March is Here – Let’s Get Movin’!
It is great to see so many children walk, scooter, and bike to school. Over the next 2 weeks we encourage those driving to use a “Park and Stride” from Pou locations to walk the last few hundred metres or so to school. This helps ease congestion and get kids active before the school day AND we’ll stamp your passports at the gate! We have Pou located on Stokes Valley Road and Kennedy Grove. Explore the website for tips and check out the parents page on how to build active travel into your daily routine.
We’re a Movin’March school and we can’t wait to make the most of this beautiful weather and encourage your child/ren to walk or wheel to and from school.
Explore the website for tips and check out the parents page on how to build active travel into your daily routine. This year we’ll be encouraging whānau to take part in the Parent Facebook competition (daily prizes plus one scooter to give away every week!) and the Share your Story competition which has weekly prizes (plus a family pass on Bluebridge Ferries!)
Not only does walking or wheeling to school reduce congestion and chaos at the school gate, we also get to slow down and get some quality time with our tamariki. Walking or wheeling to school solo or with friends can be a real confidence boost and families get to do their bit for the environment!
How to make it work for your whānau
Instead of driving right up to the school gate, why not Park and Stride? Walk the last 500m or so to school and get your passport stamped at the school gate!
Walking School Buses build community and teach children important road safety skills ready for walking independently as they get older.
REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR HELMET!
Congratulations to William who was 1 of 3 regional winners for the poster he created during the Movin’ March 2018 promotion.
We are very proud of Will’s achievement and it was great to celebrate this together at assembly.