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The importance of imagination


his year the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy is celebrating 40 years of delivering dynamic and engaging drama classes.Their curriculum has been developed to allow creativity and imagination within structured, teacher driven lessons. Einstein said ‘imagination is more important than knowledge.’ Developing improvisation skills helps young people understand how to appraise situations, think outside the box and be more confident in unfamiliar situations. Drama also teaches empathy, cooperation, concentration and memory – and improves motivation and reduces stress! Each lesson contains a different improvisation, short scripts, creative movement and short scenarios using the student’s own creativity. At the end of the







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year, each class participates in a short, exciting and stress-free presentation for parents, friends and family.

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ye contact, greetings, everyday chitchat and meaningful communication is so important. But with technology crowding our lives, it’s easy to see why children are losing the art of conversation. Helen O’Grady Drama Academy’s unique program helps children gain confidence in their verbal communication skills. It’s all done in a fun, stimulating way – and classes include speech training, dramatic play, creative movement, music, storytelling, dressups and more. At the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, children can connect and communicate in a safe environment that fosters creativity and imagination. All teachers are qualified educators with specialist training.

Weekly classes for kids of all ages (3–17) are run at many locations throughout WA. Enrolments are now open. Call 9242 4722, email or visit

s a parent, you are often the first to notice a difference in your child’s behaviour, from a change in their demeanour to a craving for different foods. But what do you do when they’re becoming increasingly withdrawn, or ignoring your instructions? The reason for these changes in behaviour could be an overlooked health issue, according to Telethon Speech & Hearing Head of Hearing Services, Philippa Hatch. ‘Parents might not consider ear health in the first instance with some of these behaviours, particularly in regard to ignoring instructions, becoming withdrawn or not progressing with speech,’ she said. ‘Poor ear health can result in pain, poor hearing and fluctuating hearing levels in children. This can then impact attention, academic performance, as well as cause irritability and poor speech.’ In addition to parents, Ms Hatch said teachers often noticed these behavioural

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changes in their students. In the classroom, children may struggle with everyday learning activities as well as have trouble communicating with other students. ‘We recently had a child whose teacher recommended he come for a hearing test as he was in pre-primary and was having problems with phonics – learning sounds and letters,’ she said. ‘Tests indicated he had middle ear fluid that resulted in a moderate hearing loss in both ears.’ After receiving help the child’s hearing returned to normal and both parents and teachers shared that he was following instructions in class and interacting more with peers. Healthy ears and healthy hearing is a key factor in determining the development of your child. If you have any concerns about your child’s hearing, contact Telethon Speech & Hearing for a hearing test. Call 9387 9888 or visit to book online.

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ast September the WA Education Department acknowledged that teaching styles have been too rigid for younger students, placing them under unnecessary stress –and that play-based learning should be a priority for 2019.



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days, pristine beaches and the chance to meet some friendly quokkas. Rediscover this special holiday destination that’s been loved by Western Australians for years. Rottnest Express has return adult fares starting from just $49. If you’re a WA resident, you can sign the kids up to the Quokka Club and bring them along for free! Visit to book or to learn more. Conditions apply.

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The adventures of going back to school



t’s that time of year again. Shoes, socks, hats, shirts, pens, books – the list (and cost) is endless.

The logistics of managing school, work and home can also be tough. Before and after school care, sports lessons, music lessons – it’s a lot for parents to deal with. Life is even more complicated when kids (and parents) don’t have a set parental care routine each week – or when one parent refuses to contribute to school fees, uniforms or musical instruments. Inevitably, this instability and conflict affects kids’ behaviours and potentially, their success at school. HBR Family Lawyers has helped many families get into a parental care routine and


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ontinue the summer holiday fun and join in the City of Belmont’s annual Kidz Fest on 16 February from 11am to 5pm at Garvey Park, Ascot. The best part of all – it’s free for everyone!

treats in Foodland, have a go at a new talent in Sportsland and discover the fascinating future in Tomorrowland. This year you can also keep the little ones entertained in Toddler Town, the safe play area.

