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MARCH 2019

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The best start to a healthy smile

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Accessing support and the NDIS



ealthy teeth are essential for children, helping them grow up pain-free and with good self-esteem. Yet many parents avoid dental checks for their children due to concerns about the cost of dental care.

inding out your child has been diagnosed with a hearing loss is overwhelming enough, without the challenge of figuring out what to do next and where to get help.

With rising rates of child tooth decay, delaying dental care can become expensive. The average five-year-old in WA starts school with decay in one or two teeth, and one in 10 five-year-olds have had decay in half their teeth. Many do not see a dentist for the first time until they already have a toothache, making for a stressful first experience with the dentist.

Learning that your child’s development will be delayed, and that they’ll face significant challenges when it comes to communication, can be just as devastating.

Fortunately, the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS), provided to families receiving government benefits such as Family Tax Benefit A, helps children access a limited range of dental treatments. ‘The CDBS provides for dental checks, cleanings, sealants, fillings, extractions and even nitrous oxide,’ said Midland Specialist Paediatric Dentist, Dr Rod Jennings. ‘Up to $1000 of treatment can be completed for each eligible child over a two year period.’ Toothbuds Paediatric Dentistry bulk-bills for children with sufficient balance remaining under the scheme, which provides



very real benefit to families. It means they can afford to see a specialist, with years of extra training caring for children’s teeth. Those without access to the scheme need not worry either, as there is no premium for specialist treatment at Toothbuds. And unlike a visit to a paediatrician or other specialist, no referral is needed. ‘Our team is happy to welcome any child – those with medical or sensory issues, anxiety about visits to the dentist, developmental issues with their teeth, or those who just appreciate a child-friendly environment,’ said Dr Rod Jennings. ‘The best time for a child’s first dental visit is at age one, or when the first tooth appears – whichever is sooner. There’s no better way to ensure every visit is all about prevention, rather than a cure.’ To contact the Toothbuds Midland office, call 6155 9899.

‘The time following a diagnosis of hearing loss can be very stressful for families,’ according to Felicity McNally, Manager for Early Intervention in Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Chatterbox program. ‘There are many specialist appointments and the fitting of hearing aids or cochlear implants can be very overwhelming.’

family-centred service that meets the needs of the child and whole family,’ said Ms McNally. ‘This includes personalised support throughout the NDIS process, as well as connecting families with each other through weekly playgroup classes.’ ‘The NDIS can be quite difficult to navigate and understand all on your own,’ she added. ‘We’re able to help families prepare for their planning meeting so that they can be the best advocate for their child.’ Call 9387 9888 or visit to learn more about how Telethon Speech & Hearing can support you and your child.

The Chatterbox Early Intervention program is more than just therapy. Families work closely with TSH’s allied health team to gain professional guidance around managing their child’s hearing loss, whilst building a network of friendships with other mums and dads. ‘Chatterbox aims to provide a flexible,

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ntroducing maths concepts in early education pays dividends for a child’s school readiness and everyday life.

Research shows that a child’s informal experience with numbers provides a strong foundation when they enter the classroom – and strongly predicts maths competence later in school.

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‘A child’s number sense isn’t necessarily marked by confidence and proficiency in counting from one to 10, but rather their understanding of how big or small the numbers are and what a number represents,’ said Ms Regina Corcoran, Centre Director at Goodstart in Clarkson. At Goodstart, educators use structured play-based learning to introduce children to these early maths concepts – like having them bake a cake in order to practice measuring the ingredients and setting the

oven temperature and the timer. To arrange a tour of your local Goodstart Early Learning, call 1800 222 543 or visit

Keeping kids safe from falls


alls are the leading cause of injury hospitalisation in children. Over 6,500 children presented to Perth Children’s Hospital Emergency Department due to falls last financial year. Children are learning new skills everyday and therefore it’s common for them to fall over while trying to crawl, walk, run, climb or play. Typically, children will get up with no more than a bruise or a bump. However, some sustain more serious injuries. For this reason it’s important to teach children how to climb safely and also implement some safety practices around the home. Kidsafe WA has some tips to help prevent fall injuries:

