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No.77 – Dec/Jan ‘11

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Community Contacts Roleystone Badminton Club Trudie 9397 6920 Roleystone Hall Tues 9.15-11am, Wed 7.30-9.30pm Roleystone Girls’ Brigade Yvonne 9397 5153 RK Snr Cricket Club Graham Fuller (Pres) 0400 195 061 RK Jnr Cricket Club Donna 0402 221 448, Cathy 9397 5942, in2cricket Jnrs 5-9yrs Mike 0448 878 257 Roleystone Jnr Football Club Sean Ashby (Pres) 9496 1421 Roleystone Snr Football Club Sean Kenworthy (Pres) Email: seankenworthy@dodo.com.au Roleystone Gymnastics Club Peta Costa 9496 1484 Roleystone Women’s Hockey Club Sue 9398 7426, Helen 9397 5939 / 0438 923 477 Roleystone Tee-Ball & Baseball Club Inc. Jodie Hansen (Vice Pres) 9496 0120 / 0407 277 669 Organic Growers Association meet 2nd Wed of the mth, Lisa 9399 2312 Roleystone Redbacks Little Athletics Club Rodd 9397 5559, Sarah 0408 959 436 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 Group Karragullen Hall Joanne Meuli 9496 0290 St Christopher’s Anglican Church 9293 8273 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appoint 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Contact Alan Harper 9293 4805 Roleystone Gumnut Playgroup Robyn Dawson (Reg) 9397 7116 Alcoholics Anonymous Meet every Sat at 7pm 9325 3566 Australian Sewing Guild Southern Hills Neighbourhood Grp meet 2nd Sun of the mth, Anne Roberts 9399 1908 Patchwork Quilting Friendship Days Lyn 9397 5207 The Rivercare Group Pat Hart 9496 1634 The House of Bamboo Carol 9397 7679 City of Armadale - Roleystone Ward Councillors Pat Hart Ph: 9496 1634 Email: pathart1@bigpond.com Caroline Wielinga Mob: 0488 900 307 Email: Cr.CWielinga@armadale.wa.gov.au Roleystone Netball Club Theresa Young (Pres) 0439 910 471, Amy Boughton (Reg) 9397 5559 and Di Bunten (Sec) 0404 012 462 Roleystone & Districts Basketball Chris Webb 0414 166 401, Kirk Allnutt 0423 433 449 Training at the Roleystone Basketball Courts Fri 5pm Darling Range Wildlife Shelter 9394 0885 DEC’s 24 hour Wildcare Helpline 9474 9055 Roleystone Guides Suellen Mackay 9496 1375 Zumba Thurs 7-8pm held at the Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre, Anne Marie 9397 7005 Landscape Painting Tues 6.30-9.30pm Ian 9496 0034 ISADD Intervention Services for Autism & Development Delay, Darryl Cooper 9397 5970 Kelmscott History Group meet at the Congregational Church Rundle St Kelmscott, Colleen 9496 1817 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. Phone: 9397 5880, 9390 2230 Hants & Dorset Social Club Pearl Sibley 9496 1243 Cat Sterilisation Society 9397 5062 9-4pm Mon-Wed

Editorial

YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter. Fiona Newland – EDITOR/PUBLISHER Boy, that man in the bright red suit has been a busy fellow, he’s been here, there, he’s been everywhere within Roleystone of late. Sometimes travelling on all modes of transport to get to that very important event may be exhausting, but I’m sure seeing the eyes of all the little children light up in wonder and joy as he arrives must make it all worth while.

keep an eye out for illegal dumping of waste. Not only is it detrimental to the health of the environment, it also poses a threat to public safety. Anyone who illegally dumps waste will now face the consequence of a hefty fine.

without revealing a credit card number. Are you after a new holiday destination? With the Indian Ocean Road going right through, Jurien Bay is now only 2 hours away from Perth. Let Jurien Bay Charter ‘n Dive help you enjoy the natural wonders of the Jurien Bay Marine Park. Read about what they can offer on page 30 and 31 of this month’s issue.

Why not check out the photographs on page 23 of our Roleystone Gymnastic Christmas fairies, who recently participated in If you missed the St. the Channel 7 Christmas A big thank you must go Christopher’s Christmas Pageant. out to the many regular Fair, then turn to page This month’s issue contributors to The Valley 20 and 21 for some great contains some ‘Tales from Reporter as we head snapshots of the day. There a Traveller’. If you have a into our seventh year of were loads of homemade holiday you’d like to share, production. It truly has goodies for Christmas at whether it be a good or become YOUR Region, bargain prices and by all bad experience, how about YOUR Magazine, YOUR reports the crowd enjoyed letting others know. Start Valley Reporter. a fun day. by putting pen to paper Lastly, Season’s Greetings If you are one of those last and submit your travelling from all of us at The Valley minute Christmas shoppers adventures to The Valley Reporter and best wishes then don’t fear, there are Reporter. for a Happy New Year. many local businesses For your convenience The open for your convenience Valley Reporter is now to help you find that unique accepting PayPal at www. gift for that someone thevalleyreporter.com. special. au. Paypal is the trusted If you happen to be out and leader in online payments about in some of our great that provides its customers nature reserves during with a faster, safer and 23 Wygonda Road this holiday period, please easier way to pay online Roleystone WA 6111

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Thank you to The Valley Reporter for offering such a great advertising resource for our thriving small business over the last 3 years. We have not had to advertise outside our two local papers. Working 6-7 days a week, and with 90% of jobs in Roleystone, or local businesses in the area, just goes to show that your magazine is enjoyed monthly by all residents in and around Roleystone. It’s been a major part of our success. Kind Regards, Tina and Rory Leane, Earthmoving Made Easy. PS: We are now closed and in the process of selling as Rory has started his new job.

On behalf of the congregation of St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, Roleystone I would like to thank you most sincerely for your generous support of our Christmas Fair. Your kind contribution helped to make this happy occasion a great success for which we are most grateful. Wishing you a joyful Christmas celebration with every good wish for the New Year. Chris Bloomer. Thank you for running the advertisement and photograph about our missing cat Toby in last month’s edition of The Valley Reporter. We received several calls about sightings of Toby, one of which (to our excitement) was a call from a wonderful family saying that they had managed to get him into their house so that we could come and collect him. Toby was missing for over a month and we had started to think that we weren’t going to see him again. However, with the help of The Valley Reporter and the caring people of Roleystone, we have our beautiful cat back again! We can’t thank you enough for the community service The Valley Reporter continually provides. Without it, I doubt we would have Toby back with us. Thank you again. Kate Williams-Coomer, Roleystone. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the beautiful people I met while working at Roleystone Real Estate. After 8 1/2 years I feel that it is time for me to try some new adventures. I look forward to seeing everyone around Roleystone and would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. Wendy Scott, Roleystone.

Family Tree of Vincent Van Gogh His dizzy aunt................................................................Verti Gogh The brother who ate prunes....................................... Gotta Gogh The brother who worked at a convenience stop..... Stop N Gogh The grandfather from Yugoslavia..................................... U Gogh His magician uncle......................................... Where-diddy Gogh His Mexican cousin....................................................A Mee Gogh The nephew who drove a stage coach.................. Wells-far Gogh The constipated uncle................................................. Can’t Gogh The ballroom dancing aunt..........................................Tang Gogh The bird lover uncle..................................................Flamin Gogh The fruit-loving cousin................................................. Man Gogh A sister who loved disco...................................................Go Gogh Grey nomad niece............................................. Winnie Bay Gogh there ya Gogh!........................................ Paul Bronson, Roleystone

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I am writing to you today to request your assistance in protecting schools in your local area. During the holiday period, schools premises are more vulnerable than usual and can become targets to a small number of offenders. The upcoming holiday period is from Thursday the 16th of December 2010 to Wednesday the 2nd February 2011. If you live near a school or are just passing by, I ask you to be extra vigilant. Listen for unusual noises, look for suspicious vehicles parked at the school, and for groups hanging around on school grounds. Your involvement can really make a difference in preventing crime. WA Police, Neighbourhood Watch, School Watch and the Office of Crime Prevention are working together to reduce the incidence of crime on school establishments. Police and School Watch will conduct increased patrols of schools during the holidays but we need your vital assistance and participation. I urge you to please report suspicious activity immediately by telephoning: School Watch on 1800 177 777 or Police on 131 444. Yours sincerely, Sgt Steve Banks Co-ordinator South East Metropolitan Crime Prevention, WA Police.