This year children can enjoy loads of free entertainment, live performances, amusement rides and DIY workshops for an extended six hours of fun! Why not explore the exciting thrills of Adventureland, demonstrate your creative skills in Funland, taste the delicious

This free event does not require tickets to attend. Proudly brought to you by the City of Belmont and supported by Lotterywest and Nova. See for more information or call 9477 7248.

Great beginnings for little learners


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ance Venture provides a responsible, well-balanced dance education for students in a warm and welcoming environment. The school runs specialist programs for casual students (aged 3 upwards) and also students who wish to pursue a professional career. Many former students have progressed to professional careers in ballet, dance, teaching and theatre.

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pecialist tuition in maths and English can help improve your child’s confidence and skills in the core subjects – and help them show the world just how amazing they are. The NumberWorks’nWords learning environment is vibrant and full of fun. Your child will be assigned a specialist tutor for each subject, with face-to-face tuition using purpose-written software to support learning. All aspects of English are covered, including reading, comprehension, spelling, grammar and writing. The maths program

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covers the Australian curriculum from number to problem solving. NumberWorks’nWords caters for students either falling behind or bursting to race ahead – and parents receive regular progress reports. NumberWorks’nWords offer a free introductory assessment and lesson, so your child can experience tuition that’s so much fun it doesn’t feel like learning. Phone Janice at NumberWorks’nWords Subiaco now on 9388 3727.


s a parent, you may hear about Montessori from family and friends who’ve enrolled their children into a Montessori childcare or school but what makes it different? While there are many unique characteristics associated with the Montessori Method, here are a few which inspired my decision towards choosing the Montessori Method for my child. • Multi Age Classrooms. Multi-age classrooms are a defining feature of Montessori preschools and schools because it gives children unique learning and social development opportunities. Younger children naturally learn by emulating their older peers so they develop faster while older children develop leadership through their mentoring of younger peers. In this environment, younger children are also more assertive while older children have greater empathy and respect towards others, even those who are younger.

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• A Learning environment which emphasizes responsibility and self-discipline.


During lesson time, children are presented with various learning materials by their teacher and encouraged to make a choice.

hen most of us think of maths, we think of numbers, equations, shapes and graphs. But there is a whole other world of maths to discover.

Being able to choose their own learning activities means children are empowered towards making a decision from an early age.

Think about when you are in the supermarket buying fruit – you are making decisions based on how much you need, the price, the weight and how long it will remain fresh. All of which requires mathematical thinking.

Being given responsibility means children are more willing to complete a task and happier to work independently. • Community of mutual respect & empathy. As a parent, I’ve observed my own child respectfully engaging with and speaking about his teachers more as peers rather than authority figures. A great social dynamic also exists amongst the children playing on the playground as they have friends both from the “older” and “younger” classes. Consequently, I believe this contributes towards being less bullying amongst the children. If my parent experiences resonate with you, I recommend for you to call your local Montessori childcare or school to find out more.

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Animated movies and cartoons use mathematical principles and algorithms too. Each time you turn to your mobile phone, tablet or digital device, you are using mathematics! Join The Mathematical Association of

Western Australia (MAWA) for a fun day exploring this exciting mathematical world. The MAWA Maths Expo is a free event on Sunday 31 March in Astral 2 at Crown Perth Convention Centre. For more information, visit

Banksia Montessori School | Ph 9275 5997 Chatton St, Dianella WA 6059 | PreKindy to PrePrimary (ages 3 ­ 6 yrs). Parent governed school. Small class size & full 3 year school preparation program. Open Morning: Tuesday 19 March 2019 from 9.30am ­ 10.30am. Private school tours & class observations by appointment. Email: |


Blue Gum Montessori School | Ph 9417 4060 11 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163 | Infant & Toddler (Ages 1 ­ 3), Pre­Kinder to Year 6 (Ages 3 ­ 12). Before and after school clubs available. Specialist classes ­ Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Chinese, French, Positive Education, Digital Technology, Practical Life and Bush School. Next Open Evening, Thursday 28 February 2019. 6.30pm –7.45pm. School tours & class observations by appointment. Email: |

