Friday, 22 September 2017

Mayor Brian Gibson visited Kerang Primary School this morning to launch the 2017 Golden Shoe Trophy competition to the class who walks, scoots or cycles to school the most throughout Walk to School month in October.

Classes at Kerang Primary School will be competing against each other in an effort to win the prestigious Gannawarra Golden Shoe Trophy in 2017. Who do you think will be the winning class this year???

Last years winning class was Grade 5 /6 with 69% participation. Mayor Gibson challenged all classes to make it to over 75% participation in each class this year, with all grades keen to take up the challenge! 


Last year 100% were involved in Walk to School! What an amazing achievement! Students walked, rode or scooted to school 1135 times throughout October 2016 which was almost 815 kms - that is like walking from Kerang to Sydney! Phew, we are tired just thinking about it... I wonder if Kerang Primary School will make it even further this year?? We can't wait to come back in November and find out!

The VicHealth Walk to School program promotes the importance of children being Active and Healthy in their communities and fitting at least 60 minutes of physical activity into their daily lives. Getting actively to school, the school bus, or while at school not only helps keep children fit and healthy, it also helps them to stay alert, to concentrate and improves learning outcomes.

The Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program is rolled out across the Gannawarra Shire as a Gannawarra Local Agency Meeting (GLAM) partnership project. This is a partnership between Gannawarra Shire Council, Northern District Community Health, Kerang District Health, Cohuna District Hospital, Mallee District Aboriginal Service, Victoria Police and Mallee Family Care with support from the Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership.

Walk to School is a VicHealth initiative. For more information go to: www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au 

Read all about the Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program:  www.facebook.com/HealthyGannawarra 
and the Gannawarra Walk to School BLOG: www.gannawarrawalkstoschool.blogspot.com.au

Active Travel at Kerang South Primary School

Students at Kerang South Primary School are preparing themselves to begin the Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program next term. 

Mayor Brian Gibson launched the 2017 Gannawarra Golden Shoe Trophy class competition today at the final school assembly for Term 3. The students and teachers were keen to get their bodies moving throughout the holidays so that they were fit and ready to go for Walk to School to start on 3 October 2017.  

Last year the Golden Shoe winners were Grade 1/2G with 71% participation. Who will be crowned class champions in 2017???



Last year, 95% of students walked, rode or scooted 3501 times during October - that’s about 2514 kilometres – 180 kms further than last year - equivalent to walking from Kerang to Alice Springs and then they kept on using those walking feet to get from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock/ Uluru (2507kms)! 

Mayor Gibson challenged the students to travel even further this year, with students choosing Darwin as their walking goal. Will they make it?? We will be back in November to find out.. 

The VicHealth Walk to School program promotes the importance of children being Active and Healthy in their communities and fitting at least 60 minutes of physical activity into their daily lives. Getting actively to school, the school bus, or while at school not only helps keep children fit and healthy, it also helps them to stay alert, to concentrate and improves learning outcomes.

The Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program is rolled out across the Gannawarra Shire as a Gannawarra Local Agency Meeting (GLAM) partnership project. This is a partnership between Gannawarra Shire Council, Northern District Community Health, Kerang District Health, Cohuna District Hospital, Mallee District Aboriginal Service, Victoria Police and Mallee Family Care with support from the Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership.

Walk to School is a VicHealth initiative. For more information go to: www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au

Read all about the Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program: www.facebook.com/HealthyGannawarra and the Gannawarra Walk to School BLOG: www.gannawarrawalkstoschool.blogspot.com.au



Thursday, 21 September 2017

Kerang Christian College are ready to Walk, Ride and Scoot to School in October

Students at Kerang Christian College are preparing themselves for the start of the Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program starting in Term 4. 

Mayor Brian Gibson launched the 2017 Gannawarra Golden Shoe Trophy on Tuesday to a very excited crowd of students and teachers. From 3rd October, classes will be competing for the coveted Gannawarra Golden Shoe Trophy and crowned the 2017 Champions!

For two years in a row, the Year 5/6 students have held the title achieving participation across the month of 74%. Can the Prep, or Grade 1, 2, 3 and 4 students be crowned class champions this year???



Last year, 98% of students walked, rode or scooted to school 1324 times - that’s about 950 kilometres - equivalent to walking from Kerang to further than Sydney! This year students are hoping to get to the Gold Coast or Perth, with some students looking to walk to Antarctica if the weather gets too warm! Will they make it to their destinations? We can’t wait to come back in November and see how far they have travelled!