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The Valley Reporter welcomes reader’s letters on any topic relevant to our circulating area. Publishing of any free editorial is at the publisher’s discretion dependant on availability of space and other considerations. All correspondence is subject to an editing process (for length, spelling and grammar), so readers are advised to keep their letters as concise as possible. Letters containing indecent language and topics will not be considered. Only letters highlighted as “Inbox Letters to the Editor” with the writer’s full name, home address and daytime telephone number for verification purposes will be published.


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Once again the blue sky shone brightly for the monthly Roleystone Country Markets. The theme for the day was everything Christmas, with the special arrival of Father Christmas at 10am in none other than a sidecar! All the children attending the markets at the time were the first to greet him, but he soon managed to wander around and greet the rest of the crowd, before leaving for his next important event. There was truly something for everyone, from the garden lovers to the bargain hunters; plants, toys, clothes, bric-a-brac, books, great gift ideas, and the ever-popular face painting for the children. Morning tea treats included scrumptious shortbread, melting moments, Christmas fruit mince pies, and who can resist the smell of an Aussie Even though the clouds came and went, there was no rain in sight to dampen the Christmas spirit. sausage sizzle? All in all, there was a good crowd and a friendly atmosphere at what was the last country markets for the 2010 year.


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Nurse McKimmie-Scott Heritage House Relocated A heritage house in the City of Armadale known as Nurse McKimmie-Scott’s Residence has been relocated to a property in Jarrahdale, to be restored by a new owner. The federation-style house was originally constructed on the corner of Little John Rd and Railway Avenue, Armadale, in about 1900 and later became the home of Walter Haynes, the first rector of the Anglican Church in the Armadale district. The house has been listed on the City’s Municipal Heritage Inventory as a ‘C’ Management Category property. With an important realignment project planned for Railway Avenue and Abbey Road, the City of Armadale acquired the Nurse McKimmie-Scott property in 2008 and sought public expressions of interest to relocate and preserve the building, at no cost to the City. An initial arrangement in 2009 to move the house to Roleystone fell through when the property owners advised they were unable to undertake the removal.

Armadale Mayor Linton Reynolds said while it had been hoped the Nurse McKimmie-Scott house could be retained within the City boundaries, a previous applicant, Mr B. Moore, of Jarrahdale, arranged to relocate and refurbish the residence in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. “The house was moved today (NB: 7 December) by truck to its new site,” Cr Reynolds said. “The intention of the new owner is to restore the building on his 16 hectare property, which will also contain an arboreal heritage garden and waterfall feature utilising the Medulla Creek. “Mr Moore has previous experience in relocating and restoring a heritage house and once this project is complete, he plans to open the property up to the public. “The City is pleased with this outcome and we look forward to the residence’s complete restoration and to it becoming a landmark in the area.”

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www.giyaustralia.org to find out more. Are you thinking of starting your own business, but don’t know where to start? The Small Business Centre South East Metro is proud to present BIZ BASICS Thursday, 10th February 2011 4.30-6.30pm at the Small Business Centre, South East Metro, The Agonis Building, 2232B Albany Highway Gosnells. Ph: 9398 6333 Email: reception@sbcsem.com.au. Power Bar Exercise Classes Monday Nights 6.30pm – 7.30pm Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Ctr, 19 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone No experience required, suits all fitness levels and ages; Get fit, tone your muscles, burn fat, increase your metabolism & have fun all at once!; Easy on the joints & great to help osteoporosis; Classes run all year including school holidays and only $10 a class; Summer is here & numbers are limited so register your interest now!; Nutrition advice & personal training also available. Call Karen 0448 122 012, Qualified & Experienced Fitness Instructor. Armadale Water Walkers Invite you to join with them for an activity of gentle, low impact & non competitive non regimental water walking. Great for maintaining a fitness level to suit your own desires.We meet at the Armadale Aquatic Ctr, Champion Drv, Mon & Thurs 6-9am. We do cater for the over 55’s but we are very flexible though, and cater for the disabled of any age. This is our 8th season and our group have been wide & diverse in locations within the CoA & some even outside the boundaries have enjoyed the activity. Come & enjoy an activity for fitness, fun & a great social aspect after your walk. Tea, Coffee, Biscuits & a chat. Grp Membership is only $5 for the season, includes two barbecues (please note this does not include pool entry). We do have quite a few members of our group in your locality who enjoy the activity & maybe with some further advertising we may gain some more! For enquiries: - Sandra 9497 4632, Ian 9399 8562 or Pam 9399 6540. Roleystone Tennis Club Will be hosting a Junior Coaching Clinic and a small Tournament on 10-12 January from 9-11am. Cost is $20p/day or $55 for the 2 Clinic days and the Tournament day. Join us for some great tennis fun. Please contact Coach, Cameron Fenner directly on 9457 9704 or email: frontiertennis@ hotmail.com for more details or to secure your place. Christmas Services at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, 8 Hall Road, Roleystone Saturday 11 December 9-12noon Children’s Christmas Activities & Nativity. Friday 24 December 11.30pm Christmas Eve Service. Saturday 25 December 9am Christmas Day Service. Sunday 26 December 9am Blue Christmas Service. For more information phone Reverend Lesley on 9293 8273.


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Another thank you should go to the members of the Kelmscott Senior High School Blues Band - William Fearns, Zach Bur and Liam Richer, who kindly entertained our visitors on Sunday afternoon. If anybody else would like to donate to the charity then please go to www.afford.org.au. Linda & Graham Cragg, Roleystone.

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and abuse, and also put her family and friends through great distress as she continued on her road of misery. A now reformed Jade and her husband Tristan (who is another former addict) have dedicated their lives to encouraging children and young adults to say “NO” to drugs and alcohol. Together they have spoken to 100,000 students across Australia. Jade has also written two worthwhile books

“Golden Haze” and Under Your Influence”, which describe her experiences as a young addict, and the journey she made to overcome her dependency on alcohol and drugs. To purchase these visit Jade’s website: www.jadelewis.com. Pictured L-R: Jade Lewis, Maddison Hawkins, Shae Bennow and Adelane Hawkins. Photograph courtesy of Jane Hawkins.

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As was reported in the last edition, the West Australian Quarter Horse Association held its annual Bonanza Show at the State Equestrian Centre in Brigadoon. We held two events for charity, where all entry fees were donated back to the relevant charity. We are happy to report that we donated just under $400 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and $260 to the Second Chance Horse Rescue Inc. Congratulations go to the winners, but we believe everyone was a winner for being part of such a great event. We were able to give every entrant a goodie bag as a thank you for participating, and we could not have done this without the help from some very kind donators, many of which came from our local area. Special thanks to The Valley Reporter, Brendan Leahy Real Estate, Roleystone Orchard, Once Over Car Detailing, and FN Grafix. Other great prize donators from outside our local area were Hobby

Horse Ranch, Brooks Choice Relocations, Brigadoon Produce, Glen Forest Stockfeeders and Futera Quarter Horses. We are only a small club and Western is a fairly small industry, so we constantly rely on the generosity of donators and sponsorship. Coming up in December we will be picking our Youth Team, and if enough funds are raised, the kids will be heading off to Sydney for the NPHA and NSW State Shows to compete against the best in the country. If you are interested at all in helping our club by sponsoring a show, event or the Youth Team, or even just by donating prizes, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Michelle Parton on michelle.parton@waqha.com.au or 9397 6412.


