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Roleystone Community Youth Workers Joyce Arnott Mob: 0408 956 559 or Stuart Hight Email: youth@roleycommunitychurch.org Roleystone Badminton Trudie 9397 6920 Roley Hall Tue 9.15-11am Wed 7.30-9.30pm Roleystone Girls’ Brigade Yvonne Waddell 9397 5153 Roleystone Girl Guides 4.30pm For girls 7-up Roxy Devlin 0412 657 166 RK Snr Cricket Club Graham Fuller (Pres) 0400 195 061, email: info@ roleystonekarragullencc.com.au, web: roleystonekarragullencc.com.au RK Jnr Cricket Club Katie Ross (Pres) 9496 2150, Tim Clarke (Sec) 9397 7313, Mike Cirillo (Treas & Reg) 9397 7604 or 0448 878 257, Julian Gonzalez (in2CRICKET co-ord) 9397 9101 www.rkjcc.org Roleystone Jnr Football Club Adam Hancock (Pres) 0429 353 019, Connie Saffioti (Reg) 9397 5191 www.rjfc.org.au Roleystone Snr Football Club Matthew Walkley (Pres) 0430 509 441, Lisa Casotti (Sec) 0400 980 116 www.roleystonessfc.org.au Roleystone Gymnastics Nicole Smith (Admin) 9496 1484 Email: roleystonegymnastics@hotmail.com, www.roleystonegymnastics.myclub.org.au Roleystone Womens Hockey Sue 9398 7426 Helen 9397 5939, 0438 923 477 Roleystone Tee-Ball & Baseball Club Inc. Sandy Johnson (Pres) 0419 875 277, Tanya Taylor (Reg) 0409 112 373 Organic Growers Assoc. meets 2nd Wednesday of the month Lisa 9399 2312 Roleystone Redback’s Little Athletics Club Boys & Girls U5-U17’s Train Mon & Wed 4.30pm - 5.30pm at RCC, Julie Jackson (Sec) 9496 0559 Roleystone Community Church 1 Croyden Rd Roleystone Minister David Bardsley Wk: 9397 5955 Hm: 9397 9303 Roleystone Schools P&C Amy Boughton (Sec) 9397 5559 1st Roleystone Scout Grp Karragullen Hall, Neil Munslow-Davies 9496 1998, Mark Thompson 9397 9185 St Christopher’s Anglican Church 9293 8273 Vishrant Buddhist Society weekly buddhist teaching meetings, for more info contact Dakini Williams 0438 831 883, email: dakini@vishrant.org or visit www.vishrant.org Community Garden Forum & Men’s Shed For more info call Chris Johnston 6396 0756 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appointment 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Garth Scotford 9296 1497, kdbclub@bigpond.com Alcoholics Anonymous Meet every Sat at 7pm 9325 3566 Australian Sewing Guild Southern Hills Neighbourhood Grp meet 2nd Sun of the mth, Karen Anderson 9354 7806 Patchwork Quilting Friendship Days Lyn 9397 5207 The Rivercare Group Pat Hart 9496 1634 Armadale-Kelmscott Swimming Club info@akswimclub.org.au, Patty Blackwell (Pres) 9497 8197 (8am - 8pm) The House of Bamboo Carol 9397 7679 City of Armadale - Roleystone Ward Councillors Caroline Wielinga 0488 900 307, Cr.CWielinga@armadale.wa.gov.au, Grant Nixon 0418 449 611, grandem@iinet.net.au Roleystone Netball Club Vanessa Mason (President) 0437 779 927, Diane Bunten (Secretary) 0404 012 462 and Sharlene Warnes (Registrar) 9496 0452 Roleystone & Districts Basketball Registration open for all ages from 5.7.13. For Enquiries please contact Chris Webb 0414 166 401, Kirk Allnutt 0423 433 449 Darling Range Wildlife Shelter Hayward Rd Martin 9394 0885 Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre 9291 3900 Kanyana provides advice & assistance 24hrs a day, 7 days a week DEC’s Department of Environment and Conservation WildCare Hotline 9474 9055. WildCare hotline operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, diverting to after hrs numbers at nights & weekends, to provide immediate assistance Art Classes RNFC Mon-Tues & Thur 9496 1115 www.roleyfamilycentre.com.au Landscape Painting Tues 6.30-9.30pm Ian 9496 0034 Roleystone Lawn Bowls Gerry Chapman (Pres) 9397 5730 ISADD Intervention Services for Autism & Dev Delay Darryl Cooper 9397 5970 Kelm History Grp Congregational Church Rundle St Kelm Colleen 9495 4963 National Seniors Armadale Branch meet on the 1st Thurs of the mth RSL Hall Commerce Ave Armadale 10-12noon. Lots of interesting speakers all old & new members welcome.Ph: 9397 5880, 9390 2230 Hants & Dorset Social Club Iris Milton 9397 5449 Cat Sterilisation Society 9397 5062 9-4pm Mon-Wed Parents Without Partners Foothills Branch, Weekly Activities organised, Greg 0402 252 230, Marylena 0422 108 711 Bushfire Ready Groups Bedfordale-Ian Thompson 9399 3006, Kelmscott Hills-Peter Jago 0439 997 373, Roleystone-Chris Cairns 0417 983 019, Robert Littmann 0427 977 190, Craig Popperwell 0438 904 485 Black Cockatoo Preservation Society Wildlife Assistance call Louise Hopper 9390 2288 or email: louise@kaarakin.com Armadale Reptile Centre 308 South Western Hwy Wungong Ph: 9399 6927 Unplugged Acoustic Folk Roots & Blues Mel Young 9399 8493 Roleystone Child Health Centre 19 Wygonda Rd Thurs 11.30-12.30pm Ph: 9397 5813

