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Inside: Is my child shy or is it a sign of autism? The ‘Art’ of Packing. Turning tears into laughter’ - leaving a park or play date. Kids Corner and much more ... Volume 8

Your Local Family Magazine

March 2020


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Edi t orsLetter EditorsLetter Welcome to the March issue of Your Child in Whittlesea, With school and activities now back and in full swing it is hard to find that little bit of me time. Why not treat yourself to a quick, quiet cuppa and have a look at some of the articles in this months magazine. Page 20 has an Interesting read Turning tears into laughter’ leaving a park or play date. There is an informative article on page 6 Is my child shy or is it a sign of autism? Einstein helps me with my computer & my (grand) parenting! can found on page 18, has some useful tips on the challenges of parenting and The Art of Packing on page 24 is a really good giggle! Kids in the Kitchen’ on page 27, has this month’s Mini Chef Hannah making healthy, yummy fruit icy poles, fantastic for a warm day. Hanging with Hannah is not in this edition as Hannah has just started school and we didn’t manage to get to the park -keep an eye out for her return next month. What’s On has lots of community activities and events happening - these including the Kinglake Country Fair, Whittlesea Community Festival and Whittlesea Colour Run, see page 22 for more details. If you know of any community events coming up that could be featured in What’s On, please email to let us know - info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au I hope enjoy reading the March magazine,

Rachel

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It was another successful year at The Kilmore International School (TKIS) for students undertaking the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in 2019. A majority of the graduates scored an ATAR above 90 and 30% scored an ATAR of 95 or more. Although a high ATAR might give you an interview or university offer, to get the job or make a difference you will be someone who can think critically and creatively, speak and write persuasively, adapt to new challenges and collaborate with and influence others. TKIS strives to deliver these personal and socials. The preparation for academic success in Year 12 starts much earlier and demand for the school, particularly from local communities, is increasing. TKIS has now opened a second Year 6 class to meet demand and ensure their students are achieving a rich education experience as they navigate the middle-years programme. "The primary school teachers at TKIS make sure every student gets the care and support they need in all subjects in a way they can understand the topics" says Katie Jones who joined TKIS last year in Year 6. Aarushi SODHI, a Middle School student in Year 9 agrees. "The comforting environment of the school created by the teachers and other students has given me confidence in myself and allowed me to discover my true academic potential." The school is well serviced by two bus routes and a local train station. Visit the school's website at www.kilmore.vic.edu.au for more details on the upcoming International & Open Day, as well as information regarding scholarships, school tours and enrolments. 8

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WHAT’S ON AT CASA D’ABRUZZO CLUB

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Partners, together in your child's journey! l Rated as 'Exceeding' the National Quality Standards l Education and care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years l 3 & 4 year old Funded Kindergarten l Extra Curricular activities provided at no additional cost 12

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What’s On in Whittlesea

Messy Makers Thomastown Library Bird Feeders Tuesday 3 March 3.30pm–5.00pm Drawing Club Tuesday 10 & 24 March 3.30pm–5.00pm

AUTUMN BOOK BINGE Image : Drawing with Us www.drawingwithus.com

Draw Manga Learn how to draw basic manga faces and create different kinds of characters and expressions in this beginner workshop with art group Drawing With Us. Ages 13+ Mill Park Library Tuesday 7 April 3.30pm–4.30pm

A Magical Performance Laugh and enjoy the magic with comedic magician, Luigi Zucchini. In partnership with Thomastown Neighbourhood House. Thomastown Library Saturday 7 March 11.00am–12.00noon 22

Whether you’re an avid reader, a lapsed reader, or just want to start reading, the Autumn Book Binge is for you! From March to May take part in 9 different reading challenges and enter a monthly competition: all while boosting your health, wellbeing, happiness and enjoying pure escapism. For more information about the program at YPRL visit your local library or discover more at www.slv.vic.gov.au/AutumnBookBinge

Storybox Saturdays Watch fantastic children’s stories told by Australian actors and performers. Thomastown Library Saturday 21 March 11.00am–12.00noon

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Sunday March 22nd 2020 11am - 4pm 1 Recreational Road Kinglake West

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Whittlesea Colour Carnival Holi & Colour Fun Run BIGGER, BETTER and BRIGHTER Sunday 8th March 2019 12.00pm - 9.00pm Whittlesea Council Office Grounds 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang Play with colour powder, live DJ, carnival rides, food trucks, market stalls and more ...

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Kids Corner Autumn Word Search

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n e h c t i K e h t n i Kids With Hannah y h t l Hea s e l o P y Ic

Ingredients: 12 large strawberries (sliced in halves) 1 large ripe banana (peeled, cut into chunks & frozen} 1/2 cup pineapple juice (or orange juice) Method: Step 1 - Blend all the ingredients on high un l smooth approx. 2 minutes. Step 2 - Pour the popsicle mixture into the icy pole mould. Step 3 -Place into the freezer and freeze for 8 hours or overnight - overnight is recommended for easy removal.


Useful Information Emergency Numbers Ambulance Fire Police Hospitals

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

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Crisis Centres Poisons.................................................................... Parentline Victoria................................................... 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........................................................ Mernda Police......................................................... Mill Park Police....................................................... Whittlesea Police ...................................................

9409 8100 57861333 9216 1200 9407 3333 97162102

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

Articles

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6 Is my child shy or is it a sign of autism? 14 Maker Month - YPRL 18 Einstein helps me with my computer & my (grand) parenting! 20 Turning tears into laughter’ leaving a park or play date. 24 The ‘Art’ of Packing. 29 Life is like a boomerang What you give you get back!

Regulars 4 Editors Letter 22 What’s On 26 Kids Corner 27 Kids in the Kitchen 28 Useful Information

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Casa D’Abruzzo Club Dance Majic Thomastown Hume Anglican Grammar Inflatable World Little Ballet Stars Little Flyers ELC Little Learners ELC Marymede Catholic College Myndful Yoga Scope St Paul the Apostle TBS Software The Kilmore International School Whittlesea Council - Festivals Whittlesea Council - Immunisation YPRL - Early Years Expo YPRL - Maker Month YMCA Plenty Valley - Whittlesea

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St Paul the Apostle Catholic Primary School “Engaging with the World” “I think therefore I am.” (Rene Descartes - French Philosopher 1596 - 1650)

“Our class is like a persuasive piece of writing or a tug of war, sharing different perspectives, finding ways to agree, bouncing off each other, looking for answers, trying to persuade each other.” (Year Five Student) “I used to just look on the surface, here I am challenged to go beyond.” (Year Six Student)

“We are a collective family and we collaborate, so we can branch off other people’s ideas.” (Year Five Student)

School Tours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9.30am by appointment 80 Bassetts Road Doreen 3754 Phone: 9216 2000 or email: office@spadoreen.catholic.edu.au Website: www.spadoreen.catholic.edu.au Principal: Mr Phil Doherty

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