11 Hamilton St, Bassendean WA 6054 | Piccola Casa playgroup (1 ­ 3yrs), Casa Mia Montessori School Pre­ Kindy to Yr 6 (3 ­ 12 yrs) Specialist classes ­ French, Visual and Performing Arts. School tours and classroom observations by appointment. Email: |

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3 ­ 5 Parkland Rd, Glendalough | Playgroup (18 mths ­ 3 yrs). Pre­Kindy ­ Yr 6 (Ages 3 ­ 12 yrs) Speciality ­ Montessori Cultural studies, Cosmic Education, STEM Program, Music, Physical Education, French (LOTE), and Arts program. Before and After School Care available. Open Day: Friday 8 March, 2019. Please call the office to register. School Tours by appointment. Further enquiries please email |

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18 Montessori Pl, Kingsley WA 6026 | Pre­Primary (3­6 yrs), Lower Primary (6­9 yrs), Upper Primary (9­12 yrs), Lower Secondary (12­15 yrs), Higher Secondary (15­17 yrs) Speciality ­ International Baccalaureate Diploma. Open Day, Monday 18 February 2019. Bookings: 9409 9151 Email: |

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

Montessori Gardens Childrens House | Ph 9377 5577 4 Brookside Gardens, Caversham| Long Day Care Centre Ages 6 weeks ­ 5 yrs Speciality ­ Montessori philosophy and education delivered through an Early Childhood Development program for children from 6 weeks of age up. Extended Long Day Care Hours Weekdays 7am ­ 6pm. Register your interest or to book a walkthrough visit of the centre. Email:

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18 Basinghall Street, East Victoria Park. Ages 2 ­ 3 years 265 Berwick Street, East Victoria Park. Ages 3 ­ 5 years Long Day Care Centre. 7.30am ­ 6pm. Classroom observation by appointment. Register your interest for the next Parent Orientation. Email: |

The Montessori programme emphasises these principles in graduates: • Independence • Social Awareness & Engagement • Quality Education & Love of Learning

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

ON ALL MONTH Perth Festival The Perth Arts Festival invites you to celebrate a world-class arts program, including several world premieres that are proudly stamped Made in WA and celebrate the unique brilliance and beauty of Perth. Head to for the full program. Enrich your life through art.

Ear Health Screenings Noticed a change in your child’s attention, speech, academic performance or behaviour? Ear health could be impacting your child’s

behaviour. Kickstart your child’s school year and get a quick ear health screening from Telethon Speech & Hearing. Call 9387 9888 or email

FRIDAY 1 Rainbow Island Treasure Hunt VR – WA Shipwrecks Museum Come on an adventure to Rainbow Island, a place steeped in stories of pirates, sailors and lost treasure. Join friends and family on a virtual reality treasure hunt throughout the island to claim as much of the legendary gold as possible. 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. $10. Visit Last day today - 1 February 2019.

Children are Stinky After a 5-star total sell out in the 2016 and 2017 Edinburgh Fringe sensation, you’d better book tickets in advance! Children are Stinky is full of high calibre circus, lighting fast hula-hoops and loads of laughs – leaving adults and children with their jaws on the floor hooting for more. Thursday– Sunday at 1.45pm in the Pleasure Garden – Until 3 February. Tickets available through or the Fringe Box Office.

SATURDAY2 Romance Under the Stars with Perth Symphony Orchestra

their exciting concert Romance Under the Stars to Morley. Enjoy hits from INXS, Pharrell Williams, Adele and more, performed by Perth Symphony Orchestra and special guests Justin Burford (End of Fashion) and Paula Parore (AViiDA). Pack picnic, choose from food trucks, or pick up dinner from local restaurants. Limited parking, suggest walking, riding or public transport. Free community event by the City of Bayswater. 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM at Pat O’Hara Reserve, Bayswater

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Immerse yourself in the culture of Coogee


oogee Live is a two-day celebration of the diverse and family friendly lifestyle Cockburn has to offer. Locals and visitors alike can discover intriguing works of art, interactive activities, community group demonstrations and musical interludes along Coogee’s picturesque coastline. Headline events and performances include a Silent Cinema – where you can

pop on your headphones and see a screening of Moana, The Jungle Book and Bran Nue Dae – music by Sam Perry, Jane Jaya Ayres and performances by Circus Fire Spectacular, The Purple People Shop and Sailor Circe Girls. Running from the 9–10 March. This free family event is not to be missed. For more details on all of the events and workshops taking place, visit