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A Christmas Carol Service was recently held at Hillandale Above (right): Heather Wallbank and Mary Rowe. Photographs courtesy of Chris Bloomer.

Above: John and Helen Start with Christine Duke, a student from St. Christopher’s Anglican Church.

A small carol service was held at Hillandale on Tuesday evening 7th December. The service was conducted by Rev. Lesley Borowitzka and David Atkinson the chaplain from Amana Living. The residents from Hillandale provided a lovely supper, which was served by the Girls Brigade.

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Armadale Aquatic Centre on Sunday 19 December, the City of Armadale is inviting community members of all ages to a Fun Day featuring lots of FREE activities. From 11-4pm the Aquatic Centre in Champion Drive, Seville Grove, will be in party mode, with fun events to participate in, prize giveaways, a lunchtime sausage sizzle and a visit from Santa Claus. That’s five hours of entertainment, all for the cost of pool entry: $4.50 adult, $3 child or $11.50 family. As a bonus, the City will be giving away a Family Fun Pack to the first 50 families who attend the Fun Day on 19 December! Free activities include use of Aqua Bubbles and pool inflatables, a bungie run, ‘Under The Sea’ bouncy castle, 3-on-3 basketball competitions, bombie competitions, prize giveaways and displays from local clubs including Armadale Kelmscott Swim Club, Armadale Water Walkers and Aussie Masters Swim Club. There are also scheduled events to enjoy: Aqua aerobics (11-12.30pm, for adults, max 20 per class), kiddy swim competitions (11-12.30pm, ages 5-10 years), sausage sizzle (11.30-1.30pm), a visit from Santa

swimming races (12.30-1.30pm), birthday cakecutting ceremony (1.30pm) and Aqua Slides ($15 all day or $13 an hour). The community Fun Day commemorates 30 years of operation for the City’s most popular leisure facility, said Armadale Mayor Linton Reynolds. “Armadale Aquatic Centre has been a hive of summer activity since it opened in December 1980,” Cr Reynolds said. “Tens of thousands of people have enjoyed a dip or learnt to swim there. “The City is investing considerable funds to upgrade the facilities and prepare the centre for future development and already patrons can see visible changes, such as the upgraded change rooms, exterior painting, new turf, multi-use soccer and basketball court and the new children’s playground equipment. “It would be fantastic to see as many people as possible at the Aquatic Centre’s 30th birthday fun day, enjoying all the free events.” Armadale Aquatic Centre is located in Champion Drive, Seville Grove. For more information about the 30th Birthday Fun Day and other programs and events, visit www. armadale.wa.gov.au or contact the Centre direct on 9399 0850.

Free Summer Cinema at Rushton Park Pack up a rug & picnic and head to Kelmscott’s Rushton Park for 2 nights of movies under the stars at the City of Armadale’s Summer Cinema. A FREE event, Summer Cinema brings family films straight from the box office to the entire Armadale community. Sunday 12 December, Bran Nue Dae, 6.30-9pm (by the time The Valley Reporter goes to print this would have already been and gone, so make sure you mark the next date in your calendar!) Sunday 9 January, Fantastic Mr Fox, 6.30-9pm With pre-movie entertainment provided by Bizircus – renowned for their repertoire of acrobatics, clowning, comedy, circus & street theatre performances – each night of Summer Cinema will be fun for all. Movies start at sunset.

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Bowel disease costs $500m a year A new report has found inflammatory bowel disease costs the Australian community nearly $500 million each year. Bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Australia, and around 80 Australians die each week from the disease. An Access Economics report released in July 2007 found that diseases like Crohn’s Disease and Colitis are now as prevalent as Type One Diabetes and Schizophrenia. The report predicts that the number of people with inflammatory bowel disease will have risen by 20% by 2020. Bowel cancer can be treated successfully if detected in its early stages, but currently less than 40% of bowel cancers are detected early. The second phase of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program commenced on 1 July 2008 and offers testing to people turning 50 years of age between January 2008 and December 2010, as well as to those turning 55 or 65 between

July 2008 and December 2010. People eligible to participate in the program will receive an invitation through the mail to complete a simple test called a faecal occult blood test (FOBT), which can be conducted (at no cost) in the privacy of their own homes, and mailed to a pathology laboratory for analysis. In overseas clinical trials and in the Bowel Cancer Screening Pilot Program, these screening tests have shown to be simple to use and highly effective. Participants with a positive FOBT result will be advised to discuss the result with their doctor, who will generally refer them for further investigations, usually a colonoscopy. For more information regarding screening for bowel cancer, speak to your doctor or call the Cancer Helpline on 13 11 20. Ref: ABC News, posted Mon Jun 18, 2007. www.cancerscreening.gov.au.

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The MOSH opens at Armadale Community Family Centre continues to go from strength to strength, offering community spaces and programs vital to connecting and engaging the people of Armadale,” he said. Mr Randall explained how the MOSH was sponsored by the WA Government’s Department of Communities and also its Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program. He said the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program worked by taking the proceeds of crime and putting it back into valuable community projects, such as the MOSH. Mr Randall also said he was pleased to see the Federal Government’s Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and L a n d Sand, s c a p i n gBlended S o i l s , B uSoils, s h M uMulches, l c h , B l e n dRocks, ed Mulches, Indigenous Affairs had sponsored the Playing B r i c k i e a n d P a v i n g S a n d , Lo c a l G ra v e l , R o a d Together Growing Together B aLandscaping, s e , To p D re s s i n gGarden Lo a m , B l uMakeovers, e Metal, Rock, program at the centre and A g a p a n t h u s a n d O r n a m e n t a l Tre e ’ s . encouraged residents local Ornamental Trees and Agapanthas to the Armadale area to make Complete Landscaping & Garden Makeover’s use of the excellent spaces Local Business with Local Knowledge and community programs at the ACFC. Owner/Operator For information about ACFC’s spaces and programs on offer, call the centre on 9497 4794. Pictured: Canning MHR Don Randall officially Email: creativedriveways@bigpond.com opens the MOSH – the www.creativedriveways.com.au new community space at the Armadale Community Office Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm 6 days Mon to Sat Family Centre.

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The Armadale Community Family Centre (ACFC) opened its new community space – the MOSH (Mother of All Sheds) – last Friday, November 26. Canning MHR Don Randall was honoured to undertake the official opening. The MOSH community space offers a new area for local groups to meet. There are currently youth groups utilising the space for music lessons and band practice and MOSH Project Manager Sandra Dodds said there is also keen interest in forming a Men’s Shed at the MOSH. At the MOSH opening, Mr Randall said the MOSH was an excellent example of the great things that can be achieved in the community and congratulated all the hardworking and dedicated people, both staff and volunteers, who made the MOSH possible. “The Armadale Community Family Centre


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“In many respects we felt the students had outgrown Primary School yet were not quite ready for the Secondary environment. “After examining a range of models in place in other schools we devised our own transition program which provided a managed phase into the Secondary School.” The transition program began in 2008, with students and staff accommodated in transportable buildings on the sports oval. The Federal Government’s announcement in 2009 of the Building the Education Revolution Program presented the opportunity for the School to realise its dream of a purpose-built Year 7 Centre and construction began in September that year. “The building has met all expectations as a highly functional and flexible teaching/ learning environment,” Ms Ford said. “It is an independent facility which nevertheless fosters the interdependent nature of the Year 7 transition year.” Classrooms have been named after four Aboriginal tribes – Whadjuk, Pindjarup,

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Exciting Shows for 2011

With Christmas just around the corner, why not grab some Roleystone Theatre Gift Vouchers You can now purchase gift vouchers for Roleystone Theatre (2 tickets) - valid at any show. Call Gerry and Bobbie on 9397 5730 to order yours now at the low cost of $36!!

