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Community Contacts Roleystone Community Youth Workers Stuart Hight and Joyce Arnott 0408 956 559 Email: 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 Sean Ashby (Pres) 0467 814 004, Connie Saffioti (Reg) 9397 5191 Roleystone Snr Football Club Jason Hammond (Pres) 0411 702 504, Jocelyn Jones (Sec) 0437 887 930 Roleystone Gymnastics Melanie Berson (Pres) 0437 057 642, Email: Phone (Gym) 9496 1484 Roleystone Womens Hockey Sue 9398 7426 Helen 9397 5939,0438 923 477 Roleystone Tee-Ball & Baseball Club Inc. Sandy Johnson (Pres) 0419 875 277 & Tanya Taylor (Reg) 0409 112 373 Organic Growers Assoc. meets 2nd 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 Community Garden Forum & Men’s Shed For more information please contact Chris Johnston on 6396 0756 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appointment 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Andy Leal 9291 6451, Roleystone Gumnut Playgroup 5 sessions p/wk kids aged 0-5yrs. Janice McLean 0410 025 019 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, The Rivercare Group Pat Hart 9496 1634 Armadale-Kelmscott Swimming Club, 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, Grant Nixon 0418 449 611, 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, 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 Landscape Painting Tues 6.30-9.30pm Ian 9496 0034 Roleystone Lawn Bowls Gerry Chapman (Pres) 9397 5730 ISADD Intervention Services for Autism & Dev Delay Darryl Cooper 9397 5970 Kelm History Grp Congregational Church Rundle St Kelm Colleen 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 Iris Milton 9397 5449 Cat Sterilisation Society 9397 5062 9-4pm Mon-Wed Parents Without Partners Foothills Branch, Weekly Activities organised, Greg 0402 252 230, Marylena 0422 108 711 Bushfire Ready Groups Bedfordale-Ian Thompson 9399 3006, Kelmscott Hills-Peter Jago 0439 997 373, Roleystone-Chris Cairns 0417 983 019, Robert Littmann 0427 977 190, Craig Popperwell 0438 904 485 Black Cockatoo Preservation Society Wildlife Assistance call Louise Hopper 9390 2288 or email:


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It’s nice to see so many contributions from the Roleystone and surrounding community, proving that it truly is YOUR Region, YOUR Magazine and YOUR Valley Reporter. I hope you all enjoy reading the many stories in this edition. Perth recently held a Defence Force Air Show like no other and I’m sure the traffic congestion that came with it has all been forgotten. One Roleystone resident managed to be amongst the action and has written a recollection from the day turn to page 4. Finally, there is someone that understands that we need to put the ‘business’ back into small business. Shadow Minister for Small Business, Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, Bruce Billson, recently attended a business breakfast at Roley’s on the Ridge to discuss how he would like to boost small business in outermetropolitan areas, such as those found in the electorate of Canning. Read what other initiatives he would like implement on page 6. Kalani Grant, not content with excelling at the usual girlie sports, has landed some big hits in the boxing world

and read the full story on page 7. The Valley Reporter would like to take this opportunity to wish her well in her future endeavours. Kelmscott Senior High School alumnus Gillian Shilling is starring in a world premiere production from Hollywood writer and director David Stevens. Directed by Mark DeFriest at the Old Mill Theatre, The Beast and The Beauty re-works the classic tale of magic and enchantment and sets it in the Australian outback of the late 1880s. Get your tickets now! Go to page 10 for booking details. Bedfordale’s Rachel Carr, aka Aye Candy, is showcasing the best of vintage glamour by entering herself in the Miss Pinup Australia competition. Valley Reporter readers have the chance to vote for Rachel’s Aye Candy on the WA page of the www. website. Read how a bit of harmless fun has changed a young man’s life forever on page 16. You can also show your support by attending an organised fundraising event for Jake Howe to be held at Gloucester Park on Saturday July 14.


Fiona Newland EDITOR/PUBLISHER This month’s issue contains four lovely autumn photographs submitted by Pat Hart. Have you got a photograph that depicts Roleystone? Then let everyone know by putting it in The Valley Reporter. Congratulations to Roleystone Karate’s Awesome Foursome on making the State team. Consistent success has finally paid off for these students to compete at such an elite level. The Valley Reporter looks forward to hearing more about your future achievements. There are few businesses new and old that we’d like to welcome, so please show your support by shopping smart and shopping local at The Dog Line, The Roasted Bean Cafe and Fineline Signs.


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I just wanted to thank you very much for publishing the beautiful touching story of “Goodbye Jana, from Mr Jones”. It was so incredibly heart-warming as was Dr Judith Congrene’s tribute to her beloved Amy. Dr Judith Congrene assisted my golden retriever with his passing (at my home) in 2009. This service was greatly appreciated as it avoided the very stressful return drive to the veterinary clinic and allowed my beloved Monty to pass peacefully in surroundings familiar to him. I have shared the article of Jana’s passing with many of my dog lover friends where I work and it has moved many to tears - even though heart-warming as well. I was thinking how wonderful if would be if there was a regular section in the Reporter devoted to our beloved pets (particularly given all the negative stories about dogs that have been published in the local publications recently). For those about to part with an aged or sick pet, stories like Judith’s (preparing to say goodbye) and the

one from Mike and Cyn Shord (picturing the beautiful Mr Jones saying goodbye) could be very helpful to people who are facing this forthcoming painful journey. Others wishing to share those final moments may find that it could be helpful to those having just lost a pet or those feeling the need to have a peaceful and pain free passing of their beloved companion, who in most cases is regarded as an important member of their family - hence the profound grief that can be experienced by devoted owners at this time. Cheryl Marshall. I wanted to express my thanks to some local good Samaritans who provided assistance after an incident following the recent storms that resulted in my car becoming flooded. A lot of rainwater was running off Migrant Park onto Brookton Highway and I was forced to brake suddenly due to the driver in front of me. Unfortunately I stalled the car, ended up down an embankment and the car suddenly filled with water. It has since been written off due to water damage. I would like to sincerely thank the man who stopped to check I was ok and the lady who called the tow truck driver. Verna Splatt, Roleystone Community College. The new land managers of all of Araluen Botanic Park are the Department of Environment, who have some great plans including a fantastic upgrade of the entrance area and initiatives such as encouraging the public to get to know the magnificent bushland within the park. They have already upgraded the lighting, seating and other areas within the park. I have been advised they will be releasing a more detailed explanation of their plans for the park in the near future, which I am sure you will all be very impressed with. (Note that the Araluen Botanic Park Board manages under contract the area within the park that does not contain the majority of the bushland.) A letter in our other local magazine more or less indicating there would be no real tulip celebrations this year at Araluen could not be further from the truth. In fact there have been many thousands of tulips planted by fantastic volunteers. There obviously will be a wonderful tulip display in springtime, similar to that run over the past two years. Have no doubt thousands of people will come down the valley to see the tulips. It is a ritual for many people and they will have the benefit of a well planned and magical experience. Pat Hart.

