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MARCH 2018

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How do you look after your brain?


tudies show that more than 90% of us say that brain health is very important and that we feel that keeping our brain healthy is important to be able to enjoy everyday life – and maintain independence and a good memory as we get older. On average, most people think that we should be making plans for our future brain health in our mid-thirties. Brain research also shows that lifestyles that prioritise physical health and mental wellbeing can have a significant impact on brain health and cognitive function (how fast you think, how well you make decisions and how well you remember things etc.). In particular, several key factors are known to promote good brain health; regular physical exercise, a healthy well-balanced diet, effective stress management, good sleep, being social, being mentally stimulated and avoiding drugs, smoking and alcohol. International Brain Awareness Week (BAW), starting 12 March this year, is a global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research like this.

The Perth Brain Centre is an official partner of International Brain Awareness Week, which is the perfect time to reflect on your lifestyle and take steps to optimise your future brain health. Accurately measuring cognitive function can be a first step to improving your brain health and The Perth Brain Centre provides the latest in cognitive testing for people of all ages. Cutting-edge technology – developed by the leading global provider of computerised cognitive assessments and validated by over 30 years of research – allows them to accurately test cognitive function. The results of this testing are available immediately in a personalised, easy to understand report. Are you doing everything you can to look after your brain for today, tomorrow and the years ahead? The Perth Brain Centre has been helping West Australians for over 10 years. If you would like more information about how they can help you or someone you know, call 6500 3277 or visit





Loved by kids and tested by ‘fussy mums’


he Western Australian milk that families have grown up with for over a century has a fresh new look and the same great taste. Every week, hundreds of thousands of WA families choose Brownes Dairy milk as their milk of choice – and every week, hundreds of mums are involved at every stage of the farm to fridge process. From milking, production and quality control to product testing, the mums of Brownes Dairy are making sure the 135 million litres of milk produced every year meet their high standards. Alexander Heights foster mum, Michelle Ranieri, is one of these product testers – or as she calls herself, a ‘Brownes Dairy Fussy Mum’.

Brownes Dairy milk – a staple for most families – meets the needs of their kids.’ Another Brownes Dairy Fussy Mum, Nicole Ohm, says it’s this attention to detail that guarantees the quality of Brownes Dairy milk remains at its best. ‘Since 1886, more than 9,000 Brownes Dairy mums have made it possible for WA families to taste the love and care that goes into our milk,’ Nicole said. ‘When it comes to milk, we’ve got your back’.

‘For me it’s all about making your children’s wellbeing a priority. About knowing what’s best for the kids you care for and making decisions that are in their best interest,’ Michelle said.

Keep an eye out for Brownes Dairy’s new-look packaging at a supermarkets and convenience stores near you. They have milk to suit almost every need, every fussy eater and every ‘fussy mum’.

‘By having real-life mums involved in the process, families can rest assured that

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Brain-based therapies are appealing because they are non-invasive and drug-free. Detailed assessments, including QEEG Functional Brain Imaging, are used to develop personalised treatment programmes.

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The Perth Brain Centre, established in 2007, uses QEEG Functional Brain Imaging to direct effective treatments and natural ways to help the brain. An experienced and caring team of healthcare professionals provides leading-edge treatments directed towards “strengthening� and “re-training� the brain helping both children and adults with a range of conditions.

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Corporate retreats on the farm


rchard Glory Farm Resort is a great venue for corporate retreats – a relaxed setting where people can leave the stress of the city behind and focus on a retreat or seminar. With three function halls and 20 self-contained chalets, the resort can easily accommodate groups of up to

100 people. Catering is also available. Being only one hour away from Perth, Orchard Glory Resort is a country getaway that’s close to home. If you’re planning your next seminar or retreat, contact Orchard Glory Farm Resort on 9576 2888 or visit

The best start in learning


oodstart Early Learning was established seven years ago by a group of charities and philanthropists. Their goal was to ensure all Australian children were given the best start in life, regardless of their circumstance. Because Goodstart Early Learning is a not for profit orgnisation, any surplus made is reinvested back into their centres. This money is used to upgrade playgrounds and centre facilities, buy new resources and invest in staff training. Goodstart’s program is delivered in a supportive, nurturing and inclusive environment. They have 51 convenient locations throughout Western Australia and are currently offering a free play date – so you can see first-hand how

your child interacts with educators, other children and the learning environment. To arrange a free play date at a centre near you simply call 1800 222 543 or visit


