Walk and Wheel Wednesday

  • 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 road. 

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! 

Please 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 your day.

Regards

Rebecca Thornton

EAL & Community Partnerships Leader


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