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YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter. There is bound to be something within this bumper December issue to tempt everyone’s tastebuds. Discover school holiday activities for the children, last minute Christmas gift ideas, end of year school events and school successes as well as Christmas well wishes from many local businesses. So sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy the read! With modern technology at our fingertips, the WA Police recently launched a smart phone emergency app to encourage people to call the right number for assistance in emergency and non-emergency situations. Turn to page 7 for further details. The Roleystone Twilight Market was yet again a huge success. There are too many people to thank in my editorial, so go to page 12 for a list of acknowledgements and for some colourful snapshots, particularly of the man in red from the afternoon. Leadership roles are about to change at our local Roleystone Karate. Go to page 13 to read the full story. We have acknowledged the transition of Roleystone Community College Year 10 students of 2013 with a colourful centre spread (page 16 and 17) of their recent dinner dance event. The Valley Reporter would like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of them all the best in their future endeavours.

Turn to page 21 to see how the Roleystone Men’s Shed Youth Integration Program has been progressing. It’s great to see the community working together. Roleystone Netball Club has taken the December issue of The Valley Reporter as a final opportunity to thank sponsors for their financial contribution to the club in 2013. Without sponsor support, the club would not have been able to offer the best opportunities to all their members. A kind reminder for this holiday season and all year round to keep safety in mind whenever you’re on the road. Finally, with the approach of the festive season, it gives The Valley Reporter great pleasure to extend Season’s Greetings as we wish you all a New Year abounding with Health, Happiness and Prosperity. Fiona Newland, Editor and Publisher.

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Roleystone Community College Year 5 student, Callum Walmsley, is celebrating some fantastic sporting success this year. He is the proud holder of the title ‘Year 5 Champion Boy’ in all three sporting competitions in the Dale District interschool carnivals. In March, he won gold for swimming, in September he won the Cross Country competition and finally in November he took out the Athletics gold medal after competing in the long jump, triple jump, 400m, 70m and 200m. It is a wonderful achievement to have won all three titles in the same school year and was a goal he set for himself in February. Roleystone Community College congratulates Callum on his outstanding accomplishment and wishes him all the success for next year.


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Artists wanted for City art awards Entries are now open for the City of Gosnells Community Art Exhibition and Awards with a total prize pool of $10,000, including a $5,000 overall award. The annual event, which will be held at The Agonis, in Gosnells, from Friday 7 to 14 March 2014, has continued to attract high quality entries in recent years. City of Gosnells Mayor Dave Griffiths said since its inception in 1992, the City’s Community Art Exhibition and Awards had been a much valued community event. “The awards and exhibition celebrate the wealth of creativity found in the City of Gosnells and the artists, both local and those from further afield, continue to overwhelm the judges with the quality of their work,” Mayor Griffiths said. Previous award winners include local artists Dave Barrett (2012), Wilma Williams (2011) and Merrilyn Ruka (2011). In 2014, artists, photographers and sculptors will compete for a share of $10,000 in prize money, including a $5,000 overall award,

which will be acquired for the City’s art collection. This year’s categories include oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, pencils and pens, digital media, mixed media, sculpture, local artist, student and the People’s Choice Award, which is sponsored by Centro Maddington. A new category, called The City in Focus, is being introduced for the 2014 competition to encourage artists to use the City of Gosnells as a theme for their work. Entries close 4pm on Friday 7 February 2014. Fees are $24 per artwork and $5.50 per artwork for students. To find out more about sponsorship packages or the Community Art Exhibition and Awards, please contact the City’s Arts and Culture Development Officer on 9397 3104 or email ltrench@gosnells.wa.gov.au. The Community Art Exhibition and Awards is part of the City’s Homegrown Festival. Ref: www.gosnells.wa.gov.au. Published on Thursday 31 October, 2013.

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Bittersweet success for Waroona farmer over clearing Canning MHR Don Randall has welcomed the announcement by State Environment Minister Albert Jacob that the WA Government will relax outdated laws on land clearing. Changes include increasing the area of native vegetation to be cleared annually for farming projects from 1ha to 5ha and allowing land managers and farmers 20 years to maintain land previously cleared lawfully without applying for a permit, up from 10 years. Mr Randall said the decision would bring some relief to Waroona-based farmer Peter Swift who recently won a three-year landclearing court battle over the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). Mr Swift fought against DEC claims that he illegally cleared vegetation from his farm

land despite possessing evidence of aerial photographs showing the land had been cleared prior to his acquisition. “Peter Swift has been the unfair target of bad government policy,” Mr Randall said. “He has been persecuted with the threat of bankruptcy and a jail term and fighting this issue has caused severe emotional stress. “Thankfully the WA Environment Minister has shown sense in this matter and actioned some changes that reduce red-tape and will surely be welcomed by farmers state-wide.” Mr Randall had written to Premier Colin Barnett on the issue of land clearing on behalf of his constituent, Peter Swift, less than two weeks ago. The State Government’s changes will take effect as of December 4th 2013.

