Joondalup schools celebrate Ride to School Day and Harmony Day

Principal Tammy Hanrahan with Archie Calverley (Year 4), Phoenix Coyle (Year 1) , Bailey Galbraith (Year 3) and Isabelle Seear (Year 5). Picture: Martin Kennealey d491595
Principal Tammy Hanrahan with Archie Calverley (Year 4), Phoenix Coyle (Year 1) , Bailey Galbraith (Year 3) and Isabelle Seear (Year 5). Picture: Martin Kennealey d491595

TODAY was a big day at Joondalup Primary School and Education Support Centre.

Not only did the school take part in its 11th annual Ride to School Day, it also celebrated Harmony Day with students wearing orange to promote cultural diversity.

There were three meeting points around the suburb for parents and students to meet their teachers and ride to school together.

Following a Harmony Day assembly, the students could also ride around the school on a specially laid out bike track.

Principal Tammy Hanrahan said most of the 500 students from both schools took part.

“Ride to School Day is always enjoyed by everyone and we get the chance to teach the students road rules, how to be sensible on the road and the importance of wearing a helmet,” she said.

“It also reinforces the awareness of physical activity, which results in the students being more focused and ready to learn.”