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Face your waste


Australians send over 20 million tonnes of waste to landfill every year – making us on a per capita basis one of the most wasteful nations on Earth. Everything we buy and use eventually becomes waste that has to be disposed of. And waste is expensive to deal with, causing many associated environmental issues. For most people, dealing with waste is easy. We just put it in the bin where it remains hidden until the council takes it away – all while we sit back and relax. The waste is, out of sight out of mind – someone else’s problem. For too long the focus has been on dealing with the waste once it has been produced. Our best solution has been to try and recycle as much as we can – but we need to do more. It’s time to Face Your Waste. It is not just plastics, glass or food waste we’re talking about here – waste

encompasses everything we use. People need to own the problem and appreciate that we all have to do our part. The challenge is to reduce or stop waste being produced in the first place. Make less waste. What you do does matter. There are simple things that we can all do to reduce the amount of waste we produce. Things like: • Avoiding single use, disposable plastics. • Reduce wastage by only buying what is needed and in the quantity that is required. • Reusing items, including repurposing and repairing. If you produce less waste, it creates benefits that include: • Cost savings • Improved environmental outcomes • Leaving a better legacy for future generations. Producing waste is a problem. Be part of the solution. For more information, go to

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bout 10% of children in Australia have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

In the past, treatment for ADHD has been limited to medications like the stimulant ‘Ritalin’. However, research has shown that the effects of these medications tend to decrease after two years of use and may also cause side effects such as anxiety, nausea and difficulties with sleep. Nowadays it is generally accepted that the most effective treatment for ADHD should be ‘patient-centred’ and involve a range of interventions. Treatments that have also been proven to be helpful include behavioural therapy, psychoeducation, lifestyle, diet and Neurofeedback (brainwave training). There is no one-size fits all approach and families should be able to make an informed choice based upon the range of treatments now available. Neurofeedback is a drug-free treatment that uses a sophisticated brain-computer interface to ‘strengthen’ or ‘re-train’ the brain, and has been gaining in popularity over the past 10 years. It’s recognised by The American Academy of Paediatrics to be an effective treatment for ADHD and is

featured in Dr Norman Doidge’s book The Brain’s Way of Healing, the sequel to his international best-selling book The Brain That Changes Itself. Research recently published in the medical journal European Child & Adult Psychiatry has added further weight to the evidence supporting Neurofeedback. This research confirmed that Neurofeedback can work as well as medication – and with lasting results and little to no sideeffects. One of the key authors of the study, Dr. Martin Arns, says “This metaanalysis shows that after an average of six month follow-up, neurofeedback has a similar efficacy to active treatments including medication, opening the option to use medication more for short-term symptom relief and using neurofeedback to achieve more longer-term benefit in ADHD, with the added benefit of there being almost no side-effects.” The Perth Brain Centre has been helping children with ADHD, and their families, for over 10 years. Getting successful treatment for ADHD can change your child’s life. For further information, call 6500 3277 or visit

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Hair Con might have 18 years of experience under its belt but the stylists there always strive to stay cutting edge – staying on top of the latest trends and techniques. Stop by and meet the Hair Con family at 64 Walter Road, Bedford, or call them on 9271 1176.

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Learn the art of conversation

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ye contact, greetings, everyday chit-chat and full sentences are such important skills. But with technology crowding our lives, it’s easy to see why children are losing the art of conversation and verbal communication. Helen O’Grady Drama Academy’s unique drama program can help. For over 35 years, the academy has been helping children gain confidence in their verbal communication skills. It’s all done in a fun, stimulating way. Classes include speech training, dramatic play, creative movement, music, storytelling, dress-ups 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 – and enrolments are now open. Call 9242 4722, email or visit

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TI Martial Arts works hard to develop a ‘black-belt mindset’ in children. That means teaching them about respect, teamwork, assertiveness and community. With classes suitable for children as young as three years old, ATI’s qualified teachers also work with students to boost confidence and develop their goal-setting skills. You will really see the difference in the your child’s self-esteem. ATI has a real community-based culture, where students meet new friends and form lasting bonds. This fun, family-friendly environment provides a safe space for your child to learn Martial Arts and these important life skills. The studio is also a great place for mums to work on their vitality and fitness. Ask

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Meet Ashley the little blue train


shley and his friends are back on the rails at Whiteman Park – and they’re taking control of the tracks for a whole day! Enjoy unlimited train and vintage bus rides all day on Sunday 20 May from 9.30am to 4pm. Your ticket also includes access to Old Macdonald’s farm display, the vintage bus display, the Ellenbrook Scouts display and entry into the Revolutions Museum. For additional cost, you can visit the bouncy castles, rides and games, buy souvenirs, visit a variety of food and drink vans and more. And after your day of adventure ends, you can pick up a children’s book about Ashley and his friends to take home. Tickets available online for $15 (children under two are free) or $20 on the day.

