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February 2014


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Welcome to the February 2014 edition of Your Child in Whittlesea! I hope you have all had an enjoyable holiday season and have come back refreshed and ready for another year. This year, we are starting a new section in our magazine, What’s On in Whittlesea, which will be replacing and extending our previous Community Noticeboard. If you have a FREE community event or a volunteer run organisation that provides a service to the community, please feel free to e-mail info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au with relevant information (ie. days, dates, location, description and contact details) and space permitting, we would be happy to include these in our listing. Another exciting new announcement for 2014. We are offering a FREE online subscription service to our electronic version of Your Child in Whittlesea to all our readers! So, if you would like to receive Your Child in Whittlesea directly to your inbox, enter the following URL http://eepurl.com/Mz5y5 into your browser and this will provide you access to our direct e-mail subscription form. Enter your name and email address, hit the subscribe button and you will never miss a single issue of ‘Your Child in Whittlesea’ again! Finally, we are launching our first competitions for 2014. Up for grabs is the opportunity to be our May cover model, as well as some fantastic prizes from our valued advertisers. Would you like to see Your Child become our May Cover Child? See page 11 for details on how to enter, and the prizes on offer. One of our advertisers, Yarra Valley Water, is also running a competition on page 17. Please “LIKE” us on www.facebook.com/yourchildinwhittlesea for regular updates and special offers from our advertisers. Remember to shop local and support our wonderful advertisers, who make it possible for this magazine to be FREE to families like yourselves. Thank you for being a part of this community.

Christine Ernest

Happy New Year to all our wonderful readers Hope 2014 will be a great year for us all!

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SCHOOL OF THE MONTH Ivanhoe Grammar School is committed to offering a range of learning opportunities and developing individual students' talents. As part of this commitment the School offers a range of scholarships such as Academic Scholarships and FO Watts General Excellence Awards. Academic Scholarships are offered to students entering Year 7 and Year 10. The FO Watts General Excellence Awards are awarded to students entering Year 7 or Year 10 on the basis of sound academic potential, demonstrated leadership skills, recognised citizenship qualities and a particular talent in one or more of the following areas: visual arts, music, performing arts or sports. As Director of Admissions and Community Engagement, Paul Walsh explained, “The idea behind the Ivanhoe Grammar School Scholarship Program is to create opportunities for talented students to attend the School, who may not necessarily be in a position to afford full fees. Our most popular offering is the FO Watts General Excellence Award which acknowledges students who are academically strong, but also have proven leadership talents and strengths in various co-curricular areas. Through the application process, we are able to find out a lot about the candidates and they can ask plenty of questions about the School as well.�

Open Days at Plenty Campus in 2014 Wednesday 12 February 9 am Closing date for Academic Scholarships: Tuesday 6 May 9 am Monday 17 February 2014 Saturday 26 July 9 am Examination date: Saturday 22 February 2014 Meet the Head of Campus FO Watts General Excellence Awards Wednesday 20 August 9 am Closing date for applications: Friday 21 March 2014 Twilight Tour Senior Years Academic Scholarships Plenty Campus Year 10 Information Evening: Thursday 5 June 2014 at 7pm Thursday 23 October 5 pm 2015 Scholarships

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16 July 2014 Examination Date: Wednesday 23 July 2014 2016 Scholarship Information Evening: Tuesday 18 November 2016 7 pm

For more information regarding scholarships please contact the Registrar on: (03) 9490 3426 or scholarships@ivanhoe.com.au or

visit our website

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ENROL for the 2014 School Year visit: www.nestorascollege.vic.edu.au or contact Nestoras College direct on (03) 8300 0270 Μαμά και Μπαμπά! Θέλω να πάω στο Ελληνικό Σχολείο.

Nestoras Greek College ESTABLISHED 1975

39 YEARS Servicing the Community VCAA (V.C.E.) reg. no 01766 •Kinder •Prep •Primary •Secondary •V.C.E. Extensive Cultural Program •History •Mythology •Religion •Musical Instrument Tuition •Singing •Theatre •Dance Mondays - Thomastown Secondary College 4.45pm - 8.15pm Wednesdays - Doncaster Secondary College 4.45pm - 8.15pm Fridays - Thornbury High School 4.45pm - 8.15pm To advertise in Your Child in Whittlesea Call 9715 2630

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Angel Lane Framed Baby Hand & Feet Sculptures Maternity Belly Casting Home Visits, Group Discounts & Gift Vouchers Available Combined Sculpture & Photography Packages

www.angellane.com.au www.facebook.com/angellanebabysculptures

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is turning one in May as part of our celebrations we are giving away the opportunity for one of our young readers to be featured on the front cover of our birthday issue

YOUR CHILD could BE OUR may COVER CHILD! We are also giving away some great prize packages courtesy of our wonderful advertisers

2nd prize

1ST PRIZE

a framed 3D hand & feet sculpture a free professional photoshoot courtesy of angel Lane & 1 free 8" x 10" print (valued at $190) courtesy of image of you photography plus a free mini photoshoot (valued at $275) & 1 free 5" x 7" print* plus the opportunity to be our cover child *for use in sculpture frame in our special May 2014 issue (valued at $110) (valued at over $500) Courtesy of image of you photography

3rd prize a voucher for one term free at ready steady go kids courtesy of Ready Steady Go Kids (valued at $183.50)

to enter, upload a photo of your cute little cover model onto our facebook page, with their name & age www.facebook.com/YourChildinWhittlesea or email a photo, name & age to: info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au

closing date: March 31st 2014 Terms & Conditions: Decision of the judges is final. Winners will be notified and their names will be posted on our Facebook page and published in our May issue. The winner of the first prize is required to be available for the cover photo shoot which will be scheduled at a suitable time between the 1st and 15th of April 2014. Prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and are not redeemable for cash. Prize offers must be used before the 31st of December 2014.

