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Pathways to a successful future The most important thing we can give young people is the Gift of Education. Education gives a sense of purpose and meaning in life and opens up a future. It empowers people to make choices and to realise their talents. Unlike wealth and relationships, once you have an education, you have it for life; nobody can ever steal it from you. To help you select a school or a course of study Mawson Lakes Living brings you a special Education Liftout this month. There’s advice on how to choose a school, where to find Open Days, where to study the International Baccalaureate. In the centrefold you will meet the Principals of our local schools. You can also find out about adult education at the Mawson Centre. When the citizenship awards for 2015 were handed out, two residents from Mawson Lakes were honoured. Announcing Dr Penny Burns as the Council's Senior Citizen of the Year, the Mayor commented: “This woman could live anywhere in the world but she chooses to live in Mawson Lakes.” Mawson Lakes Living asked Dr Burns why she chooses to live here. You can read her reply on page 11. The team at Mawson Lakes Living loves to play with creative design and follow colour trends.

Mawson Lakes Living is an independently owned community magazine for people who live, work, study and play in Mawson Lakes. Advertising is open to anyone with products, services or events relevant to the people of Mawson Lakes. Published by Mawson Lakes Living Magazine Pty Ltd ABN: 71 166 200 728 43 Parkview Drive, Mawson Lakes 5095



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Pantone is the world’s colour authority and each year Pantone designates a Colour of the Year to express in colour what is taking place in the global zeitgeist. To distill the prevailing mood into a single hue Pantone combs the universe, watching out for that one colour seen as ascending through all creative sectors. Influences can include the entertainment industry, upcoming films, art, emerging artists, textures, travel destinations and socio-economic conditions. In 2015 the Colour of the Year is Marsala, a rich, earthy red-brown. Think of the fortified wine and you have it. It’s a sophisticated, complex and full-bodied colour with many layers that translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors. Here at Mawson Lakes Living we have translated Marsala into our layout. You will see it on the cover (teamed with black) and across the pages. I love its warm and dramatic effect. I hope to see lots of Marsala in Mawson Lakes this season, from lipsticks to interior walls. It teams beautifully with teal, blue green and orange. Go, colour our suburb!

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When love dies Last month’s issue "love is in the air" was a heartwarming issue, encouraging us all to go out and live, love and enjoy. Even though I separated from my wife over a year ago, I still think love is worth the risk. For me, the cost of our disconnection was easy and cheap. We were able to agree on our financial arrangements hence the cost was as low as a court filing fee of a few hundred dollars. There are “do it yourself” options through the Federal Court of Australia and Family Court. Free legal advice can be obtained through the Legal Services Commission or Community Legal Services. - Steve Driver Benefits of limerance Being in love is the best feeling in the world. I know, I’m there. My body is filled with hormones. Sex therapist Bettina Arndt, author of The Sex Diaries calls the period of first love "limerance". She says it lasts between 9 months and 2 years. Well, however long it lasts I’m going to enjoy it. Thanks for a great mag last month - Hartley Heywood Dogs off leash I’m shaking as I write to you from the fright we got while walking our dog this evening along Dry Creek Linear Park. A large dog off the leash came out of the creek all muddy and wet, and when he spotted our dog he came running towards us, while the owner casually walked after her dog, not making any attempt to call him back. My husband picked up our dog because it was getting more scared and agitated by this dog running towards us. Once the dog approached he made a few attempts to jump on my husband to get closer to our dog. The owner claimed under Council provisions that it was OK to have her dog off the lease. But Council regulations say that all dogs need to be on a lead between 8am and 6.30pm, and even when dogs are off the lead, an owner must have effective control of their dog. This means that a dog must instantly respond to its owner’s voice commands. Too many people in Mawson Lakes constantly break this law and make walking uncomfortable and unsafe for others.- Delta


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Aggressive dogs Nigella's article on "fence line safety" was excellent. I find when I take my dog for a walk that some dogs behind fences are quite aggressive. My dog has been attacked three times in the street. Also our street is full of barking dogs. We have spoken to our neighbours but they simply ignore us and allow their dog to bark. Apart from it driving us crazy, especially at night, it can't be enjoyable for the dog. We have considered leaving ML because of poor dog behaviour. I would like to encourage you to continue writing articles like this, they just may make a difference. - Kerry Allison Ed - If you missed "fence line safety" in MLL/Jan you can see all past issues of MLL online at How to deal with barking and aggressive dogs If you suffer a recurring problem with a dog in your neighbourhood you can seek assistance from Salisbury Council. Council will require you to keep a diary which you can download from their website. Pets_and_Animals/Dogs/Dog_Noise Council inspectors will visit the site and talk to other neighbours to confirm your complaint before they take action against the dog owner to resolve the problem. Council number is 84068222 Magazine packs a punch I love MLL, it’s full of surprises. It has something for everyone and every time you read it, it packs a punch. - Robyn Mercierre, Salisbury Seniors Project Officer

Send your comments to the editor: Parking Waiver Council is aware that small businesses have found it difficult to start-up in Mawson Lakes. One of the reasons is the large contribution businesses had to make to the future Parking Fund for the area. At its January 2015 meeting, City of Salisbury Council voted on a proposal initiated by Cr Brad Vermeer, to exempt all businesses with a floor space less than 200m2, with a parking shortfall of less than 2 spaces per 100m2, from contributions to the Parking Fund. A review of the effectiveness of this proposal to generate economic activity and its impact on parking will be made in two years. - Cr Steve White Birds of Mawson Lakes Sitting on my fence is a Turtle Dove, and feeding on the nectar of my Grevillias are several New Holland Honeyeaters. Until I looked up the beautiful book Birds of Mawson Lakes on your website (MLL/ Jan) I didn't know the names of these birds. It’s a real pleasure to be able to identify the birds in my garden. - Marlene Tribbeck, Trinity Green.

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Fitness in ML From the number of gyms that advertise in MLL it seems we are a very fit crowd. Not surprising as fitness is a growing national obsession. A recent report shows that Australians spend $8.5 billion a year on gym membership, sports equipment and the latest fitness fads. This equates to about $2,240 per household. Almost one million Australians spend at least $25 a week on gym membership. The report shows that 94 percent of us do some form of physical fitness. The top three fitness activities are walking, running and going to the gym. You see plenty of this in ML. - Cindy McEnroe


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World's Longest Bike made in Mawson Lakes In the lead up to the recent Tour Down Under, a group of Mawson Lakes engineering students had a dream to design, engineer and build the world’s longest bike! The huge bike, over 40 metres in length and weighing 2.5 tonnes, had to meet some important set criteria and come in under a fairly tight budget. The goal was to design and construct a bike that could carry the weight of 20 riders, had only two wheels, and could be powered by a traditional chain and pedal mechanism. It also needed to travel 100 metres or more to snatch the world record from Norway.

