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Hope and success for your child in 2014 s 2013 comes to a close we all start to reflect on the past year: joys, disappointments, concerns and hopes for next year!

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Parents need to ask themselves these questions: • Has your child had a difficult year? • Do you wish they had reached higher standards? • Are they disappointed with their achievements? • Do you feel their needs are not being met by the school system? • Did they perform poorly in NAPLAN? • Does your child avoid written work, spell poorly and prefer not to read? • Do you have a bright, under-achiever who needs a real challenge as well as assistance? • Are they beginning Grade One in 2014? • Do you have a child who needs to learn about Study Skills before secondary school begins? • Would you like your child to begin 2014 on a more positive note?

January holiday turbo boost for kids: a head start in 2014

The long Christmas break is an excellent opportunity for children to catch up and become confident before Term 1 in the New Year. The children are more relaxed, receptive and so academic results are much higher during the break. So often children forget valuable concepts and their skills and even IQ levels tends to dip during January. You can make sure this doesn’t happen by enrolling children for regular stimulating educational programs at ICE during this time. Victoria Carlton and her dedicated teaching team have planned a full January program of academic and creative holiday programs that are designed to help your child shoot for the stars in 2014. Bookings are now open and working parents can take care of the extended hours to allow early drop-off times. “Our results are very high during holiday times as the children are well rested, relaxed and very receptive,” says Victoria. “We help them to catch up and then show them some Continued page 19

by Julia Gilmore (M.Ed., B.Ed., Dip.Tch.,TAE) Literacy and Numeracy Specialist ithout academic stimulation, children can regress rapidly over the long summer break. Extra help in the two weeks before school starts can make a huge difference and boost self-esteem. This applies to students from pre-primary to high school.

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For many years, students from Kindy to Year 12, from all over Western Australia, have been attending A1 Learning Academy for a range of interesting, entertaining and educational holiday programs including: • • • • • • •

Reading, writing, spelling and maths Self-esteem and confidence boosting Study skills Remediation and extension Essay writing and editing Handwriting Preparation for Scholarship, GATE and NAPLAN testing • Understanding the new National

Curriculum Feedback received from parents and students shows just how effective the holiday programs were in past years: 12year-old Adam was delighted with himself when he was the only one in his class who could understand a new maths concept (with fractions and decimals) presented by his new Year 7 teacher. The Pre Primary and Year 1 students who attended the transition program in January 2012 were off to a flying start in Term 1. They had covered reading, writing and maths and had been given a handwriting program to boost their selfesteem. They didn’t want to go home at the end of each session. Jess scored high marks in Year 4 maths and is now confidently doing extension work. The Year 7 to 10 students responded Continued page 19

City of South Perth

CELEBRATION ZONE AUSTRALIA DAY - 26 JANUARY 2014

FREE EVENT Sir James Mitchell Park (opposite Coode St)

2-7.30pm 70 free rides, activities and stage performances

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Free martial arts in December

nwind with a two night stay at Crown Metropol Perth and enjoy the city’s most celebrated restaurants and entertainment right on your doorstep.

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arents, you and your children are invited to try something new at an ATI Martial Arts School for free in December.

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They want to introduce the community to their unique teaching system that guarantees results. With Christmas approaching and a new school year ahead you can start a new activity now and save money.

Look no further than the lobby for award-winning dining such as Rockpool, Silks and Bistro Guillaume. Enjoy unrivalled luxury in a spacious Luxe Twin room and while the day away at the renowned resort pool with plush day beds and waterslides to keep the whole family entertained.

Keep the kids active over the holidays and start the New Year with the kids already settled into their new activity, so settling into school will be easier when they have the focus, discipline and exercise of martial arts training to keep them level and in control. Call and ask for their free intro program and December membership special for “The Parents Paper” readers. Call Joondalup (9301 0277), Malaga (9248 7811), Claremont (9385 0577), Midvale (92741896) or visit

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From only $549* for two nights’ accommodation, for two adults and two children, with a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival plus complimentary internet access.

2014. Call 08 9362 8888 or visit www.crownmetropolperth.com.au to make a booking. *Terms and conditions apply

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f you ask any child health professional “What is an effective way to improve my child’s development?” all will agree – learning a musical instrument.

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Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the brain known to be involved with processing language. Studies have also shown that students who study the arts are more successful on standardised tests such as the TEE. They also achieve higher grades in high school. Younger music students also develop very strong social skills, something very important at a young age.

For Ages 3yrs to Adult. Suitable for the whole family.

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Music is a passion for a person’s entire life. Whether working hard to become a concert musician, touring the world with a rock band, or just a personal hobby, starting at a young age will certainly benefit any child’s life.

Advanced Music is Perth’s premier music school, with 4 locations offering lessons for all ages – from as young as 4 years old to adults. It’s never too late to learn! Visit www.advancedmusic.com.au

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To make a booking simply call (08) 9362 8888 or visit crownhotels.com.au *Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Offers are available until 28 February 2014.

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School Holiday Power Sessions Find out what it’s like to be in a band! Learn & try out the guitar, keyboard and drums. $89 or $59 if you 5hrs bring a friend.

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Unwind with a two night stay in a spacious Luxe Twin room and enjoy the renowned resort pool with plush day beds and waterslides that will keep the whole family entertained. From $549* for two adults and two children, the family escape package includes a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival and complimentary internet access.

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The joy of dance

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he Charlesworth Ballet School (formerly the Terri Charlesworth Ballet Centre) was founded in 1960 by WA’s first prima ballerina Terri Charlesworth OAM Cit WA.

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The school’s philosophy through its junior dance programme is to provide a nurturing and gentle introduction to classical ballet. Ballet lessons are carefully planned to give children an inspirational introduction to the world of dance first and foremost, and a love for dance and beautiful music.

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Classes are located throughout the metropolitan area, with new branches opening in Burswood, Dalkeith and Atwell in 2014.

Classes commence from the pre-primary grade and have a strong focus on the emotional, physical and intellectual development of each child. At the Charlesworth Ballet School, expert, professionally accredited teachers nurture the development of each child’s unique dance ability.

Enquiries are now being taken for 2014 enrolments. Call 9475 0320, email schooladmin@charlesworthballet.com.au or visit www.charlesworthballet.com.au

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New child care centre has no waiting list

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truggling to find Child Care? The Dalkeith Early Learning Centre is now open – with no waiting list!

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The Dalkeith Early Learning Centre opened this month in Perth’s Western Suburbs. This brand new Centre offers a beautiful, peaceful environment for children of all ages, with large rooms, neutral decor, high ceilings, and plenty of natural light. The toys and resources at the Centre are good quality too - being mostly made from wood or other natural materials. Outside, the Centre has several oversized play areas, all with real grass, mature trees and natural shade.

Drop in and take a tour of the new Centre in person, 58 Dalkeith Road in Nedlands, just off Stirling Highway. To see a photo gallery of the Dalkeith Early Learning Centre, visit www.dalkeithelc.com.au

With such a delightful, natural environment and such friendly, experienced staff (including a very talented chef), no wonder places at the Centre are filling fast.

For more information phone Santosh, Dalkeith Early Learning Centre’s Director, on 9386 9930.

 Penguin Island Ferry and cruises to see wild dolphins, sea lions and the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park  Penguin feeding at the Discovery Centre 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

www.penguinisland.com.au | (08) 9591 1333 Cnr of Arcadia Drive and Penguin Rd, Shoalwater Only 45 minutes south of Perth

Spotting little penguins in the wild at Penguin Island! ocated 45 minutes south of Perth and a 5 minute ferry ride away, Penguin Island is home to 1200 little penguins. These shy birds spend 80% of their lives at sea and seeing them in the wild can be a treasure hunt as on land they usually stay in their burrows.

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The summer months are excellent for spotting wild penguins! They stay ashore for 6–8 weeks for their annual moult and can be spotted sheltering under boardwalks and amongst limestone nooks and crannies. If you spot one please keep the following in mind: • Keep quiet • Turn your flash off if taking photos • They may look like fluffy half plucked

chickens. This is normal when moulting. • On hot days they may stand in the shallows. Don’t try to ‘help’ them further out to sea as they can’t swim without their feathers. Please notify a ranger who will ensure the penguin can cool down without being disturbed. Contact Rockingham Wild Encounters on 9591 1333 or visit www.penguinisland.com.au

New Child Care Centre Our new high quality centre has places available now. WAITNOING LIST! Be quick! Places are filling fast!

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58 Dalkeith Road, Nedlands (Just off Stirling Highway)

Ph 9386 9930 | www.dalkeithelc.com.au check us out on the web: www.kidsinperth.com

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Get into Calisthenics

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Calisthenics involves a team of participants learning routines choreographed to music and presenting these routines on stage at competitions and concerts. In addition to team items, participants can compete in solo and duo items.

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Calisthenics, whose roots lie in games originating in Ancient Greece, is the combination of Gymnastics, Ballet, Folk Dance, Jazz Ballet, Apparatus (Clubs and Rods), Figure Marching, Mime and Singing.

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With many clubs located throughout Perth, it’s a great opportunity to join this fantastic sport. For further information on the sport of Calisthenics, please contact their Head Office on (08) 9274 3958 or visit our website at www.calisthenicswa.com.au

Its assets are many, involving many thousands of young children across the country, improving their health and deportment and widening their musical knowledge.

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Their beginner classes are for children 3 years and above. Children learn traditional martial arts in a formal but fun environment. The curriculum is enhanced to suit their skills and age specific learning capabilities. They work to build the attributes such as self esteem, self confidence, respect and self discipline. For a free trial call them on 9309 1444 or visit www.karatekids.net.au

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SHOBUKAN

hobukan Karate has a unique program where they not only teach kicking and punching, but have developed unique teaching methodologies to embrace education and martial arts together for your children that make their programs exciting and fun.

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• Confidence • Concentration • Discipline • Self Esteem

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www.karatekids.net.au Phone 9309 1444 • Joondalup • Wangara • Nollamara • Armadale

• Have FUN and make friends • Develop confidence and enjoy team spirit • Learn a sport that incorporates elements of dance, gymnastics, ballet, singing and acting • Improve flexibility, coordination, strength and fitness • Perform on stage for concerts and during competitions • Gain an appreciation for music and choreography

Rock ‘n’ Toddle is an edutainment program of weekly interacve themed shows presented by a professional performer who uses pop music, props, instruments and puppets to rock the foundaons of the future generaon.

For more information on the sport of Calisthenics or to find your nearest class, please contact our head office:

Calisthenics Association of WA Ph: 9274 3958 | E: info@calisthenicswa.com.au

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MSJ Productions – dance, perform, achieve ith over 15 years of experience, MSJ Productions can train you in all aspects of the performing arts

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MSJ classes teach up-to-date styles, their teachers are enthusiastic with industry experience and strive to give your child the best performance training available. MSJ’s performers are heading to the Gold Coast in January 2014 to compete in Showcase Dance Championships, a national level competition where they will compete in many styles of performance. MSJ are leading the way in musical theatre training in Perth, with 4 of their students playing lead roles (including the lead) in the 2012 production of Annie, plus students in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and now currently also in South Pacific all held at the Crown Theatre.

Find out for yourself why so many students love what they are learning at MSJ. Head to www.msjproductions.com.au or call them on 0415 330 945.

Creativity in a nutshell

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Buggles provide a high quality early learning environment for babies, toddlers and kindy children that will help them build a strong educational foundation for the future. When it comes time for your child to start Kindy y, Buggles’ Bugg specialised program for children aged 3 - 5 years incorporates curriculum created by qualified teachers that centre around optimum learning to meet a child’s individual needs.

ith the school holidays just around the corner, Leader Education has designed a holiday program catered to children from five to twelve years of age. Want your child to have fun but also learn and develop their creativity in various art forms and increase their knowledge in many facets of science?

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And on Wednesdays and Thursdays, the focus is ‘All things Science’ which include

It’s the little things that are important when you are making choices for your child. At Buggles your first week is free so you can be sure that you’ve made the right choice for you and your family. Visit buggles.com.au to find your nearest centre or apply online.

topics such as chemistry, human body, faunas, mechanics and earth and space.

Do you have a passion for educating and nurturing young children? If so, and you have a Diploma in Children’s Services (or are working towards one) and a current Working with Children check, visit buggles.com.au to view the positions available within the Buggles team.

Cost per day starts from $40 to $60. Enquire about their special offer, call Leader Education on 6102 2922 or email info@leadereducation.com.au

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• Pain-free Children’s Dentistry • Quality and affordable Family Dentistry • Experienced Local Dentists

• Sedation available for nervous patients • Modern and state of the art equipment.

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Leader Education’s holiday program kickstarts from January 7 to January 31, Tuesday to Friday 9am to 3pm. With the combination of art, drama and Chinese culture all rolled into one on Tuesdays and Fridays, the children are given the chance to explore their creativity whilst developing techniques in a wide range of media.

Children will learn the social, numeracy and literacy skills that will prepare them not only for pre-school, but will provide the foundations for a brighter future.

Phone 9383 1200 | 322 Stirling Highway, Claremont

Fun Creative Dance for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Come and join the fun! Kindy Dance Time is Australia’s leading Dance programme for 2 to 5 year old girls and boys. Offering quality age-specific classes,

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Specially trained Children’s dentist Positive dental experience From their first tooth to age 18 Nurturing, friendly environment Make an appointment with us today

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delivered by highly trained teachers, thousands of toddlers and preschoolers nationwide attending Kindy Dance Time are gaining the finest introduction into the world of Dance. Kindy Dance Time is all about creativity, fantasy and of course FUN!

BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! LIMITED PLACES! Locations throughout the Metro Area. To find your nearest branch and to Book Online visit www.kindydancetime.com.au

Classes designed for boys & girls!

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Better Start for Children with Disability he Better Start for Children with Disability Initiative provides funding for early intervention services. As of the January 1, 2013, nine further eligible diagnoses have been added to the program.

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Children who are aged under 6 years and have been diagnosed with Prader Willi, Williams, Angelman, Kabuki Make Up, Smith-Magenis, CHARGE, Cornelia de Lange or Cri du Chat syndromes, or Microcephaly, along with Cerebral Palsy, Deafblindness, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Hearing or Vision impairment can register to access early intervention funding of up to $12,000 (up to a maximum of $6,000 per financial year). Eligibility criteria and thresholds apply. The funding can be used to pay for services such as speech pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, orthoptics and teachers of the

When should parents take first aid lessons? very parent of a baby or toddler should take part in a child-specific first-aid course!

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deaf. Families have until their child turns 7 to use the early intervention funding. Some of the funds ($2,100 per year) can be used to purchase resources as well. If you know a child under 6 years of age with a disability, please contact the Better Start Team at Carers WA on 1300 CARERS (1300 227 377) to see if they are eligible. More information is available at www.betterstart.net.au

First aid skills are vital and should be refreshed as your child grows because hazards are always evolving. When babies start crawling and picking up things, parents are concerned about choking. These concerns shift when the child is walking and exploring by opening cabinets and doors or falling over themselves because they haven’t developed their balance. Worries now start to shift to falling, poisons and burns. As a result, the first aid training offered by Family First Aid is different because it has a practical focus on children and family concerns. Developed by Steven Lewsen, a

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former ambulance officer and medical lecturer, it provides practical knowledge that can be applied immediately if required. Visit www.familyfirstaid.com.au to view a short video of one of his students, Katrina, telling her story about how she saved her 7 month old son. To book a first-aid courses in your home please call 9275 6666 and talk to Steve.

Why a Will is not Estate Planning

SPCA WA’s school holiday program provides fun, educational sessions along with a chance to meet Inspector Izzy and learn about her furry friends.

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ost people realise that making a Will is essential and that not doing so can result in much hard-ache and/or legal expense for your loved ones.

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Bookings open on December 2 (members) and December 9 (general public).

But did you know that:

Here is a sneak peek of some of their fantastic new sessions:

• The correct choice of Executors and back-ups is essential?

• Summer is in full swing, RSPCA need some helpers willing to get their hands dirty in the Critters and Crops session. • To celebrate Australia Day, RSPCA WA is asking all members to come and join the fun at the Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Woof, Meow, Moo morning tea. • Thinking of a career working with animals? Join RSPCA’s ‘Animal Apprentice 2.0’ team and discover what it’s like to work on a farm. They also have popular old favourites such as Be a Volunteer, Radical Reptiles, Bunny Hop, Doggie Delights and Be an Inspector.

• Superannuation, some life insurances, trusts and jointly owned property fall outside your deceased estate and therefore need particular care? With activities reasonably priced, places fill quickly so call 9209 9325 to secure your child’s spot. To find out more visit www.rspcawa.asn.au Love animals and RSPCA? Why not become a Junior Member? Receive fantastic gifts, early bird booking opportunities and discounts on holiday sessions, and invitations to exclusive member-only events.

• By including a Testamentary Trust in your Will you can provide your beneficiaries with significant tax breaks and asset protection? • Home-made Wills (including so called “Solicitor approved” Wills) are the cause of much litigation? • Wills need reviewing in a wide range of circumstances such as: Separation and

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divorce; any sale, mortgage or gift of the willed assets; buying and selling property; arranging your super and life insurances? • Estate planning for blended families is complex and has multiple solutions? Murfett Legal staff are experts in these areas. Phone Tyn Receveur on 9388 3100 for a free initial discussion about your needs.

