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December 2013 Blog Posts (16)

Thank You

Darcy receiving the award on Showcase Day.

Thanks to Kath Merrick for coming to our school assembly on Friday 22nd November and presenting the Travel Smart Team with our Bronze…

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Added by Phoenix PS on December 29, 2013 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

Travel Smart News

Darcy accepted Phoenix Primary’s Bronze level Travel Smart award from Brett Hughes (the Executive Director of Transport Policy & Systems at the Department of Transport) at the Travel Smart Showcase Awards Presentation Day held in…

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Added by Phoenix PS on December 29, 2013 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

2013 TravelSmart Activities at Caralee Community School

The roads and carparks around Caralee are very congested at school drop off and pick-up times, and many people forget to slow down to 40 km/hour around the school. Here's a picture of one of the over-crowded carparks on a typical day...

 

So we decided to do something about it! We…

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Added by Caralee Community School on December 19, 2013 at 14:02 — 1 Comment

Summary of TravelSmart Activities

This is a summary of the activities the P&C and staff at South Thornlie Primary organised this year, to promote cycling and walking to school.

Safety Dress Day - whole school

Be Active, Cycle Instead program & bike maintenance- Year 4 students

Cycling Survey - Year 4 students

Interactive Garden - Community project co ordinated by the P&C

Wellington Walk - whole…

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Added by South Thornlie PS on December 18, 2013 at 0:37 — 2 Comments

Interactive Garden

The P&C committee at South Thornlie Primary challenged themselves to design and build an interactive garden for the whole school to use, in an unused sandy 700m2 area of the school with native trees. The Principal, staff and garden committee wanted students to get back in touch with their natural environment.

Over the last 12 months, with support from parents at busy bees and generous donations from the local business community, the area was transformed on a low budget and this…

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Added by South Thornlie PS on December 18, 2013 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Be Active Cycle Instead

Our Year 4 students participated in the Be Active, Cycle Instead program run by AustCycle WA. Our school was successful in receiving a RAC Grass Roots grant which funded the course for 60 students plus allowed bike maintenance to be done on about 20 bicycles that needed seats, chains and hand brakes adjusted or repaired.

The Year 4 students used their own bikes during the 6 sessions spanning…

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Added by South Thornlie PS on December 17, 2013 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

Helping our students walk to school safely

We have painted footprints and stop, look left, look right messages on the safe routes for our school community around the school, including the crosswalk site with the help of our student councillors. This will be our final TravelSmart initiative for the year, we look forward to 2014 and continuing to encourage active transport.…

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Added by Atwell PS on December 16, 2013 at 11:54 — 1 Comment

First ever walking school bus

We had our first ever walking school busy this Wednesday, which was great.

As always we learn from these events and work out how we can improve for next time but overall we were pleased with how it all came together. We had 10 meeting locations around the community past some of our safety houses and…

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Added by Falcon Primary School on December 13, 2013 at 7:10 — 2 Comments

2013 - What a wonderful TravelSmart to School Year

Well done to all the marvellous City of Cockburn Primary Schools and their Champion Teachers, Students and Parents for getting involved with the TSTS program this year.

10 of the 15 Cockburn TSTS schools have now signed off on accepting Connecting Schools Grants with a total value of just under $70,000. That's an amazing amount of money to fund new shiny cycling infrastructure in and around Cockburn! Think of the all the amazing riders who are going to be excited to…

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Added by Katy Boschetti, TravelSmart on December 12, 2013 at 14:20 — No Comments

SAFETY DRESS DAY AT SOUTH THORNLIE PS

All of our students loved coming to school in a variety of safety clothing earlier this year and got to see everyone's outfit at the school assembly. It was a great way for the P&C committee to reinforce the safety message to students just before the school holidays. Students from Kindy to Year 7 wore…

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Added by South Thornlie PS on December 10, 2013 at 22:09 — 1 Comment

Monday Assembly - Term 3 Raffle

 

All travelsmart students were called up today (Monday assembly) and the raffle taken place in front of Year 1-6 students.  Raffle drawn by Vice Principal.  First, Second & Third prizes awarded (2 boys/1 girl).  Well done to all 65 students!  Winners' names will be in our newsletter on Thursday.

Added by St Columba's Primary-South Perth on December 9, 2013 at 19:32 — No Comments

Junior Bike Racks closer to classroom

Since a Junior Bike Rack was moved out of the bike compound on the other side of our school and put near the ECC and Junior Block, we are getting more students from PrePrimary, Year 1 and Year 2, riding to school with their parents this term. The young students can now park closer to their classrooms and take less time getting to class before the siren.

A simple but effective solution to a TIME ISSUE problem.…

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Added by South Thornlie PS on December 6, 2013 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

Connecting School Grant

We are very excited to have been succesful with our Connecting School Grant application. We will be using the funds to install a sensory bike path. We envisage using lots of recycled materials including donations from families. The bike path will provide a range of experiences for the children such as different textures, colours, shapes and interesting objects. In addition we will be purchasing road signs so the children can learn road safety rules and also bike/scooter racks to…

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Added by Beeliar Primary School on December 5, 2013 at 20:11 — 1 Comment

Reflections from our Travelwise Coordinator

This afternoon, the Travel Wise 'adult team' met with the TravelSmart student team. The meeting was swamped with lots of enthusiasm! Many ideas, lots of good comments about the TravelSmart Showcase 2013 and many goals. 

Where to start? The [Leadership] Team is quite confident and ready to discuss ideas and plans for 2014. It really was a verbal explosion chart this afternoon. 

The adults in the room made a few suggestions on getting started and…

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Added by Warnbro Primary School on December 4, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Looking to the future

Wow...2014 Is looking great.  We put out an expression of interest form for potential travesmart team members for next year and already have at least 15 students interested!!

We are hoping to have a last hurrah for 2013 next week by organising a "Walking School Bus". So we are looking forward to that.

Does anyone have any tips or advice for ensuring a smooth walking school bus experience?

Added by Falcon Primary School on December 3, 2013 at 21:15 — 2 Comments

2014 Inspiration - our favourite ideas from 2013

Obstacle Course

Madeley PS encouraged students to get active on the way to school by rewarding TravelSmarties with a bicycle/scooter…

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Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on December 2, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

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