As one of the record-breaking crew, UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd said the project had been a bit nerve wracking, but exhilarating. "The whole project has been a fantastic example of great teaching and great partnership and I’m really thrilled for all involved that it has been a success." The bike is currently on display at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes campus. Mawson Lakes engineering students

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UniSA took the Guiness World Record for the world’s longest bike, smashing the previous record by some 16 metres.

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Outdoor artwork in Mawson Lakes may be a picturesque pool with reclining wooden seats in Mobara Park that says our community values nature and spaces for quiet reflection; or it may be a more formal modern sculpture such as the work Ascension rising from Douglas Mawson Lake that celebrates our cultural diversity; or a panel of sculptures at the university that capture the Art of Learning.


Outdoor Art

Knowledge fades with the passing of time and this has made it hard to gather information on some artworks so a lot of reseach has gone into each description. Gorgeous photographs by local photographers illustrate the book.


Mawson Lakes is rich in public art and a new online book on the Mawson Lakes Living website tells you where to find it and what it all means.


Outdoor Art in Mawson Lakes

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I ask the community to consider this book a work in progress and if you can add information I would welcome your input so the book can be progressively updated and kept as a record for others who follow. Please contact the editor at Outdoor Art in Mawson Lakes is a FREE online book. Just look under "other publications" at


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Brain Benders - a test of comprehension and general knowledge Look through this issue to find many of the answers, puzzle solution on page 30 1. Where in Mawson Lakes would you find the sculptural elements on this page? 2. Name the Adelaide festival held in March with over 1000 events that is one of the largest, open-access arts festivals in the world.

9. Name the famous scientist portrayed in the movie now showing "The Theory of Everything". 10. A peleton is a) tight group of cyclists, b) lightweight bullet c) mass of bones and feathers?

3. When in March is Neighbour Day celebrated? 11. An idiom is an expression that has a figurative meaning rather than a literal 4. Which Australian sportsman, educated at meaning. For example "it’s raining cats and Blackfriars School, won the 2015 Tour Down dogs" means a heavy downpour of rain Under? (not cats and dogs falling from the sky). What are the figurative meanings of the 5. The 2015 Australian of the Year is Rosie following five idioms? Batty. For what is she recognised? 6. Which Australian model is the fashion face of Myers? 7. How long is the world's longest bike? 8. What does BYOD stand for? (see Education Liftout)

a) Breaking the ice b) All that glitters is not gold c) A breath of fresh air d) Stop and smell the roses e) Drinking from a fire hydrant

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Top legal adviser at Mawson Lakes A well-respected retired judge of the Family Law Court will be consulting to Northside Lawyers in Mawson Lakes this year.

"Sometimes a small input from an experienced law practitioner can help 'turn the key' and I find this is particularly enriching work,” he said.

Retired Judge Stuart Lindsay from the Federal Circuit Court has worked throughout Australia, but this year he returns to Adelaide as a member of the bar.

Although living in Adelaide from a young age, Stuart had never been to Mawson Lakes until his first visit here in January. “As soon as I came into Mawson Lakes I felt a sense of calm. It’s a modern suburb with modern facilities but it is has the quiet ambience of a sequestered community.”

Principal of Northside Lawyers, Bill Morris, said that Stuart brings calm, logic and politeness to family law that is fraught with emotional conflict. "We are delighted to have a legal professional with an unparalleled understanding of family law come to a suburban practice to consult on matters that are legally complex."

He confided to MLL that the part of his work he most looks forward to each week is coming out to Mawson Lakes. Ed

Since retiring from the bench in 2014 Stuart has been travelling overseas and enjoying professional and spiritual refreshment, but this year he is returning to the bar as a barrister with a chambers in the city. In addition, he will undertake some parttime consulting in Mawson Lakes. While consulting with Northside Lawyers, Stuart will also take on the role of mentor to young lawyers in the Northern District to advise them on work issues.


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Retired Judge Stuart Lindsay with Bill Morris from Northside Lawyers


Citizens Making A Difference From either end of the age spectrum, two residents from Mawson Lakes received Australia Day Awards from the City of Salisbury this year. Dr Penny Burns from Trinity Green was awarded Salisbury Council’s Senior Citizen of the Year for her pioneering work in the field of strategic asset management. Tyele Riddle received the Council’s Young Citizen Award for driver safety eduction. Dr Burns said that as an economist she spent 30 years figuring out how to increase service productivity from government infrastructure by reducing costs and risk. "When I was just starting out in my profession governments did not know the value of their assets or the condition of them."

Presently she is working on a series of podcasts called "You The Mayor" which look at the problems faced by local councils, the consequences of their actions and how, with greater understanding by ratepayers, Councils can do things better.

Dr Penny Burns and Tyele Riddle (at back in black hat) receiving 2015 Salisbury Council’s Citizen Awards.

Dr Burns went on to produce eight parliamentary reports covering water, health, energy, highways, public transport and housing, schools and colleges showing how to use money more effectively to increase productivity and deliver better outcomes and benefits from government resources.

“I love doing things which people tell me are impossible.” - Penny Burns

Today Penny is a sought-after international adviser, and the computer modelling she designed and uses changed the way government assets are managed.

Young Citizen Tyele Riddle (25) was in a car crash when she was 19 that put her in a wheelchair. She now talks to high school students throughout the state as part of the Road Awareness Program in a bid to reduce road crash fatalities. She said that overconfidence and inattentiveness were the biggest dangers for young drivers.

When announcing the award for Dr Burns, Mayor Aldridge commented: "This woman could live anywhere in the world but she chooses to live in Mawson Lakes." Mawson Lakes Living asked Penny why this was so and she replied, "As long as I have my computer I can work in any location, but there are few places in the world that are as pleasant and as friendly as Mawson Lakes. To me it’s like living in a holiday resort. People greet me as I walk around the lake, the shady street trees are magnificent, the Salisbury libraries are excellent and there is hardly any graffiti. I grew up in Salisbury and my family is here and I feel safe and happy here." Ed

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Neighbour Day - Sunday 29 March The community you want starts at your front door Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together the people next door, up the street or across your suburb. It is held on the last Sunday in March each year. Neighbours are important because good relationships with others can enrich and change communities, but often we don’t have time to stop and chat. This is the occasion. Social connection makes us feel better as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Mawson Lakes Living will be holding an afternoon tea this year for its neighbours. What are you doing to get better acquainted with your neighbours? Whether it’s a cuppa with a few people or a barbecue for the block, your Neighbour Day can be as big or small as you’d like.


