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No.89 – Dec/Jan ‘12

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Community Contacts Roleystone Community Youth Workers Stuart Hight and Joyce Arnott 0408 956 559 Email: youth@roleycommunitychurch.org 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 in2cricket Jnrs 5-9yrs Mike 0448 878 257 Roleystone Jnr Football Club rjfc.org.au Roleystone Snr Football Club Jason Hammond (Pres) 0411 702 504, Jocelyn Jones (Sec) 0437 887 930 ww.roleystonessfc.org.au Roleystone Gymnastics Melanie Berson (Pres) 0437 057 642, Email: roleystone@gymnastics.org.au. Phone (Gym) 9496 1484 Roleystone Women’s Hockey Club Sue 9398 7426, Helen 9397 5939 / 0438 923 477 Roleystone Tee-Ball & Baseball Club Inc. Craig Edmonds (Pres) 0409 114 683, Sandy (Reg) 0419 875 277 Organic Growers Assoc. meets 2nd Wed of the mth Lisa 9399 2312 Roleystone Redback’s Little Athletics Club Boys & Girls U6-U17’s Ph: Sarah 0408 959 436 or Alyce 0430 835 047 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 Joanne Meuli 9496 0290 St Christopher’s Anglican Church 9293 8273 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appointment 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Andy Leal 9291 6451, kdclub@bigpond.com Roleystone Gumnut Playgroup Kym Graham (Reg) 9397 9158 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 Armadale PCYC 2 Townley St 9399 1091, armadalepcyc@wapcyc.com.au 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 9397 6939, 0418 449 611, grandem@iinet.net.au Roleystone Netball Club Vanessa Mason (Pres), Amy Boughton (Reg) 9397 5559 and Diane Bunten (Sec) 0404 012 462 Roleystone & Districts Basketball Chris Webb 0414 166 401, Kirk Allnutt 0423 433 449 Training @ Roleystone Basketball Crts Fri 5pm Darling Range Wildlife Shelter 9394 0885 Armadale Toastmasters meets every Tues 6.30pm Armadale PS Peter Law 0408 936 623, peter_law56@hotmail.com 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 Roleystone Guides Suellen Mackay 9496 1375 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 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.Ph: 9397 5880, 9390 2230 Hants & Dorset Social Club Pearl Sibley 9496 1243 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

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YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter. Fiona Newland – EDITOR/PUBLISHER This month’s issue is jampacked with extra events to do with the Roleystone Primary School, as you’ll see when you have a look through the pages. I’m sure a lot of people will agree that it seems sad that we are leaving behind our beloved school in central Roleystone. However, we are about to begin a new chapter with much trepidation, but great anticipation as well. Best wishes to all the staff and new students commencing at the Roleystone Community College in 2012. This issue also brings some great ideas for last minute Christmas gifts, and as always The Valley Reporter encourages all its readers to shop smart by shopping local. You’ll get all your shopping done in next to no time! The City of Armadale is hosting some up and coming events at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. Whether you are a competitor up for the challenge or an avid spectator, make sure you mark these down on your calendar. The Australian Open Water Championships are from February 17th to February 19th, and the Australian Rowing Championships and Interstate Regatta are from March 5th to March 11th.

Don’t forget to check out the Roleystone Schools Parents and Citizens’ Association Raffle results on page 12, because you never know, it may be you that will be receiving an early Christmas bonus! This month’s Valley Reporter is showcasing the Roleystone District High School Year 10 Class of 2011 on the centre pages. Check out all the wonderful photographs! All these young students have certainly grown up into fine ambassadors for Roleystone, and The Valley Reporter wishes them all well in their future endeavours. If you are after something to keep the kids busy these school holidays, then why not check out the Armadale Arena. They have Monkey Play, Junior Skills Clinics, a creche, Junior Netball Competition and even a Teen Boot Camp. There’s bound to be something for everyone, so turn to page 25 for the full list of programs available. Our own Roleystone Scouts are proudly presenting an under-the-stars movie fundraising event. They are screening Disney-Pixar’s ‘Up’, a hilarious uplifting adventure where the sky is no longer the limit. This event will be held on

Saturday 11th February at the beautiful Karragullen Oval, where you can bring your blankets, chairs and picnic or enjoy a gourmet sausage sizzle. Turn to page 27 to see where you can get your tickets. For some, the start of December has just been one big rollercoaster ride so far, so if you’re in that boat, make sure you take some well-deserved time out at the Roleystone Country Club’s Children’s Christmas Party, which will be from noon onwards on Sunday 18th December. There will be lots of free entertainment for all the family, including face painting, sausage sizzle, raffles, free lolly bags, live music, and of course a visit from Santa. Everyone is welcome. Lastly, one of the greatest joys of the festive season is giving, and The Valley Reporter wants to take the opportunity to give a great big thank you to all our readers, and wish you all the very best for the New Year!

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A friend and I recently attended the Roleystone Theatre’s latest production of “Little Women”, which I personally must admit I thoroughly enjoyed. I’m not a big fan of musicals in general, but the good storyline kept me enthralled throughout the performance. Even though it had a rather small cast in comparison to other productions, the audience was not let down. For the people who aren’t familiar with it, “Little Women” is a coming-of-age drama which chronicles the lives of the four March sisters; brassy, tomboyish, aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind-hearted Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts. I would just like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Director Paul Treasure and Musical Director Tim How on a wellaccomplished WA Premier Broadway musical. I’m sure the rest of the community will agree with me that we are very lucky to have it here at our doorstep in Roleystone. Keep up the great work and I look forward to your schedule of shows for the up and coming 2012 season. Newland, Roleystone.

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On the Friday of our recent long weekend we (and several other friends) had been invited to a barbeque lunch by a good friend we hadn’t seen for a while, who also lives in Roleystone. Unfortunately, just before we were about to leave our home, I got a phone call from our friend in a distressed state to say she would have to cancel the barbeque as her neighbours had a bobcat operating in their back yard and that had been going since the morning. The noise was so loud I could barely hear her voice over the phone. As our friend had not been very well due to a work accident, I was concerned and decided to give her a call the following morning. When she answered the phone I could again barely hear her due to an earpiercing, high-pitched noise that sounded like a dentist’s drill. To my dismay, she informed me this often happened on a Sunday - usually throughout the day - but this weekend it looked like it was going to continue both Saturday and Sunday (which as I found out later, it did). She told me that on several occasions she had to leave her home just to get some peace. Again it was the same neighbours operating power tools outside. I felt very angry that some people could be so inconsiderate of others. I thought there must be guidelines on restrictions for noise control on weekends. After a call to Armadale Council I discovered this was correct. The operation of power tools and loud noise in general in a residential area must be between the hours of 7am and 7pm on weekdays and Saturdays and 9am and 7pm on Sundays and public holidays. More importantly, I discovered the noise is to be restricted to TWO HOURS –


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Explore WA with the City of Armadale Libraries and History House Museum with the fun, FREE activities these school holidays. Christmas Craft with Communicare Monday 19 December 1pm - 2.30pm Seville Grove Library There will be salt decorations to trim, card making, bookmarks, picture frame magnets, crackers and more. Hotdog Books Tuesday 17 January 1pm - 3pm Armadale Library Tell a story about living in WA by making your own Hotdog Book. You will be able to create your own little book, write your own short story, and add pictures and artistic collages. Armadale Ramble Thursday 19 January 10am - 12pm Armadale Library Join us for the ramble around the historical and cultural sites

Explore WA this school holidays of the CBD. You will be given clues and a map to navigate your way around the ramble. At each site there will be questions, and a stamp for your passport. The team with the highest points wins! Wandering in the Bush Tuesday 24 January 2pm - 3pm Kelmscott Library Music man and storyteller Greg Hastings will have us exploring WA as he performs his Wandering in the Bush musical show. For more information visit www.armadale.wa.gov. au or contact 9399 3111.