Preventing falls in your home


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alls are often considered to be part of everyday childhood, however, they can have potentially long-lasting and debilitating effects. In fact, falls are the most common cause of hospitalisation for children under 15 years of age, with children under five at greatest risk. The most common type of falls happen at home and on a single level. Luckily, many falls can be prevented with these simple steps:

• Keep one hand on baby when on the changing table, and have everything you need close by

• Use playground equipment that is suitable for your child’s age and stage of development

• Make sure bunk beds have guardrails, a fixed ladder and the Australian Standards tick of approval

• Keep objects and furniture that children can used to stand or climb on away from windows and balconies

• Use gates and barriers at the top and bottom of stairs

• Don’t use baby walkers, which are especially dangerous around hazards such as fireplaces and stairs.

• Never leave babies alone on a raised surface

• Ensure nursery equipment has the Australian Standards tick of approval

Although some falls may seem difficult to avoid, many can be prevented. For more information on preventing child injuries visit

• Always supervise children • Use the harnesses provided with high chairs and strollers

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Magical Disney moments kept on ice


elebrate the legacy of Disney in this ice-skating spectacular as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a parade of characters including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and an ensemble of Disney Princesses. Be dazzled by the magic of Disney’s Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf. Sing-a-long to over 30 of your favourite Disney songs including “Let It Go!,” “You’ve Got A Friend in Me,” and “Hakuna Matata.” And get ready to re-live favourite moments from Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more. Audiences are encouraged to arrive at the show on time to help everyone’s favorite Zootopia pals, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde, investigate an off-ice caper – and help ensure Disney On Ice’s ‘100 Years of Magic’

celebration goes off without a hitch. Experience the celebration of the century when this Disney On Ice production skates into Perth! Visit for more information.

Luxury train trips without the price tag


orget long hours spent behind the wheel, traffic jams and restless kids. You can leave the car at home and still enjoy the stunning scenery that WA has to offer. It’s more affordable than ever to kick back, relax and discover regional WA on a luxury road coach or train. Transwa can take you and your family to more than 240 destinations across WA including Kalbarri, Jurien Bay, Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Albany and Bunbury. Kids already ride for 50% of a regular fare, and when you travel as family with between two or four children, that discount is increased to 75%! Simply enter the promotional code ‘family’ when making your booking and let Transwa be your family’s personal people mover.

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Planning a family holiday? Leave the car at home and enjoy the stunning scenery that WA has to offer. Kick back, relax and discover WA on one of our luxury road coaches or trains. Making travel even more affordable we can take you to more than 240 destinations including Kalbarri, Jurien Bay, Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Albany and Bunbury. Your kids already ride with us for 50% of the regular fare, and when you travel as family with between two or four children we will increase the discount to 75%. That’s a huge saving! Simply enter the promotional code ‘family’ when making your booking and let Transwa be your family’s personal people mover. To book, visit or call 1300 622 205. *Terms and conditions apply.

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World’s Biggest Playgroup Day comes to Perth!


laygroup WA’s annual World’s Biggest Playgroup Day is back on Wednesday 14 March at Whiteman Park.

Throughout the day, little ones can experience engaging play with sand, music, sport and craft activities as well as live entertainment, face-painting, animal farms, bouncy castles and more. This special community event leads into National Playgroup Week – running from Sunday 18 March to Sunday 25 March – which aims to raise awareness of the important role of playgroups in the Australia. No tickets are required and non-members

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Peter Rabbit – born to be wild


eter Rabbit makes the jump from beloved storybook character to the big screen in an irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude.

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Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates over both the vegetable treasure in Mr McGregor’s forbidden garden and their rivalry for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne).

Tips for encouraging speech development

James Corden voices the lovable character of Peter, delivering a delightfully entertaining mix of mischief, adventurous spirit and charm.

• Teach them the concept of imitation – teach them actions to a song, how to wave bye-bye, clap their hands and locate their different body parts (Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!). Body imitation often leads to speech imitation.

Also starring Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley as the voices behind triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail. Hopping into a cinema near you on 22 March.

• Encourage your child to look at your mouth while you model sounds and words.

