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Water safety is a lifelong skill.

Let’s talk about School Readiness.

Yoga made easy to use with Children.

Baby’s First Christmas.

Kids Corner and much more ...

Volume 7

November 2019


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Edi EdittorsLetter orsLetter Welcome to the November magazine, In this months magazine we have more great articles for you to read, Let’s talk about School Readiness on page 6. Page 11 has some practical information about Yoga made easy to use with Children, I’m hoping to try this with my children over the next few weeks. This month we also have an informative articles on page 14 relating to Water safety skills and on page 26 Remembrance Day. Now its time to make a cuppa and find a nice quiet place, maybe in the sun shine and have a quick read. With the beautiful warm weather around it is time to get outside and have fun. There are plenty of activities to keep the family entertained this month, see What’s On, page 20. Just a quick reminder the local Whittlesea Show is on the 2nd - 3rd November, here Hannah is enjoying patting the pony at the Animal Nursery and page 27 has details for the Remembrance Day Service at Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Tower. If you know of any community events coming up that could be featured in What’s On, please email me, so it can be included - info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au

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I hope you enjoy reading the November edition

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h a n n a H h t i w g Hangin Rippon Lea Park Rippon Lea Parade, Mernda

This month Hannah visited Rippon Lea Park, for a play in the beau ful spring sunshine. The park is very quiet and has lovely surroundings, plus we were treated to the pre y wild daisies ... great for making daisy chains and fair crowns! The park has some great play equipment - a windy slide, a baby slide, a small climbing wall, a baby swing and a child’s swing, and lots of things to climb over and across .Other facili es include: a shelter with sea ng, a bbq, a rubbish bin and a drinking fountain, 6 park benches, and a half basketball court. Hannah p off the month - always make me to look out for flowers, rocks and bugs ... you never know what you could spy!.

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Christmas Trees 1st Craigieburn Scout Group will deliver a freshly cut Christmas Tree to your door. That’s one less thing you have to worry about this Christmas Season. Online ordering: www.scoutxmastrees.com

Delivery dates: 24th November 30th November & 1st December 7th & 8th December Any queries – email orders@scoutxmastrees.com or call Greg 0419 886 907

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What’s On in Whittlesea Thomastown Craft Market This market features crafts, bric-a-brac, BBQ, coffee Cart and kids craft studio. In partnership with the Thomastown Neighbourhood House. Thomastown Library Saturday 2 November 10.00am–1.00pm

Storytime in the Gardens A special storytime. We will be walking together to Ziebell’s Farmhouse. Meet outside library. Thomastown Library Tuesday 19 November 10.00am–11.30am

Twilight Market Browse stalls featuring local businesses and community organisations. Grab something to eat from the food van and enjoy live music. Mill Park Library Thursday 21 November 6.00pm–9.00pm

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Recycling Week Craft Create a masterpiece using items donated from our local Salvo’s charity store. Lalor Library Wednesday 13 November 3.30pm–5.00pm

Growing Children, Thriving Children Lou Harvey-Zahra is a teacher, international presenter and popular parenting author. This session is based on her newly released Growing Children, Thriving Children: Raising 7–12 year olds with confidence and awareness. Adults Eltham Library Monday 18 November 7.00pm–8.00pm

Storybox Saturday Watch fantastic children’s stories told by Australian actors and performers. Thomastown Library Saturday 23 November 11.00am-12.00 noon

Kids Summer Gardening Matt from Links Community Garden will encourage kids to get involved in their gardens at home this summer in this fun potting session. Ages 5+ Lalor Library Saturday 30 November 2.00pm–3.00pm Shop Local and mention Your Child In Whittlesea


Open Day Epping CFA Sunday November 10, 2019 10.00am - 2.00pm Epping Fire Station, 2 Oherns Road, Epping Activities Include: A rescue demonstration Fire truck interaction and hose squirting Fire safety show Giant jumping castle, BBQ Petting zoo, Raffle Balloon tying, And much more!

Summer Reading Club

Hawkstowe Music Sunday November 17, 2019 12.00pm - 5.00pm Hawkstowe Picnic Area, Plenty Gorge Park Cost - Adult $5 and Child $2 Plenty Valley Arts presents a relaxing afternoon of music in the park. An enjoyable family day, with children’s activities and great music. The Mill Park garden club will be running a BBQ, and selling Devonshire tea and plants. All monies raised will go towards the Le Page homestead and the orchard.

