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Cherrie Fletcher
Mt Hawthorn Primary

National Ride2School Day

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Nice work without a doubt!!

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Mount Hawthorn Primary conducted our Hands Up Travel Survey before National Ride2School Day and then again on the day. The comparison of results was outstanding. The number of students riding, scooting and skating quadrupled and the number of students walking doubled. With these figures we can now set some goals for the year.

The next step is to improved bike and scooter rack availability and install a bike pump station for students use. The Year 4 marshals are planning a new approach to rewarding students who move to school in active ways.

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Going for Gold Status 2020!!

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Cherrie Fletcher
Mt Hawthorn Primary

Mount Hawthorn on the Move 2020

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Mount Hawthorn Primary are preparing to launch a new look to our school’s approach to Your Move. We are launching this new look with a whole school assembly linked with National Ride2School Day.

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The Year 4 students have been making posters promoting the day and visiting classes to present the information. Through the School Newsletters, School Apps and social media we are keeping the community updated on future events.

The Year 4 students from Room 32 have been practising Mulga Bill’ Bicycle and have also innovated their own versions of Banjo’s classic, with scooting, skating, jogging and skipping crazes. This fun performance will be included at the launch.

The data collected from our Hands Up Survey will help us with planning our new approach for 2020. Including new members of staff on our team, with expertise in ICT, we are looking forward to going paperless and upskilling students in using QR codes to collect ongoing data.

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A visit from a Bike Dr, thanks to the City of Vincent, who conducted minor servicing and gave helpful advice on bike maintenance, has been a great start to 2020.

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Cherrie Fletcher
Mt Hawthorn Primary

WOW What a Wonderful Message!!!

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The Year 1 students from Room 10 at Mount Hawthorn Primary bowled the school over with their knowledge on Road Safety. The things they had learnt during their lesson from SDERA (School Drug Education & Road Aware) and also visiting The Constable Care Safety School were put together in a very entertaining and educational assembly item.

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The performance included cars, ambulances, the CAT bus and bicycles, and all the important safety messages surrounding them. The catchy tune included in the performance had the whole school singing.

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As part of the Road Safety Program the students have been collecting data on passing traffic. They have used this data to practise constructing Bar Graphs.

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The class assembly included lots of input from the parent group through creating props and costumes. The student’s new knowledge is rubbing off on the parents, who are changing their approach to traveling to school. This is very evident in the School’s Hands Up Survey Results. Well done Room 10!

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Cherrie Fletcher

Be Our Best… Bike Education!

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The Year 4 and 5 students at MHPS have just completed a program in Bike Education.

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What did we learn…

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· Use the two finger salute to check that my helmet fits correctly.

· Indicate using hand signals.

· Seat height needs to be right.

· Suitable clothing is important.

· Check driveways.

· Stay on the left and give way to the right.

· Look both ways.

· Maintain your bike.

…and lots more!

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This course is run annually for these year levels and we love Mr Slee our Bike Ed instructor.

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Cherrie Fletcher

Way to go WES!!!!

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WES is leading the way at Mount Hawthorn Primary. He leads the way in our school’s approach to Waste Energy Sustainability. He is a model for our students and even rides his scooter to school. We have a competition in the pipeline where students are designing environmentally futuristic ways for WES to get to school.

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Cherrie Fletcher

Mount Hawthorn’s Helping Hand

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Mount Hawthorn’s handy How to get to School brochure has once again been distributed to all our Pre-primary families and new arrivals at our school. It is fantastic to support our community with safe travel to school suggestions. Our added 22 Wayfinding Panels have made it even more safe and fun getting to school.

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Crazy for Constable Care!!!

The students from Pre-primary to Year 2 went on a wild ride in Professor Tells-You-Stuff’s time machine to explore the ways they can travel to school safely all in one morning!

The incursion was a part of the school’s supporting parents with children heading towards a pre-independent stage in their school life.

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You’re COOL Constable Care. Thankyou!!!