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GPS functionality of smartphones to enable callers to provide emergency call-takers with their location as determined by their smartphone. When activated, the built-in accessibility features of a smartphone will describe aloud what appears on-screen, so a caller can use the app without seeing it. Research also suggests that many people are not aware of the State Emergency Service (SES) or Police Assistance Line (PAL) numbers, meaning their default action is to call Triple Zero; tying up emergency call-takers unnecessarily. The app includes the option of calling SES 132 500 and PAL 131 444 numbers, along with details of other relevant national numbers, such as Crime Stoppers and Health Direct Australia. The original prototype of the app was built with initial funding from Fire and Rescue NSW and 360 Entertainment, a software developer that also created the highly successful “Triple Zero Kids’ Challenge” safety game. Subsequent development costs have been covered by a National Emergency Management Project grant from the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.

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CAROLS BY TORCHLIGHT AT ARALUEN BOTANIC PARK On Sunday 15 December, Araluen Botanic Park staged its popular annual Bendigo Bank Community “Carols by Torchlight” Christmas event. “With the magical feel of Araluen’s amphitheatre setting, little wonder this stands as arguably one of the premier Carols events in Perth. It was a very special family night with a line up of quality talent and plenty of opportunities for community singing,” said Araluen Botanic Park Foundation general manager, Rod Ross. Blake Williams, a popular Mix94.5 media personality, introduced the evening’s performers commencing with the Town of Victoria Park Brass, which set the mood with a medley of Christmas music. The community singing of carols was led by the beautiful voices of the Carradine Choir and the Roleystone Community College Choir. A special guest appearance by the ever-popular and talented Jay Weston added to the evening’s enjoyment. Although candles were not permitted due to summer fire prevention measures, guests were encouraged

to bring torchlights or alternatively purchase the highly popular and inexpensive LED candles at the venue to illuminate the evening and enhance Araluen’s unique ambience. “We are delighted to acknowledge our event sponsor, Roleystone & Karragullen Community Bank Branch (Bendigo Bank). This partnership offered an outstanding level of support for this popular family event and clearly demonstrates this bank’s commitment to the local community,” added Ross. Admission was by gold coin donation with all proceeds going towards restoration of the gardens. Of course, any time is a great time to visit Araluen Botanic Park. It is open every day 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, BBQs and picnic areas, there’s plenty to do and see. Araluen Botanic Park is proudly supported by the Department of Parks and Wildlife.

Girls on the Porch would like to say a huge thank you to James Baylee for his invitation to a recent event for family, friends and real estate clients. At the event, Girls on the Porch were humbled to receive donations to the value of $267.15 from James and his lovely guests. Thank you so much for your generosity. Wendy and Melissa.


White Ribbons A reminder to be safe on the roads this festive season Residents and visitors to the City of Armadale are reminded that they are responsible for being safe road users this festive season. With the holiday period approaching, the City of Armadale is joining forces with WALGA’s RoadWise Program to take part in the White RibbonsTM for Road Safety campaign. The City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the White Ribbons campaign is focused on promoting the Towards Zero vision in line with the state’s road safety strategy. “Our long term vision is of a road transport system in which no-one is killed or seriously injured,” Mayor Zelones said. “To achieve this vision requires shared responsibility where we all have a role to play in working towards a safe system. “To create a safe system we need to take a holistic approach by managing the interaction between road users, the road, travel speeds and the vehicle. “As part of the safe system, road users are

responsible for behaving safely, obeying the road rules and purchasing vehicles with key safety features. “I am urging residents to make sure they do the right thing on the roads - not to drink and drive, don’t drive tired, wear a seatbelt no matter how short the journey, and don’t speed. To help get the message out there, we distributed White Ribbons at this year’s Carols by Candlelight at Memorial Park, Armadale on Sunday 8 December. The White RibbonsTM for Road Safety campaign will run from 17 November 2013 through until 6 January 2014. You can help raise awareness of the importance of road safety by wearing a white ribbon. White ribbons are available free of charge from participating Local Government offices, police stations and commercial businesses. For more information about the campaign, visit www.roadwise.asn.au.

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The inaugural Film and Television Showcase screening saw over 160 guests attend the twilight event held on the Roleystone Community College grounds. The night kicked off with some mingling and movie food provided by the P&C before guests packed into the undercover area, which had been transformed into a cinema to view projects completed by the Film and Television students. Along with viewing the many productions, the audience were treated to some question and answer segments, giving some insight into the student’s experiences throughout the year. Special guests, including Chris Watson, Nicola Renton and Steve Hooton, also added to the night with some great advice for budding young filmmakers. Overall, the evening was a huge success and a night to be proud of for Roleystone Community College. Year 9 Film and Television students did all of the groundwork to make the night a success, so a big thank you must go to them.