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Is anyone else concerned about the war going on in Chevin Road? No, I am not talking about an invasion from aliens or terrorists, it’s those pesky cockatoos. These magnificent birds have lived in harmony with all the locals in this area until recently, but now they are not wanted. Why do people who do not like any form of wildlife come and live in Roleystone? I happen to want these birds around and do not appreciate being forced to listen to a gas operated explosive device designed to frighten birds away. Where do you want them to go? For those people who do not have an appreciation for local native wildlife and who want to continue being destructive, why not focus on the feral pigs, rabbits, cats, foxes, toads, foreign bees, or European wasps? Can I please put up a device around my property that makes a big noise every time a cat comes into my place to look for bandicoots, or when I have to breathe in toxic, foul-smelling smoke? When Mother Nature comes knocking, big bangs will not save you, nor will your rifles or big bucks. Our Premier “Colin the Conquerer” sets a very bad example to the people of Western Australia, as he is someone who will blow up, dig up, or put anything in jeopardy for the almighty dollar. Please Roleystone residents, show some respect and love towards our wildlife. If we can welcome horses, dogs, cats, sheep, cows and chickens, why not native animals? They are losing so much of their habitat and they need some help. Thank you to those people who devote their time to saving wildlife. Lorraine Wallis, Roleystone.

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flew low over paddocks! Later in the afternoon the second Cl7 on the base did a display flight. For such a large plane it looked surprisingly graceful. It flew very low overhead and although it has a cruising speed of 800kph and has four turbo fans, it managed to run on two, allowing it to pass very slowly for the display. Another thing I found interesting was its ability to pull up in a short distance on landing. Australia has currently got 5 C17 Globemasters, with a sixth on its way. At the Air Show I would say this was one of the most impressive aircraft on display. Other military air craft at the show included the F/A-18 A/B Classic Hornet, F/A-18 F Super Hornet, C-130 Hercules, CL-604 Challenger, Wedgetail AEW&C, KC30A Multi Role Tanker Transport, AP-3C Orion, PC-9/A, Hawk 127, The Roulettes (comprising seven PC-9/A aircraft), RAAF Balloon and Navy Seahawk. Adam Quartermaine, Roleystone. Ref: to individuals’ preferences: from canoe polo to ocean paddling, slalom to sprint racing. Canoeing Western Australia is proudly supporting Guppy Paddling which is a program for kids aged 7-12 (primary school) to get started in a kayak as an afterschool alternative to other mainstream sports. Western Australia boasts the fastest men and women canoe-kayak paddlers in the country, with Olympic medallists often amongst the groups on the rivers of Perth. If you want to get fit and be close to the natural environment whilst interacting in a community of active and inspirational individuals from ages 8-80 years, then paddling is for you. Contact your local club Champion Lakes Boating Club, www.championlakes.canoe.




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At the request of Canning MHR Don Randall, the Shadow Minister for Small Business, Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, Bruce Billson, visited Roleystone to talk with local small business people. The meeting took place over a business breakfast at the scenic Roley’s on the Ridge last Thursday, June 7. Mr Randall said the Shadow Minister brought a wealth of knowledge to the forum. “Bruce has a Masters Degree in Business Leadership and has worked in local, state and federal government for many years, in both advisory and ministerial roles,” Mr Randall said. “He is also a family business owner himself and focuses on how to boost small business in outer-metropolitan areas, such as those found in my electorate of Canning.” Mr Billson outlined at least a dozen initiatives the Coalition would implement to “put the business back into small business”. The measures included rescinding the carbon tax, improving small business access to Commonwealth contracts, cutting $1 billion of red-tape costs, making sure there

was a Small Business Minister in Cabinet, and giving small business a say in taxation. “The Board of Taxation has no-one from small business on it – yet the tax office has an impact on all our small businesses everywhere,” Mr Billson said. He also discussed how the carbon tax was lowering consumer confidence, and that a small business loan was 14 times more likely to default than a housing loan. “It (carbon tax) is 18 times the size of the European model – and Europe’s got 22 times the number of people to pay for it. That works out at $1 per European. Ours is $400 per Australian,” he said. “Right now, so unsettled are Australian families and businesses, they are saving – they are doing what the Government should be doing. It’s called economic cocooning. “Small businesses are in every community. We’ve got to make sure they’ve got half a chance.” Bruce Billson MHR (centre) discusses local small business practices with Roleystone IGA owner Ross Anile (left) and Illawarra Orchards owner Tom Price (right).

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Roleystone Matriarch Scores another Milestone

Local Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Marjorie Gibbons was very excited to celebrate her youngest grandson’s 50th game milestone with the Roleystone Junior Football club recently. Luca Sallur is the youngest of Marjorie’s 8 grandsons, and she has been there over many years to see all the boys run through a lot of banners, celebrating 50, 100 and 150 games and been there to watch all the footy action on the field. She has lost count of how many games she has seen. Hundreds no doubt!

Marjorie is a sporting granny as she has also watched most of her 4 granddaughters netball and basketball games at the Ray Owen centre in Lesmurdie. She has been cheering and supporting the girls for as long as she can remember! Weekends are very busy, as she has to make time to get to Subi, or the couch, to watch her beloved Eagles notch up another win. With Will Carrigan in the Y13’s, Luca in the Y12’s for the Tigers, and Sophie Sallur playing basketball with the Roleystone Basketball Club, there will be plenty more banners and games to celebrate.

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Roleystone’s Kalani Grant is one out of the box Not content with excelling at one of the usual sports like athletics, netball or hockey, 14-year-old Kalani is landing some big hits in the boxing world. A product of Fox’s Boxing and Fitness Gym in Gosnells, Kalani recently fought and won her first official major bout in New Zealand by a technical knockout, scoring 29-8 from the judges. She is now training for WA novice titles later this month, before travelling to Queensland to the Golden Gloves tournament in from 31 August to 2 September. Kalani, whose dedication extends to running 5km a day and training in the ring most days, is planning to qualify

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Cancer fight – get behind the Stone family You may have seen recent media reports of a Perth toddler suffering from a rare cancer being taken to the US for specialised treatment expected to cost his family about $250,000. Two-year-old Jayden Stone is the son of Roleystone-born and raised Danny Chambers now Danny Stone - and his wife Leisl. Little Jayden is extremely sick with an aggressive cancer known as atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour. Tragically, very little is known about the disease. It affects three in a million children in the US and sufferers have just a 10 per cent chance of survival. The Stone family, including brother Luke and sister Layla, have been in Chicago for several weeks now, with Jayden undergoing proton beam radiation therapy – this treatment is not available in Australia, but is believed to target cancerous tissue more precisely than standard radiation therapy and reduce adverse effects, especially in children. Mum Leisl has been writing a daily blog, revealing the emotional and exhausting battle both Jayden and his family have been enduring. Roleystone resident Darryl Kipping contacted The Valley Reporter about the Stone family’s plight and urged the local community to “get behind them”. You can do that by reading Leisl’s blog at www. or by making a donation: Bank: NAB. BSB: 086426. Acct No: 489274217. Acct Name: Stone.