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Relationships Australia has responsibility for Australia’s annual celebration and they provide ideas on what to do and how to get it up and running. They even have free invitations and posters. Check it out at As a memento, take a few photos with the names of your neighbours and email them to Mawson Lakes Living for possible publication. Ed

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Growing native plants by Berry van Vuuren

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Planting native plants can bring great joy to a gardener and benefits to the environment so I thought I would share some photos of a few of mine which have created glorious colour in my garden this summer.

1 Callistemon/Bottlebrush The bottlebrush has a long life, hardly needs any maintenance and is almost impossible to kill. The flowers attract native birds especially honey eaters and are extraordinarily colourful. This is weeping bottlebrush which grows into a large shrub in all areas of Australia. It flowers from late spring to autumn. 2 Hibiscus Tillaceus/Cottonwood. This is a tree native to the shores of the Pacific and Indian oceans. It can grow to a height of 8-10m and will get very wide if not pruned. This is a very ornamental tree and the flower is bright yellow and lasts just a single day. The leaves are heart shaped and change colour from green to dark red/green and then yellow. It prefers full sun but can be placed in a pot and grown indoors if placed by a window where it gets as much sun as possible. Potted plants will require a balanced fertilizer. 3 Grevilleas This shrub needs full sun or light shade for best results. They require little fertiliser but seaweed products are recommended when planting. Grevilleas may be pruned to maintain an attractive shape. If water stressed they have a good survival rate but may not flower so well. 4 Gaura /Butterfly bush These are hardy perennials that will flower in the first year. They will flower from summer to early winter. They are frost resistant and will grow to approximately 90cm high. They are great for scattered plantings, cottage gardens and containers and pots.

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Education for a successful future With the appointment last month of Susan Close as the State Minister for Education and Child Development we will see changes in SA education. Dr Close is the mother of school-aged children so she has a working knowledge of the education system and she has been listening to educators for quite a while, so expect to see reforms in the services that the government provides. This will involve meeting individual students, the advanced qualifications every teacher will be required to have and the buildings where teaching takes place. As a parent you need to be informed about changes in the education system and you need to

make sure that the school your child attends best suits your child and your family. The article on page 4 will give you tips on choosing a school. However education does not stop when school finishes. Post-school education prepares people for a career, and later in life adult learning enriches the lives of participants, often people who have moved beyond the workforce or those new to Australia. See story on the Mawson Centre on page 10. In this special Education Liftout, Mawson Lakes Living covers many aspects of education and I hope it will prompt you to check things out for yourself, no matter where you are on the education continuum.

Dr Linda Vining

Fellow, Australian College of Educators Editor, Mawson Lakes Living

The "i see" poster on the cover was made by Robyn Bryant who is a wellknown international artist living in Mawson Lakes. It is an educational game/aid for early learners that can be played in many ways. It is designed to help children with word and picture identification and is useful for creating awareness by searching for objects. As parents repeat the words, children learn sounds and develop their vocabulary. It can also be used to teach English to adults, as a memory game for children and as a counting exercise. It can be used in the home, in kindergartens and in waiting rooms. See ad on page 11. More at

Education is the most powerful weapon that people can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela

Courtney, Age 17, lives in Mawson Lakes, attends TAFE, Elizabeth Campus I love the diverse atmosphere at TAFE. Meeting new people from different cultural backgrounds and age groups makes learning really enjoyable. It’s so convenient - only takes me 10 minutes on the train from the Mawson Interchange.

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Choosing a School Choosing the right school can be a decision fraught with anxiety. Here are five steps to guide you through the process. 1. Plan for transition The school decision-making process should begin long before you submit an enrolment application. Don't leave it until the last minute. 2. Gather information You need to do some research to find the school that is right for you and your child. Start by looking at the internet. Another source of information is your local paper where schools advertise. Most schools have websites so once you have a shortlist, look them up online. Talk to other people in the district about schools, and identify those with a good reputation. Find out why people like or dislike a particular school and weigh up the comments, but be careful here; some impressions may be out-of-date and a new order may now exist. 3. Size up the school With a shortlist of broadly defining characteristics in hand, such as location, costs, single sex or co-ed, comprehensive or selective, you are ready to do the footwork. Open Days and school tours will help you determine the ethos of the school, its networks, curriculum, extension and remedial programs, safety and security, parent involvement, support for working parents and sole parents. Ask lots of questions. Does the school have a trybefore-you-buy offer such as a day at the school, holiday sports camps, trial lessons... These events can help you and your child build rapport with staff and experience the school environment first-hand.

Try to differentiate one school from another by considering the benefits that will suit your child and your family's interests and values. Make an effort to find the correct emotional match. For example if your child loves the challenges of sport, choose a school that has good sporting facilities, places emphasis on inter-school competition and trophies. If your child likes to talk, check out the debating club. 4. Look into policies, rules and costs Ask about policies such as codes of behaviour, canteen policies, homework and online learning. Schools offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries so ask about these, particularly if your child has a talent or gift in a particular area. Scholarships are not only awarded to academically gifted students. There are many hidden costs in schools - public and private - so before signing up be sure to ask questions regarding the cost of uniforms, textbooks, excursions, transport, equipment, donation's to the school's foundation, other donations expected of you, as well as fees. 5. Check out communication channels Good communication between home and school is essential so see if the school's website is up-todate and has an area for parents. Read copies of past newsletters. How can parents contact staff? Ask how the school reports a student's progress. When you ring the school office rate the level of customer service. Is the tone friendly and helpful? Do you pick up good vibes that the school has a caring, generous and embracing spirit? Does it appear to be organised? Dr Linda Vining is a former teacher and Director of Development.

Caitlin (13) and Mum, Karen, live in Mawson Lakes. Caitlin attends Endeavour College and is in Year 8 Caitlin: I’m excited to be at Endeavour! I really like the Peer Support Programme which links Year 8 students to the Year 11 students. It’s great as we all know there is support if we need it. Karen (Mum): The school size (under 500) and being co-ed were winners for us. Being linked with UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus, provides a great experience and atmosphere for the students at Endeavour. The resources and facilities are second to none. Living in Mawson Lakes, the location was also excellent.


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Gleeson College Open Night Tuesday 17 March, 4-8pm Visit on Open Night and consider the limitless potential for your child at Gleeson. Gleeson grows potential in secondary students in a co-educational Catholic setting. Join our tours and discover the value of community, specialist programs and high quality teaching and learning. Email us for a copy of the evening’s full program - Follow us on facebook for regular updates on College activities, achievements and celebrations. 40 - 60 SURREY FARM DRVE GOLDEN GROVE 8282 6600 Please mention Mawson Lakes Living when responding to ads


Schools Around the World In France, students attend school from 8am to 4pm with a 2 hour lunch break. They also do a half day on Saturday but have Sunday and Wednesday off.