Bully-proof your kids

• Encourage oral motor imitation and play. Make funny faces in the mirror and encourage movement of the tongue, lips, cheeks, and jaw. Blow out your cheeks, lick your lips, open your mouth, close your lips tightly, pucker your lips, smack your lips or shake your head up and down.


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• Play blowing games – like blowing cotton balls, bubbles, feathers, candles, pieces of paper or whistles. Blowing a whistle provides excellent practice for lip rounding and lip compression, which is needed for making sounds such as p, b, m and w.

These important socialisation skills are taught through ATI’s proven little Dragon and kids Taekwondo syllabus. Many parents have come to the school to help turn their child’s life around and stop them from being preyed upon by bullies. In as little as three months of training, many children have gone from being the target of bullying to being a champion of selfconfidence.

‘whoosh’ every time your child goes down a slide, blow your cheeks out and making a popping sound, make circles on your tummy, rub and say ‘mmmm’, raise your hand in the air and say ‘so-o-o-big’, wave your hands and say ‘bye bye’, move a car and say ‘vroom’, move a toy dog along the table and say ‘woof woof’. Emphasise words that your child is more likely to have success with, like short words that begin with b, p, m, h, w, n, t or d. • If your child mispronounces a word, model correct pronunciation. Exaggerate the sound and make sure your face is visible to them. Say the misarticulated word correctly with emphasis. If the child says, ‘that's a big wabbit,’ say, ‘yes, that is a big rabbit – a big white rabbit.’ • Read books with pictures that contain difficult sounds.

• Consistently pair particular sounds with an activity – say

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You don’t have to parent alone

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arenting rarely comes effortlessly. Like anything, learning the skills to care for a baby takes time, patience and gentle guidance.

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to help you and your newborn make the smooth transition from birthplace to home Settling techniques Breast feeding Emotional support Learning baby’s cues Planning care including baby’s night & day time routine with overnight support if required’.

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Play leads the way


lay is the natural way children express their feelings, understand their world and communicate their experiences.

Difficulty following and remembering instructions? Easily distracted in class? Poor reading, writing and spelling?

Play Therapy can be helpful for children of 3–10 years old who are experiencing emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. In a specially designed therapeutic playroom, Play Therapy can also assist parents, teachers and caregivers learn helpful ways to interact with children.

These, as well as other behaviours may be signs of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD).


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Fiona Hayes is an Occupational Therapist (OT) who provides Play Therapy, developmentally sensitive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for young children and teenagers as well as parenting support, counselling and CBT for adults. She has worked in government and private mental health services for 26 years. Occupational Therapy and CBT enable you and your child to develop relationship and emotional skills for life.

Contact Fiona Hayes at Discover Me Occupational Therapy on 0422 087 107 or by visiting Medicare and Private Health Fund rebates are available.

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The 2018 RAC Perth Caravan and Camping Show



here’s no better way to explore your own backyard than with a caravan or camper. Find out everything you need to explore the beautiful diverse terrain of Western Australia at 2018 RAC Perth Caravan and Camping Show.


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Why Montessori won me over

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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.

arly Years Education is a pre-kindy and kindy school in Como that offers an exceptional educational experience for children 2–3 years old – one that utilises multilingual teaching.

By Nigel Wong, Montessori parent. 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?


• 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. • 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. Being able to choose their own learning activities means children are empowered

towards making a decision from an early age. 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 childcares or schools to find out more.

The programs are designed to grow your child’s potential for becoming bilingual and multilingual through exposure to Spanish, French and Mandarin. This approach to learning creates broader language skills that help children learn to read and write. Classes are delivered in small groups of five to ten students, which enhances learning opportunities and gives teachers a chance to spend more time with each student. The school’s qualified teachers are positive and proactive, helping each child progress in

their learning and preparing them for a smooth transition to school. Early Years Education is currently taking registrations for 2018. To book an appointment or for more information, call Sue on 0402 117 398 or visit

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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 13 March at 9am. (RSVP needed). Parent Information Evening, Tuesday 13 March at 7pm, topic: ‘Helping your child learn to read’. Email: |

