You can change the world by changing your trip to school!
Two students in our team designed posters about cars idling in the parent car park before pick-up time. We read some information about the problem and the posters focus on pollution and wasting money. These posters are displayed near the parent car park. We hope they work! We'll watch and see!…Continue
This term we are featuring an interview with the creative and inspirational Alicia Faloona - TravelSmart Champion at Charthouse Primary School in the City of Rockingham. Alicia recently took the time to be interviewed by our roving TS reporter after recently winning our 2014 Best New TravelSmart School award.…
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We’ve been blown away by the creativity, inspiration, motivation and peer support from TravelSmart Schools this year. A big congratulations to all schools who have overcome TS barriers, implemented TravelSmart ideas and made real progress this year! Here is a taste of highlights from 2014 :
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A story in The Australian (August 20, 2012) highlights that 'smart devices' may be delaying children's speech. The report says the households who watch a lot of TV only speak a combined 500 words a day, compared to 6000 in more moderate TV watching households.
Jane Beale, a speech pathologist is quoted as saying "More and more now we have got not only TV and video games, but we have iPhones and iPads, and we have parents spending time on iPhones and iPads rather than…Continue
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The WA Commissioner for Children and Young People's recent launch of the Wellbeing Monitoring Framework highlights the issues of obesity in children. It specifically notes the importance of "active commuting" in combating the below issues.
In WA in 2012:
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Our TravelSmart team met today to discuss our activities for this week:
1. Conduct our end-of-year hands-up survey. We organised which classes our different team members would visit. We have twelve classes to survey.
2. Prepare small prizes to be handed out this Fume Free Friday. Prizes for being TravelSmart on Fume Free Fridays are given out on a random basis to encourage students to be TravelSmart all the time because it is healthy and good for the environment, not because…Continue
On Thursday 20 November we held our second 'hands up' survey in each class throughout the school from years one to seven. This is our orchestra and band rehearsal day, so we expected the results to be slightly down on active transport numbers compared to our October results.
Our accumulated results were:
On the 22nd October Charthouse P&C and TravelSmart Parent Team hosted a…Continue
Walking%20School%20Bus%20pics.pdf here are some pictures of the kids on their way to school :)
We have been…Continue
We are excited to announce that the winner of our
Term 4 Walk/Ride/Scoot to School Day Footprint competition is..................
Room 14 - Mrs. Salt's Year 6/7 Class…Continue
Our school had this newsletter item in our most recent edition:
This term, our focus in Health lessons is around healthy lifestyles, so we’ll be learning about keeping ourselves healthy through a balanced diet, regular exercise, plenty of sleep and also relaxation. Using active transport…Continue
Congratulation Charthouse on reaching Silver. We also want to give a big congratulations to Jess Sankey
from COR, for helping the 2 Travel Smart Schools get to where we are now.
So far we are in week 2 of the Pledge and we have had a 70% response from the students!
We hoped that around 20 people would complete the Pledge but we are thrilled with the 90 people so far working on their Pledge.
We are so happy that we got the Bronze level, with 500 points then we gained another 145 points to our tally so now we have 645 points!!!. (we now have 670 points!) We then had Jess Sankey present the sign at our assembly. Warnbro Primary Travel Smart Team would like to give a big thankyou to Jess.
Signing off Reece & Zoe :)
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Two Nedlands Primary School parents, Jane and Natasha, volunteered and attended the TravelSmart Brains Trust on Wednesday 5th Nov. Both were very excited by the enthusiasm and the wide variety of ideas generated at the workshop. Highlights were;
1. The inspiring speech by NaturePlay's CEO, Griffin Longley, who outlined that active transport is not only good for health and fitness but also for….
i) Imagination, journey, community. gets young inds going in the…Continue
What an amazing Walk, Ride or Scoot to School Day we held at Newborough Primary this morning.
With thanks to donations from our local supermarkets we held a Healthy Breakfast of delicious fruits for all our students who walked, rode or scooted to school.
There were some fun…Continue
Things are still going along well with our weekly walk, ride, skate, scoot or catch the bus to school day each Wednesday. Most weeks we have 100 or more participants. The team are very committed and run the event each Wednesday with minimal adult assistance.
A very successful bike safety workshop was held late last term.
Active Transport alive and well at Atwell Primary School. We conducted a Hands up Survey on Wednesday October 22 (Walk to School Day) and totalled 64% active transport (ie walk, ride, scoot to school), Fantastic Result!! Well done to the Atwell school community