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It’s another full issue this month, cram-packed with everything Christmasy, from last-minute gift ideas, to holiday events like concerts, festivals and fairs. There is bound to be something for everyone! Don’t throw your tickets away for the Grow Project raffle just yet, because the draw date has changed to the 13th of March 2013. Make sure you buy a ticket for the chance to win $5,000 worth of prizes from The Good Guys in Cannington. Anyone interested in helping the Grow Project to sell tickets should turn to article on page 11. Once you have Christmas wrapped up,what do you do with the kids? The Department of Conservation and Environment’s “Nearer to Nature” program always has interesting, educational and exciting school holidays activities, so turn to page 13 to see where you can download their sparkling summer calendar for 2013. For your added convenience, other fun local school holiday activities are listed within our Community Noticeboard on page 19. Perhaps you could take the kids to a Wildlife Discovery Centre Tour at Kanyana (see page 5).

The Cross Park and Springdale Park Master Plan is at its very crucial next stage. After a culmination of discussions and workshops with city officers, councillors, stakeholders, community and local residents, we are one step closer to a result everyone can be happy with. Broader City consultation through public advertising will provide an additional opportunity for comment and input into the draft designs, prior to a final report being provided to Council. The 18th of December until the 8th of February next year will be the opportune time for the community to add further opinions and suggestions. If you were planning on getting yourself to the cinema to see Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables, then why not join the Roleystone Theatre and come along to their Movie Night Fundraiser. On the 16th of January, you can join them at the Grand Cinemas in Armadale for a night of fabulous fun. Tickets cost $15, and can be booked if you use the contact details on page 26. In today’s day and age, it is very disappointing to see that roadside litter is


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On the 8th of February last year, my husband lost his long battle with bowel cancer. He was totally unaware that Roleystone and Kelmscott were burning, and that the fires were only half a kilometre away. What with my four sons stuck on the other sides of the fires, and my husband unconscious, it would have been impossible to evacuate him. It was a time of great stress, fear, and sorrow for me. For reasons I never understood, my husband Trevor always seemed to believe that fires happened to other people in other places. We never had a fire plan or preparation

at all. The leaf-filled gutters were only cleared in Winter, combustible materials lay where they fell until they decomposed, and the hoses stayed in the veggie garden. Although I have always had my box with those special irreplaceable things in case I had to leave quickly, there was nothing in place to protect them. When I became the one in charge, I phoned the Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade. Matt Plowman came to see me, and immediately understood the situation: I am 75 years old, on my own, with a 10 acre bush property, and had no idea where to start. He did several thorough inspections of the whole place, and then carefully explained what should, and could, be done to prepare for the next fire season, which is now upon us. He and the boys have been truly wonderful! They have just done a “controlled burn” over a good part of the property, leaving escape patches for the wildlife and wildflowers. They have also cleared the leaf litter and detritus which can become fuel for the fire, widened the fire breaks to meet regulations, sorted out the combustible materials, and cleaned out the gutters. Next year, I hope to have sprinklers on the roof! I cannot fully express my gratitude to Matt, Craig and the great crew. Thank you! They were all so cheerful, helpful, n hard working, friendly and very knowledgeable. n They’ve even been back to visit, checking for any smouldering embers. Matt n said that he would “keep an eye” on me in case of fire, knowing that I’m a cranky old arthritic geriatric female (my words, not his). I’m training the cat for the event of a fire, but he’s useless with the hose. Like most cats, he doesn’t listen, and he turns the tap the wrong way. At least I can rest easy, knowing that he and I are fire-ready. Are you? Pat, Roleystone.

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The Year of National Reading is coming to a close, and in a few weeks it will be a title of the past. Earlier in the year, I wrote about this subject, and as I promised, I read E.H. Gombrich’s “A Little History of the World”, which I found quite enjoyable. Two more books I would recommend are “The Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson, and Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”, both of which are still very applicable to life in the world of today. “Silent Spring” celebrates its 50th anniversary of publication this year. If ever a book shattered complacency of the time, it was this book. Carson’s assertion was that the shameful use of chemicals such as pesticides, insecticides, and DDT had done great harm to the world’s environment, especially in detriment to birds. Carson’s point of view was certainly challenged, but it still has relevance to today, particularly when you consider the debates regarding our orchards. Ray Bradbury is an accomplished novelist who wrote principally in fantasy and science fiction. I enjoy his works and find him very stimulating, especially in “Fahrenheit 451”. Published in 1954, the book caused quite a vortex of controversy, but has since been made into a feature film and two BBC Radio dramatisations. Over the summer, I encourage you to go and read some of the texts I’ve mentioned, as well as “For the Term of his Natural Life”. Perhaps you might even like to share your readings with some of our younger citizens as well. They are our future, and just because the Year of Reading is ending, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue learning from and loving books. Benjamin Seabrook, Roleystone.

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I have lived in Roleystone for more than 8 years, and have noticed that we have been subject to more car and house break-ins and burnouts in the last 6 months. I have heard views from around our community, and even on the community Facebook page, which say that the teenagers who hang out at the skate park each afternoon must be the ones trashing the area and doing burnouts in our streets. I know for certain that a lot of these teenagers are not the ones doing this to our community. Many teenagers hang around the skate park because it is all they have up here. Why would they want to trash the place that they go to for recreation? If you remember back to your own adolescence, I’m sure you had a place where you caught up with your mates and got away from your parents. I doubt you trashed that special place, since you wanted to keep going back there. I think it’s about time that the people who are new to Roleystone understand that

a community works best when it works together. Instead of blaming these teenagers for something they have little knowledge of, people should be getting involved in the community themselves, and perhaps working with the teenagers instead of against them. We have many good teenagers in our community who get involved in designing new skate parks, attending community events, helping fight dieback, volunteering at the local fire station, and even assisting in fighting bush fires like the RoleystoneKelmscott blaze that lasted for over a week. These young adults have worked hard for us, and the commitment they have shown to their community should be commended, and perhaps even utilised. They can be our eyes on the streets, at the parties and other events where parents aren’t present. There are many great teenagers who will (and already do) support our community. Ray Adams, Roleystone.

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Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 NEWS RELEASE Suspicious Behaviour Armadale Police request the public’s help in calling 13 14 44 to report suspicious behaviour in their suburb. This is the best opportunity we have in preventing crimes and catching perpetrators who have just committed an offence. Sometimes you may be the only witness to a crime and play a pivotal role in proving an offence. Please do not hesitate in providing a statement to police and putting these offenders before court so that we can prevent further offences. Also, please no not be alarmed if you happen to see people running from police and police not pursuing back. Unfortunately, some community member are committed to wasting police officer’s time by running from police when they have not committed any crime, in the hope that police will chase them. We will always pursue those individuals we know have committed an offence and generally have a good success rate in capture. Bushfire and Hazardous Weather Season With summer now upon us it is time to review or create our bushfire plans- what you and your family will do in the case of a bushfire. For information on bushfire visit FESA’s website, In

the event of a bushfire FESA have authority over the incident and bush fire operations. The Police officers and SES personnel you see blocking roads or speaking to residents are acting under instructions of the incident controller. As the name suggests, the incident controller has the absolute control of the incident; they are responsible for everything and everybody. Please be aware, when a road closure is put in place the law states that there is no entry except for fire crews. If you leave your house or are not home when a full road closure is put in place, you will not be allowed access. The incident controller’s focus is people safety. Road Safety As was seen recently with the tragic fatal crash in Byford, patience and tolerance are crucial when driving on our roads. If the Byford crash was a result of ‘road rage’, then it was completely avoidable with some patience and understanding rather than aggression. An increase in these types of incidents is generally seen at this time of year so it is very important for people to relax and show tolerance to prevent any repeats of this terrible incident. Rob Read, Acting Officer in Charge Armadale Police Station.