• Use gates at the top and bottom of stairs

• Never leave babies unattended on raised surfaces

• Supervise children and help them learn new skills

• Ensure sides of cots are up and secured

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• Always use harnesses in nursery equipment like high chairs and strollers

• Use play equipment suitable for your child’s age and stage of development • Use protective gear during sports and helmets on bikes

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Rediscover Rottnest


njoy magical summer days on Rotto – and take the kids for free!

days, pristine beaches and the chance to meet some friendly quokkas.

Why not take the kids to Rotto and explore one of the island’s 20 bays or 63 beaches? It’s the perfect destination for families for either a weekend getaway or day trip – and it’s just a short 25-minute ferry ride from Fremantle. There’s plenty to see and do with the kids, including walking and bike trails, snorkelling, swimming, bus tours, adventure boat rides and so much more. Enjoy warm

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. Check out PAGE 8 for Monica’s review



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Trays, what a waste


t is all about convenience in the supermarket – and we all want to get in and out of the shops as fast as we can. It’s just easier to grab a tray of pre-packaged produce. No need to select individual items or give meal-planning much thought. Meat, fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cakes and biscuits on foam or plastic trays, wrapped in clear plastic film, create a mass of packaging that largely ends up in landfill. This kind of packaged produce leads us to buy more food than we need, which creates even more wastage. Often these trays of food don’t come in the right portions – so we take home more food than we need or buy even more plastic packaged food. Best to avoid the trays in the first place. Buy loose and unpackaged, use paper bags or, even better, get a supply of your own reusable produce bags. For more waste-saving tips visit

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The link between speech and hearing


ormal hearing in children is vital for normal speech development. Even a slight hearing loss can hinder a child’s ability to correctly pronounce words. Hearing loss can be easily missed by parents and teachers – with common conditions like ‘glue ear’ showing no obvious symptoms. However, if left untreated, conditions like these can severely affect speech, learning and behaviour. If your child is having problems with their speech, a hearing test is strongly recommended. Earbox Audiology offers comprehensive hearing assessments for children, performed by a paediatric audiologist with 10 years’ experience. Many parents worry their child may not be able to sit still for a hearing test but this is an uncommon scenario. Most children co-operate well when provided with lots of

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ocated just 90km from Perth, Orchard Glory Farm Resort has become a favourite spot for families looking for a quick getaway without the hassle of a long road trip. With 20 self-contained chalets and several function halls, this family-friendly farm has plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Kids can enjoy hand feeding and petting the friendly animals while parents can visit the on-site winery. Enjoy a wander through the orchards to sample fruit straight off the trees, relax with a glass of wine or have a barbecue overlooking the lake. You can also explore the nearby towns of Bindoon and Gingin. Numerous wineries, restaurants and cafes, parks, walking trails and scenic drives in the local area give you plenty of options to choose from. The popular Bindoon Farmers Market is usually held on the fourth Sunday of every month

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Explore the spectacular world of maths

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ervite College provides learning pathways that nurture personal strengths. Customising the curriculum to engage each child has resulted in exceptional outcomes for students.

Each time you turn to your mobile phone, tablet or digital device, you are using mathematics!

‘Our community has shared the joy of seeing students exceed their own expectations,’ said principal Jeff Allen.

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


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.


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.


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rsula Frayne Catholic College, which celebrates 120 years of Catholic education this year, continues to promote their core values of justice, hospitality, excellence, compassion and respect. On the Balmoral Campus, Kindergarten and Pre-primary students are accommodated in an Early Learning Centre (ELC), which has been purpose-built to combine indoor and outdoor areas. Here, exploration and discovery are enabled through sand, water and sensory play, and gross motor skills are further encouraged on the playground equipment in the nature play area.

