Living Waters Lutheran College's stories

Meg Couzens

RAC Incursion

This story is related to RAC Little Legends Incursion

On the 22nd of June, we had staff from RAC Little Legends attend our campus. They worked with our Pre-Kindy, Pre-Primary and Year 1 students for the day. On all accounts, they had an awesome day with many hands on activities learning all about road safety.

One of the staff members was that impressed with it, that she spoke to the OSHC providers who has now organised for RAC to attend for 1 day in during the school holiday program.

As for what is next on our agenda, we are attempting to get the Safety House Incursion up and running which will allow students who do actively get to school to identify behaviours from others that may make their journey unsafe and give them strategies about what they can do and where they can go if they are feeling unsafe on the way to/from school.

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Meg Couzens

Walk Safely to School Day

This story is related to National Walk Safely to School Day

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On Wednesday 17th of May we participated in the Walk Safely to School Day initiative. With the Support of staff and the parent community we were able to utilise the grant from the Rockingham Council (thank you) to provide smoothies and fresh fruit to the Primary School community when they arrived at school. The parent community was amazing, they had the kitchen running smoothly preparing all the smoothies with their production line of thermomixes. In hindsight, I probably should have taken more photos but I got caught up in the busyness of the morning.

We did see and increase in the number of students getting to school in an active way. It would have been interesting to have completed a second hands up survey to compare it to the original one.

The next step is to organise a RAC Little Legends incursion for the Pre-Kindy to Year 1 students.

Apologies for the back log of posts.

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Meg Couzens

Next steps after Hands Up survey

After completing our Hands Up Survey, we were able to identify that 81% of our Primary School students either use a car or public transport to get to school and that 19% of students either walk or ride their bike to school.

I am not overly surprised that the number of students that actively get to school (walking/riding/scooting) is so low as we are a college that is not restricted with its intake boundary. This means that we have students travelling to us from places such as Mandurah (30 minute drive away) and Baldivis (15 minute drive away). We do provide a school bus service to both of these areas. Having such a large intake area becomes one of the major barriers to achieving a higher percentage of students walking to school.

Other issues we may have in implementing the Your Move programme is timing. Ensuring that time is specifically put aside to plan and implement a few events/activities to make the idea of being active a fun one. We also think that we need to organise some mini sessions/messages that need to be given to students consistently so they are reminded and encouraged to be more active on a regular basis and not just when an event is being held.

The first activity that we are getting involved with is the Walk Safely to School Day.

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Points earned this year 123
Organisation start date 18/04/19
Points earned last month: 83 Lifetime points total: 113
Highest accreditation achieved: 2019 Bronze
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