I have emailed the staff at school and shared with them our latest Your Move story and reflected on all that we have done this year with Your Move. Here is a copy of the email.

Hi everyone,

The Your Move working party has worked very hard this year. We have reached Double Platinum, received 2010 points and are 6th out of all of the metropolitan schools and leading all high schools by heaps. We were successful in getting a Double Platinum grant which is $15,000 to go towards the bike compound shelter. Other highlights for the year include a very successful ‘ride 2 school’ day in March, bike education for 11 year 7 students, we had a presence at the R U OK? day festivities, the Bike Doctor came and did check-ups on students bikes and we have completed the safe routes to school activity and stencilled on local footpaths, stop signs and footprints heading to school.

The Your Move working party is made up of students ; Jasmine Manolas, Khushveen , Phoebe , Danni , Kendra , Sophia and Taylay , along with parents; Michelle Manolas and Tracey Nelson and staff; Paul Beecham (when he is here 😊), David De Meo, Karen Partridge and myself.

Please commend them for their hard work this year. We will hopefully have a bike compound shelter built over the holidays and there is one final activity for this year, the reward for students who regularly ride to school.

You may wonder why we are so passionate about getting students to come to school in an active way instead of by car. This article in the Gosnells Examiner explains why.

Enjoy the week, hopefully you can take a moment to take a few deep breaths and reflect on something good, even it if is how good our roses are looking.


Thank you to the Your Move team for their support, comments and encouragement. This is an awesome program that incorporates all aspects of the Health Promoting Schools framework, promotes physical activity, the benefits are improved physical and mental health. Thank you again to everyone involved.

This story is related to Annual Reflections on Achievements

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James (Your Move)

What a year Sue! Thornlie SHS really is a big YM success story. As YM has grown from being originally a primary school focused program, it is especially nice to hear how well you and the teal have engaged with YM in a secondary environment. You have earned 15 points for your reflecting on your achievements and 20 points for it being so engaging (thanks too for sharing the newspaper article!). I particularly like how you have made such good use of your reflections by sharing them with all staff! 😍

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