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Smarter than Smoking Festival Winner - Live Life, Love Life, Don’t Smoke! Armadale Grand Cinema erupted with excitement on Wednesday the 13th of November with a sold out audience attending the Smarter than Smoking Young Directors’ Festival Gala Event. More than 200 community members, students, teachers and families attended the event, which debuted the first screening of youth made anti-smoking television commercials. Six schools participated in this year’s Festival and included Beckenham Primary School, Grovelands Primary School, Kingsley Primary School, Roleystone Community College, Willandra Primary School and Lumen Christi College. The winner of “Best Commercial” for 2013, as judged by a panel of leading WA heath agencies and a Smarter than Smoking youth committee member, was Roleystone Community College. “Live life, love life, don’t smoke!” is the tagline of the winning commercial. The commercial successfully communicates the social costs of smoking. It displays a teenage girl saving money to purchase a ball dress, but her smoking habit takes away from her savings and costs her the chance of attending the school ball. The television commercial will be screened at Armadale Grand Cinema before each movie during the summer. “Best Primary School Commercial” was awarded to Kingsley Primary School for their commercial with the tagline “Be Smarter than Smoking”. This commercial displays a humorous point of view to making the right choice about smoking. All youth made television commercials are now available for

viewing at www.futureinyourhands. com.au. Kingsley Primary School student Tyla Knight said, “It is important to send the message that smoking can damage our life. As more and more you smoke, less and less time of life you have”. West Coast Fever Netball Player and Torres Strait Islander rolemodel Josie Janz presented the awards at the Gala Event. Josie said, “I’m excited to be involved in this event again. I’m passionate about promoting healthy life choices for young people, particularly in my community”. Coordinated by the Smarter than Smoking Project and South Metropolitan Public Health Unit in Armadale, the Smarter than Smoking Young Directors’ Festival is an innovative approach to health promotion in the school setting. “In Australia, more than 80% of current adult smokers started smoking before they turned 18, with the average age of uptake just 16 years of age,” Heart Foundation Director of Cardiovascular Health Trevor Shilton said. “Education is vital in preventing youth smoking and the Festival is an innovative way for students to learn about the dangers of smoking”, Manager of Health Promotion at South Metropolitan Public Health Unit Ann Barblett said. The Smarter than Smoking Young Directors’ Festival acknowledges the support of Murdoch University in bringing the students’ ideas to life. If you or other youth would like to become involved in the Smarter than Smoking Young Directors’ Festival in 2014 please email SMART@ heartfoundation.org.au.

Pictured L-R: West Coast Fever Player Josie Janz and Year 8 students Erin Hight and Bradley Husbands representing The Roleystone Community College, winner of “Best Commercial” for 2013.


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It is both a surprise and shock that we are already into December. Where has 2013 gone? This year 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. Throughout the year, it has been a great pleasure to meet new furry patients and maintain good friendships with existing clients. From my heart, I am very grateful for your wonderful support and encouragement. After many hours of study in 2012, I was relieved and pleased to pass the exams in Veterinary Acupuncture at Murdoch University. This was a very proud achievement which, combined with regular assessment during the program, completion of a detailed case study and the required hours of internship, leads to the attainment of certification as a veterinary acupuncturist. This program of study has been a time absorbing yet fascinating learning journey. It was the first time the Chi Institute offered this course in Australia. I have despaired of actually ever understanding all the complex theory of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, but then I smile and wonder at the miracle of acupuncture needles. I am very happy with the results being achieved for small animal and equine patients at home. It is very encouraging and it makes all the hours of study worthwhile.

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The Roleystone Market had its final market for the year on Sunday 8 December, and it was a huge success as usual. Coming to the end of our first year, the Roleystone Markets would like to say a big thank you. Thank you to the stall holders who had the courage to book in for our first one, and all the rest since; thank you to the food vendors for feeding us; thank you to the Roleystone Community Garden for ‘sprouting’ us; thank you to Bendigo Bank and Lotterywest for supporting us; thank you to the photographers; thank you to the Valley Reporter for printing us in each edition; thank you to the volunteers, who have directed traffic, marshalled parking, put up gazebos, packed up chairs and swept basketball courts; thank you to the Rev Heads who brought their cars along to show; thank you to the face painters; thank you to Halcyon Stables for your ponies at every market; thank you to our husbands for being forcefully volunteered into jobs for us; thank you to Fineline Signs for all the professional work you have done; thank you to the local shop owners for letting us put up our flyers; thank you to the entertainers who created a great atmosphere; thank you to the community groups for keeping the sausages sizzling and castles bouncing; thank you Santa for coming on such a hot day, thank you Santa’s Bikie Helper for getting him there; and thank you to every other person we haven’t mentioned along the way! But most of all, the Roleystone Markets would like to say thank you to the committee, a

tireless group of ladies, who started with nothing, dreamed big (very big!) and knew that Roleystone had a regular market in it. They have never stopped working, and each and every one of them has put their heart and soul into this successful event. Thank you Roleystone… we will see you next year!


After fifteen years at the helm of Kofukan Karate Roleystone, Sensei Darren Brooke has passed the leadership of the dojo on to one of his most trusted and successful students, Brooke Williams. Sensei Brooke started training at just eleven years of age with Roleystone Karate and has achieved Second Dan Black Belt and repeated tournament success, on both a State and National level. Brooke enjoys teaching karate just as much as competition, especially helping the junior students to achieve.

