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Walk to School 2017

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Local primary schools and their students are encouraged to participate in Walk to School 2017.

Maroondah City Council, in partnership with VicHealth is supporting primary schools to become involved in the Walk to School Program. The program encourages children to walk or cycle to school as often as possible throughout October.

How schools can participate?

It’s easy for schools to register for Walk to School month, find out more in the guide below and complete and return the registration form sent to your school by Thursday 10 August 2017.

 Walk to School Guide 2017 (PDF, 7 Mb)

Registered schools will receive:

  • Walk to School Guide containing easy and low-cost events and activities to engage students.

  • Walk to School promotion materials from VicHealth and Council, i.e. posters, signage, newsletter articles, stickers and student incentives.

  • A $200 contribution towards the school’s two Walk to School activities.

  • Bag tag prizes that will be based on the winning design from the Walk to School Bag Tag It! Competition.

Walk to School – Bag Tag It! Competition 2017

Maroondah City Council will launch a bag tag design competition before the Walk to School program, during August 2017. This competition gives students the opportunity to design the bag tag that will be handed out to students at participating Walk to school schools.

The theme: Walking Wonderland


The student’s that submit winning or one of two runner up designs will be awarded a Fitbit Zip wireless activity tracker, valued at $80.

The school with the winning design will receive $200 to spend on equipment of event promoting health activity.

How to Participate

  • Photocopy enough copies of the entry form and make them easily available at the school office, class or online.
  • Promote the competition by posting supplied posters around the school, reference in school newsletter and online. Posters will be supplied directly to schools.


Use these resources to promote the Walk to School Bag Tag It! Competition at your school.

 Walk to School Bag Tag It! Entry Form (PDF, 774 Kb)

The closing date for entries is Friday 25 August.

Crazy Sock Day

To launch Walk to School month, schools registered schools are encouraged to host a Crazy Sock Day early in the school term.

The day involves students, parents, teachers and principals wearing ‘crazy’ socks or tights for the day to make a colourful impact as they walk, ride or scoot to and from school. It is an easy, fun and interactive way to raise awareness of Walk to School within the student community.

We look forward to seeing lots of crazy socks on the legs of student in the streets and school yards.


Use these resources to promote your schools Crazy Sock Day.

 Crazy Sock Day Poster (PDF, 1.7 Mb)

Further information

For further information go to VicHealth’sWalk to School website or contact Council’s Transport and Sustainability Planner, Michael Blowfield on 9298 4452 or michael.blowfield@maroondah.vic.gov.au

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