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Cherrie Fletcher
Mt Hawthorn Primary


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We are back for 2019 and have Platinum in our sights. The 22 Way Finding Panels recently installed in our community have been a great start to encouraging active travel to school. The panels include original messages created by our Year 4 students with smart, fun tips for students travelling to school.

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Our Monday Move it Marshalls and Footpath Friday Force are excited to start rewarding students who walk, scoot and skate to school.

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Cherrie Fletcher
Mt Hawthorn Primary

We Like to Move it!

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The Year 4 students from Room 42 at Mount Hawthorn Primary presented their class assembly based on the Your Move Initiative. It included; a slight change of words to an old classic, The Pushbike Song, lots of information encouraging the community to move to school in different ways and an energetic dance to the tune I Like to Move it! The students even convinced their principal to ride his bike as part of the act. The crowd loved it!

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Cherrie Fletcher
Mt Hawthorn Primary

Community Contact

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School Newsletter Article- 18 October 2018

The school has recently become involved in the Your Move Program. Your Move is a community based behaviour change program run by the Department of Transport that supports schools, workplaces and individual participants to reduce their car use and instead try walking, bike riding, and public transport to get around their city and local area.

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The Year 4 students have become our Monday Move it Marshals. They can be seen at all the entrances to the school on Monday mornings, rewarding students who walk, ride or scoot to school.
Students are rewarded with faction counters, which they place in the tally tubes. The winning faction is recognised with extra faction points, which go towards the end of term results.
Through our involvement in the program we are hoping to; alleviate traffic congestion around the school, encourage health and fitness habits, reduce our carbon footprint and develop student road safety and awareness.
Stay tuned for lots more to come from our involvement in Your Move.

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Cherrie Fletcher
Mt Hawthorn Primary

Start Spreading the News

The Year 4 Move it Marshals are spreading the news to the school community by making posters to promote Move it Mondays. They have also decided to add a Footpath Friday to their schedule.


Discussing and brainstorming, what makes a good poster, has been a focus in class and integrated across the learning areas.


The next step is to place our posters in prominent places around the school.

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Cherrie Fletcher
Mt Hawthorn Primary

Monday Move it Marshals

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The Year 4 students at Mount Hawthorn Primary School are busy on Monday mornings rewarding all students who RIDE, WALK or SCOOT.


Students are rewarded with Faction Tokens which they place in their Faction Bonus Points Tube.


The Faction Bonus Points System is a major part of our School Wide Positive Behaviour Program.

The Year 4 Marshals are planning to be out and about, two to three days a week, next Term to encourage MOVING IT without a car.


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Cherrie Fletcher
Mt Hawthorn Primary

Bike Ed Busters

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Year 4 and 5 Students are bursting with new knowledge and skills from their recent involvement in Bike Education.

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Over 200 Year 4 and 5 Students participated in the school annual Bike Education Program.

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The students are enthusiastic about putting into practise what they have learnt which includes…

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Be Safe and Be your Best.

We have increased the number of students busting to ride to school!

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Cherrie Fletcher
Mt Hawthorn Primary

We are on the way to Wayfinding!

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Mount Hawthorn Primary School will be launching their Access Map and Wayfinding signs very soon.

Our Year 4 students are currently creating their own messages for footpath panels directing students to the safest path to school.

We have been working closely with Francois Sauzier from the City of Vincent to identify the best locations for these panels.

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We are anticipating the new signs and access map will encourage more students walk or ride to school.


Our community will benefit from the Park and Walk points marked on our access map.

This will also help alleviate traffic congestion around the school during drop off and pick up times.

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Cherrie Fletcher
Mt Hawthorn Primary

Mount Hawthorn Primary "On The Move!"

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Our school is excited to have made Our Move in the Your Move initiative!

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This process started with applying for a grant from The City of Vincent and Department of Transport.

We quickly began “hands up” surveys with all our students to find out how they move to school. Traffic congestion is a very real problem around our school and we saw the need to encourage our students to walk and ride to school – hence our move in the Your Move initiative.

The funding we have received has enabled us to continue to include bike education for all our Year 4 and 5 students as part of our Health Curriculum.

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