Floreat Park Primary School's stories

Mark Walters

Walk or ride to school in crazy socks.... For hot chocs!

On Thursday 24 May, our school took part in ride to school day... With a twist! Our Student Council planned the day to include fundraising for a local charity, Socks in the City, who support homeless people by providing them with clean, warm socks.

Students at Floreat, came to school by sustainable means while wearing crazy socks! When the students arrived at school, they gave a gold coin donation and received a cup of hot chocolate. We raised $719 for Socks in the City and a whopping 90% of students came to school by means other than a car!

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Mark Walters

Bike Education Lessons Begin!

This story is related to Obstacle Course Activity

In the past week, our school has been taking part in Bike Education lessons. Students in Year 5 have begun by learning how to head look, pedal from power position and ride in a controlled way. The lessons have been taking place on the basketball courts and the children have had lots of fun so far. Here's a run down of what we've learnt.

1. Head Looking - This is useful when you are crossing a road or moving onto different terrain. The students have practiced this by riding down the court and looking back to read a random number. See the photo below.

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2. Power Position - This is very helpful when getting off to a controlled and powerful start when riding. Students decided which was their strongest (power) foot and were reminded to use this foot on the top pedal when starting to ride.

3. Controlled Riding - This is where students ride down a track and have to come to a controlled stop at a set point, marked by a tennis ball on a cone.

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Mark Walters

Bike Education Assembly

This story is related to Apply for a grant

On Friday 18 May, our Year 5 students watched a Bike Education introduction assembly run by instructors from Nedlands, Lets Ride. We applied for a grant from Sporting Schools Australia to run Bike Education. The instructors shared with us what they would be teaching over the next 4 weeks of bike education and reminded us of the importance of checking our bikes using the A,B,C,D,E,F checks. Air, Breaks, Chain, Drop test, End Caps and FUN! They also reminded us of the importance of wearing a good fitting helmet at all times. The photo below shows one of the instructors friends falling off her bike after her foot slipped off the pedal. She hit her head on the ground very hard. Luckily, her helmet protected her head! Even a small fall can be very dangerous!

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Mark Walters

Floreat Ride to School Day

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Floreat Park Primary School’s Ride to School days are always very popular, with around 85% of students coming to school by non-motorised means. Term 1 was no exception and it was great to get everyone involved, coming to school by bike, walking, scooters and skate boards (one student even arrived on roller blades!).

The most amazing thing was seeing NO cars outside our school where there is usually a long traffic jam (see photo below). Instead, the bike racks were over flowing! It was so quiet, it felt like a really relaxed start to the day. Our teachers cooked us sausages on the BBQ to recognise our efforts. 89% of students came to school by non-motorised means!

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From its establishment in 1951, Floreat Park Primary School has established a reputation as an excellent school. The school community works together with staff for the benefit of all students there. Parents, including some former students of the school, have high expectations regarding educational outcomes and student achievement levels. Students are highly motivated and goal directed in their pursuit of learning. Academic results for Floreat Park Primary School are consistently high.

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