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Hands up Survey #10 - 19 Oct 2016

On Wednesday 19 October 2016 we held our tenth 'hands up' survey.


We were keen to see the impact of our Fathering Project's Event - 'The NedLads Walk to School Day. Overall our active transport was a massive 74% (280 students) compared to 49% (184 students) in Sep 2016 and 52% (195 students ) in November 2015.


These results are the highest active transport results we have recorded since we started in October 2014. A huge turn around from the previous June 2016 survey, when we recorded our lowest active transport numbers of 34% (133 students). The biggest increase was the number of students walking to school - double that of the last survey in Term 3 - Sep 2016. There was a reduction in the number who cycled, as they must have swapped bike for feet to walk with mum or dad. A huge result !

Our accumulated results were:
• 2 (1%) caught the bus or train
• 33 (9%) of students rode a bike / scootered / skated
• 245 (64%) of students walked
• 100 (26%) came in a car
In addition we recorded 170 mums and dads walked with their kids !

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Hands Up Survey #9 - 1 Sep 2016

On Thursday 1 September 2016 we held our ninth 'hands up' survey.


Overall our active transport was 49% (184 students) compared to 34% (133 students) in Jun 2016 and 43% (158 students ) in September 2015.


These results are the second highest active transport results we have recorded since October 2014. A huge turn around from the previous June 2016 survey. The biggest increase was the number of students cycling to school - double that of last survey. Walking numbers have also increased by 29 students. A great result.


Our accumulated results were:
• 2 (1%) caught the bus or train
• 56 (15%) of students rode a bike / scootered / skated
• 126 (33%) of students walked
• 195 (51%) came in a ca

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Nedlands Primary School - 2015/16 Connecting Schools Grant

We are pleased to announce that we have completed and acquitted our 2015/16 Connecting Schools Grant Program. Thank you to the Department of Transport and to the the Nedlands Primary School P&C Association, who funded 50% of the grant expenses.
The grant included the following programs and equipment installations - and photos below:

1. Bike racks for 50 bikes
2. Modifying school entrances to accommodate bike traffic
3. New bike maintenance station for students and the general public to use
4. Running a bike skills course for our year 4 students
5. Installation of scooter racks

Thankyou to everyone involved; Department of Transport, Parents & Staff and the Nedlands Primary School P&C Assoc. for their ongoing support.

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Term 2, 2016 - Hands Up Travel Survey

On Thursday 16th June 2016 we held our eighth 'hands up' survey.


Overall our active transport was 34% (133 students) compared to 39% (150 students) in Mar 2016 and 38% (145 students ) in June 2015.
These results are the lowest active transport results we have recorded since October 2014.


Our accumulated results were:
 2 (1%) caught the bus or train
 27 (7%) of students rode a bike / scootered / skated
 104 (27%) of students walked
 256 (65%) came in a car


The table below shows that our walking numbers have remained fairly consistent. The greatest change has occurred in the drop in the number of students cycling corresponding to an increase in the number of students travelling by car.

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Term 1 - Hands Up Travel Survey

On Thursday 17th March 2016 we held our seventh 'hands up' survey.


Overall our active transport was 39% (150 students) compared to 52% (195 students) in Nov 2015. These results were disappointing - reflecting a large drop off from the large number of year 4's cycling with the bike education program held in Nov.


Our accumulated results were:
1 (0%) caught the bus or train - compared to 3 (1%) in Nov 2015.
52 (14%) of students rode a bike / scootered / skated - compared to 107 (29%) in Nov 2015.
97 (25%) of students walked - compared to 83 (22%) in Nov 2015.
233 (61%) came in a car - compared to 179 (48%) in Nov 2015.

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Nedlands Primary School Connecting Schools Grant

The School has been steadily progressing through the Connecting Schools Grant which we were awarded at the start of 2015. Thank you to the= Nedlands Primary School P&C Association, who is funding 50% of the grant expenses, and was required for the application for the grant to be successful.


So far the School is on track with the following programs and equipment installations:
1. Bike racks for 50 bikes
2. Modifying school entrances to accommodate bike traffic
3. New bike maintenance station for students and the general public to use
4. Running a bike skills course for our year 4 students
5. Installation of scooter racks


Thankyou to everyone involved, parents, staff and the Nedlands Primary School P&C Assoc for their ongoing support

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Term 4 Bike Education

On Thursday 29 Oct 2015 all out Year 4 students participated in a series of four of Bike Education lessons as part of their Sports Program. The bike education was run through the WestCycle Bike Skills Program and was part of the School's successful Connecting Schools Grant. The series culminated in an out of school ride under the watchful eye of instructors, school staff and parent volunteers on 3rd Dec 2015.


During the pick up and drop off times on each of the Thursdays, that the year four students were bringing in their bikes, the rest of the school community was encouraged to park away from school and walk in with students wherever possible to reduce the number of motor vehicles with the increase in bicycle traffic.


At the end of the series all the students were able participate in the out of school ride and the lure of this event helped them maintain focus during the lead up lessons.
We were delighted with how far many of the students progressed since lesson 1 and really appreciated the time the parents and staff were able to devote to support the event. Behind the scenes there were parents working on keeping the grant on track, as well as co-ordinating the repair station/grounds work.


Congratulations to our Year Four students for the way they rose to the challenge and performed so well during this term's Bike Ed program. We had such terrific feedback from the instructors about the way the students had focussed and shown progress during skills sessions. We thank Richard and Mike from WestCycle for their work with the classes as well as the wonderful support shown by families to get bikes to school each week.
Thanks to everyone who has been part of making this work so well.

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Term 4 Hands Up Travel Survey

On Thursday 5 November 2015 we held our sixth 'hands up' survey. This was our best ever survey showing the effects of the bike education classes that we ran with our year four students during Term 4.
Overall our active transport was 52% (195 students) compared to 43% (158 students) in Sep 2015.
Our accumulated results were:
 5 (1%) caught the bus or train - compared to 3 (1%) in Sep 2015.
 107 (29%) of students rode a bike / scootered / skated - compared to 40 (11%) in Sep 2015.
 83 (22%) of students walked - compared to 115 (31%) in Sep 2015.
 179 (48%) came in a car - compared to 213 (57%) in Sep 2015.

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