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A day on Rottnest Island By Monica, Kids in Perth Lifestyle Reporter (8 years old)


ne sunny Sunday morning, my mum woke us up early to go to Rottnest. We drove to Fremantle to catch our Rottnest Express ferry. We were there early but the place was already bustling. We went to the Rottnest Express booking counter to grab our Quokka Club passports. Everything went about very quickly. On the boat, there were two storeys. The bottom deck has a snack bar selling treats and the top deck has a TV! There’s a lookout deck at the back, too. We got our passports stamped and received a yummy snack of Quokka lollies!

wanted to swim right away! There were several hilly slopes on the road as we biked but it was great exercise for us. It’s a fun way to spend time with my family, too. Biking is my favourite thing to do in Rottnest because my mum taught me how to ride downhill without panicking. And biking got my mum and dad to exercise!

We biked to Longreach Bay; it’s similar to Geordie Bay but it looks more open. I saw many lodges along these bays. I didn’t know they have accommodation at Rottnest. My mum told me we need to book way ahead to get accommodation there, at least a year head. Our next stop was Bathurst Lighthouse. I wanted to climb it so I can lookout from the top but it was locked. The view from below the lighthouse didn’t disappoint though. It’s so beautiful to see the sparking waters below! Finally, we headed to The Basin – my most awaited part of the day! I was excited to see if it looked just as good as the pictures, if not better. It’s my favourite spot at Rottnest. It’s like a built-in pool at the beach. I guess swimming in The Basin as our mid stop for the day helped us feel refreshed and rejuvenated to bike some more. After we washed up, we were eating our treats as we prepared to get on our bikes. I spilled some of my food but a quokka smelled it and turned up right beside my bike! I know we’re not supposed to feed them so we covered our treats with sand so the quokka couldn’t eat it. I was a bit scared to come near it while my brother was excited. Mum insisted I smile for a “mandatory selfie” with the famous quokka. It turned out okay; the quokka was cute and friendly.

Half an hour later, we arrived at Rottnest. My mum rented a big bike for my dad, a small bike for me and a bike trailer for my little brother to sit in. My mum brought her own bike to ride on. Our goal was to have some kid-friendly family fun so we grabbed a map from the information centre found at The Settlement and we were on our way. No quokkas spotted yet. Our first stop was Geordie Bay. We rode our bikes and saw pretty sites along the way, including the salt lakes and a windmill from afar. I saw a lake turning pink at the edges and with bubbles on the shore. I think the birds enjoyed the lake bubbles! I saw many boats at Geordie Bay, and the water looked so inviting. I

oily. The best part was after lunch though, when we got to buy treats at the general store right beside the Café.

We had a yummy lunch at Geordie Bay Café which has a nearby playground for active kids like me and my brother. Everyone got burgers, I got grilled fish and chips; it’s my favourite food there. I liked the way they grilled the fish. I find the fish cooked perfectly and the chips were not

We explored a few kilometres more to Parker Point and saw a small plane flying really low it looked like we can touch it (not really but my little brother thought so). I wished we were able to take videos and pictures but my dad wanted us to be in the moment so no gadgets were used. I think it was a good decision.

We turned back for The Settlement and ate some yummy ice cream from Simmos Ice Creamery. We watched a number of quokkas hopping from one restaurant to another and was so relaxed like it’s the most natural thing in the world. I liked how my family just sat and talked after a long day. It was time to go home. We didn’t want to leave but we had no choice and we were already tired. Good thing the crew at Rottnest Express were very efficient and got us settled on the ferry in no time. The ride home was a bit bumpy because of the big waves but we all dozed off anyway. We woke up at Fremantle, already planning for a longer stay next time at Rottnest! Hope to see you all there soon. Monica and family were guests of Rottnest Express. Kids travel free to Rottnest Island when they sign up to the Quokka Club program, To book your Rottnest experience, head to or call 1300 467 688.

