Mary's Mount Primary School's stories

Belinda Henderson

Constable Care made us aware!

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This term our Year 1 and Year 2 students at Mary's Mount Primary School were lucky enough to attend an excursion to the Constable Care Safety School. After eagerly arriving and gathering in the purpose-built classroom complex we met the friendly and informative Constable Care team. We had some introductions, listened to some ground rules and important information was shared about road safety knowledge.

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It was then time for our students, teachers and parent helpers to experience the hands-on opportunity to learn vital pedestrian, bicycle and public transport safety all within a realistic layout of Perth's streets. The children practised dealing with road and transport hazards in a safe urban environment. This included:

  • Working rail crossings
  • pedestrian crossings
  • a school zone with "kiss & ride"
  • functioning traffic lights that can sense approaching bike riders
  • real roads and shared paths, with scale buildings
  • even a bus stop and train station (with full size train and bus)
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The students split into two groups ready to navigate the Safety School as both cyclists and pedestrians. The bikes and helmets were all supplied. The children were thrilled to then swap over so every learning activity was experienced. With applying road safety knowledge in this way ensured the students were fully engaged with the leaning activities and helped them retain key messages that could be potentially life saving.

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In the days that followed the excursion the students were asked to reflect on what they learnt that they didn't know before the excursion and what was the most fun part of the day for them. This was some of their responses:

I learnt that I need to be 8 metres away from a broken down power line. My favourite part of the day was definitely riding the bikes safely on the road. Diesel D
I learnt that I need to stop for the people on the zebra crossing when I’m on my bike. My favourite part of the day was riding a bike on the road. Alannis R
I learnt that when I’m at the traffic lights I need to press the button if I want to cross the road. My favourite part of the day was riding the bikes on the road. Ellivia P
I learnt how to be safe near the roads. My favourite part of the day was riding the bikes safely. Amelie Mc
I learnt to be safe on the roads when I go walking and when I’m on my bike. I enjoyed when I got to ride the bikes and learnt all about the road rules. Noah B

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Belinda Henderson

Your Move Forum April 2019

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What a great morning it was for us on Tuesday 2nd April, at the Your Move Forum. One of our enthusiastic, active parents accompanied me for the morning to the City at the Department of Transport. There, we listened to two very informative and interesting guest speakers.

Kerry Logan from Nature Play Australia shared with us valuable information about the importance of play for children. It was quite alarming to hear about the decline in exercise and active children in our societies world wide.

We also listened to Emma from North Morley Primary School talking about her inspiring story at her school, how they set up and have been successfully running their walking school bus.

After a very informative morning we are keen to get started on organising our own walking school bus at Mary's Mount Primary School and will start informing, encouraging and inspiring other parents to get involved.

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Thank you very much David and Carol-Ann for a great morning.

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Belinda Henderson

Our first ever Hands Up survey!

We conducted our first ever whole school Hands Up survey today with our students at Mary's Mount Primary School. It's great to gather this data. It was a little surprise to see how many of our students travel to school by car. We will be working towards encouraging more of our students to become a little more active this year by possibly setting a regular active travel day.

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Many of our little Pre Primary students put their "hands up" after being asked who came to school in the car this morning.

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Belinda Henderson

Mary's Mount Primary School is on the move!

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Good morning Your Move members,

At Mary's Mount Primary School we are on the move to improve how we travel to and from school. We are a small single stream, Catholic Primary School in the leafy green Perth Hills catering for approximately 250 healthystudents from 3 year old Kindy to Year 6. We have a large catchment area and are looking forward to finding ways to encourage our students to be more active.

Our Pre Primary class from 2018 walked to the local park with a group of helpful parents and teachers to have a picnic and play.

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We are very excited to be starting the Your Move program and we are currently gathering as much information as we can. We are lucky to have two very committed parents accompanying me next week to the Your Move Schools Forum for 2019.

Best of luck to everyone in your journey with encouraging your communities to be more active.

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Profile

Mary's Mount Primary School is a single stream co-education Primary School positioned in the Hills of Perth and only 30 minutes from the Perth CBD. Mary's Mount Primary School was opened in 1921 by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition. The school caters for children from Three Year Old Kindergarten to Year 6 and has a very strong relationship with the local parish and it's community.

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Organisation start date 26/11/18
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