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November 2013 Blog Posts (18)

Final surveys for 2013

We have completed our final hands-up surveys for this year.  yesterday we did the pre hands-up survey (normal day) and today we did the post survey for our Fume Free Friday.  More students came to school in a Travelsmart way today. 

It has been a great year for Travelsmart.  We have achieved our Gold Award!  Yeah!

Term 4 Travelsmart Team

Added by Coolbinia PS on November 29, 2013 at 14:17 — 1 Comment

WA schools celebrate Walk to School Day

Walk to School Day was celebrated at many schools around WA in October. The following schools shared their activities on-line:

Atwell Primary celebrated with an art collage, assembly and travel survey.

Phoenix Primary's TravelSmart student team judged a colouring competition, gave out raffle prizes at a…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on November 29, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Nathan Crawfford - A TravelSmart Champion

This term we are featuring an interview with Nathan Crawfford  - the highly energised TravelSmart Champion at Success PS. Nathan recently took the time to be interviewed by the roving TS reporter....

Memorable moment coordinating activities at Success Primary:

Earlier this year we held a Winter Walk at Success PS.  The aim was to show parents and students they could…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on November 28, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Warnbro Walking School Bus

Well, this is our first blog and, as always, it’s wonderful to be part of an active community that is so supportive of our children’s physical and mental health. Final term saw the recommencement of our Walking School Bus and it was great to see so many students eager to join. Newcomers were welcomed as many of our regular ‘school bus’ travellers had made new friends throughout the year. It’s never tiring to see that no matter how much time friends spend together, they’re always hungry for…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on November 26, 2013 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Hands up travel Survey

Completed our Hands up travel survey.  Our community has increased its use of riding, scooting and walking considerably.  We now have 21% choosing the healthier option.

Added by Amaroo Primary on November 25, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Last hands up survey for 2013

Last week the TravelSmart team completed a hands up survey. We chose a random day to complete it on, so the students came to school using their ‘usual’ means of transport. The results weren’t amazing but it is still beneficial for us to see the results of random days. Next year the TravelSmart team has set themselves a goal of completing 4 hands up surveys per term so that we have lots of data! They have also set themselves goals of how much they would like the percentage to improve…


Added by Redcliffe PS on November 19, 2013 at 7:53 — 3 Comments

2013 Showcase

WOW what an event! The Redcliffe team had a great time at the end of year showcase. It was great seeing the schools present and we have some awesome ideas for next year. Our students enjoyed presenting and was great to see ‘kids teaching kids’. Here are some of the ideas that we really like the sound of and plan on implementing next year

  • Walking around Australia or WA – I plan on doing this with my class next year in Term One as a trial and then my class can help me implement it…

Added by Redcliffe PS on November 19, 2013 at 7:52 — 2 Comments

End-of-Year Hands-Up Survey

The Coolbinia TS team met on Tuesday lunchtime, 12 November, to plan our final special TS event for the year.  We are having a Fume Free Friday on 29 November.  We organised who would make the assembly announcement about the walk/ride day, the PA announcement and advertising posters.  We looked through the box of prizes for giving to TS students and planned who was going to do the survey in which class.  We are working in pairs and will survey two or three classes each.  We are…


Added by Coolbinia PS on November 13, 2013 at 22:40 — 2 Comments

TravelSmart Showcase

Last week Coolbinia PS representatives attended the 2013 TravelSmart Showcase.  Ten students and two teachers attended.  We travelled to City Farm by public transport - bus and train - and this was fun!


We enjoyed the day and these are some of our highlights:

It was great to see what the other schools were doing.

I really liked doing our presentation in front of students from other schools.

Winning the TravelSmart Gold…


Added by Coolbinia PS on November 13, 2013 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Showcase 2013

TravelSmart schools once again blew us away with their creativity, entrepreneurship and hard work featured in their end of year presentations and workshops.

Over one hundred student, teacher, parent and local government TravelSmart champions gathered to learn and celebrate. Participants loved "Hearing what other schools are doing. Meeting people that may be able to help with our TravelSmart journey." Networking, ideas, different approaches and the interactive nature of the event were…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on November 13, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Travelsmart Showcase..

We thoroughly enjoyed the travelsmart showcase yesterday. The activities and venue were great, as was the general running of the day. We walked away with such an enthusiasm for the coming year and so many new ideas to hopefully plan for. Thanks travelsmart for such a wonderful opportunity.

Added by Falcon Primary School on November 7, 2013 at 20:32 — 1 Comment

Travel Showcase 2013


A fantastic event.  Thank you to all the inspirational schools and Dept of Transport staff for presenting and preparing such an informative day.  Thank you!!

Added by St Columba's Primary-South Perth on November 6, 2013 at 13:48 — 1 Comment

Bike Shed Grant!!

We are pleased to announce that Redcliffe Primary has been awarded a Connecting Schools Grant to construct a new bike shelter for those students that scoot and cycle to school. We worked with the TravelSmart and Grants officers at the City of Belmont, who applied for the grant on our behalf, while the P&C worked hard to raise the remainder of the funds.…

Added by Redcliffe PS on November 3, 2013 at 20:05 — 3 Comments

Discussion Question for you all

At a recent TravelSmart meeting the team and I discussed the issue of making our healthy breakfasts more environmentally friendly. What do you do at your school to achieve this??

We ask students to bring a bowl, plate and spoon to each breakfast so for the majority of the students bring their own things. However, we still have to supply plastic bowls and spoons for the students who forget. We were wondering how your school does the breakfasts and if anyone has any ideas about…


Added by Redcliffe PS on November 3, 2013 at 20:00 — 6 Comments

Walk to School Day 2013

We celebrated Walk to School day on Wednesday 23rd October. The TravelSmart team helped to organise a yummy healthy breakfast for the students who partiipated. We tried toast this time and it was a huge hit! We also had cereal available for the kids. We had a really good family turn out this year and lots of parents…


Added by Redcliffe PS on November 3, 2013 at 19:30 — 3 Comments

Back on the blogging board....

It has been quiet on the blogging front but not on our walk and wheelie program. The star cards are going great guns....We have a huge queue every Wednesday morning....Which is so great to see and  as the weather continues to warm up we will expect to see more and more kids out and about on their way to school.

The travelsmart team are looking forward to the showcase next week and have enjoyed the guidance and support that Tim has provided. I'm guessing there will be a few nerves on…


Added by Falcon Primary School on November 1, 2013 at 11:24 — 1 Comment

Children's Week Awards

The TravelSmart Team at Madeley Primary were nominated for the Children's Week Award for all their hard work and efforts in implementing our TravelSmart Program at Madeley. 

The team were then shortlisted to receive an award and invited the the Children's Week Ceremony at the Heath Ledger Theatre in Perth City. 

Three very active member of the TS team were selected to join Miss Foulds in attending the event. 

The anticipation was sky rocketing as we made our way into to…


Added by Madeley PS on November 1, 2013 at 11:13 — 2 Comments

Term 4 Begins with a BANG!

What an amazing TravelSmart start to term 4!

It has been all hands on deck in GLA2 this term with planning for our presentation at the TravelSmart Showcase - We are all SOOOOO excited!

Miss Foulds has enjoyed watching all of the groups in her class of 31 present their ideas and activities in their endeavour to attend the TS Showcase. 

We are also looking forward to having a last minute planning session with the wonderful Tim Hill, who is popping in for a visit early next…


Added by Madeley PS on November 1, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

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