Our last production for 2010 “NINE” was an outstanding success. The musical spawned a recent big-screen version starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Penelope Cruz, but this local production was more faithful to the play. The Theatre has to be congratulated for their support of an unknown musical, especially in the face of the audience’s expressed preference for the classics, which admittedly do have the appeal of warm familiarity (like a fine wine or a fond memory), but allow little room for further exploration into dramatic creations. There are many talented youth out there who need gateways to exciting new genres, and it is great that the Theatre is able to provide a venue for these people to perform in. It is with great pleasure that I announce the season for 2011. WAITING FOR GODOT (Play) MARCH, INFLUENCE (Play) MAY, GRUMBLE BUM & THE TRICKY WITCH (Panto) JULY, ONE-ACT-SEASON, SEPTEMBER and LITTLE WOMEN (Musical) NOVEMBER. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patrons who have continued supporting us this year, and express my hope to see you at the Theatre in 2011. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Zyg Woltersdorf.

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Hefty fines for illegal dumping approved by State Parliament Tough new penalties for illegal dumping “The penalties under the Litter Act will of waste in Western Australia were passed still apply to actions that involve the depositing of very small quantities of by State Parliament this week. Environment Minister Donna Faragher non-harmful material, such as dropping said the Environmental Protection food wrapping or papers,” she said.

Amendment Bill 2010 would have a “However, under the amendments to the Environmental Protection Act, serious significant impact on illegal dumping. “A major objective of the new law is to acts of illegal dumping, including small prevent the dumping of trailer-loads of quantities of materials that pose an waste in nature reserves, State forests environmental hazard or large quantities and other publicly-accessible areas on of innocuous materials, will be penalised the outskirts of cities and towns,” Mrs accordingly.” The new rules will come into effect early “Anyone who illegally dumps waste next year. will face hefty fines of up to $62,500 for “Illegal dumping of waste is not individuals and $125,000 for corporations, only detrimental to the health of our providing a very significant deterrent environment but also poses a threat to against dumping, and encouraging waste public safety. The State Government will not tolerate illegal dumping and is taking minimisation and recycling.” The Minister said fines for dumping the necessary action to combat it,” Mrs were previously limited to a maximum Faragher said. Faragher said.

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I’ve been to many countries Travelled far and wide My love of Roley and WA Always filled me with pride Our glorious State and Country How I’ve boasted and I’ve bragged But now I look around Perhaps I should have been gagged Driving up and down Gossy My heart is filled with shame The junk thrown from car windows We really are all to blame Can we not teach our families Before we let them loose Keep your rubbish to yourself Or toss it in the boot Have a look as you drive past All this rubbish aren’t we naughty Just who’s bottle will ignite When the temperature hits 40 Anonymous (No name and address supplied)


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ROLEYSTONE KARATE’S YEAR-END WRAP UP 2011 promises to be another challenging year for Kofukan Karate Roleystone, with the induction of a brand new junior black belt into the ranks, plus seven more shodan candidates. At the last senior grading for the year on 14 November, in front of a panel of black belts from the entire association, 13-year-old Luke Fouweather became our youngest black belt. Luke started karate at the ripe old age of four and put in a fantastic effort, including taking down a black belt or two during the kumite (sparring), much to their surprise. Glen Baker, Kaitlin Brindley, Elrina Hartman, Karen Fouweather and Karly and Georgia Matthiesen also earned their 1st kyu ranks and Gabby Purser her 2nd kyu. These achievements were the culmination of five weeks of 7.30am Sunday starts for extra training, but all agreed it was worth it! The last general grading for the year was held barely a fortnight later, when 35 students successfully earned their next rank. A full house of proud supporters watched on as the candidates went through their paces, and many of the parents commented upon the progress of their kids. Adult candidates James Scott and Kate McWalter were also required, as per the senior syllabus, to demonstrate their bunki (practical application of fighting moves) and fighting combinations on a partner, and certainly earned their new green belts. Unfortunately, Sensei Darren was unable to take the last classes for the year as karate is a rather difficult sport to participate in whilst on crutches. For the record, the two broken bones in his foot plus that torn ligament were not sustained at karate, but instead during a senior soccer match. Look, soccer is an exciting game and the outcome of Australia’s FIFA World Cup bid was obviously devastating, but those flying saves and spekky tackles might be better off left to the players, say, in their mid-thirties. And younger. (Just a thought). Karate folk were then happy to relax and unwind at the annual Christmas and Presentation party, held for the first time at the Roleystone Hall on 4th December. The larger venue easily accommodated the indoor bouncy castle, face painting, loads of tables and chairs and of course, the dance floor. After a communal buffet dinner (featuring handmade ‘karate cookies’), the annual thank-you’s

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and trophy presentations were made, with Sensei ‘Peg-leg’ Darren proudly reflecting upon another successful year. And the winners were: Encouragement Award: Junior (Boy) - Lucas Henderson, (Girl) - Grace Warnes and (Senior) Joseph Osborne. Most Improved Award: Junior (boy) - Bruce Thonell, (Girl) - Abby Fouweather, Senior - (Female)


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thanks to God for the birth of his son Jesus Christ is overshadowed by the negative feelings you have when you are amongst the happy people at the Christmas Church Services. On Boxing Day Sunday 26 December, we are having a special Blue Christmas Service for anyone who wishes to mark the day, but would rather do so quietly and contemplatively instead of jovially. We will say some prayers, light some candles, listen to some gentle music, and give our thanks to God for the birth of Jesus. The service will be at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, 8 Hall Road, Roleystone, starting at 9am on Sunday 26 December. Everyone is welcome.

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A BLUE CHRISTMAS??? As we draw closer to Christmas Day, the festive streaks of red and green are once again becoming a familiar sight in the shopping centres. Even the Northern fantasy of a “White Christmas” is still a well-known seasonal colour scheme. So what then is a Blue Christmas? It’s a Christmas when you feel alone because you miss a loved one who is no longer with you. It’s a Christmas that’s just like every other boring day, when your depression makes it a real struggle to find a reason to continue living. It’s a Christmas when the yuletide joy and festive spirit shown by other families serves only as a painful reminder of what you are missing. It’s a time when your desire to mark Christmas and give


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was held at the Roleystone Hall, Wygonda Road Roleystone on Saturday 27th November 10am - 4pm St. Christopher’s wishes everyone a very happy and blessed Christmas. St. Christopher’s Anglican Church held their new Christmas Fair on the 27th November at the Roleystone Hall. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves. As always, the food sold like hot cakes (oops!) and there were loads of homemade goodies for Christmas at bargain prices. I saw several children with beautiful butterflies on their faces, and Father Christmas had to take breaks to fill his lolly sack again and have a cup of tea. Hope he’s not too tired for Christmas Eve. There was a Best Decorated Christmas Tree Competition, which was won by Mulberry Tree OSHC (Outside School Hours Care). The children did a great job making an Australiana tree. The staff said that they’d let the children decide how to spend the $50 prize money, but were hoping it would go towards a staff lunch!!! Roleystone Primary School Choir was, as always, a big attraction and lovely to hear. If you missed out, we will be holding a small stall at the Roleystone Shopping Centre on the 18th December. Come and shop and help us sing carols. Chris Bloomer.