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WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING

• Wills • Enduring Powers of Attorney • Enduring Powers of Guardianship • Deceased Estates Administration

• Deceased Estate Litigation • Trusts and superannuation • Associated tax advice • Applications to the SAT

Please call Tyn Receveur on (08) 9388 3100 for more information

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Prices $64.50 daily or $300 per week. Meals Provided

Phone 9349 7488 Open Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.30pm 10 - 18 Lavant Way, Balga www.balgaelc.org

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Save-A-Child Courses by Steven Lewsen • Registered medical lecturer & former ambulance officer with over 18 yrs of practical experience. • 6 hour course available (2 sessions of 3 hours each) or 3 hour course available. Certificate issued on completion • Discounts available for groups. • Course can be run in your home when convenient for you.

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We can assist with all aspects of wills and estate planning including:

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Choking • Drowning - Would you know what to do? Burns • Bleeding • Poisoning • Allergic reactions

Seek professional, friendly legal advice so you can make an informed decision.

Steven Lewsen 9378 7745 / 0402 043 181

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Christmas specials at Garden City arden City Shopping centre is excited to welcome the silly season on December 8, when the famous cat and mouse duo, Tom and Jerry, drop in to roam the corridors and catch up with shoppers.

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The cartoon favourites will be wandering the Shopping Centre wishing customers a Merry Christmas from 11am-12:30pm. Santa will also join customers from November 17, when children can get their photo taken and share their Christmas wish list. In the spirit of giving, $1 from each Santa Photo Package sold will be donated towards the CREATE foundation.

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For customers that miss Tom and Jerry on December 8, there will also be a visit direct from the North Pole with Rudolf and Frosty the Snowman joining the fun on December 15 between 11:00am–12pm. Ensuring entertainment isn’t lost on the adults, Garden City are also glad to announce their gift wrapping station and traditional Christmas carollers will be back again, serenading customers daily from December 15. For more information call 9467 7150.

One stop for family entertainment et the kids off the couch and enjoy some friendly competition these school holidays. AMF Bowling is the perfect place for the whole family during School Holidays and sure beats sitting at home.

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Kids are never bored at AMF Bowling where there are loads to do including Arcade games, and even slot car racing at

the Joondalup centre. AMF Bowling Centres are a one stop family entertainment location. Sign up to be an AMF Roller via their website and receive online notifications of specials, offers and much more. For more information and centre locations visit www.amfbowling.com.au

Create a special memory at Garden City this Christmas by having your photo taken with Santa at his sparkly throne in the centre court, near Dome! Plus, every child who visits Santa will get a free gift!* And there’s even more! Christmas Carollers will be singing some of your favourite Christmas songs, and for a gold coin donation to the CREATE Foundation and Edmund Rice Camps WA, you can have all your gifts beautifully wrapped too! Remember, with free parking and extended shopping hours, you can take your time, find the perfect gifts, and enjoy the fun of Christmas at Garden City! For Santa’s appearance times and photography prices, and gift wrapping and carollers times, visit gardencity.com.au

Garden City Trading Hours Monday 16 December 9am – 9pm Tuesday 17 December 9am – 9pm Wednesday 18 December 9am – 9pm Thursday 19 December 9am – 9pm Friday 20 December 9am – 9pm Saturday 21 December 9am – 5pm Sunday 22 December 9am – 5pm Monday 23 December 9am – 9pm Tuesday 24 December 9am – 5.30pm Wednesday 25 December Closed Thursday 26 December 9am – 5pm *While stocks last

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Welcome aboard Vacancies available from January 2014.

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Looking for a happy, caring environment where your child can play and learn and grow? You’ll be pleased to know there are still places available for 2014 at a Goodstart Early Learning Centre near you. Call now and arrange a visit to secure a place for your child in January 2014.

1800 222 543 visit goodstart.org.au

Every day’s a good day at Goodstart.

At Goodstart, children are at the heart of everything we do. As a not-for-profit organisation, we are committed to investing our profits on improved early learning resources, facilities and staff training.


Give your child a Goodstart

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oodstart Early Learning centres combine high-quality early learning and long day care under one roof. Your child is cared for in a safe, happy and nurturing environment.

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They’d love to welcome you and your child to Goodstart. To find a centre near you, visit www.goodstart.org.au or call 1800 222 543 to book a tour.

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SWIMSTRUCT PROGRAMMES – SUMMER 2013/2014

The importance of school shoes hildren can spend up to 30 hours a week in a school shoe so it’s important they’re chosen carefully. Busy parents need to make the time to sit down with a qualified fitter and have school shoes fitted correctly.

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Parent & Toddler Classes (2 & 3 yo) Pre Primary (4 to 6 yo) - 1 to 1 lessons School age children - Private 30 min lessons or small groups Training Groups) - For proficent swimmers Springboard Diving (school age) Irrespective of previous experience • Adult (1 to 1 lessons) All Swimstruct teachers are either AUSTSWIM or RLSSWA accredited.

Shoes should be firmly affixed to the foot (avoid a slip on) with a lace buckle or strap and they should have sufficient growing space (12mm). Buying too big can be as damaging as too small. Look for firm heel counters and padded collars. Soles of the shoes should flex under the ball of the foot but not twist. It can be tempting to go for cheaper options but school shoes are an investment and the better quality shoes tend to last longer.

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As each child has a unique personality, talent and aptitude, it’s important for you to choose the right centre. Goodstart values your child’s individuality, encouraging learning and development through play, and supports your family throughout your time with them.

• Schools • Shopping Centres • Local Councils & Libraries • Agricultural Shows • Childcare Centres

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For advice and expert fitting of school shoes visit the store that is owned by a Podiatrist at Magic Shoebox, 70 Eighth Avenue, Maylands, (08) 3371 2951.

Enjoy a career in Kinesiology

For little dancers with big dreams Designed to inspire your child’s unique creative expression, supporting self confidence and growth through dance, music, mime and song.

f you have the desire to help people and change lives forever, a career in Kinesiology may be for you. Help people with health issues such as allergies, asthma, stress and anxiety, physical pain, fatigue etc, and help people improve performance in many areas of their life such as education, sports, business, finances and relationships.

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Don’t put your career aspirations on hold any longer. Call today to see how flexible timetables enable you to study and maintain family commitments. If finances are holding you back take advantage of VET FEE-HELP.

The ideal gift for the people you love. Viva’s great packages start at $50 and give you $550 of value. workshop or attend the college Open Day on Feb 9, 2014 to learn more. Visit www.nicolieoneill.com or call 9330 7443.

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Viva Christmas Packages

Introduction to Kinesiology Workshop

You will learn basic kinesiology techniques such as muscle monitoring, finger modes, chakras, pre-checks and emotional stress defusion in this two day course. When: Cost: Time: Where:

7 & 8 December 2013 and 8 & 9 February 2014 $300 9:00am - 5:30pm 75B North Lake Road, Myaree

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providing education with a focus on language, through small group individual programs for students. For more information on programs and session times at Elite Learning contact info@elitelearning.com.au or visit www.elitelearning.com.au

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Homeowners or business owners can purchase, hire or use our professional cleaning services to ensure that their floors

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Santa is coming to town Free Event

Saturday 14th December

1pm – 4:30pm

Sunday 15th December

1pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday 18th December

1pm – 4:30pm

Thursday 19th December

3pm – 6:30pm

Friday 20th December

1pm – 4:30pm

Saturday 21st December

1pm – 4:30pm

Sunday 22nd December

1pm – 4:30pm

Monday 23rd December

1pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday 24th December

1pm – 4:30pm

*While stocks last 6 Wanneroo Road, Yokine Ph: 08 9242 5530 www.dogswampsc.com.au

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Santa will be appearing at our Dog Swamp & Woodvale Boulevard Shopping centres. Remember to bring your camera to capture photos of your children with Santa. Kids will also receive a gift from Santa!*

See You Soon! Cnr Whitfords Ave & Trappers Drive, Woodvale Ph: 08 9242 5530 www.woodvaleboulevard.com.au

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Pink Rice – the place for sushi and Japanese cuisine

FAMILY DINING GUIDE

he family will love Pink Rice sushi train and Japanese restaurant in Fremantle. It’s fresh and the quality and variety is amazing. Pink Rice offers a delicious range of exciting, healthy Japanese food including aburi sushi, sashimi, tempura, udon, ramen and teppanyaki meals. BYO wine and beer.

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Entertainment and great food for kids at Ninniku Jip Korean Restaurant with a Japanese twist is located right in the heart of East Victoria Park.

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The menu is extensive but not fancy. The ambience is modern but not over the top. And the name Ninniku Jip is a mixture of Japanese and Korean, and it definitely is a different sort of place. During Christmas, Ninniku Jip is closed

Teppanyaki is available all days and you can watch the chef prepare the food right before your eyes on the searing barbeque plate, using a tantalising blend of sauces and spices.

from December 23 to January 2. On Friday January 3 at 5pm the family food and fun will start all over again for another great year.

Pink Rice is at 25 Collie Street, Fremantle.

For more information phone 9355 1988. Located at 867 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park.

International Flavours the whole Family will enjoy!

A family culinary adventure

Spencer Village is one of Perth's well kept secrets, with over 20 specialty stores including an International Food Hall featuring cuisine from Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and Hong Kong. With plenty of space plus amusement rides and games to keep the kids entertained, the whole family can enjoy a meal of authentic Asian hawker cuisine without having to leave Perth!

visit to Spencer Village Food Hall in Thornlie is like a culinary journey overseas, with a great atmosphere and truly authentic food that recalls the hawker food of Asia. And as they say, you can tell it’s authentic because you’ll always find lots of Malaysian and Singaporean families there enjoying a meal.

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Meals are very affordable and there is a great variety on offer, from Malaysian, Singapore Hawkers, Japanese, Malacca, Chinese, Penang, Indonesian, and Vietnamese Cuisine in the Food Court, plus Philippine, Indian and Pizza stores outside the Food Court as well. Spencer Village Food Hall is spacious and totally family-friendly. There’s enough space for the whole family, with long tables and bench seats, and amusements to keep the

Call 9433 5800 or visit www.pinkrice.com.au

Affordable meals with a wide variety of choices.

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Ninniku Jip is a family restaurant where the whole family can have fun. There is an indoor kids playroom equipped with colourful little house, tunnel, slide and TV. It has a glass wall so parents or grandparents can watch kids playing whilst they enjoy a wine or two.

Pink Rice boasts WA’s longest sushi train – a conveyer belt carrying a variety of delicious dishes right past your table, adding to the fun and entertainment of the whole experience and ensuring you can try the largest menu of dishes. The kids will love it and it’s such a healthy treat!

Comfortable and spacious, family friendly atmosphere.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. International Food Hall Closed Monday & Tuesday (except public holidays 11.00 am - 9.00 pm)

kids busy while they’re waiting for their food. You can relax and know they’re being entertained.

200 Spencer Rd, Thornlie

Take the family on a culinary adventure to Spencer Village Food Hall, 202-212 Spencer Road, Thornlie.

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Come & See the longest sushi train in Perth! Kids enjoy watching chefs prepare fresh sushi before their eyes. Be amazed by the variety of sushi on Perthʼs longest Sushi Train. For a unique Japanese Dining Experience, think Pink Rice.

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• Sushi Train • Teppanyaki • Other Japanese meals (inc. Tempura, Sashimi, Teriyaki, Udon & Ramen)

Oishii Japanese Food Chinese BBQ Cuisine Mahar Fusion Carvery Wembley Dim Sum

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Singapore Noodle ‘n’ Rice Malaysian Hawker Wembley Curry House Cheers@Cambridge

Paris Crepes Café – Opening 02/01/2014

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Purchase a meal and or refreshments in the food court. Ask for your entry coupon, fill in all your details, drop it in the barrel at the food court. All winners will be notified by mail.

• Free Parking • Free WIFI • Kids Indoor playground • TV Screen • BYO beer and wine only, glasses provided

Ph: 9433 5800

Tuesday – Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm | Closed Mondays The Food Court will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from Mon 16th Dec 2013 to Wed 1st Jan 2014 & re-opens on Thur 2nd Jan 2014

25 Collie Street Fremantle WA 6160 www.pinkrice.com.au

350 Cambridge Street, Wembley | For Group Bookings

(Min 10)

Please call 9383 9318, Mon-Fri

(office hours)

Free Parking enter via Simper St roundabout or Alexander Street | 300 bays available including 120 underground bays

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN LEARN TO SAIL CLASSES

Get on the fish side! ecome an AQWA Adventures Reefwalker and discover diving as you travel through the colourful world of a living coral reef.

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With Reefwalker you can get on the fish side of AQWA’s Coral Reef exhibit. Walk underwater among stunning corals, fish and rays in one of the world’s largest living coral reef displays.

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Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club will be running children's holiday courses during the coming summer school holidays Week One - 9th - 13th December 2013 Week Two - 16th - 20th December 2013 Week Three - 6th - 10th January 2014 Week Four - 13th - 17th January 2014 Week Five - 20th - 24th January 2014 Week Six - 27th - 31st January 2014 Conducted on the safe, sheltered waters of Mosman Bay, the Club offers a range of courses designed for children 6 years and upwards, for complete novices to learn to race. Fees start from $150 for 10 hours including use of Club boats and safety equipment. Recreational Skippers Ticket courses also available for children 14 years and over. Participants must be able to swim and be water confident.

Out & About:

For further information and bookings call Club Development Officer Barry Martin on 9286 8200 or email: training@rfbyc.asn.au

Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 January 10am – 2pm

Monday 20 to Friday 24 January 10am – 1pm www.newparkshoppingcentre.com.au Corner Marangaroo Drive & Templeton Crescent, Girrawheen

This unique adventure is led by a qualified AQWA Dive Instructor. No diving experience is needed and all capable swimmers aged 12+ can participate, for only $20 *plus AQWA entry fee.

the southern ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the far north.

On your underwater journey at AQWA you will explore over 12,000kms of WA’s coastline. Enjoy over 40 stunning exhibits, featuring marine life from the icy waters of

AQWA Adventures Reefwalker runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday until April. For more information visit www.aqwa.com.au or call AQWA on (08) 9447 7500.

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LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT

ROCKINGHAM

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY? • 35km south-east of Perth • Wholesome, educational & environmentally friendly fun • Running water all year round • Beautiful scenic bush walks • Picnic & BBQ areas • Gardens & heritage structures • Unique Chalet Healy restaurant/kiosk

Open every day 9am–6pm. Entry just $4 Adult, $2 Child

emas in Rockingham are now the latest The old cin st – come and experience the finest and greate perience now!! only at United Cinemas x e a m e n i c

MOVIE FAMILY SPECIAL 4 x 2D Movie Tickets

Then consider Araluen Botanic Park, Roleystone:

$30

Valid to 31/01/14 Valid only for general seats. $2 surcharge applies for a 3D movie. Does not include 3D glasses.

☎ 9527 8072

For session times visit www.unitedcinemas.com.au 14 Leghorn St, Rockingham

“Cut-price Tuesday” for concession cardholders.

HEAVEN IN THE HILLS 362 CROYDEN ROAD ROLEYSTONE WA 6111 Phone 9496 1171 www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au Araluen Botanic Park is proudly supported by the Department of Environment and Conservation.

Tim Winton’s ‘The Deep’ in puppet show his January escape the heat with The Deep, a show that mixes beach culture, comedy and exquisite puppetry for a highly entertaining live theatre experience.

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Based on the much-loved book by Tim Winton, The Deep tackles a young girl’s fear of the ocean. While every day her family jump, dive and bellyflop off the jetty, she is stuck making sandcastles on the shore because she’s afraid of the deep. The deep, where the ocean turns from blue to green, where the dolphins play, where it’s fun to dive and swim and where she longs to be! Suitable for all ages but perfect for ages 4-12. Performances run January 6 February 1, Monday-Saturday 10am and

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VACATION V ACA ATION T C CARE? ARE? 20th --24t 24thh Dec ++&& 2nd --31s 31stt Jan Why not try try the Y? As an experienced provider er,r, we guarantee a fun, safe and caring environment for 5-12 year olds at ove over 20 locations. Our day rate includes all excursions plus nutritio us mornin i g and afternoon teas. Childcare Benefit and Rebate fee reductions apply apply.. Find out why kids love the Y - watch: hc -oshc ca-os /ymca om/ym l.com tinyur tinyurl.c Forr locations and holiday programs visit n ren.ymcaperth.org.au u f f o s Lot ryday! www.child ionn Care’ ‘Vacatio look for ‘Vacat and ve e 8480 9473 nts en Enquiries and enrolments

1pm. Bookings are essential. If you’re looking for a more hands-on puppetry experience for 4-12yr olds we run School of Puppetry workshops throughout the school holidays. Visit their website for more information www.sppt.asn.au

Cockatoo KIDS Club For kids who are wild about animals and nature! *Suitable for 5-14 year olds Contact CREEC for a Cockatoo KIDS starter pack. Yearly membership only $15 Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC) 08 9461 7160 creec@canning.wa.gov.au www.canning.wa.gov.au/CREEC

All YMC YMCA A programs are staffed by qualified, eexperienced xperienced childcare professionals with current National P olice Clearances and Police W orking with Children Checks. Working

Grey Nurse Shark, AQWA’s shipwreck coast

24 December Our sharks have been protecting some very important presents - visit on Christmas Eve as Scuba Santa comes to AQWA to collect them all!