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A new project named “Canning Pools” is being undertaken by the Swan River Trust in partnership with the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group and SERCUL. The aim of this long term project is to “identify and protect critical habitat pools to secure freshwater fauna in the Canning River for the future”. This project will be completed in stages, with the first section being

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ROLEYSTONE SENIORS HOUSING COMMITTEE TO CONTINUE The Roleystone Seniors Housing Committee will continue to exist until the seniors housing development in Robin Road is completed. The committee at its last meeting agreed it was important to maintain its role during the various stages the site has to go through before any development occurs. The committee wishes to acknowledge and thank Kelvin Oliver, a town planner and local resident, who has been part of our committee and has given freely of his time, knowledge and experience. Kelvin will continue in this role for us.

We would also like to acknowledge committee member Trudi Hodges, CEO of Dale Cottages, who assisted us greatly with our questionnaire. A special thanks also to our local member, Tony Simpson, who assisted us with printing and mail-outs of the questionnaire. We will continue to keep the community informed, but everyone needs to understand that the process involved will be a lengthy one. The best thing though is that we have got through the first stage and we are on our way. Pat Hart, Chair.

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Above: As Anglicare Youth Ambassadors, John Wollaston students Kate Quinlan, James Devine, Jake Liebregts and Jessica Williams encouraged their classmates to donate clothes for the charity’s ‘Bring a Bag Day’ appeal. Hundreds of local residents will be able to and become valuable and contributing dress more warmly this winter thanks to the members of society,” she said. generosity of students at John Wollaston “This exercise was a simple way for our students to express their support for those Anglican Community School. Children from Kindergarten to Year 12 who are less fortunate, particularly as we head reached into their closets and drawers to into a cold and wet winter.” Wollaston’s Anglicare Youth collect items of clothing they no longer John needed or had outgrown, and placed them into Ambassadors promoted ‘Bring a Bag Day’ bright orange bags provided by Anglicare WA across the School’s Early Learning Centre and Primary and Secondary schools to raise for the charity’s ‘Bring a Bag Day’ appeal. Nearly 200 bursting-at-the-seams bags were awareness of the initiative and urge their stockpiled in the corner of the School’s Berry classmates to take part. Durston Indoor Sports Centre on Wednesday Kate Quinlan, a Roleystone resident in Year 13 June to await collection by an Anglicare 10, was thrilled with the number of bags of clothes collected. representative. Principal Anne Ford said the clothes would be “John Wollaston regularly holds events to sold at Anglicare Op Shops, which provided support Anglicare and previously we’ve good quality, recycled clothes and household collected cans of food,” she said. goods at affordable prices to thousands of “Donating clothing was another simple way to help other members of the community on West Australians. “At John Wollaston, we encourage our the same day that we celebrated the birthday. students to participate in community service

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Roleystone Community College Aiming High With a wonderful bushland setting, engaging specialist programs and guidance from its forward-thinking Council, Roleystone Community College is fast establishing itself as the school of choice in the Perth Hills. The Valley Reporter recently attended the College’s Open Night Expo to see some of the outstanding projects and activities underway. The Expo followed another memorable College event, the Grow Project’s Food Revolution Day. Sean Hamilton, chairperson of the RCC Council, described the College as the envy of other regional community schools. “Roleystone Community College is moving forward in a purposeful, strategic and collaborative manner,” Dr Hamilton said. “We are successfully attracting students with our specialist programs in Indonesian studies, Film and Television, sustainable waterwise garden and DEC Bush Rangers. “However, for the College to expand beyond Year 10, the RCC Council is

very aware that the school has not only got to have the core number of required students, but also the full support of the community. “I would encourage anyone living in our region to visit the College and see first-hand what it has to offer students.” The vision of Roleystone Community College, according to its school ethos, is to “build a college that is guided by research, study, values, discipline, innovation and excellence. “Our purpose is to ensure that we have a distinctive institution where students want to learn and are encouraged to develop their special talents and career goals. “It is a College where students can build their character and selfdiscipline so that they can contribute to their school community and wider society.” RCC is an integral part of the Roleystone community and surrounding areas. It is aiming for success, innovation and excellence in every sense.

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At the recent RCC Open Night Expo Aquaponics WA representative Maurice Van Aurich was on hand in the sustainable waterwise garden along with Helen Cotter and Ed Blaker to talk about growing your own fish and vegetables at home. Maurice briefly explained to a small group of parents the many benefits of aquaponics: • Reduced water use. only about 10% of the water required for traditional gardening or aquaculture; • Reduced or only soft/natural chemical use; • Little or no pests when set up in a controlled environment; • No back breaking digging in messy, dirty soil; • No soil borne diseases and virtually no weeds; • Can produce fish and plants all year round. With the overwhelming popularity of the sustainable garden, I’m sure further talks like this will be organised in the future, so watch this space.

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Bedfordale’s Rachel Carr, aka Aye Candy, loves the 1940s and ‘50s era and has entered the Miss Pinup Australia competition, showcasing the best of vintage glamour. Rachel says: “With classic curves and the confidence to use them I’m excited, thrilled and proud to be part of Miss Pinup. I’m inspired by Bettie Page and classic bomber art of WW2 ; I love to belly dance and go-go and I’m also into burlesque, Steampunk and alternative fashion - especially if it sparkles or laces up.” The Miss Pinup Australia winners won’t be decided until 2013, which gives readers plenty of time to vote for Rachel’s Aye Candy on the WA page of the www. website.

Dad-to-be Jake Howe turns 21 It was the kind of 21st birthday Jake Howe never expected to have. Released from Shenton Park rehabilitation centre for the June 4 celebration, wheelchair-bound Jake spent the day quietly in Roleystone with his family, girlfriend Jessica Morgan and a few friends. Only a few months ago the lively young carpenter was looking forward to buying a new home with Jessica, who is pregnant with their first child. Then his life changed in an instant. Wrestling with a mate on the Barrack Street jetty after a party in March, Jake’s body flipped and he landed on his head. The shocking result of a bit of high-spirited fun was a broken bone in Jake’s neck that crushed his spinal cord and left him paralysed from the armpits down. Mum Carol Howe paid tribute to her son, saying he was “remarkable – a lot of the time he has kept us going, not the other way around. “I would do anything to turn time back, it is has been hard for all of us.” Jake will be a fulltime resident at the rehabilitation centre until late July or early August, just prior to the birth of his child. Carol Howe said the recent removal of a collar

from Jake’s neck would allow him to do far more active physiotherapy and hopefully advance his recovery. “He has made some progress, but he is still numb from the armpits down and although he has some wrist movement there is no hand dexterity yet.” Jake’s employer, Des Milne from Grand Carpentry, has organised a large fundraising event to be held at Gloucester Park on Saturday July 14, with about 700 people expected to attend. And unlike his low-key 21st birthday, there will be a big party in Roleystone when Jake finally comes home.