An innocent Sunday afternoon visit turns to horror for Helen Tyler when she finds her next door neighbour crushed against a fence post by his tractor. Was this an accident, or was he murdered? In the days that follow, Helen finds new emotions PARTITIONS PARTITIONS and CEILINGS and CEILINGS awakened as she becomes an unwillingly pawn G Y P R O C K S G P Y E P C R I A O L C I K S T S SP E C I A L I S T S in the proceedings of the unfolding investigation. • Renovations • & Renovations New Homes & • Fancy New Homes Cornice • Fancy & Ceiling Cornice Roses& Ceiling Roses Along the way, she seeks a solution to the mystery • Partitioning • & Partitioning All Commercial & All Ceilings Commercial Ceilings of what happened to her mother. Gerry Buchanan is an experienced police MOBILE: 0418 MOBILE: 9430418 320 943 320 investigator who has solved many crimes in the Rod: Ph/Fax:Rod: 9496Ph/Fax: 1015 Barry: 9496 9397 1015 5598 Barry: 9397 5598 past, but the death of his own grandfather is one he never expected to investigate. They certainly aren’t the circumstances under which he wanted to return home, but now he has far more difficult decisions to make. As the neighbours Helen and Gerry work together to repair the ravages of a bushfire, mutual respect grows into something deeper and more dangerous. The often harsh setting of farming country in the South West of Western Australia, plays a key role in Helen’s fortunes as she battles poverty, hardship and an indifferent father to find love and happiness. Will she prevail, or will it all be too much? Read and find out! The author of Helen’s story, James N. Camplin, was born in Portsmouth, England in 1949. He emigrated to Australia in 1970 with his four younger siblings and parents, and has farmed in the South West of Western Australia for the last forty years. “Helen” is the first novel for the writer, photographer, farmer and fire fighter. James is a very close friend to Roleystone resident Jan Choyce, who has managed to make his book available for purchase from the Gull Service Station in Karragullen and the Roleystone Newsagency. This book could be a great last-minute Christmas gift idea for someone. Keep your eyes out for James’ second novel, soon to be published, “Fire on the Scarp”.

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Adopt an endangered native animal at Kanyana Are you looking for a great environmentally friendly Christmas gift idea? For as little as $35 you can adopt an animal and make a real difference. All funds raised through our adoption program support Kanyana and contribute towards a species of animal. When you adopt a species you receive: • a certificate of adoption • a photo of your adopted species • the quarterly Kanyana newsletter • the knowledge that your contribution goes towards the care and rehabilitation of an Australian animal back into the wild. Adoptions are valid for 12 months and are available at two levels; • Native animals (Echidna, Tawny Frog Mouth, Stimsons Python, Kangaroo, Quenda, Emu, Magpie, Shingle Back Lizard); $35 • Native animals under threat (endangered Boodie, Woylie, Red Tailed Black Cockatoo, Western Barred bandicoot, Bilby): $50 If you are interested please go to We welcome overseas adoptions and payment maybe made by direct deposit, bank cheque, credit card or Bank Draft in $AUD. Payment can be made through the website. Adopt now; and help us help wildlife! Christmas is approaching and we would like to take this opportunity to offer you an idea for a Christmas present. How about giving your friends and family a voucher for one of our Wildlife Discovery Centre Tours during the January 2013 school holidays? The Centre, sponsored by Chevron Australia, is now fully operational and we have several guides who are happy to show you through. The tour includes animal encounters, a look behind the scenes at the new Reptile Centre (funded by FMG) and a visit to the hospital. Each volunteer will receive one free voucher to participate in the tour when bringing someone along. The more people the better, of course. Kanyana is very proud to show the Discovery Centre to the wider public and we are looking forward to welcoming many visitors to make Kanyana known and raise awareness of Australian Wildlife. If you wish to book someone into our tours and collect your free voucher, please contact Marisa on 9291 3900.

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Araluen Botanic Park is proud to host an inspired musical Sunset Meditation, in its serene Amphitheatre at 6pm on Friday 21 December. This very special event will be conducted by internationally acclaimed composer, sound therapist and musician, Robert J Boyd, to coincide with a rare visit to Perth from interstate. “Guests are invited bring a comfortable chair, rug or cushions and sit back to enjoy a sublime moment in the beautiful gardens of Araluen Botanic Park with Robert’s unique healing music,” says Araluen Botanic Park Foundation General Manager, Rod Ross. “They should allow it to connect with their inner spiritual self and be transported into an experience way beyond the stress and anxiety of contemporary living,” he adds. Entry to the event is by gold coin donation and intending guests are encouraged to come early with a picnic to take in the very special and unique tranquillity that exists at Araluen Botanic Park. Duration of the event is approximately 90 minutes. Robert has conducted Music Healing workshops internationally. He has performed as a guest artist with Deepak Chopra and produced many commercial albums. A set of Robert’s CDs was presented to the Queen during her visit to Australia in March 2000 as part of the State gift. He is also no stranger to Araluen Botanic Park. Prior to relocating interstate some years ago he was a regular and

popular performer at Araluen’s famous Spring Festival and his recorded music remains in constant demand from the Roundhouse Gift Shop. Robert J Boyd says, “This event, though spiritual by nature, has no religious themes. Neither does it have any connections with any group, cult or sect. There are no lectures, talks or sermons. The only common thread is that we are all human beings coming together, connected by the magic of music for a time to share a common but vital objective.” Of course, any time is a great time to visit Araluen Botanic Park. It’s open daily from 9am to 6pm. Modest entry fees apply. With spectacular running water all year round, beautifully scenic bush walks, stunning gardens, heritage structures and the Chalet Healy Log Cabin Tearooms, Gift Shop (seasonal opening times), BBQs and picnic areas there’s plenty to do and see.

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to comply with the provisions of the City of Armadale Firebreak Notice and the Bush Fires Act 1976. In a recent Supreme Court decision a property developer was ordered to pay fines and penalties totalling $41,000 after failing to comply with the provisions of a notice issued. This demonstrates the potentially severe consequences for those who do not comply with the Bush Fires Act. Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said this should act as a warning for all landowners and occupiers who are not taking their responsibilities seriously. The City’s Rangers will follow up notices that are issued and where necessary prosecute for breaches of the Bush Fires Act. “We would like to remind owners and occupiers that preparing your property for bushfire improves the safety of not only your home

inspecting properties throughout the City and issuing notices under the Bush Fires Act where necessary, to ensure all properties are bushfire ready. “We cannot stress the importance of bushfire preparedness enough. Once again we are reminding all residents of their responsibilities to ensure they prepare their properties and their families for bushfire season. “The City and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) have an abundance of information available to assist with bushfire preparations and we encourage residents to contact the City or DFES if they require assistance or advice,” said Mayor Zelones. For information call the City on 9399 0111, visit www.armadale. or call FESA on 1300 657 209 or visit www.dfes.