Iranian boys and girls are educated separately. Girls typically have female teachers, boys are taught by men. Religious study is required. In Egypt, school is compulsory only until age 14. Education is free and class numbers average 75 students.

Australian school days are generally from 8.30am to 3.30pm, 5 days a week. Parents choose from governmentfunded or independent, fee-paying schools.

American schools stagger their start and finish times to accommodate the bus service. Elementary school from 7.30am2.30pm, Middle School and Junior High from 8.30am - 3.30pm. This means one bus driver can collect and drop off all children.

The school day in Brazil starts at 7am and finishes at noon so children can be home to share lunch with their families. It is considered the most important meal of the day.

Students in Russia remain together in the same class for their entire schooling. Year 10 is the last year of mandatory education.

The Finnish education system has no tuition fees and fully subsidises meals for students.

Many schools in Kenya provide lunch for students. Because of severe economic hardships, most students save all or part of their lunch to share with their families.

Japanese schools teach students moral education as a subject. Moral education involves teaching students about health and safety, living a disciplined life, courtesy, understanding and confidence, manners, and environmental awareness.

Yutaro (15) from Japan who is staying in Mawson Lakes on a SA Government Schools Homestay Program, attends Charles Campbell College in Year 10 I love the diverse cultures at my school – I just fitted in straight away so I feel very happy here. Mawson Lakes is a very beautiful place to live. The houses are big and the streets are quiet, not like Tokyo!


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International Baccalaureate at Pedare The Middle Years of Schooling can be a period of time where students switch off to learning, however, at Pedare we aim to make learning as engaging as possible for each student. This is achieved through the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, which fosters the holistic development of each student. The Program allows students to engage in a variety of learning opportunities, which sees our students from Year 6 being able to participate in subjects such as Home Economics, Robotics, Digital Art, Music, Language Acquisition and the Core Learning Areas of Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities. The Middle School at Pedare is a community where students are encouraged to take-risks in their learning and develop greater independence whilst understanding their place in our Global Society. Pedare Christian College celebrating 30 Years of fostering relationships with families enabling students to excel in learning.

For more information please visit the College website at or call 8280 1700. *Private School Bus Service from Mawson lakes*

Priority is given to developing positive relationships between all those involved in the student's learning. In partnership with families, dedicated, enthusiastic teachers share a deep and genuine care for their students as individuals. Teachers are committed professionals who see beyond the limitations and focus on the possibilities by facilitating learning that is engaging and taps into passion and interest. A love of learning is encouraged so that we truly educate the heart of all learners. 'Education of the Heart is the Heart of Education' and in the Middle School at Pedare Christian College we believe it is this foundation that leads our students to success. David Nolan Pedare Christian College - Head of Middle School


James Hughes, Pedare Graduate (2013) 2014 Recipient of the Adelaide University Andy Thomas Scholarship

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Meet Our Principals GLEESON COLLEGE At Gleeson College we believe education has greatest impact when staff work in partnership with students and parents. We form strong, positive relationships with students and strive to provide a secondary, Catholic education which nurtures creative learning, faith, identity and wellbeing. Every young person is immensely capable; and my role as a teacher and a Principal is to care for your children and create conditions here at Gleeson College for them to be the very best that they can be. Andrew Baker, Principal Gleeson College

ST PAUL'S COLLEGE St Paul’s College provides an excellent Catholic education for boys from Reception to Year 12, in the Edmund Rice Tradition. The tradition is based on an educational philosophy which has a profound belief in the equal dignity of each member of our community. St Paul’s core values of Faith, Relationships, Excellence and Diversity underpin all we do and provide the environment in which each and every boy is given the opportunity to maximise his God-given skills and talents. Paul Belton, Principal St Paul's College

OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART OLSH is a vibrant and inclusive community committed to excellence in education. Students find their place with us. A wide range of curriculum offerings and co-curricula activities, develop in students a passion for learning, confidence, leadership, and negotiation skills. Our SHINE program for the Gifted and Talented encompasses acceleration across year levels, enrichment within year levels and engagement in expert extension activities. With specialist Science, Dance and Arts programs, our engaging, student-centred approach to learning ensures our students achieve exceptional results. Joy Bedford, Principal, OLSH College

MAWSON LAKES SCHOOL Our school continues to grow with 765 students now enrolled. This confirms to me what I had heard before commencing here this year: Mawson Lakes School is a great school! This year our students are looking forward to a number of things, including our Japanese exchange trip and imminent upgrades to our sporting play areas. I look forward to meeting more of the community over 2015. David Cowles, Principal of Mawson Lakes School.


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ENDEAVOUR COLLEGE At Endeavour, we believe that education is, at its best, a partnership between parents, educators and students. In working collaboratively, students achieve to the very best of their abilities. Endeavour students have flourished due to our curriculum being inclusive of emotional and social development. Endeavour has recently upgraded Food Technology, and Design Technology spaces; in addition to large recreational areas and modern IT facilities. Heather Vogt, Principal, Endeavour College

KING'S BAPTIST King’s is a Reception – Year 13, co-educational, low-fee, Christ-centred school, where Christian values and beliefs provide a vibrant, yet orderly and safe, learning environment for all. Our goal is that 100% of our school leavers will progress to a job, traineeship, apprenticeship, TAFE or a University course. In 2014, 33% of our Year 12 students achieved an ATAR in the top 10% of the State. King’s is equipping young people to enter many and varied career paths and to face the many challenges that life presents. They are taking their place in our wider community, ready to make a positive and valuable contribution. The ‘Vision of Faith’ on which the School was founded in 1983, continues to find expression in the lives of young people and families. Working together we can achieve the extraordinary. Russell Eley, Principal King's Baptist

TYNDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Tyndale Christian School is an independent, co-educational, inter-denominational Reception to Year 12 school at Salisbury East. Our core purpose is to be intentional about providing an excellent, inclusive, and affordable Christian education that equips our students to serve God and His world. Our students will gain an understanding of their spiritual and social responsibly to the local, national and international communities in which they belong, as we nurture and prepare them to move into life beyond the School, confident and competent in their chosen pathway. Michael Potter, Head of Schools, Tyndale Christian School

PEDARE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE Pedare is a unique and progressive coeducational school committed to excellence in educational outcomes, putting students first and fostering partnerships with families. The development of quality relationships between students, staff and families is an important part of your child’s experience at Pedare. Pedare students are encouraged to be fully engaged in the full life of the College including Faith Studies, leadership programs, academic competitions, overseas trips, school camps and the vibrant curricular and extra-curricular programs. Each Pedare student is encouraged to ‘Let their Light Shine’. Mike Millard, Principal Pedare Christian College

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The Mawson Centre - a learning and community hub When the Mawson Centre (MAWS) opened in 2005, right in the heart of Mawson Lakes, the civic centre won several architectural awards for its handsome and functional design. Ten years on, the Mawson Centre operates as a learning, cultural and community hub and serves as a pivotal link between the town centre, the university, the local schools and the community. The functional areas of the building offer banks of computers, a 250 seat lecture theatre, general teaching rooms, 2 community meeting rooms, executive offices for UniSA, a joint school and public library, an exhibition space, and a coffee shop and courtyard.