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Dear Parents/Caregivers, Through the funding that we have received under the Language Hub program, we are able to offer an exciting opportunity for a select group of students from Armadale Primary School, Kingsley Primary School and Roleystone Community College to attend an academic extension course in Indonesian for 2012. This opportunity is funded by the National Asian Language and Studies in Schools Program. Selected students from Year 6, along with Year 6 and 7 students from the other schools, will be involved in a broad range of extended learning activities in Indonesian language and culture throughout the year. They will be using technologies such as iPods and laptops in many activities, especially to communicate with other students in Australia and Indonesia, using the Indonesian language. The class size will be limited to a maximum of 18, enabling these students to gain confidence in conversing in Indonesian. Students will need to be motivated learners with a good work ethic and an interest in language learning. A variety of topics will be covered throughout the year, and a term planner will be provided at the commencement of each new term. Students, parents and schools principals will receive a formal assessment at the end of each semester. The classes will be held from 8:40am to 10:15am each Monday morning at Roleystone Community College. Please take some time to discuss this opportunity with your child and his/her teachers. If you would like any further information, or would like to make your expression of interest, please contact me at Roleystone Community College on 9391 6222 or at Yours faithfully, Karen Wishart, RCC Language Teacher (Indonesian).

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A few fast facts about Roleystone Community College’s Founding Principal, Peter Thatcher: Born in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood, Peter grew up with his three brothers playing plenty of sport. His father was the District Superintendent of the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade for 45 years and young Peter and his mates were “always in trouble” playing with the water, hoses and sliding down the fireman’s pole! After attending Melbourne Boys High School, Peter completed a Bachelor of Business (Marketing/Finance) at Monash University and later, a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) at Edith Cowan University and a Masters Degree in Education at the University of Western Australia. With a self-confessed love of all sports, competition and coaching, Peter has represented both Victoria and Western Australia at junior and/or senior level in Australian Rules football, kayaking, rowing, cross-country running and boxing. In his youth he spent two years on Hawthorn Football Club’s rookie list and played reserve grade at this level. He also won the University of Western Australia “Oarsman of the Year” award. In WA he has taught in K-Year 12 schools over 30 years, including Wesley College where he coached the school’s First Eight rowing crew in the prestigious Head of the River competition and taught Year 10, 11 and 12 physical education, business and English. In addition he has taught at the District High Schools of Kalbarri, Wongan Hills and Dalwallinu and in K–Year 7 settings at Warnbro, Kelmscott, Balga and Cannington. Further, Peter was named 2007 Principal of the Year for the Fremantle Peel Education Region. Peter is married to Carolyn and has two daughters.


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Roleystone Toy Library is having a Morning Tea, open to members and non- members Held at RNFC, Wygonda Rd, Roleystone. Sat 30 June 10-12pm. Come along for some morning tea, have a look at our great range of fun & educational toys & meet our members. Email: roleystonetoylibrary@ for any enquiries or visit our Best selling author Paul Carter will be at Books Plus Armadale Thursday 19 July between 5-6.30pm signing his books “Dont Tell Mum I Work On The Rigs... She Thinks Im a Piano Player in a Whorehouse”, “This is Not A Drill... Just Another Glorious Day In The Oil Field” and “Is that Thing Diesel?”. Come down & get your book signed & say hello to a true blue Aussie legend. Tony Buti’s Charity Fun Run Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, Lake Rd Champion Lakes Sunday 29 July Join Tony’s fun run in support of the Rachael Doherty Foundation & help provide the best available treatment, support & facilities to all cancer patients & families in WA. Tony will run from Parliament House to Champion Lakes Sun 29 July. There will be a variety of events at the Lake including - 5km or 10km run, corporate team event & kayaking events. Prizes for category winners + prizes for schools with most participants per student population. You can help by sponsoring Tony’s run from Parliament House or by entering an event. Register go to or call Tony’s office on 9495 4877 – you can also register on the day. To learn more about the Foundation go to Perth Zoo - Winter Trails July School Holidays Bring your wellies, rain coat & umbrella to Perth Zoo and go on a free* escorted adventure. Your guide will tell fun animal stories while you splish & splash through the zoo grounds! Free guided trails Mon-Fri 10-11am (excludes weekends) *Standard admission prices still apply. World’s Greatest White Water Event Avon Descent 4-5 Aug Entries open 20 May, to enter visit Avon Descent Training • Assessments (2hr assessment includes: briefing, white water skills & assessing for $45pp) • Basic Skills • Weekly Training Sessions • Tea-Tree & Valley Runs. All courses are run by qualified instructors. For more info contact Guy Power ph: 0407 474 659 email: or visit: Skills West Expo 2012 Following two successful years, Skills West Expo is back again. Skills West Expo is WA’s premier Careers, Employment and Training event. Don’t miss out on this opportunity

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Library budget boost paves way for more guide dogs • State Government commits more than $2million to Association for the Blind • Three-year funding supports improved access to library texts The Association for the Blind of Western Australia can now spend more on guide dogs, after a State Government pledge of more than $2million to the association’s library program. The 2012-13 State Budget commitment will provide the association’s accessible information unit with $698,000 a year Helen Morton for three years, to produce texts in accessible formats. Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services Minister Helen Morton made the Disability Services announcement at a recent guide dog graduation ceremony. “The accessible information service allows people to search an online catalogue of more than 60,000 book titles and download or request texts,” Mrs Morton said. “The digital books can be played on any mainstream MP3 player, including iPods, mobile phones and personal digital assistants. For people without access to the internet, texts are supplied on special re-usable USB cartridges via mail.” The service also provides accessible format conversion (to digital, audio and Braille) to individuals, Government, businesses, educational institutions and the community. “Its potential for social benefit has been recognised through a 2011 Premier’s Social Innovation Grant, which is helping the Association for the Blind develop an online accessible format conversion tool,” the Minister said. Fact File “By providing $2,094,000 over three years to the accessible information unit, the association will be able to channel its • The Association for the Blind of WA operates own funds into the training of more guide dogs and providing Guide Dogs WA. The vital services to people who are blind and vision impaired. organisation was Each dog costs about $30,000 to train so greater access to established in 1913 & provides provide direct, funding is of enormous benefit.” individualised & groupMrs Morton said the funding further solidified the based services to more Government’s support of the association’s accessible than 4,000 clients each year. More than 100 information service. In 2011, the association received more professional staff & field than $500,000 in Lotterywest funding to provide digital workers operate across talking book players to 1,000 clients. the State.