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Blue Gum Montessori School | Ph 9417 4060 11 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163 | Infant & Toddler (Ages 1 ­ 3), Pre­Kinder to Year 6 (Ages 3 ­ 12). Before and after school clubs available. Specialist classes ­ Physical Education, Visual & Performing Arts, Chinese, French, Positive Education & Digital Technology Next Open Morning, Thursday 31 May. 10am –11.15am. 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 ­ Mandarin, French, Visual and Performing Arts. Open Mornings, Wednesday 30 May & Saturday 2 June 2018 at 9am. Email: |

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3 ­ 5 Parkland Rd, Glendalough | Playgroup (18 mths ­ 3 yrs). Pre­Kindy ­ Yr 6 (Ages 3 ­ 12 yrs) Speciality ­ Music, Physical Education, French (LOTE), Art and Performing Arts programs. After School Care available. Phone to register for our next Open Day, Friday 9 March. School Tours by appointment. Further enquiries please email |

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Casa Mia Montessori School | Ph 9279 2209

359 Arthur Street, Dayton (Swan Valley) | Playgroup, Pre­Kindy ­ Year 6 (Ages 1 ­ 12yrs) Speciality ­ Indonesian (LOTE), Piano & Drumming Lessons, Craft and Chess clubs, Yoga, After School Care. School Tours by appointment. Email: | Web:

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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

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s children learn and grow, they need to imagine, be curious, question and achieve.

Growing from a vision to nurture, St Stephen’s School fosters a

holistic, flexible and personalised approach to learning – strengthened by access to industry-leading mentors, subject-specialist teachers, PhD experts and staff solely dedicated to service learning opportunities. Success means different things to different people, and St Stephen’s School offers diverse pathways to get there – from academic and vocational routes to sport and performing arts specialties. Even though this student-focussed school is known for their impressive academic record and vocational education and training, St Stephens School is made of much more than buildings, books and test results – they are a community of belonging and togetherness.


A St Stephen’s School education provides sought-after and transferable skills, setting students up for a bright future and a deeper understanding of the world.

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t Norbert College is a Catholic, co-educational secondary school in Queens Park that caters for almost 900 students.


The school boasts a brand new, stateof-the-art Performing Arts Centre as well as the Floreffe Trade Training Centre – a unique facility that allows students to learn trades such as plumbing and painting.

Founded in 1965, the school offers a broad educational experience that combines academic excellence with its six College values of respect, heritage, commitment, adaptability, friendship and community.

In addition, St Norbert College is the only Catholic |school in WA that has a Specialised Basketball Program, with more than 100 participants at present.

Through a strong pastoral care program, St Norbert College provides a learning environment in which students’ spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional

St Norbert College’s annual Open Day will be held on Friday 9 March, with tours commencing at 9am and 1pm. For more information, visit

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Its goal is to retrain the muscles in the ear to work properly. By exercising the ears of a child with learning or language difficulties to focus on frequencies that were not previously perceived accurately the Tomatis® Method opens the ear and awakens the desire to communicate.

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he Tomatis® Method is about auditory processing, paying attention, reconnecting with oneself and one’s environment. It is a gentle, safe nonintrusive psychological development tool. It has proven to be a powerful instrument helping children and adults with learning and communication difficulties.


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ON ALL MONTH Museum Playtime at the Discovery Zone Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (excluding 5 March and 2 April) Dates: 5 February 2018 – 13 April 2018 Times: 9.30am – 12.30pm Cost: Free Age: 0-5 Bookings: Required for groups of 8 or more can be made by calling 1300 134 081 or email Museum Playtime is all about sharing some quality time with the special little person in your life. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, the Discovery Zone will be filled with items that are safe and inviting for tiny fingers and inquiring minds.

Playgroup Monthly Tuesdays Every second Tuesday of the month at the WA Maritime Museum Bring your playgroup friends to enjoy a

fantastic day full of discovery. Entry by donation with free activities for curious minds aged 3 to 5! Special activity sessions run at 10.30am and 11.30am. Bookings are essential and can be made by using the below links or by calling 1300 134 081. The Museum shop and café will have a special 10% discount on the day. Tuesday 13 March - All aboard the ferry! Come aboard the Valdura Ferry for story time, movement and play!

