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Edi EdittorsLetter orsLetter Welcome to the September magazine, How exciting is it ... Spring has arrived! Spring is one of my favourite times of the year. I really enjoy getting outside with my children and looking at all the beautiful flowers that are slowly emerging after Winter. Spring is also a great time to dust off your bike or start walking to school in the beautiful morning sunshine. This month there is a handy read for parents of children who suffer with Spring allergies on page 12, and a fantastic article on page 8 about the benefits of Reading to your children. For parents of older children page 24 has a must read on Helping your teen get their ideal job - in six steps!’ Your Child in Whittlesea this month is running a competition to win a Family Pass to the Royal Melbourne Show, see page 9 for more information. Don’t forget to have a look at Hanging with Hannah on page 10, this month Hannah visited Lorne Park in Lalor. If you have a favourite park for Hannah to come and visit, please email me to let us know where it is - info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au Wishing all the dads, step dads and grandpas a wonderful Father’s Day,

Rachel

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Nurture for today Learning for tomorrow Character for Life

Gilson College Gilson College is recognised as a place that builds character while striving for high academic results. Over the years it has produced more than just graduates ‌ It has produced people of integrity and Christian character that have values recognised and appreciated by the community. Gilson College does not try to be all things to all people. It simply aims to develop all things in all students. Over 1,000 years ago Confucius is credited with saying, “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.â€? Little has changed in the intervening years. It seems we have been created to learn best by activity participating in the process of education. With this in mind, the programs are student-centred and provide for many exciting opportunities for the students to actively participate in the process of their education. At around 15 years of age, young people undergo a change in their attitude and behaviour. In Year 9 Gilson College introduces students to the 'Learning 4 Life' program which enables young people to reflect on themselves, their life and the world in which they live. This program better prepares them for the next few years of schooling and on into life as they develop into competent citizens of Australia and the world. Gilson College serves the community with co-educational Christian education offering a comprehensive program in 2017 and beyond; from Foundation (Prep) to Year 10, adding Year 11 in 2018 and Year 12 in 2019. The College places an emphasis on the core values of respect, responsibility, resilience and learning. With enthusiastic and dedicated Christian teachers, Gilson College is a place for the most important investment in your life - your children.

Contact Gilson College on (03) 9717 7300 to receive more information. 370 Bridge Inn Road Mernda Vic 3754

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Monday

Valid at Mill Park Store Only. Voucher to be shown on purchase. Pick up ONLY. Not redeemable for cash or credit. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or online orders. Valid until 30th September 2017 One per person per order per day.

2 x Large Traditional Pizzas 1 x Herb & Garlic Squares 1 x 1.25L Soft Drink only $39.50 equal or lesser value

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Tuesday

Valid at Mill Park Store Only. Voucher to be shown on purchase. Pick up ONLY. Not redeemable for cash or credit. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or online orders. Valid until 30th September 2017 One per person per order per day.

Purchase any Upper Crust Pizza and receive a

Complimentary Large Pizza equal or lesser value

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Wednesday Valid at Mill Park Store Only. Voucher to be shown on purchase. Pick up ONLY. Not redeemable for cash or credit. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or online orders. Valid until 30th September 2017 One per person per order per day.

Purchase any Large Pizza & receive a Complimentary Medium Pizza equal or lesser value

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h a n n a H h t i w Hanging Lorne Park David Street, Lalor It was a very windy day when Hannah ventured out this month to Lorne Park and Playground in Lalor. Hannah really enjoyed the amount of play equipment that was available at this park. (I didn’t think she would ever leave ...!) The playground offers a basket swing, swing set, a large spinner, 6 different slides, a see-saw, 2 rockers and mul ple climbing frames for different age groups. There is play equipment suitable for all ages. The park also has a half basket ball court for older children, The facili es include - 2 undercover areas with tables and chairs, a couple of park benches, 2 drinking fountains and bins. However, again this park does not offer toilets and there is no BBQ. *Tip from Hannah - when it is windy, remember to always e long hair up and don’t wear a hat!


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Business Management, Accounting & CRM Software www.tbssoftware.com.au Contact Shannon - 0419 557 314 sales@tbssoftware.com.au

Now taking enrolments for term 3 Inviting all little dreamers into the magical world of dance. Where fairytales come alive in the studio.

NEW!! Kinder magical moves Junior combo (jazz/tap/ballet) Sub-inter jazz/acrobatics Senior hip hop CDA offers hot & cold beverages for parents whilst their child is dancing First 2 lessons FREE Director:Jayde ph 0424 250 713

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What’s On in Whittlesea Brainy Tots

Ages 18 months+ Mill Park Library Friday 8th & 22nd September 10.30am - 11.30am Help your toddler develop pre-literacy skills and a love of learning with games, books and technology.

Sensitive Art Class

Ages 5+ Whittlesea Library Saturday 16th September 10.00am - 1.00pm Join the Wings Support Group art class for sensitive children and families.

Reading Hour Bring your family for a cozy hour of bilingual stories. Thomastown Library Thursday 14 September 6.00pm - 7.00pm Ages 4+

Science Club

Ages 7+ Thomastown Library Thursday 14th September 4.00pm - 5.00pm Come have some science and tech fun at this after school club.

Grand Final Storytime Ages 1-8 Whittlesea Library Wednesday 27 September Wear your footy colours to this special storytime! 6.00pm - 7.00pm 22

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Kids Corner

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


MY DAD My Dad is ________________years old His hair is_________________________ and his eyes are __________________ My Dad likes to wear _______________________________________________ He loves to eat ___________________________________________________ He is very good at _________________________________________________ He is not very good at______________________________________________ My Dad works hard at ______________________________________________ My Dad always tells me _____________________________________________ It makes my Dad happy when ________________________________________ If he could go on a holiday he would go to:______________________________ and he would take _________________________________________________ I really love it when he______________________________________________ If I could give my Dad anything it would be _____________________________ My favourite thing about my Dad is ___________________________________ I Love You Dad, From _______________________________________________

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Useful Information Emergency Numbers Ambulance Fire Police

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

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

Articles

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8 Reading to your kids 12 Is your Child Allergy Prone in Spring 14 Let them Eat Cake 18 Family Holiday Mindset 20 Creating a Pet Friendly Garden 24 Helping your Teen get their Ideal Job

Regulars 4 Editors Letter 10 Hanging with Hannah 22 What’s On 26 Kids Corner 28 Useful Information

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