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June 2013 Blog Posts (38)


A MASSIVE congratulations to the DLA2 class at Madeley Primary. 

Miss Statkus and her class had an amazing 95% of students walked altogether on Walking Wednesday and Fuel Free Friday. 

What an amazing improvement from just one class in as little as 7 weeks. They have progressed from a low 32% all the way to 95%. 

Super impressed with all of their hard work, they have set an awesome example for the other classes who will be striving to beat that…


Added by Madeley PS on June 28, 2013 at 18:12 — 2 Comments

Winter Walking & Cycling Ideas

Winter Walks and Rides don't have to be a drag. Not with these great ideas from TravelSmart School Teams and Natureplay.


Check out these great ideas from WA's TravelSmart teams:

- Warming up with milo after walking to Falcon Primary.

- Coolbinia's Walking School Bus decided to …


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on June 28, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Consistent Numbers

As the Walk to School Interschool Competition nears the end I am quite pleased with the school's results.  Every Wednesday approximately a quarter of the school from PP-year 6 have been choosing active transport.  We are hoping to boost the numbers for the last week of the comp.  The school board passed comment that the car park appears less congested on Wednesday mornings. 

I had a meeting with the year 6 sports captains, who as part of their role have also become the student…


Added by St Jerome's Primary School on June 27, 2013 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

WW & FFF Rewards

We are so pleased with our amazing results this term. 

Approximately 80 students throughout the school walked, rode or scooted on EVERY Walking Wednesday and Fuel Free Friday throughout term 2. 

We did not originally anticipate such great enthusiasm towards the program and have now been left with a slight dilemma. Although our excursion was going to be such an epic day out for the students we now have too many students who would be awarded with the excursion. So we have…


Added by Madeley PS on June 27, 2013 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

Target group

Southwell Primary already has a lot of walking students but we are hoping to gain information from a survey and get a target group together. People that are close enough to walk but don't !!! Then I want to target our scooter riders and focus on their safety. Helmets are so important to protect our brains! First step, get a student committee together. Hmm where to begin...   Karinda Fragall

Added by Southwell Primary School on June 26, 2013 at 19:38 — 1 Comment

Walk to School Safely Day

On the 24th May we celebrated Walk Safely to School day with a breakfast and raffle. As always the students at St. A's got behind the event and we had many students making a big effort to be TravelSmart!

The photo below shows the new permanent location of our TravelSmart to school board - in a perfect spot for all to see and be reminded of the TravelSmart message everyday.…


Added by St Augustine's School on June 26, 2013 at 9:10 — 2 Comments

St Augustine's Walk to School Wednesdays and Fume Free Fridays

At St. A's we decided to reuse our STRide to School board from last year to record the numbers of students participating in the TravelSmart Interschool competition.

We have been using different colour dots for each day and the year 6 TravelSmart team have been monitoring and recording the results. 

It has been great to see the year 6 TravelSmart team work so independently and with great organisation to ensure that the board is out each Wednesday and Friday and that students…


Added by St Augustine's School on June 26, 2013 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Riding in the rain!

It has been a challenge to keep up the TravelSmart spirit when the skies open but we have had some real commitment from our senior students riding in wet wether gear in the rain!…


Added by St Augustine's School on June 26, 2013 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

ISC...and the rain came tumbling down...

Not only did the rain come tumbling down today, our TravelSmart percentage came tumbling down too!  We are very pleased it rained even though it didn't help our result. 

However, the Walking School Bus people rugged up and danced between the drops!  Three cheers for the Walking School Bus!

Hey, great being the top member for TravelSmart news this month!  Thank you.

Added by Coolbinia PS on June 25, 2013 at 17:11 — 1 Comment

TravelSmart Atwell

TravelSmart to School

Actions 2013 @ Atwell

1. Activate Atwell - encourage students to active transport to school on this day, evaluate through 'Hands-up' survey. 'Hands-up' survey week prior to event so comparisons can be made. Term 3

2. Assembly skit which promotes and encourages active transport - travelsmart student team(councillors).Term 3

3.Healthy Breakfast - encourage students to active transport to school on this day, evaluate through 'Hands-up' survey.…


Added by Atwell PS on June 25, 2013 at 15:47 — 3 Comments

Southwell joins TravelSmart to School

Southwell is on its way to being TravelSmart! Spent this afternoon at the Cockburn council building with a great group of teachers and the TravelSmart team talking about great ideas to take back to school and the students. Looking forward to getting a student team together to help facilitate the great ideas. See you all again soon.