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oleystone Tee-Ball R and Baseball Club Inc. Christmas is almost here and so our teeballers and baseballers pack up their bats and gloves for a few weeks’ rest. Roleystone Tee-ball and Baseball Club’s youngest players will enjoy a special treat on Saturday 18 December when Father Christmas visits Springdale Park. Bearing lolly bags and plenty of ‘ho ho ho’s’, the Jolly Old Fellow will wish teeballers a very merry Christmas with their families, following the final game of 2010. The season goes into recess for a number of weeks during the festive season and while some teams - specially our State Championships team - will start training again early in the New Year, the season proper does not restart for Baseball until January 22nd and Tee-ball until February 5th. Speaking of our State Champs team, players selected in the squad had the chance to be “Baseball Buddies” with Perth Heat team members before watching a National League game on Friday 10 December. An exciting night for our baseballers (and softballers) of the future! In other club news, Roleystone has no fewer than six players trying out for the Southern Hills Warriors team, which is due to take part in the Little League State Championships over the Easter long weekend in 2011. Try-outs are being held at the Gosnells Baseball Club facility in Thornlie over three Friday evenings. The players attending are Jordan Howell, Leighton McDonnell, Sheldon Fazio, Jordan Groves, Diesel Harris and Jack Warrington. We wish them

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The Roleystone Gymnastics Club was once again a participating group in the Channel 7 Christmas Pageant of 2010. The gymnasts had a great time on the float with the Fairies Harmony & Rhapsody and Phoebe, this year’s Telethon child. We also had some of our gymnasts walking and tumbling through the parade as it passed through the streets of Perth City. They all looked fantastic in their Christmas fairies outfits and I’m sure they are all looking forward to doing it again next year.

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After spending two weeks travelling around beautiful Vietnam with my foster son, I came home with the feeling that the people there just take everything in their stride – no stress, plenty of easy smiles, and always so polite. There were so many interesting and beautiful places to be seen. Fields of rice, pineapples, sugar cane, bananas all help to make this land self-sufficient. All goods sold are “Made in Vietnam” and the price paid is unbelievably low (compared to ours). It’s a shopper’s paradise! Hanoi and Saigon are very noisy with millions of motorbike riders going about their daily business. Hanoi boasts what has been recognized as the world’s longest ceramic painted wall. It spans 3.95kms and combines motifs and images from the past 3000 years, all crafted by artists from many countries. Halong Bay has to be seen to be believed, with rocky crags jutting out of the water in every possible shape. The morning

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fog that hung over the area certainly created a mystical, magical atmosphere. The wooden junk was a pristine mode of transport, and the food served up was unbelievable. The Vin Pearl Island Resort was luxury in every sense of the word. One could reach the resort from the mainland by private speedboat or by the world’s longest cablecar in 12 minutes. Tuk Tuks (small 8 seater open air buses) ferry around the island, visiting sights such as Underwater World, Water Park, the shopping mall, the food village, and entertainment spots for kids. The Mekong Delta region is a fascinating place, endowed with the wide expanse of the Mekong River, and its many drifting fishing boats, barges, and ships laden with bananas and other goods. The Cuchi tunnels run some four levels underground, for over two hundred kilometres, and were used by the army


Opposite Page Top: Halong Bay Inset:Cuchi Tunnel Entrance Bottom: Vietnam Life. This page Above:Hanoi Road Mural Right: Halong Bay Dinner Course Below: VP Beach Area. If you have a holiday you’d like to share, whether it be a good or bad experience, why not let others know. Start by putting pen to paper and submit your travelling adventures to The Valley Reporter.

combined with Trails of Indo-China (Vietnam) were the travel people who arranged everything for me, and I could not fault their efficiency, professionalism or the swiftness in which everything was handled from start to finish. An air-conditioned 4-wheel drive was at my disposal with driver and guide to take me from place to place. Nothing was too much trouble and all done with so much courtesy. I would not hesitate to use these agencies again and recommend them to anyone thinking of going to South-East Asia. If you are thinking of going to Asia, consider Vietnam, because it is a country well worth seeing and I can guarantee you, once seen, it is never forgotten... Marjorie Vincenti.

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during the Vietnam War. Only people of a very small stature can easily access them, thereby hindering the foreign forces from following. Concealed lids on the top of the entrance make them invisible. They are a now not only a tourist attraction but also a place of learning for people interested in the history of the war. Visiting the usual tourist haunts was great, but having local friends guide one around to places unknown was an even greater treat. We visited museums, art galleries, local coffee houses (I am now addicted to Vietnamese filtered coffee) a village in the hinterland, a Water Puppet Show, shopped in local markets and ate in local food places. What an experience! Inter-Asia Tours and InterGlobal Tours (Melbourne),


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Statistics for September 2010 Temperature Average Minimum: 7.6 C Maximum: 19.0 C Total Rainfall 33.4mm Statistics for October 2010 Temperature Average Minimum: 9.7 C Maximum: 22.5 C Total Rainfall 30.8mm Statistics for November 2010 Temperature Average Minimum: 13.6 C Maximum: 27.8 C Total Rainfall 12.2mm Western Australian Regional Office Bureau of Meteorology Ph: 9263 2222 Fax: 9263 2233. Accessed from the Bureau of Meteorology web site http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo 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.

On Sunday 3 December 2010 Araluen Botanic Park in Roleystone hosted the Mazda MX-5 Club of WA, with a public display of a number of their legendary sports cars. The display was open for public viewing from 12noon until 2pm, with the normal Park entry fees applying. The Mazda MX-5 Club of WA (Inc.) is part of the biggest onemodel car club in the world. Founded in November 1990 with support from Mazda WA, the club is currently celebrating its 20th year. From its inception the club has quickly grown, and now boasts around 150 members and 70 cars. Although totally independent in management and funding, the club enjoys the continuing support of Mazda WA and all Mazda dealers statewide, with which it jointly promotes a number of special events through the year. The members range in age from late teens with “L plates” through to adults of more than triple that age, with both young and old making valuable contributions to the Club’s management and activities. Membership is almost equally split between male/female; the MX-5 is a car that knows no boundaries, and has universal appeal! The Central Concourse area of

Araluen was the perfect setting for this event, where these enthusiasts’ vehicles were enjoyed in the pleasant natural environment provided by Araluen’s unique setting. The Park features a mild micro-climate, running creeks and stunning gardens that all combine to enhance the viewing experience of what promised to be an impressive and diverse range of meticulously prepared MX-5 models. For more information about this event please contact Ian Lewis, on 0407 058 996, Park administration 9496 1171 or visit www.mx5club. com.au. Araluen Botanic Park is open every day from 9am to 6pm. With spectacular running water all year round, beautifully scenic bush walks, stunning gardens, heritage structures, BBQ/picnic areas and Chalet Healy Log Cabin Café/ Kiosk, there’s plenty to do and see. Also, the ever-popular Araluen Train operates at peak times during the spring. Entry prices are: Adults $4 / Child (6 – 16) $2 / Family Pass (2+6) $10 / Groups (8 or more) $3 each. “Half price Tuesdays” apply for Government Concession Card Holders. Photographs courtesy of Simon Corston.


christmas COMMUNITY “CAROLS BY TORCHLIGHT” 2010 On Sunday 12 December, Araluen Botanic Park staged its popular annual Christmas Community “Carols by Torchlight” event. “With the magical feel of Araluen’s amphitheatre setting, it’s 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 entertainment and plenty of opportunities for community singing,” says Araluen Botanic Park Foundation General Manager, Rod Ross. “We are delighted to acknowledge our event sponsor, Roleystone-Karragullen Community Bank® Branch, Bendigo Bank. This partnership offers an outstanding level of support for this popular family event and clearly demonstrates this bank’s commitment to the local community,” adds Ross. Guests were encouraged to come early from 5pm onwards and enjoy a picnic or barbecue. At 7pm the Master of Ceremonies John Colwill introduced the evening’s performers, commencing with the Town of Victoria Park Brass, which set the mood with a Christmas music medley. The carols were led by the beautiful voices of the Roleystone Primary School Choir and Harvest Harmonisers. Special guest appearances by the emerging local talents of Jessica Simpson and Abbey Thompson also added to ROLEYSTONE PRIMARY SCHOOL the evening’s entertainment. Candles were not permitted due to summer fire prevention measures, but guests were Thurs 27th Jan 10.00am - 12.00noon still encouraged to bring torchlights or purchase inexpensive LED candles at the venue Every Tues 8.30am - 9.15am and Friday to illuminate the evening and enhance Araluen’s unique ambience. Admission was by a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going towards restoration (assembly) 8.30am - 9am during each term of the gardens. Light refreshments, including a sausage sizzle, fruit mince pies, soft drinks, tea and coffee were served at the venue. Naturally, any time is a great time to visit Araluen Botanic Park. It’s open every day ROLEYSTONE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL from 9am to 6pm. Adults $4, Children $2 or Family Pass (2 + 2) $10. With spectacular Fri 28th Jan 10.00am - 12.00noon running water all year round, beautifully scenic bush walks, stunning gardens, heritage structures, BBQ/picnic areas and the Chalet Healy Log Cabin Tearooms and Function Every Wed 2.45pm - 3.15pm during each term Centre, there’s plenty to do and see. Also, the ever-popular Araluen Train is operating during peak spring periods.