These encompass adult learning workshops (for example, English literacy, Toastmasters, art and computer classes), health and wellbeing activities (Tai Chi, dance and walking groups), and a variety of interest groups (for example, Garden Club, Over 50s Group, Girl Guides, Quilting Friends and the Photography Club). You can download the calendar for events and courses at MAWS from the website at or pick up a printed copy from the Mawson Centre which is located on the corner of Main Street and The Boulevard. Phone 8302 5449.

MAWS is jointly owned by UniSA (64%), City of Salisbury (19%) and the Department of Education (18%). It is managed by a Board representing the owners. On the day-to-day basis, UniSA cares for and controls the facility. Within the Mawson Centre, Salisbury Council operates the community library and it employs a part-time community development coordinator, Claudine Spinner, to run its community learning programs and events.

Hayden (14) Mawson Lakes resident attending St Paul's College, Year 9 The teachers are all really nice, helpful and encouraging. The facilities are amazing, we even have a full size laboratory, wood and metal workshops – I feel privileged to go to St Paul’s. I wake up excited every day to see what we are going to do at school!

Theresa, Mawson Lakes resident - one son at Mawson Lakes School and one at St Paul's College Theresa: The most significant consideration for me when choosing a school was what the school could offer my child. The facilities were very important to me and I was really impressed when I visited St Paul’s on their Open Day.


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Supporting international Education Amrita is a 5-year-old who attends Parijat Academy, in the rural State of Assam, North-East India. Established in 2003 Parijat Academy started with just 4 children in a small room with a pair of desks. It has now grown to a school of over 500 students. Children receive free, quality education and are encouraged to develop the positive qualities of loving, kindness, compassion and universal responsibility. Friends of Parijat Academy, started by Lynette Kelly of the Mawson Lakes Living Team, is an effort to help the school raise the funds necessary to keep this noble grassroots movement alive. Parijat uses the sponsorship funds to buy school furniture, pay teacher salaries, provide

school uniforms, textbooks and school bags, milk for the undernourished students, medical check-ups and medical treatment for children suffering from various conditions. Through Mawson Lakes Living’s gift of sponsorship, Parijat will be able to provide Amrita with a brighter future. You too can get involved by supporting a child’s education for just $5 a month. With no admin costs, 100% of your contribution directly supports the school. If you would like to sponsor a student at Parijat, please contact Lynette Kelly on 0438 513 960 or email lynette@

Gamification - a new way to learn Gamification is the application of digital games to learning and it is increasingly being used in professional training, schools and higher learning settings. Online games are moving from just fun to more important roles in teaching content, monitoring learning progress and practicing skills. Improvements in virtual reality technology have fostered the growth of digital games, while mobile devices have made it easier for students to access them. Advocates say that digital games promote curiosity, focus and the continuous processing of information. Teachers can capitalize on the benefits of co-play as well as helping to improve players’ social skills by encouraging play together, in small groups, or large classes. It also offers opportunity to develop emerging and traditional forms of literacy. With minimal instructions, players are motivated to seek out information about how games work, including communicating with experts, watching or creating tutorials, or reviewing how-to texts (online or in print). In the work environment, gamification develops skills in digital literacy and understanding how systems work. These skills will become increasingly important where jobs and responsibilities are regularly changing. Gaming requires spacial 28

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reasoning, maths and logic and this can be used in games to solve social issues and seek real world solutions to problems. On the negative side, gamification may be overapplied, with teachers believing that simply applying “game rewards” (points, leveling, badges) will aid learning. Gaming, and especially video games, may prove addictive, which even in the context of education may prove harmful. And there have been long-held concerns with violence and gender and diversity issues.

While teachers report increased motivation and comprehension in schools that have adopted technology in their learning process, different schools have taken different appraoches. Some have adopted the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy, encouraging students in upper Primary and High School to bring a tablet, an iPad or a laptop to school. Others provide the equipment to students on a loan basis or a payment instalment plan incorporated into tuition fees.

“Great teaching is about a person’s curiosity being awakened and about exploring possibilities.” - Randall Pearce Head of Pedare Junior School

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Building a career pathway A council-run traineeship program at the Polaris Centre in Mawson Lakes is training and supporting local youth to take their first steps towards a future career path. Janet Wootton, Economic Development Project Officer, has been recognised with a leadership award for her role in mentoring a dozen residents over more than a decade. These positions provide paid, hands-on experience and an opportunity to earn an income while studying for a nationally accredited Certificate in Business and Local Government. "Trainees gain administrative skills, workforce experience and a qualification, all while earning an income. This provides a much-needed boost to morale and improves the employability of participants," said Janet. Nearing the end of her 12 month position, Hayley

(pictured with Janet) was working at a gym and questioning her future direction when she applied for her current role at the Polaris Centre. "I feel so grateful to have this experience and all the knowledge I have gained, as well as a qualification," said Hayley. Last year's trainee, Talitha, is on her way to becoming a paralegal after completing her traineeship. She credits her experience at the Polaris Centre with helping her land her dream job as a rounds clerk at a law firm. Susan and Ray live in Mawson Lakes. Their daughter Erin attends Mawson Lakes School Location is important but also we are happy with the reputation, and all the facilities are new. Erin went to the preschool on the same grounds and we were very happy with that. Erin in Year 3 likes the play areas, the classrooms and teachers, her friends, and the buddy system at school. She is a 'big buddy' for the first time this year and is very proud of that.

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Birth to Year 12 on one site New schools are increasingly offering education and care programs on one site that extend from the infant and toddler years to the end of secondary school.

Childcare educators, teachers, healthcare professionals, social work professionals and community workers can link together to support families.

There are several reasons for offering education in this way. Governments, including those in Australia, are realising that education begins at birth, not just from when children commence school at around 5 years.

Furthermore, it is convenient for families to bring their children to one site rather than two or more. In the long term, education sites that include the infant to secondary school years build community capacity because they enable the development of networks that make well-functioning communities so important to the challenging task of raising children.