Ages 3–18 Summer Reading Club is our way to encourage reading over the summer holidays. It is free to join, there are incentive prizes as your child reads, as well as heaps of activities and events. The more they read the more chances to win prizes! Children, young people and families can engage and celebrate all stories and the languages in which they are told. Your can read, write, draw, play and discover your way through a summer of story-fun through a wonderful program of events. Stories are everywhere, waiting to be discovered and made! For more information about registering or upcoming events visit www.yplr.vic.gov.au All Library Branches Sunday 1 December – Friday 31 January

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World Nursery Rhyme Week 18th to 22nd November 2019

rs u a s o n i D 5 Little Five little dinosaurs trying hard to roar, One stomped away and then there were four. Four little dinosaurs hiding near a tree, One stomped away and then there were three. Three little dinosaurs peeking out at you, One stomped away and then there were two. Two little dinosaurs ready now to run, One stomped away and there was one. One little dinosaur not having any fun, He stomped away and then there were none. To advertise in Your Child in Whittlesea Call 0455 312 166

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KidsSpring Corner

10 Differences to find 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 280 Doreen 3754 email: info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au ph: 0455 312 166


n e h c t i K e h t n i s d Ki With Ruby Festive Trie Ingredients: 2 x packets of jelly canned apricots or other fruit custard (homemade or bought) whipped cream crushed nuts

Method: Step 1 - Prepare both packets of jelly, according to packet instruc on and set aside to cool. Step 2 - Placed the drained apricots (or other fruit) at the bo om of a large glass serving dish. Step 3 - Place Swiss roll slices (or other cake slices) decora vely up the side of the serving dish. Step 4 - Pour in custard (either home made or bought) to cover all cake and refrigerate un l ďŹ rm. Step 5 - Cut jelly into squares and place on top, then add whipped cream and crushed nuts for decora on.

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Friends of Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park Inc. (KGT&P) This year the Friends of Kangaroo Ground Tower and War Memorial remember the local service personnel that have served for our freedom. Approximately 1000 residents enlisted in the 1st World War from the Shire of Eltham, this was a very high proportion of the local population. Most of the enlisted came from farms and were strong, upright men. Many would not return; the community and families would suffer terrible grief as news arrived of those loss. The Remembrance Day address will have a local flavour – looking at the sacrifice of these men, the sick, the wounded, the limbless and the many that did not return home. This touched the community consciousness and the local community wanted to show their gratitude for those that served King and Country by erecting a memorial monument. The Kangaroo Ground hill site was selected for the memorial with its breathtaking views. A local fundraising committee was organised, working bees where undertaken and nearby rocks collected, to build a small cairn of stones and a flagpole was erected on a slight depression point on the hill. A Scottish Peel Tower design was accepted for the memorial and local stone was then th used to build the tower in readiness for the dedication on 11 November 1926. The names of those who did not return would be recorded in brass REMEMBRANCE DAY 2019 letters on the honour board on the east side of the Memorial Tower. Friends of The Remembrance Kangaroo Ground Day service will War Memorial Park Inc. honour our service Invite you to hear about men and women the Shire to which WW1 from all theatres of veterans returned. war and will also reflect on the words Service Starts sharp at 10.30am, On 10.11.2019 spoken at the Park's 375 Kangaroo Ground - Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground opening in 1921.


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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 ...................................................

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

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Harry Helper early childhood education incursions for 3-5 year olds. Boost resilience and empathy through age-appropriate education in first aid and wellbeing With a focus on basic first aid such as calling 000, Harry Helper teaches foundational skills in health, safety and wellbeing. Every program meets specific EYLF outcomes as per the National Quality Framework.

Book a program for your school or centre now Kiraly Pugliese kiraly.pugliese@harryhelper.com 0458 892 546 www.harryhelper.com

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

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6 Let’s talk about School Readiness 11 Yoga made easy to use with Children 14 Water safety is a lifelong skill 18 Baby’s First Christmas 22 Six proven ways to give your child a head start in life 26 Remembrance Day

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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 To advertise in Your Child in Whittlesea Call 0455 312 166

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