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If we didn’t buy the polystyrene trays of fruit and vegetables wrapped in plastic, shops would soon stop selling them. Unfortunately, we do buy these conveniently packaged items – in huge numbers. Bottled water is still a huge seller, despite it being a very expensive way to drink water. Most are sold in single-use plastic bottles, very few of which actually make it back to recyclers. If we all took the time to bring reusable bottles with us, refilling them with tap water, this waste stream would be greatly reduced. We’ve also been taking millions of plastic bags home after shopping. They’re convenient, we wanted them, so the shops handed them out. It’s not all bad news, though. Consumer demand and pressure has resulted in positive changes, like:

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• Single use plastic carry bags are now being banned. • Retailers and supermarkets are looking to replace other problem items like straws, disposable plastic plates and cups, balloons and coffee cups. • Many takeaway stores having moved away from plastic bags and packaging, replacing them with paper and cardboard alternatives. • More people are using reusable drink bottles and BYO cups.

hen children have difficulties with attention or self-regulation, it can be difficult to decide on the right course of action. Do you focus on behavioural therapies, brain-training, diet, exercise or medication? For parents, it can be difficult to decide the best way to help their child. They’re often given different advice, and not everything works for everybody all of the time. To make what can be a difficult situation even harder to manage, there’s often considerable pressure to do something – and usually consequences if you do nothing.

From small seeds, big trees grow. It’s time to face our waste and become more aware of what we can do to become less wasteful.

The Perth Brain Centre has been helping families make these difficult decisions for over 10 years, aided by the use of functional brain imaging (known as QEEG Brain Scans). Knowing how your child’s brain is working can be helpful when looking to understand why they are feeling and behaving the way they are, and how best to proceed with treatment.

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This approach was recently emphasised

• Supermarkets have begun providing excess produce to welfare agencies, rather than just discarding it. • There’s a resurgence in the popularity of repair and second-hand shops and online marketplaces for used goods.

Your child’s first memories ✓ We have a purpose built PRIVATE facility, with no public swimming allowed. ✓ Our program is designed by Bill Kirby OAM, Olympic Gold Medalist, and constantly revised and updated. ✓ Our teachers are all trained in-house to our exacting standards and are nationally accredited. ✓ Our Swim School is recognised Australia-wide for our innovative approach to teaching.

at The Annual Meeting of The American Psychiatric Association in May this year when Amit Etkin, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, was asked how neuroscience could transform psychiatry. He responded that ‘the evidence suggests we need to find the points of circuit dysfunction at the level of the individual and normalise them’. The Perth Brain Centre believes that this is the right approach, which is why their clinics use QEEG Brain Scans to help understand how their patients’ brains are working and to help guide treatment. QEEG Brain Scans measure brain function and involve no radiation or injections – making them safe and suitable for people of almost any age. If you're interested in learning more about how your child’s brain is working, and how brain therapies can help, contact The Perth Brain Centre on 6500 3277 or at perthbraincentre.com.au

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ingle use plastic shopping bags have been banned in WA since 1 July.

But change can be annoying and plenty of us have already been caught out at the checkout without our BYO shopping bags. Here are some great ways to beat the plastic bag habit: • Forget to bring your own shopping bags? Fair enough, it’s a new habit. Use what works for you – bags, boxes or crates. Keep a supply in the car, handbag or at the front door. • Didn’t bring enough bags? For now you can do a smaller shop with just the essentials. This will reduce your waste and save you money.

bin liners – as much of what we throw out is dry. See how much garbage you can wrap in paper or place directly in the bin.

• Do you use plastic bags for bin liners? Not to sound radical but we don’t always need

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Enjoy unlimited train and vintage bus rides all day on Sunday 9th September from 9.30am to 4pm. Your ticket also includes access to Old Macdonald’s farm display, the vintage bus display, the Ellenbrook Scouts display and entry into the Revolutions Museum.

Now, you may think this is easy – but the little girl was only four and couldn’t recognise numbers past 10. I could see her mum squirm. However, the child was unphased.