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Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea returns to Cottesloe Beach for its 15th annual exhibition. Over 70 sculptures from across the world will transform Perth’s most famous beach into a sculpture park that overlooks the Indian Ocean. Come join us at one of the world’s largest free to the public events! Runs until 18 March.


Hyde Park Fair

Join us on the 3 and 4 March 2019 for high fashion at Hyde Park, live entertainment, international food, arts and crafts, markets, rides, car show, community displays, live art activities so much more! For information, visit

Point Walter Concert

It would’t be our summer events season without our everpopular Point Walter concert! This year’s headline acts include the All Star Supergroup Tribute Band and AViiDA. There will be plenty of other activities for the whole family, including face painting, a bouncy castle and various pop-up information stalls to visit, as well as plenty of food trucks and a popcorn and fairy floss stall to satisfy rumbling tummies. Visit for full details. From 4.30– 8.30pm.


LOUD & CLEAR for Parents

At Success Public Library from 10.30–11.30am. This free educational presentation for parents will help you better understand your child’s hearing and speaking milestones, with practical advice from specialists at TSH. Presented by Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Head of Hearing Services, Philippa Hatch. RSVP is required. Please call 9387 9888 or email for details and registrations.


TSH Celebrates Hearing Awareness Week At Telethon Speech & Hearing, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley from 9am–3pm. Telethon Speech & Hearing is thrilled to celebrate and raise awareness of all things hearing through a series of events around this year’s theme ‘check your hearing’. Have you noticed a change in your child’s attention, speech, academic performance or behaviour? Poor ear health could have more impact on your child’s behaviour than you think. Normally $49, you can get a quick ear health screening for only $20 from a qualified audiologist at Telethon Speech & Hearing. Call 9387 9888 or email to make a booking.


Lucy Durack Sings the Musicals by 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. She’s joined on stage with WASO and special guest vocalist Simon Gleeson, with a carefully selected playlist featuring classic hits from Frozen, Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled and more. March 8 at 8pm. March 9 at 2pm. Perth Concert Hall.

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 all day 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

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Hearing. Call 9387 9888 or email to make a booking.

Kidz Paradise, Carlisle from 12.30–1pm. Music N Boogie is an exciting, educational, interactive and themed dance class designed for all ages, abilities and personalities –from babies through to preschoolers. The main focus of Music N Boogie is to encourage children to express themselves through music, dance and dress ups, to build their confidence and encourage their social interaction, imagination and creativity.

Kidz Paradise, Carlisle from 12.30–1pm. Music N Boogie is an exciting, educational, interactive and themed dance class designed for all ages, abilities and personalities –from babies through to preschoolers. The main focus of Music N Boogie is to encourage children to express themselves through music, dance and dress ups, to build their confidence and encourage their social interaction, imagination and creativity.


Perth Japan Festival 2019


Astrofest Perth 2019

Experience the Japanese cultural festival as well as enjoying Japanese foods and items. Forrest Place from 11am–6pm.

From 5.30–9.30pm. Astrofest is back in 2019 with an astronomically awesome event the whole family will enjoy! Taking place at Curtin Stadium, this festival will be an engaging celebration of Australian science. As well as optical and radio telescopes observing throughout the day and night, Astrofest will feature a myriad of engaging indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. There will be many different telescopes to try out, or you can bring your own for some expert advice on how to get the most out of it. Bring an early supper and make yourself comfortable in the picnic area.

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Coogee Live 2019

Coogee Live festival is back in 2019 with more mermaids, activities, live music, interactive art, cultural experiences, workshops, food trucks and entertaining performances! Set along the gorgeous Coogee Beach, Coogee Beach Reserve and Omeo Park, the festival has something for everyone over two big days. Coogee Live is a free event and most workshops are either free to participate or low cost. Full program at Also runs on Sunday 10 March.