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Mer-jestic Mermaids and Pirate at AQWA From 11am–2pm at AQWA. Be enchanted with the swimming mermaids in Adventure Bay and get your mermaid makeup done – all whilst Pirate Pete entertains you with his piratey antics. This is a free event with no additional costs to general admission fees, however, we highly recommend booking online ahead of time as this is a very popular attraction. Annual membership pass holders are free! For more information, head to From 2–3 February.

Wacky Magic and Mad Science – Fringe World

Call now for February Specials

A brand new fantastic production following last year’s hit. Amazing fun for the whole family. Perth City: 19-26 Jan, 4pm daily. Fremantle: 27 Jan and 2 Feb, 3.30pm. For more info, and bookings, call 0456 777 240 or visit Mysteries.Global.


Friday and Saturday Family Dinners at Niro’s Cafe



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• Before or after school programs • Fun, friendly environment • Mentoring & support

TUESDAY 5 Amelia Ryan: Simply The Breast Amelia Ryan has sold out houses, won hearts and caused subtle bladder leakage across the globe with her critically acclaimed shows (A Storm in a D Cup, Lady Liberty, Livvy & Pete and The Breast is yet to Come). Now, this cabaret darling and new Mum is returning to The Garden of Unearthly Delights with the best (breast?) bits from all of them – plus a heap of new songs to boot! With her signature stamp of witty parodies, relatable repartee, amateur white-girl rap, and a heap of heart and hilarity, she’ll take you on the wild ride from party princess to domestic goddess. The Woodside Pleasure Garden. 7.45– 8.45pm. Also on 6, 7, 8 and 9 February.

WEDNESDAY 6 Toptots parent and child workshops Toptots reading and preschool program runs on Wednesday and Thursday mornings in Riverton. 10.30–11.30am for ages 3-6. For bookings and enrolments call 0412 481 708 or email Runs weekly.

THURSDAY 7 Scarborough Sunset Markets The Scarborough beachfront bursts into a celebration of everything that makes this location truly special – mesmerising sunsets, the crystal blue ocean, crisp white sands, gourmet food, cold bevies, live music, creative artists and curated pop-up stores. Also runs on 14, 21 and 28 February.

Toptots afterschool programs

is run on Thursdays in Wembley from 3.45– 4.45pm for grade 1–3 students. The program encourages slow readers to gain confidence and excel in public speaking, overcoming shyness and low self-esteem. For bookings call 0412 481 708 or email Runs weekly.

FRIDAY 8 2019 Chinese New Year Celebrations at Watertown Brand Outlet Centre Celebrate the start of 2019 Chinese New Year at Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Spectacular Traditional Lion Dance Performances in centre at 12pm daily from Friday 9 February to Sunday 10 February.

Boorna Waanginy – Kings Park The extraordinary hit of 2017, Boorna Waanginy, is back to transform Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland over four spectacular nights. In this epic work, Noongar culture, science, cutting-edge technology and breathtaking artistry come together to celebrate and explore the interconnectedness of all life and the fragile beauty of South Western Australia’s landscape. Huge projectors transform the trees and avenues of Kings Park into an ever-moving canvas, where trees and flowers bloom, flocks of birds descend, wetlands fill, bush fires rage and the stories of the formation of Western Australia’s unique landscape unfurl all around you. Visit for more information. Runs 8, 9, 10 and 11 February from 8pm.

Afterschool Toptots Bingo Reading program

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oin in and have a ball at kids at Nick Corrigan’s Soccer School. Term One soccer programs are now taking bookings! Kids and parents who want to give this amazing sport a go can reserve a try-beforeyou-buy lesson. Ten-week programs run on weekends, and after-school eight-week programs are also available. The schools operate at numerous venues across the Perth Suburbs. Suitable for children aged three to 13. For more information, visit or call 0409 118 228.