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Congratulations to Ebony and Aaron Kain on the arrival of their beautiful baby girl Madison Rose born Friday 4th November weighing a very healthy 4.195kg (9.4oz). A grandchild for delighted Phil and Dianne Smailes and Sue Kain.

Roleystone’s much-loved culinary gem Roley’s on the Ridge is celebrating the news of their triumph as Winner of the 2011 Gold Plate Award for ‘Family Dining’. According to Robin Clarke, Chairperson of the Gold Plate Committee, “The Gold Plate Awards program was started in 1967 by the Wine Service Guild, and has since grown from a small, low-key affair into one of the premier events on the Western Australian Hospitality Industry calendar. The program provides professional recognition for quality, and enables the Catering Institute of Australia to achieve one of its core objectives, which is to encourage and reward excellence”.

Between March and September, all competition entrants are anonymously critiqued by an independent panel of unidentified judges who visit and dine in the restaurants like any other customer, assessing their fulfillments of specific criteria for each category. The restaurant with the highest overall score from any category is awarded the Premier’s Award. Head Chef and Owner Brad, along with all the staff from Roley’s on the Ridge, would like to thank you, our valued customers for your continual patronage and support. Together, we can continue to enjoy the great taste of food! Congratulations Roley’s!

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“It will be the first time since the mid 1990s that WA has hosted the Australian Rowing Championships and Interstate Regatta, underlining the importance of having a worldclass facility. “The City of Armadale is proudly supporting this event and we are excited about the opportunity to showcase Champion Lakes and the wider region to participants, officials, supporters and spectators.” Rowers from around the nation – representing open/elite, junior and schools categories - will compete in more than 600 races throughout the week-long national championships program. Among the stand-out events are the eight “state v state” races which include the prestigious King’s Cup (men) and Queen’s Cup (women). The history of the Interstate Regatta can be traced back to the first intercolonial race between NSW and Victoria men’s crews in 1863. The pick of the open events - the men’s pair race, the men’s double scull, women’s double scull and women’s single scull - will feature medallists from the September 2011 World Championships and Olympicbound crews. For more information about the 2012 Australian Rowing Championships and Interstate Regatta visit www.rowingwa.asn.au.

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The City of Armadale is looking for feedback from Roleystone residents to provide an indication of how some parks may be upgraded. The City will be conducting a phone survey in December 2011 to collect feedback from residents to assist with future developments. The City has appointed Patterson Research Group to conduct a random telephone survey of residents in the relevant areas of Roleystone. Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones says, “The survey is intended to ascertain resident preferences for upgrades to some of the public parks in the area. “The results from the phone survey will assist in guiding future decisions by Council on how the remaining funds from the Public Open Space Strategy may be allocated in the Roleystone area.” Survey questions will be based on three options for park upgrades to parks in the Roleystone area. Funding may be used to undertake one of the three options below: A) Option A - Construct a public toilet facility in Borrello Park; B) Option B - Undertake upgrades to several parks around the suburb, which have existing recreational uses (Borrello Reserve, Warwick Savage, Roleystone Heritage Trail and Lina Hart Reserve); or C) Alternative upgrades and/or upgrades to an alternative park that is not identified in Option’s A or B above. Residents will be randomly selected to receive a pre-notification letter, which provides an overview of the proposed phone survey. The telephone survey will be conducted on one in five of those residents who receive the pre-notification letter. For more information visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au or contact the City on 9399 3111.


Roleystone Sporting Club (Inc) 2012 COMMITTEE The Annual General Meeting for the Roleystone Sporting Club was held on the 20th November with a pleasing attendance. New committee are:

ROLEYSTONE SENIOR FOOTBALL CLUB WANTED COACHES TEAM MANAGERS TRAINER The Roleystone Senior Football Club is seeking enthusiastic and motivated people to join their coaching squad. Coaching experience not essential but desirable. The following positions are available: Head coach (League), Coach (Reserves) and Team Managers. Coaching courses and reasonable incentives provided. Contact President Jason Hammond on 0411 702 504 for further information.

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• President – Jason Hammond • Vice President – TBA • Secretary – Jocelyn Jones • Treasurer – Leesa Weaver • Registrar – Jacinta Hay • Trainer – Lisa Casotti • Members: Adam Casotti, Jake Lewis, Cameron and Kylie Whan, Rob Tomeo, Neil Bennett, Ian Spencer, Nathan McCann and Stephen Kirk. President Jason Hammond thanked those who have volunteered to serve on the committee and is looking forward to leading the new committee into a successful 2012 season.


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QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER BEFORE REQUESTING THE SCHOOL OVAL TO BE RETAINED DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR REZONING OF PRIMARY SCHOOL SITE If the school oval is excised from the development site for public use, will the purchase price (plus the ongoing high maintenance costs for the site and current use of scheme water) be a justified ongoing cost to the broader community? Will the excision of the oval site for public purposes (reducing the area for development) make it financially unviable for prospective quality owner – developers? If the oval is purchased and retained for public purposes, will

ongoing events held on the oval in the future impact on the amenity of those who will be living in the senior’s housing and surrounding homes? Do the small number of people who wish the Council to purchase the school oval for their perceived uses realise there are numerous Council reserves throughout Roleystone that could be used for that purpose? From members of the Roleystone Seniors Independent Housing committee. Pat Hart, Chairperson.

Thanks to you all I would like to most sincerely give my thanks to the Roleystone/ Karragullen community for your support and assistance over the years that I have represented you as a Councillor with the City of Armadale. It has been a most amazing experience, one characterised by the memorable relationships I have developed with various organisations and fantastic people I have had the pleasure of working with. Despite the fact I am not continuing as a Councillor, I intend to remain very much involved in various areas of our community life. The Roleystone/Karragullen community is, in my opinion, very unique in the metro area, and while there are challenges we will face from time to time, the caring and sharing nature of our people will always be evident and strong. I have been very privileged to represent you. My best wishes to you all for a peaceful Christmas and a great year to follow. Pat Hart.

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Invitation to local business to help cut red tape

Sheryle Ancliffe (uniforms) & Penny Walmsley P&C Association President were especially thanked at the final RPS assembly, Wednesday 7th December.

What an incredible community we have here in Roleystone! The incredible community that we are lucky to have here in Roleystone has once again been demonstrated by the many wonderful people who have diligently and tirelessly volunteered enormous amounts of their personal time to ensure the formation of the Roleystone Community College runs proficiently and effectively for all families, staff, parents and students. This colossal undertaking, which has required ongoing motivation and patience, has been the work of the staff, P&C Committee members and determined parents, who have all strived to make a difference in the lives of the school students going forward in 2012. These passionate and dedicated volunteers are truly inspirational for giving so selflessly of themselves to guarantee a hugely successful beginning for our Roleystone Community College 2012. Thank you to all for your efforts and commitment, we couldn’t have done it without you!