Splashfest 2019

On Sunday 10 March, Splashfest is set to transform Swanbourne Reserve into a fun-filled water playground! From 2–5pm, beat the heat with an afternoon of free water slides, rides, games, stalls and more. There is also a chillout marquee, where people can take a break from making a splash to relax and enjoy the entertainment on offer. Presented by the City of Nedlands and Nedlands Youth Advisory Council. This free event runs from 2–5pm.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

At Perth Zoo from 9am–3pm. Bring your family and favourite teddy to Perth Zoo’s Teddy Bears Picnic. There’ll be loads to keep the kids entertained. Enjoy airbrush face and body art, the pirate castle or storytelling. Play with the fairies and pirates or head into Wonderland, where you’ll fine giant games and some beary special guests to play with. This annual event helps raise awareness of threatened species like the Sun Bears. Kids aged four to 15 are just $2. Little ones under 4 are free! Tickets can only be purchased on the day via the main entrance gate. Standard admission prices apply for adult entry. Zoo Members (with cards) receive free express entry between 9–11am via Gate 3.


TSH Celebrates Hearing Awareness Week At Telethon Speech & Hearing, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley from 9am–3pm. Telethon Speech & Hearing is thrilled to celebrate and raise awareness of all things hearing through a series of events around this year’s theme ‘check your hearing’. Have you noticed a change in your child’s attention, speech, academic performance or behaviour? Poor ear health could have more impact on your child’s behaviour than you think. Normally $49, you can get a quick ear health screening for only $20 from a qualified audiologist at Telethon Speech &


East Fremantle Yacht Club’s Family Open Day Join us for a festival of food and entertainment from 10am. Our Family Open Day welcomes both members and nonmembers, so make sure you bring along your family and friends! There’ll be a giant double waterslide, bouncy castle, beach activities and games for the kids, as well as live entertainment from 2pm.From 12–3pm we will be holding an East Freo Crab Festival with fresh WA crab, crab burgers, crabby crab cakes, chilli crab and much more. We will also have some complimentary local food and beverage tastings from 12pm, so get in early! For more information on this event, please call 9339 8111.

Carine Community Fair 2019

Carine Open Space from 10am–4pm. Head down to the 31st Carine Community Fair – packed full with community stalls, market stalls, kids rides and amusements, free live entertainment, food and drinks stalls and lots more! For more information, head to

Holi 2019 – Festival of Colours

This free event is hosted at Supreme Court Gardens from 11am–5pm. Colours and food stalls, DJs and dances, games and free prizes, rides and water slides – or just picnic with the family. This is a smoke-free and alcohol-free family event.


Servite College Open Day

Families are warmly invited to experience a day in the life of our college from 9.30–11am.Meet our Principal and staff, join in student-guided tours, get to know our community to discover the Servite difference.Visit to register.

It’s ShowTime in Bunbury


he first Saturday of the school holidays is your chance to experience the Bunbury Show. Just two hours south of Perth, on the grass at Hay Park, the Bunbury Show is a great stop on your journey through the South West. This free family-friendly event features all-day entertainment, including the new wearable-art competition and live music. There are also over 140 stalls to explore, with plenty of international food stalls to tempt your taste buds. Take part in circus workshops, laser tag and the RAC Rescue Experience or watch the horse events and pet show. Pet the animals at Old MacDonald’s Farm or hang out with your favourite comic book heroes and roving entertainers.

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Maths Pathways Evening 5.30pm to 7pm. ECU Mount Lawley Campus. An information evening for Year 9 & 10 parents and students on mathematical pathways in Year 11 & 12. Visit

and join the celebration. Enjoy a day filled with Arabic flavours, sights and sounds! Enjoy unique live performances, embark on a culinary tour at the Arab world food court, shop for little treasures at the bustling souk and explore fun activities, games and rides – or relax by sipping an Arabic coffee in an Arabian tent.



