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July 2013 Blog Posts (30)

We're coming!

Coolbinia PS will be attending the TravelSmart presentation day at City Farm on Wednesday 6 November.  It will be a happy celebration of of all the different ways we are being TravelSmart!  It will be fabulous to hear what other schools are doing ... this will inspire our students for 2014!!!

Added by Coolbinia PS on July 31, 2013 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Lesson idea:- Bike riders save economy $21 on each commute

Another potential easy Maths/English activity... The Sydney Morning Herald reports that "the economy benefits by more than $21 every time a person cycles 20 minutes to work and back and $8.50 each time a person walks 20 minutes to and from…


Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on July 31, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Term 3 TravelSmart Team in action...

Hi Everyone.  We are the new Term 3 TravelSmart team.  Today we prepared for a TravelSmart assembly item.  We are going to announce the class winners from last term's Interschool Competition. 

Planning for this term was also started.  We are going to focus on Fume Free Fridays and award prizes for the most active classes on a random basis, so students will hopefully walk or ride to school just in case it is a prize day!

Marco, Alexia, Georgia, Bailey, Aaron and…


Added by Coolbinia PS on July 30, 2013 at 14:36 — 1 Comment

travelsmart breakfast

We had our first ever Travelsmart breakfast on the last Wednsday of term 2.

We had lots of cerals and fruit that everybody enjoyed.We had over 150 people participate on 1 day!!!

While our princpal Ms Turner took some photo's, the Travelsmart team had lot's of fun giving out the brekkie.…


Added by Waggrakine Primary School on July 30, 2013 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Peak Oil? Is it still relevant ?

Read on for some stimulating material for an English, Maths or SOCE lesson...

The Oil Drum, a Web site dedicated to informed discussions about peak oil and energy, announced on July 3 that it is closing down.

Apparently there has been some recent celebration amongst those who support a future based on petroleum that…


Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on July 30, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Falcon got their feet moving

Great start to the new term at Falcon. We had 57% of the students walking this week. Five of our classes had over 75% of their students on feet or wheels. Must congratulated one of our year seven classes for their great efforts with 87% of the class engaged in active travel to school.

Added by Falcon Primary School on July 27, 2013 at 11:39 — 1 Comment

Success PS Intra-school Term 3 Results

Success Primary School participated in the Inter-school competition on the ning in Term 3. 

However we also ran an Intra-school completition at Success PS. Full results are attached here. 

This was to encourage friendly competition between classes.  Throughout the term our whole…


Added by Success Primary School on July 26, 2013 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Exciting News Success PS has a Children Crossing Warden


Success Primary School would like to welcome Wendy Peers our new Children Crossing Warden.  Wendy attends the crosswalk before and after school on each school day. 


Children are encouraged to say “hi”…


Added by Success Primary School on July 26, 2013 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

Winter Walk Ideas

On Thursday the TravelSmart Team met together to discuss a Winter Walk.  I was inspired to have this event at Success PS after I saw it at the City of Cockburn TravelSmart PD last term.


I asked the students to…


Added by Success Primary School on July 26, 2013 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Term 3 Program

At Madeley Primary we were all so impressed and pleased with our Term 2 results that we have decided to continue our Walking Wednesday and Fuel Free Friday. 

The travel smart committee have also come up with great activities to do throughout the term such as;

- Dress you bike up

- Continuing the Friday obstacle courses

- Slow bike races

- Bike-athon

These activities will be incorporated throughout the term to promote the Wednesday and Friday…


Added by Madeley PS on July 26, 2013 at 11:53 — 1 Comment

Madeley in the West Australian

After our fantastic reward afternoon Madeley was approached by the West Australian to be a part of an article about promoting kids walking and riding to school. The article was featured in the West Australian on the first Saturday on the holidays. 

We were…


Added by Madeley PS on July 26, 2013 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Madeley Reward Afternoon

After an AMAZING term 2 we are over the moon to announce a 30% increase in students walking to school. 

After such a positive term we had a reward afternoon for all those dedicated students who made the life style changing commitment to walk or ride every week. 

The afternoon consisted of Blue Earth games, slow bike races, obstacle courses and much more. This was a great way…


Added by Madeley PS on July 26, 2013 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Need help with 11 to 18 year olds?

Promoting smarter travel choices to 11 to 18-year-olds

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Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on July 23, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

RAC grants - be QUICK!

"Grass Roots" grants (up to $2000) and "Community Partnerships" grants (up to $20,000) grants close in two weeks! In the past, TravelSmart schools have received funding for Bike Ed under the Grass Roots scheme.

The RAC recently supported…

Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on July 23, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments


Hi my name is Julie. I'm going to be co-ordinating the Travel Smart at Falcon Primary School during term three. Very excited to be involved.

Added by Falcon Primary School on July 20, 2013 at 9:32 — 2 Comments

Kids Teaching Kids student team resources

Kids Teaching Kids have some fabulous resources to support student team action.

If your student leadership team is planning a weekly campaign promotion or a special event day, perhaps they could deliver a mini 'workshop' to their class in the lead up to help enrol support. This could comprise activities such as PMI charts, graffiti sheets or Think Pair Share to help the class brainstorm how they are…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on July 16, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

Term 2 Update

Wow - what a busy term that was! Finally I have time to blog about what we have been up to. Obviously we have been participating the the Interschool Competition that was organised. We are very happy with our results. We surveyed all the classes every Wednesday morning and promoted the event as Walk to School Wednesday. Every Wednesday we worked out the overall percentage of students working to school and we also did the class percentages. We turned it into a class vs class competition aswell…


Added by Redcliffe PS on July 16, 2013 at 14:42 — 2 Comments


 At last the work has started on fencing the school.  Rosie ( our champion parent) will be able to use the stencils to mark the footpath. 

Added by Phoenix PS on July 14, 2013 at 1:57 — 2 Comments

The Critical Decade

The Federal government Climate Commission’s latest report – The Critical Decade 2013: Climate Change Science, Risks and Responses has been released. An animation and some of the infographics accompanying the report follow.

Remember, each trip you take by foot, bicycle or public transport saves us CO2 emissions so keep up the great work. Here's to a healthy future for our…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on July 12, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

The West notes 'Rethink urged on school drop off' and celebrates Madeley PS

The Saturday July 6 edition of the West Australian noted a Rethink urged on school drop off: This was echoed locally following Britain's new public health chief calling for a ban on the school car run in a bid to tackle the nation's obesity crisis. 

University of WA adjunct Professor Billie Giles-Corti…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on July 12, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

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