The City reminds dog owners of their responsibilities The City of Armadale is reminding dog owners to be responsible when taking their animals out in public spaces. A strong reminder is being sent to residents to watch their dogs at all times. Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones is reminding all residents to be aware of their pets when out in public spaces such as parks and shopping centres. “Residents and visitors are reminded that dogs are not allowed to be tied up outside local shopping centres and left to wait for their owners. “Dogs who are tied up can become anxious or aggressive and may attack another dog or person passing by. “It is the responsibility of the dog owner to keep an eye on their pet at all times. If the dog is being aggressive or anti-social to a dog or person, the owner is directly responsible,” said Mayor Zelones. Owners who do not control their pet’s anti-social behaviour may face penalties of up to $10,000. An attack, in relation to the behaviour of a dog includes; (a) aggressively rushing at or harassing any person or animal. (b) biting, or otherwise causing physical injury to, a person or an animal. (c) tearing clothing on, or otherwise causing damage to the property of, the person attacked. (d) attempting to attack, or behaving in such a manner toward a person as would cause a reasonable person to fear physical injury. For more information on dog exercise areas or to report aggressive dogs please contact the City’s Ranger Services on 9399 0111.

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2012 has been a very busy year for seeing animal patients at home, and I’m delighted to have been able to offer this unique veterinary service to you. Throughout the year, it has been a great pleasure to meet new clients and maintain good friendships with existing clients, and I am grateful for your wonderful support and encouragement. I love working for myself, and being able to offer non-emergency appointments at a mutually convenient time. This has been particularly helpful throughout 2012, as I have been very committed to studying Veterinary Acupuncture, which is a fascinating and incredibly complex subject. It is the first time the Chi Institute has offered this course in Australia, so I couldn’t resist learning such a fantastic method of treatment as soon as it became available. I am very happy with the results being achieved for pets at home. They are very encouraging, and make all the

hours of study worthwhile. I have helped many animals pass peacefully to Rainbow Bridge over the years, but without a doubt the hardest and most emotionally trying task I have ever done as a vet was saying goodbye to my beloved 15-year old Staffordshire cross puppy in February of this year. Although I felt great sadness at the loss, I was very grateful that I could help her at home myself, just as I have helped many of your cherished furry friends. I am deeply appreciative of the love and support I received during this time of grief. As the year draws to a close, I am pleased to have the opportunity to extend my best wishes for a wonderful Christmas, and many blessings for the New Year to you all.

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The draw date for the Grow Project Raffle has changed, meaning that you now have until the 13th of March 2013, to buy a ticket for the chance to win $5,000 worth of prizes from The Good Guys in Cannington. If you’ve already got your ticket from one of our local businesses, then keep hold of it, for your chance to win. All proceeds from the raffle go toward building a gorgeous outdoor kitchen at RCC. Anyone interested in helping the Grow Project to sell tickets should call Caroline Legg on 0435 754 144.


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The Roleystone Senior Football Club held its final football function for the year in October, commemorating many more wonderful achievements for the 2012 season. We would like to congratulate the following people: Dave Gill Medal for Best and Fairest (League): Glen Weaver and Steven Abbott. Runner up: Sean Kenworthy. Jimmy Hay Medal for Best and Fairest (Reserves): Isacc Hayhurst. Runner up: Matthew Bendall. Clubman Award: Lisa Casotti and Andrew Walkley. Best 1st Year Player (League): Mitchell Lewis. Best 1st Year Player (Reserves): Luke Snadden. Volunteer of the Year: Neil Bennett. A big congratulations also to Sean Kenworthy for achieving life

membership after playing over 150 games for the Club. Training has already begun for the 2013 season. The boys are keen and more than ready for a crazy pre-season. Pre-season training is being held at Cross Park Oval, at 6:00pm on Wednesday nights, up until Christmas. Training sessions will start again in January. We look forward to seeing you all on the training track. Lisa Casotti, Secretary.

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Cross Park & Springdale Park Master Plan Update end 8 February 2013. The amount of time for comment is in recognition that the Christmas/New Year period is not an optimum time for public comment. The general themes emerging from the stakeholder and community workshops on the draft Master Plan options are summarised in the Community/stakeholder workshop notes attached. Please note these are summaries and that the detailed notes provided from the attendees are currently being collated. Working concurrently with the Master Planning process, Community Services, Technical Services and Convic (skate facility designers) are investigating the design of the skate facility at Cross Park to determine the facility scope and potential staging options that may be required for the proposed option for the Jarrah Road location, given the current budget allocation. A key theme emerging from the various City and community workshops is the concern that an additional winter sports code located at Rushton Park has the potential to negatively impact on the current amenity and passive use of the site. Working concurrently and as part of the master planning development process, Community Services is investigating further options for winter code locations. The proposed draft option designs represent the culmination of discussions and workshops with City officers, Councillors, stakeholders, community and local residents. Broader City consultation through public advertisement will provide additional opportunity for comment and input into the draft designs prior to a final report being provided to Council. Ref: Minutes_-_Community_ Services_Committee_-_4_ December_2012.pdf, Looking for interesting, educational and exciting school holiday activities for children? Look no further than the Department of Conservation and Environment’s Nearer to Nature Summer school holiday program. From adventure caving at Yanchep National Park to eco treasure hunts to exploring the wonders of the Wildlife Ark, there is something for children of all ages and interests. Download a copy of the Nearer to Nature Sparkling Summer Calendar 2013 at

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The following describes the design progression and modification to the draft options following the Councillor Workshop held on the 13th November 2012. Cross Park Option 1 reconfigured to locate the Men’s Shed to couple with the family centre as opposed to the community hall, resulting from further discussion with the consultant team and Community and Technical Services regarding existing relationship between the organisations, potential impacts of activities within the Roleystone Hall and opportunities to still “activate” the area. Following the second stakeholder/community workshop, Option 1 has included both locations of the Men’s Shed (on Roleystone Hall and Family Centre) for further consideration. Option 3 has been reconfigured to enable the retention of two courts to the north and reorients the Men’s Shed to allow a southern outlook across the park. Springdale Park Staged options remain unchanged. Rushton Park (refer to pdf) John Dunn Reserve (refer to pdf) The plans provide a design summary of the elements of each Master Plan. It is considered appropriate to invite further community input via City wide advertisement given the parks and reserves represent significant community assets. It is proposed that the public advertisement will involve the following: • Draft Master Plans to be made available on the City’s website • Hard copies to be available at the City’s Administration Offices and at Armadale, Kelmscott and Seville Grove Libraries • Notification to be placed in local newspapers. To allow for an appropriate amount of time for public comment it is proposed to begin the advertising on the 18 December 2012 and to

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Crime climbs to #1 issue as Police Minister visits Canning MHR Don Randall recently hosted WA Police Minister, the Hon Liza Harvey MLA, in the Canning electorate. He said the timing of the visit was pertinent as tackling local crime had just overtaken protecting Australia’s borders as the number one issue for Canning constituents based on electorate-wide surveying. “The data I have gathered reinforces the results of the Ask Armadale and Community Perspectives surveys conducted by the City of Armadale – crime is the biggest concern for local residents,” Mr Randall said. “I am also starting to get a lot of feedback that crime and anti-social behaviour has become a bigger issue for other areas in the electorate, particularly Mandurah. “This is the first Police Minister who has readily responded to my appeals for a meeting and I am pleased the Minister took time out of her busy schedule to get a better understanding of what local residents are facing. “Finally, we appear to have a Minister who is willing to tackle the issues headon and seems genuinely interested in providing the necessary means to combat spiralling crime and anti-social behaviour.”

