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September 2013 Blog Posts (15)

Active Transport

Tuesday September 24 the student travelsmart team at Atwell PS performed an item(unfortunately no photos) at the school assembly which emphasized the importance of Active Transport. Prior to the item there was a powerpoint which displayed to all students what active transport is, facts, why active transport is important(benefits) and safety in relation to active transport. Our goal is to reduce the percentage of students that are driven to/from school. The item, which was a lot of fun,…


Added by Atwell PS on September 25, 2013 at 17:23 — 2 Comments

What about a Bike Bus to school?

You've heard of the Walking School Bus. What about a Bike Bus?

Do people at your school ride together in a group?

The clever gang at Dismantle are looking into the Bike Bus concept. They have a few simple questions for parents to help with their research. Fill…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on September 21, 2013 at 15:58 — No Comments

Last chance for Walk to School Day prizes

Registrations for national Walk to School Day prize packs close this Friday.

Register here with organisers the Heart Foundation and Department of Tranport's Walking Unit.

How will you celebrate Walk to School day? A healthy breakfast? A scavenger hunt?…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on September 16, 2013 at 16:32 — No Comments

Tackling misuse of our Kiss and Drive

In 2012 at Mindarie Primary the P&C RoadWise Commitee set out to extend the amount of bays that could be used for Kiss and Drive. In 2013 we now have 10 bays running parallel to a busy traffic route at the northern aspect of the school. This is great as we now have a fabulous new way of cutting down on the need to park to collect students from our school - in theory. Unfortunately, though use and benefits of the kiss and drive were outlined to carers and parents by flyers sent home, the…


Added by Mindarie PS on September 12, 2013 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Understanding our interviews

We listened to and talked about the transport interviews we conducted with our parents and grandparents.

We then made a Venn Diagram to compare transport across different generations. …


Added by Ashdale PS on September 12, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment


Hey all,

Travelsmart has been going smoothly since last post and we have continued on with our breakfast program and it has been going as smooth as ever. We served some fresh cut up oranges this morning for the kids that walked to school.

vale (goodbye in latin) and see you next time.

Added by Allendale PS on September 11, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

World Car Free Day - September 2013

This year we have decided to celebrate World Car Free day! We will be celebrating it on Wednesday 25th September and have the organisational side of things all down packed! This is how we plan on celebrating it!



One thing that TravelSmart team have realised is that we would like to involve our families and the wider community with our TravelSmart events. For world car free day we are holding a FAMILY FUN POSTER COMPETITION! We…


Added by Redcliffe PS on September 11, 2013 at 8:00 — 4 Comments


We have been interviewing our parents and grandparents about how transport has changed over the years. Here are a couple of podcasts of our interviews.

Zac interviews Sue…


Added by Ashdale PS on September 10, 2013 at 15:30 — 4 Comments

Images from around the world - walking to school

Here is a great visual resource to start discussion in the classroom.


The ABC has published a series of photos of children around…


Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on September 10, 2013 at 12:07 — No Comments

Enviroweek a great success

Enviroweek has been a great success.

We have increase the number of students using the TravelSmart Star Cards. We have a total of 273 students regularly having there star cards clipped every week, that is 45 % of the school population. The Enviroweek activities (spot prizes, stickers and raffle) increased the numbers by 50 students. The badges where very popular with all the year levels.

This last week the week after Enviroweek we expected the numbers to drop with no…


Added by Falcon Primary School on September 10, 2013 at 10:06 — 1 Comment

Madeley Awarded

Madeley Primary School is so happy to announce they have achieved bronze level in the Travel Smart program. 

It is such a great achievement for Madeley who made this happen in just over a term. 

We were very privileged to have the Deputy Mayor - Councillor Gray - come out to one of our assemblies to present us with our new sign, bronze level sticker and certificate of achievement. 

Councillor Gray spoke at the assembly and told all the teachers, parents and students that…


Added by Madeley PS on September 6, 2013 at 11:38 — 1 Comment

Kids Teaching Kids

On Thursday the 29th of August the Madeley Primary TS Committee had a Kids Teaching Kids incursion. 

Tim Hill came to visit the class and did some fantastic activities with us to help us planning our presentation for the Travel Smart celebration day. 

Students enjoyed having Tim in the classroom and are very excited about the idea of presenting our achievements to different schools. 

At Madeley our TS Committee consists of a whole class of 31 students, so to choose who…


Added by Madeley PS on September 6, 2013 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Kids Teaching Kids Conference: Transport & Air aspect of the Eco Footprint

Eleven of our TravelSmart students attended the Kids Teaching Kids Conference in Mandurah last week.  The conference was about "Coasts, Climate and Communities".  We showed how everything we do is interconnected  by playing a systems game.  For example, going to school in a TravelSmart way supports student wellbeing (healthy behaviour) which connects with reducing CO2 in the atmosphere which connects to decreasing our eco footprint...

Term 3 TravelSmart Team

Added by Coolbinia PS on September 3, 2013 at 17:52 — 1 Comment

CO2 Game

Last Friday Tim Hill visited our year 5/6 class.   Tim asked us to brainstorm 'What TravelSmart means to us? We listed many activities and ideas, like ...

Walking school bus

Eco footprint

Social handprint

Whole systems thinking

Fume Free Fridays

!00 Tonne Plan

'Dress up your bike' competition

'Going for Gold' in 2013

Special TravelSmart Days - walk/cycle to school

Using the Strideboard

Prizes for being…


Added by Coolbinia PS on September 3, 2013 at 17:25 — 1 Comment

Fume Free Fridays

This term our focus has been on Fume Free Fridays.  We have posters on display and make PA announcements on Thursdays to remind everyone about coming to school in a TravelSmart way especially on Fridays. 

Today we made two short videos promoting Fume Free Fridays.  Teachers will show these videos in class and the whole school will see them at assemblies too.  Making the videos was a lot of fun.

Term 3 TravelSmart team

Added by Coolbinia PS on September 3, 2013 at 16:59 — 1 Comment

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