Lucy Durack Sings the Musicals Classic hits from Broadway to Disney with WASO Friday 8 March 8pm Saturday 9 March 2pm

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SATURDAY9 Chinese New Year Celebrations at Kardinya Park Join us at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre to celebrate 2019 Chinese New Year with a traditional Chinese Lion Dance in the centre. This event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. Come down and see the spectacle for yourself! Traditional Chinese Lion Dance at 11am.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Broadway Fair Shopping Centre Celebrate 2019 Chinese New Year at Broadway Fair Shopping Centre. Traditional Lion Dance Performance in centre on Saturday 9 February at 5.30pm.

2019 Chinese New Year Celebrations at Watertown Brand Outlet Centre Celebrate the start of 2019 Chinese New Year at Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Spectacular Traditional Lion Dance Performances in centre at 12pm daily from Friday 9 February to Sunday 10 February.

Amelia Ryan’s 80’s Baby! It’s the sing-along, dance-along pop party for little people! If you’re under five and love to jive, join cabaret darling (and new mum), Amelia Ryan, as she bops and bounces for babies, tots and tikes. From vintage Play School classics to mum and dad’s favourite retro hits, you’ll be on your feet from start to finish at 80’s Baby! Feb 9–


10, 3.30pm. Bookings Two shows only.

SUNDAY 10 Chinese New Year Celebrations at Spencer Village Celebrate 2019 Chinese New Year at Spencer Village International Food Hall over next 2 Sundays, 10 February - Chinese New Year Kids Activities from 4pm-6pm followed by Lion Dance Performance at 6.15 pm | 17 February Chinese New Year kids activities from 5pm-7pm.

CHINESE NEW YEAR Traditional Lion Dance Saturday 9 February - 5.30pm

2019 Chinese New Year Celebrations at Watertown Brand Outlet Centre Celebrate the start of 2019 Chinese New Year at Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Spectacular Traditional Lion Dance Performances in centre at 12pm daily from Friday 9 February to Sunday 10 February.

2019 Perth Chinese New Year Fair Chinese New Year comes to Northbridge. Multicultural extravaganza includes a parade, stalls, cultural activities, lion and dragon dancing, concert, games and rides. James and Lake Streets and in Chinatown on Roe Street from 12 PM – 9 PM.

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Parenting Together has been successfully delivering the evidenced based "Parenting Together Program" to improve child/parent relationship and reduce child noncompliance for the past 15 years in Perth. Therapy sessions are available for home visits. Medicare rebates available. Call for a FREE 15 minute phone consultation

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READ THE PAPER ONLINE : WWW.KIDSINPERTH.COM tow? This Valentine's Day head on down to Niro's Family Friendly Cafe on Friday 15th February between 5 and 8pm, Kids will be fed and entertained while parents can share a delicious set menu. Book in today and find out more by contacting us on

SATURDAY16 Araluen’s Chilli and Herb Festival From 10am–5pm at Araluen Botanic Park. Araluen’s Chilli and Herb Festival will be the hottest and Freshest place to be! The return of the Festival to the Perth Hills offers an abundance of chilli and herb products – beers and cocktails, jerky, ice creams and sauces! Visit the Araluen Plant Stall and learn a few tips from our Horticulturalists. There will also be amazing live music, entertainment for the little ones, gardening talks and celebrity chefs. Kids under 18 are free must be accompanied by

adult. Tickets will be sold online only and numbers are limited. Also runs on Sunday 17 February.

Kidz Fest From 11am to 5pm in Garvey Park, Belmont. Continue the summer holiday fun and join us for the City of Belmont’s free annual Kidz Fest! This year children can enjoy loads of free entertainment, live performances, amusement rides and DIY workshops for an extended six hours of fun. Explore the thrills of Adventure Land, get creative in Fun Land, delight in the delicious treats in Food Land, have a go at a new talent in Sports Land, discover the fascinating future in Tomorrow Land and keep the littlies entertained in the safe play zone, Toddler Town. Entry, rides, entertainment and activities are free and tickets are not required to attend. Recommended for children 0–14 years. Visit for more information.