Explore over 12,000 kms of Western Australia’s coastline in just one day • • • • •

Australia’s largest aquarium and underwater tunnel Giant sharks, stingrays and turtles Beautiful living coral reefs Interactive fun Licensed café and exclusive giftshop

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these school holidays

FAMILY CONCERT

Play along with Sam and WASO! n Sunday 23 February, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra is joined by the former lead singer of the Wiggles, Sam Moran, for a fun-filled family outdoor concert under the stars.

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Perth Zoo will be transformed into a magical, musical wonderful with Sam, conductor Christopher van Tuinen and a little help from WASO! Sam, who is renowned for his catchy tunes and loved by children and families around the world, will play hit songs from his Nick Jr series Play Along with Sam. As an extra treat, zoo exhibits are open from 5:30pm–6:30pm so the whole family can come early and spend an hour visiting the animals before the show starts. This WASO family concert is perfect for children

aged between two and seven years old and is guaranteed to get them singing, dancing and jumping along with Sam. For bookings contact WASO on 9326 0000 or visit www.waso.com.au

Former lead singer of The Wiggles is back with songs from his hit Nick Jr. series with a little help from WASO!

Sun 23 Feb 2014 Perth Zoo Gates open 5.30pm

Suitable for 2 – 7 year olds.

TO BOOK

Call 9326 0000 Visit waso.com.au or ticketmaster.com.au

Zoo exhibits opens 5.30–6.30pm. Concert 6.45–7.45pm.

Come join the fun at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre

XMAS HOLIDAY FUN

Christmas Entertainment by MSJ Productions Friday 20th through to Christmas Eve 24th Reindeer and helpers handing out chocolates to the children 11:00am - 12:00pm daily

MSJ entertainment daily from 12:00pm - 12:30pm & 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Gift wrapping service Gold coin donation towards cancer research

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Dec 22, 23 & 24 from 11am to 2pm

Play Cnr South Street & North Lake Road, Kardinya Ph: 9337 5522 check us out on the web: www.kidsinperth.com

Games at

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School Holiday Sails

Out & About:

STS Leeuwin II sails depart Victoria Quay, Fremantle www V .sai ISIT l l TO B eeuw OOK in.c TOD A SAI om L AY!

Explore the world of aviation ake a day to visit the RAAFA Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, where there is fun for all ages. Children can “fly” in the Sugar Bird Lady and sit in the Robinson R22 Helicopter. Other planes on display include a PBY-5 Catalina, Canberra Bomber, Tiger Moth and many more.

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Bigger kids and history buffs can book an exclusive personal tour through the Lancaster, walk through the WW2 Dakota or sit in the pilot’s seat of the Spitfire. The gift shop is stocked with a huge range of Aviation books, DVD’s, models and souvenirs. Located near the Bull Creek train and bus station, it is a short walk around the corner with lunch available at the club house on weekdays.

Join the iconic STS STTS Leeuwin II for for a unique and unforgettable unforgettable sailing experience! experience! School Holiday Sails 14-Dec 26-Dec 27-Dec 28-Dec 29-Dec 30-Dec 31-Dec NYE sail 24-Jan 25-Jan

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*Sails continue until mid-April

For more information call (08) 9311 4470 or visit the website www.raafawa.org.au/museum/index.htm RAAF Association Heritage Museum, Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek.

Summer sails aboard Leeuwin II this school holidays ooking for something fun to do with the family this school holidays? Why not jump aboard the Leeuwin II and get a taste for what it is like to be on-board an 1850s style barquentine tall ship; a truly unique and memorable experience.

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For those eager to play sailor for the day, take up the opportunity to participate in sailing activities such as setting the sails, taking the helm and touring the ship. Alternatively, you can sit back, relax and watch the stunning WA coastline slip by while their expert crew takes care of the sailing.

refreshments. These sails are a great day out for the whole family and suitable for all ages. Sails continue until mid-April with gift vouchers available.

Three-hour sails on the Leeuwin depart from Fremantle and include light food and

To book your sail visit www.sailleeuwin.com or call (08) 9430 4105.

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Cuddly Animal Farm

House of ARC architecture reaching children

these school holidays

Limit 1 Coupon per family. *Valid until 3rd February 2014

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Why not run away with the circus

ADMIT ONE CHILD FREE*

he WA Circus School is proud to announce that they will continue to run exciting circus classes, courses, and workshops in 2014 from their dedicated training space in the Old Customs House in Fremantle. Here’s what they have in store:

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Ph: Farmer Lin 0424 209 730 128 John St, Henley Brook www.cuddlyanimalfarm.com

New Tiny Tumblers and Kindy Jam Casual Classes (2-5yrs): Their Tiny Tumblers (2-3yrs) and Kindy Jam (4-5yrs) start 15 Jan 2014. Term 1: Classes and courses for all ages commence Monday 3 February 2014. Term 1 dates are 3 February to 12 April 2014, enrolments open 16 December 2013. WA Circus School is also hosting its ‘End of Year Showcase’ for 2013, exhibiting the talents and skills of all their students across three performances on 7-8 Dec 2013. Tickets available online www.circuswa.com/showcase Contact the WA Circus School for more

information on (08) 9335 5370, email wacs@circuswa.com visit www.circuswa.com or www.facebook.com/circuswa

Summer holiday fun he summer holidays will soon be here, so have some cool fun learning about marine and freshwater environments at the Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre (NMDC). Explore the interactive exhibits, aquaria, and check out the local marine life in the touch pool.

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Come JOIN us at our CREATIVE ArchiCamp! You will BUILD huge constructions with your new FRIENDS!

House of ARC helps in a small way to make confident, creative, self-aware young people. Workshops are held at Heathcote in Applecross. For more information on admission and activities call 9203 0339 or visit www.nmdc.com.au

School Holiday Sailing Courses

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House of ARC provides a range of engaging, fun and educational workshops during weekends and school holidays. In their workshops, children will use a wide range of materials; timber dowels, oversized building blocks, simple tools and their own strength, to learn and create.

When you visit the NMDC these holidays, you can add your piece to the ‘Who Lives Where?’ ocean mural and enter the draw to win a gift voucher for the NMDC shop! Choose a picture from their website to colour in or draw a sea creature of your own. Located on the northern side of Hillarys Boat Harbour, the NMDC is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (closed public holidays). Please note the NMDC will be closed from Monday 23 December to Wednesday 1 January (inclusive).

eaching children about the built environment is a new concept in Australia. By giving children the unique experience of design and architecture, they gain a better understanding of how people live and understand new changes in their community and their future.

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DECEMBER/JANUARY DIARY Pe r t h ’s d a i ly g u i d e o f t h i n g s t o d o, p l a c e s t o g o

December 2013 SUNDAY 1

Fitness. Great workout and guaranteed to have fun. Lessons are available for individuals or small groups. For more info visit www.verticalvixens.com.au

WEDNESDAY 4

Stirling Farmers’ Market Specialising in fresh fruit and vegies (inc organic), artisan breads, farm eggs, honey, jams chutneys, olive oils, cheeses, flowers, fresh juices, crepes, burgers and coffee and more. City of Stirling Cedric Street Car Park (off Mitchell Freeway) Run by Rotary Club of Karrinyup Every Sunday 7:30am to 11:30am www.facebook.com/Stirling.Farmers.Market

Peter Pan by West Australian Ballet

Toptots Amazing Toptots pre-kindy parent and child workshops at Riverton. Prepare your child for kindy. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

Engaging Adolescents – Wembley Parenting skills for resolving teenage behaviour problems. Includes how to hold difficult conversations. Wed evenings of 4 & 11 Dec. To enquire or register, call 9382 1182 or go to www.behaviourtonics.com.au

A magical production of the beloved children’s classic by James Barrie, Peter Pan, is a fantasy-filled adventure for the young and the young at heart. Leave the mundane behind and watch the whimsical world of make-believe unfold as Peter Pan flies through the window of the Darling nursery in search of his shadow. After teaching the children to fly with the help of a little fairy dust, they set out on an adventure like no other. Choreographed by Russell Kerr and with picture book-inspired designs, Peter Pan will captivate and enchant. Tour dates*: Fri 22 Nov - Sun 15 Dec 2013, His Majesty’s Theatre, *Ticketek is selling for the above venue only.

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Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures

Charity screenings of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 supporting the Sony Foundation. From 10am at all participating metro cinemas. All tickets $10.

Play Along with Sam and WASO tickets on sale now! Sunday 23 February the West Australian Symphony Orchestra is joined by the former lead singer of the Wiggles, Sam Moran, for a fun-filled family outdoor concert under the stars. Perth Zoo will be transformed into a magical, musical wonderful with Sam, conductor Christopher van Tuinen and a little help from WASO. Sam, who is renowned for his catchy tunes and loved by children and families around the world, will play hit songs from his Nick Jr series Play Along with Sam. As an extra treat, zoo exhibits are open from 5:30pm–6:30pm so the whole family can come early and spend an hour visiting the animals before the show starts. This WASO family concert is perfect for children aged between two and seven years old and is guaranteed to get them singing, dancing and jumping along with Sam. For bookings contact WASO on 9326 0000 or visit www.waso.com.au

MONDAY 2

THURSDAY 5 Amazing Toptots prekindy parent and child workshops at Wembley. Prepare your child for kindy. Spanish playgroup for beginners – the fun program with Peppa Cerda and Senor Papa Baby and Toddler programs, and so much more. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens in cinemas everywhere. Website link: www.cloudy2.com.au

FRIDAY 6 Old Hands Preparation for Childbirth Community Midwifery WA For second and subsequent pregnancies we offer a preparation for childbirth Old Hands course run over three hours. The old hands course gives time to debrief birth and breastfeeding experiences as well as to prepare for parenting more than one. 9:30am12:30pm North Fremantle. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

Pregnancy Exercise and Relaxation Community Midwifery WA This is an hour for relaxation and an hour for afternoon tea and chat. The session is for pregnant women and is facilitated by an experienced childbirth educator. 1pm-3pm, North Fremantle. Also 13 North Fremantle. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

Toptots All new birthday parties.All new occasions products. See Toptots Facebook for details.

Santa’s Helpful Elf at AQWA

Jungle Sports Term 1 Registrations are Online

Santa’s helpful elf will be diving with the sharks at AQWA where she will hide some special Christmas presents! Visit AQWA to help Santa’s elf on her underwater journey. 12 noon Saturday December 21 in the Shipwreck Coast. Call AQWA on (08) 9447 7500 for more information.

Register online today for Jungle Sports Term 1 2013. Places go quickly for the 18mth to 7yr Indoor Sports sessions. Soccer, Multi-Sports, Rugby and Footy. Venues in all areas of Perth. Visit www.junglesports.com.au, call 9499 1800 or email info@junglesports.com.au

TUESDAY 3 Vertical Vixens Pole Fitness Sign up for a day class at Vertical Vixens Pole

School Holiday Sailing Courses South of Perth Yacht Club Register for Learn to Sail Courses in October for

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ages 8+. Visit www.sopyc.com.au for registration info or call 9364 5844. Coffee Point, Applecross WA. E: training@sopyc.com.au

SATURDAY 7 Active Birth Workshop Community Midwifery WA An intensive workshop full of tips and techniques to prepare for a great birth including visualisations, birth positions (floor, bean bag, fit ball, bath), relaxation, massage & the role of support person. Ideal 3-4 weeks before due date. 1pm-5pm Kalamunda. Also 21 Joondalup. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

Introduction to Kinesiology Workshop You will learn basic kinesiology techniques such as muscle monitoring, finger modes, chakras, prechecks and emotional stress defusion in this two day course. 7 & 8 December 2013 and 8 & 9 February 2014. Cost: $300, Time: 9:00am-5:30pm, at 75B North Lake Road, Myaree. Call 9330 7443 or visit www.nicolieoneill.com to enrol.

WA Circus School ‘End of Year Showcase’ The WA Circus School is hosting its ‘End of Year Showcase’ for 2013, exhibiting the talents and skills of all our students across three performances. 7-8 Dec 2013 (Tickets available online www.circuswa.com/showcase) Ph 9335 5370, Old Customs House 8 Phillimore St, Fremantle. www.circuswa.com

Your Market WA ‘Kids Colouring In Competition’ at Your Market WA on 7th and 8th of December. The 1st Prize is valued at $170, plus many consolation prizes. Bring Your Market Advert for entry. www.yourmarketswa.net.au

SUNDAY 8 Stirling Farmers’ Market Specialising in fresh fruit and vegies (inc organic), artisan breads, farm eggs, honey, jams chutneys, olive oils, cheeses, flowers, fresh juices, crepes, burgers and coffee and more. City of Stirling Cedric Street Car Park (off Mitchell Freeway) Run by Rotary Club of Karrinyup Every Sunday 7:30am to 11:30am. www.facebook.com/Stirling.Farmers.Market

TUESDAY 10 The Tomatis Method Unlock your child’s potential with The Australian Tomatis Method for listening, learning & languages. New Webinar on 10 Dec at 5pm. For more information about the Tomatis Home Based Program, call now on 1800 677 010 and visit www.tomatis.com.au

WEDNESDAY 11 Toptots Amazing Toptots pre-kindy parent and child workshops at Riverton. Prepare your child for kindy. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

Sail Leeuwin Looking for something fun to do with the family this school holidays? Why not jump aboard the Leeuwin II and get a taste for what it is like to be on-board an 1850s style barquentine tall ship. To book your sail visit www.sailleeuwin.com or call (08) 9430 4105.

Kidsafe WA Safety Demo House Guided Tour and Presentation 11am-12pm, cost $5, morning tea provided. Kidsafe WA, Godfrey House, Crn Thomas St & Roberts Rd. Contact Kidsafe WA to book a tour – 9340 8593 or Anita@kidsafewa.com.au

THURSDAY 12 Toptots Amazing Toptots prekindy parent and child workshops at Wembley. Prepare your child for kindy. Spanish playgroup for beginners – the fun program with Peppa Cerda and Senor Papa Baby and Toddler programs, and so much more. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

FRIDAY 13 Toptots All new birthday parties. All new occasions products. See Toptots Facebook for details.

Kirby Swim Programs

Your Market WA ‘Kids Colouring In Competition’ at Your Market WA on 7th and 8th of December. The 1st Prize is valued at $170, plus many consolation prizes. Bring Your Market Advert for entry. www.yourmarketswa.net.au

MONDAY 9 ATI Martial Arts Schools Beginner Martial Arts Classes for Free this week to try Taekwondo, Little Dragons, Kickboxing for Fitness. From Monday 9 December to Saturday 14 December. Call 1300 660 284 or email communityservice@atimartialarts.com.au to book.

Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club School Holiday Courses Primary school age kids from Year 4 upwards – Monday 9 Dec, 6 Jan, 20 Jan. Secondary school age kids – Monday 16 Dec, 13 Jan, 3 Feb. Weekly programs from $185. Contact Tony on 0400 504 144 or sailtraining@pfsyc.asn.au

Kirby Swim has 5 fantastic locations, Christ Church Grammar School, Claremont Pool, Mt Lawley,Mandurah and Wembley. Please note that there are a range of programs and not all programs are available in all locations, so please refer to each location for further information. To enrol, simply complete the appropriate form below (based on lesson location), and email or fax to Kirby Swim. For more info visit: www.kirbyswim.com.au

SATURDAY 14 Christmas Carnival Join with the Serpentine Jarrahdale to celebrate Christmas with a Christmas Carnival 12 noon to 10pm from Mundijong Oval Mundijong. Feature act Murphy’s Lore will be complemented by a performance from Australia’s Got Talent’s The Bad Piper, and cooking demonstrations from Daniella and Stefania. For further information visit www.sjshire.wa.gov.au/2013-christmas-carnival

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Santa @ Woodvale Boulevard Shopping Centre Remember to bring your camera to capture photos of your children with Santa. Kids will also receive a gift from Santa! (while stocks last) Between 1pm– 4:30pm, Corner Whitfords Ave & Trappers Drive, Woodvale. www.woodvaleboulevard.com.au

Trauma Counselling The Injury Control Council of WA now offer information, peer support and specialised trauma counselling for those families affected by road trauma within Western Australia. Services are free and available. Information & support can be accessed in person, via telephone or Skype, or online, call 9420 7262 or 1300 004 814 or visit www.rtswa.org.au

Advanced Music End of Year Concert Bank's Reserve, Mt. Lawley 2:00pm - 5:00pm. Student & teacher performances, BBQ, ice creams, bouncy castle and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages.

