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June 2014 Blog Posts (22)

Bike-Fest for World Enviroment Day

Our first Bike-Fest was a resounding success with 145 bikes (and scooters) on the day.

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.



Added by Great Southern Grammar on June 30, 2014 at 11:30 — 5 Comments

Our Path to the Path

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:

  • Discussions between the P&F committee and school…

Added by Great Southern Grammar on June 30, 2014 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Painting Footpaths around Phoenix - Part 4

Last school holidays, there were 7 kids and 1 adult in our painting group. The kids did the painting and the mum took the photos. All the kids live locally and TravelSmart to School most days. …


Added by Phoenix PS on June 27, 2014 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Painting Footpaths around Phoenix - Part 3

We started painting on a hot afternooon in February, so the paint would dry fast. 

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…


Added by Phoenix PS on June 27, 2014 at 10:53 — 2 Comments

Painting Footpaths around Phoenix - Part 2

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.…


Added by Phoenix PS on June 27, 2014 at 10:33 — 1 Comment

Painting Footpaths around Phoenix - Part 1

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…


Added by Phoenix PS on June 27, 2014 at 10:26 — 1 Comment

Only 1 week left to send through your Nature Play-inspired stories

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:

  • one of the…

Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on June 25, 2014 at 13:58 — No Comments

Join the Nature Play Challenge and you could win a family adventure holiday!

Want to spend more quality time…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on June 25, 2014 at 13:35 — No Comments

Joys of Catching the Bus

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.

Catching the bus back to…


Added by Coolbinia PS on June 24, 2014 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse

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…


Added by Jigeesha Joshi on June 24, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Warnbro Primary School's Happy Walk 30th May, 2014

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…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on June 17, 2014 at 14:14 — 1 Comment

Walk Safely To School Day Take 2

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…


Added by Falcon Primary School on June 13, 2014 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Golden Lock - simple reward for kids who ride or scoot to school

If you want to get more kids riding and scooting to school*, introduce the Golden Lock to your bike/scooter storage area. Its similar to the…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on June 12, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Our Banner Story Part 2

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.…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on June 10, 2014 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Walk Safely To School Day, Afterwards

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…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on June 10, 2014 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Blog points all up to date!

Hi everyone,

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!


Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on June 4, 2014 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Turning the sod!

The bike path from the Fish Traps to GSG has commenced.…


Added by Great Southern Grammar on June 4, 2014 at 12:24 — 3 Comments

GSG Celebrates World Environment Day with a BikeFest!

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:…


Added by Great Southern Grammar on June 4, 2014 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

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