Mr Randall and Minister Harvey toured the Kelmscott Plaza Shopping Centre, meeting small business owners and residents to listen to their concerns about crime issues the area is facing. They also went to known trouble spots in Armadale, including streets that are being tormented by hoons, and together visited the Armadale Police Station. He said he hoped he could also tour the Mandurah area with the Police Minister in the near future. In addition to his discussions with the Police Minister, Mr Randall had opportunity to meet with Assistant Commissioner Gary Budge who too expressed concern about some of the trouble spots he observed around Armadale and noted the increased worry with crime in Mandurah. “It is vital that we now use this momentum to see positive action on law and order issues in the electorate,” Mr Randall said. Mr Randall said he looked forward to working with the Police Minister to make Canning a safer place to live, work and study.

Pictured (below): Canning MHR Don Randall with Diane Muscat from Kelmscott Newsagency and Police Minister Liza Harvey MLA.

On Tuesday the 20th of November the Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Tony Abbott MHR held a joint doorstop interview with Mr Don Randall MHR, Ross and Joe Anile from the Roleystone Supa IGA. Tony Abbott had some good comments to make, here’s just one of them; It’s good to be here in Roleystone. I want to thank the Anile family, particularly Ross and Joe, for making myself and Don Randall so welcome here today. This is a great local business. It’s been serving the community for decades and it’s my intention, it’s Don Randall’s intention, to try to make it easier for businesses like this to continue serving the community.

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KSHS Year 10 Graduating GATE class On 6 December, a Graduation Ceremony was held in the library of Kelmscott Senior High School for students of the Gifted and Talented Education program (GATE). The extension program caters for academically talented students and runs from Years 8-10. GATE program coordinator, Grant Armstrong, opened proceedings with a welcoming speech and School principal, Tony Terry, gave an address to the assembled students, teachers and parents. Special Achievement and Community Service awards were presented by program staff

and Graduation Certificates awarded to the students. The graduating Year 10 students and their parents were then invited to stay on for morning tea and reflect upon the past three years, which has seen many close friendships form. Most of the students will be reunited next year for Years 11 and 12, for which the GATE program has prepared them well. Among the Year 10 graduates are Roleystone students Christopher Bishop, Dean Carroll, Luke Fouweather, Alex Rheinlander, Sophie Till and Liam Van Der Laan. Karen Fouweather.

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Mrs Peacock, who went to Roleystone Primary School before becoming a teacher there. Mrs Peacock apparently had four of the mums down at the Primary School. This photograph shows three generations of Roleystone Primary School attendees. What a wonderful cycle we’ve found! Leone Cottam-Williams.

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Sunset Yoga and Music at Araluen Botanic Park Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful moments in time which can fill us with a sense of both peaceful calm and vibrant energy. It is for this reason that Dru Yoga teacher Joanne Douglas will be holding a special yoga session on the concourse lawn at Araluen Botanic Park, as the sun goes down (from 6:00pm to 7:00pm) on Friday the 21st of December. The session is suitable for both beginners and advanced participants. Joanne is delighted that Robert J Boyd will be conducting a Sunset Meditation Concert in the Park from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Ampitheatre. His exquisite music, which will blend with and beautifully enhance the flowing sequences of the gentle yoga form, will be heard throughout the Park, which is our little piece of heaven in the hills. If you wish to attend, please bring along an exercise mat, picnic rug, bottle of water, blanket and a warm jacket. The temperature in the park can drop quite quickly, even in summer. It is advisable to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, and for the comfort of all, please do not wear strong perfumed products. It is highly recommended that you bring a picnic supper, during which you can continue to enjoy Robert J Boyd’s beautiful music afterwards. Come and experience a truly inspiring evening to remember! There is no charge, however a gold coin donation would be appreciated for entry to the Park. For further information regarding the yoga session, call 9496 2394 or send an email to:

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Children’s Yoga Adventure Workshop! Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10.30am until 12.00pm Come join Rainbow Pammy at the beautiful hillside retreat of Vanessa Jean Boscarello Ovens in Bedfordale. Where we will enjoy an hour yoga adventure and half hour of yoga art. Bring your water and your rainbow. Don’t forget to register, email: or 0418 952 977. Address given on registration. This workshop is for children aged between 3 and 9. Exciting news for Rainbow Yoga lovers! As of next year we will be offering Yoga Workshops for Home School Groups. Please contact Rainbow Pammy at pam@ or call 0418 952 977. Cant wait to spread some stretchy rainbow love! Books on Wheels In conjunction with Armadale Home Help we assist people to visit the library and select their materials. Held on Wednesday morning at Seville Grove library, morning tea is provided. They also have a special Seniors Christmas Party at the end of the year. Homebound Delivery We also have a home delivery service, available for people who are unable to visit the library. The service visits fortnightly with a selection of items chosen by staff. For further details about these services phone Seville Grove Library on 9399 0800. MEN’S SOCIAL GROUP Is the ‘Men’s Shed’ not your thing. Socialise with like-minded men at the Armadale Library. Held every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. For further information all 9399 0125. Games Mornings If you love playing board games join us on Monday mornings for a free session with like-minded players. We have a range of games available including Scrabble, Backgammon, Monopoly, Chess and Draughts. Every Monday 9.30-11.30am Armadale Library. For further information all 9399 0125. City of Armadale Australia Day Fireworks 26th January 2013 Boasting one of the largest regional fireworks displays in WA, the City of Armadale will turn on its lights this year with a spectacular firework display. Live entertainment from 5.30pm, carnival rides and plenty of activities will bring in the fireworks. Cost: free, Time: 6.30pm, Venue: Minnawarra Park, Armadale . For further information ring 9399 0682. All sorts of fun these school holidays There are plenty of free activities this summer with the City of Armadale’s School Holiday All Sorts Program. Bookings are essential for all programs. Call the venue to ensure your child’s place is reserved.