Peter Combe in Live It Up and Fry an Egg on a Slippery Dip! Peter Combe returns with a new joyous show for kids, and adults who are still kids at heart. New songs from his Live It Up collection, plus the old faves – Newspaper Mama, Juicy Juicy Green Grass, Spaghetti Bolognaise and probably every child’s favourite, Wash Your Face in Orange Juice. Joined by the talented performers of The WA Performance School. 2–3pm at The Woodside Pleasure Garden. Visit for tickets. Also runs on 17 February.

SUNDAY 17 Chinese New Year Celebrations at Spencer Village Celebrate 2019 Chinese New Year at Spencer Village International Food Hall over next 2 Sundays, 10 February - Chinese New Year

Supporting a secure attachment


ttachment is one of the most popular and well-supported theories related to parenting. Its purpose is to make your child feel safe, secure and protected. It is where your child sees their primary caregiver as a place of safety and comfort. Parents play many different roles in the lives of their children, including teacher, playmate, disciplinarian, caregiver and attachment. Of all these roles, attachment is the most important in predicting your child’s social and emotional outcome – and has long been recognised as protective factor against social and emotional problems.

Attachment is partly influenced by your child’s innate temperament. As temperaments differ from person to person, this can lead to parent-child attachment difficulties. We all want our children to grow up to be healthy, well-adjusted adults, and improving your attachment with your child can help them achieve this. If you would like support in establishing a secure attachment, contact Parenting Together on 0411 645 136, email or visit

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Pre-Schooler Mornings PORT COOGEE VILLAGE


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Head down to one of our centres and enjoy a morning of entertainment and craft activities! Port Coogee Village

Dalyellup Shopping Centre

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54 Tiffany Centre, Dalyellup

Waterford Plaza

Kingsway City

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READ THE PAPER ONLINE : WWW.KIDSINPERTH.COM Kids Activities from 4pm-6pm followed by Lion Dance Performance at 6.15 pm | 17 February Chinese New Year kids activities from 5pm-7pm.

WEDNESDAY 20 Pre-Schoolers Morning From 10–11.30am. Come on down to Port Coogee Village for their free Pre-Schooler Morning. There will be live entertainment and an awesome themed craft workshop station. Head on down to join in the fun!

SATURDAY23 Maylands Laneway Festival From 5.30–8pm. Join us for an evening of fun and food delights. Listen to live music, enjoy the free children’s entertainment or just soak up the summer evening atmosphere. Located in all the lanes of Eighth Avenue, Maylands.

Chilli Fest – Mindarie Marina Our annual Chilli Fest is returning again this year and it’s going to be extra hot! Featuring chilli street food stalls, chilli market stalls, roaming entertainment, a chilli eating competition at The Boat, live music at both The Indi and The Boat, free kids’ activities from 12–4pm and more! Check the very spicy Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute at The Boat from 9pm. Free entry!

Telethon Mega Bingo From 10am–3pm at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Telethon Mega Bingo is back! Be part of Australia’s biggest bingo

event and you could win huge cash prizes. Presented by Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mal Atwell Billiards and Bingo, News Talk 6PR 882 and Channel 7 Perth. More information can be found at

South Perth Sounds featuring the Hoodoo Gurus From 5–8.30pm at The City of South Perth’s annual South Perth Sounds Concert will return to Sir James Mitchell Park with Australian rock legends the Hoodoo Gurus set to headline the free community concert. South Perth Sounds will kick off from 5pm with pre-show entertainment, children activities and gourmet food trucks. Hoodoo Gurus will be supported by local Perth band Hot Sand. Visit for more information.

Fenian Festival Family Day From 10am–5pm at WA Maritime Museum. The Fenian Festival Family Day will be buzzing with free activities for all the family. The WA Maritime Museum is offering free entry all day (entry fees will only apply for their major exhibition). Listen to great stories, see a replica whale boat, make a model boat, follow the Shamrock trail, view the award-winning children’s movie Secret of Kells on the big screen, watch displays of traditional dancing and keep an eye out for talented young buskers. Please register your interest in attending this free fun-filled family day. Visit

ATI Martial Arts Open Day Visit ATI Martial Art’s Malaga, Joondalup and Claremont schools for their Open Day and Registration Day from 9am–1pm. All are welcome to come along. Visit for more information.