Students were also given an extra incentive to travel actively to school this October, with a teacher competing against the whole school for the most steps. Teacher vs students – who do you think will come out on top?? 

The VicHealth Walk to School program promotes the importance of children being Active and Healthy in their communities and fitting at least 60 minutes of physical activity into their daily lives. Getting actively to school, the school bus, or while at school not only helps keep children fit and healthy, it also helps them to stay alert, to concentrate and improves learning outcomes.

The Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program is rolled out across the Gannawarra Shire as a Gannawarra Local Agency Meeting (GLAM) partnership project. This is a partnership between Gannawarra Shire Council, Northern District Community Health, Kerang District Health, Cohuna District Hospital, Mallee District Aboriginal Service, Victoria Police and Mallee Family Care with support from the Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership.

Walk to School is a VicHealth initiative. For more information go to: www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au

Read all about the Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program: www.facebook.com/HealthyGannawarra and the Gannawarra Walk to School BLOG: www.gannawarrawalkstoschool.blogspot.com.au


Getting active at St Mary's Primary School

Councillor Lorraine Learmonth visited St Mary's Primary School on Wednesday to launch the 2017 Golden Shoe Trophy competition to the class who walks, scoots or cycles to school the most throughout Walk to School month in October.

In 2016, 98% of students walked, rode or scooted 1888 times during October - that’s about 1356 kilometres – and was 156 kilometres more than the previous year! Did you know that 1356 kilometres is equivalent to walking from Cohuna to further than Adelaide? What a great effort! We can't wait to come back in November and see how far students have walked this year!! 



Classes will again by competing against each other in an effort to win the 2017 Gannawarra Golden Shoe Trophy! Last year the winning class was Mrs Grogan's Grade 3 / 4 class with 53.9% participation. Who will be the winning class this year???

The VicHealth Walk to School program promotes the importance of children being Active and Healthy in their communities and fitting at least 60 minutes of physical activity into their daily lives. Getting actively to school, the school bus, or while at school not only helps keep children fit and healthy, it also helps them to stay alert, to concentrate and improves learning outcomes.

The Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program is rolled out across the Gannawarra Shire as a Gannawarra Local Agency Meeting (GLAM) partnership project. This is a partnership between Gannawarra Shire Council, Northern District Community Health, Kerang District Health, Cohuna District Hospital, Mallee District Aboriginal Service, Victoria Police and Mallee Family Care with support from the Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership.

Walk to School is a VicHealth initiative. For more information go to: www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au

Read all about the Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program: www.facebook.com/HealthyGannawarra and the Gannawarra Walk to School BLOG: www.gannawarrawalkstoschool.blogspot.com.au


Cohuna Conslidated gets ready to Walk to School in October

Councillor Sonia Wright visited Cohuna Consolidated School on Wednesday morning to launch the 2017 Golden Shoe Trophy competition to the class who walks, scoots or cycles to school the most throughout Walk to School month in October.

2016 was the first year that classes at Cohuna Consolidated Primary School had competed against each other in an effort to win a Gannawarra Golden Shoe Trophy, with Mrs Millar’s Grade 3 / 4 class crowned the winners with 81% participation. Who will be the winning class this year???



Last year 95% of students walked, rode or scooted 3409 times during October - that’s about 2448 kilometres - and is equivalent to walking from Cohuna to Alice Springs then almost out to Ayers Rock/Uluru (2539kms)! I wonder if the Cohuna Consolidated will make it even further this year? We can't wait to come back in November and find out!

The VicHealth Walk to School program promotes the importance of children being Active and Healthy in their communities and fitting at least 60 minutes of physical activity into their daily lives. Getting actively to school, the school bus, or while at school not only helps keep children fit and healthy, it also helps them to stay alert, to concentrate and improves learning outcomes.

The Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program is rolled out across the Gannawarra Shire as a Gannawarra Local Agency Meeting (GLAM) partnership project. This is a partnership between Gannawarra Shire Council, Northern District Community Health, Kerang District Health, Cohuna District Hospital, Mallee District Aboriginal Service, Victoria Police and Mallee Family Care with support from the Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership.

Walk to School is a VicHealth initiative. For more information go to: www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au 

Read all about the Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program:  www.facebook.com/HealthyGannawarra 
and the Gannawarra Walk to School BLOG: www.gannawarrawalkstoschool.blogspot.com.au


The competition is on at Koondrook Primary School

Councillor Steve Tasker visited Koondrook Primary School on Tuesday afternoon to officially launch the competition for the 2017 Gannawarra Golden Shoe Trophy. 