Darren made the announcement at our annual Christmas party and presentation function, held this year on December 7 at the Roleystone Country Club. He summarised his karate adventures over the years, including taking on the dojo in 1998 as a Brown Belt after the death of his Sensei, Mike Abreu, the days of competition training six times a week, and meeting his wife and fellow Black Belt, Stacy Brooke, that same year, who (thankfully) took over management of the club finances. Darren will be focusing more on his own kids’ activities in 2014, but he and Stacy will continue their active involvement with the club. Getting back to the Christmas party, it was a great success, with professional DJ Mark Hollings getting the kids (and many adults) out on the floor. There was also a bucking sheep, bouncy castle and loads of food. The deserving winners of the annual club trophies were as follows: Senior Mike Abreu Award – Grace Warnes Junior Mike Abreu Award – Maddison Kirby Senior Most Improved – Jack Warnes Junior Most Improved – Brandon Didsman Junior Most Improved – Melanie Pleysier Encouragement Award – Jorja Hancock Encouragement Award – Charlotte Kirby Encouragement Award – Caitlin Rowe The last gradings for the year were held the previous week, with the senior grading taking place on 1st December in front of a panel of association black belts. Kate McWalter deservedly achieved her 1st kyu brown belt after battling brain surgery in June this year, and juniors Kayne Watkins, Grace Warnes, Jack Warnes, Eve Williams, Maddison Kirby, Kias Young and Lochlan Mackay all earned their 2nd kyu brown belts. With so much up and coming talent, the future of Roleystone karate is looking great. According to Sensei Darren, the club is much better off with a new Sensei who is two decades younger, much better looking...and has a lot more hair. Pictured top: Kate’s kata-senior grading. Left: All those trophies! Below: Senior grading crew with Sensei Darren (left) and Sensei Brooke (far right). Photographs courtesy of Stacy Brooke and Brooke Williams.

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There was great excitement at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School on the afternoon of Wednesday, 11 December as the students in Kindergarten through to Year Three gathered to present their “Christmas Celebration”. The festive season felt like it had truly arrived as the Pre-Primary and Kindergarten students performed a delightful presentation of Christmas songs with much vigour and enthusiasm. The stable at

Bethlehem was definitely the place to be. The students in Years One, Two and Three then presented a nativity play called “The Landlord’s Cat”. This interesting version of the story of the birth of baby Jesus was told by the landlord’s cat, who was expertly played by Travis in Year Three. A supportive audience of family and friends certainly helped encourage the students to perform magnificently and make it an afternoon to remember.

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On Monday 9 December, Year Six students from Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Kelmscott visited the residents at River Gardens Nursing Home. The students sang a collection of Christmas songs and carols to the residents. In addition to their choral performance, one of the students presented a cheerful rendition of ‘Frosty the Snowman’ on the flute. There were a few damp eyes as the residents sang along with two of

the students playing ‘Have Your Self a Merry Little Christmas’ on their clarinets. After their performance, the students enjoyed the opportunity to chat and mingle with the residents. In a week where the students were focusing on the excitement of graduation activities, spending time with the residents was an important reminder of how important it is to take time to value and appreciate the elderly members of our community.


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The Club continues to go from strength to strength. New member numbers continue to rise in leaps and bounds as more Roleystone families try out the newly refurbished Club premises and find the restaurant, bar facilities and live music on Friday nights to their liking. The Kids Christmas Party will be held on the 22nd of December featuring Drippy the Dragon, a huge bouncy castle, Father Christmas arriving on a fire truck, live music, face painting and a sausage sizzle with drinks and eats available. Make sure you put this date in your diary, with the fun getting under way at 11.00am and continuing on through the afternoon and into the early evening. The kids’ room is now the proud owner of a fantastic Disney mural, completed by our local artist Vicky Alchin, on the wall of the room. Come and check out this magnificent mural. With Christmas fast approaching, the Club will be decked out with the Christmas theme, and to complement this, our restaurant “Windows on Wygonda” has introduced its new summer menu. Ring up and book any Wednesday, Friday or Saturday to ensure you get a good table, as we are experiencing large numbers in the restaurant on each of these nights and we don’t want anyone to miss out. The number is 9397 5665. This month we also have many local organisations using the Club for their Christmas wind-ups and

others for Christmas drinks and nibbles. We also have the “Chase the Joker” Jackpot on Monday and Wednesday nights, which is now up to $2,900 with many members and guests hoping to win the money before Christmas. As this is our last newsletter for the year, we wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. For all information on the Club’s activities, check out our Facebook page or go to our new website at roleystonecountryclub@iinet. com. I look forward to seeing you at the Club. Michael Hansen,President.

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December 14 saw the last game for the first half of the season. The morning was filled with fun and joy for the Under 8 teams, with the arrival of Santa providing real excitement and amazement to the young players. It has been a very busy time for all tee-ballers and parents alike. This month, 4 Roleystone teams (Nitro’s, Bandits, Dugites and Royals) headed down to Yokine Reserve for the annual Lightning Carnival held by TBAWA, where all metropolitan clubs can nominate to play in a round robin competition. The event is very popular amongst players and coaches www.seasonmakers.com.au as it provides a fun learning experience for all. Our Call your local representative; Nigel Bray - players represented the club nicely and well done to everyone involved. Our 2 state teams will continue to train hard throughout the holiday break and play in carnivals on 11 January at Forrestfield, 9 February at Melville and 16 February at Thornlie in preparation for the State 198 Brookton Highway Kelmscott carnival on the 1, 2 and 3 March at Ph / Fax: 9390 1912 Langley Park. monpetitgourmet@mail.com

