Please note: This case study refers to the TravelSmart to School program, which has now been re-branded as Your Move.
- Small Catholic Primary School in the City of Belmont, tucked away at the end of a cul de sac;
- Issue of physical inactivity was a concern to parents;
- Joined the TravelSmart to School Pilot program in 2009.
The St Augustine’s school community was engaged through a whole school approach; the P&C, principal, teachers, parents and students all supported and were responsible for implementing the two year action plan that was developed with the assistance of TravelSmart to School (TSTS) officers from the Department of Transport (DoT).
Key actions and achievements to date
St Augustine’s takes pride in their sustained TravelSmart Culture. They have a TravelSmart section featured on their school website and are completing a new pilot project which measures cycling and walking trips to school by students and parents on Walk to School Wednesday’s and Fume Free Friday’s for one term. Other key actions include:
- Magical Mystery public transport tour (Yr 7s)
- TSTS Student leader
- Bike Education (Yr 5s)
- Walk and Cycle to schools days
- Working on achieving TSTS Platinum level (Achieved!)
- Stride pilot
- Banner competition
- Stop, Look, listen book marks
Magical Mystery public transport tour
The year 7 students from St Augustine’s planned a magical mystery public transport tour for an excursion to Parliament. They first had a Get on Board presentation from Transperth which was an hour long workshop with basic public transport information. The next step was planning their journey from Rivervale to the City which they did in the IT suite on the Transperth journey planner.
The planner worked out the bus and train services for them to catch on their excursion day. Students were then given the chance to use Smartrider cards and also catch the free Cat bus service in the City.
Contact the Transperth Community Education team for more info on 9326 3970.