Weekly Toptots Wednesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 Toptots is an early childhood education program to give children a head start on learning. ‘Beginners Toddler and Prekindy Reading Workshops’ are run every Wednesday in Riverton for children from age 2.5 years. Riverton only. Enquiries: Thursdays 8, 15, 22, 29 Toptots Preschool Reading. From age 3 years – 5 years …children learn to read! Prepare for school. Classes are run every


morning. Riverton only. Enquiries: Toptots is an early childhood education program to give toddlers with Global Delay a head start on learning. Our ‘Special Parent/Child Workshops’ are run on Thursday mornings in Riverton. Enquiries: Toptots After-School-Reading with Bingo for beginners is run on Thursdays in Wembley only from 4.00pm – 5.00pm Enquiries: Toptots Primary Education Program gives children the edge on learning. ‘After school tutoring in Maths and English’ is run on Thursdays in Wembley only from 3.30pm – 5.30pm half hour sessions. Enquiries:

THURSDAY 1 Workshop – emotional regulation skills for anxiety This two hour workshop defines anxiety, its causes and its impact on health, academics and social life. Participants

will be provided with strategies for developing emotional regulation skills. For further information visit

SUNDAY 4 Castledare Miniature Railway Castledare Miniature Railway is Australia’s longest 7 1/4” gauge railway, running trains through the Canning River Regional Park between 11am–3pm from Niana Station. Visit or call 9356 2290.

Labour Day Car Show Spend your Labour Day Sunday checking out some classic cars and hot rods! Thanks to Classic Customs and Hot Rods of Perth, this free car show will take place in front of the WA Maritime Museum from 10am - 3pm. Vote for your favourite car, before taking a look around the Museum*! *Entry fees may apply.

Why does my child have 2 rows of teeth? The appearance of two rows of teeth is due to the adult teeth coming in behind or in front of the preceding baby teeth, before the baby teeth have fallen out. The most common site for this to happen is the lower front teeth. This happens in about 30% of children.

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THURSDAY 8 Workshop – developing emotional regulation for anxious, aggressive and oppositional behaviours This practical and interactive workshop addresses emotional, anxious, oppositional and aggressive behaviour – and how to develop emotional regulation skills at school, home and in the community. For further information visit

FRIDAY 9 St Norbert Open Day St Norbert College in Queens Park will hold its annual Open Day on Friday 9 March. Tours will commence at 9am and 1pm. For more information call 9350 5433 or visit

Workshop – supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder This practical and interactive workshop addresses the individual needs of those with autism and provides strategies for developing skills at school, home and in the community. For further information visit

Ticket sales open today! Disney On Ice will be performing at Perth Arena from 15-17 June. Tickets from $32, for bookings, visit, for more event information, visit

Chrysalis Montessori School Open Day Find out more about the benefits of The Montessori Method for your child. Next Open Day held Friday 9 March. Chrysalis Montessori School offers Playgroup (18mths-3yrs), Pre-Kindy to Year 6 (3yrs - 12yrs)- 3 Parkland Rd, Glendalough. For RSVP call 9444 6025 or

SATURDAY10 GT Raceway slotcar racing Race your mates in this shopping centre appearance. Up to six racers at one time. Vicinity Halls Head Central between 10am–2pm. Ages foue and up welcome. Visit

11 March, ready to provide the best day of wet’n’wild fun under the sun. From 2–5pm, Swanbourne Reserve is the best place to beat the heat for an afternoon of free, water-filled family fun. Presented by the City of Nedlands and Nedlands Youth Advisory Council. Visit

are having an Open Morning on Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 9am. Call 9275 5997 to RSVP.



Brain Awareness Week at Perth Brain Centre

Splashfest Splashfest is set to come alive again on

Free parent information event hosted by Banksia Montessori School. Starting at 7pm. For bookings call 9275 5997 or email

World’s Biggest Playgroup Day Get ready for a free day of fun and activities for you and your little super heroes. Watch live stage performances, visit the animal farm, take part in face painting and so much more! The Kids In Perth team will be there on the day – come and say hi! Held at Whiteman Park from 10am–1pm. For more information visit

The Perth Brain Centre is proud to be the official partner of International Brain Awareness Week (BAW) – a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Find out more at a free information evening in Attadale from 7–8pm. Places are limited so do not delay. Register at or call 6500 3277.

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Banksia Montessori School Open Morning Find out more about the benefits of The Montessori Method for your child. Banksia Montessori School in Dianella


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The KIDSinPerth – Parents Paper team will be at the 2018 World’s Biggest Playgroup Day. Come say hello and enter into a draw to win some great prizes. World’s Biggest Playgroup Day held at Whiteman Park from 10am–1pm.