TUESDAY 17 Breastfeeding Workshop Community Midwifery WA Ideally taken before your baby’s birth, this workshop will also help you adjust to early parenthood with confidence. You learn how breastfeeding works, dispel any myths, understand why your breast milk is ‘liquid gold’, learn how to take care of your breasts and nipples, how to get started once your baby is born, where & when to get help, and beneficial foods to eat. We also offer individual lactation support Monday to Friday - call for an appointment 10:30-12:30 North Fremantle. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

Your Market WA Christmas Week at Your Market WA between 17th to the 22nd of December. www.yourmarketswa.net.au

THURSDAY 19 Toptots Amazing Toptots prekindy parent and child workshops at Wembley. Prepare your child for kindy. Spanish playgroup for beginners – the fun program with Peppa Cerda and Senor Papa Baby and Toddler programs, and so much more. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

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FRIDAY 20

Stirling Farmers’ Market Specialising in fresh fruit and vegies (inc organic), artisan breads, farm eggs, honey, jams chutneys, olive oils, cheeses, flowers, fresh juices, crepes, burgers and coffee and more. City of Stirling Cedric Street Car Park (off Mitchell Freeway) Run by Rotary Club of Karrinyup Every Sunday 7:30am to 11:30am. www.facebook.com/Stirling.Farmers.Market

Peter Pan by West Australian Ballet A magical production of the beloved children’s classic by James Barrie, Peter Pan, is a fantasy-filled adventure for the young and the young at heart. Leave the mundane behind and watch the whimsical world of make-believe unfold as Peter Pan flies through the window of the Darling nursery in search of his shadow. After teaching the children to fly with the help of a little fairy dust, they set out on an adventure like no other. Choreographed by Russell Kerr and with picture book-inspired designs, Peter Pan will captivate and enchant. Tour dates*: Fri 22 Nov - Sun 15 Dec 2013, His Majesty’s Theatre *Ticketek is selling for the above venue only.

MONDAY 16 Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club School Holiday Courses Primary school age kids from Year 4 upwards – Monday 9 Dec, 6 Jan, 20 Jan. Secondary school age kids – Monday 16 Dec, 13 Jan, 3 Feb. Weekly programs from $185. Contact Tony on 0400 504 144 or sailtraining@pfsyc.asn.au

Garden City Booragoon Santa’s on his way and will be appearing at Garden City Booragoon from December 16 through to Boxing Day. Create a special memory at Garden City this Christmas by having your photo taken with Santa at his sparkly throne in the centre court, near Dome! Plus, every child who visits Santa will get a free gift!* While stocks last. Christmas Carollers will also be singing some of your favourite Christmas songs. For Santa’s appearance times, photography prices, gift wrapping and carollers times, visit www.gardencity.com.au

Your Market WA

Toptots All new birthday parties. All new occasions products. See Toptots Facebook for details.

Santa is coming to your local Shopping Centre Santa Clause Appearances Friday 20 December Tuesday December 24 from 11am–2pm available at these Shopping Centres: Alexander Heights Shopping Centre - Cnr Mirrabooka Ave & Griffon Way, Alexander Heights Lakes Shopping Centre – Cnr North Lake Rd & Omeo Rd, South Lake Springs Shopping Centre – Cnr Beechboro Rd North & Bridgeman Drv, Beechboro Parks Centre – Cnr Bussell Hwy & Brittain Rd, Bunbury.

Kardinya Park Shopping Centre Christmas Entertainment by MSJ Productions from Friday 20 to Christmas Eve 24 December. Reindeer and helpers handing out chocolates to children from 11am to 12pm daily. MSJ Entertainment from 12pm-12.30pm and 1pm-1.30pm daily. Located at Corner South St & North Lake Rd, Kardinya.

Stirling Farmers’ Market

Peter Pan by West Australian Ballet A magical production of the beloved children’s classic by James Barrie, Peter Pan, is a fantasy-filled adventure for the young and the young at heart. Leave the mundane behind and watch the whimsical world of make-believe unfold as Peter Pan flies through the window of the Darling nursery in search of his shadow. After teaching the children to fly with the help of a little fairy dust, they set out on an adventure like no other. Choreographed by Russell Kerr and with picture book-inspired designs, Peter Pan will captivate and enchant. Tour dates*: Fri 22 Nov - Sun 15 Dec 2013, His Majesty’s Theatre *Ticketek is selling for the above venue only.

Scuba Santa and the Shark Patrol Watch as Scuba Santa dives with sharks to retrieve hidden Christmas presents! Santa’s elf hid them with AQWA’s Shark Patrol for protection and now Santa needs your help to find them! 12 noon Tuesday December 24 in the Shipwreck Coast. Call AQWA on (08) 9447 7500 for more information.

Santa @ Dog Swamp Shopping Centre Remember to bring your camera to capture photos of your children with Santa. Kids will also receive a gift from Santa! (while stocks last) Between 1pm– 4:30pm, 6 Wanneroo Road, Yokine. www.dogswampsc.com.au

Santa @ Woodvale Boulevard Shopping Centre Remember to bring your camera to capture photos of your children with Santa. Kids will also receive a gift from Santa! (while stocks last) Between 1pm– 4:30pm, Corner Whitfords Ave & Trappers Drive, Woodvale. www.woodvaleboulevard.com.au Christmas Eve Fun Day at Kidz Paradise From 9.30am to 1pm. There will be games, prizes and more. Santa will be there too. For more info call 9472 8655.

Santa’s Helpful Elf at AQWA

NEW Zorb Ball! Sandpit, Climbing Frame, Flying Fox, Arcade games, Inflatable Slide, Bouncy Castles, Giant Water Slide, Mini Golf

Santa’s helpful elf will be diving with the sharks at AQWA where she will hide some special Christmas presents. Visit AQWA to help Santa’s elf on her underwater journey. 12 noon Saturday December 21 in the Shipwreck Coast. Call AQWA on (08) 9447 7500 for more information.

Learn to Surf 2 Day ‘Learn to Surf’ weekends for families, only $89 kids $99 Adults, 2 hours each day, surfboard and wetsuit included www.surfingschool.com.au we encourage Dad’s and Mum’s to join their kids on a surfing journey, creating common passions, and creating fantastic memories!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas Week 17th - 22nd Dec • Story Telling - Jan 2014 • Big Race Around - Jan/Feb 2014

• Increase self-confidence • Enhance sporting and muscular abilities

Complimenta ry 30 min Healt h Kinesiology se ssion with presenta tion of this advert

yourmarketswa.net.au check us out on the web: www.kidsinperth.com

Please check www.kidzparadise.com.au for our opening hours over the Christmas & New Year break.

THURSDAY 26 United Cinemas Rockingham

Toptots Amazing Toptots prekindy parent and child workshops at Wembley. Prepare your child for kindy. Spanish playgroup for beginners – the fun program with Peppa Cerda and Senor Papa Baby and Toddler programs, and so much more. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

Swimwear Manufacturer Direct

Buy Direct & Save Great Swimwear for the whole family MENTION ADVERT FO R 10% OFF* Full Price Items onlyd .

Manufacturers of Sunskins, Viva and Jewel

• Styles for kids sizes 0 – 14, ladies 8 – 24 and men S – 4XL • Long lasting & chlorine resistant • Large collection of prints & colours • Comfortable, flattering & affordable

NEW LOCATION!

For New Location – Check the website!

2/80 Scarborough Beach Rd, Scarborough Ph: 9245 3626 | www.seajewels.com.au Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm | Sat 10am - 1pm

www.thebeachhouse.org.au

*Discount valid at Scarborough store only

CAVERSHAM WILDLIFE PARK Open every day excep t Christmas Day!

• Become more focused • Reach your full potential • Improve relationships • Become calmer and more positive • Improve intellectual functioning

For any inquiries call Richard 0414 065 435

1/17 South Street, Kardinya

Merry Christmas from the team at Kidz Paradise

Organise & book your parties online!

Telephone: 9242 8800

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• Overcome fears, phobias and worries

After school entry $5 all ages

School Holiday Hours: Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm, Sun 12pm - 6pm

with Siobhan Skinner

Plus many consolation prizes. Bring ad in for entry

Amazing Toptots pre-kindy parent and child workshops at Riverton. Prepare your child for kindy. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

SATURDAY 21

Health Kinesiology

First Prize valued at $170

Toptots

Celebrate this First Anniversary since our Cinemas are fully renovated with a $30.00 for 2 adults and 2 kids Family Special for any 2D movies.

TUESDAY 24

Tree of Life

7th & 8th of December

CHRISTMAS

Specialising in fresh fruit and vegies (inc organic), artisan breads, farm eggs, honey, jams chutneys, olive oils, cheeses, flowers, fresh juices, crepes, burgers and coffee and more. City of Stirling Cedric Street Car Park (off Mitchell Freeway) Run by Rotary Club of Karrinyup Every Sunday 7:30am to 11:30am. www.facebook.com/Stirling.Farmers.Market

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SUNDAY 22

Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre Have fun these holidays with a visit to the NMDC. Open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (closed public holidays), the NMDC is a great addition to your day out at Hillarys Boat Harbour. For further information call 9203 0339 or visit www.nmdc.com.au. Please note the NMDC will be closed from the 23rd December to 1st January.

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Christmas Week at Your Market WA between 17th to the 22nd of December. www.yourmarketswa.net.au

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Remember to bring your camera to capture photos of your children with Santa. Kids will also receive a gift from Santa! (while stocks last) Between 1pm– 4:30pm, 6 Wanneroo Road, Yokine. www.dogswampsc.com.au

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Santa @ Dog Swamp Shopping Centre

Contact Siobhan to book an appointment 0407 178 659 or visit our Facebook page

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FRIDAY 27

WEDNESDAY 1

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All new birthday parties. All new occasions products. See Toptots Facebook for details.

Amazing Toptots pre-kindy parent and child workshops at Riverton. Prepare your child for kindy. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

SATURDAY 28 Learn to Surf

City of Melville

2 Day ‘Learn to Surf’ weekends for families, only $89 kids $99 Adults, 2 hours each day, surfboard and wetsuit included www.surfingschool.com.au we encourage Dad’s and Mum’s to join their kids on a surfing journey, creating common passions, and creating fantastic memories!

While most programs cease for the school holidays, we realise when you have a baby, school holidays don’t really exist. Twilight Babies swimming program are available in the evenings throughout January for infants aged: 6 to 9 months, 10 to 15 Months, 16 to 24 Months and 24 to 36 Months. For more information and class times, please visit www.melvillecity.com.au/swimschool or call 9364 0823.

SUNDAY 29 Stirling Farmers’ Market Specialising in fresh fruit and vegies (inc organic), artisan breads, farm eggs, honey, jams chutneys, olive oils, cheeses, flowers, fresh juices, crepes, burgers and coffee and more. City of Stirling Cedric Street Car Park (off Mitchell Freeway) Run by Rotary Club of Karrinyup Every Sunday 7:30am to 11:30am. www.facebook.com/Stirling.Farmers.Market

MONDAY 30

Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre The NMDC is open for business so why not explore our interactive exhibits and get hands-on at the touch pool. Open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (closed public holidays), the NMDC is a great addition to your day out at Hillarys. For further information call 9203 0339 or visit www.nmdc.com.au

THURSDAY 2

Gravity Discovery Centre Monday 30 December till Friday 31 January. When you visit the Centre this summer, you will be able to participate in building the world’s biggest Lunar City! Alternatively, engage in the ever-favourite Rocket Making program. We will be building a huge Lunar City using various craft and recycled materials. You will be creating your own small part of the city to add to the whole creation! Maybe you’ll build your own spacecraft to park in the docking bays, or construct an indoor farm? At the end of the holiday period, we hope that the city will be complete and ready for human habitation. For further information call our receptionist on 9575 7577 or visit the website at: www.gravitycentre.com.au bookings@gravitycentre.com.au 1098 Military Road, Gingin,

January 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre The NMDC is open for business so why not explore our interactive exhibits and get hands-on at the touch pool. Open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (closed public holidays), the NMDC is a great addition to your day out at Hillarys. For further information call 9203 0339 or visit www.nmdc.com.au

Toptots Amazing Toptots prekindy parent and child workshops at Wembley. Prepare your child for kindy. Spanish playgroup for beginners – the fun program with Peppa Cerda and Senor Papa Baby and Toddler programs, and so much more. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

FRIDAY 3 Jungle Sports Term 1 only 4 weeks away! Register online today for Jungle Sports Term 1 2013. Places go quickly for the 18mth to 7yr Indoor Sports sessions. Soccer, Multi-Sports, Rugby and Footy. Venues in all areas of Perth. Visit www.junglesports.com.au call 9499 1800 or email info@junglesports.com.au

Vertical Vixens Pole Fitness Sign up for a day class at Vertical Vixens Pole Fitness. Great workout and guaranteed to have fun. Lessons are available for individuals or small groups. For more info visit www.verticalvixens.com.au

Toptots All new birthday parties.All new occasions products. See Toptots Facebook for details.

SATURDAY 4 House of Arc School Holiday Workshop House of Arc provides design workshops for children ages 9-12. Your children will learn about the built environment, famous buildings, their homes, the garden they play in, and the streets they walk on! For more info visit www.houseofarc.com.au or call 0439 999 301.

Learn to Surf 2 Day ‘Learn to Surf’ weekends for families, only $89 kids $99 Adults, 2 hours each day, surfboard and wetsuit included www.surfingschool.com.au we encourage Dad’s and Mum’s to join their kids on a surfing journey, creating common passions, and creating fantastic memories!

SUNDAY 5 Stirling Farmers’ Market Specialising in fresh fruit and vegies (inc organic), artisan breads, farm eggs, honey, jams chutneys, olive oils, cheeses, flowers, fresh juices, crepes, burgers and coffee and more. City of Stirling Cedric Street Car Park (off Mitchell Freeway) Run by Rotary Club of Karrinyup Every Sunday 7:30am to 11:30am. www.facebook.com/Stirling.Farmers.Market

MONDAY 6 Ocean Mural –Who Lives Where? Visit the Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre these school holidays and you can add your piece to their “Who lives Where?” ocean mural and enter the draw to win a gift voucher for the NMDC shop! Choose one of the pictures from their website – www.nmdc.com.au or draw a sea creature of your own.

Do you know a curious child? Are you looking for a hands-on experience in the holidays that will encourage creativity, confidence and imagination? A day or two for children to create their very own puppet surrounded by other young puppet enthusiasts. Our School of Puppetry workshops open the world of puppetry up to children between the ages 4-12. Running at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle, from

January 6-30, you can find all the information at www.sppt.asn.au or call 08 9335 5044.

Escape the summer heat with The Deep: This summer Spare Parts Puppet Theatre gives you the chance to experience the excitement and beauty of the beach, away from the sun, in the cool surrounds of our theatre. Based on the ever-popular book by local author Tim Winton and set in a typical Winton-esque seaside town, The Deep is the perfect summer holiday show to enjoy with your family and friends. Suitable for all ages, but perfect for 4-12yrs, The Deep will be performing from January 6-February 1, visit www.sppt.asn.au for more information.

School Holiday Sailing Courses South of Perth Yacht Club Register for Learn to Sail Courses in October for ages 8+. Visit www.sopyc.com.au for registration info or call 9364 5844. Coffee Point, Applecross WA. E: training@sopyc.com.au

School Holiday Kayak Lessons Take one or more lessons. 8 years & over. From 8:30am–9:30am, Monday 6, 13, 20 Wednesday 8, 15, 22 Jan 2013. Cost $25 per lesson – all gear provided (boat, paddle, & pfd) Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. Contact Robyn Brown: 0401 311 817 or robyn.l.brown@bigpond.com

VacSwim at Charles Gairdner Hospital Waterwise Swim School, Perth is running VacSwim at Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands. There will be two blocks in January, both for 2 weeks (10 lessons), 6 to 17 Jan and 20 to 31 Jan. Babies through to adults, School Swimming to Level 5, private lessons by arrangement. Lessons will be between 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm every day. Contact Stacy on 0406 119 184.

Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club School Holiday Courses Primary school age kids from Year 4 upwards – Monday 9 Dec, 6 Jan, 20 Jan. Secondary school age kids – Monday 16 Dec, 13 Jan, 3 Feb. Weekly programs from $185. Contact Tony on 0400 504 144 or sailtraining@pfsyc.asn.au

Kidz Paradise School holiday Fun at Kidz Paradise. From Monday through to Friday from 10.30-2pm. For more info call 9472 8655.

TUESDAY 7 Leader Education, School Holiday Program. Combine art, drama & Chinese culture class from 9am to 3pm for ages 5 to 8. Cost is $60 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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See you in 2014!

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FOR FULL DIARY LISTINGS VISIT : www.kidsinperth.com House of Arc School Holiday Workshop School Holiday 2 day course starts from 9am-4pm at Heathcote Recreation Precinct Applecross. $230 per person. For more info visit www.houseofarc.com.au or call 0439 999 301.

WEDNESDAY 8

9am to 3pm for ages 9 to 12. Cost is $60 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

Toptots All new birthday parties. All new occasions products. See Toptots Facebook for details.

SATURDAY 11

Leader Education, School Holiday Program. “Stunning power of Electricity and Magnetism”. All things Science class from 9am to 3pm for ages 5 to 8. Cost is $40 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

Toptots Amazing Toptots pre-kindy parent and child workshops at Riverton. Prepare your child for kindy. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

School Holiday Kayak Lessons Take one or more lessons. 8 years & over. From 8:30am – 9:30am, Monday 6 13, 20 Wednesday 8, 15, 22 Jan 2013. Cost $25 per lesson – all gear provided (boat, paddle, & pfd) Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. Contact Robyn Brown: 0401 311 817 or robyn.l.brown@bigpond.com

House of Arc School Holiday Workshop School Holiday 2 day course starts from 9am - 4pm at Heathcote Recreation Precinct Applecross. $230 per person. For more info visit www.houseofarc.com.au or call 0439 999 301.

