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October 2019

Vol. 3


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Editors Welcome Hello and welcome to the October 2019 issue of ‘Your Child in Casey and Cardinia’ I hope you have all had a smooth school holidays, your school kiddies are relaxed and ready to finish the year well, and that 2019 has been proving a happy, safe and healthy one for you! Each month, inside our free magazine, you will find: - Expert articles to help and inspire you on this amazing journey called parenting! - Information about local activities, services and events - We support local business by providing cost-effective advertising opportunities - and in turn help our readers ‘shop local This month we have some activities for the kids in our Kids Corner section, a divine recipe for White Chocolate lovers, and have our review of a local open space you may wish to visit. SPECIAL OFFERS this month are from: Aardy’s Jumping Castles, Impressionable Kids, Splash’s Swim School, Cricket Victoria, and Begin Bright. We also have a BOOK GIVEAWAY!!! Attention readers: Do you work in a local business? Are your clients local parents? Please get in touch – advertising space in Your Child in Casey and Cardinia is available, cost effective, and targeted to the local market. 0490 215 995 or info@yourchildincaseyandcardinia.com.au. Please enjoy the magazine, and thank you for your support.

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UNDER THE STARS Under the stars: Astrophysics for bedtime, transports curious kids and inquisitive adults on an incredible journey through the night sky. Kids will be able to explore the solar system from the comfort of their bedrooms, find out why the sky is blue, fly around a black hole and learn why Jupiter has stripes. It’s a book that will bring the night sky to life, giving amazing new perspectives to young explorers who are always asking - why? Lisa Harvey-Smith, author, and astrophysicist, is hoping her first children’s book will nurture young minds, providing a wonderful introduction into science and technology for kids - and their parents. “The cosmos is a fascinating new world for many, and I am excited to have translated my knowledge of this amazing subject for kids”, says Lisa.

Your Child in Casey and Cardinia has three copies of this wonderful book to giveaway. To Enter - draw a picture about ‘science’ scan and email to: info@yourchildincaseyandcardinia.com.au About the Author: Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award winning astronomer and professor at the University of New South Wales. She serves on the Australian Space Agency’s Advisory Group and is the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador. This is her first children’s book, and it is available now from all good book sellers.

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Out ‘n’ About in Casey & Cardinia

KOOLANGARRA PARK

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There were no bunyips hiding in the bushes at Koolangarra Park in Bunyip when we visited this month. There was however, a lot of fun to be had!

Mr 5 and Miss 3 did not want to leave!! It’s a fantastic little park, with BBQ’s and seating area, shade, and a great playground. There is also a BMX jump track for the older kids, great visibility and that wonderful country town vibe! Next time you are driving past, grab a picnic at the supermarket, or from one of the local eateries, and enjoy this hidden gem! Only 15 minutes from Pakenham, just a few minutes drive south of the freeway, Bunyip is worth a look! 8

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Trial classes for only $5 in Cranbourne West Come and have some Fun! Short 40 minutes classes www.gymofarts.com.au facebook.com/gymofarts info@gymofarts.com.au

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Useful Information to keep on your fridge or pin board

Hospitals Emergency Numbers

Casey Hospital....................................................................... Monash Medical Centre........................................................ St John of God Berwick Hospital........................................... Dandenong Hospital..............................................................

8768 1200 9594 6666 9709 1414 9554 1000

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....................... The 4C’s Crisis Relief Centre................................................... Cranbourne Information & Support Service..........................

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Your Local Police Station Narre Warren Police............................................................. Endeavour Hills Police.......................................................... Cranbourne Police................................................................ Pakenham Police...................................................................

9705 3111 9709 7666 5991 0600 5945 2500

Other City of Casey......................................................................... Cardinia Shire Council..........................................................

9705 5200 1300 787 624

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What’s Cooking

Super Easy Recipe

White Chocolate & Hazelnut Panna Cotta Ingredients - 1/2 cup thickened cream - 1/2 cup Milk - 1 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar - 50g white chocolate, finely chopped - 1 teaspoon powered gelatine - 1/3 cup chocolate hazelnut spread

Method 1) Place cream, milk and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes or until almost simmering (don’t boil). Remove from heat. Add half of the chocolate. Stir until chocolate is smooth. Pour mixture into a heat proof bowl. Sprinkle over gelatine. Whisk to dissolve gelatine. Cool for 10 minutes. 2) Spoon 1 tablespoon hazelnut spread into the base of 4 100ml capacity espresso glasses. Smooth top. Carefully pour cream mixture, over the back of a metal teaspoon, into each glass. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Remove from fridge 10 minutes before servicing. Decorate with the remaining chocolate. Serve

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CONTENTS 12 Independence and Intimacy 5 tips to help get the balance

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Scope Haileybury College Beaconsfield Dental Splash’s Doveton Special Soccer O’Shannessy ELC Thompson Parkway Kids Club Aardy’s Jumping Castles

Editors Welcome What’s in this jam packed edition of Your Child in Casey & Cardinia

Book Review Astrophysics for Bedtime. written by a highly qualifed author. Your Chance to WIN a copy

Out ‘n’ About In this month’s issue we review Koolangarra Park in Bunyip

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Benefits of Holloween for Kids

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Running...

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Kids Corner

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What’s On in the Community

It’s ok to be single, or is it? Violent video games

Cricket Victoria Begin Bright Gym of Arts Work from Home Puffing Billy FinancePath Impressionable Kids Hey Dee Ho Gently Does It

More things for the kids to do, packed into this issue

Useful phone numbers What’s Cooking

Glory Kids

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