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Bikes and lawn mowers? Plastic containers and toys? Corrugated metal and tools? The City of Armadale’s Drop ‘n’ Shop Reuse Centre has all of these second-hand items at cheap prices – and you can help the environment too! The City is committed to recycling as much discarded material as possible and by the Drop ‘n’ Shop (located at the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility in Hopkinson Road, Hilbert) turns unwanted household articles into bargain buys for the general public. The way it works is simple: At no cost, City of Armadale residents can bring a wide range of unwanted goods to the shop, including furniture, kitchenware, garden items, bric-a-brac, building materials, equipment, tools, bikes, toys, books and clothing. The goods are sorted; some are cleaned and repaired, or valueadded, then they are sold at inexpensive prices. “The Drop ‘n’ Shop is fantastic news for handymen and women, shoppers looking for a bargain and people interested in sustainable, environmentally-friendly recycling practices,” said Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones. “When members of the community snap up a great buy at our Drop ‘n’ Shop they are preventing waste being turned into landfill. “Some materials like corrugated sheeting, for making raised garden

beds, can be bought for a fraction of the price when new. “There are lots of plastic toys at the shop that cannot be recycled, but they can easily be reused, so that’s good news for parents. “I urge any community member who hasn’t been out to the Drop ‘n’ Shop to visit in the near future and grab a bargain” said Mayor Zelones. The only items not accepted at the Drop ‘n’ Shop are tyres, mattresses, computers and carpet. Funds generated from Drop ‘n’ Shop sales go towards the running of the centre and for community programs encouraging recycling and sustainable living. The centre, in conjunction with the Switch Your Thinking! Team, is currently running a Young Reinventors competition, in which students use Drop ‘n’ Shop items to create great “re-inventions”. The Drop ‘n’ Shop is open Thursday 10am – 2pm, Friday and Saturday 8.30am - 4pm and Sunday 8.30am – 4pm. Contact 9399 6462. Armadale Landfill & Recycling Facility is on Hopkinson Road, Hilbert (formerly Brookdale).

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Roleystone’s recent massive victory over the Cockburn Cobras, 31.19 (205) to 10.11 (71), in the first encounter between the two clubs at Cross 31 19 205 Park had supporters asking if this in fact was a record score by the 10 11 71 club. Bob Stevens, who over the life of the Tigers has maintained a data base on various facts involving the club, was quick to let Tigers fans know that the score sits in sixth place behind the team’s highest-ever score of 40.24 recorded on 2nd June 2007. On that Saturday afternoon, the game was contested at Hillcrest Oval, the home of the Bayswater club, which was restricted to 6.02 (38) by the rampaging Tigers. At Cross Park, the Cobras struggled to hold Roleystone’s Brendon Abbott, who registered 11 goals from various positions in the forward half. The 11 goals was also a long way short of the goal-kicking record for the Tigers, which sits at 17 and was kicked by current club President Jason Hammond against Murdoch back in the late 1990’s. To be fair to the Cobras, they were without a number of key players on the day and the Tigers were able to produce some of their best football for season 2012. In the matches ahead the Tigers will be fighting to qualify for a finals berth with a number of other teams, so all percentage-boosting wins will go a long way to deciding positions on the premiership ladder by the end of the season.

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Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School students have been using the School’s new giant chess set. Students have been bringing the giant chess set out every lunch time to play with it and once lunch time is over the school’s prefects pack it away. Because all of the students have been playing with it, their problem solving skills are developing and because of this we will be having a chess tournament. Students will be able sign up for the tournament which will be run by the Year Six Library Leadership team. The library group will run the tournament, letting each student that signed up play a game and maybe win the tournament! Pictured: Quinton, Hannah and Patrick Year Six students.

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On Thursday, 17th May, Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Kelmscott held their cross country faction carnival. The event was organised by our sports teacher Miss Lauren Shaw. The Year Ones were the first group to run and they are to be congratulated for their efforts at their first carnival. They ran one lap of the school oval. The Year Twos were the next to compete, running two laps. The students in Years Three, Four, Five and Six challenged themselves by running the 1.4 kilometre cross country track which is set in the schools grounds. There were four factions competing; Canning came 4th, Ward came 3rd, Xavier came 2nd and our faction Forrest came 1st. By Elena Pizzata & Robert Kelly (Forrest Captains‘12). On the Friday, 25th May Good Shepherd hosted their first ever interschool cross country carnival in the school grounds on Arbuthnot Street in Kelmscott. There were 9 schools competing on Jenny Whitney (A.M.A.N.F.) the day. In each race there were 36 runners (4 from each school.) There were 12 races in total. Dream Consultant Good Shepherd students were strong competitors with first places being won by Year Three Space Clearing student Eliza Mitchell, Mackenzie Henderson from Year Four, Chelsea Henderson from Year Beginner’s Meditation Five & Emma Lange & Zach Bormolini from Year Six. The Cross Country Carnival winner Mobile: 0417 945 988 was Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School. The interschool captains who represented the school were surprisingly the two year 6 winners Zach Bormolini & Emma Lange! By Emma Lange & Zach Bormolini (Cross Country Carnival School Captains‘12).

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The last two weeks at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School have been a time of great celebration. The students in Year Six received the sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, 27th May. They were blessed by receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit into their lives. Year Four made their First Holy Communion on Sunday, 10 June and for the first time they shared the bread and wine of Jesus Christ. The students and their teachers have been preparing for these important occasions at school and the families of the students are thanked for supporting and guiding the students through these important milestones. The celebrations of the Sacraments are supported by the whole school community at Good Shepherd. Students in Years Four, Five and Six willingly shared their time on the two occasions to come along and sing in the choirs at the Masses. The choirs were supported by two past students. Emma Oorschot (Head Girl 2008) performed as a vocal soloist and Georgia Wells (Head Girl 2010) performed as a Flute soloist. Having our past students come along and share their talents helped to make the occasions very special and highlighted the warm sense of community that is unique to Good Shepherd. The students shared a special cake together at school as part of the sacramental celebration.

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Roleystone Karate’s Awesome Foursome Make State Team

Given the consistent success of Roleystone’s Kofukan Karate students at local novice and major state tournaments, it was only a matter of time before they achieved recognition at an elite level. After competing in the AKF State Karate Championships on Sunday 20th May, four of Kofukan’s best have been selected for the WA State Team to compete at the Australian National Championships in Melbourne this August. Kaitlin Brindley, Brooke Williams, Gabby Purser and Cameron Carling have all been training extremely hard and have earned the opportunity to represent WA. Congratulations are also due to Roleystone’s Kate McWalter, who competed at the State Karate Championships as well. She picked up first place in the Female Veteran kumite with an inspiring display of skill and courage. (Kate chose not to nominate for the WA State Team selection due to an impending luxury holiday!!) Sensei Darren considers that the team’s well deserved selection is testament to their skill, ability and dedication to the sport of karate. He says of the crew, ‘They are a fantastic bunch and you couldn’t ask for better role models for junior and senior students alike. I am very honoured to be able to call them my students’. The whole club, both Nationally and Internationally, is behind our very own Awesome Foursome. Good luck guys!!