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Both schools’ uniform shops will be open for one day before school starts: Roleystone Primary School - Thursday, 27 January from 10am to 12 noon and Roleystone District High School - Friday, 28 January from 10am to 12 noon. Because we are in transition to the new uniform, we may not have all sizes available. We will take prepaid orders though. If we receive enough orders to meet manufacturer’s minimum, we will place an order with them, otherwise payments will be refunded by way of a credit voucher, which may be redeemed for cash, or spent on other items in the uniform shop. Those parents who have pre-ordered and paid for their child’s uniforms but not collected may collect them from the uniform shop on that day (if available). Parents doing this should bring along the invoice as proof of purchase. Ken Walker P&C Treasurer.

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The ROLEYSTONE SUPA IGA Community Bowls Competition was a fiercely contested affair with two undefeated teams vying for outright honours on the final Unit 6, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone night. The event was won by Hansen’s Environmentalists, who had a superior overall Ph: 9496 2922 (Salon closed 25 Dec-3 Jan) winning margin over the runners-up Pozzies. These teams were also among the weekly www.brackenridgepureindulgence.com.au winners with Hotshots being the other team to claim a weekly prize. The Bowls Division of the Roleystone Country Club are extremely ROLEYSTONE grateful to ROLEYSTONE SUPA IGA for their generous sponsorship ROLEYSTONE ROLEYSTONE CLUB of this event. We are very fortunate to have local businesses which are COUNTRY COUNTRY COUNTRYCLUB CLUB prepared to support their community. Thanks to Ross and Joe Anile and families for their contribution to sport in Roleystone. For those who are interested in having a night of fun and giving lawn LLAWN B OWLS bowls a go, there are two more opportunities in the coming weeks. AWN B OWLS AWN B OWLS L DDIVISION Firstly, our Friday Night Barefoot / Social Bowls commences on IVISION D IVISION Friday 7th January 2011. You simply need to be at the Country Club by 6.30pm to put your name down to play. There will also be a second INVITES YOU TO TAKE PART ININ round of community bowls commencing on Wednesday 2nd February INVITES YOU TO TO TAKE PART IN INVITES YOU TAKE PART 2011. Team nomination forms will be available early in January from the Roleystone Country Club or by contacting Phil Deas on 9496 1068 IGHT F RIDAY F RIDAY NNIGHT or 0419 041 170. Places are limited so you are advised to get in early. N IGHT F RIDAY Keith Rinaldi. B AREFOOT /S OCIAL B OWLS AREFOOT /S OCIAL B OWLS B B AREFOOT /S OCIAL B OWLS

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new kid on the block David Mackey from Roleystone Transfer & Charter has recently added a little bit of luxury to his fleet of service vehicles with this stunning Mercedes-Benz. It’s been purchased to purely cater for the smaller group of clientele. David offers all the same services such as full transfer service to and from all airports - City and East Perth Terminal plus a charter service for any event, occasion or gathering. Bookings are always advisable, so ring David now on 0412 953 638 or email: davidmackey@iinet.net.au.

We will meet at 9am in Forrestedge Road. (Turn off Croyden Road into Heritage Drive, follow this long road until you go past the roundabout that goes to the Golf Club Restaurant and continue into Forrestedge Road). Signs will be on the road. Newcomers welcome. Morning tea provided. If it is raining, check the website that morning at 8.15am. For extra info go to www.roleybushcare.com or see the Roleybushcare notice board located in the Roleystone shopping complex. CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PROGRAM 21 Dec ‘10 - 31 Jan ‘11. Where: Naragebup Rockingham Environment Centre - Peron. Holiday fun for all ages. Download the flyer for further details at www. roleybushcare.com.

Our new calendars are available now for purchase from Roleystone Supa IGA and the Roleystone Newsagency. Only 500 have been ordered so be quick, this is a limited edition. Very special. Featuring some of our beautiful artworks that were displayed at the 2009 Roleybushcare Art Exhibition. Artworks were created using our local bushland reserves for inspiration. The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports roLEYbushcArE inc.

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The advance of the Trifids....... That’s exactly what it looked like. There were hundreds of bushes of Cottonbush stretching along the edges of some properties alongside the Reserves down near our beautiful Canning River. Recently, a small team of willing workers eradicated masses of Cottonbush along the Canning River between Thompson Road and Heritage Drive under the supervision of Paul Mutton, Custodian of Roley Pool Reserve. We pulled small plants out by the roots and slashed and poisoned the larger ones. Our Councillor Pat Hart worked alongside the team and was made aware of the large amounts of this awful weed in the neighbouring properties. An awareness of this problem will in future halt the spread of seed into the beautiful reserves bordering the Canning River. Please have a look at our article about Cottonbush in our Bush Topics area on the website. You will be able to identify it and get tips on how to get rid of it. Wherever this weed grows, then it seems to swamp out everything else. Please keep a vigilant eye out for it. PULL IT OUT..... POISON IT............ 2011 Calendar The Roleybushcare calendar for 2011 is still available. If you haven’t bought one yet then it is available for $15 from Roleystone IGA, Roleystone Newsagency, Roleystone Hardware, Genesis Restaurant and Earthbound Organics. Field Days Our next field day will be a dieback treatment day on the 23rd January in the Midgegoroo National Park.


Top 10 Sustainable Gift Ideas Here is a list of gift ideas that you can use at any time of the year 1. Something You Made 2. An Experience (such as a massage) 3. Something Secondhand 4. A Gift Voucher from Carbon Neutral 5. Reusable Weigh Bags or a Stainless Steel Water Bottle 6. A Days of Change T-Shirt 7. An Oxfam Gift Card or a Gift from Care Australia 8. A Bokashi Bucket 9. Vegetable Seeds/Seedlings or a Fruit Tree 10. A Low Flow Showerhead Ref: daysofchange.org.

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All road users are urged to take responsibility for road safety this Christmas and holiday season. The City of Armadale and its RoadWise committee are once again participating in the annual WA Local Government Association (WALGA) White Ribbons™ for Road Safety campaign. This community-based initiative encourages individuals to contribute to road safety awareness in the holiday season by wearing a White Ribbon, attaching one to a vehicle or by emailing a downloadable version to friends and family. White Ribbons are FREE and are available from the City of Armadale Administration Centre front counter or www.roadwise.asn.au. The campaign, now in its 14th year, calls on community members to behave safely on the roads, comply

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with all road rules and purchase vehicles with good safety features. Armadale Mayor Linton Reynolds said road safety was a shared responsibility. “Everyone has a part to play. During the festive season, people are frequently out visiting, shopping and attending functions and they need to be even more vigilant on the roads,” Cr Reynolds said. “The White Ribbons campaign focuses on preventing crashes that cause deaths and serious injuries. “By not drinking and driving, speeding, or driving tired and making sure everyone in the car vehicle is wearing a seatbelt, we can all play a role in improving road safety.” The White Ribbons campaign, an initiative of WALGA’s RoadWise road safety program, runs until 3 January, 2011.