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Canning MHR Don Randall is inviting local small businesses to identify areas of red tape that can be cut as part of the Coalition’s Deregulation Taskforce. Established by Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, Mr Randall said the Taskforce will be headed by Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO, Chief of Staff to John Howard from 1997 – 2006. “Arthur Sinodonis has such credibility in this area and the focus will be on cutting the red tape that impacts jobs growth and productivity,” he said. “Since Labor was elected four years ago, the Federal Government has introduced more than 12,835 new regulations and repealed only 58.” Mr Randall said figures provided by the South East Metro Small Business Centre showed there were more than 50,000 ABN registered businesses in the Canning electorate that red tape would be affecting. He said the Peel Small Business Centre would hopefully be able to tap into feedback from the State Government’s Reducing the Burden review undertaken by the red tape reduction group in 2009, Chaired by Liza Harvey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Small Business. “Tony Abbott has set the target of reducing the cost of red tape by $1 billion per year at least for the first term of a Coalition Government,” Mr Randall said. “The fact is red tape is getting worse – it takes small business people away from their families and hinders them from growing their business. “I encourage small businesses in my electorate to make a submission to the Taskforce. They can do this by sending me their ideas and recommendations, which I will then provide to the Taskforce,” Mr Randall said.


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Tallulah Biddle, Kiara Davin and Jorja Passamani recently received Highly Commended Awards for participating in the City of Armadale Colouring In Competition. Another very successful Scholastic Book Fair Night was organised by Wendy Ruck at the Roleystone Primary School in Term 4. At a recent assembly Jan Matthews presented Wendy with a Scholastic Thank You Pack for her tireless efforts.

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The Community have their say – Cross Park Skate Park

On Thursday 8th of December, the City of Armadale hosted design workshops concerning the future Cross Park Skate Park with Roleystone people interested in having their say on its development. The project has been in development and consultation since a comprehensive study in 2007, with significant research and evaluation continuing with the upcoming community design consultation. The first meeting was attended by a good crowd of youths, who had the opportunity to meet with Rohan Buckley, a design consultant from Convic International specialising in the design and construction of skate parks and recreational areas. Rohan will now gather all the ideas and feedback given by Roleystone locals in order to ascertain what is wanted for the Cross Park Skate Park. A second consultation, which will bring initial design concepts to interested parties, is anticipated around mid to late February 2012. These workshops are a great way for the local youth and wider community to get involved. In addition to the workshop exclusively for local young people, there was a community workshop for all other local residents, so that the project fits the needs of users and the local community.

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Just imagine the magic of many people gathering along the Swan and Canning Rivers, focusing on their precious waterways as the sun rises to herald a new day. At 6am on Saturday 10th of December, this was the scene at the blessing of the Canning River, which was held at Roley Pool, just below the steep stairs on Collins Drive, Roleystone. It was a simple ceremony, which lasted about 20 minutes, with tea and coffee made available afterwards. This event provided all who attended time to: • Consider why our community cares for the Swan and Canning Rivers, as well as the associated waterways and wetlands; • Appreciate all the amazing attributes of these precious waterways, and their significance to our community; • Think about how we can all assist in maintaining and conserving these natural landmarks that we are so fortunate to have in our lives; • Give thanks for all those who are


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We have seen another rise in vandalism at Cross Park, and the last thing the community should be doing is running and hiding. There has been strong advocation for “removing the youth”, and although the idea of throwing them all in a hole might be appealing when it’s your stuff that has just been broken, it just won’t do for a long term solution. Every child and every youth is a building block for our future, whether we like it or not. They need supervision and guidance until they grow up and the hormones settle. So what to do? The State government has design guidelines applicable and relevant to similar needs and situations. The State Planning Commission’s Design Out Crime outlines how youth should be given a place that allows them to congregate,

which should also be highly visible. The idea, which they call “natural surveillance”, is that the public can give our youth the freedom they want whilst still keeping an eye on them. The issue in our case is the youth congregate away from the road, in an area that is not very visible. The guidelines recommend that the congregation points are either relocated closer to roads, or that the community is brought to the congregation points. Admittedly, this is easier said than done - established areas have infrastructure which can not be easily moved, and the community is unlikely to have any desire to get closer to a poor area of razed equipment and broken glass. It’s my opinion that the balance should be tipped back to the community. The guidelines recommend that focus be put on: • Improving maintenance by removing “indicators of crime”, perhaps by better reporting?; • Incorporating “preventative maintenance measures”, such as vandal-proofing park features, which were the subject of a recent Council report; • Making places more secure by populating them, and creating a mix of uses that promotes extended surveillance. So what else can we locate and/or install at the park to bring more people in? Ref: www.planning.wa.gov.au/dop_pub_pdf/ docguidelines.pdf

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Give the Gift of Giving – become a Kanyana Wildlife Volunteer; adopt an animal online, when you join you will receive a personalised adoption certificate, a picture of your adopted species on the certificate and a copy of the quarterly Kanyana newsletter; or make a donation online. Nocturnal Tours Make sure you come and check out our newest residents at Kanyana, they’re so cute at the moment! Many of Western Australia’s wildlife are nocturnal, so our Nocturnal tours are a great way to experience our wildlife’s nightlife. Kanyana offers the unique experience of seeing wildlife that most people wouldn’t see, up close. As well as being a rehabilitation centre for sick and injured wildlife, Kanyana is also home to a breeding colony of Bilbies. Over 100 bilbies have been born at Kanyana. Our regular nocturnal tours give you an opportunity to see the Bilbies in action. Our location provides a magnificent setting in which to see some of Western Australia’s most endangered mammals, as well as some birds and reptiles which can still be found living in the Perth Hills. Guests are invited to arrive prior to 6.45pm to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the heritage-listed Paxwold House. Tours commence at 7pm with a short talk about Kanyana’s role in the community, followed by a guided walk around the property after sunset. Our nocturnal residents, including Bilbies, a Burrowing Bettong (Boodie), Brush-Tailed Bettongs (Woylies), Tawny Frogmouths and Sugar Gliders can be seen feeding and interacting. The Echidnas, Elle and Arouba, usually come to greet visitors and, on some occasions, we are fortunate to view Southern Brown Bandicoots (Quendas). Tours are scheduled for the 1st Friday and 2nd Saturday of each month. We can also book special tours for groups of 10 or more. Tours are conducted by members of Kanyana’s dedicated Education Team and cater for around 30 people. Tours usually 9291 3900, from 8:30am-5pm take about 1 1/2hrs. The cost is $20 adults, M-F, to book a Nocturnal Tour. $10 6-12yr olds. Please call the office on Ref:www.kanyanawildlife.org.au.

