- Thursday, March 28, 2019
- Sally Hill
We hold Walk and Wheel Wednesday every week to
encourage our students and their families to actively travel
to school as part of a healthy lifestyle. In 2016, we were
selected by the Wyndham Council to be part of the Active
Travel Schools Program, which allowed us to install three
Active Travel Paths. Students and their families can follow
the markers on the footpath which will take you to one of
our School Crossings, which is the safest place to cross the
The locations of the paths were selected based on where most of our
families live. Families can hop on the path at any point. Parents of
older students, may choose to use the paths as a drop off and pick up
point as there is ample parking along each path! There are also
markers that have been placed where students need to cross the road
to remind them to ‘Stop, Look, Listen & Think.’
The purple path starts at the park on Florey Avenue near Nossel Drive.
The path will lead you through the park and along Tom Roberts Parade
until you reach the school crossing.
The orange path starts at the corner of Pritchard Walk and Penton
Way. This path will take you along Miles Franklin Blvd, Enright Parade, Niland Cres, Fairbridge Rd,
Holdsworthy Rd, Brownlow Drive, and Donaldson Pl to the reserve on Breasley Parkway. Walkin along Breasely Parkway will then lead to Tom Roberts Pde and the school crossing.
The blue path starts at Cheetham Creek on Lennon Blvd. This path will take you through Nolan
Reserve to Sidney Nolan Walk, and to the lights at the corner of Tom Roberts Pde and Boardwalk
Blvd. Markers after the lights will lead families directly to school.
On Wednesdays from 8.20-8.40am, staff and student leaders will be at
some of the entrances around the College, handing out tokens to students
who actively travel to school by walking or riding. Students who use the
School Crossing may also be spotted and receive a token even if they came
to school in a car because they crossed the road at the crossing!
remember that if your child is riding a bike, scooter or skateboard they
need to wear a helmet. We hand out two tokens when students are
wearing a helmet!
While the weather is nice, let’s get outdoors and actively travel to school! It’s a great way to start
EAL & Community Partnerships Leader