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A reminder that first games back in 2014 will be Friday night 31 January for the Under 8 teams and Saturday 1 February for other teams at Armadale. Due to one of our committee members moving interstate, we now have 2 vacant positions for Trophy/Photo Co-ordinator and Website Co-ordinator. If anyone would like to join us for the last few months of the season, we’d love to have you on board. Contact Sandy Johnson on 0419 875 277. We would like to say a big “thank you” to everyone who has contributed in any way, from the sponsors to coaching, umpiring or assisting at training or on game day, as this has made our Club the success that it is – with our children being the beneficiary of it all. We look forward to seeing you all on the diamond in 2014. From all at the Roleystone Tee-ball Club, we wish you a Merry Christmas with a happy and safe New Year. Wendy Mays, Publicity Officer.

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The City of Armadale commenced the Keane Rd Public Environmental Review (PER) on December 9th 2013. A PER is an assessment level of the Environmental Protection Authority given when “a proposal is likely to have a significant effect on the environment”. In this case the City of Armadale is proposing a road through the Anstey-Keane Damplands adjacent to the internationally protected Lake Forrestdale. The Anstey-Keane Damplands were listed for protection by the State Government in 2000 under Bush Forever and Bush Forever encouraged “responsible authorities to undertake a review of existing road reserves that affect Bush Forever sites to identify the scope to accommodate bushland protection”, however the City of Armadale’s 2001 Southern River, Forrestdale, Brookdale, Wungong District Structure Plan still showed the road reserve through the Bush Forever Damplands. In 2005 the State asked the City of Armadale to initiate road closure procedures as part of the Jandakot Regional Park Management Plan, however the Council of the day directed the City not to because “If residents of this development [North Forrestdale] are forced to use Ranford and Nicholson Roads as access to Armadale, they will quickly look to other areas north and west in preference to Armadale for goods, services and community facilities” (Jan, 2005). So instead of encouraging the use of the major dedicated roads of the area (Ranford/ Nicholson/Armadale), the City of Armadale has prepared documents for the PER project that proposes a road through the Bush Forever Damplands, reducing the travel distance from North Forrestdale to Armadale by 1.95km and costing over $2million (April 2013). Want to know more? Check the Out for Comment section on the City of Armadale website or the Environmental Protection Authority at https://consultation.epa.wa.gov.au, submissions close 3rd February 2014. This article represents the understanding of Cr Caroline Wielinga.

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As of Tuesday 12th of November, Roleystone Community Youth Workers, Stuart Hight and Joyce Arnott teamed up with the Roleystone Men’s Community Shed to bring the Men’s Shed Youth Integration Program. The Skateboard Build program lasts for six weeks, and has enabled youth to build their own premium skateboard deck and learn hands on skills in the shed from our local men’s shed members. For a small fee, youth have participated in the program and will soon own their personal, handmade deck. The Valley Reporter was invited along to check on their skateboard building progress. In conjunction, the Valley Reporter has recently been in contact with Ben Bowring, the WA State Manager from Skateboarding Australia. He has informed us that he is currently making some adjustments to the summer skateboarding rosters in an attempt to include Roleystone, which may result in changing some details of the Armadale clinics. So watch this space...


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The Roleystone Netball Club Committee would like to take this final opportunity to thank each of our sponsors for their financial contribution to the club this year. Without your support and belief, we would not be have been able to offer the best opportunities to all our members. Special thanks to Kab Seating, Tony Simpson MLA Member for Darling Range, Beaver Tree Services, Openica Logistics, Metro Mobility, Rainstorm Dust Control and Roleystone Branch of the Bendigo Bank, who will be helping to sponsor new equipment and new team bibs in 2014. After winter comes spring and our spring season is now coming to an end. Well done to all the girls who have committed to playing and umpiring for those extra few weeks. The KDNA spring season was rather short and finished with a sausage sizzle on the last day. However, Roleystone also had three teams competing in the Southern Districts Netball Association (SDNA) spring season in Langford. Since many of the girls played in both competitions (and umpired), you are all L-R: Caitlin Williams, Heidi Blackman and Laura Blackman. to be admired for your

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Thank you to everyone who supported our fair. From putting up tables at the start of the day to packing up at the end of the day, your help was greatly appreciated. There were lots of lovely things to buy as well as great food and entertainment, a huge raffle and a wonderful community spirit. The sausage sizzle at the Roleystone Shopping Centre attracted a lot of hungry people too. Thanks to The Valley Reporter for their advertisements in the months leading up to the fair, the posters and flyers and to Father Christmas who handed out lollies donated by The Valley Reporter. All in all, it was a very successful day. Heather Wallbank, Fair Organiser. Christmas Services Sunday morning service with Communion 9am, Wednesday Morning Prayer 9.30am Christmas Eve 11.30pm, Christmas Day 9am We welcome back Dr. Lesley Borowitzka to take the service.


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We are pleased to announce the following productions for our 2014 season: March: The house that Jack Built An original play, written and directed by Mark Thompson. May: a Trip to Bountiful Directed by Kim Martin. July: The Great american Trailor Park Musical Directed by Lorna Mackie. OcTOBer: Storytime in the hills NOveMBer: charlie and the chocolate Factory Directed by Lys Tickner.