SUNDAY 24 Cale Street Festival presented by Midland Gate From 2–8pm at Cale Street, Midland. Midland Gate is proud to present the first ever Cale Street Festival! Showcasing the reinvigorated Cale Street precinct, the festival will celebrate summer with familyfriendly activities, market stalls, live music and delicious food outlets. Bringing together all aspects of the community, from businesses, residents, community groups and local musicians, the day will have something for everyone

MONDAY 25 Pre-Schoolers Morning From 10–11.30am. Come on down to Dalyellup Shopping Centre for their free Pre-Schooler Morning. There will be live entertainment and an awesome themed craft workshop station. Head on down to join in the fun!

TUESDAY 26 Pre-Schoolers Morning From 10–11.30am. Come on down to Kingsway City for their free Pre-Schooler Morning. There will be live entertainment and an awesome themed craft workshop

station. Head on down to join in the fun!

WEDNESDAY 27 Pre-Schoolers Morning From 10–11.30am. Come on down to Waterford Plaza for their free Pre-Schooler Morning. There will be live entertainment and an awesome themed craft workshop station. Head on down to join in the fun!

MARCH SUNDAY 3 Hyde Park Fair Join us on the 3rd and 4th March for High Fashion at Hyde Park, Live Entertainment, International Food, Arts & Crafts, Markets, Rides, Car Shows, Community Displays, Live Art Activities so much more! For information on how to be involved, please visit

TUESDAY 5 Loud and Clear – Speech & Hearing Talks For parents. From 10:30am at Cockburn Central Library. Presented by Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Head of Audiology. Understand your child’s hearing and speaking milestones with practical advice from specialists at TSH. Call 9387 9888 or visit for details and registrations.

Woolorama rolls into Wagin

A head start for healthy teeth



xperts say that children who wait until they’re at school for their first dental visit are at higher risk of decay.

xperience the best of rural life at the best agricultural show in WA.

As a specialist Paediatric Dentist who cares for the teeth of toddlers and children, Dr Rod Jennings has seen it first-hand.

Woolorama is a family friendly day out with plenty of entertainment for kids and adults – including camel rides, baby farm animals, livestock competitions, dog jumps, fashion parades and the excitement of sideshow alley.

‘In WA the average five year old starts school with cavities in two or three teeth – and one in ten has decay in at least half their teeth,’ he said.

Parents and children alike will enjoy browsing the trade fair and machinery exhibitions and the arts and crafts – and the horse events will completely captivate you.

‘The shame is that it’s preventable. Early visits to the dentist help to build a good foundation for kids and make the dental clinic an approachable place. It also gives us dentists an opportunity to catch and prevent decay before it causes problems.’

All the fun on Saturday culminates in an evening Rodeo spectacular! Visit for more information or visit their Facebook page, Wagin Woolorama.

Health authorities across the world, including the Australian Dental Association,

recommend early childhood dental checkups. To arrange a consult with Dr Jennings, contact Toothbuds Paediatric Dentistry on 6155 9899.

Let’s Play until the end of the day


March 8 & 9 • 9am - 4pm Woolorama showcases the best of rural life at the best family friendly agricultural show in WA! • Camel rides and baby farm animals • Prestigious livestock competitions • Trade Fair • Fun Fair & side show alley • Dog Jumps • Fashion Parade • Woodchop • Machinery • Horse events, culminating in a Saturday evening Rodeo spectacular!

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FRIDAY 8 Wagin Woolorama Wagin Woolorama is a two day event in regional WA – the biggest and best agricultural show outside of the Royal Perth Show. It’s a fantastic day out for the whole family with lots to see and do, including allday family entertainment, prestigious livestock, art, photography, craft, home industries, fashion and entertainment for all ages, plus a spectacular Rodeo on Saturday night. Parenting room provided. Go to or find Wagin Woolorama on Facebook for more information. Ticket on sale on

