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October 2013 Blog Posts (29)

Walk Over October

We registered for Walk Over October as part of our Walk Safely to School programme.  The children from my Year Four class drew posters advertising the event and placed them around the school in the week prior to the Day.    The children from Kindy to Year Four took part in the colouring in competition that I held and the senior children designed a poster.  Two of the Student Teachers did the judging and selected four winners from each class - once again prizes were awarded.   I have included…


Added by Phoenix PS on October 30, 2013 at 14:20 — 1 Comment

Walk to School Day

We held our Walk to School Day on Friday 25th October and had a total of 93 school children plus parents and younger siblings that walked to school.  We also had 8 children that rode. 

At our assembly held that morning I was able to award 20 raffle prizes from the tickets that had been issued during the week leading up to the Day.  My senior Travel Smart Team had been recording raffle tickets during the week and the Year 4Travel Smarties from my room were collecting data over the…


Added by Phoenix PS on October 30, 2013 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Travelsmart Update - Term 4 begins

Hello again,

It's been a while since we last blogged and a few things have happened.

This week our Travel-Smart breakfast was a big success.

We even have some photos to show you.

^One of our year 6 students eating her yummy cereal^

This morning we had some cereal for breakfast…


Added by Allendale PS on October 30, 2013 at 10:05 — 1 Comment

Great Southern Grammar Walks to School

This Friday 1 November, Great Southern Grammar’s Junior and Middle Schools will hold another Walk to School Day as part of our support for the construction of a dual-use footpath servicing the School.  GSG students are the only children in Albany who do not have a foot and cycle path to their school.

Parents and students will show their support by joining staff members in walking to school this Friday. A support vehicle will assist us throughout the event and GSG staff will…


Added by Great Southern Grammar on October 29, 2013 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Walk to School day 2013 - 2

Very excited to report that a hands up survey on Walk to School day showed 68% of our students used Active Transport, we can make a difference !

Added by Atwell PS on October 24, 2013 at 19:55 — 2 Comments

Walk to School Day 2013

Wednesday October 23 Atwell PS held a special assembly to celebrate Walk to School Day and to congratulate our Art Specialist and one of our Year 5 classes who won the Walk to School Day Competition. Fantastic effort they produced a collage that demonstrated their understanding of Active Transport and how it benefits our community. It was a pleasure to receive a cheque for $1000 from the RAC, Heart Foundation and Australia Day Council of WA and presented by Mayor Logan Howlett.…


Added by Atwell PS on October 24, 2013 at 19:52 — 1 Comment

Atwell PS Healthy Breakfast 2013

On Thursday, 17th and Friday, 18th of October the Health and Wellbeing Committee hosted their annual Healthy Breakfasts for students in year 1 to 6. Both mornings were a huge success and in total 450 students attended.

Each morning started with students participating in a number of physical activities led by Mr Mort and Mr Jones. These included walking,…


Added by Atwell PS on October 24, 2013 at 19:43 — 2 Comments

“Word on the street” competition

Get your words on the street! The City of Cockburn wants to know why YOU walk, ride, scoot or skate to school. The most fun, creative or outrageous reasons will earn you TravelSmart points and may be painted on the footpaths around the City of Cockburn.


What to do:

  • Use the COMMENT BOX below to submit your entry, or email to
  • Using 11 words or less, finish the sentence “I walk (ride, scoot or skate) to school…

Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on October 24, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Protective parents shield kids (story in The West)

Another interesting story in today's West...
Let your kids fail, says expert Cathy O'Leary and Claire Tyrell

Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on October 23, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Kids urged to walk to school (story in The West)

A positive story in today's West...

Kids urged to walk to school, Rhianna King, The West Australian

There is a…

Added by James Peart (TravelSmart) on October 23, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Happy Walk to School Day!

Wishing all schools a fun, safe and exciting Walk to School Day today! I look forward to seeing the blog full of pictures, stories, and innovative ways to celebrate walking to school!

Added by Emily Carroll on October 23, 2013 at 8:37 — No Comments

Star Cards starting to catch on

At St Jerome's we have switched from having a particular day each that students are encouraged to walk or ride to school, to using the Star Cards with the Travel Smart team punching them on random days.  On average there are two days a week that students have an opportunity to get their Star Card punched.  Once a student has 5 stars, or a row, punch on their card they then go in the raffle to win a prize.  I have been drawing the prizes at assembly every month or so. 

The number of…


Added by St Jerome's Primary School on October 22, 2013 at 14:29 — 1 Comment

Showcase Preparation

We are Coolbinia's TravelSmart team for Term 4. 

We had a meeting today to develop our Showcase presentation.  We have another meeting tomorrow, with Tim Hill.  Tim is going to help us work on our performance.

Since Walk to School Day is on Wednesday, we also finalised our plan for this event.  Posters are on display around the school, information is on our website and two students will make a PA announcement tomorrow to remind everyone about walking.  We have prizes to…


Added by Coolbinia PS on October 21, 2013 at 22:08 — 1 Comment

Walk to School Day

We are having our Walk Safely to School day on Friday 25th October.  We registered with Walk Over October and our Travel Smarties have been awarding raffle ticket entries to children seen walking or riding to school.  We are also doing a colouring in competition with entries due to me by Thursday 24th Oct.

Maria Clapsis 

Added by Phoenix PS on October 18, 2013 at 17:35 — 1 Comment

Your Move

Thanks to Dorte who came to our sports carnival and handed out information about the Your Move program for the City of Cockburn.  Information has been put in our school newsletter which can also be seen on our school web site.  The newsletter (number 16) can be read from the info for parents drop down menu



Added by Phoenix PS on October 18, 2013 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Setting up a Walking School Zone

We set up a walking school zone at Ashdale. We sent home 5 bin stickers with people who live a 5 minute walk from school. First we needed to measure how far we could walk in 5 minutes, then we used Google maps to see how far we lived from school. We have attached pictures of the people who took home stickers and some students finding out how far we could walk in 5 minutes.

[editor's note: you can see the Walk Zone/Bin Sticker activity outline…


Added by Ashdale PS on October 18, 2013 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

St. Augustine's Bike Ed Photos


Added by St Augustine's School on October 16, 2013 at 19:31 — 2 Comments

Maddison's account of Bike Ed 2013

We, the Year 5s participated in Bike Education. It went for a week (only in school days). Our instructors were Mike and Elizabeth. Elizabeth owned a race bike with extremely thin tyres. Mike owned a normal bike but, Mike’s bike wasn’t small or rusty it was huge and so clean that you could put washing detergent all over it and it wouldn’t do anything!…


Added by St Augustine's School on October 16, 2013 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Emerson's account of Bike Ed at St. A's

In Week 7 the Year 5s did Bike Ed. There were a lot of things that we learnt. Our coaches Mike and Elizabeth set up courses for us to do.

On Tuesday, our first day, Mike and Elizabeth talked about the 2 and 2 test with your helmet to ride safely. We had to get two fingers to check if your helmet was near your eyes correctly and to see if it was tight enough. After that we played a game to see which team (carrot, potato and broccoli) could put their helmets on, in the shortest amount…


Added by St Augustine's School on October 16, 2013 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Year 5 Bike Ed @ St. A's

Last term the year 5 students participated in the Cycling WA Bike Skills education program. They had four sessions for 90 minutes each for four days during which time they learnt many new skills and had opportunities to practise these skills on their bikes around the school grounds.

This is our third year with the program and it is extremely popular with the students and an excellent way to foster the skills and confidence of our students as we encourage them to be more TravelSmart…


Added by St Augustine's School on October 16, 2013 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

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