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ADVERTISE HERE THIS SPACE IS AVAILABLE FROM ONLY

$125* per month

family day care ... A desire to succeed A child qualiďŹ ca on or willingness to study A warm and secure family focused home

Working with Children Checks & Police Checks Apply Approved by the Australian Government Rated as Exceeding Na onal Standard

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Who we help: - Autism/Asperger’s - Developmental Delays - Sensory Processing Disorder - Learning Disabilities - Gross/Fine Motor Delays building blocks - Attention/Concentration Therapy Difficulties - Coordination Difficulties - Handwriting Problems We specialize in creative and playful - Social Difficulties - Downs Syndrome occupational therapy that helps children reach their full potential through optimal learning. - Cerebral Palsy - & More Serving children from infancy through

adolescence, Building Blocks Therapy offers professional evaluation, consultation and intervention services

contact: Lize Roos on 0400 514 424 turning I can’t into I can

lize@buildingblockstherapy.com.au www.buildingblockstherapy.com.au

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Mill Park Community Care provides professional and compassionate counselling to people in our community, offering individual, couple and family counselling for a range of issues

For enquiries or to book an appointment

Call 0405 197 192 office@millparkcommunitycare.org.au

Mill Park Community Care Professional Counselling Kathryn Jensen

Deb Shepherd

BA (CC) Grad (CCAA)

BA (CC) Grad Dip (CC)

Located within Mill Park Baptist Church 11 Morang Drive Mill Park

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iSmileOrthodontics

Free Consultation includes:

• digital records • a thorough assessment of your treatment needs • a personalised report with our findings & suggestions

Contact us on 04888 SMILE / 0488 876 453 Bundoora | Mernda | Taylors Hill | Caroline Springs | Cairnlea

School Holiday and After School appointments available

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PACIFIC EPPING HIGH STREET General gym 5-12 years Kindergym 2-5 years Holiday Programs

Catering GYMNASTICS for boys and girls

Youth/club events

Birthday parties

Adult Gym Fitness

Mini Display Ads Include your Logo or photo

67mm x 43mm ONLY.... $45pm x 12 months or $50pm x 6 months

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Handy Phone Numbers Emergency Numbers Ambulance Fire DIAL 000 Police Victoria State Emergency Services Hospitals

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Northern Hospital................................................... Austin - Heidelberg................................................. Box Hill Hospital...................................................... Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville).......................

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Crisis Centres Poisons.................................................................... Kids Help Line.......................................................... Lifeline..................................................................... Suicide Helpline - (Victoria only)............................. Nurse-on-Call.......................................................... Child Protection - (After Hours Service).................. Domestic Violence Crisis Centre............................. Sexual Assault Service (After Hours)....................... Centres Against Sexual Assault................................ Victims of Crime Helpline....................................... LifeCircle - HOPELINE.............................................. SANDS* Vic...*Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline

13 11 26 1800 551 800 13 11 14 1300 651 251 1300 606 024 13 12 78 1800 015 188 or 9373 0123 9349 1766 1800 806 272 1800 819 817 1300 364 673 13 000 SANDS/13 000 2673 1800 686 268

Your Local Police Station . Epping Police.......................................................... Kinglake Police........................................................ Mill Park Police....................................................... Whittlesea Police ...................................................

9409 8100 57861333 9407 3333 97162102

Other Whittlesea City Council....................................

9217 2170

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Kids Corner

Hey Kids you can be a ‘Your Child STAR’ share your jokes, recipes, puzzles, fun facts or photos with other Kids in Whittlesea Contact us: Kids Corner PO Box 40 Doreen 3754 email: info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au ph: 9715 2630 To advertise in Your Child in Whittlesea Call 9715 2630

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Contents & Index of Advertisers Your quick guide to everyone and everything in Your Child... Articles 6 Encourage them to shine in the New Year 10 Valentines Day and Children 12 School is back...so... 14 How to juggle being a mum and earn an income 16 Back in action - keeping active and healthy 18 Messy Play 20 Busting the parenting myths... 22 When to Check Your Kids’ On-line Trail 24 Your Most Valuable Asset

Competitions 11 Cover Child Competition 17 Yarra Valley Water Competition

Regular Features 2 Editors Noticeboard 5 Business of the Month - Ivanhoe Grammar School 25 Business Directory 26 What’s On in Whittlesea 28 Handy Phone Numbers 29 Kids Corner

Your Child Business Opportunity Call 1300 657 996 or visit: www.yourchildin.com.au

Business Opportunity

Party Supplies

15 Kids Matter Family Day Care 31 Your Child Magazine

25 Nat’s Party Supplies

Cakes & Cupcakes 25 Sweet Temptation

Child Care Centres 19 Sutherland’s Child Care

Personal Development 25 Living Your Dreams

Photography 9 Danni Blaze Photography 25 Image of You Photography

Child Sponsorship

Restaurants/Café

21 Destiny Rescue

25 Hog’s Breath Café

Counselling

Shopping Centres

21 Mill Park Community Care

8 Pacific Epping

Education/Schools

Sports/Fitness

3 Gilson College 7 Nestoras College 13 Plenty Valley Christian College 32 Ivanhoe Grammar School

9 Ready Steady Go Kids 19 Get Active Sports 25 Gymsports Academy

Health & Well-Being 17 Yarra Valley Water 19 Building Blocks Therapy 23 iSmile Orthodontics

Mother & Baby 9 Angel Lane Baby Sculptures 25 Smart Bibs

If you have a community event or activity happening in the Whittlesea council area Email to: info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au

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