THURSDAY 09 My Gym’s Holiday Programmes Fun themed 3 hour holiday camps full of relays, games & craft for children from 3+ to 9 years old. Call My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers today on 1300 4 MY GYM (or 6210 5920) or visit www.MyGym.com.au for all holiday programme dates and times. 185 High Road, Willetton.

Leader Education, School Holiday Program “Stunning power of Electricity and Magnetism”. All things Science class from 9am to 3pm for ages 9 to 12. Cost is $50 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

Toptots Amazing Toptots prekindy parent and child workshops at Wembley. Prepare your child for kindy. Spanish playgroup for beginners – the fun program with Peppa Cerda and Senor Papa Baby and Toddler programs, and so much more. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

Kidsafe WA Safety Demo House Guided Tour and Presentation 11am-12pm. Cost $5, Morning tea provided. Kidsafe WA, Godfrey House, Crn Thomas St & Roberts Rd. Contact Kidsafe WA to book a tour – 9340 8593 or Anita@kidsafewa.com.au

FRIDAY 10 Leader Education, School Holiday Program. Combine art, drama & Chinese culture class from

Active Birth Workshop Community Midwifery WA An intensive workshop full of tips and techniques to prepare for a great birth including visualisations, birth positions (floor, bean bag, fit ball, bath), relaxation, massage & the role of support person. Ideal 3-4 weeks before due date. 1pm-5pm North Fremantle. Also 25 North Fremantle. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

of the more difficult concepts they will meet during the New Year. We deliberately offer very affordable packages so all children can take advantage of this opportunity!”

Friday 13 December, 6:00pm

SUNDAY 12 Stirling Farmers’ Market Specialising in fresh fruit and vegies (inc organic), artisan breads, farm eggs, honey, jams chutneys, olive oils, cheeses, flowers, fresh juices, crepes, burgers and coffee and more. City of Stirling Cedric Street Car Park (off Mitchell Freeway) Run by Rotary Club of Karrinyup Every Sunday - 7:30am to 11:30am. www.facebook.com/Stirling.Farmers.Market

MONDAY 13 My Gym’s Holiday Programmes Fun themed 3 hour holiday camps full of relays, games & craft for children from 3+ to 9 years old. Call My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers today on 1300 4 MY GYM (or 6210 5920) or visit www.MyGym.com.au for all holiday programme dates and times. 185 High Road, Willetton.

Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club School Holiday Courses Primary school age kids from Year 4 upwards – Monday 9 Dec, 6 Jan, 20 Jan. Secondary school age kids – Monday 16 Dec, 13 Jan, 3 Feb. Weekly programs from $185. Contact Tony on 0400 504 144 or sailtraining@pfsyc.asn.au

School Holiday Kayak Lessons Take one or more lessons. 8 years & over. From 8:30am – 9:30am, Monday 6, 13, 20 Wednesday 8, 15, 22 Jan 2013. Cost $25 per lesson – all gear provided (boat, paddle, & pfd) Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. Contact Robyn Brown: 0401 311 817 or robyn.l.brown@bigpond.com

Faulkner Park, Cloverdale. 6pm – 9pm. Celebrate the spirit of Christmas at this year’s Carols in the Park with Santa and the spectacular fireworks display. Bring the family and a picnic blanket and sing along with the City’s local school students. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Hosted by MC Jenny Seaton. For more information phone 9477 7248 or visit www.belmont.wa.gov.au

A Fairy Lights Christmas Nights Saturday 14 December, 5:00pm Council Grounds, 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood, 5 – 8pm. Don’t miss this FREE family event with all your favourite carols, Santa and giveaways! There will also be live entertainment games and so much for all to do. Put this date in your calendar. Find out more: www.cockburn.wa.gov.au/ carnivalofevents

folding chair and join in the spirit of Christmas. Enjoy a sausage sizzle & soft drink from 6:30 PM. Presented by combined local Christian Churches. Enquiries 9341 5222

IGA Carols by Candlelight Sunday 22 December, 4:30pm gates open Children’s show from 6:30pm Supreme Court Gardens, Barrack Street, Perth. Join 6PR’s Graham Mabury and Channel Nine’s Louise Momber. Lucy Durack and Jay Weston will lead the carols from 7.30pm. Entry $10 per person or family (2+2) $30. All proceeds donated to charity.

City of Fremantle Candlelight Carols Sunday 22 December, 6:00pm gates open Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle. With Libby Hammer Quintet & Arcadian Voices. Gates open 6pm, Carols at 7pm. Free Entry – Gold Coin Donation welcome. City of Fremantle presents a spirited Christmas celebration for all the family. WA’s best loved jazz outfit, the Libby Hammer Quintet, return with Arcadian Voices to lead you through a Christmas Carols singalong spectacular. Dress warmly, bring a rug and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Stirling Carols by Candlelight Saturday 14 December, 7:00pm Grenville Reserve, Cape Street, Tuart Hill (Oval Parking off Hector Street). Carol singing will be led by the Salvation Army Balga Community Band and choirs from local churches. All are welcome, so bring a blanket or

Kid Paradise School holiday Fun at Kidz Paradise from Monday through to Friday. From 10.30-2pm. For more info call 9472 8655.

Alternatively, check their website www.ice-au.com for details. Victoria Carlton will be adding weekly Christmas and holiday learning ideas and tips to the International Centre for Excellence Facebook page (find Victoria on Facebook).

by Julia Gilmore (M.Ed., B.Ed., Dip.Tch.,TAE) Literacy and Numeracy Specialist Continued from page 01

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Burswood Park, Burswood. Featuring Johnny Young Talent Team of WA & Perth City Brass Band. Free entry, entertainment commences 6:30pm, Christmas story and carols at 7:30pm. Songbooks and candles by donation. Free parking off Resort Drive. Bring a rug and picnic dinner. Ph 9361 4475.

Carols in the Park

January holiday turbo boost for kids: a head start in 2014

A1 Learning have many students and their siblings returning year after year for

Sunday 8 December, 6:30pm

2 Day ‘Learn to Surf’ weekends for familis, only $89 kids $99 Adults, 2 hours each day, surfboard and wetsuit included www.surfingschool.com.au we encourage Dad’s and Mum’s to join their kids on a surfing journey, creating common passions, and creating fantastic memories!

Readers are invited to call ICE on 9271 4200 or email iceinfo@iinet.net.au

very well to the Study Skills program as it helps them with organisation, essay writing, research skills and many other skills necessary for success in high school. The maths program gives them tremendous insight into nasty concepts, such as algebra.

Burswood Park Christmas Carols

Learn to Surf

Hope and success for your child in 2014 Continued from page 01

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

another dose of ‘turbo boosting’. Comprehensive academic assessments, reports and term programs are also available. For enquiries, bookings, or if you just need advice or a chat, please contact Julia on 0411 420 218. www.a1learningacademy.com.au

AUSTRALIA DAY - 26 JAN 2014 Cockburn Aussie Day BBQ Brekky - FREE Coogee Beach Reserve, Powell Rd, Coogee, 7am – 11am. Come down to the stunning setting of Coogee Beach at 7am on Australia Day and even get yourself a free brekky! There will be entertainment and games for the whole family and it’s ALL FREE! Find out more: www.cockburn.wa.gov.au/carnivalofevents

City of Fremantle & City of Cockburn’s Indian Ocean Sky show Fremantle’s Australia Day celebrations for 2014 are set to be bigger than ever on Esplanade Reserve with live entertainment including Matt Gresham, Amani Consort, Gina Williams with Guy Ghouse, Iron Bark, WASAMBA, Kart Koort Wiern and a Citizenship ceremony with Welcome to Country starting from 3.00pm. The cities of Fremantle and Cockburn’s Indian Ocean Sky show will commence from 8pm with the fireworks being set off from a barge off Bathers Beach.

City of South Perth Celebration Zone Australia Day celebration at Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth Foreshore (opposite Forrest Street). 70 free Rides, Workshops and Multicultural Performances, all free of charge, 2pm – 7.30pm. For more information, Tel. 9474 0777 or www.southperth.wa.gov.au

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FOR FULL DIARY LISTINGS VISIT : www.kidsinperth.com Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

My Gym’s Holiday Programme

House of Arc School Holiday Workshop

Fun themed 3 hour holiday camps full of relays, games & craft for children from 3+ to 9 years old. Call My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers today on 1300 4 MY GYM (or 6210 5920) or visit www.MyGym.com.au for all holiday programme dates and times. 185 High Road, Willetton.

Weekend Arch and Triangles activity starts from 124pm at ECU Joondalup. $75 per person. For more info visit www.houseofarc.com.au or call 0439 999 301.

Leader Education, School Holiday Program.

Carousels

Combine art, drama & Chinese culture class from 9am to 3pm for ages 5 to 8. Cost is $60 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

Vague de Cirque from Montreal Canada comes all the way to Mandurah with Carousels. This wonderful family circus show is full of thrill and spills to entertain and excite you all. Tickets from $18 www.manpac.com.au Box Office 9550 3900. Jan 16, 17, 18 & 19.

Dad to Dad is an information session facilitated by a male midwife and father of four. Join the menonly speak-easy session to talk to other dads and dads to be, and to ask your burning questions about pregnancy, birth, parenting and beyond. 7pm-9pm Wembley. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

House of Arc School Holiday Workshop Weekend Arch and Triangles activity starts from 124pm at ECU Joondalup. $75 per person. For more info visit www.houseofarc.com.au or call 0439 999 301.

Newpark Shopping Centre Free School Holiday Activities. Old Macdonald’s Animal Farm Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 January from 10am to 2pm. Located at Corner Marangaroo Drive & Templeton Crescent, Girrawheen. www.newparkshoppingcentre.com.au

WEDNESDAY 15 Buddy Week @ My Gym If you and your buddy enrol as My Gym members this week, each of you will receive 50% off your regular lifetime membership fee (RRP $75). Conditions apply. Call My Gym Children’s Fitness Centres today on 1300 4 MYGYM (or 6210 5920) to book your free trial, 185 High Road, Willetton. Visit www.My-Gym.com.au for details.

Leader Education, School Holiday Program “Amazing Marine Life”. All things Science class from 9am to 3pm for ages 5 to 8. Cost is $40 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

Early Days Community Midwifery WA A set of six sessions facilitated by our educators to enable you to share and discuss your feelings and options around your new and sometimes confusing role as a mother. Most important of all, we expect that you will have fun and make new, invaluable supportive friendships over the weeks. 10:30-12:30, North Fremantle. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

Preparation for Childbirth Community Midwifery WA A set of six workshops that inform, support and inspire parents-to-be to embrace the exciting and at times challenging journey into parenthood including childbirth and the first few weeks with a new baby. Ideal to do early in pregnancy with an Active Birth Workshop as a refresher closer to the due date. 7pm-9pm North Fremantle. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

Early Pregnancy Workshop Community Midwifery WA This workshop is ideally taken at the beginning of pregnancy before 16 weeks, it covers the things you want to know about early pregnancy. 7pm-9pm, North Fremantle. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

Toptots All new birthday parties. All new occasions products. See Toptots Facebook for details.

School Holiday Kayak Lessons

Vogue Performers Studio Open day welcoming all students to Broadway studio to try out New state of the art dance and vocal recording studio 0412 777 202.

Take one or more lessons. 8 years & over. From 8:30am – 9:30am, Monday 6, 13, 20 Wednesday 8, 15, 22 Jan 2013. Cost $25 per lesson – all gear provided (boat, paddle, & pfd) Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. Contact Robyn Brown: 0401 311 817 or robyn.l.brown@bigpond.com

Learn to Surf

VacSwim at Charles Gairdner Hospital

2 Day ‘Learn to Surf’ weekends for families, only $89 kids $99 Adults, 2 hours each day, surfboard and wetsuit included www.surfingschool.com.au we encourage Dad’s and Mum’s to join their kids on a surfing journey, creating common passions, and creating fantastic memories!

Waterwise Swim School, Perth is running VacSwim at Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands. There will be two blocks in January, both for 2 weeks (10 lessons), 6 to 17 Jan and 20 to 31 Jan. Babies through to adults, School Swimming to Level 5, private lessons by arrangement. Lessons will be between 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm every day. Contact Stacy on 0406 119 184.

THURSDAY 16

SATURDAY 18

Cheerleading day with Perth Glory Cheerleaders Come today for a workshop and learn a routine to be performed at half time at a Perth Glory Soccer Game this season 9-12 noon at Vogue Performers Studio Osborne Park. Email tanya@vogueperformers.com.au for information.

SUNDAY 19

Leader Education, School Holiday Program.

Stirling Farmers’ Market

“Easy way learning Elements and Chemical bonds”. All things Science class from 9am to 3pm for ages 9 to 12. Cost is $50 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

Specialising in fresh fruit and vegies (inc organic), artisan breads, farm eggs, honey, jams chutneys, olive oils, cheeses, flowers, fresh juices, crepes, burgers and coffee and more. City of Stirling Cedric Street Car Park (off Mitchell Freeway) Run by Rotary Club of Karrinyup Every Sunday - 7:30am to 11:30am. www.facebook.com/Stirling.Farmers.Market

Toptots Amazing Toptots prekindy parent and child workshops at Wembley. Prepare your child for kindy. Spanish playgroup for beginners – the fun program with Peppa Cerda and Senor Papa Baby and Toddler programs, and so much more. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

LCF Fun Languages Do you want your children to have a special and enjoyable time while waiting for Santa? These French or German for Kids school holiday programs offer lots of fun activities to familiarise your children with the French or German language and culture. With our enthusiastic and friendly native teachers, learning French or German will be fun! Programs includes cooking, craft, art, songs and games. Suitable for primary school age children. Register and Pay before 8th December 2013 and receive a 25% Early Bird Discount. For more information, call Vanessa Pietrasik on Ph: 0468 559 598 e:vanessa.pietrasik@lcfclubs.com.au

Leader Education, School Holiday Program. Combine art, drama & Chinese culture class from 9am to 3pm for ages 9 to 12. Cost is $60 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

Old Hands Preparation for Childbirth Community Midwifery WA

Toptots

Pregnancy Exercise and Relaxation Community Midwifery WA

Amazing Toptots pre-kindy parent and child workshops at Riverton. Prepare your child for kindy.

This is an hour for relaxation and an hour for afternoon tea and chat. The session is for pregnant LAS/DJ1314

WA Market Directory Western Staff Car Park: Centro Maddington Shopping Centre, Burslem Drive Bring your unwanted goods, make some money, and help us to help others. This is a fund raising operation to assist the needy, and except for minor licensing costs, ALL funds raised go to various charities. Adults $1.50 or $3.00 for a Family. Concession - $1.00. Children - $0.50c. Children under school age are free. Sellers pay $10.00 for Two car bays, and may arrive Saturday night if they wish.

Mandurah's Eastern Foreshore Set amongst the trees along the lovely Mandurah foreshore is the unique Mandjar Markets. Plenty of arts & crafts, fresh food & produce to suit all tastes and budgets. Free entertainment, special theme days and much much more Every Sunday until 27 April 2014

www.mandjarmarkets.com.au

To advertise your farmers market, swap meet, school fete or any other type of market, please contact the KIP office on 9388 1600

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MONDAY 20

Free School Holiday Activities at your local Shopping Centre

Free Judo Trial – Judo Ryu WA Judo - The best Martial Art for children and adults alike. Judo Ryu WA offers a free Judo trial class from its venues in Willetton and Hilton/Fremantle. Come and try an obligation free workout. Adult classes available. Please register your interest by calling 6210 5920 (Voicemail), or email info@JudoRyuWA.com.au. Visit www.JudoRyuWA.com.au for more information.

From Monday 20 January 2014 from 10am–1pm for 2 weeks available at these Shopping Centres Alexander Heights Shopping Centre - Cnr Mirrabooka Ave & Griffon Way, Alexander Heights Lakes Shopping Centre – Cnr North Lake Rd & Omeo Rd, South Lake Springs Shopping Centre – Cnr Beechboro Rd North & Bridgeman Drv, Beechboro Parks Centre – Cnr Bussell Hwy & Brittain Rd, Bunbury.

Newpark Shopping Centre

Mon 20 Years 4-7, Tues 21 Years 8-10: Contemporary technique & physical theatre, $82.50. Wed 22 – Fri 24 Years 11 & 12: Contemporary technique, improvisation, choreographic devices, $220. Buzz Dance Theatre, 9226 2322. Bookings www.trybooking.com/DXKP

Free School Holiday Activities. West Oz Wildlife Tuesday 20 to Friday 24 January from 10am to 1pm. Located at Corner Marangaroo Drive & Templeton Crescent, Girrawheen. www.newparkshoppingcentre.com.au

TUESDAY 21

January 20–24. Specialist tuition at NumberWorks’nWords Subiaco. Free assessment given. So much fun, it doesn’t feel like learning. Also taking bookings for term 1. Phone Janice on 9388 3727 for full details.

Leader Education, School Holiday Program.