The competition begins on day 1 of Term 4 and students were keen to get active over the holiday break so that they are fit and ready for Walk to School to start on 3rd October. 

The winning class of the 2016 Gannawarra Golden Shoe Trophy at Koondrook Primary School with the highest participation throughout Walk to School month at Koondrook Primary School was Grade 4 /5 /6. Who will be the winning class this year??? 

This year Koondrook Primary School students ran a poster design competition to promote the 2017 Gannawarra Golden Shoe Trophy across the Gannawarra Shire. The winning poster will be on display at all schools across the Shire to remind students to Walk, Ride and Scoot to school throughout October. Choosing a winner was very difficult, with lots of talented students creating excellent posters. 

The winner of the 2017 Poster Competition was.... Drum Roll please....  Logan Faul!! Closely followed by our Runner Up Emily Wright! Congratulations to Logan and Emily on their winning designs!




Logan Faul's Poster

 Emily Wright's Poster

This will be Koondrook Primary School's fifth year participating in the Walk to School program. Last year 87% of students walked, rode or scooted 477 times during October - that’s about 343 kilometres – equivalent to walking along the Murray River to Lake Hume right up the top of the Murray River (341kms)! We can’t wait to see how far the students walk this year!

All ten primary schools across the Gannawarra Shire are participating in this year’s Walk to School program with students encouraged to ride, walk or scoot to and from school, the school bus or while at school, throughout October.

The Walk to School program promotes the importance of children being Active and Healthy in their communities and fitting at least 60 minutes of physical activity into their daily lives. Getting actively to school, the school bus, or while at school not only helps keep children fit and healthy, it also helps them to stay alert, to concentrate and improves learning outcomes.


The Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program is rolled out across the Gannawarra Shire as a Gannawarra Local Agency Meeting (GLAM) partnership project. This is a partnership between Gannawarra Shire Council, Northern District Community Health, Kerang District Health, Cohuna District Hospital, Mallee District Aboriginal Service, Victoria Police, and Mallee Family Care with support from the Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership.


Walk to School is a VicHealth initiative. For more information go to: http://www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au/

Follow along with the Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program: https://www.facebook.com/HealthyGannawarra

and our Gannawarra Walk to School BLOG: http://gannawarrawalkstoschool.blogspot.com.au/




St Josephs Primary School is ready to step it up in October!

St Joseph's Primary School students are revving themselves up over the holidays ready for the start of the Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program on 3rd October.

Mayor Brian Gibson launched the 2017 Gannawarra Golden Shoe Trophy on Tuesday to a very excited crowd of students and teachers. 

The winning class of the 2016 Gannawarra Golden Shoe trophy at St. Joseph's Primary School  was Miss Rich’s GRADE 2/3 class with 68% participation - which class will win this year's trophy???

Last year it was a very close finish, with Grade 1 achieving 65% participation, Miss Arceria’s Grade 2/3 class 60%, Grade 4/5 and Grade 5/6 58% and the Prep class 51% and the competition is very strong again this year with all classes vying for the prize!



This will be St Joseph's fifth year participating in the Walk to School program. Last year 98% of St. Joseph’s students walked 2404 times to and from school during October. This equates to about 1726 kilometres and is equivalent to walking from Kerang to the Gold Coast!

All ten primary schools across the Gannawarra Shire are participating in this year’s Walk to School program with students encouraged to ride, walk or scoot to and from school, the school bus or while at school, throughout October.

The Walk to School program promotes the importance of children being Active and Healthy in their communities and fitting at least 60 minutes of physical activity into their daily lives. Getting actively to school, the school bus, or while at school not only helps keep children fit and healthy, it also helps them to stay alert, to concentrate and improves learning outcomes.


The Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program is rolled out across the Gannawarra Shire as a Gannawarra Local Agency Meeting (GLAM) partnership project. This is a partnership between Gannawarra Shire Council, Northern District Community Health, Kerang District Health, Cohuna District Hospital, Mallee District Aboriginal Service, Victoria Police, and Mallee Family Care with support from the Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership.


Walk to School is a VicHealth initiative. For more information go to: http://www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au/

Follow along with the Gannawarra VicHealth Walk to School program: https://www.facebook.com/HealthyGannawarra

and our Gannawarra Walk to School BLOG: http://gannawarrawalkstoschool.blogspot.com.au/