The last two days I have attended the PSA Athletics Carnivals for both our Prep and Senior Schools. What a joy it has been to see the enthusiasm and effort of the boys from long jump pit to hurdle to relay change. These events see the conclusion of a very successful PSA year for the School with Christ Church bringing home 7 of the 18 'titles' on offer. My sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the boys and staff who have been involved and to the parents who so often carry the reality of the collective and individual result home in the car!
Can I also thank all those members of the community (approximately 450) who took the opportunity to attend our Boys and Motivation seminar last Saturday afternoon. It was a very informative afternoon and our feedback was so affirming that we are looking to run a similar style of event next year. A summary of the presentations and copies of the overhead slides are available in the news story about the events this week.
The Centre for Pedagogy (the art and science of teaching) under the directorship of Mrs Julie Harris has, over the past three years, made a significant impact in our Christ Church classrooms. Mrs Harris has worked tirelessly to assist teachers, irrespective of their experience, to improve the quality of outcomes for our boys. She has observed hundreds of classes and given feedback to individual teachers and departments across the School. This feedback has, in turn, impacted upon the nature of the professional development for teachers which has taken place. To further support this vital work, I have this week appointed two additional staff who will work from the Centre next year. The first is Mrs Barbara Bosich who I have appointed as the Assistant Director of Pedagogy in the Preparatory School. Barbara brings an extraordinary wealth of experience to this role and she will pay particular attention to the quality of our pedagogy in the Prep School.
The second appointment formalises the work of Mr Shane McGurk who from next year will be known as the School’s E-Learning Facilitator. Shane, who has great expertise in, and enthusiasm for, this role will work across the School assisting staff with regard to their ICT needs in the classroom.
At the centre of our success as a school is the quality of our teaching and learning in all its contexts. I know that these two new appointments will help us to continue to enhance the quality of our staff and the work that they do with our boys.
We have had three exciting staff announcements this week. Firstly, Mr Brad Hilliard will remain in the Director of Studies role. Therefore, Mr Wayne Revitt has been appointed to the Director of Pastoral Care, Planning and Co-curricular. As referenced in the Headmaster’s comments above, the School has expanded the Centre for Pedagogy and has appointed Mrs Barbara Bosich to be the Assistant Director of Pedagogy - Preparatory School from the beginning of 2012. Consequently, the Headmaster has appointed Ms Holly Miller to be Co-ordinator of PP - Year 2. I know all of these people are very excited about the opportunities these new appointments will offer them, as am I, in the way in which their professional expertise will enhance the Prep School experience for our teachers and boys.
While discussing staff, some parents have begun sending requests regarding 2012 to various staff members. All requests concerning class placements for 2012 should be put in writing to me. May I ask that you do not request a particular teacher as all our teachers are of an excellent standard. I am presently discussing year group staffing with teachers and therefore year group placement has not been decided.
The class lists are devised by the Class List Panel comprised of the Director of Studies (Chair), Director of Pastoral Care, Planning and Co-curricular, Co-ordinator of the Learning Development Centre, School Psychologist and the present year’s class teachers. If you are writing to me, please do inform me of any factors you believe may better inform the Class List Panel of their decisions. We aim to balance the classes in terms of academic and social strength and need. It is a complex process and discussion and you can be assured that we have each boy’s best interests at heart.
Please come to Elba for a relaxing Mum's Night Out just before Term 3 ends. You can order nibbles, dinner or just drinks, whichever suits you. It is "pay as you go", so no obligation for funds in advance. Hope to see you there before the break!
Where: Elba, 29 Napoleon St Cottesloe
The Uniform Shop will be very busy receiving stock all through September and selling the new summer stock the first week of Term 4 between 18 - 21 October. We would love your help to assist us. There are morning shifts, school hours and afternoon shifts available. If you are interested in helping, please contact us by email for more details at email@example.com or phone Diana on 0417 130 681.
REMINDER: Prep School Music Department Fundraising Practice-a-thon
This fundraiser has been running through out August and I have already received 4 completed practice forms and donations for Christ Church House. Keep filling in your practice times, because soon it will be time to return your forms and count the money we've raised! Replacement forms are available from the Music Dept.