Positive Caesarean – What’s That Community Midwifery WA

Breastfeeding Workshop Community Midwifery WA

This workshop gives insight into how to turn surgery into birth, by exploring caesarean as a positive experience. It gives ideas and strategies to enable the woman and her partner to have the birth they want within the confines of surgery. This workshop is also great for women planning a VBAC. 10:30-12:30, North Fremantle. Call 9430 6882 or email admin@cmwa.net.au

Combine art, drama & Chinese culture class from 9am to 3pm for ages 5 to 8. Cost is $60 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au Ideally taken before your baby’s birth, this workshop will also help you adjust to early parenthood with confidence. You learn how breastfeeding works, dispel any myths, understand why your breast milk is ‘liquid gold’, learn how to take care of your breasts and nipples, how to get started once your baby is born, where & when to get help, and beneficial foods to eat. We also offer individual lactation support Monday to Friday – call for an appointment 10:30am-12:30pm North Fremantle. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

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with Benny the Magic Bunny! Magic Show Puppet Balloon Animals Clowning Face Painting Lots of Laughs

9305 6926

0402 681 411 0421 432 717

Swap Meet

Castledare

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Miniature Railways

5:30am to 10:30am EVERY Sunday

Mandjar Markets Mandurah | Ph 0415 871 676 & 0458 427 412

School holiday Fun at Kidz Paradise from Monday through to Friday. From 10.30am-2pm. For more info call 9472 8655.

WOZZO THE CLOWN Farmers Market

www.facebook.com/Stirling.Farmers.Market

Southern Districts Rotary Club: Bring n’ Buy | Ph 0417 450 451

Armandale Shoppping City and Southlands Boulevarde will be running a range of school holiday activities from 20 January – 24 January and 29 January to 1 Feb. Activities include Bob the Builder shows and Dinosaur Train. At the same time there will be heaps of activities such as Face Painting, Fairy Wand Making, Story Time with Buddy and giveaways to be won. Do check out www.armadaleshoppingcity.com.au and www.southlands.com.au to see what’s on as well as the different times and days.

Kidz Paradise

Maths and/or English Holiday Course

For second and subsequent pregnancies we offer a preparation for childbirth Old Hands course run over three hours. The old hands course gives time to debrief birth and breastfeeding experiences as well as to prepare for parenting more than one. 9:30am12:30pm North Fremantle.

City of Stirling Cedric Street Car Park (off Mitchell Freeway) Specialising in fresh fruit and vegies (incl organic), artisan breads, farm eggs, honey, jams chutneys, olive oils, cheeses, flowers, fresh juices, crepes, burgers and coffee and more Every Sunday - 7:30am to 11:30am. Run by Rotary Club of Karrinyup

Bayswater Waves will be having our Family Fun Day at Bayswater Waves on Sunday 19 January 2014 from 12:00-4:00pm. City of Bayswater,160 Broun Avenue Embleton WA 6062.Tel: (08) 9276 6538 Website: www.bayswater.wa.gov.au

Buzz Dance Theatre January dance workshops creative, imaginative and fun

FRIDAY 17

Stirling Farmers’ Market | Ph 0468 469 749

Family Fun Day

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women and is facilitated by an experienced childbirth educator. 1pm-3pm, North Fremantle. Also 24 North Fremantle. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

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NumberWorks’nWords

Maths and/or English Holiday Course. Specialist tuition at NumberWorks’nWords Subiaco between January 20 – 24. Free assessment given. So much fun, it doesn’t feel like learning. Also taking bookings for term 1. Phone Janice on 9388 3727 for full details.

Maths and/or English Holiday Course. Specialist tuition at NumberWorks’nWords Subiaco between January 20 – 24. Free assessment given. So much fun, it doesn’t feel like learning. Also taking bookings for term 1. Phone Janice on 9388 3727 for full details.

The Tomatis Method

Toptots

Unlock your child’s potential with The Australian Tomatis Method for listening, learning & languages. New Webinar on 21 Jan at 5pm. For more information about the Tomatis Home Based Program, call now on 1800 677 010 and visit www.tomatis.com.au

Amazing Toptots prekindy parent and child workshops at Wembley. Prepare your child for kindy. Spanish playgroup for beginners – the fun program with Peppa Cerda and Senor Papa Baby and Toddler programs, and so much more. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

House of Arc School Holiday Workshop School Holiday 2 day course starts from 9am-4pm at Heathcote Recreation Precinct Applecross. $230 per person. For more info visit www.houseofarc.com.au or call 0439 999 301.

WEDNESDAY 22 Leader Education, School Holiday Program “Moving the Earth?” All things Science class from 9am to 3pm for ages 5 to 8. Cost is $40 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

NumberWorks’nWords Maths and/or English Holiday Course. Specialist tuition at NumberWorks’nWords Subiaco between January 20 – 24. Free assessment given. So much fun, it doesn’t feel like learning. Also taking bookings for term 1. Phone Janice on 9388 3727 for full details.

House of Arc School Holiday Workshop School Holiday 2 day course starts from 9am-4pm at Heathcote Recreation Precinct Applecross. $230 per person. For more info visit www.houseofarc.com.au or call 0439 999 301

NumberWorks’nWords

TUESDAY 28 Back to School Joining Special It’s back to school next week, so what to do with the siblings? Join them as My Gym members anytime during January and receive 50% discount on your joining fees. Call My Gym Children’s Fitness Centres today on 1300 4 MYGYM (or 6210 5920) to book your Free Trial, 185 High Road, Willetton. Visit www.My-Gym.com.au for details.

Leader Education, School Holiday Program. Combine art, drama & Chinese culture class from 9am to 3pm for ages 5 to 8. Cost is $60 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

NumberWorks’nWords

FRIDAY 24 Combine art, drama & Chinese culture class from 9am to 3pm for ages 9 to 12. Cost is $60 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

Maths and/or English Holiday Course. Specialist tuition at NumberWorks’nWords Subiaco between January 28 – 31. Free assessment given. So much fun, it doesn’t feel like learning. Also taking bookings for term 1. Phone Janice on 9388 3727 for full details.

Birth After Caesarean Community Midwifery WA

Kidz Paradise

This workshop is designed to help women who are interested in VBAC. It provides information on VBAC, as well as resources and emotional support. 10:30am – 12:30pm Joondalup. Call 9430 6882 or www.cmwa.net.au

School holiday Fun at Kidz Paradise from Monday through to Friday. From 10.30-2pm. For more info call 9472 8655.

NumberWorks’nWords

Leader Education, School Holiday Program

Maths and/or English Holiday Course. Specialist tuition at NumberWorks’nWords Subiaco between January 20 – 24. Free assessment given. So much fun, it doesn’t feel like learning. Also taking bookings for term 1. Phone Janice on 9388 3727 for full details.

“All about ME”. All things Science class from 9am to 3pm for ages 5 to 8. Cost is $40 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

Leader Education, School Holiday Program.

Toptots All new birthday parties.All new occasions products. See Toptots Facebook for details.

THURSDAY 23

SUNDAY 25

WEDNESDAY 29

NumberWorks’nWords Maths and/or English Holiday Course. Specialist tuition at NumberWorks’nWords Subiaco between January 28 – 31. Free assessment given. So much fun, it doesn’t feel like learning. Also taking bookings for term 1. Phone Janice on 9388 3727 for full details.

My Gym’s Holiday Programme

Vogue Performers Studios

Toptots

Fun themed 3 hour holiday camps full of relays, games & craft for children from 3+ to 9 years old. Call My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers today on 1300 4 MY GYM (or 6210 5920) or visit www.MyGym.com.au for all holiday programme dates and times. 185 High Road, Willetton.

Classes commence today. Have you registered to be a performer at the State of the art studios in Osborne Park. Email tanya@vogueperformers.com.au for further information.

Amazing Toptots pre-kindy parent and child workshops at Riverton. Prepare your child for kindy. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

Aladdin Experience the tale of Aladdin, a street urchin who lives in a busy town with his faithful monkey friend Abu. When Princess Jasmine sneaks out into the market place undercover, they accidently meet and fall in love- but (by law) Princess Jasmine must marry a prince. Their journey takes them on an adventure to with a Genie and a Magic Carpet, guided by the unforgettable love songs. www.manpac.com.au Box Office 9550 3900. Jan 23, 24, 25 & 26.

Leader Education, School Holiday Program “Moving the Earth?” All things Science class from 9am to 3pm for ages 9 to 12. Cost is $50 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

ADDRESS ALL COMPETITIONS TO:

‘Kids In Perth Competitions’ Please make sure you write the name of the competition on the envelope & you must provide your name and phone number or email address to make your entry valid.

Post your entry to: PO Box 1133 West Leederville WA 6901

Learn to Surf 2 Day ‘Learn to Surf’ weekends for families, only $89 kids $99 Adults, 2 hours each day, surfboard and wetsuit included www.surfingschool.com.au we encourage Dad’s and Mum’s to join their kids on a surfing journey, creating common passions, and creating fantastic memories!

MONDAY 26 Stirling Farmers’ Market Specialising in fresh fruit and vegies (inc organic), artisan breads, farm eggs, honey, jams chutneys, olive oils, cheeses, flowers, fresh juices, crepes, burgers and coffee and more. City of Stirling Cedric Street Car Park (off Mitchell Freeway) Run by Rotary Club of Karrinyup Every Sunday - 7:30am to 11:30am. www.facebook.com/Stirling.Farmers.Market

School Holiday Activities Armandale Shoppping City and Southlands Boulevarde will be running a range of school holiday activities from 20 January – 24 January and 29 January to 1 Feb. Activities include Bob the Builder shows and Dinosaur Train. At the same time there will be heaps of activities such as Face Painting, Fairy Wand Making, Story Time with Buddy and giveaways to be won. Do check out www.armadaleshoppingcity.com.au and www.southlands.com.au to see what’s on as well as the different times and days.

Maths and/or English Holiday Course. Specialist tuition at NumberWorks’nWords Subiaco between January 28 – 31. Free assessment given. So much fun, it doesn’t feel like learning. Also taking bookings for term 1. Phone Janice on 9388 3727 for full details.

The Tomatis Method Unlock your child’s potential with The Australian Tomatis Method for listening, learning & languages. Listening assessments in Perth are held on 30 & 31 of January. For more information about the Tomatis Home Based Program, call now on 1800 677 010 and visit www.tomatis.com.au

Toptots Amazing Toptots prekindy parent and child workshops at Wembley. Prepare your child for kindy. Spanish playgroup for beginners – the fun program with Peppa Cerda and Senor Papa Baby and Toddler programs, and so much more. Email new year bookings to: mail@toptots.net.au or Facebook.

FRIDAY 31 Leader Education, School Holiday Program. Combine art, drama & Chinese culture class from 9am to 3pm for ages 9 to 12. Cost is $60 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

NumberWorks’nWords \Maths and/or English Holiday Course. Specialist tuition at NumberWorks’nWords Subiaco between January 28 – 31. Free assessment given. So much fun, it doesn’t feel like learning. Also taking bookings for term 1. Phone Janice on 9388 3727 for full details.

The Tomatis Method Unlock your child’s potential with The Australian Tomatis Method for listening, learning & languages. Listening assessments in Perth are held on 30 & 31 of January. For more information about the Tomatis Home Based Program, call now on 1800 677 010 and visit www.tomatis.com.au

Jungle Sports Term 1 starts next week! Register online today for Jungle Sports Term 1 2013. Places go quickly for the 18mth to 7yr Indoor Sports sessions. Soccer, Multi-Sports, Rugby and Footy. Venues in all areas of Perth. Visit www.junglesports.com.au, call 9499 1800 or email info@junglesports.com.au

WA Circus School New Tiny Tumblers & Kindy Jam Casual Classes (25yrs). Our tiny tumblers(2-3yrs) & Kindy Jam (45yrs) start 31 Jan 2014. Ph 9335 5370, Old Customs House 8 Phillimore St, Fremantle. www.circuswa.com

THURSDAY 30 Leader Education, School Holiday Program “All about Eyes”. All things Science class from 9am to 3pm for ages 9 to 12. Cost is $50 per day. Call 6102 2922 or email Info@leadereducation.com.au

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MONDAY 20 TH JAN 2014

Competitions Win a Free Birds prize pack ree Birds (3D), in cinemas January 9 rated G. On a quaint, family-owned farm, a giant turkey flock lives a quiet, complacent, corn-stuffed life. All everyone cares about is feeding time and grazing in the sun with the Farmer, who they swear will bring them to “Turkey Paradise.” Everyone, that is, except for Reggie (Owen Wilson), a whip-smart turkey whose bad-mouthing of the Farmer and disinterest in the mundane, overfed turkey existence makes him an outcast among his flock. Starring the vocal talents of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler.

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For your chance to win one of 5 prize packs, including, Light up Free Birds chick, Free Birds crayon wheel, Hoyts 3D Family pass (2 adult, 2 children and 3D glasses), Free Birds poster, each prize pack valued at $102 RRP, simply answer the following and send it in along with your details.

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Win My Gym holiday camp tickets

Win swimming lessons

y Gym Children’s Fitness Center's fully airconditioned, structured, age-appropriate pre-gymnastics programme for children 6 months to 9 years continue throughout the holidays. Classes incorporate music, dance, relays, games, gymnastics and sports, where children gain strength, balance, coordination, fine and gross motor proficiency and social skills, while building confidence and self-esteem. This school holidays My Gym offers structured 3-hour themed holidays camps for children three to nine years old (booking essential). For more information call 1300 4 MYGYM (or 6210 5920) or visit www.My-Gym.com.au. My Gym Willetton, 185 High Road, Willetton. My Gym will be giving away two tickets for their holiday camp valued at $60.

f you are looking for a program where anyone can learn to swim as quickly as possible, Waterwise is the place for you. They progress students at a firm but gentle pace to achieve more and more with every lesson. Staff have been trained to overcome the fears people young and older think they have in water, and they work hard to help them swim independently sooner rather than later. For more information visit www.waterwiseperth.com

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For your chance to win 1 week of Infant Aquatics survival swimming lessons in Attadale valued at $140 OR 1 two week block of vacation swimming at Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands valued at $135 OR 1 term of swimming lessons at Castlereagh School in Willetton valued at approximately $135, simply answer the following and send it in along with your details.

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Fun For The Holidays

Out & About:

at Gravity Discovery Centre Monday 30th December Friday 31st January 2014

Lunar Cities

City of Belmont’s Carol’s in the park

We will be building a huge Lunar City using various craft and recycled materials.

LAS2494/DJ1314

Classes for all ages

ALL ACTIVITIES 10:30am 12:30pm

Mon, Wed & Thurs

Rocket Making

• Modelling Studio • Dance Studio • Photographic Studio

Get ready for lift off! Bring along an empty 2 litre soft drink bottle for rocket making.

Tues & Fri

Cost: $12 per child. Bookings are preferred please.

All additional materials provided.

Parental supervision required at all times

1098 Military Road, Gingin West Telephone: 9575 7577

Ph 9344 4048

www.gravitycentre.com.au

www.krissiewestwood.com.au

Only 20 minutes north of Yanchep!

Voucher

SUPA GOLF • • • •

Oversized clubs Bigger Balls 900 metre walk Great fun ages 6+

Present voucher for 10% off for up to 4 people for 9 holes of supa golf or 18 holes mini golf Exp 31/01/14

Bring your family and friends along to hear your favourite Christmas carols being sung on this magical evening. The event will be hosted by Jenny Seaton and will include a special guest - Santa, courtesy of the Belmont Forum Shopping Centre and the spectacular Perth Airport fireworks display!

Proudly brought to you by the City of Belmont – the City of Opportunity.

For further information visit www.belmont.wa.gov.au or call 9477 7248.

Boosting self-confidence for kids LAS1421/DJ1314

18 holes Beautiful gardens Challenging course Great fun ages 3+

Open: Weekdays from 9am Weekends from 8am Last tee off at 4:30pm

rissie Westwood Agency is Perth’s most experienced and respected agency specialising in classes for all ages in Modelling, Grooming, Deportment, Social Etiquette, Dance and Acting.

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These classes give students the opportunity to gain self confidence and poise that will last a lifetime.

Bookings phone: 9296 5566 10250 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook

www.supagolf.com.au

Joondalup Climbing Centre • Birthday Parties • School Groups

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Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

MINIATURE GOLF • • • •

elebrate the spirit of Christmas at the City of Belmont’s annual Carols in the Park event on Friday 13 December from 6pm to 9pm at Faulkner Park in Cloverdale.

• Get fit while having fun • Discover a new skill

Climb with us today in our safe, new and convenient facility Open Mon to Fri 10:00 to 22:00. Sat & Sun 10:00 to 20:00

08 9301 0097 • 25 Winton Road Joondalup www.JoondalupClimbingCentre.com.au

Complementing the tuition given by the agency are the casting books of the agency that have been supplying talent for TV, Press, photo shoots, films and mini series for over 25 years, recent assignments include City of Perth, Lotto, Adventure World, IZone and Stratco to name a few. Themed Birthday Parties are also available and these are held in their fantastic studios. To join their successful team call 9344 4048 or visit their website at www.krissiewestwood.com.au

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Friday 13 December Faulkner Park, Cloverdale



check Shopping centre websites for all times and locations

One FREE sausage sizzle and one FREE soft drink. southlands.com.au

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Valid for the first 200 coupons on 13 December 2013 only.

6pm – 9pm

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas at this year’s Carols in the Park. Bring the family and a picnic blanket and sing along with the City’s local school students. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. All City of Belmont events are smoke and alcohol free. TravelSmart – why not cycle, walk or take public transport? For more information phone 9477 7248 or visit www.belmont.wa.gov.au Please keep pets safe during fi reworks display. Thank you to our sponsors.

check us out on the web: www.kidsinperth.com


these school holidays

TIME: 8:30am - 9:30am Take one or more lessons! Cost: $25 per lesson - All gear provided (boat, paddle & pfd)

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It is a requirement that all participants must be able to swim at least 50m.

