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Champion profile Jessica Truss and Alison Gillett - Baldivis Secondary College

Jessica Truss and Alison Gillett head up Baldivis Secondary College's Junior Green Team.

1. Memorable moment coordinating activities:

Watching our green team coordinate their scooter obstacle course and seeing how successful it was.

2. How…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on November 29, 2016 at 13:38 — No Comments

TravelSmart is getting a refresh

We have some exciting news that we have been bursting at the seams to let you all know about.

Over the coming months the TravelSmart brand as you currently know it, will begin to make the exciting transition to be integrated into the Your Move brand. The fresh new branding will bring all the Department of Transport's travel behaviour programs, including TravelSmart to School, under the banner of Your Move.

The Your Move program is a key part of the Transport Plan for Perth…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on November 29, 2016 at 13:36 — No Comments

New Your Move website workshop and forum on 5 April 2017

We know you are looking forward to the Christmas break, but we also know how quickly your Term 1 calendar will start filling up, so make sure you pencil in 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Wednesday 5 April 2017 for a professional development event that will be held for TravelSmart Schools, Local Government Officers and TravelSmart Workplace champions.

At the workshop we will be looking at the new website and you will be able to test it all out, whilst networking with other program…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on November 29, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Featured Reward

Get prepared for your end of year activities or even next year with these heavily discounted Raffle packs! At 45 reward points each the raffle packs are great value and perfect for use at end of year TravelSmart events and to reward students for walking, cycling, scooting and using public…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on November 29, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

New RAC Road Ready program

RAC have extended their Child and Youth membership to include a new category to educate high school aged children about road safety.

The RAC Road Ready program is a fun and engaging way to talk to students about road safety and teaches them how to keep themselves and their friends safe on and around the roads. It also encourages responsible behaviour, risk reduction and increased resilience.

The program provides access to learning resources for both students and teachers - such…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on November 29, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Happy World Car Free Day!!!

Happy World Car Free day everyone!

We look forward to hearing all about what happened at your school today to celebrate this prestigious day that reminds us to leave the family car at home and walk, ride, scoot, skate, pogo stick, dance, skip and take public transport for your trip to…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on September 22, 2016 at 10:17 — No Comments

Top Tips to Improve Trips - New Video!

What a great way to share tips on how to improve your experience as a public transport user - this new Transperth video - Top Tips to Improve Trips - would be great to share with your school community and will guarantee to melt hearts of all ages!

Interested in more information on what the Transperth Education team can do at your school?

Head to the…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on August 31, 2016 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Champion Profile - Nikki Poulish from Great Southern Grammar

What is your most memorable moment coordinating activities?

I have two very special memorable moments in my time as TravelSmart Champion at GSG.

The first was the morning of our inaugural Bikefest - seeing more than 100 students arriving with their bikes and scooters ready to take part. It was such an overwhelming response, supported by parents as our path to school was not yet built and it was impossible to ride to school to take part.

The second was…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 28, 2016 at 14:14 — No Comments

New Website

The TravelSmart team are busily working behind the scenes with one of Perth’s top website developers building a new easy to use website!

The new innovative website is being designed from the ground up to act as a central portal for the School, Household and Workplace programs.

The new website will be fully responsive with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets and will give schools an engaging online platform to share stories, connect with participating schools, set goals,…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 28, 2016 at 14:09 — No Comments

Simply Carbon - Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program

The Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program is a new two year program developed in WA to assist schools to improve sustainability, reduce their carbon footprint and educate tomorrow’s leaders about sustainable resource consumption.

The pilot program includes a transport component which is based on the TravelSmart to School program, and helps schools reduce their carbon output associated with commuting.

The program helps schools to develop individualised carbon reduction action plans…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 28, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Book a Tour of the brand new Perth Busport!

The new Perth Busport is now open and the Education Team at Transperth would like to invite schools to book a tour and head underground to see how its state of the art Dynamic Stand Allocation System (DSMS) works. 

Book your tour on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday by phoning Louise, Dave or Carol-Ann on 9326 3970 or emailing education@pta.wa.gov.au - the tour takes an hour. The team can give you advice on how to save on a school bus costs by travelling to the City by…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 28, 2016 at 12:27 — No Comments

Check out Cool Australia's Enviroweek - September

Cool Australia’s Enviroweek is just around the corner - September 11th-17th. Join 3,000 schools and more than 300,000 Aussie Kids taking action for a sustainable future. Register now or update your 2015 profile to showcase new actions for 2016 at…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 28, 2016 at 11:41 — No Comments

TravelSmart Schools Website and Resource Review

The TravelSmart to School website is getting a facelift and at the same time all TSTS resources are being reviewed. We are looking for feedback on what resources are great, which ones you use most and if there are any better formats we could use in the new website. In addition, if there are any resources we don't currently provide, whether they are how to guides, work sheets or activities - please let us know. 
100 bonus TravelSmart points are available for each school…
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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 18, 2016 at 9:31 — No Comments

Connecting Schools Grants - Now Open

As part of the Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants program, schools can now apply for a Connecting Schools Grant for 2017-18. These grants fund up to 50% of total project costs with the other 50% funded by your school, local government funding or non government funding.  

Find the application form here and the…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on July 13, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Great new video clip: Lakelands Primary School - TravelSmart from the Start

A new video clip of Lakelands Primary School - TravelSmart from the Start!

Earlier this year, the TravelSmart team with Sunshower Media went out to Lakelands Primary School to create a new video clip. The clip was played for the first time at the TravelSmart Awards breakfast event in a room filled with interested Schools, Executives, Mayors, Councillors, representatives from local…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on June 30, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

TravelSmart Awards 2016 - Award Winners

The TravelSmart Awards 2016 were presented this morning to Schools, Local Government and Workplace Winners at Fraser's Restaurant in Kings Park over breakfast. 

Thank you to everyone who came along to represent their school - it was great to see so many Principals, Deputy Principals,…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on June 29, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Your Commute Choices - A new resource

A great new publication has been produced to help inform and INSPIRE active travel choices for the work day commute by the TravelSmart Workplace team here at the Department of Transport called 'Your Commute Choices".

This resource may be one to promote at your school and also interesting for all the self professed TravelSmart Geeks (or is that just me!) such…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on May 2, 2016 at 9:56 — No Comments

National Walk Safely To School Day celebrations - Friday 20th May

Now in its 17th year, National Walk Safely to School Day is an annual event to encourage all primary school children to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.

To register for a publicity and a promotional pack or print extra materials go to the event website.

Promotional packs need to be ordered by Friday 13th May,…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on April 20, 2016 at 10:24 — No Comments

TravelSmart Awards 2016 - Call for Nominations

The biennial TravelSmart Awards will be taking place this year on the 29 June 2016. The awards recognise the success and achievements of local governments, workplaces and schools in delivering TravelSmart initiatives.

Nominations for 2016 are now open

Participants in our TravelSmart local government, school and workplace programs are invited to nominate for 2014/2016 initiatives for the TravelSmart Awards.

The three award categories open for nomination…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on April 18, 2016 at 10:32 — No Comments

2015 TravelSmart to School Results are in...

As Term 1 draws to a close, the TravelSmart to School team have the pleasure of sharing a summary of the program results for 2015.

We'd like to extend a great big giant thank you to the TravelSmart Champions who inspire students, teachers and parents to walk, ride, scoot, skate and take public transport for trips to and from school. Your work to collect and send in your schools valuable hands up survey data at the beginning and end of the year is greatly…

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Added by TravelSmart to School on April 8, 2016 at 13:11 — No Comments

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