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Radio dog fence – how it works How can a radio signal keep a dog safe, protect gardens and allow you to have a fence that looks great, but won’t let your dog through to create havoc in the neighbourhood? Sometimes traditional fencing may not be enough to stop a determined and sneaky dog. What is the Radio Dog Fence difference? This kind of barrier is created using a ‘radio wire’ that runs around the area you want the dog to either be enclosed in or kept away from. The wire is actually the aerial from the radio transmitter. The transmitter lives inside a shed or garage and is powered from a normal power point via a small transformer. When the aerial/wire comes back to the transmitter the radio signal has nowhere to go and it has to expand outwards. So, by turning up the range control on the transmitter, you are putting out more radio signal to keep the dog further away from the fence. The special radio collar the dog wears gives the dog a ‘correction’ in the form of a static pulse if it goes too close to the fence or gateway. This stimulation from the collar is the deterrent to the dog, but it has to be the dog’s decision to stay away after it is trained to achieve success using this kind of system! Be aware that Radio Dog Fences can cause interference with radio signals inside your house and can also be interfered with by other radio signals. This can mean the dog could either escape or receive ‘false corrections’ from stray radio signals. Each property and dog is different so look for reliability and flexibility in a radio dog fence (including surge protection for the transmitter and a warranty). Colin Seal from The Dog Line has over 10 years experience in helping people with dog problems. The Dog Line can be contacted on 1300 THE DOG (1300 843 364).


Call now to speak to the professionals in Pet Containment. We guarantee success. Our Coded Digital FM radio frequency won’t interfere with your household or allow the dog to get any false corrections. You don’t need to bury our wire, it can be connected to a fence or laid on the ground. The dog’s reciever collar has different levels to help make training easy for your dog and you. The collar is waterproof, has a 2 year battery and Barking Dog Collars lifetime warranty, even if the dog chews it. and Dog Training Our Seven day help line means you have our professional support at any time. Collars. Never worry about losing Rentals your dog again. Call us now for your free consultation and quote.


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The Pet Barrier uses a safe and effective FM radio wire to create an Invisible Barrier around your property and gardens.

Gosnells Women’s Health Service is commencing a new support group for single women who live in the South East Metro Area. The group is aimed at women of all ages who may have become single for a variety of reasons. It can be really daunting to meet new people and socialise when you are on your own and the group is a great opportunity for people to do this in a supportive and friendly environment. The group has a private Facebook page and a monthly get together. Monthly activities vary and may include dinner at a local restaurant, coffee, going to the movies or learning a new skill. Join this incredible group of women and Janet Bushby be inspired by each other’s courage! Search for Suddenly Single on Facebook, or call Healing through Journey 9490 2258 to be added to the contact list. Clare Kenward. Body Access for Balance Reiki, Counselling Dip. Couns. BA Art, Body Access, Reiki Mstr, Mindscape Practitioner

M: 0488 705 555 E:

June Monthly Special: Reiki & Body Access for just $45 Sessions available Tues & Thurs, please call to make a booking

Janet Bushby birthday special; This month is my birthday, so I’m offering a special which includes Reiki and Body Access for just $45. Body Access will bring the body back into balance, take care of any winter bugs or viruses hanging around, get rid of that wintery foggy head that sometimes occurs and generally pick you up and make you feel great! Reiki will help you connect with your inner peace and wisdom and restore a sense of calm and harmony. Sessions available: Tuesday and Thursday. Please call to make a booking 0488 705 555. Pickering Brook Primary School (Independent Public School)

O P E N D AY Wednesday 27th June

TV Antennas When Quality and Service Matters 20 Years Experience Andrew

We are opening our doors to give all interested families and students the opportunity to find out why our school is known as an innovative and exciting school. We provide a safe and friendly environment where the individual child is valued. School tours at 11am and 2pm For bookings call Chris Mercy or Kate Folland Phone 9293 8256 or Email

0413 779 537 SHADOWS Tribute Band

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Note: It is a requirement of all participants that they must be able to swim at least 50metres.

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Roleystone Country Club Saturday August 18 7pm till late

Tickets are available from the Roleystone Country Club after 4.30pm Ph: 9397 5665 or call Lester North (Pres) 9397 5645 The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports the ROLEYSTONE cOuNTRY cLub

Roleystone Community Church will be showing an edited version of the movie

“The Machine Gun Preacher”

on Saturday 30th June at 7.30pm in the Church hall There will be no charge other than a free will offering. Address: Cnr Croyden Road and Brookton Highway, Roleystone. For further information contact Lorraine Broun, Roleystone Community Church Council member on 9496 1214.

Coming Attraction

Much Ado About Nothing July 20th, 21st, 25th, 27th, 28th at 8pm Joy abounds in Messina as Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, celebrates victory over his bastard brother. Amidst the celebrations those around the prince have a number of tricky situations to navigate. There are two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice; Claudio and Hero. Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a very “merry” war, they both talk a mile a minute and proclaim their scorn for love, marriage and each other. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered

Director: Paul Treasure

practically speechless by their love for each other. Questions abound in this comedic romp: Will the young soldier, Claudio, marry the Governor’s daughter? Will Beatrice and Benedick overcome their quick wit and even quicker tongues to realise that they are perfect for each other? And what terrible mischief is Don John planning? Bookings: The Chapmans - 9397 5730, email: or book and pay on the website - www.

Balloons, ice cream cake at Rosharne’s Rosharne’s Unique Giftware at Brackenridge Village now has helium balloons available for all occasions Standard balloons are $1.40 each, pearl $1.50 each and printed $1.80 each. Table top settings are only $6 each and consist of three standard balloons plus weight. A minimum of four days’ notice is required for parties.

Il gelato ice cream cakes are also available in four different flavours. These lovely ice cream cakes are made by il gelato right here in Perth and are preservative and gelatine-free. Most of the flavours are gluten free as well. Please note that orders for the coming weekend must be received by Tuesday of that week. For a limited time only, Rosharne’s have these packages available: Small ice cream cake + 10 standard balloons: $52.70 (normally $62) Medium ice cream cake + 10 standard balloons: $67.15 (normally $79) Large ice cream cake + 10 standard Balloons: $84.15 (normally $99) We also have new 1 litre tubs of il gelato ice cream to purchase at $18 each. Rosharne’s is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 4.30pm at Brackenridge Village, cnr Brookton Highway and Soldiers Road, Roleystone Phone: 0404 908 399.

Picture Perfect at the Garden Tearoom Araluen Nursery and Garden Tearoom in Croyden Road is a great weekend spot for visitors and locals. Recently the picturesque riverside setting and new gazebo was the scene of a wedding ceremony, captured by Melissa Hersey from Melissa’s Photography. “The gazebo was beautiful for an intimate wedding party and the staff at The Garden Tearoom really made the wedding a special occasion,” Melissa said. Araluen Nursery and Garden Tearoom is open Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Why not go along and purchase plants, then enjoy Devonshire teas and coffees or a yummy lunch? All food is made on the premises, including the renowned scones and apple pie.

Is proud to announce it’s 2012 Season: Much Ado About Nothing July 20, 21, 25, 27, 28 Blithe Spirit September 7, 8(+ matinee), 12, 14, 15(+ matinee) Avenue Q (musical) November 16, 17, 21, 23, 24(+ matinee), 28, 30, December 1 Bookings: The Chapmans - 9397 5730 / or book and pay on the website The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports the ROLEYSTONE THEATRE

Unique Giftware

HELIUM BALLOONS Now Available il gelato Ice creams Take home packs Birthday cakes to order

FREE TASTINGS!!! Wed to Sun 10.30am – 4.30pm Brackenridge Village 0404 908 399

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Playwright: William Shakespeare

under new management Sole trader Maria Sandilands would like to welcome new and existing clientele to the salon BRACKENRIDGE back by popular demand!

back massage inc. scalp massage (normally $55) aND mINI FacIaL (normally) $50 only $80 (saving $25)


it ody, Mind & Spir

To Sonia on the birth of your son Riley. The Management and staff at Brackenridge Pure Indulgence wish her all the best in persuing her career in Naturopathy.

