We’ve finally installed our YM sign and it looks great! We’ve installed it at the front of our school entrance for all to see and know that we are very much into promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for our students and community.
Holy Spirit Primary School's stories
We contacted our local council, Town of Cambridge prior to our Ride2School event to seek funds for our breakfast. All we had to do was conduct a hands up survey n week prior to the event and another on the day. The surveys are easy to conduct and provide valuable information regarding the way students travel to school. Our student team completed the survey form which was taken into each class room at the beginning of each required day. Funds were granted as a reimbursement by providing the two completed surveys and the receipts for breakfast items purchased. Here are some pics of our Ride2School breakfast!
We plan to meet with our council’s Sustainability Officer, Sue Waite, in the near future to discuss any other sustainable transport initiatives we might like to get involved in.
What a day! Holy Spirit really ran with this event and everyone had a blast. We started with the student team handing out Ride2School stickers and raffle tickets to all the kids that either walked, rode or used public transport that morning. We couldn’t believe how many kids participated in active transport that day, even the parents got their ride on!
Our YM Champion Team teachers judged the best bling’d bikes (or ride) which was announced at our morning assembly. There was so much colour and fantastic decorating ideas produced by the students! We even had a pooch on a bike! See pics of our winning boy & girl participants and runner ups.
We offered a complimentary cooked breakfast for all that participated thanks to support from the Town of Cambridge. The YM Champion Team would love to thank all the parents who volunteered and helped to make this possible and to all the students and parents for embracing such a wonderful event to get our school more involved in active transport.
Our pre and post hands up survey says it all. Let’s make this a regular activity for our school and see if we can maintain these survey results throughout the year!
We included an write up in our school newsletter to inform parents about our YM participation (see attached). We also used this platform to promote our Ride2School event and posted notices throughout the school to get the kids excited about the upcoming event. ‘Da Green Team’ (our student team) also did a quick announcement at our recent assembly to promote interest.
Here's a pic of our YM Champion Team at our first meeting. I've also attached our first meeting agenda to get the ball rolling. Our next meeting will be set aside for planning for the rest of the year! Watch this space!!
Holy Spirit School’s YM Champion Team has been created and consists of the following:
· Parent coordinator – Germaine Whiteaker;
· Deputy Principal – Natalie Sims
· Teacher representative – Mr David Colace; and
· Student representatives – ‘Da Green Team’ comprising our Year 6 students.
Our YM Champion Team met on the 27 February for the first time to discuss the following agenda (see attached) which outlined various protocols. We also planned our first YM event for the year – Ride2School. We decided on running a Bling Your Bike competition along with a free breakfast for all participants.
We have started promoting the Ride2Schol competition by including the details on our weekly newsletter and posting on our school’s Facebook page. We have put up notices throughout the school to generate further interest and have invited our art teacher and class teachers to get involved. We plan to use the student’s artworks to promote our own future ride to school endeavours
Due to my interest in the Travel Smart role in the P&F Committee, I invited Carol-Ann Prinsloo to our committee meeting on 10 October 2018 to present Your Move. The Committee was very interested in what the program had to offer and decided to create the Your Move role as part of the Committee, which I now coordinate. This is a great example of how we can utilise the services of the YM Program Officers to get a head start! Thanks Carol-Ann for your time and assistance :)
Holy Spirit School City Beach is a wonderful education facility given life through the interest and enthusiasm of our parents, teachers and students. Our P&F commitee has previously been engaged in activities to promote active transport within our school community.
We participated in the annual Ride 2 School events. This year's event included a free breakfast for all the families thanks to the Town of Cambridge. We ran a raffle for all the children who particpated by either riding their scooters/bikes or walking to school. The raffle was drawn at our school assembly and prizes were given to the lucky winners.
We are now looking to the Your Move program to take us to the next level in raising awareness in active transport.
Holy Spirit is a single stream, co-educational primary school catering for the families of Holy Spirit Parish and surrounding suburbs for students in Three Year Old Kindergarten to Year Six. We cater for boys and girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 where we aim to provide a safe, caring and loving environment for all our students. Our school is centred on the values that define our Catholic faith so all members can treat each other with respect and dignity. Holy Spirit is characterised by its strong sense of community and tradition with parents and teachers working hard to support our endeavours so that our students are provided with all they need to receive the best education possible. We are committed to the pursuit of Christian truth and excellence and all members of the school community are encouraged to develop their true potential and special qualities in an environment centred on Christ.
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