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Volume 4

March 2019


FROM THE EDITOR

ABOUT US

Hi, In the blink of an eye, autumn clothes are carried to the front again in the wardrobe. One day in Melbourne really brings you the experience of four seasons. I notice some flu is coming around. So please take great care of yourself. I went to a shop to get my daughter a 1/10 violin. It is a small shop but it was crowded with parents and children. People are buying, renting or replacing their musical instruments, including violin, viola and cello. I was completely overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of music from our council residents. I know most of these children will not take up music as a career. But they are not wasting their childhood either. Music is such a wonderful beauty. I am glad that Monash residents put so much value on their children’s music education. I believe every effort brings an outcome, being big or small. You are doing very well, parents. You should be proud of yourself.

● Your Child in Monash is published monthly for the mums, dads and grandparents of the Monash and surrounding areas. ● 5000 copies monthly are distributed in the Monash and surrounding areas. ● Estimated readership of 15,000. ● If you would like to contribute an article or products for competitions feel free to contact us. ● For advertising enquiries please email or give us a call.

Thank you for taking Your Child into your home and please support local business Editor Rachel Blake Call 0425 30 1986 Design & Layout Kirill Blake Email info@yourchildinmonash.com.au Ad Sales Rachel Blake and visit our Facebook page facebook.com/YourChildInMonash www.yourchildinmonash.com.au Your Child Areas Available for Advertising in VIC: Banyule & Nillumbik l Boroondara l Casey & Cardinia l Manningham l Monash l Whitehorse l Whittlesea 4

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Maria Montessori Preschool Member of the Montessori Australia

751 - 755 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, 3150 www.mariamontessori.com.au

Give your child the best foundation for future learning and living. Maria Montessori Preschool provides firstclass care and education for children from 3 to 6 years of age in a stimulating environment. With over 30 years experience the qualified Montessori teachers will give your child the opportunity to experience enjoyment in learning and achieve a strong educational background. “The most important period of life is not the age of university studies but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. The more fully the needs of one period are met the greater will be the success of the next”. Dr. Maria Montessori (1870 - 1952)

“I can do it myself”

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Free Ac vi es - Group walking, tai chi and zumba

What’s on in Monash

March 2019

For more informa on please call 1800 500 088 or email media@leukaemia.org.au

Saturday 16 March Live at Warrawee Conert For more informa on please call 03 9518 3527 or email recrea on@monash.vic.gov.au

Sunday 3 March Clean Up Australia Day 4pm - 9pm Warrawee Park, Oakleigh For more informa on please call 03 9518 3636

Sunday 24 March Rang Barse - Fes val of Colours 10am - 12pm Oakleigh Golf Clb 2 Park Road, Oakleigh Call 03 9518 3761 for more informa on

Wednesday 13 March World’s Greatest Shave 11am - 6pm Monash University (Clayton campus) For more informa on please call 0427 274 462

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MadFun prices include food, drink and entertainment plus free Face Painting for every child Various Sessions for children 4 yrs to 12 yrs

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Call 03 9501 0011 We offer: • Qualified trained technicians • Nationwide warranty • New car servicing which won’t void your manufacturer’s warranty • Complimentary car wash & interior vacuum with every service • Courtesy pick up & delivery service for our locals (within 10km’s and by prior arrangement)

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Open Days 2019: Wednesday 13 March 9am-12pm ● Strong Academic Performance Thursday 23 May ● Small Classes 9am-12pm

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Sand Sculpting Australia extends its popular Peter Pan exhibition

As the new home of Sand Sculpting Australia on the Mornington Peninsula, Boneo Maze became one of the Peninsula's most popular attractions this summer, transforming the story of Peter Pan incredible sand sculptures, set in 27 acres of lush gardens and wetlands. The event has welcomed 1,500 visitors on an almost daily basis to the four metre high sand sculptures which have been created by international artists. Boneo Maze Event Director Evie Wittingslow said “We have been so thrilled to welcome so many families, grandparents and groups to the Maze this summer. The oppotunity to just relax together in the gardens and along wetland boardwalks, enjoy the sand sculptures and be inspired to create personal sand artworks or enjoy the Adventure Zone was a hit. Families across Victoria have welcomed the chance to reconnect in the outdoors with each other. While discovering a classic story that's loved across the generations.” Ms Wtiingslow said that the fifteen awardwinning international and Australian sand sculptors, which have been intricately carved from over 3, 500 tonnes of sand into sand artworks have weathered the summer well. Visitors will also enjoy exploring the hedge mazes, giant chess and outdoor games,

wetland and boardwalk trails, jumping castle, Kids Zone with sand play activities and Adventure Zone with Bungy Trampoline, Rock Climbing Wall, kids train and vintage carousel. Fast Facts and Figures 3,500 tonnes of sand carved into 12 feature sand sculptures with numerous supporting character sculptures Where Boneo Maze, 695 Limestone Rd, Fingal 3939 VIC Melways reference: 133 K10 Ticket prices Adults $15 Senior / Concession $12 Children (3-17 yrs) $10 Children U2 FOC Kids Activity Pass (includes Sand Sculpting activities) $18 *Group Booking (20+ price on Application) Entry prices cover all-day entry into the Sand Sculpting exhibition and sand play pit, 27 acres of lush gardens, hedge mazes, giant chess, jumping castle, outdoor games and puzzles, wetlands, bird-hide and boardwalk paths. *To receive the group booking rate you must pre-book. Group bookings can be made by phoning Tel 03 5988 6385 or events@boneomaze.com.au


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Kids Corner

March 2019

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Useful Information Emergency Numbers

Ambulance Fire Police

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DIAL 000

Hospitals Monash Hospital................................................. Austin Hospital...................................................... Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville).......................