Co-location of such programs gives educators at all levels the opportunity to work together in a coordinated way to provide education for children until adulthood.

For further information contact the North Adelaide Regional Office of the Department of Education on 8256 8111

Transitions between childcare, preschool, primary and secondary school are likely to be smoother.

Associate Professor Victoria Whitington School of Education, University of South Australia

Families also benefit from the range of related health and community services that can be offered because of economies of scale in settings that cater for more children.


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Am I too sensitive? This question is often posed to me by my clients. At the times when we feel like we are experiencing hurt or sadness and people around us don’t seem to understand the depth of our feelings, we can begin to question our own responses. Am I too sensitive? Am I over–reacting? Should I just get on with it? Every soul is born sensitive. That is, until we learn how to stop feeling the feelings. We become de-sensitised. As tiny babies we are conditioned to stop crying when we are hungry or uncomfortable. We get rocked and fed, changed and rocked again, all in an effort to stop us from expressing any sound at all! "Good" babies are usually seen as the quiet ones, passive, compliant and easy to take anywhere because they won’t make a fuss. As we grow up, we observe that the adults around us just don’t seem to be emotional beings. They have a seemingly inner strength and ability to not burst into floods of tears when painful things happen. Some adults however have turned off the switch to all of their feelings and don’t acknowledge that they have any emotion. It does, after all, take courage to be vulnerable and allow yourself to be seen as a feeling human being. After having held down and suppressed all kinds of feelings and emotions, we can become desensitised to the upsets of life, until one day, like a volcano it all surges out in a spurt of illness, rage, "nervous breakdown" and very strong emotions. Finally we get some attention!

Some people have the opposite response, they suppress everything and turn their feelings inward, that leads to depression and feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. When we see ourselves reacting to situations and having strong feelings and responses to certain deeds and actions, we can find ourselves asking, "is it just me that feels this way?" As the emotional adult develops and grows they can become extremely vulnerable to the energies that are around them. I mentioned to one of my clients recently that resensitisation is "like having severe sunburn, even a hug can feel painful." This is normal, and it is useful to recognise your new tenderness as a 'resensitisation'. Re-sensitising needs to occur when you are reconnecting with your heart and feelings again. We need, whilst we are re-discovering ourself, to keep ourselves safe from situations that are harsh; not from a place of fear and paranoia, but as a way of protecting our newborn life. This re-connection with the original and vital emotional body will emerge gradually and gently, as the emotional adult develops and grows. This newness arrives as an awareness of energies and calm, not out of denial of our sensitivity but from a place of peace and acceptance that every feeling is valid. Stay sensitive, it’s a wonderful human trait… So, no, you are not TOO sensitive. Bronwyn Barter is the Principal of Rebirthers Training Australia. She writes and speaks on relationships, depression and communication. She lives in Mawson Lakes. This is an edited version from one of her articles. Ed 08 8260 2086 0408 853 364

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Dining Review On the Plate RENNO SPICE RESTAURANT, Mawson Lakes In the streets of Mawson Lakes, hidden treasures can often be found. And that’s certainly the case with Renno Spice. Set back on Garden Terrace, lies a luxuriously decorated, traditional Szechuan style Chinese restaurant that caters for the whole family. Their chef has over 10 years experience in creating authentic Northern Provincial food with variations to suit the local palate.

An extensive menu of traditional chinese dishes in an elegant and comfortable dining environment

With a fully stocked bar and traditional favourites such as Crispy Skin Duck and Szechuan Chilli Chicken, I spent some serious time pondering the ever-changing menu. I chose to sample the Spring Rolls and a selection of Pork and Chicken with Prawn Dumplings as a starter. Local owner Mary, explained that the secret to their delicious taste was their traditional home-made preserved cabbage. For something away from my usual staple of chicken and sweet-corn soup, I tried the Golden Soup and I’m glad I did. Succulent fish and Endoki mushrooms in a flavoursome golden broth. Traditionally, this dish is enjoyed as much for its perceived wealth-attracting qualities as for its taste. The sweet and sour and honey chicken dishes were delicious - succulent meat in a crispy batter smothered in a sticky sweet sauce with a smattering of vegetables on crispy noodles - just as I like it! Finally, I tasted the Fish Fillet in Spicy Pouring Oil and what a surprise it was, just enough kick so the flavours harmonised beautifully with the rice. This dish is a real treat - a giant bowl makes a dramatic entrance and the server ladles out and discards the flavour-imparting chillis at the table, leaving the succulent, melt-in-the-mouth fish. Review by Lynette Kelly 34

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La Maschera 2013 Pinot Grigio, Limestone Coast The Carnivale of Venice in Italy has been celebrated in the San Marco Square since the 10th Century, with people dancing and feasting behind elaborate and exotic masks.

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This month’s wine takes its name from this event. La Maschera means the mask. The wine comes from the coastal maritime regions of the Limestone Coast in South Australia where the grapes sourced emulate the Northern Italian cooler climate - the home of Pinot Grigio. The wine in colour is almost water clear with a tinge of green around the hue. Aromas of fresh pear and granny smith apple are followed by some citrus and a faint hint of honeysuckle, with a textured mouthfeel and fresh acidity to finish.




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Nicoise Salad Salad nicoise is one of the the most famous of all salads. There are countless versions of this classic French summer salad, named after the city of Nice. Its correct ingredients are often disputed, while even the way it is assembled can cause arguments. However you serve it, Nicoise salad is a great dish for warm weather- hearty and satisfying yet light and oh so easy to throw together! INGREDIENTS 400g tuna or salmon steak 800g waxy baby potatoes 300g green beans, trimmed 4 free-range eggs 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives Dressing 2 teaspoons dijon or wholegrain mustard 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil juice of one lemon 2 tablespoons capers roughly chopped 3 tablespoons fresh chopped dill Âź cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped METHOD 1. Cook potatoes and beans: Bring a mediumsize pot of water to the boil. Halve or quarter potatoes so they are all roughly the same size. Boil for 10 minutes until just tender. Drop beans into boiling water with the potatoes and cook for a further 3 minutes. Drain potatoes and beans. Set aside.

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Brush the fish with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill each side for only 2 to 2.5 minutes. The center should be raw, like sushi, or the tuna will be tough and dry. Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes while you prepare the eggs.


Soft-boil eggs: place eggs in a small pot of cold water, bring to a boil and cook for exactly 4 minutes once the water starts to boil. Run eggs under cold water (to stop them cooking). Once cooled, peel off shells.


Make the dressing: In a large bowl (big enough to hold the entire salad), whisk all dressing ingredients together and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss potatoes, beans, tomatoes, olives and red onion with the dressing.