For additional cost, you can visit the bouncy castles, rides and games, buy souvenirs, visit a variety of food and drink vans and more. And after your day of adventure ends, you can pick up a children’s book about Ashley and his friends to take home.

She got up and showed the rest of the group what number she wanted to choose and without saying a word, the game went on. It’s normal to not know the numbers on the calendar at her age. Mathematics is a world of discovery – and we all learn at different rates. At some point in our lives we hope to understand Mathematics – and we should never stop trying. Just start by counting the

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drop in confidence is a common side effect for children with a speech or language disorder – something Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Talkabout program works hard to rebuild.

If you’re considering a switch, there’s no time like the present. When properly informed about how and why the Montessori method works, children adapt very well to this new style of learning.

‘It’s all about instilling that confidence in the kids because they do come in with that awareness that their language is different to other children,’ said Natalie Willacy, a speech pathologist and deputy principal of the program. ‘Structuring our programs so that they’re achieving goals set specifically for them gives them that confidence, which then lays a good foundation for learning going forward.’

Montessori develops children holistically and sets them on a path to lifelong learning. Schooling is characterised by mixed-age classrooms, each having a three year to four year age bracket, starting from 3 to 6 years, 6 to 9 years and so on.

It’s never too late to start the Montessori way of learning. Find out more by booking an appointment at one of their listed Montessori playgroups, childcare or schools.

The Talkabout program is a specialised playgroup and school for children between the ages of eighteen months and six years of age who are experiencing delays or disorders in speech or language.

At every age bracket, specific aspects of child development are reinforced through the curriculum. These range from providing children with an in-depth understanding of the concepts they are learning (rather than relying purely on memory) through to accentuating selfreliance and managing social dynamics (helpful for when they have to work both autonomously and as part of a team).

For mum Sonia Siamos, the program has been a godsend for her son Ronan.

“Telethon has really helped Ronan come out of his shell and has given him beautiful ways of learning,” she said. “He’s a real chatterbox now.’ Places are available now for Telethon Speech & Hearing’s mid-year intake. For more information visit tsh.org.au/our-school/talkabout/ or call 9387 9888.

Find a Montessori School Call today & book a school tour Banksia Montessori School | Ph 9275 5997 Chatton St, Dianella WA 6059 | PreKindy to PrePrimary (ages 3 ­ 6 yrs). Parent governed school. Small class size & full 3 year school preparation program. Parent Information Evening: Tuesday 28th August at 7 pm. Topic: ‘Enhancing Executive Function Skills with Children from 6 months to 7 years’. Open Morning: Tuesday 28th August at 9:30 am. Email: info@banksia.wa.edu.au | www.banksia.wa.edu.au

Blue Gum Montessori School | Ph 9417 4060 11 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163 | Infant & Toddler (Ages 1 ­ 3), Pre­Kinder to Year 6 (Ages 3 ­ 12). Before and after school clubs available. Specialist classes ­ Physical Education, Visual & Performing Arts, Chinese, French, Positive Education & Digital Technology Next Open Morning, Thursday 9 August. 10am – 11.15am. School tours & class observations by appointment. Email: enrolments@bgms.wa.edu.au | www.bgms.wa.edu.au

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11 Hamilton St, Bassendean WA 6054 | Piccola Casa playgroup (1 ­ 3yrs), Casa Mia Montessori School Pre­ Kindy to Yr 6 (3 ­ 12 yrs) Specialist classes ­ Mandarin, French, Visual and Performing Arts. Open Mornings, Wednesday 8 August & Saturday 11 August 2018 at 9am. Email: admin@casamiamontessori.wa.edu.au | www.casamiamontessori.wa.edu.au

Chrysalis Montessori School | Ph 9444 6025 3 ­ 5 Parkland Rd, Glendalough | Playgroup (18 mths ­ 3 yrs). Pre­Kindy ­ Yr 6 (Ages 3 ­ 12 yrs) Speciality ­ Music, Physical Education, French (LOTE), Art and Performing Arts programs. After School Care available. Phone to register for our next Open Day, Friday 17 August. School Tours by appointment. Further enquiries please email admin@chrysalis.wa.edu.au | www.chrysalis.wa.edu.au

