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June 2016 Blog Posts (17)

Term 2 - Travelsmart Raffle

At our last assembly for Term 2 a raffle was conducted by the Yr 6 Environment Officers. Well done to the 100+ travel smarties who received a travelsmart sticker.  Then ten (10) lucky student's names were drawn out of a bike helmet!  They all received a movie pass.  Enjoy!

Keep on choosing active travel, St Columba's students - it is healthier, safer and sustainable.

Added by St Columba's Primary-South Perth on June 30, 2016 at 13:01 — 1 Comment

We are the TravelSmart to School Innovate Award Winners for 2016!!

Yesterday morning, myself, Miss Gillet, our principle Mr Svendsen, our Youth worker Leigh Macintosh, and two of our amazing Junior Green Team members Neha and Daniel were lucky enough to be invited to attend the TravelSmart Awards for 2016 at Frasers in Kings Park. We had a wonderful morning filled with amazing food, great company, fun activities and some very inspiring people with enlightening stories about their TravelSmart accomplishments. We are so excited to announce that Baldivis…


Added by Baldivis Secondary College on June 30, 2016 at 11:30 — 4 Comments

Great new video clip: Lakelands Primary School - TravelSmart from the Start

A new video clip of Lakelands Primary School - TravelSmart from the Start!

Earlier this year, the TravelSmart team with Sunshower Media went out to Lakelands Primary School to create a new video clip. The clip was played for the first time at the TravelSmart Awards breakfast event in a room filled with interested Schools, Executives, Mayors, Councillors, representatives from local…


Added by TravelSmart to School on June 30, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

TravelSmart Awards 2016 - Award Winners

The TravelSmart Awards 2016 were presented this morning to Schools, Local Government and Workplace Winners at Fraser's Restaurant in Kings Park over breakfast. 

Thank you to everyone who came along to represent their school - it was great to see so many Principals, Deputy Principals,…


Added by TravelSmart to School on June 29, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Junior Green Team update

Hello everyone. It's almost end of term 2 and we are super excited to announce our awesome achievements this semester. We have done many awesome things this term such as for scooter obstacle course to promote travel smart and our footprint Fridays. Next term we are focusing on spray painting safe traveling signs on the footpaths around school for students. Can't wait for another awesome term.
Have a great holidays. :)
From Heidi Paterson

Added by Baldivis Secondary College on June 28, 2016 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Planning starts for Winter Warm-up Competition.

The TS Team has started planning Term 3's Winter Warm-up Competition with a brainstorming session this morning. As they say a picture tells a thousand words, so here is the Team in action:                                 …


Added by Warnbro Primary School on June 22, 2016 at 12:20 — 1 Comment

Term 2, 2016 - Hands Up Travel Survey

On Thursday 16th June 2016 we held our eighth 'hands up' survey. 

Overall our active transport was 34% (133 students) compared to 39% (150 students) in Mar 2016 and 38% (145 students ) in June 2015.

These results are the lowest active transport results we have recorded since October 2014.

Our accumulated results were:

  • 2 (1%) caught the bus or train 
  • 27 (7%) of students rode a bike / scootered / skated 
  • 104 (27%) of students…

Added by Nedlands Primary School on June 21, 2016 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Junior Green Team Update

Our Junior Green Team have been very busy in the last few weeks at our Motorless Monday meetings! We have commenced the planning for our next big TravelSmart project which our Green Team are so keen and enthused to run! We will be painting stencils around Rivergums which promote travelling smart to school and inform walkers and riders how long it will take to get to school from certain points along our most common routes. The task at this Monday's Motorless meeting was for the students to…


Added by Baldivis Secondary College on June 16, 2016 at 20:35 — 2 Comments



We all were proud of ourselves and we all did a good job. At the assembly, Mrs Yates presented us with the Platinum Certificate. Before that Mrs Yates put the Platinum sticker on the TS…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on June 15, 2016 at 11:55 — 1 Comment

Don’t Mess With Bus

Transperth is excited to announce our latest bus safety campaign. It’s a colourful one, with a very serious message – Don’t Mess With Bus!…


Added by Carol-Ann & David (Transperth) on June 14, 2016 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

"FOOT" note to NWS2SD.


Above, one of our Wonderful Walkers, Fiso, whose name was pulled out of the hat for a prize pack. Here she is after the presentation at assembly with her Wonderful Walker Certificate, prize pack and…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on June 10, 2016 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Being TS on National Walk to School Day

On National Walk to School Day lots of students from Coolbinia Primary School came to school in a TravelSmart way.

38% of our students supported this special TS Day.  This was an improvement on our 'baseline or normal day'.  The result was very pleasing.


To reward students we had prizes.  All TravelSmart students recieved raffle tickets.  Twenty tickets were drawn at random. These students received great prizes, like bike helmets, shoe pets and many more fun…


Added by Coolbinia PS on June 7, 2016 at 15:59 — 1 Comment

Children Crossing Signs on Nanarup Road

For parents and friends of GSG who have been asking for better warning signage at the student crossing point at Lower King Bridge, please note that the City of Albany has erected bright yellow 'Children Crossing' signs on Nanarup Road in both directions to alert motorists. …


Added by Great Southern Grammar on June 7, 2016 at 10:56 — 1 Comment

4 inspiring Blogs of the Month

It's been a little while coming, but we are finally ready to announce the winners of our ongoing blog of the month competition.  We have many great blogs each month and we highlight the extra special ones on our Recommended Blogs page. But each month we chose one blog that has really stood out to us and each winner receives 30 bonus points.

So far this year the winners have been:

February -…


Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on June 3, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments

Waste Free

After our first Fume Free Friday, there was a lot of waste as a result of the plastic cups used for the student’s Milo drink. For this term’s Fume Free Friday, the Sustainability Committee encouraged students to bring their own reusable cup to drink their Milo from. A total of 155 students bought their own cup, which significantly reduced the waste of plastic cups into the rubbish bin. As this new incentive was a huge success, the reusable cups will continue to be promoted at all Fume Free…


Added by Aubin Grove Primary School on June 2, 2016 at 19:27 — 1 Comment

Travelsmart Kids

On Friday 1st April, Aubin Grove Primary School held it’s first ‘Fume Free Friday’ for the year. It was a huge success with over 500 students participating in this great event. On the student’s arrival to school, their ‘travelsmart’ efforts were rewarded through receiving a cold Milo. The line for Milo was SO long, we nearly ran out of milk. Staff members had to raid the staff room and canteen for extra milk supplies. It was great to see the students enjoying themselves walking to school…


Added by Aubin Grove Primary School on June 2, 2016 at 19:23 — 1 Comment

Fume Free Friday

Fume Free Friday officially started at Aubin Grove Primary School in 2015. The school’s Sustainability Committee has developed a whole school approach to promote safe and active ways to travel to school. One of the initiatives of the Sustainability Committee has involved the introduction of ‘Fume Free Friday’. This means coming to school in a ‘travelsmart’ way on an allocated Friday once a term. Through parent’s support and school staff promotion, students are encouraged to walk, ride or…


Added by Aubin Grove Primary School on June 2, 2016 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

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