Assemble: To serve, divide the dressed salad between plates and top with flakes of cooked, still warm, tuna or salmon steak. Cut boiled eggs in half lengthways and place two halves on top of each plate.

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Movie Review The Theory of Everything In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde. At the age of 21 Hawking learns that he has motor neurone disease. Despite this - and with Jane at his side he begins an ambitious study of Time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could ever imagine. This is an extraordinary story played by an extraordinary young actor (Eddie Redmayne). Watching him slumped in a wheelchair, simulating the effects of motor neurone disease it's easy to forget he's an actor. And there's the voice. Hawking gave permission for Redmayne to use the synthesiser that he himself began to employ after a tracheotomy robbed him of his speech in the 1980s. But that comes much later. Adapted from a memoir by Jane Wilde, Hawking's first wife, the story begins at university where Hawking is studying for his doctorate with no inkling of the diagnosis that is going to change his life. A loving husband and father, Hawking is so excited by the intellectual revelations unfolding in his head that he fails to see the toll his rapidly developing disease is having on his 3 children and wife, and he and Jane gradually grow apart. Redmayne and Felicity Jones, as Jane, display a poignant awareness of all they are losing. While the script skimps on science, it points out the paradoxes in Hawking's personal and professional relationship with time. In a way, he's outwitted it by surviving the disease, which was supposed to kill him 50 years ago. Yet it taunts him with reminders of how it felt to move freely without pain. This film is not depressive but a triumph. Don't miss it. Ed



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New Signage Large durable blue "You Are Here" signs have been placed by Salisbury Council in locations around Mawson Lakes to help people find their way and to guide walkers along the Dry Creek River Trail. The signs can be found along Dry Creek, in Mobara Park, Warehouse Lane, Parkdale Drive, The Strand and Garden Terrace. The River Trail has a map showing 14 km of walkways from the hilly escarpment to the sea, and part of this traverses Mawson Lakes. Along Dry Creek you will also see a series of interpretative signs prepared by the students of Mawson Lakes describing the history of the area and the plants and animals that live in and around Dry Creek. Ed


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Crossword Puzzle

DOWN 1. Word with 'cross' or 'crow' 2. Action film staple 3. Relative of 61 Across 4. "while" lead-in 5. Breaks a promise 6. "Get out!" 7. Florists' needs 8. Boxing's "Greatest" 9. Secret meeting 10. Carve on, as a monument 11. It may involve dogs and foxes 12. Heretofore 13. Complain about 18. Cart pullers 22. "We" may precede it 23. _______Domingo 24. Comparatively frosty 25. '60s TV show (with '77') 27. Vegas shooting game

29. Encountered 30. Angular hair wave 32. Big name in electric shavers 34. Biscotto flavouring 35. Spell of forgetfullness 37. Garden flower 38. 180 deg from WSW 40. Warrior of old Japan 41. Cause of ruin 43. Always, in verse 44. Breathe laboriously 45. Pirate's plunder 46. Distinctive atmospheres 47. Symbol of Christianity 50. Bit of matter 51. Within reach 54. After-school bake sale org 55. Pigeon's utterance 56. Down Under bird 57. Sample, as hot tea

ACROSS 1. Word before "beware!" 6. Extraterrestrial realm 11. "If I only ____ a brain" 14. Cloudless sky colour 15. Two points in time? 16. "___ it or lose it" 17. Vigorous 19. "The city that never sleeps" for short 20. Amarillo's state 21. Major impact evidence 23. Venus, to Serena 26. It may be cut or paste? 27. Transparency 28. Insight 30. Horror director Wes 31. Very good-looking people 32. Unlike chickens? 33. Guy's honey 36. Campus concern 37. Bellyache 38. Sicilian landmark 39. A miner matter? 40. Clothes lines 41. Slit open, ironically 42. Be about to cry 44. Granitelike rock 45. One who's left holding the bag? 47. Ungentlemanly type 48. ____Wee Reese of baseball fame 49. Beat to the finish line 50. Felony fire 52. Hockey legend Bobby 53. Make confetti 58. Half a cocktail? 59. Turnpike travelers, briefly 60. Mama Judd 61. "Got that right" 62. Islamic leaders 63. Word with 'singing' or 'bible'


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they think its “not cool” to hang around with mum. Then I would happily travel with Bradley Cooper. What’s on your Bucket List: Africa, I would love to do a luxury Safari one day soon. Best tip to any first time travellers: Pack lightly, make sure you know the climate you’re travelling to and pack accordingly. I am still trying to master this, seven pairs of shoes for a week long holiday is really not required. What’s your claim to fame: Umm I don’t have one, yet! still working on it. Where are you travelling in 2015? Bali for relaxing, Falls Creek for some skiing and a cruise for Christmas.

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Kids Corner with Kirra and Sharna Paper Planes Paper Planes is an inspirational Australian family drama film set in outback Western Australia. 11-year-old Dylan is growing up motherless in the remote backcountry of Australia. When his passion for flight and inventive spirit land him a hard-won spot in the regional Paper Plane Championships in Sydney, a dream is born. The young boy contends with disapproval, bullying and a lack of funds to reach the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

Kirra, 12 years old "There are some good messages about bullying in this movie and it was a little bit sad sometimes but also great fun to watch"

Sharna, 8 years old "My favourite part was when he threw the plane and I thought it wasn't going to make it!"


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Fashion Trends for 2015 Take a trip to the city to see the current fashion trends. I was in town last week and this is what I saw. Bold floral clutches are a staple

The shelves are full of envelop clutch bags. A slim black or midnight blue is a staple of a wellequipped wardrobe but white for winter is also a fashion goer. In 2015 the clutch style features big, bold floral blooms, holographic prints that glisten as they catch the light and origami-style folds. Keep your evening wear subtle and let your bag do the posturing for you.

Team pale blue with Marsala

This year, jeans are getting an update with the boyfriend cut being swapped for high waisted flares or high-waisted straight legs as denim goes upmarket. Black leather drainpipes go to the back of the wardrobe, replaced with looser cuts, and look out for the comeback of the culotte. Flat shoes are here to stay, but we’ve moved on from the penny loafers to a renewed cut following the Gucci horse-bit moccasin style, with the horse bit also appearing on boots, bags and belts. Crisp white makes a big statement this winter but pale pink is apparently moving on... to pale blue. Other pastel shades are lemon, soft greys and mint green. Pale blue is in many shop windows and designer collections so you’ll have to accept that it will be worn widely. You can undercut its inherent sweetness by wearing it with interesting pairings like olive, navy, purple or lemon. If you prefer something more earthy go for the fashion colour of the year, Marsala. See page 3.

