You can change the world by changing your trip to school!
Celebrating World Environment Day, the Bike-Fest was a great way to start students thinking about cycling safety and practicing their riding skills before our bike path - footpath to school is completed.
Great Southern Grammar in Albany is situated on 140 acres of waterfront between the King and Kalgan Rivers, just three kilometres from the end of the existing dual use path network.
A safe path to allow walking and cycling access to school has long been dreamed of since GSG moved to the site in 2000, but this year Phase One of the path has started following a three-year campaign by the P&F Association involving:
We wore old painting clothes and hats, and we had water to drink.
When we started, we practiced painting near the school. We started at a safe crossing point and worked back to the school entry gate. We…Continue
We invited everyone from our school community to help us paint the footpaths. We stuck up posters around the school and sent notes home to families. We decided to do the painting on the weekends so we would get more help from parents and friends, and don't need to worry the teachers.…Continue
The TravelSmart kids and parents have been busy this year painting pictures on the footpaths around Phoenix Primary.
Before we started painting, the parents got a map of the school area and worked out where the pictures should go. They sent the plan to the Cockburn Council to check. John from the Council changed a couple of the safe crossing points and asked us not to paint on people's drive ways. He also said he would fix up some of the old footpaths & poles around the…Continue
At the end of Term 2, we'll be judging the best entry and sending the winner a $50 Australian Geographic Gift Card.
To enter, use this form to post your students' or childrens' stories about:
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The Year 7s caught public transport to and from the city last week. See the fun photo! We went to Government House for a Kids Who Give WA event. Along with seven other schools we gave a presentation about our giving projects.
You may have been asking yourself - "why don't they just widen the freeway?".... read the below story to hear the answer! You might want to ask your students the same question and hear what they say.
What’s Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse, Adam Mann…Continue
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Hi, we are part of the Warnbro TravelSmart Team. On the 30th of May, our school held a Happy Walk. The Happy Walk is a fundraising day meaning we raise money to help with the P&C.We were the DJs. We were very inpressed with the costumes we saw while we were playing music . We had sponsor sheets to raise money per lap. You run, walk, hop, skip or what ever you want to do .The TravelSmart Team is very pleased with the costumes. We had a wonderful day…Continue
After organising 10 Walking School buses around Falcon for Walk Safely To School day for Friday 23rd May, the weather forecast was so grim we decided to postpone the event. Fortunately the weather was kind the following Wednesday when we rescheduled. About 250 students walked to school.
Ten parent volunteers were stationed around our suburb so children could walk safely all or part of the way to school.
On arrival at school the TravelSmart Student Action Team greeted students…Continue
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On the 3rd of June we continued painting our banner. We finally finished our border of golden footprints. They are gold because of the Warnbro Walker Award we give at assemblies. While we were painting, Mrs Yates, our TravelSmart teacher, took photos of us. We hope to have our first semester of achievements finished in a few weeks. Here's a photo of us holding up our unfinished banner.
Maddy Stone, Zoe Butterworth and Brianna Di Giuseppe.…Continue
The weather was fine but with a little bit of rain, so the numbers were lower than expected. The Fruit and Vegetables were yum and healthy. It was a big hit where we were in the under covered area.
Our guest walkers were:
- Paul Papalia (MLA for Warnbro);
- Jess Sankey (City of Rockingham's Health Promotions Officer) and
- Ron Pease (City of Rockingham Councillor).
We wrote thankyou letters to our special guests for attending.
Jess stayed to talk…Continue
A quick note to apologise about recent delays in blog scoring - there has been so much blog activity we couldn't keep up for a little while. Anyway we are now all up to date so you can check out your current points available at the bottom of the home page.
Well done - and keep up all the great work!
The bike path from the Fish Traps to GSG has commenced.…Continue
TOMORROW is World Environment Day and at GSG we are celebrating with a BikeFest for Junior School students, including bike checks, mini-obstacle courses and best-dressed bike competitions. Images will be uploaded soon after the event. We can't wait!
Please see the link to our promotional material below:…Continue