It's nearly Movin' March!

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 Photo Competition

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.

Art Challenge

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.

This year there are weekly themes with the chance for families to win a kid’s or adult Micro Scooter, a Micro Scooter helmet or a Family adventure prize every week!

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!

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