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Brain Awareness Week at Perth Brain Centre The Perth Brain Centre is proud to be the official partner of International Brain Awareness Week (BAW) – a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Find out more at a free information evening in Currumbine from 7–8pm. Places are limited so do not delay. Register at or call 6500 3277.

THURSDAY 15 Workshop – assessing, preventing and managing challenging behaviours A practical and interactive workshop addressing causes of challenging behaviours and how to create a support framework to identify proactive, active and reactive strategies. For further information visit

Put on your dancing shoes for Harmony Week

showcase and workshop from 4.30–5.30pm. Designed for ages 4–10, it’s an opportunity to celebrate our vibrant and multicultural community. For bookings visit, call 9273 3644 or email

FRIDAY 16 Workshop – supporting the development of self regulation skills A practical and interactive workshop about emotional self-regulation and strategies for promoting and developing this skill in children. For further information visit

SATURDAY 17 Kidsafe WA Quiz Night How well do you know your pop culture? Come and test your knowledge at Kidsafe WA’s inaugural Pop Culture Quiz Night! Visit for more details or to purchase tickets.

GT Raceway Slotcar Racing

Jai ho! Nedlands Library is celebrating Harmony Week with a free Indian dance

Race your mates in this shopping centre appearance. Up to six racers at one time. Vicinity Currambine Central between

10am–2pm. Ages four and up welcome. Visit

Aranmore Catholic Primary School Open Day.


Guided tours conducted at 9.30 am and 10 am on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Located at 20 Brentham Street, Leederville. Register at

Castledare Miniature Railway Castledare Miniature Railway is Australia’s longest 7 1/4” gauge railway, running trains through the Canning River Regional Park. 10am–2pm from Wilson Park Station. Visit or call 9356 2290.

WEDNESDAY 21 The 2018 RAC Perth Caravan and Camping Show Find out everything you need to explore the beautiful diverse terrain of Western Australia at 2018 RAC Perth Caravan and Camping Show. Showgoers will receive great specials (conditions apply) – and their team of travel and motoring experts will help make your next camping or caravan trip a safe and enjoyable one. The RAC Perth Caravan and Camping Show is at Claremont Showgrounds. Tickets are available online and at the gate. For more information visit Aranmore Catholic Primary School Open Day



THURSDAY 22 St Stephen’s morning tour See all the colour, fun and learning activities of St Stephen’s School’s Duncraig Early Learning Centre (PreKindergarten to Year 2) on our Tour Morning from 9.30am. Register at

Peter Rabbit In Cinemas from Thursday March 22! For movie trailers visit

SATURDAY 24 Perth’s 2018 Gluten Free Expo The biggest collection of Gluten Free food providers, gluten free food trucks and experts will gather at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 24 and 25 March for Perth’s 2018 Gluten Free Expo. The event is a must do for


Saturday 31 March Primewest Northlands & Gwelup

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EASTER Animal Farm Display

• Wide variety of stalls • Lions Food Hall • Fun for children including farm animals, Gymbus, show bags, Girrawheen train and side show alley • Fabulous entertainment provided by Radio Lollipop along with a variety of local dancing and singing groups • FREE raffle with prizes worth in excess of $500


Family Day Out

from 11am - 2pm Prime West Gwelup Shopping Centre 707 North Beach Rd Gwelup Follow @primewestgwelup Prime West Northlands Shopping Centre Cnr Wanneroo Rd & Amelia St Balcatta Follow @primewestnorthlands

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gluten-free foodies. There will be plenty of goodie bags to giveaway and endless taste testers at the expo to satisfy all your GF needs. With gluten free food trucks, desserts and Italian street food, there will be options for every glutenfree craving. For more information and tickets visit

Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition Avast ye landlubber! A gruesome band of pirates will be commandeering the WA Maritime Museum to teach ye what it takes to be a truly horrible pirate. Cap’n your own pirate ship, design a fearsome flag, and arm yer’self with wicked weapons – from cutlasses to cannons. Discover the rigorous rules and perilous punishments that was a part of life aboard ship, and gather ‘round to hear tales of menacing pirate men and women. Running until 12 August.