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The Montessori School | Ph 9409 9151 18 Montessori Pl, Kingsley WA 6026 | Pre­Primary (3­6 yrs), Lower Primary (6­9 yrs), Upper Primary (9­12 yrs), Lower Secondary (12­15 yrs), Higher Secondary (15­17 yrs) Speciality ­ International Baccalaureate Diploma. Open Day, Monday 6 August & Monday 22 October 2018. Bookings: 9409 9151 Email: admin@themontessorischool.wa.edu.au | www.themontessorischool.wa.edu.au

Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Talkabout Program is for 2, 3, 4 and 5 year old children with language difficulties or who might just need that extra bit of support to encourage their language development.

Montessori Day Care Centres Joondalup Montessori | Ph 9301 0417 16 Mercer Lane, Joondalup Montessori Early Learning Specialist for children 2 ­ 5 years of age. Weekdays 8am ­ 5.30pm. Specialty: 'Montessori Pre­Kindy and Kindy Programs'. Register your interest or to book a walkthrough visit of the centre. Email: montessoriwa@gmail.com | FB @montessorijoondalup

Our Talkabout program is supported by a team of specialists including: Specialist teacher, Specialist education assistant, Speech pathologist, Occupational therapist, Family Liaison Officer and Psychologist.

4 Brookside Gardens, Caversham| Long Day Care Centre Ages 6 weeks ­ 5 yrs Speciality ­ Montessori philosophy and education delivered through an Early Childhood Development program for children from 6 weeks of age up. Extended Long Day Care Hours Weekdays 7am ­ 6pm. Register your interest or to book a walkthrough visit of the centre. Email: info@montessorigardens.com.au

Southbank Montessori | Ph 9361 2943 18 Basinghall Street, East Victoria Park. Ages 2 ­ 3 years 265 Berwick Street, East Victoria Park. Ages 3 ­ 5 years Long Day Care Centre. 7.30am ­ 6pm. Classroom observation by appointment. Register your interest for the next Parent Orientation. Email: info@southbankmontessori.com.au | www.southbankmontessori.com.au

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They create energy and excitement about new learning at their school – and are the first Catholic school in WA to deliver fast track programs into university. Students at Servite are supported to thrive in a world full of opportunity. Most young people are likely to be employed in careers that don’t currently exist – and have multiple career paths in their working lives – so an education that encourages students to learn

about themselves and their passions is crucial. Understanding that students have their own personal learning styles and strengths, teachers provide multiple pathways for students designed around their dynamic skills and personality. This empowers them to be ‘all that they are created to be’. Helping young people to learn about, and make decisions for, a productive and successful future is a key part of learning at Servite College. Discover what Servite has to offer at servite.wa.edu.au

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PERTH’S CHILD EXCLUSIVE EVENTS CALENDAR

AUGUST diary

Perth’s daily guide of things to do, places to go

ON ALL MONTH Citizen Science Program From the 4-19 August we are asking Western Australians to participate in Mini Beasts in My City - Citizen Science Program. Find out more at museum.wa.gov.au/minibeasts

Castledare Miniature Railway Australia’s longest 7 1/4" gauge railway, running trains through the Canning River Regional Park. Get the family out of house and have a relaxing day on the banks of Canning River. There are BBQs in picnic area and a canteen for light refreshments. First Sunday of Month at Niana Station, third Sunday of month at Wilson Park Station. Tickets from $3. For info visit castledare.com.au

WEDNESDAY 1

Kidsafe WA Safety Demonstration House Public Guided Tour Learn how to prevent child injury in the home. Tour runs 10-11am and cost is a gold coin donation. Bookings essential. Individual registrations welcome. Call 6244 4880 or visit kidsafewa.com.au to book.

Bingo reading program Toptots parent and child beginner’s bingo reading program is an exciting way for 3-5 year olds to reach their potential in reading, writing and mathematics before they go to school. Enrol now for a magical experience of fun and learning every Wednesday morning in Riverton only. Email mail@toptots.net.au or call 0412 481 708. Runs weekly.

