North Morley Primary School's stories

Emma Harris

Working together to improve parking issues

This story is related to Suggestions to Local Gov for pathway improvements

At North Morley Primary School parents, local citizens and our local government - City of Stirling - work together to keep our children safe. This is especially important in regards to parking and flow of traffic around the school at the busy drop off and pick up times.

Like most schools, parking around our school is an ongoing issue. But last year when we were due to have building works commence we anticipated the increased dramas that may ensue and approached the City of Stirling to work with us to reduce parking issues during the construction phase and into the future. This involved updating parking restrictions on one street, requesting more pathways around the school and updating our parking notice to include a 'park and walk' option.

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The parking signs were updated almost immediately by City of Stirling following an onsite meeting, we are now on the waitlist for funding for our footpath and the whole process initiated our Walking School Bus which is still in action today! When there is teamwork and collaboration - great things can be achieved!!

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Emma Harris

Walk Safely to School Day 2019

This story is related to Start a Regular Active Travel Day

Well the blue sky was out for Walk to School Safely Day at North Morley Primary School. Our Walking School Bus walks every Friday and this term we have started Fume Free Fridays so it was the perfect event to encourage all of our students to get active, save the environment and foster the community spirit! We celebrated with stickers and yummy homemade muffins for all our walkers. Thanks to our super mum volunteers for baking.

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Our students didn't just stop at the walk to school either. It is the start of early morning laps with our PE Teacher to practice for cross-country and we had a fabulous turnout! The kids should definitely be focused and ready to work in the classroom today...

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Robin Gage

Bike to School Day - Term 1, 2019

This story is related to Run an event

To celebrate WA Bike Week, we encouraged our students at North Morley Primary School to ride to school on Thursday 14 March 2019.

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Physically active students are healthier, happier and more socially connected. Not to mention bike riding is a pollution-free mode of transport.

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It was great to see the bike rack full! Now we look forward to introducing Fume Free Fridays in Term 2 to keep this momentum going!!

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Robin Gage

Clean Up Australia Day and our Walking School Bus

This story is related to Walking School Bus - Term 1

North Morley Primary School is excited to be part of the City of Stirling’s Living Green Schools Pilot Project this year! All our efforts on Your Move will help us work towards our goal of reducing our school’s carbon footprint.

We kick started the year with our Walking School Bus students and parent volunteers participating in Schools Clean Up Australia Day 2019 on Friday 1 March. The students were really invested in this cause and made a great effort picking up all the rubbish - including all the cigarette butts - on the way to school. Did you know it takes 10-12 years for a cigarette butt to break down?

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Our parents then continued this effort cleaning up rubbish in the school grounds. This all leads up to our school’s big waste audit taking place on Friday 8 March.

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We are so proud of our WSB crew!

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Robin Gage

Walking School Bus Launch at North Morley

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In preparation for launching a Walking School Bus at North Morley Primary, we surveyed the school community to determine if there was any interest. We had a terrific response and established 3 routes throughout the neighbourhood to accomodate those families that wanted to participate.

Our WSB committee created guidelines for our school, and the number of volunteers we needed to run. One of our families generously donated high vis vests that were printed with our school logo and 'Walking School Bus' on the back. Not only great from a safety perspective but also for promoting this initiative.

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On the morning of the launch we were greeted with the first sunny morning for as long as anyone can remember and 18 eager students ready to walk.

We are only in our second week but we already have more families wanting to participate and looking to increase the numbers of days a week that we operate in Term 4.

We are proud to say that there are 15 less cars making the journey each Monday and a growing number of students and parents choosing this healthy alternative of getting to school.

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