Edu-tainment for Birthday Parties, Schools, Childcare Centres, Shopping Centres and much more. See venomous snakes and reptiles up close!

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM (8 years & over) Mon 6th, 13th, 20th & Wed 8th, 15th and 22nd Jan 2013

Thrilling Montreal circus hits Perth hese January holidays the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre brings you a fun, colourful program for all ages.

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West Aussie Reptiles

Robyn Brown. Mob: 0401 311 817 E: robyn.L.brown@bigpond.com

Gary Davies Ph: 0412 914 537

Champion Lakes Regatta Centre (Off Henley Drive) CHAMPION LAKES

www.westaussiereptiles.com.au LAS/SEP13

Vague de Cirque from Montreal Canada comes all the way to Mandurah with Carousels. This wonderful family circus show is full of thrills and spills to entertain and excite you all. Performing January 16-19 with both afternoon and evening performances, there is a time to suit everyone. Experience the tale of Aladdin, a street urchin who lives in a busy town with his faithful monkey friend Abu. When Princess Jasmine sneaks out into the market place undercover, they accidently meet and fall in love. Follow them on an adventure with a Genie and a Magic Carpet, guided by the unforgettable love songs. Aladdin performs at MPAC January 23-26.

Live Snake & Reptile Shows

KAYAK LESSONS

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Half price

voucher! Valid until 07/02/14

Parties & Golf Lessons for all ages • Fun & Exciting Challenges • Mini Putt, Driving Range, Break the Castle Windows • Kids Can Eat & Play!

Keep everyone entertained with a fantastic program of events these holidays. For details on dates, times and tickets prices visit www.manpac.com.au or call Box Office on 9550 3900.

OPENING HOURS Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am to 10.00pm Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm

Fun for all the family. Book NOW for the school holidays!

FAMILY DEAL

20% OFF* $132 (Usually $165) Phone: (08) 6258 5935 Unit 5A, 5 Hughes Street, (facing Nicholson Road) Canning Vale (next door to Anytime Fitness)

City of Canning Kids Gyms

Come and see us under the stars!

Book today for the School Holidays!

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he City of Canning’s Cannington Leisureplex and Riverton Leisureplex both offer quality Kids Gym facilities which cater for babies through to 12 year olds.

Includes 2 Adults & 2 Children Valid 1 per customer

1098 Military Road, Gingin | Ph: 9575 7740 E:stars@ginginobservatory.com W: www.ginginobservatory.com

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While most programs cease for the school holidays, we realise when you have a baby, school holidays don’t really exist.

The Kids Gyms are multi leveled playgrounds, offering kids fun, adventure, excitement and exercise. Bring your friends along to explore the structures and zoom down the slides. Kindy Gym classes for children aged 1 to 4 years, which involve a structured class of warm up, circuit activities, music, games and lots of fun. Class includes free entry into the Kids Gym after the session. Both centres specialise in a range of kids birthday parties from catered and noncatered play parties to pool, waterslide and exclusive hire parties. Packages can also be

Twilight Babies are available in the evenings throughout January for infants aged: 6 to 9 months, 10 to 15 Months, 16 to 24 Months and 24 to 36 Months. For more information and class times, please visit www.melvillecity.com.au/swimschool or call 9364 0823.

organised to suit your budget and child’s needs. For more information or to book your child’s next birthday party, contact Cannington Leisureplex on 6350 7300, Riverton Leisureplex on 9231 0900, or email leisureplex@canning.wa.gov.au

BUDGET HOLIDAY IN A HAVEN

KIDS GYM

Dec/Jan School Holiday vacancies

The Kids Gyms are multi leveled playgrounds, offering kids fun, adventure, excitement and exercise. Bring your friends along to explore the structures and zoom down the slides.

On site we have a swimming pool, tennis courts, children’s playground, labyrinth, lot’s of space to bush walk and we also have bikes for hire (also we have a baby buggy that seats two children). Three wheeled trikes available for disabled children

79 Hughes Road, Jarrahdale

Ph: 9525 5227

Email: grassroots@iinet.net.au

Carousels Thursday 16th January, 7.00pm Friday 17th January, 7.00pm Saturday 18th January, 2pm & 7.00pm

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Set on 42 acres of lush bush, in the heart of the jarrah forest. Choice of accommodation consists of cottages (sleeps 6), chalets (sleeps 4) and Fran’s Place (sleeps 10). We also have two 25 bed dormitories and three halls.

Cannington Leisureplex

Riverton Leisureplex

School Term Mon - Thurs: 9:30am Fri: 9:30am Sat & Sun: 10:00am School Holidays Mon - Fri: 9:30am Sat & Sun: 10:00am

School Term 9.00am - 2.00pm 9.00am - 2.00pm, 4.00pm - 6.00pm 10.00am - 3.00pm School Holidays 9:00am - 5:00pm 10:00am - 3:00pm

12:30pm 12:30pm - 3:00pm 3:00pm - 3:00pm

Birthday Parties Cannington Leisureplex & Riverton Leisureplex specialize in a range of kids birthday parties from catered and non-catered play parties to pool, waterslide and exclusive hire parties. Packages can also be organised to suit your budget and child’s needs.

Crèche

(3 months - 6 years)

Cannington Leisureplex

Riverton Leisureplex

School Term Mon - Fri: 8:45am - 11:45am School Holidays Mon - Fri: 9:15am - 11:15am

School Term Mon - Fri: 8.45am - 12.45pm School Holidays Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm

An exuberant circus that will thrill, excite and seize you with bursting laughter and shivers

Box Office 9550 3900 www.manpac.com.au check us out on the web: www.kidsinperth.com

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The Johnny Young Talent School keeping it fun

Education & Performing Arts Open Day at Vogue Dance Studio

ohnny Young Talent School is known for its ability to develop and encourage selfconfidence, self-expression and performance skills in students from three years to teens.

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irector of Vogue Performers, Leanna Del Basso, has been teaching students of Perth for over 29 years. Her past students include Lucy Durack, Allyce Martins and James Bell, all currently performing in prestigious shows throughout Australia.

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Classes are held in a non-competitive atmosphere of fun, friendship, and encouragement. No experience is necessary.

Students have also successfully entered WAAPA, ED5 International and VCA. Recently, Vogue Performer’s young student Declan Allen, auditioned for and was cast as the lead role of Jeremy in the Perth season of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Crown.

The School teaches students ‘performance skills’ in Song and Dance, Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary and Tap. There are also Performance Troupes who represent the school in public performances. Our digital Recording Studio and Video Production equipment can also give students the opportunity to record group or solo songs or make video clips. The main studio is located in Riverton. Classes fill quickly, so enrol early!

Vogue Performers’ state of the art new studio located at 45 Edward Street Osborne Park includes a Musical theatre studio, vocal recording studio where students can record backing tracks, spacious waiting room, parent viewing room, kitchen, change room, study room for students, and enough studio space to accommodate 5 classes at any one

For more information contact the principals direct on 9259 6608 or see www.johnnyoung.iinet.net.au

Learn to be a star

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erth’s children are being offered the opportunity to learn a different language in a very fun way.

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Small classes ensure your kids become the best they can be and reach their full potential. The sky’s the limit!

Students are open to a world full of opportunities in performing like participating in workshops with the Australian Ballet School and interstate or international choreographers. The school boasts a number of WA’s

Open Day Saturday 18 January 2014. Email tanya@vogueperformers.com.au for further information.

Learning languages can be fun

t’s time to let your kids shine at the Shona McDiarmid Dance School in Wangara.

Many of Shona’s students have won a long list of prestigious State, National and International awards (including America’s #1 dancer award) and have enjoyed performing in productions alongside superstar Red Foo, and in world-renowned musicals Annie and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. One young star won America’s current #1 dancer award as well as a Broadway Dance Centre Scholarship in New York.

time. They have qualified, experienced teachers with classes conducted in a friendly loving atmosphere.

LCF Fun Languages is an expanding business that offers clubs in French, Spanish, German, Italian and Mandarin to children aged between 2 and 12. LCF Fun Languages programs are specially designed for kids. The classes are structured around fun and lively activities, games, drama and music. leading dance teachers, including WAAPA’s Raylene Moore-Lowson, teaching ballet, lyrical, contemporary and jazz. Enrol in the Dance for Fun Program for 1 to 2 lessons a week. Shona McDiarmid Dance School is located at 20 Buckingham Drive, Wangara.

“It is important to us that each child can go at his or her own pace,� new manager Vanessa Pietrasik says. “At our clubs we don’t expect children or parents to have any prior knowledge of the language being taught, we learn and have fun together!� she adds.

Check out their awesome website www.shonadance.com.au and to enrol email shona.mcdiarmid@bigpond.com

Languages are taught buy experiencced linguists and professionnal LCF –trained teachers.

For more information contact Vanessa on 0468 559 598, email vanessa.pietrasik@lcfclubs.com.au or visit www.lcfclubs.com.au

Specialist Classical Ballet Classes Full-Time Program Enquire Now - Places Limited

2013 Achievements * No. 1 Student in USA * USA Scholarship Winners * Casting in Major Broadway Productions * Multiple Dancer of the Festival Winners * National & International Winners * Face of Showcase

Principal: Samantha Leeman Boys and Girls 3 years to Pre-Professional Level Classes Include: • Classical Ballet • RAD Exam Classes • Specialist Coaching • Contemporary • Conditioning • ISTD Modern

★ Hip Hop ★ Jazz ★ Tap ★ Acrobatic ★ Classical ballet

★ Singing ★ Musical theatre ★ Lyrical

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20 Buckingham Drive WANGARA shona.mcdiarmid@bigpond.com www.shonadance.com 9243 3411 0408 866 612

Academie Etoiles

The FUN way for children to learn a language. LAS/JUL13

BE A STAR! Shona McDiarmid Dance School

Classes for Boys & Girls

Enrolling Now at a club near you! For 2 - 12yr olds. FREE TRIAL Vanessa 0468 559 598

Under direction of Leanna Del Basso NEW state of the art dance and recording studio

vanessa.pietrasik@lcfclubs.com.au

45 Edward Street, Osborne Park

enrol now!

Unit 3/7 Pitt Way BOORAGOON

www.lcfclubs.com.au

0433 592 443 | tanya@vogueperformers.com.au 0412 777 202 | leanna@vogueperformers.com.au

ww w.shon adance.com .au

9317 1569

French • Spanish • Italian • Mandarin • German • English

www.vogueperformers.com.au

1 free lesson

Enrol now for 2014

Prestigious Dance Centre JOONDALUP

Give your child the best start in life with Riverside. Riverside is a small, caring school community, working with families to ensure that each child is nurtured and challenged to reach his or      

• Experienced Staff including RAD & CSTD Registered Teachers

• CSTD Jazz & Tap Syllabus

• Quality Dance Tuition

• Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Conditioning • Pre�School Ballet Thurs & Sat Mornings Adult Ballet Tues & Thurs

• Small Personalised Classes • Optional Participation in Exams, Festivals and Annual Concert LAS1011/NOV13

3 & 4 Year Old Kindy - Enrol Now

• RAD Ballet Syllabus, Classical Coaching, Repertoire & Pointe

Call 9362 2626 for enrolment enquiries or to book a tour of the school. Riverside Community School   Victoria Park, WA 6100 P (08) 9362 2626 W      

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0437 755 231 | samanthajaneschoolofballet@bigpond.com

www.samanthajaneschoolofballet.com

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Education & Performing Arts A God-conscious education ith three schools in Perth, the Australian Islamic College has the distinction of being Western Australia’s largest and longest running Islamic school. Catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 the College focus is on the academic achievement of its students on a God-conscious basis.

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The Study Buddy Method here are 3 methods of learning; hearing, seeing or doing. Students should be healthy in mind and body.

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With this philosophy, there is both science and art to the tutoring done at Study Buddy Tutoring.

The Australian Islamic College provides both segregated and co-education facilities implementing the National Curriculum in addition to Islamic studies, Arabic and the integration of Islamic morals and values in all facets of college life. The school ethos emphasises the holistic development of students where the spiritual is nurtured to support the individual to achieve their best. They offer outstanding educational programmes to the diverse students and offer a caring, supportive and challenging atmosphere for all.

appointment to see for yourself what makes AIC students smile!

Ensure your child has the best foundation both spiritually and academically. Make an

Call the Enrolment Office on 9362 2100 or email info@aic.wa.edu.au

Key concepts and skills such as Math are creatively taught using interesting analogies, difficult examples and hands-on materials. Whilst teaching new concepts, tutors are constantly engaging all of their student’s senses and getting students to apply newfound knowledge by simultaneously testing students as they are taught. During lessons, tutors create collaborative notes customised to their student’s needs and designed to help them recall lessons learnt.

beyond academics. As a result, our students develop a maturity that involves them contemplating the desired outcome of their actions and hard work.

Finally, significant time is invested into mentoring a moulding a student’s mindset. Our tutors ultimately become a friend to their student. So it’s not uncommon for tutors to give beneficial practical advice that extends

Enrolments for Term 1 2014 now open, call Study Buddy Tutoring on 0401 315 370 or email studybuddytutoring@live.com.au. Optional School Holiday sessions start from 11 January 2014 before Term 1 begins.

All Subjects K - 12

Academie Etoiles nurturing aspiring dancers

• Kindergarten,

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The Academie’s full-time training program prepares talented and dedicated students for a career in dance. Graduates of the program have been accepted to the Australian Ballet

Primary & Secondary

• Naplan Preparation

(Maths, Science

• Specialised 1 on 1 tutoring

& Humanities)

cademie Etoiles Principal Samantha Leeman (ARAD, RAD RTS, RAD Examiner) and her team of teachers, including Carole Hill ARAD, RAD RTS (former Soloist with the Royal Ballet and Principal Artist with London Festival Ballet) and Mindy Thooi RAD RTS look forward to an exciting year ahead for the Academie and its students. Academie Etoiles offers specialist classical ballet training, including preparation of students for Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations. Students studying modern are offered examinations in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) method.

• Early Numeracy

Scan this QR code on your smartphone to find out more

Phone or SMS: 0401 315 370 for more info www.facebook.com/studybuddytutoring

School, New Zealand School of Dance, WAAPA, and the WA Ballet Young Artist Program.

Australian Islamic College

Call 9317 1569 to secure your place in either the after-school or full-time program for 2014.

Islamic Values & Academic Excellence

LIMITED

PLACES FOR 2014 Book Early!

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The Australian Islamic College is committed to providing the best in Islamic Values and Academic Achievement. Our strong sense of community, our Islamic ethos and our commitment to excellence make the Australian Islamic College the best choice for your child’s education.

Come and visit one of our Colleges today! For more information or to book an appointment contact our Enrolment Staff on 9362 2100

AIC Thornlie

AIC Kewdale

AIC Dianella

17 Tonbridge Way, Thornlie Kindy - Yr 9

139 President St, Kewdale Kindy - Yr 12

81 Cleveland St, Dianella Kindy - Yr 10

• Dramatic Play • Creative Movement • Story Telling • Songs • Language Skills • Confidence

WEEKLY CLASSES NEAR YOU! Northern Suburbs

Rockingham/Mandurah

Duncraig, Greenwood, Banksia Grove

Greenfields, Cooloongup

Ph: 9402 8744

Ph: 9529 1457

Justin.Lowson @helenogrady.net.au

Emma.Lupino@helenogrady.net.au

Central Suburbs Karrinyup, Leederville, Mt Hawthorn, Subiaco, Wembley

Ph: 9242 4722 Helen.Davey@helenogrady.net.au

www.helenogrady.net.au www.facebook.com/helenogradyperth check us out on the web: www.kidsinperth.com

061813-311

Classes also held for 5 - 17 year olds throughout Perth

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Education & Performing Arts

Success for Dance Classique

New jazz and tap class for 4 yr olds. Enrol now.

The gift of learning

Angelina Ballerina classes for 2-5 year olds. Classes every Thursday and Saturday.

eachers at ICE have been offering quality holiday courses for over a decade to help children deepen and extend academic concepts during the long, hot January break. This is a time when many children forget what they have learned and experience a dip in their IQs - but not the children who attend these stimulating and enjoyable holiday courses!

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Visit majestiqueschoolofdance.com for location details Majestique School Of Dance, 14 George Road, Roleystone (08) 93 97 6041 or 0408 924 338

Book children in as soon as possible and call in with their reports or send copies so the specialist teachers can make sure they address learning needs.

ance Classique has just completed its first year of ballet classes in the Western Suburbs.

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The end of year ballet production of The Nutcracker at the Quarry Amphitheatre involved 190 ballerinas from toddlers to advanced.

• Transition to Grade One

Inspirational dance workshops ive your young dancer an inspirational experience with Artistic Director Lucas Jervies and professional teachers.

“It is the first time many of our students have performed on stage and the Quarry is the perfect outdoor setting,” says Mrs Shillington.

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Dance Classique ballet classes using the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus are run in Floreat Park, Wembley, Scarborough and City Beach.