THURSDAY 2

Bingo reading program

Preschoolers will benefit greatly from this enrichment reading program. Thursday mornings in Riverton only. Email mail@toptots.net.au or call 0412 481 708. Runs weekly.

Toptots afterschool learning programs

SUNDAY 5

If your grade 1-grade 3 child is having difficulty reading, lacking in self confidence, shy to let their voice be heard, enrol them in our bingo reading program on Thursdays, 3.30pm-4.30pm, in Wembley only. Enquiries to: mail@toptots.net.au or tel. 0412481708

FRIDAY 3

Avon River Festival

4:00pm onwards at Bernard Park, Minson Avenue, Northam. Celebrate the excitement of the start of the world’s greatest white water event at the Shire of Northam’s Avon River Festival. There will be entertainment by Refractory Road, a street parade, amusements and rides, free family fun zone, largest fireworks display in the Avon Valley & food.

SATURDAY4

Toodyay International Food Festival 10am – 4pm at Stirling Park & Duidgee Park, Toodyay. Combine the thrills and spills of the Avon Descent with dozens of mouth-watering international cuisine stalls and free family entertainment all on the banks of the Avon River. The main stage will come to life with a diverse range of performers inspired from around the globe.

Avon Descent Festival

10am – 3pm at Lilac Hill, Caversham. Soak up the jam packed program of onstage entertainment featuring Duncan Saige, The Lulus, Junkadelic and Zap Circus. There’s also a special edition of the Vintage Collective Markets, community art installation by Mundaring Arts Centre, a cracking food truck line up, crowd favourite fair rides and inflatables in the Movida Fun Zone, giant bubbles, drumming workshops, the Midland Gate Massage Retreat, Swan Valley giveaways and much much more. And of course, don’t forget to make the most of our prime riverside vantage point and cheer loud and proud as the Avon Descent competitors zoom past in their quest for victory. There’s free parking opposite the site and a free shuttle bus from Guildford train station all day. Festivities kick off at 10am and end at 3pm. For more information and announcements, head to the City of Swan events Facebook page

Avon Descent Family Fun Day

1.30am – 3.00pm. Get up close to all of the action at the City of Belmont FREE family fun

day. Enjoy live race commentary on the banks of the Swan River, FREE children’s activities and much more. If you are a City of Belmont resident with an Opportunity Card, take advantage of your free and discounted offers during the day (limits apply).

Avon Descent Finish Line Family Day 11am – 5pm at Riverside Gardens, Bayswater. Nothing beats an exciting finish! Join support crews and spectators to welcome competitors over the Finish Line at the City of Bayswater Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day. Enjoy a sensational FREE day out with bouncy castles, children’s rides, face painting and live commentary over the loud speakers

MONDAY 6

Riverlands Montessori School Tour Great opportunity to see our school in action. Visit every classroom in the school. A tour of the facility. Childcare available. Bookings essential. Call 9250 6444 or email admin@riverlands.wa.edu.au to make a booking.

WEDNESDAY 8

Casa Mia Montessori open morning Prospective parents are invited to attend an open morning information session and tour of Casa Mia Montessori School. Enjoy a tour of

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Miniature Railways NIANA STATION st 1 Sunday of Month. 11am - 3pm Castledare Place,Wilson WILSON PARK STATION rd 3 Sunday of Month. 10am - 2pm Kent Street, Wilson School Holidays - Wednesdays From Wilson Park Station NO bare feet allowed on the trains

Perth's best kept foodie secret • Best Asian street & hawker food in Perth • Casual family friendly atmosphere • Affordable meals

Learn to Sail SEPT / OCT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Kids 7-14 yrs $160 member $180 non-member No experience necessary!

25th – 28th September (8.30am – 12.30pm)

2nd – 5th October (8.30am – 12.30pm)

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Piadina Della Nonna's food van serves delicious home made Italian street food and the finest freshly ground coffee.