Added by Southwell Primary School on June 25, 2013 at 15:47 — 2 Comments

Sustainability/Science Day on Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Rooms 1 and 10 (Years 2 and 4) are planning to design a Travelsmart Banner as a culmination of the Travelsmart Competition.  Watch this space for a photo of the finished product.

Added by Bibra Lake Primary School on June 25, 2013 at 15:46 — 4 Comments

TravelSmart to School PD

How exciting, 3 people from Harmony have attended the TravelSmart to School PD at The City of Cockburn. We have shared and gained many exciting ideas. It was great to hear we are up there with the other achieving schools. We need to ALL get on board for the health and safety of our kids!


Watch this space!!!!!!


Hetty Truscott, Lucy Clarke and Wendy Hope.

Added by Harmony PS on June 25, 2013 at 15:44 — 2 Comments

Travelsmart Committee Meeting

Ms. Oates hopes to get the Travelsmart Committee together early in Term 3 to discuss our goals for the rest of 2013.  The Travelsmart Committee members are a sub-group of the Sustainability Committee.  Watch this space to find out when it will happen.

Added by Bibra Lake Primary School on June 25, 2013 at 15:42 — 1 Comment

Falcons Warm Milo Morning on our Walk and Wheely Wednesday.

The weather was on our side last week as 65% of our students walked on the cold morning and warmed up with a yummy warm milo. Check out the photos below. Thanks to our local IGA, everyone who participated enjoyed a warm milo and seemed to really appreciate it. We had the local paper come down and lots of helpers to help out. Our flags and posters went up and we sent out promo tickets to the younger children to encourage them to get their mums and dads active in supporting our cause.…


Added by Falcon Primary School on June 24, 2013 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Increase in numbers

Madeley is happy to announce we reached our first milestone today!

52% of students in our school walked, rode or scooted to school.

We are so happy that our students are getting "actively" involved in our walk to school program and it shows in our results.

Next milestone we are aiming for is 60%, fingers crossed we can kick that one quickly.

We have also LOVE seeing the bike racks being choc a block full on our obstacle course days this is fantastic to… Continue

Added by Madeley PS on June 21, 2013 at 22:35 — 1 Comment

Success Intra School Competition

For the past four weeks Success PS TravelSmart team has been promoting Active Transport through our intra school competition, with every class competing against each other.  Every Thursday we survey the entire school to see which class has improved the most and the winning class receives the TravelSmart Bear as their trophy.  This weeks winning class was the Year 3s in LC3.5 who's results have increased from 22% on 10th May to 53% on 20th June.  Which is a fantastic 241%…


Added by Success Primary School on June 21, 2013 at 12:20 — 2 Comments

Waggy TravelSmart Team - update

Hello again this is the Waggy TravelSmart team.

Last week we were in the Midwest newspaper. We were very excited to see our photo in the local newspaper.     Yesterday it was our TravelSmart Wednesday and we had 133 children walk, skate, scoooter, bus and ride. It was a very successful morning. We were also very excited to hear that we have more than 1000 points so we are doing well with our points. We are looking forward to having a breakfast for the children that walk, skate,…


Added by Waggrakine Primary School on June 20, 2013 at 11:30 — 3 Comments

Walk Safely to School

Congratulations to Mariah from my class for coming first in the Year 4  B1  colouring in competition.  M.Clapsis  teacher

Added by Phoenix PS on June 18, 2013 at 18:48 — 1 Comment

ISComp Wk 4 Results: Improvement!

Coolbinia PS showed an improvement in the number of students coming to school in a TravelSmart way today.  We noticed more parents recorded walking with student walkers and riders this week. 

We are making progress but some schools do much better than us.  We will continue to promote the special Strideboard competition.

Added by Coolbinia PS on June 18, 2013 at 17:44 — 1 Comment

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