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Welcome to the Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade News for December 2010. Not a lot has happened since last month, (or so it seems). The early summer has interrupted our hazard reduction program, mainly due to a re-assessment of the temperature for High and Very High forecasting. On Saturday December 4, whilst the teams were burning along the Canning River one of our members

Roleystone Brigade News Peter Ricketts was bitten by a snake and was immediately taken to hospital. I can now happily say that he is now well on the road to recovery, but I have no report on the snake’s condition. On a lighter note the Roleystone Junior Fire Cadets put on a display of the use of breathing apparatus for their parents on Tuesday evening, followed by a

barbecue. Although the exercise was to rescue two dummies from a darkened room (I assume it was the station’s appliance room), it has come to my attention that one dummy was found during the exercise, but the other was eventually found behind his final resting place - a rubbish bin. By the time you receive this, all burning off by the brigade should

be finished as we only had a two week extension, so if you see smoke after this it will probably mean we could be busy. On that note, we are still desperately short of fire fighters, so if you are fit and healthy with time on your hands come and have a look at us on a Monday evening at crew change over. From every one at the station have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year. That’s all for now! Cheers, Don W.

A range of exciting activities is on offer at the Shire of Kalamunda recreation centres over the summer holidays, including sports, cooking, and arts and crafts. Shire President Cr Donald McKechnie said, “The activities cater for children 5 to 12 years and have been very popular in previous years. Bookings are essential as places are limited and we encourage people to get in early to avoid missing out.” At Hartfield Park Recreation Centre a Holiday Leisure Program is on offer from 10 January to 21 January 2011 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 12 noon. While younger children are in the crèche, children aged 5-12 years can participate in a range of arts and crafts, cooking and sporting activities. The cost is $19.50 per child per session. There is a maximum of 30 places per day and bookings can be made on 9359 1700. At High Wycombe Recreation Centre, a series of? Cooking With Bethany? cooking classes is on offer for children aged 5-12 years. These classes will introduce children

to cooking vocabulary, techniques, tools, utensils, basics of etiquette, nutrition and safety. This program will run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am-12noon at a cost of $19.50 per child, per session. During December the classes will run on Tuesday 21 and Tuesday 23 December and during January classes will run from 11 January to 20 January 2011. Places are limited and bookings can be made on 9257 9978. For more information phone the Shire of Kalamunda on 9257 9999. Ref: www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

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The Roleystone Country Club’s Children’s Christmas Party went off without a hitch. The weather was perfect for the day, the kids were kept entertained with a free program of events starting from 11am and the parents managed to find some time to relax and unwind, listening to live music later on in the afternoon from Lionel. The hungry people were satisfied by the food that flowed freely from the kitchen all day, just as the many children were satisfied by the arrival of Santa, who came at 1pm with free lolly bags in hand. Thanks must go to the Management and Staff of the Roleystone Country Club, Karen Miller and all the other helpers who made this event possible. It was an enjoyable day had by all, which looks like it will be returning as an annual event to mark on your calendars in the future.

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BOBCAT & TIP TRUCK Roleystone Bobcat 0418 625 925 Call Joe Dirt 9397 9860 Terry Close Enterprises 0428 853 591 25 Years Local Experience T.L.H. Contracting Services Call Terry 0433 895 551 bore servicing New Pumps/Repairs, Bore Clean/ Dev, Windmills/Solar Pumps Nick 0413 058 943 or 9496 0290 BRAKE REPAIRS AAA Mobile Brake Repairs Unit 1, 15 Gillam Drv Kelm P: 9390 0277 F: 9390 0388 Mob: 041 993 4142 BRICKLAYING S & LJ Rigby Contractors Stan Mob: 0418 920 148 A/Hrs: 9397 5768 BUILDER David J Willis Building Phone: 9496 1262 Mobile: 0408 959 340 White Rose Building Co David Fowler P: 9498 3843 Mob: 0402 785 894 BUS CHARTER Roleystone Transfer and Charter Call David Mackey on 0412 953 638

COMPUTER REPAIRS HEALTH CLUB EATERIES Bigsi Computer Solutions Roleystone Deli & General Curves Womens Fitness Ctr call Simon 9397 9046 Armadale Ph: 9399 4151 Store Ph/Fax: 9397 5845 Mobile: 0433 838 394 Gosnells Ph: 9398 4803 Shop 2, 508 Brookton Hwy (Opp. Peet Rd) Roleystone jewellery designer CONCRETE Roley’s on the Ridge K & K Concrete Olil Jewellery Design Cnr Soldiers Rd & Kevin Campbell 4, 2 Soldiers Rd Rolesytone Brookton Hwy Mobile: 0433 728 478 9496 1100, 0415 692 322 Phone: 9496 0666 CONFERENCE VENUE LAWNMOWING The Manse Restaurant Roleystone Country Bee Jay’s Garden Services 31 Church Ave Armadale Club 6 Wygonda Rd 9397 6264, 0412 509 526 Phone: 9399 6078 Roleystone Ph: 9397 5665 LIMESTONE RETAINING / ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Waterford Executive FEATURE WALLS Retravision-Hills Conferencing Outback Creations P/L Appliances Armadale Phone: 9399 7272 Stuart 0417 973 710 or Shop 1-3, 40 Fourth Rd COUNSELLING Andy 0421 114 040 Phone: 9399 5577 A/Hrs: 9390 9611 Hillscape Counselling ELECTRICIAN Unit 3, 2 Soldiers Rd massage therapist High Point Electrical Phone: 9397 5444 Mensana Professional Call Marius 0419 004 475 Massage Service Steven Professional Counsellor Fax: 9497 8596 Rouse 0438 955 419 Member PACWA FENCING Fiona Slaney Nottle MEDICAL CENTRE Armadale Fencing Appointments: 9498 3788 Roleystone Family Ph: Marcel 0408 957 987 deli & general store Medical Ctr Ph: 9397 7122 or Ph/Fax 496 3142 Unit 1/9 Wygonda Rd Roleystone Deli & General Fence Heroes MORTGAGE BROKER Store Ph/Fax: 9397 5845 Pat Childs 9397 5160 Shop 2, 508 Brookton Hwy Loan Market Call Glynis Mobile: 0407 470 673 (Opp. Peet Rd) Roleystone 9397 5035, 0417 987 515 Rural Fencing Call John DIEBACK glynis.anderson@loanmarket.com.au 0418 953 591 or Dieback Treatment NATUROPATHY/IRIDOLOGY Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 Services Ph: 1300 785 311 Healing Solutions FRENCH TUITION info@diebacktreatments.com 4/259 Bannister Rd Canning Jeanne-Marie DOG GROOMING Vale Ph: 9455 2959 Mobile: 0447 441 707 WA Dog Grooming & ORCHARDS chaanappel@gmail.com davidmackey@iinet.net.au Clipping Academy Raeburn Orchard GARDEN SUPPLIES BUTCHERS Phone: 9390 1009 Phone: 9397 5325 Karragullen Gravel & Roleystone Family Meats DOGWASH 4 Raeburn Rd Roleystone Garden Supplies Phone: 9397 5580 It’s A Dogs Life ORGANIC PRODUCTS Phone/Fax: 9397 6854 2, 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone Call Monique on Catabree & Magnolia giftware CABINETMAKER 0413 261 352 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Rosharnes Unique Cabinetmaker-Frank DREAM CONSULTANT Phone: 9399 2992 Giftware Open Wed-Sun 9496 0037 (after 5pm) Earthbound Organics Jenifer’s Pillow Talk 10.30-4.30pm Brackenridge CANVAS Open 7 Days 9.30amMobile: 0417 945 988 Village 9397 9774 5.30pm Ph: 9397 7899 Anita Lackner pillowtalk.zzz@bigpond.com HAIRDRESSING Phone: 9497 1596 DRIVEWAYS Billy Shears The Hair Club Violeta’s Garden - Organic Mobile: 0421 545 536 General Store & Cafe Creative Driveways & Unit 2a Brackenridge Village CAR DETAILING Phone: 9399 9747 Fencing Call John Ph/Fax: Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Once Over Mobile Car PAINTER 9397 6854 or 0418 953 591 9397 9219, 0431 908 074 Detailing – Call Jason EARTHMOVING Brush Worx Terry Griffiths Catabree & Magnolia 0411 654 119 0430 115 178 52 Fourth Rd Armadale F & M.J. Armenti charter ‘N DIVE Brush_Worx@bigpond.com Phone: 9399 2992 Phone: 9397 6372 Fax: 9397 6374 Jurien Bay Charter ‘n Dive PARTITIONS & CEILINGS Enve Me Hairdressing Ph: (08) 9652 1109 at the Roleystone SC EATERIES Jacmo Partitions & www.juriencharters.com Phone: 9496 3950 Ceilings Mob: 0418 943 320 Genesis in the Hills Ph/Fax: 9496 1015 (Rod) CHILDCARE Karizma Hair Studio Phone: 9397 7799 2, 198 Brookton Highway 124 Croyden Rd Roleystone pest control Magic Moon Childcare Phone: 9390 7506 Phone: Linda 9399 1838 Kim Valley Restaurant SWAT*A*PEST 101 Forrest Rd Armadale 4, 198 Brookton Hwy Kelm HEALTH CARE CENTRE Daniel Bremer 9313 8484 0411 808 383 Phone: 9495 1188 CHIROPRACTOR Hillview Colon Care Health Centre 3 Boondi Place Roleystone Country PIANO TUITION Roleystone Chiropractic Kelmscott Ph: 9495 2804 Club 6 Wygonda Rd Josh Morton 0451 675 100 Simply Music 19 Wygonda Rd Roleystone Roleystone Ph: 9397 5665 Emma 0424 630 813 www.simplymusic.com