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Elite swimming is coming to Armadale! Only months out from the London Olympic Games, the nation’s top distance swimmers will be competing at the 2012 Australian Open Water Championships from 1719 February at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. The prestigious Armadale facility will host more than 300 swimmers, plus many more spectators, supporters and officials over the three-day event, supported by the City of Armadale. Racing in 5km and 10km events, open and age group competitors will vie for selection in Junior Pan Pacific and Oceania Championship teams, as well as national glory. Distance star Melissa Gorman - the 2009 world champion in the 5km open water event - is already qualified for Olympic selection and will swim the women’s 10km, while national champion and WA’s own Rhys Mainstone will also be in action. Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said it was a major coup for Armadale and Swimming WA to secure the Australian Open Water Championships in an Olympic year. “This is a predominantly Sydney-based event, so we believe the quality of the

Champion Lakes facility has been a major factor in the decision to stage it in WA,” Cr Zelones said. “Champion Lakes is a new and exciting venue, capable of staging internationalstandard competition in a range of sports and it is already the preferred site for Swimming WA state open water championships. “Earlier this year members of the Italian open water team travelled to WA to train and compete at Champion Lakes, which is considered perfectly suited for elite open water racing. “Armadale looks forward to hosting swimmers, officials, supporters and spectators for some great racing at the national titles. “We also invite them to explore the natural beauty and attractions of this vibrant area of Perth.” People can experience a taste of open water swimming at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre by going along to the State Championships, hosted by Swimming WA, on Saturday 26 November. For more information about the 2012 Australian Open Water Championships visit www.swimming.org.au.

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On Friday 23rd December at 7.30pm the Churches in Roleystone are holding a Community Carol Service under the stars. It will be on the Roleystone Primary School lawn. Various members of the community will be reading the lessons and we will be singing traditional Carols accompanied by the Classic Sounds Orchestra. All are welcome - please bring your own seats and lights. On Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December we will be holding a family Christmas Service at Roleystone Community Church (corner of Brookton Highway and Croyden Road) starting at 9.30am. Please come and join us! Many thanks, David Bardsley.


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This term marks one of the busiest times our P&C has ever encountered. The amalgamation will have many positives for the P&C when it operates from one site. However, the process of getting there requires a lot of hard work and financial outlay. For example we have to refit a whole new uniform shop, decorate the school canteen after the alterations have been made to accommodate the larger number of students and stock the new uniform shop to name but a few. I am sure I don’t have to remind you that the P&C benefits every child in our schools in many ways and for the majority of the time we achieve this with the support of a relatively small group of parents. But as mentioned the amalgamation has presented us with a unique situation which puts us in the unprecedented position of having to ask our parents to help us in a way we haven’t done before. Here is how…. 1. Can you give us some of your time? To pack the uniform packages in January or offer to look after a friends children to enable them to volunteer to do this job, packing for the move, helping on moving day, cook up volunteers (half a day in January) and help out for one hour on the food stall at the P&C Farewell to the Primary School. 2. We know not everyone has time to donate so perhaps you can contribute towards a specific item on our wish list; Cash registers, plastic storage boxes, shelving or wood to use to make shelves, signs, sheds, picnic benches, shade cloth, baking trays, pie warmer, bain-marie warmer, crock pot, hot chocolate machine, floor covering – uniform shop, rice cooker, roller blinds – canteen and uniform shop, v-slicer (for onions etc), notebook computer and printer. Maybe a group of parents would like to get together to fund one item. Perhaps you have one of these items at home and you no longer use it. 3. We need the help of skilled tradesmen….. Do you know anyone you could recommend or who would volunteer some of their time? 4. Finally if you aren’t able to answer yes to any of the above then our final request is for you to make a donation to the P&C of $10 per family. Please email Penny Walmsley at pandrwalmsley@bigpond.com for more information or to give us details on how you can help. Yours Faithfully, Penny Walmsley P&C Association President.

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While all of us prepare for our Christmas festivities please give a thought to the mammoth task our staff and the many volunteers have ahead of them on packing up a much loved Roleystone Primary School ready for the New Year as the new Roleystone Community College. Please see above our P&C Association Wish List, your help would be greatly appreciated. Photographs courtesy of Mr Blaker.

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Drummond Golf WA State Competition, September 2011 Local Roleystone boy Jordan Howell played in the State Final at the Lake Karrinyup Golf Club against a field of 106. The Lake Karrinyup Country Club is widely acknowledged as Western Australia’s premier golf club, and was home to the Johnnie Walker Classic in 2002 and 2003. The game was a handicapped stableford event where Jordan scored 43 points, equivalent to 9 under par. Jordan was able to beat his own father, Todd Howell, on the last par 5 hole, by one strike. He was also in the team that won the team competition, with a team score of 53, equivalent to 17 under par. Jordan’s efforts won him an all-expenses-paid 2 day trip to Melbourne to play in the National Final, as well as a golf bag, golf balls, golf hat and a golf polo shirt. Drummond Golf National Competition, November 2011 In Melbourne, Jordan played a practice round on the Thursday, before being treated to a sumptuous dinner with all State Finalists and Brett Ogle at the Victoria Golf Club. The Victoria Golf Club is acclaimed by golfers the world over for its fine hospitality and superb world championship course. Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s rolling sand belt country, in the beachside suburb of Cheltenham, it offers a sporting experience on par with the worlds best. The beautifully landscaped par 72 course is designed to challenge both the amateur and professional golfer and was the host club for the 2002 Australian Open Championship and the 2010 Australian Masters. The Club will also be holding the 2011 Masters Tournament later this month. It was there, at the VGC that Jordan played in the National Final the following day. The game was again a handicapped stableford event where he scored 34 points, 2 over par. Considering the winner shot 38, 2 under par, this was a fantastic achievement on such a hard course. At the presentations after lunch, Jordan received his State Finalists Tour Golf Bag. All in all, it was a great experience that Jordan will certainly never forget. Congratulations Jordan! Ref: www.lkcc. com.au, www. victoriagolf.com.au. Pictured (right) Jordan Howell with Matthew Griffin and Brett Ogle.

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This month we take a look at some of the popular styles of white wine. Sauvignon Blanc This light, crisp-style wine is usually described as being green or grassy and has flavours of asparagus, gooseberry and sometimes peach and passionfruit. Because of its fruit salad characteristics and the fact that whites are drunk chilled, it is perfect for those warm summer days and goes well with cheese and sushi. Semillon This slightly bolder white wine is often associated with lemon or lime flavours and usually has hints of apple and pear. This is because of the high malic acid contained in the grape. Malic acid is the reason apples taste the way they Ph: 9497 2755 Unit 3, 61 Brant Rd do. Semillons tend to be Mob: 0409 497 275 Kelmscott light and refreshing and are WA 6111 perfect with most seafood dishes. Riesling Rieslings are often consumed when young. The grape makes a fruity and aromatic bore • pool • reticulation wine which may have aromas home • farm • pressure systems described as green, or tasting mobile service unit prompt • reliable • efficient of apples, grapefruit, peach, honey, rose blossom, or cut green grass. Rieslings often have a crisp taste due to their high acidity. If you allow it to age you will get rich toasty honeycomb and lime aromas and flavours. Riesling can be paired with white fish or pork and is one of the few Jenny Whitney (A.M.A.N.F.) wines that can stand up to the Dream Consultant stronger flavours and spices Mobile: 0417 945 988 of Thai and Chinese cuisine. Phone/Fax: (08) 9496 1348 Chardonnay pillowtalk.zzz@bigpond.com This classic white wine -

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After reading the notice in The Valley Reporter about baseball being played at St. Ildephonsus’ College New Norcia, I found myself scrolling through my memory files and some old photographs, hence the attached photograph. Painted on the back wall of SIC’s theatre is the college Honour Roll, which is comprised of 6 columns, which are: President of Sodality Good Conduct Dux Captain of First XVIII Captain of First XI Champion Athlete Way back in 1923 and 1924, my late father James Benedict was listed in 5 of those 6 columns, meaning his name is on that board ten times. The Benedictine monks who own the land and buildings of SIC did not renew the fifty year lease, which lasted from 1913 to 1963, and during that time, the closest anyone came to matching my father’s performance was a K.B. Byrne, who is listed 8 times within the years 1921 and 1922. Regards, PPC.