For more information visit www.armadale. Communicare Holiday Craft Wednesday 19 December 10-11am and 11am-12noon Seville Grove Library, 9399 0800 Come and create cards and decorations for the upcoming holidays. Parents must stay with their children and are encouraged to participate. Bookings are essential. Hotdog Books Thursday 3 & Tuesday 15 January 1-3pm, Armadale Arena, 9399 0840 Create your very own sports or summer activity book. Bookings essential. Digital Hotdog Books Wednesday 9 January, 10-11.30am Kelmscott Library, 9399 0810 Using digital photos, taken at this session, create and star in your own story to take home. Bookings essential. Clay Tablets and Scrolls Wednesday 23 January, 10am-12noon History House Museum, 9399 0419 Children will make clay tablets and scrolls to be decorated with ancient writings. Bookings essential. Scitech’s Endless Energy Science Show Friday 25 January, 10.30-11.30am Armadale Library, 9399 0125 Physical Sciences - Energy can’t be destroyed, and neither can our sense of adventure when we bounce, bang, buzz and burn with energy demonstrations and activities. Bookings essential. Storytime by the pool Thursday 31 January, 4-4.45pm Armadale Aquatic Centre, 9399 0850 Come and hear some wonderful summer stories, and create some craft to take home. Bookings essential. Kanyana Wildlife Volunteer Info Night Our next Volunteer Information Night is on Wednesday 6th February 2013 at 6.30pm. Bookings are essential so please phone 9291 3900 or email info@kanyanawildlife. if you would like to get involved. We are looking for administration people, gardeners, maintenance and hospital carers. Kalamunda Village Markets 5th January 2013 , 8.30am-3pm Located Central Mall, Kalamunda A distinctive mix of quality craft, provisions and produce held on the first Saturday of each month set in the centre of Kalamunda. Visit the market then sample the boutique coffee shops and retail outlet scattered around the town. Bendigo Bank RKCC Junior Christmas Party Saturday Dec 22nd at Cross Park Santa arriving by helicopter with presents for all children*. Free bouncy castles, sausage sizzle, fairy floss, face painting. Open to all in the Roleystone community from 6pm onward. *Please RSVP names, numbers and ages of all children who will be attending to:

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In November of this year, the Roleystone Gymnastics club participated in the Club Level State Championships held at the Gymnastics WA Centre in Leederville. Girls in Levels 1, 2 and 4 competed against gymnasts from all over the state, bringing home silver and bronze medals. Our Cheerleader teams RGC Surge (Level 1) and RGC Power (Level 2) entered the Event Promotions and GWA Challenge Cup. This was our Cheerleader teams’ first competitions, and RGC Surge won the Trophy as the Cheer Division Winners for 2012.

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The Roleystone Gymnastic Club is scheduling in more classes for 2013 to cater for everyone. We are a recreational club, so you can come just for fun or get a little more serious. For more information, you can contact us on roleystonegymnastics@, or visit

Due to the many requests from our customers, the Roleystone Recreation Centre and Affinity Cafe will be open to the community on Sundays from 9:00am to 3:00pm, as of next year. Pictured is the “Fit for Life” group who enjoy cuppas after their workout, which they do every week. We are eager to spread the exciting news, and are looking forward to seeing many more local customers. Wishing you all the joy for this Christmas season and a Happy New Year. Elaine Wee.

Saturday the 15th of December was the Christmas Showcase for the Roleystone Musicians, with all the usual players present and Kids RMC as special guests. Kids RMC was a project initiated this year to give the junior players an opportunity to develop and play in front of an audience. As a result, four dedicated and talented young people took to the stage at around 8pm to play three songs that they had been rehearsing. Other highlights from the year have included the unforgettable Quiz Night (thanks Mike), the Concert in the Park featuring BeatzWurkin’, Hawkstone and Never2L8, Club regulars in a “new” format, the Redeemers, former Club regulars and guests dropping in to play strange and unusual instruments, one international guest on squeeze box, and a member who has proven to be a terrific classical guitarist. The list of people deserving thank you’s for their support of the Club could take up a couple pages, but these ones must be highlighted especially:

Our hosts, the Roleystone Country Club, whom without we would all be playing outside; Mel for his great work as MC throughout the year, a crazy and often thankless task which he has performed with his usual humour and a bewildering amount of musical trivia; President Deb and the production crew (Enno et al), whom have juggled a stupefying amount of work just to keep it all on track, and all without losing their senses of humour. Things are grace & virtue already in place to see the Freelance Hairstylist Club grow and have greater presence in the community next year, but in order to 0488 690 060 achieve it, we need your ”good will & moral excellence” support. Keep an eye on our website, au, for more details. Until then, that’s it for 2012! Assuming that the Mayans are wrong about the world • Crossovers ending, RMC will be back • Foot Paths next year in February. See • Driveways you then! • Carports Roley The Roadie. • Sheds • Patios


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A huge thank you must go to everyone who came along for the end of year Unplugged Acoustic Folk Roots & Blues session at the Roleystone Country Club on Sunday the 9th of December. I know not everyone can get there every time, but it was a great afternoon with many thoroughly enjoyable performances. I would like to specifically mention The Country Club, whom without none of this would have been possible. We send a big thank you and best wishes to the management and staff. There are some who come along every time, tolerate our peculiarities and musical whims, and support us unconditionally. Above: Three of the main critics. They are, of course, the wives and our critics. Thanks to them as well! We should be back on by the 10th of February, 2013. If I don’t catch up with you all, have a wonderful Christmas, and a safe and healthy New Year. Right: One world traveller (left, Jim guitar), One folk/blues connoisseur (middle, slide guitar), one founder of The Rollin’ B.B. Blues Band (right, harmonica), all creating one great 12 bar jam session.


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Kofukan Karate Roleystone rounded out 2012 with And the trophy the last gradings for the year, which saw our dojo winners were: gain a new junior black belt in Georgia Matthiesen. Mike Abreu (Club Champion) Thirteen-year-old Georgia started karate at the ripe old Award: age of five and completed a gruelling grading lasting Junior several hours. In line with tradition, Georgia’s last Bruce Thonell kumite (sparring) round was against her instructor, Senior Sensei Darren Brooke. Georgia put in a gutsy effort James Scott and never before has Sensei Darren copped so many Encouragement Award: boos from the audience whenever he managed to get a hit in (naturally, the cheers for Georgia were Marcella Subritzky, deafening from the neutral Roley onlookers). Glen Skye Mclean, Baker (former Roleystone student and now Sensei of Clayton Purser our new Mandurah dojo) was finally able to break an Most Improved Award: impressive stack of roof tiles with a single blow. This Junior is an optional tradition for all new Shodans that Glen Jack Ford & was unable to complete at his Black Belt grading last Maddison Kirby year, after a bit of a Rocky-style pummelling during Senior the kumite. Congratulations are due to Georgia, and Gabrielle Purser & to all of our awesome students who trained hard Francois Van der Heijden all year and were successful in both the junior and senior gradings. The year was brought to an end with our annual Christmas party, held at the beautifully decorated Roleystone Hall on 1st December. Trophies were awarded, grading certificates and belts handed out, thank-you presents presented and then it was on to the loads of food and drink. There was Shaun the Bucking Sheep and a huge bouncy castle for kids and adults alike, and the inaugural karaoke juke-box was a big hit (although the microphone did have to get confiscated once or twice - karate folk are enthusiastic, but not exactly contenders for Australia’s Got Talent). We hope that everyone enjoys the break over Christmas and look forward to another eventful karate year in 2013.