SUNDAY 25 Perth’s 2018 Gluten Free Expo The biggest collection of Gluten Free food providers, gluten free food trucks and experts will gather at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 24 and 25 March for Perth’s 2018 Gluten Free Expo. The event is a must do for gluten-free foodies. There will be plenty of goodie bags to giveaway and endless taste testers at the expo to satisfy all your GF needs. With gluten free food trucks, desserts and Italian street food, there will be options for every glutenfree craving. For more information and tickets visit

MONDAY 26 Workshop – developing emotional regulation for anxious, aggressive and oppositional behaviours This practical and interactive workshop addresses emotional, anxious, oppositional and aggressive behaviour – and how to develop emotional regulation skills at school, home and in the community. For further information visit

Easter Bunny Appearances at your local shopping centre. Come and see the Easter Bunny at the following shopping centres between 10am-4.30pm and 3pm-6.30pm. Alexander Heights Shopping Centre, Lakes Shopping Centre (South Lake), Benett Springs Shopping Centre (Beechboro) & Parks Centre (Bunbury). Check facebook for full details (@alexheightscentre, @lakesshoppingcentre, @springscentreperth and @parkscentre).

TUESDAY 27 St Stephen’s twilight tour Explore St Stephen’s School’s Carramar Campus (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12) as the sun goes down on our new Twilight Tour. Held from 5.30–6.45pm. Register at

Workshop – assessing, preventing and managing challenging behaviour A practical and interactive workshop for addressing challenging behaviour. For further information visit

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

Dianella – 9276 8484 Hamilton Hill – 9335 1495

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


WEDNESDAY 28 Workshop – teaching students affected by trauma A practical and interactive workshop addressing the needs of children impacted by trauma, including strategies to promote a sense of safety, build trust and address learning issues. For further information visit

SATURDAY 31 Easter Bunny Appearances at your local shopping centre Come and see the Easter Bunny at the following shopping centres between 10am-4.30pm and 3pm-6.30pm. Alexander Heights Shopping Centre, Lakes Shopping Centre (South Lake), Benett Springs Shopping Centre (Beechboro) & Parks Centre (Bunbury). Check facebook (@alexheightscentre, @lakesshoppingcentre, @springscentreperth and @parkscentre).

Easter Bunny at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre

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

Come and see the Easter Bunny at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre between 11am-1pm.Corner of South Street & North Lake Road Kardinya.


Come and pet cute farm animals at Prime West Gwelup, Prime West

Doubleview – 9446 1135 Meadow Springs – 9581 8944

Come & pet cute Easter farm animals


Midland – 9274 1001

The Kalamunda Show has it all


ring the family down to the 120th Kalamunda Agricultural Show, presented by Make Smoking History. There will be a wide variety of entertainment – sideshows, log chops, the Kid and Goatling Show, sheep herding and more! There will be plenty to do for the whole family – from traditional show competition, gourmet food and community stalls to live music, magic and fireworks! There really is something for all ages. Free children’s activities include the Kid’s Activity Corner, ‘Out of the Box’, Scitech, a climbing wall, animal nursery and lots more.

Entertainment highlights include: Friday night – Chinese Dragon Dance and Kalamunda Senior High School Bands. Saturday – Kangaroo Creek Gang, Chinese Dragon Dance, ABBA Tribute Band, Tod Johnson and Peace Love. Bendigo Bank Fireworks will kick-off both nights at 8.30pm. The Show runs Friday 13 April 5–10pm and Saturday 14 April 10am–10pm. For information and ticket prices, visit The Kalamunda Show is a Smoke Free Event.

It’s show time in Harvey!


he annual Harvey Agricultural Show is packed full of family-friendly fun for all ages.

This community event showcases everything great that Harvey has to offer – from agricultural displays, live entertainment, car, machinery, cattle and horse exhibitions to arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations and much more.

Running from 9am–8.30pm at the Harvey Showgrounds, start your big day with the cattle judging and the ever-popular wood chopping and finish it off with a bang – with the spectacular Alcoa Family Fireworks at 7.30pm. Sample from the food stalls, sing along with the band, watch the fashion parade or try your luck at sideshow alley.