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Many people are quite prepared to remove all existing native vegetation and replace it with “fire-retardant” vegetation. Before you do, there are a few things you may like to know…. The CFA Victoria discourages residents from relying on published lists of “fire-retardant” plants1 and the NSW RFS directs residents to the CSIRO publication Landscape & Building Design for Bushfire Areas2 that details vegetation management and plant qualities thought to influence a plant’s flammability – moisture/oil/mineral content, leaf fineness/density, amount of dead foliage/bark3. A further study by the CSIRO, Ignitability of Leaves of Australian Plants4, has determined that the main factors influencing flammability are moisture content and leaf thickness. The study demonstrated previously recommended “fire-retardant” plants, were of greater flammability than expected. For example, the Lilly Pilly (Acmena smithii), burnt nearly twice as quickly (18 sec) as the Grampians Gum (Eucalyptus serraensis, 33sec). Many so-called “fire-retardant” plants were less moist than expected and often with thin leaves4. Most WA plants previously listed as “fire-retardant” 5,6,7,8 are saltbushbluebush-dunebush-desertbushswampbush varieties because they were suspected of being low flammability due to their expected high salt/water content - but none of them have been properly tested and none with leaf thickness in mind. The two main disadvantages to this are - 1) the “fire-retardant” plant lists are probably inaccurate – the species may be “fire-retardant”, but many low flammability plants would not have been included and 2) many of the “fireretardant” plants listed, are listed because of their saline/drought affinity and are less likely to grow well in Roleystone or be commercially available. So what is “fire-retardant”? Officially no plants are “fire-retardant” because all plants burn1,2. However the advice from the Fire Authorities relating to vegetation maintenance is still valid - remove dead material and ‘prune shrubs down and trees up’1,2. Luckily most of Roleystone’s native shrubs are short and less hazardous and the more hazardous species, such as grass trees, can be kept tidy by pruning/burning. For the “fire-retardant” die-hards, nearly all of Roleystone’s “strappy plants” have been listed as “fire-retardant” – kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos spp), purple and yellow flags (Pattersonia spp), morning iris (Orthrosanthus spp), cotton heads (Conostylis spp) and lilies (Dianella spp) as well as the ground covers - purple robes (Scaevola spp) and coral vines (Kennedia spp). Also, local to the Swan region and

commercially available - are the swan river pea (Gastrolbium celsianum), hopbush (Dodonaea spp), poverty bush (Eremophila spp), snail hakea (Hakea cristata), golden wattle (Acacia saligna), swishbush (Viminaria juncea) and swamp sheaok (Casuarina obesa). More ideas? “Give me a home among the GUM TREES, with lots of PLUM TREES….” The plum family, Prunus (plums, cherries, peaches, apricots, nectarines & almonds) are frequently recommended “fireretardant” plants. Fruit and nut trees come recommended because they will be well watered & moist year round - they are the only plants specifically recommend by FESA. “Fruit trees give excellent fire protection – plant as many as you like, all around the house”9. References: 1. Managing vegetation around your home (http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/documents/ vegetation-mgmt-web.pdf). 2. Planning for Bushfire Protection ( h t t p : / / w w w. r f s . n s w. g ov. a u / file_system/attachments/State08/ Attachment_20070301_0A17F845.pdf). 3. Landscape & Building Design for Bushfire Areas (Armadale Library and http://www.publish.csiro.au/). 4. Ignitability of Leaves of Australian Plants, CSIRO Plant Industries Canberra, Gill & Moore, 1996, http://www.aff.org.au/ Gill_ignitibility_final.pdf). 5. Grow What Where, 2006, The Australian Plant Study Group. 6. Australian Plants Society, http://www. apsvic.org.au/plant_fire_resistant.html http://www.australianplants.org/fsefive.htm h t t p : / / w w w. i l d a . c o m . a u / p a g e / fi r e _ retardant.html. 7. Australian Native Plants Society, http:// anpsa.org.au/fire.html. 8. Kuranga & Zanthorrea Nurseries. 9. The Homeowner’s Bush Fire Survival Manual (http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au/ safetyinformation/fire/bushfire/pages/ publications.aspx).


This year, the Roleystone Primary School is closing and moving to the High School for next year. Many may not remember, but back in 2005, when the Primary School celebrated 100 years of primary education in Roleystone, my granddad Ronald Murby (often known simply as “Ron”) made and donated a model of the very first school in its humble beginnings of 1905. Looking at how the school once was over a century ago, it’s hard to believe how much it has changed and grown into the wellloved facility it is today. We can only imagine how it will look in the future when it moves to become one with the high school in 2012. All we can do is look back on the past with fondness and look to the future with great anticipation. Kind regards, Ebonie Ancliffe.

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Bushfire Ready Groups We live in a bushfire prone area and the reality is that in a major fire, a fire appliance will not be available to protect every home. Everyone needs to take responsibility for their own safety. If you live near any bushland you are at risk of ember attack during a bush fire. What is a Bushfire Ready Group? A Bushfire Ready Group is a number of neighbours working together to prepare their properties and street for the bushfire season. One person becomes the coordinator and then asks their neighbours to join the group, a meeting is held at your local Volunteer Fire Brigade where you will learn how to protect yourself, your family and your property during a bush fire. We suggest no more than 10 houses in each group. Each group makes their own decisions as how often they meet. Bushfire Ready aims to: • Increase awareness of bush fire; • Provide information on how bush fires

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There will be six regional heats and parades held in January through to March, to decide the Miss Universe WA 2012 Top 24, who will then go on to compete in front of cheering onlookers at the WA State Final in March. So now is the time for our community to show their support by casting a vote for local Roleystone girl Emily Johnson, in the Miss Universe WA final 60. Please go to http://info.thewest. com.au/miss/index.php and then click on ‘vote’ under her name. Votes will translate into star ratings for each entrant. You cannot vote for the same entrant more than once. The finalist with the most votes will be crowned the Miss Universe 2012 The West Australian Viewers Choice winner at the State Final.