Saturday 22 December 2012 Worldwide Meditation at Armadale As many of you may know, December the 21st 2012, marks the end of the 26,000 year long cycle of the Mayan Calendar, making December the 22nd a very special day; one which marks the beginning of a new cycle. This historic event provides a great opportunity to join millions of others all around the globe in a simultaneous, worldwide Earth Healing Meditation. The purpose of this Earth Healing Meditation is to increase human interest in sustainable living, and to promote spiritual harmony between all living things and the Earth they inhabit. In order for Perthians to coordinate with all the locations around the world, the moment which the meditation should begin would be at 6:30am on Saturday 22nd of December. The meditation is scheduled to take half an hour, so

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please try to arrive at 6:20am for an exact 6:30am start. The meditation session will be located beside the lake in the beautiful Minnawarra Park, Armadale. Attendance is free, so please come and join us. The more, the merrier! The kids are welcome to come as well. After all, it will be their Earth when we are gone. For those who can’t make it to the 6:30am session, there will be a repeat meditation commencing at 10:00am. Even if you can’t attend at all, we encourage you to join in at home. To find out more, check it out at au, where you can download your own guided meditation script. This event is sponsored by Your Life Clinic, who you can reach on 1800 991 108.

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Deva Raje is a singer and songwriter, who uses her voice to focus on songs of the heart and meditation. Her style draws its influences from the rich tapestries and diverse paradigms of the Indian subcontinent. From kirtans, bhajans, sacred chants and mantra recitation, Deva Raje explores the terrain of these ancient songs, the music of her native Israel and the global culture at large. Deva Raje is working together with partner, music producer and sitar player Scott Mitchell. Together Raje and Scott combine their talents and love of ethnic instruments in studio recordings and live performances. Their songs include instruments such as the sitar, dilruba, tamboura, harmonium, hammer dulcimer, shruti box, acoustic guitar, bells, chimes, shakers, and more. Raje and Scott also utilise all the tools and magic of their home studio in the Roleystone hills, creating a captivating atmosphere of songs, prayers, mantras, chants, electronic rhythms and ambient sounds. The “Prayer for the Journey” CD is a compilation of prayers, mantras and chants recorded and performed in a contemporary musical style. The songs are sung in languages including Sanskrit, Tibetan, Hebrew, Arabic and English. The musical journey explores a variety of instruments and genres, creating a unique flavour and delivery of the sacred texts. The official album launch was held on Saturday the 15th of December at Genesis in the Hills Vegetarian Restaurant and Cafe in Roleystone. Deva Raje and Scott Mitchell performed songs and chants, accompanied by two special guests and a variety of unique instruments. The contemporary style of music certainly opened up hearts, and set the tone for 2012 and beyond. The “Prayer for the Journey” CD is a great idea for a last minute Christmas gift, and can be purchased now through the website at

Christmas Celebrations Wednesday the 5th of December was an exciting day for the students in Kindergarten to Year Three, as they came together to perform in a Christmas celebration concert. The afternoon began with the Kindergarten students performing two original songs by Australian song writer Andrew Chinn. They looked delightful dressed in sparkling star costumes. The PrePrimary students performed the song “The Little Drummer Boy” with some beautifully decorated drums which they created in the classroom. A highlight of the afternoon was the rousing rendition of “Silent Night”. Their enthusiasm was contagious! The students in Year One, Two and Three brought the afternoon to a close with a fabulous version of the Christmas story called “Hey Ewe”, in which Year three student Eliza Mitchell played the lead role of the sheep watching the events that unfolded in Bethlehem. The students sang and danced beautifully, dressed as sheep in white velvet with little pink ears. A large audience of proud parents watched on as the students brought the Christmas story to life!


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Welcome to our third edition of our heritage calendar for 2013. The development of the timber industry and the establishment of mills towns and settlements in the Darling Escarpment was by no means an easy task. The magnificent horses and the mighty trains were the fundamentals in creating a thriving timber industry that helped develop our state. However, time stands still for no man.

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On the 6th of November, the Year Five students from Good Shepherd Catholic Primary school in Kelmscott hosted a day of debating with Sacred Heart Primary School, in Thornlie. Throughout the term the students have been preparing their speeches on a variety of topics including, “Homework should be banned”, “Children should be able to choose their own bedtime” and “Cats are better than dogs”. Students spent the day presenting their speeches to each other, adjudicated by a panel of judges including the Good Shepherd Principal Gabrielle Doyle, Assistant Principal David Tunchon and Cluster Leader Michelle Christian. After a challenging morning of debating, the students enjoyed a delicious lunch that was generously prepared by their parents. This stimulating day was the culmination of a year where friendships have been built between the two classes as pen pals, so the opportunity to meet and work together face to face was a great success.

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The year has ended, and Avenue Q was a great success on which to finish the season. We enjoyed almost full houses, and most patrons were effusive in their praise. Early next year, we will be having a fundraiser to which you are invited - an evening with theatre members to see Les Miserables at Grand Cinemas Armadale. There will be a number of thespians dressed as various roles they have played from the theatre masterpiece, so this will be an event

not to be missed.The fundraiser will be at the 6pm session. 2013 is already looking good with an offering (perhaps even a full production) in March/April based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. In July, we will present an original pantomime called “Unwanted Wishes”, followed by a season of One Act Plays in September, Storytime in the Hills in October, and the much-loved Peter Pan in November. Gerry Chapman.

New Kindy for 3 year olds starting in 2013 Pickering Brook Pre-Kindy will be opening its doors for the first time from Term 1, 2013. Located on the Pickering Brook Primary School campus, there will be two and half hour sessions twice a week, specifically on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. Pickering Brook Pre-Kindergarten is a notfor-profit community-based organisation, whose goal is to nurture every child’s selfesteem and confidence, and to prepare them for 4-year old Kindy. The PreKindy classes will be run by an experienced and qualified Early Childhood Educator, Ms Sally Kinner, whom will be supported and assisted by Teacher’s Aide Mrs Merrilyn Herden. Incidentally, these two wonderful ladies also teach the 4-year old Kindy class at Pickering Brook, which will mean an easier transition into school life for the children who go on to attend Pickering Brook Primary School. Just a 15 minute drive from Roleystone, through state forest and orchards, the friendly community atmosphere of the school campus is a great place for kids to start their learning journey. Term fees will be $420 per term (a childcare rebate may be able to be claimed on this amount, subject to eligibility). For more information, and to secure a place for your child, please contact Merrilyn Herden on 9291 8215. She is available through the Summer holidays on this number. We have been advertising on Gumtree for a while now, but were recently unable to access our account. When we looked for our ads, they were still there, but we were unable to edit them, or receive any replies to them. Our first two “tickets” to Gumtree resulted in them saying that the problem was resolved. We managed to gain access, but the next time we tried to log on, the problem was there again. We could have just set up another account, but we wanted to know what was going on, so we sent another ticket with a lengthy explanation, pointing out that some of our ads were paid top ads. A reply came back from Gumtree to say our account had been the victim of “phishing”. Phishing is an unfortunately successful kind of email scam which resulted in our account being hijacked. The attacker(s) altered some of our ads so they could advertise some of their own fraudulent items. Apparently access to our account was made possible by the use of a misleading email which prompted us to provide certain personal information. The people at Gumtree told us that they

were very sorry, and suggested that we set up a new account. I have asked if they would contact the people who replied to our ads to let them know about the situation, and to hopefully put them in touch with us. I also asked if the police had been advised of the scam, but have not yet had a reply. I just wonder how many other accounts have been hijacked in this manner, and whether or not Gumtree advise any of these account holders, or just tell them to set up another account. This should be a warning to people who use such online services to be careful about the information you give out via email. If you want to protect yourself from phishing attacks, be wary of any email which has urgent requests for personal information, even if they have upsetting or exciting statements which may encourage you to act before thinking it all through. If you suspect the message is not authentic, do not use the links in the email to reach the webpage, and do not fill out any forms asking for personal information. Kris Napier.

