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August 2013 Blog Posts (30)

Win a bike with Bike about Belmont!

Spring is an excellent time for outdoor activities, so grab your bicycle, put on a helmet and get outdoors with Bike about Belmont!

 

Follow the map to some great locations in the City of Belmont, see how many questions you can answer, and you could go into the draw to win a fabulous Giant Sedona hybrid bicycle and helmet thanks to Hi-Way Cycles.

 

Collect your Bike about Belmont map from the Civic Centre or the Ruth Faulkner Public Library and get planning your…

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Added by Emily Carroll on August 30, 2013 at 11:18 — 1 Comment

TSTS Showcase preparation

We were very lucky on Monday to have Tim Hill from HotRock come to our school to work with the TravelSmart team and share his Kids Teaching Kids experience. We worked with Tim for two hours and discussed all our great ideas about our presentation at this years end of year TravelSmart to school showcase. Tim was very helpful and we all had a great time! Tim helped us plan our presentation and it sounds like it will be great! We have a lot of work to do! We're not going to share our ideas with…

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Added by Redcliffe PS on August 29, 2013 at 14:17 — 2 Comments

Assembly Visitor

 Southwell PS is looking forward to Dorte' visiting our school for our assembly to talk to the students about what TravelSmart is all about. Hopefully this will inspire some students to join my TravelSmart crew when I put out the call. We are also super thankful to Kath Merrick for helping us out with our stencils and helping out Success with getting theirs back from us as we seems to have held them hostage for some time due to the weather. Thanks also to Nathan from Success PS for lending…

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Added by Southwell Primary School on August 28, 2013 at 22:40 — 2 Comments

TravelSmart 2013

Very excited at Atwell PS as we now have on board to parent reps from our Atwell community, they have volunteered to be part of the Atwell TravelSmart Team. We just had our first official meeting to look at what is happening for the remainder of the year and where we can head with TravelSmart in 2014. Both parents are excited and looking forward to being involved in activities encouraging Active Transport at Atwell PS!!!! Lots of great ideas, a big thank you to our two parents from the…

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Added by Atwell PS on August 28, 2013 at 10:34 — 1 Comment

Enviroweek Raffle

It was decided to encourage students to participate in Enviroweek we would hold a raffle. Each time a student walked or wheeled to school they would receive a raffle ticket. The more you walked or wheeled the more tickets you had in the raffle. This has proved to be popular. In order to stop extra raffle tickets being given out the students had to bring their travel smart card to the raffle table to exchange it for a raffle ticket. The students wrote their name and room number on and place…

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Added by Falcon Primary School on August 27, 2013 at 10:33 — 1 Comment

Keeping the interest building

The students of the travelsmart team have been doing announcements to encourage the students to walk every day in Enviroweek.  Here are a couple of the scripts:

Hailee – It’s Enviroweek Sophie and we are going to set up outside the music room every day to clip travelsmart cards.…

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Added by Falcon Primary School on August 27, 2013 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

Wet Weather holding us up

Just when Southwell P.S. gets ready to paint out feet around the school etc, the wet weather sets in for a week or so. We need it to dry out for a couple of days in a row for us to be able to lay down the walking feet and stop signs. Big thank you to Nathan and Success Primary School for lending us your templates for so long. They will be returned this week as we will order some as it is taking way to long to get these dry days that are needed.

Added by Southwell Primary School on August 25, 2013 at 19:53 — 2 Comments

Winter Walk Winners

On Thursday 8th August Success PS held a Winter Walk day.  The aim of the event was to remind students and parent they can still walk to school when it is raining.  They just need to wear a rain jacket and use an umbrella.  To help promote the event students were encouraged to decorate their umbrella and participate in an …

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Added by Success Primary School on August 23, 2013 at 14:30 — 3 Comments

Success PS TravelSmart Bronze Award

Success PS is proud to announce that we have become a Bronze status TravelSmart school.  We have participated in the program for the past ten months and are proud to be awarded the Bronze award.  The TravelSmart team is now working hard to achieve our Silver status by the end of the year!…

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Added by Success Primary School on August 23, 2013 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Enviroweek Challenge

We are challenging the students to try and walk or wheel to school every day next week. We started by putting up posters yesterday to build some interest. Tomorrow we are sending out letters and giving out goal cards for the students to write their challenge on so they can decide how many days they are going to try and walk or wheel.…

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Added by Falcon Primary School on August 21, 2013 at 13:47 — 1 Comment

TravelSmart Showcase 2013

Cathy has just confirmed that she and hopefully the whole TravelSmart team will be attending the TravelSmart Showcase 2013.  City Farm is in a great location for us to use the train from Mandurah. It will be great to meet everyone and get some more inspiration. See you there.