Buzz Dance Theatre’s fun January dance workshops ignite creativity and build confidence. One day workshops for years 4 to 10 introduce young students to contemporary technique and physical theatre while promoting mind and body awareness and connection. Workshops for students in years 11 and 12 are focused on school curriculum areas of contemporary technique, contact improvisation, choreographic devices and improvisation for exams. They’re held in studios at King Street Arts Centre, Perth. Jan 20: Years 4-7 $82.50. Jan 21: Years 810 $82.50 and Jan 22-24: Years 11 and 12 $220. Workshops run 11am-3.30pm.

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Fun Beginners Classes from 2 years Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus and Examinations Pilates, Body Conditioning and Contemporary Classes

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Victoria Carlton tuition programs

Let your child discover the magic of music! Junior Music School offers a range of classes for children aged 18 months to 12 years. Enrol your child in small Discovering Music groups or choir that capture the imagination, or individual instrumental lessons by teachers of the highest calibre. To register your interest email junior-music@uwa.edu.au or call 6488 7985.

Enrolments NOW OPEN For more information visit music.uwa.edu.au/community/junior

Buzz Dance Theatre | 9226 2322 | King Street Arts Centre, Perth CBD Bookings - www.trybooking.com/DXKP | www.buzzdance.com.au

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Contact Dance Classique on 9285 2981 or 0420 939 108 or visit www.danceclassiquewa.com.au

Studio - Rossmoyne

Call ICE on 9271 4200 or email info@ice-au.com for details or download from www.ice-au.com

• Study skills

Other firsts for the young ballet school include advanced student Sophia Berini who has been accepted into the Bachelor of Dance at WAAPA and assistant teacher, Sinead McClements who has been accepted into the internationally accredited RAD Registered Teachers Certificate.

Enrol now for 2014

• Courses to lift resilience, self-esteem and confidence

These courses include:

Heading Dance Classique are experienced dancers and teachers Alinta McRae and Tania Shillington. “We wanted even our youngest students to experience performing in one of the classic ballet stories,” says Mrs McRae.

• Fairy Floss Ballet • Classical Ballet • Tap

• Creative courses to help your child explore and improve learning with art, craft, literature and music

They are offering a stunning selection of course for students for January 2014.

Tuition for Children Training for Teachers

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Visual-spatial learners need a different approach

Education & Performing Arts More time spent learning means success for your child

By Frank Johnston (former teacher and principal) very classroom often has 2 or 3 students who, although bright, don’t understand phonics, mix up letters and numbers, zone out easily and struggle to keep up with their classmates.

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t seems early to be talking about school exams, but preparing for success in senior exams is really a school-long process. It starts with the base that your child gets in their early years, and is fed each year with the experiences they have, both in school and out.

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For a free assessment and introductory lesson call NumberWorks’nWords on 9388 3727.

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Montessori children are encouraged to be inquisitive, repeat learning activities, allowed to make and reflect on their errors and find solutions individually or collectively. It is not uncommon to hear “notable graduates” such as Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page attributing much of their success to their education. The focus is on the child gaining confidence and self-esteem through their own recognition and self-value in a learning timeframe that suits their individual

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needs within the family, culture and community environment. Because a Montessori education intentionally guides and teaches children independence within a safe and stimulating environment, most graduates have sound self-esteem and confidence in their abilities, thus allowing them to remain reflective thinkers and to pursue successful careers in their chosen field.

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• Claremont • Nedlands • Wembley Lisa Purchas: 9386 2700 or 0414 653 839 | Mikaila Godfrey: 0433 401 605 www.dancescene.com.au

Montessori schools and programs take the perspective of being in partnership with parents in helping the child form him or herself into a responsible and caring human being. That’s the real success story of Montessori education.

Find a Montessori School Call today & book a school tour Banksia Montessori School | Ph 9275 5997 Chatton St, Dianella WA 6059 | Pre - Kindy to Pre - Primary (ages 3 - 6 years) Speciality - Parent managed & administered. Small class sizes & full 3 year school preparation program. School Tour by appointment. Now taking 2014 enrolments info@banksia.wa.edu.au www.banksia.wa.edu.au

Blue Gum Montessori School | Ph 9417 4060

Kelly’s Dance Academy

11 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163 | From Playgroup (Ages 1 - 3yrs) Pre-Kindy - Yr 7 (Ages 3 - 12yrs) Speciality - Art and Interculture, French. Open Morning, Monday 17th February 2014 from 9:30am to 11:30am www.bluegummontessori.wa.edu.au

Specialising in classical ballet / creative dance & jazz classes.

Casa Mia Montessori School | Ph 9279 2209

Discounted termly fees Enrol now for Term 1

11 Hamilton St, Bassendean WA 6054 | From Pre Kindy - Yr 7 (Ages 3yrs - 12yrs) Speciality - French (LOTE), Music & Science specialist program. Tours and observations by appointment. www.casamiamontessori.wa.edu.au

Classes in and around Perth

Chrysalis Montessori School | Ph 9444 6025

0406 950 486 kellysdanceacademy@outlook.com /kellysdanceacademy1

3 - 5 Parkland Rd, Glendalough | From Playgroup - Yr 7 (Ages 18mths - 12yrs) Speciality - French (LOTE), Music, Sustainability, Physical Education, Art and Cultural programs. School tours by appointment. Next Open Day Friday 14 March 2014 at 9:30am. Enquiries please call or email admin@chrysalis.wa.edu.au or visit www.chrysalis.wa.edu.au

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For more information about Montessori Education, call your local school or pre-school program in the directory found on this page.

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Information sessions for parents and/or educators are available, simply contact Dyslexia WA on 9591 3482 or visit www.dyslexiacorrection.com.au

Dance tuition in classical ballet, jazz and hip-hop

very family defines and measures success differently for their children.

Similarly, Montessori schools and preschool programs take this into consideration by treating students as individuals. A Montessori education helps a child recognise their own potential and strengths. It encourages them to pursue and nurture these particular interests and abilities for the entirety of their life and learning journey.

The visual-spatial learner has significant strengths which Dyslexia WA uses to enable mastery of letters and difficult words. During one intensive week, the multi-sensory, nonphonemic approach used by Dyslexia WA provides mastery for the student so learning can take place.

The student also masters dyslexia’s underlying cause, disorientation, learning to use it to advantage according to circumstance.

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your child’s time spent learning with specialist tuition in Maths and English – oneon-one, individualised, success-based tuition to all students up to year 10. And it’s ‘so much fun it doesn’t feel like learning.’

Their intelligence and creativity belie the effort needed to read, spell, write or deal with numbers.

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Time spent learning is probably the biggest factor that will lift or drop a child’s performance. Malcolm Gladwell talks about “the 10,000-hour rule” in his Outliers book, whereby a person needs to spend 10,000 hours at an activity to become expert at it. More time spent in learning activities – school, homework, extra support – will make a significant difference.

Phonics and sequential learning are the preferred options for most students, but not all.

Little Things Montessori Childcare | Ph 9445 7755 219 Cedric St, Balcatta WA 6021 | From child ages 2 - 6yrs for Pre-Kindy & Kindergarten Speciality - Extended Hours 8am - 5:30pm; Language other than English; Piano instruction. School tours by appointment. www.littlethingsmontessori.com.au

have a different learning style;

Children of all ages!

The way they are taught should also be different

18 months to Teenagers & Adults

• Dyslexia Screening • Davis Program® • Young Learner’s Program®

Our end of year production is Dec 14th and 15th at St Hildas Theatre. Enquire for tickets. 20 Mumford Place, Balcatta 0418 957 965 | 9448 4094 | www.jmdc.com.au

332 Yangebup Rd, Yangebup WA 6164 | From Pre-Kindy to Pre-Primary; (6 mths to 5½ years) Additional services - Long Day Care and Out of School Hours Care. School tours by appointment. Email: info@mss.edu.au | Web: www.mss.edu.au

Riverlands Montessori School | Ph 9250 6444

For more info on Davis Program visit -

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Many dance styles including:

Visual - Spatial Learners

299 Arthur Street, Dayton (Swan Valley) | Playgroup, Pre-Kindy - Year 7 (Ages 0 - 12yrs) Speciality - Indonesian (LOTE), Music (Piano, Guitar), Arts Club, After-School Sports School tours by appointment. Next Tour - Friday 21 February 2014 at 9.00 am (RSVP) Email: admin@riverlands.wa.edu.au | Web: www.riverlands.wa.edu.au

Southbank Montessori | Ph 9361 2943 18 Basinghall Street, East Victoria Park WA 6101. Ages 2 - 3 years 265 Berwick Street, East Victoria Park WA 6101. Ages 3 - 5 years Long Day Care Centre. 7:30am - 6:00pm. Tours by appointment. www.southbankmontessori.com.au

The Montessori School | Ph 9409 9151 18 Montessori Pl, Kingsley WA 6026 | From Pre-Kindy to Yr 12. (Ages 3 – 18 years) Speciality - International Baccalaureate Diploma. Open Day - 21 February 2014 (RSVP numbers are limited). Email: admin@themontessorischool.wa.edu.au | www.themontessorischool.wa.edu.au

* Languages other than English (LOTE)

What child doesn’t love to skip, bop and wiggle?

Orchard Montessori | Ph 9493 5071 12 Ballard Place, Maddington WA 6109 | Ages 0 – 6yrs Long Day Care Centre. 7.00am – 6.00pm. Tours by appointment. Email: orchardmontessori@iinet.net.au | www.orchardmontessori.com.au

The Montessori programme emphasises these principles in graduates: • Independence • Social

Awareness & Engagement • Quality Education & Love of Learning

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Make it a kid safe summer for your family!

Health, Sport & Safety Will you cope in an emergency? rom choking and burns, to getting small objects out of faraway places, when it comes to the situations children get themselves into, the list is endless. Accidents are a part of childhood, but parents need to know what to do.

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hristmas celebrations, family trips and time off school make the summer holidays a fun and exciting time for children. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when children are nearly four times more likely to visit PMH Emergency Department with an injury.

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Supported by the Department of Health, the summer component of Kidsafe WA’s Seasonal Safety Campaign focuses on Holiday Safety. Help safety shine through this summer, without spoiling your summer fun. Follow these tips for travel, toy, water and celebration safety:

Sarah Hunstead’s new book ‘A life. A finger. A pea up a nose.’ gives families and carers the skills to cope in an emergency. This essential guide to First Aid will empower parents and carers with clear illustrations and step-by-step advice.

travelling in the car • Create safe play areas away from moving vehicles • If you have to leave the car, even to run a quick errand, take your kids with you

Senior Paediatric Emergency Nurse and mother of two, Sarah Hunstead draws on her extensive experience as a nurse and mother. This experience, along with real-life anecdotes and stories, advice from paramedics and her fellow nurses makes ‘A life. A finger. A pea up a nose.’ a must-read for anyone with kids or the responsibility to look after them.

• Always supervise children around water

• Follow the age recommendations when buying toys

• Don’t neglect the supervision of children during family gatherings and holiday parties

• Ensure sure your child is appropriately restrained for their age and size when

Visit www.kidsafewa.com.au/seasonalcampaign

Cool Gym programmes at My Gym

The easiest family cycling trip ever

y Gym Children’s Fitness Center’s fully airconditioned, structured, ageappropriate pre-gymnastics programme for children 6 months to 9 years continue throughout the holidays. Classes incorporate music, dance, relays, games, gymnastics and sports, where children gain strength, balance, coordination, fine and gross motor proficiency and social skills, while building confidence and self-esteem.

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erth is a great place to go cycling with your young children. It’s something you can all do together and get some much needed exercise.

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But if you’re a parent you probably have experienced the much used “Mum, I’m tired I don’t want to ride anymore.” Sometimes you may end up pushing their bike and your bike as you try to hold their hand crossing the road. Sound familiar?

My Gym also offers structured 3-hour themed holidays camps for children three to nine years old (booking essential).

For everybody five and a half and older, My Gym’s also offers a Judo–Martial Arts programme (Fremantle location also offers adult classes).

Well, not anymore! Introducing the Trail Gator Tow Bar. This nifty, device which uses a quick release towing system enables your standard child’s bike to be converted to a tag-along trailer bike in a matter of moments, and even more amazing, you can disconnect in seconds and ride independently. Much better than an expensive trailer bike, that wouldn’t

Book your free Trial Class by calling 1300 4 MYGYM (or 6210 5920) or visit www.My-Gym.com.au My Gym Willetton, 185 High Road, Willetton. Franchise enquiries welcome.

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STAY SAFE THIS SUMMER Water Safety: Always supervise children in and around water. Toy Safety: Follow the age recommendations on toys used by children and given as gifts. Safe Celebrations: Supervise small children during family gatherings and holiday parties. Travel Safe: Buckle up - Every child, on Every trip in a restraint suitable for the child’s age and size.

To find out more call KidsafeWA on 9340 8509 or visit their website www.kidsafewa.com.au/seasonalcampaign Supported by:

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Phone: 9366 1500 28 Kids In Perth – The Parents’ Paper, December 2013 / January 2014

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It’s fun to play and they play for fun

Health, Sport & Safety

ungle Sports is Perth’s first choice sports development program for children 18 months to 7 years, held at ten indoor venues all across Perth.

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Fun Active Gymnastics for kids

Choose from 18 month to 3 year Jungle CUBS, 3 years to 7 years Soccer, Rugby or Multi-Sports. Jungle Sports is unique with parental involvement in the sessions, giving them a fantastic hour of structured fun with their child.

ctive offers several recreational programs for girls and boys of all ages and abilities.

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TumbleBugs and Gym Fun classes are 1hour circuit based programs that encourage learning through fun and engaging gymnastics activities on all apparatus. Intergym is a 1.5 hour program for 7-11 year old girls looking to start gymnastics.

Australian Cricket Legend and Jungle Parent, Adam Gilchrist is impressed: “The team at Jungle Sports and the programs they run are fantastic. The development of skills combined with the lessons of interaction with other children, all in a fun environment make kids extremely keen to keep coming back”.

Gymskills is a 2 hour class for girls to progress their skills on all apparatus. Active offers both 1 and 2 hour classes for boys. A precomp class is also offered for boys looking to transition into a competitive class. ActiveKidz is an initiative to introduce children who require additional support to a gymnastics program. This program promotes body and spatial awareness, increases strength, coordination, balance and flexibility.

Active also offers a kindy gym program in the mornings for children 2-4 years old.

Register online at www.junglesports.com.au or call 9499 1800 for further info. Term 1 begins from February 3. Sessions are filling up, so get in quick.

Active Gymnastics is located at Unit 6, 30 Hines Road, O’Connor. For more information call 0417 503 517.

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The Injury Control Council of WA now offer information, peer support and specialised trauma counselling for those families affected by road trauma within Western Australia. Services are free and available to those involved and/or injured, the bereaved; their families, carers and friends, those who may have caused a trauma, witnesses and emergency service personnel.

Information and support can be accessed in person, via telephone or Skype, or online. Call 9420 7262 or 1300 004 814 or visit www.rtswa.org.au

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fter having an AquaNet installed one customer commented: “This is great! Now my friends can come and play in our garden because the pool is safe and their kids cannot drown!” How true!

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Australia has undertaken extensive testing of pre-school children in passing over, under or through “safety” fences of varying heights. The average time per test run on a 1.2m fence was just 13 seconds. AquaNet seek not only to prevent one toddler from drowning but all pre-school children, big and small. The AquaNet speaks for itself: No drownings have occurred where it has been installed in South Africa (est. 1972) or Australia (est. 1988).

The 100 percent success rate of the safety net gives you a choice, allows you to enjoy your substantial investment in your own home and provides freedom of movement for children in garden and pool areas. Please phone Rodger for a no obligation quote on 9335 6986 (all hours) or visit www.poolcoversonline.com.au

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Register your interest FINALLY, AT LONG LAST We will be launching our new website early 2014. Register your interest for special website advertising offers. Call 9388 1600 for more information.

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The best party ever

WIN A CUDDLY ANIMAL FARM PARTY!

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If your birthday is coming up in February you could win an indoor golf party on the golf simulators, including party food and drinks, for you and 10 friends valued at $250 from Par 3 Indoor Golf.

From the moment the Hummer pulls up and rolls out the red carpet outside your home, or wherever you would like the party to begin, the Hummer experience begins. The excited children clamber on board to be met with nightclub-style lighting with smoke machine and lasers.

For your chance to win, send in your photo and details to February Birthday Competition, PO Box 1133, West Leederville, 6901

Chips, lollies and soft drinks are provided for the party guests to enjoy and whilst inside the Hummer there’s a world of entertainment to enjoy from Playstation3, karaoke, all the latest music videos and

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After being greeted on their arrival, Rhys and his friends will visit with the animals and enjoying holding, feeding and learning about the various farm animals. They’ll visit the barn and the hen house, say hi to the horses and miniature mule and donkeys, the llamas and alpacas and calves. After a train tour it’s time for everyone to wash their hands and enjoy the party food and birthday cake. And there’s still more fun to come, including a bouncy castle. The Swan Valley Cuddley Animal Farm is a fantastic place for kids to celebrate their birthdays in a very memorable fashion. A visit to the farm provides kids with a great opportunity to experience the joy of getting up close and personal with numerous delightful animals in an outdoor country environment. You can check the farm out at www.cuddlyanimalfarm.com or give Farmer Lin a call on 0424 209 730

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ongratulations to Rhys Hearn, who will be two years old on 1 December. Rhys has won a self catered party for himself and friends at the Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm in Henley Brook.

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