Updated: Feb 28
It’s time to walk or wheel! We’re a Movin’March school and we’re counting down to Monday 1 March when we’ll be stamping passports at the gate as part of the Walk or Wheel Passport Challenge.
What's on at Island Bay School?
Whole school KREV bike rodeo - 2 March This is a really exciting opportunity for the children to practice their biking skills using obstacles that will be on the bottom turf. Please bring a bike and helmet if your child has one. We will have spares available. See more here.
Whole school - Movin' March parade - 5 March
10.30am, bottom turf - Wear your favourite dress up and bring your decorated bikes/scooters to school. Under Alert Level 2, kids only please. Thanks for your help with this.
Movin’March Magic across NZ
Twelve lucky students in the region will win a $400 MYRIDE voucher!
Whānau can enter a photo of their journey to school for a chance to WIN a family pass to Staglands Wildlife Reserve, Zealandia or a Micro Scooter! WOW – there’s 15 prizes to be won! Go to the Movin’March Facebook page and share your photo in the comments under the weekly theme post. Winners announced by 9 April.
Year 0-6 students can colour in Jack’s journey to school and create a wonder or adventure for him along the way. Age Categories: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, Special Education.
Create a mini movie or slideshow that explores how walking and wheeling
benefits you, the school neighbourhood or the Planet. Individuals or groups of up to four students can participate. WIN a Weta Workshop experience tour! (children will need a parent’s email address in order to submit their work). See Movin’Minds for more details.
Check out the Movin’March website for all the competitions – there’s heaps of ways to get in on the action & win!
Park & Stride
Not only does walking or wheeling to school reduce congestion and chaos at the gate, we also get to slow down and get some quality time with our tamariki. If you live ‘too far away’ why not Park and Stride the last 500m or so and you can still get your passport stamped at the gate!
Road safety Tips
Walking School Buses build community and teach children important road safety skills ready for walking independently as they get older.
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!