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I’m in a busy playground that has lots of play equipment. I’m on a swing and next to me is a long queue of kids waiting to have a turn. I have difficulties with understanding non-verbal language, so I am oblivious to their frustrated facial expressions and body language. I also struggle with mind reading, so I have difficulties imagining the impact of my behaviour on others. After a while, someone says sarcastically ‘some people just love swinging!’ but because I am very literal in my understanding I think they simply mean that I love swinging. I keep swinging. I finally get off the swing. I want to play on the seesaw now. However, there are other kids on the seesaw. After waiting for a short while, I start screaming. People think I am in pain, but I just want to use the seesaw. I find waiting very hard. Someone comes over and tries to calm me down but I can’t understand what they are saying. I hear a few words but the rest of them just disappear. I wish they would write it down or draw me a picture because then I could


I keep on spinning the wheels of the car, or I flap a piece of paper in front of my eyes, or sift sand repetitively through my fingers. If I concentrate on doing these things then I can block out other things. This is my way of dealing with boredom, stress or being uncomfortable. I also have sensory sensitivities, and can easily become overwhelmed by the noise and lights in the room. Then I start throwing things, screaming and hiding under the table. I hope by seeing the world through the perspective of a child with ASD it has given us all some insight and understanding.

For information on a range of practical positive behaviour strategies, please refer to Bhargava, D. (2016). Behaviour Zen and Oppositional Defiant Disorder and the workshops listed on the website.

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The college is devoted to living its values of justice, hospitality, excellence, compassion and respect – all of which are incorporated in the College’s mission to ‘empower all students in the pursuit of excellence in their lifelong learning journey’.

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

ON ALL MONTH Kidsafe WA Safety Demonstration House Learn how you can prevent child injury in the home! Open for self-guided tours 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, or contact Kidsafe WA on 6244 4880 to book a Guided Tour. Located in West Leederville.

Kidsafe WA Child Car Restraint Service Have your child car restraint checked or fitted to ensure that it is safe and suitable for your child. Available at a number of locations around Perth. Fees apply and bookings essential, contact Kidsafe WA on 6244 4880 for more information or to book an appointment.

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. 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. Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition runs all May...visit if ye dare. Perfect for family weekends! Full event info click For ticket sales,

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THURSDAY 3 Toptots reading Bingo Toptots Bingo reading program run every Thursday in Riverton from 10.15–11.15am. suitable for children ages 3–6, this is a delightful way to introduce children to the world of literacy in a fun exciting way – enabling both mum and child to foster a love for learning together. For Term 2 bookings email Toptots parent and child workshops Afterschool tutoring runs at Wembley every Thursday from 3.30–5pm in Maths, English reading and French, Spanish and Italian for Year 1 to Year 7 children. Email

FRIDAY 4 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert Following sellout performances last year, the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to Perth with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Don’t miss your chance to experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen! 7.30pm at Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Call 1300 795 012 or visit

GT Raceway Perth SuperSprint If you’re a fan of racing then this is an event not to be missed. The GT Raceway will be in attendance across the three days at the Perth SuperSprint Championships 4–6 May at Barbagallo’s Raceway. Come and see us at the track! Visit for further details.


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on’t miss the 2018 Model Railway Exhibition running over the June long weekend at Claremont Showgrounds. With over 40 exhibitors, you’ll see amazing model rail layouts, intricate scenery and a huge variety of working model trains. Children can ride the novelty caboose, see working traction engines and join in plenty of great activities – including some tricky railway puzzles to solve. Kids can even drive ‘Thomas & Friends’ around a miniature railway scene! Fans of LEGO will also be ecstatic to see what displays Bricktober and WA Brick Society put up – they’re always a marvel of design and clever construction.

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Castledare Miniature Railway Castledare Miniature Railway will be operating as usual on Sunday 6 May from Niana Station (end of Bungaree Road) and Sunday 20 May from Wilson Park (Kent St Weir). Train rides suit all ages and full information can be found on our website. This is a beautiful train ride that’s full of LAS3360/MAR15


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SATURDAY12 Goodstart Baldivis Family & Community Day Come along from 10am to 1pm for a free family day of fun which includes a Nature Scavenger Hunt, Rotary Sausage sizzle, Community Market Stalls, Health Nurse for children’s health queries, Cupcake Decorating, Zumba session & StoryPark Session. Plus tour our beautiful centre. Goodstart Early Learning Baldivis, 276 Eighty Road, Baldivis

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

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SUNDAY 20 Castledare Miniature Railway Castledare Miniature Railway will be operating as usual from Wilson Park (Kent St Weir). Train rides suit all ages and full information can be found on our website. This is a beautiful train ride that’s full of nostalgia. For more information visit

Ashley & Friends Day presented by Bennett Brook Railway Ashley and his friends return to the rails of Whiteman Park from 9.30am-4.30pm! Join them at Bennett Brook Railway as they haul train carriages all day for the Train Controller. Adult and children (2–18): tickets are $15 each with an online discount (25%) through Or purchase tickets on the day for $20 each (card and cash accepted). Your ticket includes unlimited heritage train and heritage bus rides, Bus Museum and fire engine displays by DFES, Scouts display and entry to Revolutions Transport Museum, plus farm animals and much more! Visit for more info.