Indulge your senses Unit 6, 1 Soldiers Rd Roleystone. Phone: 9496 2922

Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade Annual Dinner & Awards Night, Saturday 16 June held at the Roleystone Country Club

Roleystone Community College P&C can help. We have a large number of packing boxes to sell as part of our ongoing fundraising for the school. The boxes are tea chest size and are $2.00 per box. Please contact Fraser Williams on 0439 092 248 to arrange collection and payment. This community group is proudly supported by The Valley Reporter

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Pyjama Storytime

Armadale Library Thursday 12 July 6.30pm-7.30pm


Active in Armadale these school holidays A range of free activities to keep the kids entertained these school holidays.

Bookings: 9399 0125

Come to the Library in your pyjamas and get excited about the Olympics. Listen to sporty stories and make your own medallion and streamers. Children of all ages welcome.

Full of Beanz - Olympics Seville Grove Library Friday 13 July, 1pm - 2pm

(back L-R) Linton Reynolds - Honorary Brigade Member, John Andersen Dipstick Award. (front L-R) Chris Cairns & Bob Littman (absent) - Directors Award, Andrew Briggs - Captains Award, Craig Popperwell - Lieutenants Award & Most Valuable Member.

Bookings: 9399 0800

Emma from Full of Beanz will have you off and running with Olympic themed physical activities. Only suitable for children aged 6-12 years.

Rhythm Fix Drumming workshop

Armadale Library Bookings: 9399 0125 Wednesday 18 July, 2.30pm - 3.30pm Children can enjoy using drums, hand held shakers, bells and blocks.There will be traditional African dance moves and fun rhythm games. Only suitable for primary school aged.

Hotdog Books

Seville Grove Library Tuesday 10 July, 10am-12pm & Tuesday 17 July, 2pm - 4pm

Bookings: 9399 0800

Come and create your own Hotdog Book, with a sporty or Olympic theme. These can then be displayed in the Library’s book cubby from 9-19 July.

Shane Popperwell - National Medal.

ACCOUNTANTS Araluen Accountancy 57 Ridgehill Rise Phone/Fax: 9397 9253 Jacqueline T. Hunt Phone: 9496 1886 Stokes & Associates 10 Wygonda Road Phone: 9496 1247 AIR CONDITIONING Season Makers Call Nigel Bray now on 0400 074 844 AIRPORT TRANSFERS Roleystone Transfer and Charter Call David Mackey on 0412 953 638 ANTENNAS AAA TV Antennas When quality & service matters 20Yrs Exp Andrew 0413 779 537 oleystone Antennas Ph: 0411 536 883 Antenna Home Theatre Install/Repairs AUTO-MECHANICAL A Grade Mechanical 11 Wygonda Road Phone: 9397 5244 WJ & KS Automotives 447 Chevin Road Phone: 9397 5666 BANK Roleystone-Karragullen Community Bank® Open M-F 9-5pm Sat 9-12pm 9397 7466 BEAUTY THERAPISTS Holly’s Skin & Beauty Shop 1, 198 Brookton Hwy Kelm. Ph: 9390 0583 Pure Indulgence Unit 6 1 Soldiers Rd Brackenridge Village 9496 2922 Studio One Skin Health & Beauty 4a 2756 Albany Hwy Kelmscott 9390 2313 BOBCAT & TIP TRUCK Roleystone Bobcat 0418 625 925 Call Joe Dirt 9397 9860 bookkeeper & myob software Jewels Business Support call Julia 0409 203 512 BRICK & HIGH PRESSURE CLEANING Jack’s Brick & High Pressure Cleaning 0412 860 310, 9496 3206

This is a free service where every advertiser that places an advertisement with “The Valley Reporter” automatically is listed on this page. The idea of it is for it to be used as a fast reference to businesses and services. Each business will have a maximum of three (3) lines which will include a company name, address and contact details and these will be categorised and listed alphabetically. As another free service you will find every advertiser is also listed under our Local Business Directory at

BRICKLAYING S & LJ Rigby Contractors Stan Mob: 0418 920 148 A/Hrs: 9397 5768 BRIDAL & FORMAL SHOP A Touch of Class by Tamukami 2/2155 Albany Hwy Gosnells 9490 9909 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 BUTCHER Roleystone Family Meats Phone: 9397 5580 2, 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone CABINETMAKER Cabinetmaker-Frank 9496 0037 (after 5pm) CAKES & LOLLY SPECIALTY BUFFETS Dream Create Indulge Courtney & Chelsea 0400 206 810 CANVAS Custom Canvas & Tonneau call Anita Ph: 9497 1596 Mob: 0421 545 536 CAR DETAILING Once Over Mobile Car Detailing Jason 0411 654 119 CARPENTRY Hills Lifestyle Carpentry Services call Mick Beech 9397 9838, 0413 148 460 CHILDCARE Magic Moon Childcare Phone: Linda 9399 1838 101 Forrest Rd Armadale CHIROPRACTOR Roleystone Chiropractic Josh Morton 0451 675 100 19 Wygonda Rd Roleystone COMPUTER REPAIRS Bigsi Computer Solutions call Simon 9397 9046 Mobile: 0433 838 394 CONCRETE Decorative Concrete Resurfacing System Transforming Crete Designs Call Pete now 0438 979 582

CONCRETE K & K Concrete Kevin Campbell Mobile: 0433 728 478 curtains & blinds Centro Curtains & Blinds Sandra Whitelaw 0433 110 847 dentIST Roleystone Dental Surgery Ph: 9397 6337 9 Wygonda Rd Roleystone DOG BaRRIER The Dog Line 1300 843 364 Specialists in Pet Containment DOGWASH It’s A Dogs Life Call Monique on 0413 261 352 DREAM CONSULTANT Jenifer’s Pillow Talk Mobile: 0417 945 988 DRIVEWAYS Creative Driveways & Fencing Call John Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 or 0418 953 591 EARTHMOVING F & M.J. Armenti Phone: 9397 6372 Fax: 9397 6374 EATERIES Genesis in the Hills 124 Croyden Rd Roleystone Phone: 9397 7799 Kim Valley Chinese Restaurant 4, 198 Brookton Hwy Kelm Ph: 9495 1188 Roley’s on the Ridge Cnr Soldiers Rd & Brookton Hwy Ph: 9496 0666 The Grape Gallery 508 Brookton Hwy Roleystone Phone: 9496 0088 The Roasted Bean Cafe Shop 4, 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone Ph: 9397 9927 ELECTRICIAN Darling Range Electrical Call Glen Weaver 0421 567 423, 9397 6015 Roleystone Property Maintenance Call Alex 0401 979 866 R.V. Electrical Pty Ltd Call Roger 0419 133 938 Phone/Fax: 9390 0536 FENCING Rural Fencing Call John 0418 953 591 or Ph/Fax: 9397 6854

