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July 2016 Blog Posts (10)

Our Thoughts on the Bi-ennial TS Awards.

On the 29th of June, our mentor (Arlene Yates) went up to Perth. She brought back 2 Awards: Achieve & Champion! I was so happy that we have achieved this standard. On the Friday at Assembly, we had 2 guests Lisa Rooke & Jess Sankey join us to celebrate our achievements. Lisa came up to the front of the Assembly & called us out to join her. She told the whole Assembly how well the TS Team and Mrs Yates had done. We are doing well! Hope we can have this opportunity…

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Added by Warnbro Primary School on July 28, 2016 at 17:04 — 1 Comment

Champion Profile - Nikki Poulish from Great Southern Grammar

What is your most memorable moment coordinating activities?

I have two very special memorable moments in my time as TravelSmart Champion at GSG.

The first was the morning of our inaugural Bikefest - seeing more than 100 students arriving with their bikes and scooters ready to take part. It was such an overwhelming response, supported by parents as our path to school was not yet built and it was impossible to ride to school to take part.

The second was…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 28, 2016 at 14:14 — No Comments

New Website

The TravelSmart team are busily working behind the scenes with one of Perth’s top website developers building a new easy to use website!

The new innovative website is being designed from the ground up to act as a central portal for the School, Household and Workplace programs.

The new website will be fully responsive with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets and will give schools an engaging online platform to share stories, connect with participating schools, set goals,…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 28, 2016 at 14:09 — No Comments

Simply Carbon - Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program

The Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program is a new two year program developed in WA to assist schools to improve sustainability, reduce their carbon footprint and educate tomorrow’s leaders about sustainable resource consumption.

The pilot program includes a transport component which is based on the TravelSmart to School program, and helps schools reduce their carbon output associated with commuting.

The program helps schools to develop individualised carbon reduction action plans…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 28, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Book a Tour of the brand new Perth Busport!

The new Perth Busport is now open and the Education Team at Transperth would like to invite schools to book a tour and head underground to see how its state of the art Dynamic Stand Allocation System (DSMS) works. 

Book your tour on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday by phoning Louise, Dave or Carol-Ann on 9326 3970 or emailing education@pta.wa.gov.au - the tour takes an hour. The team can give you advice on how to save on a school bus costs by travelling to the City by…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 28, 2016 at 12:27 — No Comments

Check out Cool Australia's Enviroweek - September

Cool Australia’s Enviroweek is just around the corner - September 11th-17th. Join 3,000 schools and more than 300,000 Aussie Kids taking action for a sustainable future. Register now or update your 2015 profile to showcase new actions for 2016 at…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 28, 2016 at 11:41 — No Comments

Term 3 At Lakelands

There are some amazing things going on in regards to Travelsmart this term at Lakelands. Firstly we would like to welcome Miss Dhue who has joined our awesome Travelsmart team who will be taking over from Mrs Ham while she is on maternity leave. Footprint Friday has continued into this term and we have replenished our awesome prize box full of Travelsmart goodies. This week some of our students will be participating in a bike workshop (photos and a report will be posted later on). Also this…

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Added by Lakelands PS on July 27, 2016 at 9:23 — 1 Comment

Nedlands Primary School - 2015/16 Connecting Schools Grant

We are pleased to announce that we have completed and acquitted our 2015/16 Connecting Schools Grant Program. Thank you to the Department of Transport and to the the Nedlands Primary School P&C Association, who funded 50% of the grant expenses.

The grant included the following programs and equipment installations - and photos below:

1. Bike racks for 50 bikes

2. Modifying school entrances to accommodate bike traffic

3. New bike maintenance station for students…

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Added by Nedlands Primary School on July 22, 2016 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

TravelSmart Schools Website and Resource Review

The TravelSmart to School website is getting a facelift and at the same time all TSTS resources are being reviewed. We are looking for feedback on what resources are great, which ones you use most and if there are any better formats we could use in the new website. In addition, if there are any resources we don't currently provide, whether they are how to guides, work sheets or activities - please let us know. 
100 bonus TravelSmart points are available for each school…
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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 18, 2016 at 9:31 — No Comments

Connecting Schools Grants - Now Open

As part of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants program, schools can now apply for a Connecting Schools Grant for 2017-18. These grants fund up to 50% of total project costs with the other 50% funded by your school, local government funding or non government funding.  

Find the application form here and the…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 13, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

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