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City of Armadale Triathlon The purpose built Champion Lakes is a great triathlon course for both competitors and spectators. The fresh water lake combined with smooth flat bike course and run makes this course a joy to race. Categories are available for children, teens and adults. This event is part of the Telstra Triathlon series 2013 – 2014. Saturday 11 January, Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, Lake Road, Champion Lakes, www.trievents. com.au. Call 9244 5200. Pirate Revelry at the Libraries during January The January school holidays mean excitement and fun at City of Armadale libraries, with a series of Pirate themed events for primary school aged children, there’s something to suit every child who ever dreamed of taking to the high seas. Jolly Jim’s Pirate Show Friday 10 January 1.30 – 2.30pm & 3 – 4pm, Kelmscott Library Magic, action songs, search for treasure, meet a talking parrot, and sea urchin juggling. Two sessions will be run. Suitable for children aged 4 – 8 years.

Pirate Man Friday 17 January 10.30am – 12.30pm, Armadale Library Come and hear pirate tales ad make a treasure map with Michael Speranza ‘The Pirate Man’. Suitable for children aged 4 – 10 years. Pirate Treasure Chest Wednesday 22 January 10.30 – 11.30am, History House Museum Come and make your very own pirate Treasure Chest to take home. Please bring an empty tissue box. Story time by the Pool Thursday 23 January 4 – 4.45pm Armadale Aquatic Centre Join Fergus the Frog as he listens to some exciting pirate stories, with a craft session to follow. Please call Seville Grove Library to book for this event. All are welcome. What’s the Joke? Thursday 30 January 2 – 3pm Seville Grove Library This interactive musical show about humour will be presented by interstate performer Andy Jones. Suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years. Places are limited and bookings are essential for all events. Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

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Summer in Our City The producers of FRINGE WORLD Festival in conjunction with City of Perth Parking, present Perth’s first Rooftop cinema. We are thrilled to announce that our pop-up paradise has reopened as of 31 October 2013 and will run through until April 2014. Ride the elevator and kick back and relax in our open air cinema, six levels above the ground. A slice of Palm Springs in the heart of the city. Expect to see more old-school gems, cinephile classics and cult and art house movies thrown in alongside blockbuster new releases. We look forward to seeing you all for another film-filled summer in our city. After that unusual gift idea for Christmas? Give the gift of paradise with a Rooftop Movies Gift Card! You can now buy your friends and family a double pass to Rooftop Movies in the form of a gift card. They can claim the voucher online to see a Rooftop Movies film of their choice, showing within the October 2013 - April 2014 season. Go to www.rooftopmovies.com.au for further details.


Community Noticeboard Kalamunda Farmers Market 26 Central Rd Kalamunda Sunday 22 December 8AM Sunday 29 December 8AM Families come out every Sunday to experience the atmosphere of the markets, and meet their friends. Lucky shoppers can also win the huge harvest hamper raffle, and get to experience something from every stall in the market. For more information contact Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce Mob: 0449 537 553 Email: farmersmarket@ kalamundachamber.com. City of Armadale Twilight Concerts in the Park Come and enjoy great music at the City of Armadale’s free Concerts in the Park series. Relax amongst the shady trees on a balmy Sunday afternoon with family and friends and enjoy the free family concert series. Where and When: Memorial Park Date: Sun 23 February Time: 5PM - 7PM Venue: Memorial Park, Armadale Cross Park Date: Sun 2 March Time: 5PM 8PM Venue: Cross Park, Roleystone Memorial Park Date: Sun 9 March Time: 5PM - 7PM Venue: Memorial Park, Armadale City of Armadale Australia Day Boasting one of the largest regional fireworks shows in WA, the City of Armadale really turns on for the lights for residents on Australia Day. With live entertainment on the main stage from 5.30pm and Carnival rides across the road in Sanctuary Lake this is a jam-packed event to celebrate being Australian. Where and When: Date: Sun 26 January 2014 Time: 5:30PM - 10PM Venue: Minnawarra Park, Armadale Rd, Armadale. Champion Lakes Boating Club School Holiday Kayaking Lessons For children aged 8yrs & over. Venue: Champion Lakes Regatta Ctr Henley Drv, Champion Lakes. Dates: Mon & Tues 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 January. Time: 8.30-9.30am. Cost $25per lesson. Pay for 1 or more lessons. Pre-requisite: Must be able to swim 50mtrs. Qualified Level 1 Flatwater Instructor. All gear provided (boat, paddle pfd). Bookings & payment are essential (1 week prior to lesson): Call Robyn Brown on 0401 311 817 e: robyn.L.brown@bigpond.com.

