Mount Lockyer Primary School's stories

Andrea Smithson

Your Move Schools Forum goes regional

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A big thanks to Carol-Anne and David from the Your Move team for making it possible for schools in Albany to take part in the recent Schools Forum from off-site. As much as we'd love to be there in person, a 10 hour round trip makes it pretty hard to justify! So it was great to be able to be part of the conversation and feel part of the network. It was also an excellent opportunity for the local school reps to connect and share experiences.

Now we know how to make it work - we'll look forward to being part of future events!

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Andrea Smithson

Mount Lockyer Primary School's first Your Move student team

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Four Year 5 students from Mount Lockyer Primary School have been selected to form the school's first Your Move student team - and they are raring to go! The team are already active transport champions, and they are ready to get involved in a range of events and activities that are planned in and around the school over the next term.

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Andrea Smithson

Bike parade to celebrate Ride2School Day

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What a fun start to the day at Mount Lockyer Primary School! After a week of stormy weather, we managed to score an hour of no rain for our bike parade. And what a turnout! More than 80 decorated bikes, and another 20 or so in the racks. It was gridlock around the quadrangle, but we all managed a few laps before the judging. It was a difficult job, but we managed to pick 4 winners of Your Move prize packs for their creatively decorated bikes. Amazing work Mount Lockyer!

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Andrea Smithson

Mount Lockyer Primary ready to make a move

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Mount Lockyer Primary School is geared up (pardon the pun!) for a great year in active transport. We had our first meeting this week, with a motivated team of teachers and parents on board for 2019 and lots of great ideas discussed.

Ride2School Day will get things off to a brilliant start next week, with a Bike Parade planned for the big day with prizes for the best decorated bikes.

That will be just the start, watch this space for some great activities coming up for the rest of the year. If this is the number of bikes in our racks already...can't wait to see where we can go!

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Kelly Patterson

Ride to School Day

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Friday 23rd March was Ride to School day and what a day it was. It had been raining all night and morning and it was looking like it wasn't going to stop any time soon.

But it takes more than that to stop the students and parents of Mount Lockyer Primary School. We had over 150 students and their parents brave the weather and either ride a bike, scooter or walk to school. A few groups got a bit wet but no one complained and the students thought it was great.

Every student received a sticker and a ticket into a raffle for some fantastic prizes that was drawn after lunch.

Luckily the weather cleared up and it was fine sky's for the way home after school. A huge thanks to Mr Small his help handing out stickers and raffle tickets.

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Carl Beck

Students Cycle Education

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Lockyer Primary School was the first school in Albany to take advantage of some free cycle education for their students provided by the City of Albany thanks to some funding from RAC.

Five sessions of approximately 50 minutes were run during the day by Albany Leisure Centre staff member and qualified Mountain Bike Coach Matt Walker with almost 80 students participating during the day.

Sessions focused on the basics of safe riding including how to conduct a basic bike check, the proper way to wear a bike helmet, hand signals and how to interact with traffic.

Matt will be returning to Lockyer PS on 15th March to run some more sessions for some additional students as well as visiting other Albany Schools over the next two school terms.


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Julie Passmore

Walk & Ride Prize Draw

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Students who rode or walked to school over the last two weeks of term had their names put in a prize draw to win vouchers to Icky Finks and Orana Cinemas. There were six small prizes, plus a grand prize of a cinema voucher for two children and one adult including refreshments.

Mr Faulkner was impressed that some students walked or rode almost every day, even in the middle of winter! We were very glad to see the grand prize go to one such student.

The first prize draw took place at an assembly early on in the two weeks which promoted the competition and encouraged more students to join in. The final draw was made on the last day of term, when the bike racks showed that several hardy students had ridden to school despite plenty of rain that day!

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Julie Passmore

Ride2School Day

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Ride2School Day was a huge success at Mount Lockyer PS and the bike racks were overflowing. One hundred students rode bikes and 20 rode scooters! This was even more impressive given that the Year 6 students were away on camp. Enthusiasm was high and students arrived looking forward to the bike skills activities to be held throughout the day. Ride2School Day was advertised in the school newsletter, on Facebook and by announcements over the PA.

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Julie Passmore

Hands Up!

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We took our first Hands Up survey of students and were impressed to find that more than 30% had arrived by bus, bike or on foot. We have lots of students who live within 5km of school, but also many who live quite a distance away so it's great that the bus is an option. Looking forward to seeing that number grow during the year!

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