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Volume 4

April 2016


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Welcome to the April edition of your Child in Whittlesea.

Here we are in April, autumn is here, the leaves are beginning to fall and the nights are getting cool. I hope the kids enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunts! Are you looking for a school to enrol your child or children in – then consider Gilson College, St Pauls the Apostle Catholic PS or Ivanhoe Grammar. Talking Turtles Speech Pathology can provide Speech, Language, Literacy, Social Skills, Fluency and ASD assessments & therapy for children 2-18 years I am always on the outlook for a location for a party – why not try Bundoora Action Sports/ Inflatable World. Are you looking for some activities for your kids, try Ready Steady Go's multi-sport program or Gymsports Academy of Movement and Excellence. Is it time for a visit to the dentist - Dentist of Plenty Valley in Whittlesea will give you “plenty” of reasons to smile. Don’t forget immunisation for your child or children- details of immunisation are enclosed. This month , why not take the kids to the Family Fun Day at Whittlesea Community Centre on Friday, 8th April from 10am to 4pm or to Kids Art In The Park at Hawkstowe Picnic Area in South Morang on Sunday, 10 April from 10 am to 2 pm. The City of Whittlesea has some great parks; I will be reviewing parks and playgrounds in my “Fun with Frances “page. If there is a park you would like to see included, please email or send a message on Facebook We would like to encourage kids to write in and share their stories, jokes and ideas. Children are also encouraged to have fun in our “Kids Corner”. We frequently have completions for our young readers, so keep an eye for details in our magazines or on our Facebook pages. The Your Child in Whittlesea Facebook page is regularly updated with news and events that are relevant to our readers, so make sure you visit our Facebook page and “like” to receive useful updates and be a part of the Your Child in Whittlesea community. Remember to shop local, support our wonderful advertisers and thank you for taking Your Child into your home. I hope you have a great month, enjoy reading our April issue. Editor Teresa Weir

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Due at: 6 Weeks 4 Months 6 Months 12 Months 18 Months 4 Years The City of Whittlesea have a great team of staff who understand needles can hurt a little, so they take time and care, ensuring the experience is the best it can be, for you and your child. Download a session timetable at www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/immunisation or telephone 9217 2170 for further information.

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Kids Art in the Park Bring the kids along to try different art activities such as painting, pottery and craft. Take a picnic and a rug or purchase food and drinks at the event. Sunday 10th April 10am-2pm Hawkstowe Picnic Area, South Morang

A little nature play Local nature provides wonder and learning. Children will explore with tools, listen to animals and maybe meet a local frog. Facilitated by Jane Bevelander and recommended for parents and carers of children between 2 and 5 years. Thursday 21st April 10.30 - 11.30am Parks and reserves in the City of Whittlesea. Contact Jane Bevelander 9380 8199


Fun with Frances

This month Frances and I had fun at Hilltop Park in Doreen. The park has a wooden adventure type playground with ramps leading to a high lookout. with a telescope, speak and listen systems and musical pipes. There are two metal slides, a high scrambling wall, walkways, tunnels, clock, rope ladder, spiral ladder, steering wheels, steps, climbing wall, tic tac toe, hanging discs, monkey rungs, flying fox, see saw and swings. Next to three rocking vehicles, there is a forest of tree stumps and speckled eggs. Nearby there is a large shelter with BBQ and tables, a water fountain. There are surrounding walk paths and a large grass area. Hilltp Park is suitable for both toddlers and older kids. Frances had so fun! We will definitely be coming back to this park. If there is park you would like me to review, please email info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au or send a message to me on Facebook.

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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 7117 Banyule 3084 email: info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au ph: 9455 2092 or 0459 947 711 To advertise in Your Child in Whittlesea Call 9455 2092 or 0459 947 711

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ANZAC DAY 25th April 2016

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Whittlesea RSL Monday 25th April 12.30 to 2 pm Service at Whittlesea Bowls Club 101 Church Street Whittlesea Followed by March to the Whittlesea War Memorial Returning to Whittlesea Bowls Club for refreshments after the March.

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Hospitals 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

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

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Contents & Index of Advertisers Your quick guide to everyone and everything in Your Child... Features Articles

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6 Autumn in the garden 9 Kids Matter 29 Business 8 4 Steps to happier Opportunity homework Early Learning 10 What is a speech 2 Little Flyers pathologist? Educational 12 Your child’s first 3 Gilson College dentist visit 18 Are you ready to start 31 St Paul the Apostle Catholic PS looking for work? 32 Ivanhoe Grammar 20 The importance of outdoor play Other 22 Self control and co- 5 Bayford Volkswagen operation Epping 26 What is ANZAC Day? 11 Talking Turtles Regulars Speech Pathology 4 Editors Noticeboard 13 City of Whittlesea Immunisation 14 What’s On 13 Dentist of Plenty 15 Fun with Frances Valley 25 Kids Corner 28 Handy Phone Sport Numbers 7 Ready Steady Go Community Kids 7 Action Indoor Sports 16 Immunisation Bundoora & Schedule Inflatable World 21 Blossom Park Kindergarten Family 9 Gymsports Academy of Movement & Fun Day Excellence 23 Dads Tuning into Kids 24 Family Fun Day 27 ANZAC Day Service

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