A big year to try and top in 2022

Lindi Harding
St Augustine's School

2021 was a big year for your move at St Augustines. In Feb 2021 we had a changing of the guard in our volunteer parent champion. Jacinta's youngest was leaving the school at the end of the year, so Jacinta was also hanging up her shoes. Jacinta mentored me for the first 6 months of the year until I was confident enough to take the reigns fully.

In March we got together with the Your Move team and planned out or major milestones for the year. At a minimum we wanted to celebrate one whole school active travel day per term, along with various active travel related excursions throughout the year.

By August we had enough points to unlock a Gold Grant through the Connecting Schools grant worth $2,500 and by the end of December we had achieved double platinum with 2008 points and ended the year at number 7 on the ladder of all schools in Western Australia.

On reflection of our original goals, we exceeded our goal of one whole school active travel day per term and we *almost* had at least one active travel excursion per class for the year, with only Pre-Primary missing our on an active travel related excursion.

As the year went on I kept a list of the activities that we had completed, with a star next to each completed activity on the Activity Planner provided. This was a great way to get new ideas. Another great way to get new ideas was to read the stories coming in from other schools and keep up to date with the your move newsletter.

I will be using this planner when I meet with our brand new your move student team for 2022 to help us to plan our year ahead. We want to make 2022 a year that we get to Double Platinum by August as we would like to maximise our chances of getting a large grant as we would really love to build some new bike parking facilities on our new land adjacent to the school grounds. This would definitely encourage more active travellers as our current situation is less than ideal.

This story is related to Annual Reflections on Achievements

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