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Harvey is only one and a half hours drive away from Perth – so come join in the fun on Saturday 28 April! Tickets are available at the gates. Adults $15, Pensioners $10, Children 6–16 years $5, Children 0–5 years are free. For more information visit

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Northlands and Kelmscott Plaza between 11am-2pm. Great photo opportunity. PrimeWest Gwelup - 707 North Beach Rd, Gwelup. PrimeWest Northlands - 201 Amelia St, Balcatta. Kelmscott Plaza Shopping Centre - 2889 Albany Hwy, Kelmscott

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Monday 2 April: 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm.

Sand Sculpture Ahoy! Shiver Me Timbers! To celebrate the launch of our Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition we’ve invited Tim Darby from Sand Sculpture WA to create a dastardly pirate sculpture at the WA Shipwrecks Museum. Coinciding with the 2018 Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, Tim will work over three days to create his work of art. Saturday 31 March: 1pm – 5pm (Preparation from 8am – 1pm) Sunday 1 April: 8am – 5pm Monday 2 April: 8am – 5pm. Children’s Sand Sculpture Workshops For budding artists, special sand sculpture workshops for children will take place on Sunday and Monday. Bookings are not required. Sunday 1 April: 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm

St Stephen’s twilight tour See St Stephen’s School’s Duncraig Campus come to life on our new Twilight Tour from 5.30–6.45pm. Register at

SATURDAY 7 & SUNDAY 9 The Hidden World of Maths Festival Join the Mathematical Association of Western Australia (MAWA) and Scitech for the Hidden World of Maths festival – and discover this mysterious world of maths and open your mind to endless possibilities. For more information visit or call the MAWA office on 08 9345 0388.

Recharge and unwind in Wanneroo


nergise, exercise and spend more time with your mind and your body.

Wanneroo Aquamotion is a family friendly leisure centre that can help you live a happier and healthier life. There are plenty of ways to get your heart pumping and work up a sweat at this state of the art centre, which offers a cardio zone, weight machines, free weights, pool and spa. Exercise solo, with an in-house personal trainer or in a group exercise class. Classes are varied and will always keep your ‘me

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FRIDAY 13 & SATURDAY 14 The Kalamunda Show has it all Bring the family down to the 120th Kalamunda Agricultural Show, presented by Make Smoking History. There will be a wide variety of entertainment – sideshows, log chops, the Kid and Goatling Show, sheep herding and more! There will be plenty to do for the whole family – from traditional show competition, gourmet food and community stalls to live music, magic and fireworks! For information and ticket prices, visit

SATURDAY 28 99th Annual Harvey Agricultural Show Come along for the 99th Annual Harvey Agricultural Show which showcases the local farming district. There’s something for everyone with family entertainment all day including craft, cooking, flower displays, horses, fireworks and much more! Harvey Ag Show runs from 9am-9pm at Tom Latch Drive, Harvey and is just a short daytrip from Perth. Visit

time’ interesting – try Yoga, Spin, BodyCombat, Thump and more! Their affordable on-site crèche caters for children from eight weeks to nine years of age. So you can work on your strength and flexibility while your little one plays. For more information on entry fees, membership and their ‘30 days for $30 promotion’ call Wanneroo Aquamotion on 9405 5999, email or

Piadina Della Nonna's food van serves delicious home made Italian street food and the finest freshly ground coffee. All our food is made with love, including our very own milled wheat flour and carefully sourced ingredients. Check us out on Facebook and try for yourself at 61 Drovers Place, Wanneroo.

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Presented by Make Smoking History

Fri 13 & Sat 14 April Kostera Oval, Kalamunda Our Show, Our Community

Friday 5pm - 10pm • Sat 10am - 10pm • Family & Kids Entertainment Wood Chopping, Goat Show, Free Kids’ Activities, Vintage Cars, Scitech & more!

• Live Stage shows • Exhibition Hall • Sideshow Alley & Rides • Stalls & Displays • Fantastic Fireworks! Fri & Sat - 8:30pm Adults $15, Conc $10. Children (6-15yrs) $5. (Under 6 - FREE)


SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 2018 Gates open at 9am & close at 8.30pm

Harvey Showgrounds • Live bands, dance & fashion parades • Horse competitions, cattle, sheep & poultry shows • Agricultural & machinery displays, wood chopping, & more! • Carnival Rides & Sideshow Alley • Appearances by Farmer Damian, horseman Sam Caporn and Roving Light Fairies & Josephine and Goggles • Alcoa Family Fireworks at 7.30pm

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