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Active School Travel - Tuesday Trekkers

Every Tuesday will be our Active School Travel Day. Each child receives a passport and gets a stamp once a week on Tuesday when they actively travel to school. The more stamps they accumulate, the more rewards they get! We are also having an inter-class competition, so actively travel to school each Tuesday to join the fun.
 
 
 
Students can travel actively to or from school on another day (if they can’t actively travel on Tuesday) and the teacher will stamp the students’ passports so they are eligible to receive the rewards at designated check points. Students will need to tell their teachers if they have actively travelled to school on a different day.
 
 
 
As a school we will be supporting students to actively travel and various staff will be walking with students on:
 
 
  • Tuesday 30 April
  • Tuesday 28 May
  • Tuesday 25 June
  • Tuesday 30 July
  • Tuesday 27 August
  • Tuesday 17 September
  • Tuesday 29 October
  • Tuesday 26 November

 

On the above dates the children can:

  • meet at the 7-Eleven on Sumners Road to walk with various staff;
  • meet at the BP on Riverhills Road (138 Riverhills Road, Riverhills) to walk with various staff; or
  • organise with parents their way to school.
 
If the children are travelling from the BP or 7-Eleven, they must be there at one of the two meeting points by 8.00am for an 8.10am departure to school.
 
We know that everyone is different, so there are lots of ways you can actively travel to school:
  • Walk - leave the car at home and walk your kids to school. If you live too far, drive part of the way and walk the rest. We call that “Park and Stride”.
  • Cycle - ride with your children to school. It’s legal to ride on the footpath and remember to always have your helmet secured.
  • Scooter - it’s fun and fast to scooter to school. Just like cycling, stick to the footpath and remember your helmet.
  • Car Pool - find a friend and car pool to school. It’s an easy way to save money and time
 
 
Rotary Junior Community Award
 
This year is Middle Park State School’s first year where students have participated in ‘The Rotary Junior Community Award’. The program is for students in Year 6 who volunteer their time to successfully complete activities in the areas of community service, physical recreation, social experience and skills. This program is supervised by Miss Tahlia Jolliffe and is supported by Centenary Rotary. Each student receives a Student Diary where they record all evidence of their activities and have supervisors sign to show that they have successfully completed their duties. This is a wonderful program as it promotes leadership and many other positive qualities to the senior students of Middle Park State School.
 
The award is comprised of the following components:
 
Community Service involves the students volunteering at least ten hours of their time throughout the duration of the program to regularly assist organisations such as youth groups or charitable organisations, assist someone who is elderly, ill or otherwise in need of help or work in a public facility such as assisting to maintain gardens and playgroups.
 
Physical Recreation requires the students to choose a physical activity and improve their skills and performance over the duration of 10 weeks. They are expected to allocate two hours each week to practising this activity.
 
Social Experience involves the students attending or learning about five types of social experiences – Community Commemorations, Community Meeting, Cultural Exchange, Religious or Spiritual Experience and the Arts. For each social experience, the students write a report demonstrating their knowledge about each event.
 
The area of Skills requires the students to either develop or improve an old skill or to learn a new skill. This skill can be anything within the student’s area of interest such as art, music, technology, sport, cooking and many more. For at least an hour a week for ten weeks, students work with a supervisor to develop their chosen skill.
 
At the end of Term 3, when the four areas have been completed, the students are presented with a certificate to symbolise the completion of ‘The Rotary Junior Community Award’ by representatives of the Rotary Club.