(except public holidays 11am - 9pm)

EAST FREMANTLE YACHT CLUB Base of Petra Street, East Fremantle

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READ THE PAPER ONLINE : WWW.KIDSINPERTH.COM the classrooms and have an opportunity to meet with the principal, who will answer your questions over refreshments. We can also organise a personal tour of the school. To assist the school in preparing for the information sessions, please book with the office on 9279 2209.

Bingo reading program Toptots parent and child beginner’s bingo reading program is an exciting way for 3-5 year olds to reach their potential in reading, writing and mathematics before they go to school. Enrol now for a magical experience of fun and learning every Wednesday morning in Riverton only. Email mail@toptots.net.au or call 0412 481 708. Runs weekly.

THURSDAY 9

Bingo reading program

Preschoolers will benefit greatly from this enrichment reading program. Thursday mornings in Riverton only. Email mail@toptots.net.au or call 0412 481 708. Runs weekly.

FRIDAY 10

Kidsafe WA free child car restraint checks Kidsafe WA will be conducting free child car restraint checks at the Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo! Running from 11.30am2.30pm each day of the Expo. No bookings required. Call 6244 4880 or visit kidsafewa.com.au for more details. Runs 1012 August.

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Casa Mia Montessori open morning Prospective parents are invited to attend an open morning information session and tour of Casa Mia Montessori School. Enjoy a tour of the classrooms and have an opportunity to meet with the principal, who will answer your questions over refreshments. We can also organise a personal tour of the school. To assist the school in preparing for the information sessions, please book with the office on 9279 2209.

SUNDAY 12

Mini Beasts in the Park - Field Day

Free Optimal Pharmacy nurse consultations Have your baby, child and family health concerns answered by a qualified nurse at your local Optimal Pharmacy Plus for free. Please call your store for nurse visit times. Location details can be found on the back page of this edition. Appointments by booking only. MONDAYS

Dianella – 9276 8484 Hamilton Hill – 9335 1495

TUESDAYS Coolbellup – 9337 290 Carine – 9447 4068 Ellenbrook – 6296 5213

WEDNESDAYS

Join Mini Beast experts from the WA Museum, Murdoch University, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development at Lake Vasto/Ozone Park for hands-on experiences with Mini Beasts. There will be: Regular tours of the area with a Mini Beast expert, Specimen displays, Information on Citizen Science and Biodiversity, Microscopes for you to see right up close to some WA Museum insects and Examples of equipment that experts use to map biodiversity. If you would like to join us register using the below link. Make sure you register ahead of the event so we are able to schedule our experts, tours, and Mini Beast specimens! Be sure to have the Reporter app handy on your phone, so you can add more information to our Citizen Science Program. This information helps the City of Perth to look after the biodiversity of our city. Lake Vasto/Ozone Reserve, Perth. 10am – 4pm. FREE. museum.wa.gov.au/museums/offsite/minibeasts-park-field-day

TUESDAY 14

Kidsafe WA baby safety seminar Baby safety seminars provide expectant parents with information on safety considerations when preparing for their baby’s arrival, including setting the home up and transporting baby safely. Starts at 6pm sharp. Bookings essential. Call 6244 4880 or visit kidsafewa.com.au to book.

Myaree – 9330 3467 Balga – 9342 2212 Beechboro – 9377 1822 Myaree – 9330 3467 Quinns – 9305 1866 Armadale – 9393 1200 Waikiki – 9591 3199

Dr Terry Houston’s Book Launch Guide to Native Bees of Australia Join Dr Terry Houston, author of A Guide to Native Bees of Australia, as he discusses the estimated 2000 species of Australian bees. City of Perth Library. 4.30pm – 6pm. FREE

‘Dr Bugalugs’ Talk - Citizen Science and our Environment Join WA Museum as Dr Bugalugs (aka Dr Darryl Hardie) discusses the role of citizen science in protecting our environment from pest species. City of Perth Library. 6.30pm – 8pm. FREE

WEDNESDAY 15

South Coast Baptist College community fete Running from 10am-2pm. Free activities include face painting, animal farm, bouncy castle, spider mountain, and the list goes on. Our talented students will showcase their work. We will also have student performances and Football Academy exhibition matches. There will be a food and drink at a variety of stalls or you can bring a picnic. Tours of the Campus run every 30 minutes. Book your tour on the day or email our Enrolments Officer at enrolments@scbc.wa.edu.au to register. 30 Gnangara Drive, Waikiki.