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behave and how to prepare for them; • Reduce fire risks around the homes, street and immediate areas surrounding bushland; • Give a realistic expectation of emergency services capability during a bush fire. What are the benefits of joining a Bushfire Ready Group? • Learn how to prepare and protect you family and property from bush fire; • Learn how to develop your own bush fire action plan; • Provides opportunities to meet your


Skate Park Etiquette Guidelines on Appropriate Behaviour at Skate Facilities There are a number of ‘unspoken’ rules when it comes to skating. Below is a list of some of the common issues/things to be aware of if you are new to visiting skate parks. This list is not definitive however is designed to provide guidance to new skaters and parents. Be Honest About Your Skateboarding Skills Being new to skating isn’t a bad thing! Most skating injuries occur in new skaters so you need to be careful and don’t attempt any tricks or use equipment which is beyond your skill level. Even if you have been skating for a while,

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don’t go trying to jump down a set of stairs before you can jump off a curb. Protect Yourself To help avoid injuries (particular when just starting out) it is important to wear safety equipment. Your head may seem pretty tough, but concrete is much tougher, so be smart and wear a helmet! Knee, elbow and wrist protection are also encouraged. Check It’s Safe to Skate When you arrive at a park check if it is safe to skate. If there is dirt or water on the park your wheels are more likely to slip. Glass on the park is especially dangerous. Falling onto broken glass isn’t pretty. If the park is supervised, let someone know that the surface needs to be swept. If there is no way of making the park safe, find somewhere else to skate. Only Bring What You Need A few bucks and a phone in your pockets are much easier to keep track off than a backpack in a crowded park. Watch For Other Skaters Cutting across someone’s path can cause problems for other park users and may lead to some bad injuries if you collide. Be patient, wait your turn, watch out for each other. New skaters usually struggle with this rule, particular if they are young as their spatial awareness is still developing. If a skater is continually causing problems help them out, explain nicely what they are doing wrong, and demonstrate the right way. If You’re Hurt Ask For Help If you fall off of your skateboard and aren’t hurt get straight back up and move out of the way. Lying in the middle of a skate park can lead to worse injuries – skateboards can hit you, people can land on you, etc. But if you are badly injured, ask for help immediately! Wait Your Turn In a crowded skate park, taking turns at having a run is important. Don’t cut in front of someone who has been waiting

ages to go. Think Before You Sit When you sit or stand in the skate park, you are putting yourself in danger of being hit as well as irritating other park users. If you sit down in a skate park, you are likely to be blocking the rail, ledge or ramp that someone wants to use. If you’re having a break, move off of the park and out of the way. Follow The Traffic Flow In most busy parks, skaters will naturally tend to skate in a certain direction around the facility. Skating against the flow of traffic is dangerous. Watch Your Board Anyone who has been hit by a skateboard knows it can hurt so keep an eye on your board! If your board slips out from under you, and is heading towards people let them know. Yelling “Board” can give someone enough of a warning to move out of the way. If your board ends up flying off of the park, make sure you give your board a shake/wipe down to remove any dirt. Tramping dirt onto the park can make the park dangerous to skate. Avoid Marathon Runs When it’s your turn to skate avoid doing a massive run. Watch what other skaters are doing, and make sure that your turn is around the same length as theirs. Doing an occasional long run is acceptable if you are landing a lot of tricks but always taking forever will irritate the skaters waiting for their turn. BMX/Scooters Most of the time skaters have to share parks with people riding BMX and scooters. Be respectful of each other is the easiest thing to do in this situation. If someone on a BMX is using a bit of the park you’d like to use, just ask them if you can have a go for a while. Remember if you’re nice to them they are more likely to be nice to you. Help Each Other Out If you see someone trying to land a trick over and over again – try not to embarrass them by doing the trick right in front of them to show them how easy it is for you. You can always offer to help them out, if you know what they need to change – for example if their foot positioning is wrong. Say Sorry If you accidently break one of the ‘rules’ or collide with someone, simply say ‘sorry’. It’s easy to do and people will respect you more. Respect The Park You should be proud of your local skate park, so do your bit to make sure it looks good. Put your rubbish in the bins provided. Tagging/graffiti isn’t a good look and can also make the surface slippery and hard to skate. Everyone Has to Start Somewhere Once you have been skating for a while it can be easy to forget how hard it was when you first started out. Try and remember that the young kids often just need someone to point out the rules. Try not to be hard on them, you were just like them once! Document Created Oct/2010 By G.Richman YMCA HQ 9328 3221. Ref: www.hq.org.au.


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Following successful general gradings the week before, Kofukan Karate Roleystone added three more black belts to its ranks at the final senior grading for the year on 27 November. After a challenging grading lasting almost three hours,

(top-bottom) Shodan candidates kata, New black belts Kaitlin, Glen and Elrina with Sensei Darren, Glen vs Brooke, Elrina vs Brooke and Kaitlin vs Cameron.

Sensei Darren proudly tied black belts around the waists of Glen Baker, Elrina Hartman and Kaitlin Brindley. Roleystone’s newest Shodans have all been training for years, for as Association President Matt Beaumont put it in his postgrading speech; ‘karate is a sport in which there are few short-term goals’. Glen Baker provided an unfortunate Rocky moment, as an accidental blow during the sparring gave him a black eye he was still sporting at the Christmas party a week later. Sensei’s Cameron and Brooke were training partners for the candidates, providing them with someone to demonstrate their various takedowns and throws before the grading panel. Sensei ‘the floor is my friend’ Brooke even got a little emotional as the candidates received their new belts, or she could just have been thinking about the half a dozen first or so 1st kyu students already planning to attempt black belt next year. The following Saturday saw the entire dojo plus family and friends get together at the Roleystone Hall for the annual Presentation and Christmas Party, where grading certificates, new belts and trophies were presented. Our big crew of Little Guys were especially well behaved, waiting patiently until the formalities were over and they could tackle the bouncy castle and bucking sheep ride provided. Club DJ Mark Hollings got almost everyone out on the dance floor, with the noticeable exception of Sensei Darren who was going for an operation the following Monday for a (non-karate related) back injury. Like the rest of the club, he is looking forward to a good rest over the Christmas break, then back for another eventful year in 2012. Merry Christmas everyone! The 2011 trophy recipients were: Mike Abreu (Club Champion) Award: Junior Lochlann Mackay Senior Kate McWalter Encouragement Award: Junior Danny Brooke Junior Jack Ford Junior Keiarna Whittaker Most Improved Award: Junior Eve Williams Junior Cassandra Dempsey Senior Pam Thonell Senior Yagan Bibby Photographs courtesy of Melissa Carling.

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Have you seen a quenda? By Dr Geoff Barrett

Quenda or southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus fusciventer) have all but disappeared from Australian cities yet they can still be seen throughout Perth, particularly where dense low vegetation persists. Conservation planning by the South West Australia Ecoregion Initiative has recognised the importance of protecting natural values across the Perth metropolitan area, and the bandicoot serves as a flagship species for protecting suburban biodiversity values. The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) will survey for bandicoots throughout greater Perth in spring 2012 and results will be compared with an earlier 1984 survey to see how numbers have changed over the past 20 to 30 years. In preparation for a formal survey next year, DEC is interested in hearing from anyone who has seen

