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July 2015 Blog Posts (27)

TravelSmart workshop -Rockingham.

What a worthwhile workshop host by the City of Rockingham's Jess Sankey.

It was great to listen to other school reps and hear what has been underway in their schools. 

It was a great chance for us to share our successes and gain positive feedback. We felt very proud of our achievements so far. 

It was also a good opportunity to share our goals for the future and to begin planning to accomplish those goals. We have decided to hold a competition in Term 4 which will be our…

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Added by Warnbro Primary School on July 31, 2015 at 17:10 — 3 Comments

TravelSmart Assembly Announcement with Special Guest

This morning at our assembly our TStS Parent Team made a few short announcements.



We are moving our StarCard Strategy from Wednesdays to "random days". This will spice things up for our student TravelSmarties and allow our Parent Team to be more flexible and available for rewarding and encouraging them.



We also announced a NEW EVENT for Charthouse. A Winter TravelSmart morning event. See following blogs for more details.



Finally, we specially and luckily, had… Continue

Added by Charthouse PS on July 31, 2015 at 13:57 — 2 Comments

TravelSmart Assembly announcement by TS team

"So proud of three of the Year 6 boys from the TS team." Previously they have not been confident public speakers, two of them having English as a second language, but they spoke with poise and conviction on the microphone today at the whole school assembly. The boys informed all teachers, students & parents that the TS team, of six Year 6 students and myself, meets usually every fortnight for 30 minutes to plan events to promote active travel, do random bike counts, keep the bike area…

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Added by South Thornlie PS on July 31, 2015 at 10:43 — 2 Comments

Getting Started with TravelSmart!

Today, Baldivis Secondary College began its journey in the Travel Smart To School program by attending the Rockingham schools TravelSmart Network Meeting.

Over the past week at school, TravelSmart leadership team held an application process for students to nominate for a position on the prestigious Junior Green Team. Many Year 7 & 8 students applied- more info…

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Added by Baldivis Secondary College on July 30, 2015 at 11:15 — 1 Comment

Travel smart to school network meeting

Today I attended the travel smart to school network meeting, what a fabulous way learn about some fantastic initiatives other schools in the area are implementing.

Some ideas to take back to the school from today include ways to encourage parent and community involvement to Relaunch the WSB in term 4 and other possible events that the school could hold as full school participation.

Added by Makybe Rise Primary School on July 30, 2015 at 11:14 — 1 Comment

Starting Travel Smart

My goals in participating in Travel Smart to School
In a week: a better understanding of Travel Smart to School and identify the areas of what needs to be improved.
In a month: have participated in Travel Smart to School events and help promote events
Next year: to see a rise in students and their families walking or riding to school.

Added by Secret Harbour PS on July 30, 2015 at 11:13 — 1 Comment

Starting Travelsmart

Attended info session
Week goal- identify a key staff member to coordinate travelsmart
Month goal- have travelsmart team established
Year goal- to implement travelsmart actions from start of year

Added by Secret Harbour PS on July 30, 2015 at 11:08 — 2 Comments

Travelsmart to school information session

Today, Emma, Sue and Alicia, who are members of the Health Team, attended an information session about Travelsmart to school. We collaborated with teachers and parents from other schools in the area and shared ideas about how this is working in schools. Charthouse PS is running activities with support from the P&C and teachers. It was great to hear the journey that Warnbro PS are on and the fantastic things they are doing in their school. We have some new ideas to think about and are… Continue

Added by Charthouse PS on July 30, 2015 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

Article Submission in our coming Newsletter

We underwent another trial run this Monday just past and this time we were equipped with high visibility vests. One of our leaders had sick children so that gave opportunity to navigate in future what to do in that situation. We have done lovely posters which will be posted in school grounds soon . For the Kindy section we ordered Colouring-in paint sheets to colour in the Walking School Bus picture and a walking bus STORY BOOK  as well as  Choose Active…

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Added by Maylands Peninsula Primary on July 29, 2015 at 12:35 — 1 Comment

Trial #2

We underwent another trial run this Monday just past and this time we were equipped with high visibility vests. One of our leaders had sick children so that gave opportunity to navigate in future what to do in that situation. We have done lovely posters which will be posted in school grounds soon and today I will write an update to hopefully be presented a the Friday's school assembly. Unfortunately several members of our team have had work and study schedules change plus difficulties…

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Added by Maylands Peninsula Primary on July 29, 2015 at 12:03 — 1 Comment

STAR CARDS on the go!

Today we launched Star Cards.

Every time you get a raffle ticket, we punch a star in the card which has your name and room number on it. To earn a Star Card, you need to earn a raffle ticket from the Toesday (Tuesday) Hands-Up count. Every Toesday we do a Hands-Up count with every class and if you chose Active Transport you get a raffle ticket. 

With our first day of Star Cards, Room 11 is out in front with the most Star Cards (9). 

Dakiah. 

(Mentor's…

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Added by Warnbro Primary School on July 28, 2015 at 15:59 — 1 Comment

Welcome New Members

This term we welcome 2 new  TS members, Dakiah and Amirah because 2 of our members left. We welcomed them with a TS folder, TS pen, TS notepad and Nature Play Passport. We also took a photo. We all hope they like Travel Smart.  

         Takesha and Skye (left and right) welcome Amirah and Dakiah to the Travel Smart Team.…

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Added by Warnbro Primary School on July 28, 2015 at 15:46 — 1 Comment

Get creative and adopt a local bus shelter

Adopting a bus shelter is a great way to get your school involved in the local community while also making the shelters more meaningful and raising the level of appreciation for these public facilities in the community.

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) is now providing funding to assist Local…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 24, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Coolbinia's Term 3 TS Champions

Hi Everyone

This term started with the selection of our new team of TravelSmart students from Year 5.  We are excited about TS activities we will be doing this term:

1. Using TS posters from last term's competition to promote TS.

2. Working with the Heart Foundation to promote the healthy activity side of TS.

3. Continuing to support our regular Fume Free Fridays.

4.  Continuing to support our special TS Days.

5.  Organising TS raffles and sharing…

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Added by Coolbinia PS on July 23, 2015 at 20:38 — 1 Comment

Join the Behaviour Change Professionals Network

I f you are passionate about behaviour change as a discipline and looking at ongoing professional development, join the TravelSmart Workplace Program email list and keep an eye out for their quarterly training and networking…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 22, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Harrison Adams – A TravelSmart Champion

We recently interviewed Harrison Adams, our dynamic TravelSmart Champion from South Padbury Primary School.

  • How did you get involved in TravelSmart to Schools? All I ever wanted to do was refresh the Blue Feet around Padbury, and here I am..!
  • What have been some of your most…
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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 20, 2015 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program

SimplyCarbon has announced that it will be launching a new Low Carbon Schools pilot program in 2016 that will be developed and delivered in partnership with the City of Fremantle. Other schools from around the Perth metropolitan area will also be invited to participate and SimplyCarbon is looking for councils who would like to sponsor schools in their LGA.

TravelSmart to School initiatives could be a great way to lower your school’s carbon footprint so why not get in touch with…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 15, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Connecting Schools Grants

The 2016-17 Connecting Schools Grants program will be opening mid/late August 2015, with the closing date expected to be late September to early October. The specific dates will be available by the end of July, but in the meantime you can get a head start on your application with the following information.…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 15, 2015 at 12:16 — No Comments

Bankwest Easy Grants – monthly opportunities for grants!

Every month Bankwest is awarding 20 Bankwest Easy Grants as part of their campaign to support local communities across Australia. So far they’ve supported over 800 community groups from local schools to sporting clubs and you could be…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 15, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

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