Lucy Durack Sings the Musicals with WASO Classic hits from Broadway to Disney. Come on an adventure over the rainbow and dive under the sea to enter a whole new world of Broadway and Disney musical classics

performed by Western Australia’s favourite leading lady, Lucy Durack. Now, she owns the stage with WASO and special guest vocalist Simon Gleeson with a carefully selected playlist for the whole family to enjoy. Featuring classic sing-a-long hits from Frozen, Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled and many more, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the immense talents of one of Perth’s most beloved performing artists backed by the pure majesty of our Orchestra.

performed by Western Australia’s favourite leading lady, Lucy Durack. Now, she owns the stage with WASO and special guest vocalist Simon Gleeson with a carefully selected playlist for the whole family to enjoy. Featuring classic sing-a-long hits from Frozen, Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled and many more, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the immense talents of one of Perth’s most beloved performing artists backed by the pure majesty of our Orchestra.

SATURDAY9 Lucy Durack Sings the Musicals with WASO

TUESDAY 12 Loud and Clear – Speech & Hearing Talks

Classic hits from Broadway to Disney. Come on an adventure over the rainbow and dive under the sea to enter a whole new world of Broadway and Disney musical classics

For early years educators. From 12:30pm at Cockburn Integrated Health. Presented by Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Head of


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This year there’s set to be more than one thousand vehicles on display on the grounds of Ascot racecourse. There will also be displays by special interest clubs, such as the

FRIDAY 29 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert 7.30pm, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Experience the magic of the film live

vintage radio society, as well as activities for children. Food and refreshments are available on the day and Kalamunda Community Radio will be playing classic tunes and broadcasting live from the show. Car lovers will love this family-friendly day out. Admission is $10 for adults, with accompanying children under 16 free. Free parking onsite. Sunday 24 March 2019. Gates open 10am and close at 3pm. Find this event on Facebook for more information.


oung people need spaces where they can find their own voice and explore their own creativity, and Barking Gecko Theatre offers just that!


Barking Gecko Theatre’s Gecko Ensembles are weekly drama sessions where children come together to explore their creativity in a joyful, safe and supportive environment. Gecko Ensembles are a place for young people to take creative risks and explore the full extent of their expressive potential through drama.

3 levels of fun to explore – including a toddler area and challenge course.

Perth’s premier classic motoring event is on again at Ascot Racecourse from 10am to 3pm. All types of vehicles from all eras will be on display. Adult’s entry is $10 and children under 16 are free. Free parking.

Gecko Ensembles


Perth’s BIGGEST indoor playcentre!

SUNDAY 24 Shannon’s Classic Car Show

Perth’s premier classic motoring event turns 50! he Shannon’s Classic Car Show, the event that brings Perth’s motoring clubs together in the one place, started with a small gathering of five British car clubs in 1969. Since then, the show has grown to more than 70 clubs, ranging from trucks, buses, vintage and classic cars, sports cars, motorcycles, scooters and micro cars.


Audiology. Understand a child’s hearing and speaking milestones with practical advice from specialists at TSH. Call 9387 9888 or visit for details and registrations.

CirQuest kids are confident, collaborative and creative!

Join us for term 1

Content is age-appropriate and helps to develop safe-expression, self-confidence, empathy and literacy and performance skills. Performance outcomes at the end of each term give parents and friends an insight into the fabulous ideas that our Gecko Ensembles have explored. Gecko Ensembles are taught by the finest teaching artists in WA. They are industry

professionals passionate about working with young people and extending their minds and imaginations. Gecko Ensembles are on during Terms 1 – 4 throughout the year, and are in locations around metropolitan Perth and regional WA. For more information and to book visit or email

Free balloon artists and face painting on weekends 3 themed party rooms Become a mermaid or merman!


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• Learn how to use a mermaid tail safely • Join our mermaid courses in Perth

• Recommended age 6+ and swimming level 5 or above • Adults are welcome

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SATURDAY30 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert 7.30pm, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Experience the magic of the film live with West Australian Symphony Orchestra. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter™ series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined. Grab your broom, your tickets and join WASO for an evening of music and magic with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

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

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with West Australian Symphony Orchestra. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter™ series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined. Grab your broom, your tickets and join WASO for an evening of music and magic with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

Sun 10th February 6.15pm

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Foodhall Closed Monday & Tuesday (except public holidays 11am - 9pm)

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