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September 2015 Blog Posts (23)

Connecting Schools Grant - applications closing November 30, 2015


The Department of Transport has announced the next round of the Connecting Schools grants. Closing date November 30, 2015.

Application form and Information pack



Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on September 29, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Dress-up Car Free Day

Our World Car Free day event was a success!  The pre-post survey data showed more students came to school in a TravelSmart way for this special day.  So our advertising - posters and PA announcements - helped to make the day successful.


Students were allowed to dress-up on this day so there was…


Added by Coolbinia PS on September 25, 2015 at 11:30 — 1 Comment


The week before our Footprint Friday launch we conducted a hands up survey and the results were what we expected. During the year we have had a few events, however, this one by far had the best participation. We also conducted a hands up survey on the day of the launch and the the amount of students who walked, scooted or rode to school has been our best yet!. We hope to continue this and keep up the active travel to school. I have attached our data we have collected from our hands up…


Added by Lakelands PS on September 24, 2015 at 10:37 — 1 Comment

Beautiful day for a ride!

Loreto Nedlands held another Ride to School Day to mark the end of Term 3. Students took advantage of the glorious spring weather to ride, walk, scoot and skate to school. On this occasion we decided not to have a breakfast and the students played handball and danced to music instead. This change did not…


Added by Loreto PS on September 23, 2015 at 21:33 — 1 Comment

Ah clean feet....


                                                                       Clean feet!

With all of the painting done, what was left to be done but the cleaning of the templates..... Knowing what the last lot of cleaning had…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on September 23, 2015 at 15:06 — 1 Comment

All roads lead to Warnbro PS....

Our TS Team will blog about path painting next term but I wanted to share some of our photos. They say a picture tells a thousand words, so here goes.

Firstly well done Team! 6 sets of templates were completed in just over an hour. Thankfully the spots we wanted to paint were quite close to school so we did a fair bit of path hopping! Great teamwork ensured everything was completed in the…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on September 22, 2015 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Last call for Transperth Selfies

Got a selfie of yourself on your phone, taken somewhere on the Transperth system?  Then why not submit it, along with your name and a sentence or two telling us what you’ve learnt about Transperth whilst out and about, and send it to

You could be walking away with $100 for you and $100 for school in gift vouchers for your effort.…


Added by Carol-Ann & David (Transperth) on September 22, 2015 at 13:33 — No Comments

Banner competition

Hi all, am I able to get banners made up from the banner competition even if I don't have enough points?
If so how much will it cost me?
Also , are there promo banners I can use as well for the launch day?

Added by John XXIII College on September 21, 2015 at 10:19 — 1 Comment

Be Active Bike Skills

Year 5 students from St Augustines participated in the Be Active Bike Skills course in Term 3.  The fantastic team at Westcycle helped us to plan the four bike safety sessions over a week in September.  The students learned the importance of maintaining bikes in good working order, following road safety rules…


Added by St Augustine's School on September 20, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Foot Print Friday !!

Today was the grand launch of the Foot Print Friday and it turned out to be a great success. We had a lot of students who participated by walking, riding and scooting to school. The cousellors reminded students throughout the day to make sure their raffles tickets are placed in the Foot Print Friday tub. Three winners were then chosen out of the tub to win one of our fantastic Travelsmart prizes. Fingers crossed our team keeps up the good work by promoting this day every week so that active…


Added by Lakelands PS on September 18, 2015 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Travelsmart to school day week 9 term 4

Yesterday I gained the support of the year 7 team to integrate a travelsmart program into their life skills course to culminate in a travelsmart to school day in week 9.

The plan so far.

Week 1 Launch with guest speakers and design a banner competition

Week 3 mapping my way to school- how far can I travel in 5 minutes

Week 5 mapping my way to school- mapping and road safety

Week 7 bicycle maintenance and road safety

Week 9 travelsmart to school day followed by… Continue

Added by John XXIII College on September 18, 2015 at 10:11 — 2 Comments

Preparing for World Car Free Day

Hi Everyone

Today we conducted the pre-survey in 12 classes for World Car Free Day. 

We also put posters on display advertising World Car Free Day.  For the pictures on the posters we used the drawings students gave us for the poster competition last term.

We are ready to do the PA announcement on Monday to encourage everyone to be TravelSmart on Tuesday 22 Sept for World Car Free Day.

Term 3 TS Team

Added by Coolbinia PS on September 17, 2015 at 16:11 — 1 Comment

Travelsmart to school day term 4

John XXIII College is hosting a Travelsmart to school day  with the Year 7 cohort in the last week of Term 4 2015. I will be presenting to the Year 7 homeroom teachers today and am hoping to gain their support.

I would like to host a Healthy Breakfast on the day. Has anyone had particular success with certain businesses in donating food items? e.g. Bakers delight/ Coles/ Woolies/ IGA?

I will keep an updated blog as my journey unfolds.

Neil van Herk



Added by John XXIII College on September 17, 2015 at 11:12 — 2 Comments

Foot Print Friday !!

The launch of our Foot Print Friday is getting close and there has been a lot of excitement and involvement happening in order for this launch to be a success. Mrs Starbucks health class has made some amazing posters to put around the school. Our Travelsmart Smarties have also been promoting this launch by reminding all students on the P.A system during their Friday afternoon radio broadcast. I have attached some pictures of the students posters and the information that was posted in our…


Added by Lakelands PS on September 16, 2015 at 13:15 — 1 Comment

Walk To School Day

The Travelsmart team is feeling very organised this term and have already organised our next event. Starting Week 1 next term (Term 4) students will be given a scavenger hunt to complete as they walk to school. The students have the whole month of October to get this completed. When the scavenger hunts have been…


Added by Lakelands PS on September 16, 2015 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Glich in the System

We mailed interested families but have not received much response . I think we need to approach the school community via our school Facebook and email as well as the newsletters  they put out fortnightly. So back to the grindstone tabulating the email addresses!

Added by Maylands Peninsula Primary on September 15, 2015 at 17:29 — 1 Comment

From our Roving Reporters

Bike Ed has been going well. The students learnt how to dismount their bikes safely. They also have learnt how to turn properly. They show by their hands which way they are turning.                                                         …


Added by Warnbro Primary School on September 15, 2015 at 16:40 — 1 Comment

From the sidelines of Bike Ed.

Dylan and Jayk  were unable to participate in their session today, so we asked them to write about what they have learnt so far. 

    ABC    Air    Brakes   Chain.                              

                                                                 Ready to start  …


Added by Warnbro Primary School on September 15, 2015 at 16:04 — 1 Comment

St Augustine has gone Double Platinum!

In Term 2, in a special presentation at assembly, the City of Belmont awarded St Augustine with a DOUBLE PLATINUM travelsmart award.  We are very proud to be the second school in the State to achieve the highest travelsmart award behind Redcliffe Primary School who are also within the City of Belmont.

Our Year 6 travelsmart team have done a fantastic job of promoting the travelsmart message this year and we have participated in at least one event each term.  

Next week we will…


Added by St Augustine's School on September 14, 2015 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

From our Roving Reporter.


                                                                       Getting ready.               



Added by Warnbro Primary School on September 9, 2015 at 12:38 — 1 Comment

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