Added by Falcon Primary School on August 16, 2013 at 11:59 — 1 Comment

Walk, Ride or Scoot to School event day

On Wednesday the 7th of August we held a TravelSmart WALK, RIDE or SCOOT to SCHOOL DAY and the P&F made cheese toasties and poured orange juice for those who participated thanks to a welcome breakfast grant from the City of Belmont.…

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Added by St Augustine's School on August 16, 2013 at 7:28 — 2 Comments

Year 6 TravelSmart Team

At St. Augustine's it is the year 6 TravelSmart team who work hard to make event days a success. Without their effort and commitment our TravelSmart to school program wouldn't be running.

Well Done Team!…

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Added by St Augustine's School on August 16, 2013 at 7:27 — 2 Comments

P&F support for TravelSmart to School

TravelSmart to School is also supported by our P&F committee and without them events with a breakfast would not be possible - Thank you to all those parent helpers!…

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Added by St Augustine's School on August 16, 2013 at 7:27 — 1 Comment

TravelSmart star card and Gotcha rewards

As part of our TravelSmart Star Card scheme we decided, in conference with the school deputy principal, to give out gotcha cards as an incentive for continued participation. The gotcha cards are a reward system that already exists in the school for students who demonstrate the values of the school. Getting the students active is one of the school's goals at the moment.

If students are given a gotcha card they have earned 2 points for their faction. There are prizes for the winning…

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Added by Falcon Primary School on August 15, 2013 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Science and Sustainability Day at Bibra Lake Primary

On 2nd July, Bibra Lake Primary held a whole school Science and Sustainability Day.  Rooms 1 and 10 (Years 2 and 4) drew a picture of a tiny thing they saw on their way to school during the TravelSmart competition.  Ms. Oates read the book 'Ten Tiny Things' to the children and then they drew something they saw.  The children appreciated that they would not have seen these things if they had come to school by car.

Here's a photo of some of our drawings:…

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Added by Bibra Lake Primary School on August 14, 2013 at 14:48 — 3 Comments

TravelSmart 2013 Showcase

Success PS TravelSmart Team has put Wednesday 6th November in the calendar for the 2013 TravelSmart Showcase.  Mr Crawfford will be attending with the six TravelSmart team members: Chloe, Harshita, Reece, Stephanie, Emily and Abel.  We will be travelling by bus and train to attend the Showcase.  Everyone can not wait to meet and share ideas with other schools!

Added by Success Primary School on August 13, 2013 at 16:02 — 1 Comment

TravelSmart Star Cards

We have started the TravelSmart Star Cards scheme. The first thing we did was send out a letter to the parents explaining the prodedure.

Last Wednesday was a very successful morning. The student team divided up the classroom blocks so the cards could then be placed in the appropriate boxes. We decided…

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Added by Falcon Primary School on August 13, 2013 at 13:30 — 2 Comments

Interschool TravelSmart Competition Trophy

Falcon Primary School has won the “Greatest Change” award in the Interschool TravelSmart Competition.

At the Parent Assembly on 2 August Mayor Paddy Creevy and Councillor Rhys Williams presented the school with a trophy, certificate and $250 toward bike education. The students are proudly displaying the trophy and certificate in the front office for all the see.

Congratulations to Cathy McIntosh who is co-ordinating this for our school.…

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Added by Falcon Primary School on August 12, 2013 at 21:02 — 1 Comment

Park and Walk or Ride

We have had a few of the parents saying that they live too far away from the school to walk or bike. We suggested to them that they park and walk. Near the school there is a large park area and the beach which both have parking. By parking there the students get a good walk to school and the traffic around the school continues to be reduced. Below is the note that was sent out to parents with this suggestion.…

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Added by Falcon Primary School on August 12, 2013 at 20:55 — 1 Comment

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