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On Wednesday the 5th of December, Mr Peter Thatcher presented certificates of appreciation to a number of staff and students at a morning assembly. The certificates were in thanks for their help in restoring the RCC sustainable garden, after it was vandalised. There were also a number of parents and their children who deserve a special mention as well: Lyndal McArdell and Travis Guthrie, with their children Taylah and Ashton, Kerstin and Julian Gonzalez, and their children Christopher, Max and Emalee. Everyone worked very hard to bring our sustainable garden back to life, for which we are very grateful.

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RCC Home Economics teacher Louren Greyling and her Year 9 and 10 Textiles students from Term 4 have worked very hard to complete their dolls for the children of KwazuluNatal, as part of the Uthando Project Inc. On Thursday the 13th of December, the dolls were handed over along with a cheque for $300, thanks to the wonderful efforts of Erin Farmer, who organised the recent Barnyard Dress-Up Day. Further more, a certificate of thanks was presented by Lynne Tognolini from the Uthando Project Inc. The province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is home to one quarter of South Africa’s children. Two in every three of them live in poverty, and 1.5 million are younger than six. The HIV and AIDS pandemic affects everyone, and has increased the vulnerability of all children. Children need the loving care of at least one adult for optimal growth and development, so when one in every five children has already lost one or both parents to AIDS, the care-giving capacity of families is stretched, and at times overwhelmed. While nutritious food, clean water, shelter and education are essential Virginia O’Keeffe with many of her for a child’s wellbeing, so is play. handmade dolls. Play enables children to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually, in a more robust way. Through play, children have the opportunity to experience delight, unleash their imagination, express their grief and loss, and come to better understand things that trouble or confuse them. Some children will live in the care of their grandmother, with up to a dozen other children. Others live in households headed by slightly older children. Tired, grieving and overburdened caregivers sometimes need Fundraiser for a Thai Orphanage help to find a place in their day-to-day lives to join in their children’s play. To support this process, doll-makers around the world are providing handmade (Children with Special Needs) dolls, sewn or knitted, for the caregivers to give to their children. Uthando is the Zulu word for love. To help caregivers and their children in discovering ★★★★ the joys of play, the Uthando Project distributes dolls in KwaZulu-Natal.

Bellydance Workshop

This garden is called The New World Garden and was created by the Year 8 Society & Environment classes at RCC to demonstrate that vegetables we take for granted originally came from the Americans and were brought to us via the European settlers/ explorers of the Mayan, Inca and Aztec empires which we have studied. So we have planted corn, squash, tomatoes, potatoes and chillies. Next year we hope to put in sunflowers and cannas, and start an Asian vegetable garden as well. (Signage by Julie Pheasant-RCC Art Teacher)

Start the Year with a Sparkle ★★★★ Dress Up Bring your Mothers, Sisters, Aunties, Daughters and Friends (suitable for most fitness levels) Share your sense of Femininity & Fun ‘Roleystone Hill Bellies’ Performing Prizes to be won

held at Genesis Health Club, Kelmscott Phone: 9390 4900 Secure your place by registering your name at reception. Please pay prior to the night. Further information contact:

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Friday 18th January, 2013 at 6.30pm $15.00

Volunteers tackle Tonkin Highway trash

Roleystone Autumn Festival 2013 Jack and Hayden Hadlow help with the cleanup.

The Roleystone Autumn Festival organisation is underway, the date has been set for Saturday 13th April 2013 10am-3pm. The event meetings in the lead up will be at 7:30pm on the last Friday of each month, at the Roleystone Country Club. For more information about the Roleystone Autumn Festival or contact Fraser Williams, We invite you to come along and be a part of a first-class event that raises over $10,000 for the Roleystone Community College. This community event is proudly supported by

Bureau of Meteorology Statistics for July 2012 Temperature Average Minimum: 6.3 C Maximum: 15.9 C Total Rainfall 31.6mm

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Statistics for August 2012 Temperature Average Minimum: 8.2 C Maximum: 16.8 C Total Rainfall 173.2mm

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Statistics for September 2012 Temperature Average Minimum: 8.2 C Maximum: 18.1 C Total Rainfall 207.8mm Statistics for October 2012 Temperature Average Minimum: 10.8 C Maximum: 22.0 C Total Rainfall 37.6mm Statistics for November 2012 Temperature Average Minimum: 11.7 C Maximum: 23.5 C Total Rainfall 128.6mm Western Australian Regional Office Bureau of Meteorology Ph: 9263 2222 Fax: 9263 2233. Accessed from the Bureau of Meteorology website Disclaimer; This product contains real-time data, loaded automatically with only limited quality control. The Bureau does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding the currency, correctness, accuracy, reliability, or any other aspect regarding characteristics or use of the information presented. The user accepts sole responsibility and risk associated with the use and results of this product, irrespective of the purpose to which such use or results are applied. in no event shall the Bureau of meteorology be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action contract, negligence or tort, rising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this product.

Thirty five hard working volunteers scoured six kilometres of the Tonkin Highway recently, picking up 145 bags of litter. On Sunday 25 November, a total of 115 bags (500kg) of rubbish and 30 bags (170kg) of recycling were collected. The most prolific waste included empty bottles, plastic and paper, while the most interesting find was a bag of suspected stolen goods that included an air compressor and 4WD parts. Keep Australia Beautiful WA Council (KABC) Chair Mel Hay said the litter drive was the third in a series of cleanups organised by KABC, with the help of Main Roads WA. It was carried out on both sides of Tonkin Highway between Horrie Miller Drive and Great Eastern Highway, Redcliffe. “Unfortunately, roadside litter is still a major problem in Western Australia, with Main Roads collecting 264 tonnes each year in the metropolitan area at a cost of $1.5 million,” Mr Hay said. “Hopefully, through the actions of KABC and public litter drives like this one, we can create greater community awareness of the problem and move to correct it.” Mr Hay said that while there had been a significant litter reduction in WA over the last six years, the State was still the second worst nationally for littering.