9594 6666 9496 5000 9345 5522

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 Compassionate Friends Helpline GriefLine

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/1300 072 637 1800 686 268 1800 641 091 9935 7400 / 1300 845 745

Your Local Police Station 9566 1555 Glen Waverley ........................................................ If you provide a free service to our community and would like your phone number 9888 3757 Mount Waverley .................................................... included on this page please call 0425 301 986 9567 8900 Oakleigh.................................................................. 9543 3888 Clayton.................................................................... Other Monash City Council...................................................

9518 3555

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What’s on in Monash

Do what is BEST for your family

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School Refusal

Self-love is the best gift you can give your children

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Kids Corner

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Eye exams before school

Managing our children Back to School

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Cafes / Club / Restaurants Mulgrave Country Club Education / Early Learning / Schools Cantabile School of Music Karen Margaret Studio Maria Montessori School Reptile Encounter Starfish Early Learning Centre Victoria School of Languages Waverley Gymnastic Centre Health & Care / Sport Monash Link Health & Community Play / Care Centre / Museum The Big Goose RushHQ Services / Events BSC Workshop Madfun Sandstorm Stonnington Council Work From Home

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新年伊始,忙得不可开交,工作,孩子,一下子从假期恢复到忙碌的 三点一线,连睡觉都觉得是奢侈的。 跟国内的朋友聊天,抱怨起领导整天开会浪费时间,抱怨领导的施 压,抱怨领导的监视,朋友很困惑:“你在澳洲怎么还这么忙?” 朋友是来过澳洲的,以旅客的身份。在她们眼里,澳洲人都那么悠 闲。忙碌——跟这片大陆格格不入。而当她们坐在车里跟我说着这些感受 的时候,刚刚下班的我沿着海岸线开着车,也在青蓝青蓝的海景中放松眼 球。心却想着:旅游毕竟真是跟工作不一样。 所以,我们最喜欢的旅游国家:日本,也是如此吧。工作居住在日本 的人抑郁,游客却觉得吃吃玩玩买买实在太幸福了。原来只要身份一个小 小的转换,人生便可以是另一番风景。 看过一句话,说当你做了领导的时候,你会发现,最有效简捷的传达 信息方式就是开会。每次我坐在会议室里,总提醒自己去想着这句话。我 讨厌会议,那是因为我不是领导。这些领导开会也不是只是为了挥舞自己 权力的金杖。 可是有时候,我还是说服不了自己,简单的一个信息,一封邮件就能 传达的事情,为什么一定要在下班之后还留下来说一个多小时呢?还有那 些所谓的职业发展讲座,我不知道其他人是不是真的那么受益匪浅,每次 我都觉得这些在讲的人大概觉得我们都是小孩子,什么都不知道。心里一 个清晰的声音:这是在浪费我的生命,我的时间,我的自由。 我要什么自由?我要能决定自己时间的自由。就算这段时间我只是发 呆看着天空,也不愿意你们来告诉我怎么追求幸福。如今网络这么发达, 真的有价值的发言,想听随时可以听。而领导总喜欢强迫我去听一些我早 已经知道,甚至和我价值观完全不符合的东西。为什么领导们会觉得这些 谈话会对我们有所裨益呢?追求权力的人脑子里想什么我永远不懂,也不 会尝试去懂,再怎么卑微,也不能成为一个自己讨厌的人。 来澳洲之后深有感受的一点就是,民主,那是最好的,可惜世界上根 本没有绝对的民主;专制,好像也没有以前想的那么坏,起码人家不伪 装;最可憎的,就是假装民主的专制,什么事情都说要我们讨论讨论,但 是最后我们的想法一点都不会影响决策。我们的讨论就是做一个“民主” 的外壳而已。浪费时间,真的可耻。 有人事的地方总有官僚主义,再加上澳洲本身就是一个慢吞吞的国 家,政府一个电话要等上一个小时还少见吗?人浮于事,跟我们推崇的 “勤奋积极”完全背道而驰。这也是移民一代的一种苦恼吧。没来澳洲之 前,以为来了就会身心自由;来了澳洲之后,才发现,我从来不是一个能 能够完全解放自我的人,我的内心,会有愧疚,会有不安,会有愤恨。 而这些,又有谁能避免?谁能理解?

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