Perth Caravan & Camping Show 2019

Shannon’s Classic Car Show

Everything you need to explore WA! From the 20 to 24 March 2019 at the Claremont Showground, this show will feature over 400 caravans, 130 camper trailers and more gadgets, gizmos and accessories than you could poke a tent pole at. There will be loads of entertainment for the whole family. Children aged 16 and under enter free with adult. Tickets from Runs until 24 March


Jungle Party With Tilly Tiger Kidz Paradise, Carlisle. 12.30pm - 1pm. Music N Boogie is an exciting, educational, interactive and themed dance class designed for all ages, abilities and personalities –from babies through to preschoolers. The main focus of Music N Boogie is to encourage children to express themselves through music, dance and dress ups, to build their confidence and encourage their social interaction, imagination and creativity.


Perth’s premier classic motoring event is on again at Ascot Racecourse on Sunday 24 March from 10am–3pm. All types of vehicles from all eras will be on display. Adults are $10 and children under 16 are free. Free parking is available.


World’s Biggest Playgroup Day Join in the fun at Whiteman Park from 10am–1pm. This fantastic event has a whole lot of free fun and activities for you and your little ones. Enjoy live entertainment, animal encounters, sport, music, craft activities, face-painting and so much more –including Brownes Dairy milking demonstrations and sample truck, African drumming, animal farm, face painting and bouncy castles. Coffee and food vans will be onsite but picnics are also welcome. And don’t forget your hats, water and sunscreen too (sunscreen will be provided at the main Playgroup WA tent). Register at

An annual tradition since 2007, WAAPA in the Park is a family-friendly evening of fabulous music performed in Ron Stone Park. City of Stirling, Edith Cowan University (ECU) and WAAPA proudly present Australia’s premier performing arts academy in concert. Be wowed by the phenomenal Phat Funk Band and WAAPA’s most accomplished Jazz and Contemporary musicians as they rock, bop and strut their way through an awesome collection of old and new funk, soul, pop and jazz classics. Bring your picnic rug and hamper, and enjoy an evening of exciting musical talent. Food trucks will also be on location. This free event runs from 7–9pm.

LiveLighter Arab Festival 2019

This free event runs in Langley Park from 3–9pm. The Australian Arab Association invites your family and friends

At Kidz Paradise in Carlisle from 12.30–1pm. Music N Boogie is an exciting, educational, interactive and themed dance class designed for all ages, abilities and personalities –from babies through to preschoolers. The main focus of Music N Boogie is to encourage children to express themselves through music, dance and dress ups, to build their confidence and encourage their social interaction, imagination and creativity.


EnviroFEST 2019

Discover ways to become more green and sustainable at this fun, family-friendly environmental event! EnviroFEST is Whiteman Park’s flagship public conservation event, aiming to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of the importance of trees, the environment and conservation in the home and wider community. Visitors to this family-friendly event will be able to browse through displays, participate in workshops, listen in on short talks, pick up an array of ecofriendly products and discover ways to help you embrace sustainable living. The kids can take part in eco-craft activities, free face painting, a Children’s forest walk with the fairies and much more! This free event takes place at Whiteman Park from 10am–3pm. Visit for more information.


Pre-Schoolers Morning

WAAPA In The Park

Under the Sea with Oceana the Mermaid

From 10–11.30am at Waterford Plaza. Join us at Waterford Plaza for our free Pre-Schooler Morning. There will be live entertainment and an awesome themed craft workshop station. Spread the word and come down to join in the fun!


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert Experience the magic of this film live with West Australian Symphony Orchestra. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Harry, Ron and Hermione leave their childhood behind to take on challenges beyond anything they could have imagined. Grab your broom, your tickets and join WASO for an evening of music and magic. From 7.30pm at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Also runs on 30 March.


MAWA Mathematics Expo

From 9am to 4pm, parents, students and teachers are welcome to find out more on how to support children’s mathematical learning at home. Visit for more information or call 9345 0388.

Baysie Arts and Street Fest

From 2–8.30pm, the Baysie Arts and Street Fest will be a locally-driven street celebration of art, music, history, and community. Feast from artisan retail stalls, food trucks, popup craft beer and wine bars or explore the fairground rides, craft workshops, community art projects and a twilight lantern parade through the town centre.

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.


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