GARDEN SUPPLIES Karragullen Gravel & Garden Supplies Phone/Fax: 9397 6854 GAS SUPPLY Hills Gas Supply Phone: 9291 5551 GIFTWARE Rosharne’s Unique Giftware Brackenridge Village Wed-Sun 10.30-4.30pm 0404 908 399 HANDYMAN SERVICE Dave’s Handyman Service 0432 164 047 HAIRDRESSING A New Do Hair-n-Beauty 4a 2756 Albany Hwy Kelmscott 9390 2313 Aura Hairdressing Shop 10/21 Jarrah Rd Phone: 9496 3950 Billy Shears The Hair Club Unit 2a Brackenridge Village Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd 9397 9219, 0431 908 074 Catabree & Magnolia 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Phone: 9399 2992 Karizma Hair Studio 2, 198 Brookton Highway Phone: 9390 7506 healing Janet Bushby 0488 705 555 Body Access for Balance, Reiki and Counselling jewellery designer Olil Jewellery Design 4, 2 Soldiers Rd Roleystone 9496 1100, 0415 692 322 LAWNMOWING Bee Jay’s Garden Services 9397 6264, 0412 509 526 LAWYER JK Legal Your Family Law Team 6/26 Prospect Rd Armadale Ph: 6196 0401 massage therapist Mensana Professional Massage Service Steven Rouse 0438 955 419 MEDICAL CENTRE Roleystone Family Medical Ctr Ph: 9397 7122 Unit 1/9 Wygonda Rd ORGANIC SHOP Earthbound Organics Open 7 Days 9.30am5.30pm Ph: 9397 7899 PAINTER Brush Worx Terry Griffiths 0430 115 178

PARTITIONS & CEILINGS Jacmo Partitions & Ceilings Mob: 0418 943 320 Barry: 9397 5598 PIANO TUITION Simply Music Emma 0488 630 811 PLUMBING ABM Plumbing Call Andy 0419 986 923 Office: 9293 7524 Findlay Plumbing & Gas Phone/Fax: 9390 1940 Mobile: 0409 297 939 PRINTING FN Grafix Call Fiona on 0400 428 119, 23 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone REAL ESTATE Roleystone Real Estate Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone 9397 6300 John 0419 912 469 Fraser 0439 092 248 RECREATION CENTRE Roleystone Recreation Centre 8 Wygonda Road Roleystone Ph: 9397 6538 ROOF restorations Total Roof Care Ring Steve 0419 854 587 SHOPPING CENTRE Roleystone Supa IGA 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone SC Ph: 9397 5549, 9397 5585 SIGNWRITING Fineline Signs Adam 0401 781 341 stockfeeds Feedman Stockfeeds 70 Mills Road West Martin Ph: 9398 2242 TILING Anfield Tiling Service Wall & Floor Tiling Phone Chris 0421 222 138 tool centre Toolmart Aust P/L Sales, Service, Spares & Repairs Kelm 9390 9000 TRAVEL AGENTS Travelways Ph: 9490 2100 Fax: 9490 3622 1, 2223 Albany Hwy Gosnells Travelworld Ph: 9497 2554 Fax: 9497 2949 2/182 Jull St Armadale

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1800 643 000, Samaritans 9381 5555, Life Line 13 11 14, Relationships Australia 1300 364 277, Quitline 13 78 48, Prostate Cancer Foundation 1800 220 099, Suicide Helpline 1300 362 787, Cancer Helpline 13 11 20, Drug Info 1800 069 700, Gamblers Assist 1800 633 635, Mens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 000 599, Womens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 007 339, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800, For Passenger Assistance on Transperth Train Services call 1800 800 022, Illegal Dumping Hotline: 1300 766 541

What’s On

– your local community calendar

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

Roleystone Toy Library

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joinNOW! now! JOIN we Sat Weare areopen openTues Wed1.45-2.30pm 11.30-12.15 &&Sat

9.30-10.30am the school term. 9.30-10.30am during school term. ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE

Any enquiries please call 9496 1115 or HEATHER WHITEHEAD 9496 0119 email

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



Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Confidence, Respect & Discipline Confidence, Respect & Discipline Improve your personal well being & Improve your personal well being & Improve your social awareness Improve yourPh. social awareness Enquiries 9397 5688 KIDSEnquiries Ph. ADULT Enquiries 9397 9397 5688 or5688 0419 946 661 or 0419Ph. 946 661 CLASSES KIDS ADULT Qualified Karate NCAS Accredited CLASSES or Instructor 0419 946& 661


FreeInstructor créche available Qualified Karate & NCAS Accredited


Free créche available NewTraining Training Times for Tuesdays Training & Thursdays Days Times2012 Roleystone Hall Jnrs 5.30-6.30pm 6.30-8pm & Thursdays(up to 12yrs), JnrsSnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah Tuesdays (13yrs & up), Jnr Beginners & White Belts Tuesdays only Training Days Training Times Roleystone Hall Closed during school holidays Snrs (13yrs & older) 6-7.30pm Rds, Roleystone

This community group is proudly supported

by The Valley Reporter


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


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

For enquiries phone Gerry 9397 5730

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

The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports roLEYstonE kArAtE

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

Noel 9397 6370 Rob 9397 5406



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


Bookings and and keys for public court hire are available through Bookings through the the Roleystone Video Network Store, Jarrah Shops - 9496 Roleystone VideoRoad Phone: 9496 16161616. PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. Email: PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. E: Wendy 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

Tickets available at Network Video, Roleystone 9496 1616 This community group is proudly supported by The Valley Reporter

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Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull St, Armadale Ph: 9399 0410 Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone Ph: 9496 1171 Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone Ph: 9397 9000 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 2012. Showcasing the latest in Horticultural Machinery. Gates open 9-4.30 Adults $10, Pensioners & Children over 12yrs $5, Children under 12yrs FREE. Karragullen Oval, Old Station Rd Karragullen 113th Kelmscott Annual Show October 2012 Rushton Park, Kelmscott. General Enquiries 9495 4001 email: Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2013 Ph: 9293 8263 Email: Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Highway Roleystone. For Bookings Ph: 9397 5730. Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone. Ph: 9397 7899 Kalamunda District Bridge Club holds weekly day & evening sessions for both competitive and social bridge. A beginners’ course commences on Oct 3rd 7pm. Contact Andy Leal 9291 6451 or email: If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section please feel free to submit your contact details to Email: thevalleyreporter@

At Roleystone Real Estate our priority is to achieve the very best possible price for your property, not just to sell it in record time...! Roleystone Real Estate has broken every property price record in almost every property category in the Roleystone district...! An average of 72% of the Roleystone Market share... buyers come to RRE first... (next highest agency has 8%)! ONLY Roleystone agent that is affiliated with ! Dynamic and enthusiastic sales team that strives for only the very best. !

Which is why...

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Roleystone Real Estate has been the highest selling Real Estate Agency since 2001!

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