High waisted flares and a tobacco suede jacket for winter

2015’s update on the pencil skirt is the wrap skirt in soft, slinky fabrics or gauzy chiffons. Skirts have gone ladylike so look for intelligent use of fabric folds that prevent you doing a "show all" when sitting down. Speaking of folds, you’ll see lots of ruffles, sculptured frills and creative folds decorating many a torso this year.

Look out for horse-bit accessories this year

The black jacket has lost favour. Instead try a peachsoft tobacco suede or a blue unlined leather that looks as good as it feels. Happy shopping. Ed

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Natural Healing for Dogs

by Nigella

When Jo Branson came to see me I just lay on my back, rolled over and enjoyed her gentle touch as she gave me a full body massage and checked out my body's muscles and bone structure. Mummy invited Jo over to our house because Jo has just started a business in Mawson Lakes called Wags’n’Purr, where she goes into a dog’s home and identifies sore spots in the muscles and tendons and sets about relieving pain and tension. If a dog is anxious or has behavioural problems, or has been injured or mistreated, Jo will work with the vet if applicable, using natural hands-on therapy to bring relief to the dog and repair scar tissue. One of my friends, a labrador called Blacky is getting rather old and has arthritic shoulders, so Blacky’s owner took him to see Jo. After just a few sessions, Jo was able to relieve the tension in his shoulders and neck. Now dear Blacky sleeps more comfortably, walks more easily and has improved digestion and toiletting. It has made a big difference to his quality of life. He’s cheeky again!


Jo said that there are 4 main muscles in a dog's neck and a tight lead can throw a dog’s neck out of alignment. “I find that many dogs suffer from neck and shoulder problems and they really benefit from therapeutic soft tissue massage,” she said. Jo is undertaking a three year diploma at the National College of Traditional Medicine where

Jo Branson checks my skeleton and

the focus is all about dogs and how to improve their health and wellbeing through non-invasive treatment and good nutrition. After a lot of checks and questions about my daily habits and health, Jo concluded that fortunately I don’t have any problem areas, but like most humans, I love a massage. Mummy said I just closed my eyes and with a smile on my face, drifted in and out of sleep. I felt great afterwards. Jo is so gentle and sweet. What a relaxing treat. If this is natural therapy, I can really recommend it.

Nigella x


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Injuries from collar and lead pressure A tight collar or the pressure from a pull of the leash can cause neck injury, nerve damage or behavioural problems for your dog. Your dog’s neck, where the collar sits and where the pressure is felt, contains the trachea, oesophagus, thyroid gland, lymph nodes, jugular veins, spinal column and muscles integral for neck movement. Neck injuries can result from just one hard pull from the leash, which can strain the integral muscles for neck movement. It can also result in bruising, whiplash, headache, crushed trachea or fractured vertebrae. Pulling of the leash and the pressure of the collar can prohibit the nerves supplying the forelimbs. A dog may experience lameness in the foreleg or unusual sensations in the paws, resulting in excessive licking.


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A cushioned collar loose enough to fit 2 fingers underneath and a walking harness are less likely to cause injury. Also useful is behavioural training for your dog to reduce pulling when walking. Neck muscle strain can be seen in a dog’s discomfort in maintaining normal posture. Your dog may be unwilling to move forward, resist sideways movement, or hold the head low or sideways to relieve pressure/pain. Discomfort or changes in your dog’s posture can be treated with remedial canine myofunctional massage. Jo has a Diploma in Small Animal Naturopathy and Certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy, MA (Child Lit), DipPM, Hon (Lib and Info Man), BA (Communication).

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Community Groups Listings sponsored by Mawson Lakes Living. Community Church: Sundays 10:00am Endeavour College. Stephen - 0403 007 156 or 8162 5108 Cricket Club: Two day and one day senior teams New Friday night u/10 team. Anton - 0412 394 592 Crossroads Community Church: Sunday 10:30am The Denison Centre, Mawson Lakes School Anthony - 8258 3179 or 0425 874 240 Heart Foundation Walking groups Mon/Wed/Fri 8.30am Mawson Lakes Interchange Christine 8260 3855 Mon–Thur 7.15pm Lake’s edge opposite Boat Deck Café Elaine 0415 889 018 Football Club Training: Tues & Thurs 6:15pm at Mawson Lakes Hotel Oval Geoff - 0410 412 281 Life Church: 5:00pm every Sunday. Level 1, 31 Main Street, Mawson Lakes Nick - 8284 3861 Mawson Lakes Garden Club 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm Mawson Centre, room 2-03. Ph Vaal Thrupp: 0499 303 167 Find us on Facebook Mawson Lakes Girl Guides Contact Girl Guides SA on 8418 0900 Mawson Lakes Hotel Social Club: functions, discounts, weekly members draw and meat raffles $30 annual fee. Lyall Hill - 0414 951 859 Mawson Lakes Music Appreciation Club 4th Sunday of month at 4pm in different homes. Ph: 8260 7077

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Brain Benders solution from page 9 1. Technology Park 10. A tight group of on Cnr Park Way and cyclists Second Ave 11. a) To do 2. Adelaide Fringe something to ease the Festival awkwardness of a social 3. Last Sunday in March situation 4. Rohan Dennis b) Appearances can be 5. Campaign against deceiving family violence c) Something that is new 6. Jennifer Hawkins and refreshing 7. Over 40 metres d) Take time to relax and 8. Bring Your Own Device enjoy life 9. Stephen Hawkins e) Information overload

Mawson Lakes Photography Club For experienced/amateur photographers of all ages. Vaughan 0400 472 318

Word Target solution from page 15 9 letter word = DANGEROUS

Mawson Lakes 'Ducklings' Playgroup: Birth to 5 years 9.30am Mondays and Thursdays at Denison Centre Bec 0422 425 967 or Michelle 0481 234 212

How many words did you find? 14 = Excellent 12 = Good 10 = Average

Mawson Lakes Scout Group Meets Scout Hall, Parafield Gardens weekly. Ages 6-15 Jeff - 0407 619 357 or Sarah - 0417 848 088

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Mawson Lakes Toastmasters Club Communication and leadership training Darko 0403 314 498 Mawson Lakes Golf Club Redeveloped, new members & public welcome Playgroups in Mawson Lakes on facebook or Fran T. - 8162 5108 / 0437 081 942 Rotary Club of Mawson Lakes Significance Church: Sundays 10:00am GP Building UniSA Office 8260 1832 mobile 0434 679 754 A/H Quilting Friends: alternate Mondays 6pm-9pm & 2nd & 4th Sat each month 10am-5pm - Mawson Centre Clare - 8367 6918 or


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