Walk Safely To School Day

Thank you to all parents and students that participated in and encouraged the annual Walk Safely To School Day last Friday. All participants were rewarded with a special 5 Newton reward and our junior participants produced some great work in the colouring in competition…

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Talk Soon. Talk Often.

The Department of Health WA has produced a free resource to assist parents to share their values and educate their children abut sexual health. Talk Soon. Talk Often. is a guide for parents talking to their children about sexual health. This highly successful publication assists parents in their role as the primary sex educators of their children. Research shows that parents can feel un-informed or worried about how to discuss sex and relationships with their children and ‘Talk Soon. Talk Often’ stresses the importance to initiate regular and relaxed conversations. The school has copies of this resource on order which will be available for you to collect soon. It can also be found by visiting http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Healthy-WA/Articles/S_T/Talk-soon-talk-often

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Can you help with transport?

Is there anyone out there who is willing to support the school by providing transport to get a large load of mulch from Capel tip to our school? The mulch is free but we would like to get it here in bulk. If you own a large tip trailer, small truck or similar and are happy to help out, please contact Brian by calling the school on 9795 1525.

 

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Walk to School Day This Friday, 22nd May

 

WE’RE TAKING IT IN OUR STRIDE THIS FRIDAY 22 MAY 2015
Well it’s that time of year again when our school seriously starts talking about walking!
Walk Safely to School Day asks that we all consider our transport habits and try to incorporate more
walking as part of a healthy, active way to get around. And although walking all the way to school isn’t
realistic for many of us, it’s quite easy to figure out how you can build a walk into your family’s daily
routine.
You can teach your child the healthy habit of walking more by:
– Walking with them the whole way to school
– If they get the bus, walk past your usual stop and get on at the next stop
– If you have to drive, park the car a few blocks away from the school and walk the rest of the
way.
Regular exercise like walking with your child not only helps them (and you!) beat chronic problems like
obesity, heart disease, behavioural and mental health issues and diabetes. It also gives you a great
opportunity to teach your child safe ways to behave around roads and traffic.
Remember, Active Kids are Healthy Kids so get planning your own Walk Safely to School Day journey for this
Friday, 22 May 2015!
For more information, visit www.walk.com.au