elite group of thinkers and motivators. Together they should be unstoppable!

 I will show them the classroom competition video to inspire them. I hope that the Student Councillors can…

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Added by South Padbury PS on May 27, 2015 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

Results just in! ( Or, what to do with your Hands Up!)

I have submitted two hands up surveys, a pre-event day and a post event day. I hope to figure out how to display these results for best effect for  my Parent Pledge week.   I have emailed the results to

  • Travelsmart (natch) for points and data
  • the school for  newsletter publication and possibly on the wesite
  • our local Rangers as a demonstration of the positive changes we are making to parking so they can be inspired to support.

I am presenting them…

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Added by South Padbury PS on May 27, 2015 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

Our Take on Walk Safely to School Day

Our WStSD went very well.There were heaps of people using Active Transport. 182 children and just under 80 parents chose Active Transport. 

The whole thing turned out great. It was a beautiful day to use Active Transport. We handed out stickers and most people really enjoyed walking to school. We had platters of fruit and vegetables at recess. I think it was great.

For our WStSD, we had 2 Wonderful Walkers whose names  were drawn from the lists of walkers from our 2 hosted…

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Added by Warnbro Primary School on May 26, 2015 at 16:47 — 1 Comment

Walk Safely to School Day Success

           TravelSmart Team members handing out Walk Safely to School Day stickers and raffle tickets.

 

On 22nd May we held Walk Safely to School Day.  It was a great suucess.  We compared our pre and post Hands-up surveys and found: overall, more students came to school in a…

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Added by Coolbinia PS on May 26, 2015 at 15:28 — 1 Comment

Fume Free Friday

On the 22th of May it was Travelsmart day.  We handed out tickets and prizes.  It was fun for all of us.  Fume Free Friday was also Walk Safely to School Day.  This Day was all about riding, walking, skatebording and running to school.   More kids …

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Added by Coolbinia PS on May 26, 2015 at 15:13 — 1 Comment

Winning Ways!!

On 22nd of May Coolbinia Primary School participated in a special TravelSmart day.  We gave out many prizes and there were many happy faces.

Today we did three tasks:

1. Stuck our Platinum sign on our TravelSmart sign at the front of our school.

2. Selected prizes for next term - we were given sheets with the prizes listed and the number of points each cost and we picked the best prizes to order. 

3. Wrote articles for the ning.

 

James &…

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Added by Coolbinia PS on May 26, 2015 at 15:04 — 1 Comment

Thank you for walking

 

This term we had a lot of kids walking to school. We handed out many prizes, stickers and  other things.

Thank you for walking to school ! 

 

by Mitchell and Ryan

 

Added by Coolbinia PS on May 26, 2015 at 14:23 — 1 Comment

Walking School Bus update

The Walking School Bus committee met for the first time on Monday of this week to begin the process of developing some procedures and protocols for the day-to-day operation of the Walking School Bus e.g. creating a volunteer roster, identifying possible bus routes and stops, developing communication protocols for child…

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Added by Maylands Peninsula Primary on May 26, 2015 at 13:18 — 1 Comment

Tick tock, tick tock!

Tick tock, tick tock! Time is running out to enter the Get on Board Competition. The competition celebrates the launch of the new Transperth website for students, teachers and parents. For your chance to win a $150 voucher for yourself and a $500 voucher for your school, correctly answer 10 quiz questions and send your entry into Transperth Education.

So Get on Board now.…

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Added by Carol-Ann & David (Transperth) on May 25, 2015 at 14:22 — No Comments

Catching up on blogs!

Sorry everyone that we've been a little slow in responding to your blogs :-( 

The good news is that the cause of the backlog is your prolific blogging about your Walk to School days.

We are slowly catching up (we're up to 12th May), and hope to be back up to date by next week!

Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on May 22, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

The Beginning

We have had several meetings at school now and it's exciting to see parents get on board and lend their strengths . Me- I'm all enthusiasm whereas some others are more practical remembering to to take  minutes from our meetings and helping identify best routes to take and draw up the policies and procedures. I sure am grateful for this website to provide examples and inspiration for us . We are now up to walking through the proposed routes . One will be North of our school , and the other…

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Added by Maylands Peninsula Primary on May 21, 2015 at 17:50 — 1 Comment

Bus Blog

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Added by Coolbinia PS on May 21, 2015 at 11:59 — 2 Comments

GSG Walk to School Day: 30 April 2015

GSG Walk to School Day was held on 30 April. A strong crowd gathered in Coraki Park and walked through the scenic bush before emerging onto the dual-use footpath. Our Walk to School Days are always well attended and very much enjoyed by students and families. Tomorrow we celebrate National Walk to School Day with a BikeFest. Please see our blog for further details.…

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Added by Great Southern Grammar on May 21, 2015 at 11:33 — 1 Comment

GSG Celebrates Walk to School Day with Bikefest!

TOMORROW IS BIKEFEST DAY!

GSG students participate in our very own Bikefest tomorrow, as part of the fabulous Albany Urban Downhill programme. Significantly, we host this event on National Walk to School Day, to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to safe passage to school here at GSG and to upskill GSG student bike riders.…

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Added by Great Southern Grammar on May 21, 2015 at 11:19 — 1 Comment

Walk to school day

Due to other school events we held our Walk to School Day event on Monday 18-5-2015. Even though we had bad weather during the morning we still had lots of students walking to school. On the morning of the event our travelsmarties were placed at each entrance to the school and were handing out raffle tickets and stickers to all students who walked, road and scooted to school. During the day the raffle tickets were collected and placed into the correct year level clusters (k-pp, 1-3 and 4-6).…

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Added by Lakelands PS on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

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