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WAITPERSON Casual Kim Valley Restaurant. Experience necessary. Phone 9495 1188 or 0438 281 833 2010 Roleystone Schools P&C Raffle was drawn at the Leonda Function Ctr Wed 1 Dec’10 and the winning tickets were: 1st Prize Ticket 1243 for $2000, 2nd Prize Ticket 1103 for $500, 3rd Prize Ticket 3199 for $250, 4th Prize Ticket 1721 for $250. The winning tickets were also advertised in the West Australian on 7 Dec’10, Ken Walker, Hon. Treasurer Roleystone Schools P&C. cleaner required 2hrs per fortnight, suit mum in between school hours. Roleystone Karragullen Seniors Club, ring Jeff 9397 6568 or Jenny 9496 1719

requires volunteers for the Armadale Hospital Children’s Ward. If you have a spare 2hrs p/wk, are over 18 & would like to bring some happiness to a child’s hospital stay. Ph: Helen 9390 8850, 0458 888 498 or Radio Lollipop on 9340 8835 for sale Lesmurdie SHS uniform Yr 11 & 12 hardly worn, 2 long & 2 short beige pants sz 18, 3 white t-shirts Having a Garage Sale? Then sz 16A, 1 grn m-fibre jkt sz let everybody know with L, hum biology bk HBS 2A & an advert in The Valley 2B, call Francesca 9390 0797 Reporter Classifieds

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TREE SERVICES JMC Tree Services Phone: 9497 1596 Mobile: 0409 118 912 WA Treeworks Phone: David 9496 0306 Freecall: 1800 088 733 water tanks Waterwise Tanks Phone: 9495 2828 Mobile: 0417 171 998 WROUGHT IRON/REPAIRS McAuliffe’s Wrought Iron Metal Art Ph/Fax: 9496 1348 Mobile: 0417 966 599 Steve’s Unique Eco Handmade Art Shop 2, 2 Soldiers Rd 9496 2099

other IMPORTANT NUMBERS: Armadale Police 9399 0222, Healthdirect Hotline 1800 022 222, Poison Information Centre 13 11 26, Fire & Emergency Services 1300 657 209, SES 132 500, Western Power 131 351, Alinta Gas 13 13 51, Telstra 132 203, 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 131 375, FESA 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., For passenger assistance on Transperth train services call 1800 800 022 (Freecall)


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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

Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone Ph: 9496 1171 www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone Ph: 9397 9000 www.araluenresort.com.au Brackenridge Village & Roleystone Village Corner of Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone. Enjoy great food, wine, jewellery, giftware, unique arts & crafts, organic food, beauty and an art gallery. Karragullen Expo October 2011 Ph: 9293 7152, Hills KOFUKAN KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL Orchard Improvement Group. Email: fennell@iinet.net.au Kelmscott Annual Show October 2011 Ph: 9495 4001, ROLEYSTONE DOJO info@kelmscottshow.com.au www.kelmscottshow.com.au Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2011 Confidence, Respect & Discipline Ph: 9293 8263 Email: pbsclub@bigpond.com Improve your personal well being & Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Highway Roleystone. Improve your social awareness For Bookings Ph: 9397 5730. www.roleystonetheatre.com.au Enquiries Ph. 9397 5688 Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge KIDS ADULT or 0419 946 661 Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone. Ph: 9397 7899 CLASSES Qualified Karate Instructor & NCAS Accredited CLASSES Kalamunda District Bridge Club Holds weekly day & Free créche available evening sessions 10wk beginners course, 1st sess free. Starts 7 Sept 7pm, Alan Harper 9293 4805 Training Days Training Times Roleystone Hall If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your Jnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah Tuesdays & Thursdays Rds, Roleystone Closed during school holidays Snrs (13yrs & older) 6-7.30pm local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section please feel free to submit your contact details to fngrafix@ozemail.com.au. The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports roLEYstonE kArAtE

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Roleystone Primary School

Meetings are held every month (can be every 2nd) on Monday nights with a 7pm start time. Attendees are not limited to committee members as a public interest is warranted. Anyone wishing to attend can call Evie Molson on 0418 956 519.

• Plants • Toys • Gift Ideas • Sausage Sizzle • Music • Clothes • Cakes • Jams, Pickles & Chutneys • Bric-a-Brac • Books • And many more....

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ROLEYSTONE TENNIS CLUB (EST. 1944)

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

TenniS played aT The club • SocialSocial Tennis Monday nightsiS7-8.30pm • Wednesday mornings 9am adulTS; morningS from(run 9am onwards (10am inWedneSday Winter time) • Friday mornings 9-11am through Family Centreand with Creche) • Sunday afternoons 2-4pm Junior TenniS

COURTS FOR HIRE DAY OR NIGHT

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 roleytennisclub@iinet.net.au POBox Box172 172Kelmscott Kelmscott WA WA 6991. Email: roleytennisclub@iinet.net.au Wendy Shearwood(Sec.) (Sec.)9496 9397 5305 WendyTucker Tucker(Pres.) (Pres.)9397 93976620, 6620,Graham Tracey Backhouse 0053 Helen & Brendan Virginia Diss Bird (Club Capt.) Capt.) 9397 93906280 7668 HelenMantle Mantle (Treas.) (Treas.) 9390 2335 &

ROLEYSTONE GUMNUT PLAYGROUP A SAFE, FUN PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. SESSIONS MONDAY TO FRIDAY REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL contact our new registrar CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR ROBYN DAWSON 9397 7116 kym graham 9397 9158 CAROLYN BATHGATE 9498 1968

ROLEYSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH A Church of Christ

For enquiries phone Gerry 9397 5730

Jarrah Rd every Monday 5-8.30pm or phone

Noel 9397 6370 Rob 9397 5406

THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY – REFER TO CALENDAR FOR ACTIVITIES

Roleystone Toy Library

Youth Group, Sunday School, Craft Group, Bible Study, Prayer Group, Missionary Support

Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade

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

SUNDAY SERVICE 9.30am

If you would like a stall at the markets, call Juliette on 9397 5037

Roleystone Karragullen Seniors Club (Inc) 46 Jarrah Road, Roleystone Phone : 9496 3166 E-mail: rksc@iinet.net.au

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