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Glenn Sterle recently congratulated Andre Wang as the Asia and Australia award winner in the 2011 National History Challenge, presented at Parliament House in Canberra. “The National History Challenge is a competition which encourages students in Years 5–12 to discover more about Australia’s past whilst developing skills in historical research and inquiry,” * Senator Sterle said. “The theme for this year was Defining Moments and students could present their research in a variety of ways, including essays, museum displays, performances and multimedia presentations.” The Valley Reporter can promote your Senator Sterle said it was a great achievement for a young person from the electorate of Canning to be represented at the awards. business in the best possible way! “I am incredibly proud that a student from Kelmscott is a winner in this year’s challenge,” Senator Sterle said. “This is a fantastic achievement and I have no doubt that Andre Wang will continue to achieve great success over the coming months and years. “The research conducted by Andre in this year’s challenge showed what can be achieved by our local students.” Welcome to our second edition The students used what’s called of the Heritage Calendar for the ‘historical inquiry’ approach, PICKERING BROOK a process of understanding history 2012. AGE GROUP HERITOR PORATED through asking questions and INC The new 2012 calendar pays interpreting evidence. tribute to that mighty machine – “The ‘historical inquiry’ approach “the train” and the timber workers is embedded in the Australian who helped to establish the Curriculum for History, giving us the railway system up the Darling confidence that every school student Scarp and into surrounding towns, studying history in Australia will have a strong foundation upon which they mills, and timber settlements can build,” Senator Sterle said. scattered throughout the forest. Under the Civics and Citizenship Education Program, the Australian On sale now ENDAR AL C Government provided funding of 12 20 Y TR for only RAILWAY INDUS $115 000 to the History Teachers’ Association of Australian for the 2011 Get immersed in the exciting past of Pickering Brook National History Challenge. “The Australian Government is www.pickeringbrook.com.au pleased to support the 2011 National You can grab a copy of the calendar at these outlets: Gull Karragullen-1207 Brookton Hwy History Challenge and we look Karragullen, Roleystone Auto Centre-770 Brookton Hwy Roleystone, Pickering Brook General forward to the implementation of the Store-1 Canning Rd Pickering Brook, Hills Cold Store-Canning Rd Pickering Brook Australian Curriculum for History in or you can call Beverley – 9293 8203, Gordon – 9293 8338 or Susan – 9293 8185 our local schools,” Labor Senator for or email us on info@pickeringbrook.com.au Western Australia Glenn Sterle said.

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Karate Pemberton Camp October 2011 With the car all packed we headed off for the 4 hour drive down to Pemberton! Yippee!!! We were on our way for a well earned Queen’s Birthday long weekend of kicking back with the Karate mob. Friday morning, over coffee and breaky (with the kids all giving the local birds their breaky as well) relaxed plans were made. Many of the kids – both young and old enough to know better – headed out to the BMX tracks. Since last year, the Pemberton Council has put in some more tracks for off road bike riding – man what a ride! “Whoops” and “Wheeeee” were heard all the way down, then there were big smiles all round at the bottom. Melinda was so happy she hadn’t fallen off that she fell off her (stationary) bike in all the excitement.

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An afternoon drive to Moon’s Crossing was a nice trip out, but the water level was much higher than last year so only two brave guys ventured across. The Friday night shared meal was just fantastic. The kids ran around with glow sticks, the fire was stoked and a few bevies were had. Saturday brought relaxing with a book for some, others went canoeing at the Karri Valley resort,

or wine tasting, or even a 4WD adventure to the beach. So the Camper’s Awards go to: The Band Aid award goes to everyone who fell off at the BMX track: Ben McWalter, Georgina McWalter, Jeff (sorry mate, too many witnesses) and Melinda for stacking it while standing still. The Blue Run Award goes to the Baker family for completing the (difficult) run, and a small trophy to Gary who (allegedly) made it, although there were no witnesses. And lastly, The Thank you Award goes to all those who stayed in the camp to look after the kids so that your friends / family could go and blow off some steam. The kids said that the best part of the camp was the BMX track, and trail bike rides and the 4WD-ing. I asked some of the adults around the Saturday night camp fire and they said the same things. Say no more – we are all big kids! Here’s to next year, no matter what your age. Kate McWalter. Photograph collage courtesy of Brooke Williams.


Farewell to the Robin Road Primary School Site Event was held at the Primary School Oval Robin Road Roleystone on Saturday 26th November There was live entertainment from the Roleystone Combined Schools Choir, The Old School Boys Ensemble, The Ferrymen and the Roley Bush Band with plenty of food made available from the P&C Food Stall and Donut Stand. Photographs courtesy of the Horgan Family.

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As you may know, at around 11:16am on Thursday 24th November, a fire was reported to be burning in the eastern part of Martin, in the City of Gosnells. Seventy-five career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Environment and Conservation firefighters were at the scene, with two water bombers also deployed to protect crews and homes. As the fire was burning in the Banyowla Regional Park, there was no immediate threat to homes, however due to the strong fire behaviour, resources including earth-moving machinery were used on site to contain the blaze by afternoon. Douglas Road between Feldts Road and Canning Mills Road was kept closed for the safety of motorists, who were told to avoid the area and to be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site. As a precaution, the Roleystone District High School and the Roleystone Primary School were evacuated. The WA Police would like to take this opportunity to remind people that 000 should only be used in the case of an emergency. People can get current information on the bushfire situations by calling FESA on 1300 657 209 or listening to your emergency broadcaster, ABC Local Radio for regular updates. Photographs courtesy of the White Family and the Cotter Family.


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The little boy in the flowers is called Nicholas, but according to his grandmother Jill Alexander, he is NOT a saint!

Thank you to all of you who supported St. Christopher’s Christmas Fair this year. We hope everyone had a good time and bought some nice goodies at bargain prices. Classic Sounds did a great job of entertaining us, and Father Christmas was so busy and so hot after rushing to see us from his snowy workshop, that he had to have a rest! A very happy and blessed Christmas to you all from everyone at St. Christopher’s. Photographs courtesy of Anna Palma & Chris Bloomer.

St Christopher’s Church, Roleystone’s Annual Cooking Competition 1st Place Award for the Best ‘Meat Pie’ won by Terri Murray.

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St Christopher’s Church, Roleystone’s Annual Best Decorated Christmas Tree Competition 1st Place Award won by Emily – a jelly bean tree!


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The Roleystone Settlements Gala Day was a great success with 20 teams from across the metropolitan area taking part. The day commenced with the traditional ‘spider’, which was won by our very own Alison Brown. The morning round of bowls was followed by a scrumptious lunch and the final games in the afternoon with the presentations held over afternoon tea. Winners on the day were a team from Sorrento, with last year’s winners from the Perth and Tatterstalls Club coming in a close second. In club events, Margaret Munn continues her good form with a win in the Ladies’ 100-Up competition after defeating Shirley Thomas in the final. The plate was won by Eileen Green. Unfortunately the unseasonal weather caused the cancellation of the third week of the Bendigo Bank Community Bowls, which is proving to be as popular as ever with several new teams playing for the first time. Away from the greens, club members enjoyed their annual Christmas get together with a luncheon at the Manse Restaurant in Armadale. To all bowlers and readers of this column, best wishes for a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. See you in 2012! Pictured (top) Roleystone Settlement’s Shelley Hickinbotham with Gala Day winners Wendy Saul, Carmel Hyde, Coral Smith and Lorraine Hyde from the Sorrento Club. (bottom) Mike Carthew, Lyn Wilkinson, Pauline Smith and Marcia Kitson enjoy Christmas lunch at the Manse. Keith Rinaldi.