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The 22nd Fairbridge Festival 25-27 April 2014 The Festival of Inspired Music 90+ Acts, 112 Stages, Roots, World, Folk, Comedy, Dance, Street Theatre, Markets, Workshops, Youth & Children’s Venues, Camping & Rural Setting. Tickets: moshtix. com.au Website: fairbridgefestival. com.au Tel: 9246 3311. Outback Splash! Open December 21st The Maze, 1635 Neaves Road Bullsbrook. Ph: 9571 1375 To keep up to date why not like us on Facebook and receive the latest updates, www.themaze.com.au. Women’s Health & Wellbeing Services Christmas closing dates: The office will close on Friday 20th December and will re-open to the public on Monday 20th January 2014. CHRISTMAS PARTY & DISCO AT CHIPMUNKS playland & cafe kelmscott Thursday 19th December Christmas Party $15 per child 10.00am – 2.00pm • Entry & Play • Meal & Drink for each child • Santa Visit & Gift • Face Painting • Games and Prizes • Balloon Twisting Disco and Carols $15 per child 5.30pm – 8.30pm • Entry & Play • Meal & Drink for each child • Christmas Gift • Christmas Carols • Games and Prizes • Balloon Twisting Tickets Available In-Store! Families Learn to Surf this school holidays! Buy them an awesome experience that is healthy and active and most of all really FUN! By taking the time to do surfing with your family you are giving the gift of your time, your attention and a love of being active. Over 2.5 million people surf in Australia making it one of our favourite national pastimes. We teach age 5 to 17 years and adults and our 2 day course is only $89. Gift vouchers can be bought on at www.surfingschool.com.au. New Kidz Karate Holiday Classes !! We are running Kidz Karate classes over January Holidays. The dates and times are 11, 18, 25 January and 1st February from 10-11am. Spots are limited so please register now at Kalamunda Kickboxing and Martial Arts front desk or simply call us to book and pre-pay. Phone: 6293 1633, we are located at Unit 1/27 Laurence Road Kalamunda.


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If you’ve ever dreamt of becoming the next Cate Blanchett or Hugh Jackman, help is at hand. The Actors’ Hub has a special one-year parttime course that aims to reduce the gap between high school drama and Australia’s leading acting schools, such as the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Known as The Gap, the program allows students to refine their Bureau of Meteorology skills as they learn from highly trained actors, directors and master Bickley – Western Australia teachers while waiting for the next annual intake for performing arts Statistics for July 2013 courses across the country. Temperature Average Minimum: 7.0 C Applications for The Gap in 2014 Maximum: 15.3 C are now open. Entry is by audition Total Rainfall 201.6mm only and people must be aged 17 Statistics for August 2013 and above. First round offers have Temperature Average Minimum: 9.5 C already closed, but second round Maximum: 16.9 C offers close January 17. Total Rainfall 297.4mm The Actors’ Hub director Amanda Crewes said there were limited Statistics for September 2013 places on offer at Australia’s major Temperature Average Minimum: 9.6 C drama schools, overlooking some Maximum: 16.7 C of the country’s most talented Total Rainfall 295.8mm performers. “About 3500 students graduate Statistics for October 2013 from high school drama courses Temperature Average Minimum: 10.0 C each year but with only a small Maximum: 21.7 C number accepted into drama Total Rainfall 51.8mm schools, many gifted young actors are forced to find a new career Statistics for November 2013 path,” she said. Temperature Average Minimum: 13.1 C “The Gap can help keep dreams Maximum: 27.1 C alive by providing professional Total Rainfall 18.0mm training in preparation and Western Australian Regional Office Bureau of Meteorology performance techniques for both Ph: 9263 2222 Fax: 9263 2233. Accessed from the Bureau of Meteorology stage and screen. When I started teaching, I was encouraged by website http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo Disclaimer; This product contains real-time data, loaded automatically with only limited quality control. many people to start my own The Bureau does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding the currency, correctness, school. I am passionate about accuracy, reliability, or any other aspect regarding characteristics or use of the information presented. The the performing arts and helping 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 people achieve their dreams.” liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss Jess Stenglein, a 2013 graduate, 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. said, “I now have the tools, skills

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and a huge amount of passion for what I do. It’s something I’ll cherish forever because the course has taught me how to act, live and be true to myself.” Another graduating student, Andrew Dunstan added, “I am now aware of what I’m capable of and more confident than I ever was.” For more details about The Gap, go to www.actorshub.net, email info@actorshub.net or call 6143 3568. The Actors’ Hub is located at the Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco.

Top: Andrew Dunstan learnt a wide range of skills as part of The Gap course at The Actors’ Hub. Bottom: Ingrid Quest performs as the witch in Hansel and Gretel as part of The Gap program.


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Training Days Roleystone Hall Training Times & Thursdays Cnr Roleystone Wygonda &Hall Jarrah Tuesdays Jnrs (5-12yrs)Times 5-6pm 6-7pm Training Days Training during school holidays Snrs Snrs(13yrs (13yrs&&older) older)6-7.30pm 7-8pm Rds, Roleystone Closed Tuesdays & Thursdays

Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah

Jnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm

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Catering for Functions – all sizes and occasions!

Christmas Trading Hours:

Gift Vouchers Available – any amount and can be posted out! Christmas Trading Hours: Closed 13th January - 31st January 2014. Re-opening for Dinner on Friday 31st January Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd, Roleystone Bookings 9496 0666 www.roleysontheridge.com 2013 Gold Plate Finalists

Open for Lunch 23rd & 24th December. Pre-Paid Event 25th December (fully booked) Closed 26th December Open for Lunch 27th, 28th & 29th December. Closed 30th, 31st December & 1st January 2014 2nd January - 13th January normal trading hours. Closed 13th January - 21st January for maintenance.

Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave Roleystone

Bookings 9397 9969 www.views101.com.au

All of us appreciated your support during the past year and extend to you a

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

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

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