“According to the National Litter Index, Western Australians were discarding 13 litres of rubbish per 1,000 square metres in 2007-08,” he said. “Last year the volume of littered items had dropped to nine litres per 1,000 square metres, but that was still second only to New South Wales, which recorded 10.7 litres. “By volume, litter in WA is more than double that of Victoria, which demonstrates that the litter problem here continues to be greater in magnitude than most other states.” Mr Hay urged members of the public to report litterers. “Anyone can call the Litter Report Scheme hotline to make a complaint, or even become registered ‘litter reporters’,” Mr Hay said. “The scheme is backed by the government’s tough new littering penalties.” To report littering or to register as a reporter call 1300 766 541 or visit The Department of Environment and Conservation provides administrative, logistical and policy support to the Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA. The program is supported by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account. Ref:

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51, Telstra 13 22 03, Roleystone Volunteer Fire Services (Robbie van Uden) 9397 5406, CoA Ranger Services 9399 0111 or 1300 886 885, Smoky Vehicle Reporting 1800 076 659, Synergy (faulty street lights) 1800 622 008, Water Corporation 13 13 75, DFES Information Line 1300 657 209, Mensline 1300 789 978, Family Helpline & Domestic Violence 1800 643 000, Samaritans 9381 5555, Life Line 13 11 14, Relationships Australia 1300 364 277, Quitline 13 78 48, Prostate Cancer Foundation 1800 220 099, Suicide Helpline 1300 362 787, Cancer Helpline 13 11 20, Drug Info 1800 069 700, Gamblers Assist 1800 633 635, Mens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 000 599, Womens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 007 339, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800, For Passenger Assistance on Transperth Train Services call 1800 800 022, Illegal Dumping Hotline: 1300 766 541, Main Roads Road Closure Information 13 81 38.

What’s On

– your local community calendar

Your not-for-profit event or activity can be listed here FREE and is open to local community and sporting groups courtesy of The Valley Reporter  

Roleystone Toy Library

Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull St, Armadale Ph: 9399 0410

Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone

Ph: 9397 9000

Brackenridge Village & Roleystone Village Cnr of Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone. Enjoy great food, wine, jewellery, giftware, unique arts and crafts, organic food, beauty and an art gallery


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we Sat Weare areopen openTues Wed1.45-2.30pm 11.30-12.15 &&Sat 9.30-10.30am the school term. 9.30-10.30am during school term. ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE Any enquiries please call 9496 1115 or HEATHER WHITEHEAD 9496 0119 email

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Roleystone Community Alive Group Supporting a Community that supports each other – Life line 13 11 14 This printing has been proudly supported & reproduced by FN GRAFIX –

Karragullen Expo October 2013 – Book your site online at, email: Ph 9293 7132 A/H 0418 939 134 SmokeFree WA Kelmscott Annual Show October 2013 Rushton Prk, Kelm 9495 4001, Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2013 Ph: 9293 8263 Email:


A SAFE, FUN PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. SESSIONS MONDAY TO FRIDAY REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL Registrars’ Ellen Southgate on 6396 2498 contact our new registrar CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR ROBYN DAWSON 9397 7116 & Marie Hoffmann on 0404 996 670 kym graham 9397 9158 CAROLYN BATHGATE 9498 1968

Roleystone Sunday Markets 8:30am-12:30pm New & Pre-Loved items, held out the front of the RK Seniors Club 46 Jarrah Rd Roleystone. Come along & support this monthly event (2nd Sunday of the month) For stall holder details please give Christine Kent a call on 9397 5047 Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Highway Roleystone. For Bookings Phone: 9397 5730

We are an energetic group of “Over 50’s” and some of our regular activities for members are: • Mahjong • Bingo • Book Club • Lunches • Whist • Indoor Bowls • Cards • Members Lending Library THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY – REFER TO CALENDAR FOR ACTIVITIES

Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone Phone: 9397 7899 Kalamunda District Bridge Club holds weekly day and evening sessions for both competitive and social bridge. A beginners’ course commences in October 7pm. Contact Garth Scotford 9296 1497 or email: Armadale Society of Artists meets on the first Thursday of the month, starting 7pm at Creyk Park Pavillion Waltham Rd, Armadale. All welcome Ph: 0407 249 565 Roleystone Community Markets are to recommence in 2013. Would you like to be a part of this? Helping to organise the 4 markets that will run next year or to be a stall holder. If so, please contact Maria Ford on 0407 985 319 or email: If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section please feel free to submit your contact details Email:


SUNDAY SERVICE 9.30am Youth Group, Sunday School, Craft Group, Bible Study, Prayer Group, Missionary Support

For enquiries phone Gerry 9397 5730



Social TenniS iS7pm-8.30pm played aT The club • Social Tennis Monday nights • Wednesday mornings adulTS; WedneSday morningS from 9am 9am onwards • Friday mornings 9am-11am (run through Family Centre with Creche) • Sunday afternoons 2pm-4pm and Junior TenniS


Bookings and and keys for public court hire are available through Bookings through the the Roleystone Video Network Store, Jarrah Shops - 9496 Roleystone VideoRoad Phone: 9496 16161616. PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. Email: PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. E: Wendy Tucker Shearwood(Sec.) (Sec.)9496 9397 5305 Graham Boase(Pres.) (Pres.)9397 94966620, 3220,Graham Tracey Backhouse 0053, Helen Mantle (Treas.) Virginia Bird (Club (Club Capt.) Capt.)9397 93906620 7668 John Meharry (Treas.)9390 9397 2335 6536,&Wendy Tucker

Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade Jarrah Rd every Monday 5-8.30pm or phone

Noel 9397 6370 Rob 9397 5406

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Roleystone Karragullen Seniors Club (Inc) 46 Jarrah Road, Roleystone Phone : 9496 3166 E-mail:

greetings from all of us at Roley’s on the Ridge and Views 101 on Araluen BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR


iews iews 101 ON ARALUEN ONrestaurant ARALUEN & functions

restaurant & functions restaurant & functions

BOOK ChriStMaS LUNCh NOW! Still a few tables left!

rOLey’S giFt vOUCherS the perfect pressie!

Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone Bookings 9496 0666

roley’s on the ridge Christmas trading hours: Sun dec 23 - Open as usual (Brekky, Lunch & Dinner) Mon dec 24 - Open Lunch only Tues dec 25 - Open Lunch only, pre-booking of set menu essential Wed dec 26 - Closed Public Holiday Thurs dec 27 - Closed

Friday Night a La Carte Night

• Full Menu • Fully Licensed Bookings 9397 9969 BOOK ChriStMaS LUNCh NOW! Delicious Christmas Buffet with all the trimmings! Seats are limited menu at Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave Roleystone e: Open 6 days Lunch tues–Sun 11.30am-3pm Open Fri for dinner 6pm-10pm views 101 on araluen Christmas trading hours: Sun dec 23 - Open, Mon dec 24 - Closed, Tues dec 25 - Open (bookings essential), Wed dec 26 - Closed, Thurs dec 27-Sun dec 30 Open, Mon dec 31 Closed

Food - Wine - Cof fee - Functions - Food - Wine - Cof fee - Functions

Food - Wine - Cof fee - Functions - Food - Wine - Cof fee - Functions

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