Bingo reading program Toptots parent and child beginner’s bingo reading program is an exciting way for 3-5 year olds to reach their potential in reading, writing and mathematics before they go to school. Enrol now for a magical experience of fun and learning every Wednesday morning in Riverton only. Email mail@toptots.net.au or call 0412 481 708. Runs weekly.

Anger? Temper tantrums? Meltdowns? Out of control? Rotary Club of Cambridge Programme for parents, teachers & carers. Hear Brad Williams talk about coping with & managing children’s lack of self-discipline & selfregulation. Attend Brad’s talk to get advice about putting an end to those foot stamping, door slamming, shouting match moments. 9am start with a $5 payment at the door. To reserve a place contact : Jeanette Wood : 0413 190 412 or jp2wood@bigpond.com Cambridge Bowling Club, Chandler Avenue, Floreat

Australian Tomatis Method Webinar 6pm. Is your child experiencing learning difficulties? Find out more about Auditory processing disorders, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia & Dyspraxia issues by logging onto tomatis.com.au and registering for one of their information webinars or call 1800 677 010.

THURSDAY 16

Junior Curator Workshop

Doubleview – 9446 1135 Meadow Springs – 9581 8944

City of Perth Library, 9am-1.30pm. Enter WA Museum Junior Curator competition to take part in our Junior Curator Workshop! museum.wa.gov.au/museums/offsite/juniorcurator-workshop-competition

FRIDAYS

Bingo reading program

THURSDAYS

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Preschoolers will benefit greatly from this enrichment reading program. Thursday mornings in Riverton only. Email mail@toptots.net.au or call 0412 481 708. Runs weekly.

WEDNESDAY 22

Bingo reading program

Toptots parent and child beginner’s bingo reading program is an exciting way for 3-5 year olds to reach their potential in reading, writing and mathematics before they go to school. Enrol now for a magical experience of fun and learning every Wednesday morning in Riverton only. Email mail@toptots.net.au or call 0412 481 708. Runs weekly.

SUNDAY 26

ATI registration and open days Malaga, Claremont, Joondalup Running from 9am-12pm. Come down for a family-friendly fun day and try one of our free trial classes. There will be great demonstrations from our top practitioners in all our programs. Enter the Draw to win a drone and free training – plus great deals for ongoing training to be had. Being hosted in Malaga (Unit 7/1924 Beach Road Malaga), Claremont (5/20 Graylands Road Claremont) and Joondalup (3/10 Mercer Lane, Joondalup). For more information visit atimartialarts.com.au

WEDNESDAY 29

Bingo reading program

Toptots parent and child beginner’s bingo reading program is an exciting way for 3-5 year olds to reach their potential in reading, writing and mathematics before they go to school. Enrol now for a magical experience of fun and learning every Wednesday morning in Riverton only. Email mail@toptots.net.au or call 0412 481 708.

SEPTEMBER

events MONDAY 3

Riverlands Montessori School Tour Great opportunity to see our school in action. Visit every classroom in the school. A tour of the facility. Childcare available. Bookings essential. Call 9250 6444 or email admin@riverlands.wa.edu.au to make a booking.

SUNDAY 9

Ashley & Friends Day presented by Bennett Brook Railway Ashley and his friends return to the rails of Whiteman Park from 9.30am-4.30pm! Join them at Bennett Brook Railway as they haul train carriages all day for the Train Controller. Adult and children (2–18): tickets are $15 each with an online discount (25%) through www.trybooking.com. Or purchase tickets on the day for $20 each (card and cash accepted). Visit www.bbr.org.au for more info.

Bettina Management Model Search at Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Bettina Management is hosting their annual model search at Telstra Perth Fashion Festival! Entries open 11am-5pm, 7-9 September at Fashion Central, Forrest Place. Finalist runway show will be held at 4pm on Sunday 9 September. Open to children up to 16 years old.

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