MONDAY 21 Riverlands Montessori School Tour Learn more about the Montessori Method and how it can benefit your child. Riverlands Montessori School are holding a School Tour today, RSVP by emailing or visit

The Montessori School Open Day Learn more about the Montessori Method and how it can benefit your child. The Montessori School are holding an Open Day today, RSVP by emailing or visit 18 Montessori Place. Also Information Morning on 9 June.

SATURDAY26 Casa Mia Montessori School Open Morning Learn more about the Montessori Method and how it can benefit your child. Casa Mia Montessori School are holding an Open Morning today at 9am, RSVP by emailing or visit 11 Hamilton St, Bassendean. Also on Wed 30 May and Sat 2 June at 9am.

WEDNESDAY 30 Ursula Frayne Catholic College Open Day Our Balmoral St Campus (Years K–6) are having an Open Day on Wednesday 30 May. Tours run at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm. Please email or call 9470 0900 to secure your place. Visit to find out more about the College.

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oin the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for their special EChO (Education Chamber Orchestra) performances, with guest composer and presenter – award-winning British music educationalist Paul Rissmann. Children (and their grown-ups!) will be introduced to the instruments of the orchestra as they clap, sing and dance their way through stories and songs in these 50-minute interactive performances. After the show, children can meet the musicians and try our have-a-go instruments. Perfect for 0-6 year olds, these special performances continue to inspire and delight audiences after more than 21 years.

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Casa Mia Montessori School Open Morning Learn more about the Montessori Method and how it can benefit your child. Casa Mia Montessori School are holding an Open Morning today at 9am, RSVP by emailing or visit 11 Hamilton St, Bassendean. Also on Wed 30 May and Sat 2 June at 9am.

THURSDAY 31 Blue Gum Montessori School Open Morning Learn more about the Montessori Method and how it can benefit your child. Blue Gum Montessori School are holding an Open Morning today from 10–11.15am, RSVP by emailing or visit 11 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake.

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SATURDAY 2 JUNE EChO11 Kids’ Cushion Concerts Join the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for special 11-piece EChO (Education Chamber Orchestra) performances with guest presenter Paul Rissmann. These 50-minute concerts will explore gorgeous children’s books, plus kids can meet the musicians and try our have-a-go instruments at the end of performances! 9.45am and 11.15am at John Inverarity Music and Drama Centre, Hale School. Call 9326 0000 or visit

2018 Model Railway Exhibition presented by AMRA WA WA Day Long Weekend June 2-4. Come along and see the layouts that the modellers have put together – and the large Lego setup completely revamped. Come ride on the live steam model railway as well as live steam Model traction engines. Not to mention, see if you can solve the model railway puzzles. Show held at Claremont Showgrounds Exhibition Centre, 2018. Ticket costs are Adults $12, Children $10, Families $28, Under 5’s free. For more info

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Casa Mia Montessori School Open Morning Learn more about the Montessori Method and how it can benefit your child. Casa Mia Montessori School are holding an Open Morning today at 9am. RSVP by emailing or visit 11 Hamilton St, Bassendean.

FRIDAY 8 JUNE Chrysalis Montessori School Tour Learn more about the Montessori Method and how it can benefit your child. Chrysalis Montessori School are holding a School Tour today, RSVP by emailing or visit 3-5 Parkland Rd, Glendalough.

SATURDAY 9 JUNE The Montessori School Information Morning Learn more about the Montessori Method and how it can benefit your child. The Montessori School are holding an Information Morning today. RSVP by

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SUNDAY 10 JUNE Carnival of the Animals Featuring the celebrated puppetry of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra comes alive with SaintSaëns’ Carnival of the Animals like you’ve never seen before! There will be face painting and colouring before this theatrical blend of music, puppets and stop motion animation. Showing 1pm and 3pm at Perth Concert Hall. Call 9326 0000 or visit

MONDAY 11 JUNE Riverlands Montessori School Tour Learn more about the Montessori Method and how it can benefit your child. Riverlands Montessori School are holding a School Tour today. RSVP by emailing or visit 359 Arthur Street, Dayton.

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