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Pack a rug and picnic and head to Kelmscott’s Rushton Park for two nights of movies under the stars at the City of Armadale’s Summer Cinema. Summer Cinema brings family films straight from the box office to the community. There will be pre-entertainment from Zap Circus before Toy Story 3. They are internationally renowned and trained performers whose skills include acrobatics, balance, stilt walking and fire performance. Dress up as your favourite toy-box character to win a prize! The team from Sydney or the Bush will entertain audiences before the screening of Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 with their iconic Aussie show. See real life whip cracking, amazing horsemanship and red dog Henry showing off his tricks. Movies start at sunset. Sunday 15 January, 2012 Sunday 18 December, 2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 Toy Story 3 6.30pm to 9pm 6.30pm to 9pm Rushton Park, Kelmscott Rushton Park, Kelmscott Summer Cinema is a FREE community event, organised and funded by the City of Armadale. For more information please visit www.armadale. wa.gov.au or contact 9399 0111.


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water tanks Waterwise Tanks Phone: 9495 2828 Mobile: 0417 171 998 WROUGHT IRON/REPAIRS McAuliffe’s Wrought Iron Metal Art 9496 1348, 0417 966 599

WROUGHT IRON/REPAIRS Steve’s Unique Eco Handmade Art Shop 2, 2 Soldiers Rd 9496 2099 Have you recently celebrated a special occasion?Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary, Christening, then let everyone know by putting it in The Valley Reporter

CLASSIFIEDS BUSINESS FOR SALE The Roasted Bean Café for all enquiries please contact Julie 9397 9927 New committee for Roleystone Gumnut Playgroup urgently needed for 2012. Contact Joanne Richardson on rrandvmg@bigpond.com for nominations or position descriptions. No committee means NO PLAYGROUP! car pool 2012 A Bedfordale resident is looking to organise a car pool for Lesmurdie Senior High School students from the Churchman Brook or Waterwheel Ridge Estates to Roleystone, to catch the LSHS bus. If anyone is interested please phone Geraldine on 9498 2798 or 0411 821 063

B ab y s i t t e r / N ann y Position Busy homeschool family in Bedfordale looking for the “perfect” person to PLAY with our 3 girls aged 9, 6 & 2 on Tues & Thurs (sometimes Fridays) each week from 10-3. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, willing to go with the flow, loves to PLAY whatever the girls are interested in at the time eg. Barbies, barbies, barbies, horses, swimming in the pool, jumping on trampoline, making stuff, painting, dancing, hide-nseek, playing in park etc. Call Nicole on 0419 285 500 for more info or to arrange an interview.

Horse Agistment Roleystone. New fencing, lge yards, other agisters, endless trail riding in bush. Call Helen on 0402 403 269 FOR SALE TEAC Portable or 9397 5921 for more info CD player $15, Sony or to come and view Walkman CD Player $10 volunteers wanted 0400 428 119 Radio Lollipop urgently 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 Having a Garage Sale? to a child’s hospital stay. Then let everybody know Ph: Helen 9390 8850, with an advert in The 0458 888 498 or Radio Lollipop on 9340 8835 Valley Reporter 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), Illegal Dumping Hotline: 1300 766 541


What’s On 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

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, KOFUKAN organic food, beauty and an art gallery KOFUKAN KARATE-DO KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL Karragullen Expo October 2012. Showcasing the latest ROLEYSTONE DOJO in Horticultural Machinery. Gates open 9-4.30 Adults $10, Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Pensioners & Children over 12yrs $5, Children under 12yrs Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Confidence, Respect & Discipline FREE. Karragullen Oval, Old Station Rd Karragullen Confidence, Respect & Discipline Improve your personal well being & 113th Kelmscott Annual Show October 2012 Improve your personal well being & Improve your social awareness Rushton Park, Kelmscott. General Enquiries 9495 4001 Improve your social awareness email: info@kelmscottshow.com.au Enquiries Ph. 9397 5688 KIDSEnquiries Ph. ADULT Enquiries 9397 9397 5688 or5688 0419 946 661 or 0419Ph. 946 661 Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2012 CLASSES KIDS ADULT Ph: 9293 8263 Email: pbsclub@bigpond.com Qualified Karate NCAS Accredited CLASSES www.karateroleystone.com.au or Instructor 0419 946& 661 CLASSES Qualified Karate FreeInstructor créche available & NCAS Accredited CLASSES Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Highway Roleystone. For Bookings Ph: 9397 5730. www.roleystonetheatre.com.au Free créche available NewTraining TrainingDays Times for Tuesdays Training & Thursdays Times2012 Roleystone Hall Jnrs 5.30-6.30pm 6.30-8pm & Thursdays(up to 12yrs), JnrsSnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah Tuesdays Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge (13yrsTraining & up), Jnr Beginners & WhiteTraining Belts Tuesdays only Days Times Roleystone Hall Closed during school holidays Snrs (13yrs & older) 6-7.30pm Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone. Ph: 9397 7899 Rds, Roleystone during schoolJnrs holidays Thursdays (5-12yrs) 5-6pm Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah Tuesdays & Closed The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports roLEYstonE kArAtE Rds, Roleystone Closed during school holidays Snrs (13yrs & older) 6-7.30pm Kalamunda District Bridge Club holds weekly day & evening sessions for both competitive and social bridge. The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports roLEYstonE kArAtE A beginners’ course commences on Oct 3rd 7pm. Contact Andy Leal 9291 6451 or email: kdclub@bigpond.com If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section please feel free to submit your contact details to Email: thevalleyreporter@ iinet.net.au.

KARATE-DO ROLEYSTONE DOJO

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

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

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

Roleystone Toy Library

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A FANTASTIC WAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN  TO ENJOY A VARIETY OF FUN AND SAFE TOYS, PUZZLES & GAMES

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

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EVIE MOLSON

Community Coordinator E: Evie.molson@hotmail.com

Mobile: 0418 956 519 Phone: 08 9496 0035

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JANE HAWKINS

Co-Community Coordinator E: prjmhawkins@bigpond.com

Mobile: 0407 445 473 Phone: 08 9397 6534

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.

Roleystone Community Alive Group

www.onelifewa.com.au Supporting a Community that supports each other This printing has been proudly supported & reproduced by FN GRAFIX – www.fngrafix.thevalleyreporter.com.au.

A Church of Christ

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

For enquiries phone Gerry 9397 5730

ROLEYSTONE COUNTRY MARKETS

• And many more....

ROLEYSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH

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

RKETS HELD ONMA THE 1ST SUNDAY 2012??? OF EVERY MONTH ll We are sti this! 9am 12noon ng on workitill aceSchool sp s thi h Watc Primary Roleystone on s ate -d for• up • Plants • Toys Gift Ideas •fol Sausage Sizzle at may un d wh • Music • Clothes • Cakes rke • Jams, Pickles & for the ma ts Chutneys • Bric-a-Brac next year • Books

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

Noel 9397 6370 Rob 9397 5406

ROLEYSTONE TENNIS CLUB (EST. 1944)

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

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

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 Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. Email: roleytennisclub@iinet.net.au PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. E: roleystonetennisclub@yahoo.com.au. Wendy Shearwood (Sec.) 9397 5305 WendyTucker Tucker (Pres.) (Pres. &9397 Club6620, Capt.)Graham 9397 6620, Tracey Backhouse (Sec.) Helen Mantle (Treas.) & Virginia Bird (Club 9496 0053,9390 Myles2335 Hay-Hendry (Treas.) 9390 Capt.) 4740 9390 7668

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ROLEYSTONE GUMNUT PLAYGROUP

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From the Team at RRE, May Your Holidays and New Year Be Filled With Happiness and Prosperity!

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