The amount of money raised will be announced at the end of term assembly.
For any queries, please contact Miss Seaman at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a reminder to all parents that there will be no Preparatory Chess Club in the last week of Term 3, Thursday 29 September.
Our athletes are back on track. Regardless of the final result of today’s Inters Athletics Carnival the School should be very pleased with the efforts made by those who are representing us this afternoon. Last Friday at the lead up Tri Meet those present saw all three 4x400m relay teams score stunning victories on the track and others, like Zac Speed U16, create new records in the Triple Jump. Special mention must also be made of our Year 12 athletes, who, led by Captain of Athletics, Sam Foster, have done everything that has been asked of them and more. The Under 13 age group has enormous potential and there have been very healthy numbers participating in training and, in many cases, competing for the first time.
On the academic front, the Year 12s have completed their final in-class assessments and the Year 10 and 11 students have made their subject selections for 2012. Staff members are currently completing the third term reports, which for Years 7 to 9 boys will consist of a grade, work practices and an effort. Years 10, 11 and 12 boys will receive a course mark, grade and effort. These reports will be mailed out in the final week of term.
Finally, as the Year 12 boys prepare for their Mock Trial Exams, the Year 11 boys have been asked to consider nominating for the role of House Prefect. Nominating Prefects will take on duties during this time. In the final week of term voting for House Prefects will take place. Boys in all year levels will participate in the voting.
At the beginning of Term 4 we would like to offer a Lego Club during lunchtime to any interested boys in the Preparatory School. The Club will run twice a week and it will provide an opportunity for the boys to build Lego creations and friendships. There will also be opportunities to construct a ‘virtual’ Lego creation online.
To get the Club started, we are asking for donations of any new or used Lego, Megablocks, Kinex or similar creative building blocks. The Club will be a wonderful opportunity for boys to construct, cooperate and converse, so any donations of Lego will be greatly utilised and appreciated!
Please give your donations to Rita Willard at the Preparatory School Reception.
The Uniform Shop will be very busy receiving stock all through September and selling the new summer stock the first week of Term between 18 - 21 October. We would love your help to assist us. There are morning shifts, school hours and afternoon shifts available. If you are interested in helping, please contact us by email for more details, email@example.com or phone Diana on 0417 130 681.
Expressions of interest are canvassed for all current Year 9, 10 and 11 boys, as well as girls from local schools (they do not have to be studying drama), who would be interested in the next drama tour to Los Angeles for three weeks in January 2013.
This will be a Midnite Youth Theatre Company tour and we will present a play at various schools and venues of note in this exciting and happening city.
Not all participants will need to be actors – there will be positions for technicians, stage managers and other non-performing roles.
Participants will experience workshops run by LA professionals in acting for film and improvisation. We will also meet actors and directors and get first hand information about the realities of working in theatre, film and television.
Theme parks will be on the itinerary with a couple of days spent at Universal Studios as well as time to hang out in various iconic neighbourhoods; Venice Beach, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, the Valley, down town, and the cultural district. We will also arrange some visits to the key universities in LA for those who are interested.
Los Angeles is the home of amazing theatre spectaculars as well as modern drama in smaller dynamic venues. Our Midnite tourists will see shows in both as well as visit the classic film theatres famous around the world and impressive West Coast art galleries.
A letter outlining the probable tour programme and the cost (estimated at about $6,000) will be available towards the end of this term. Please keep an eye on the newsletter for details.
There will be a presentation in the second week of Term 4 during which parents will be required to provide a deposit to secure a boys place on the tour.
It is expected that this tour will fill quite quickly so please email Drew Stocker, Head of Drama, to lodge your interest and get in the front of the queue as soon as possible.
We currently have an additional six places available for the January 2012 pilgrimage to India.
There has been an amazing response to this pilgrimage, and we expect that the remaining places will fill fast.
Please click HERE for a copy of the POH 12 India Brochure
Please click HERE for a copy of the POH 12 India Application form
I would like to encourage you to fill in the application form and return it to the CCGS Pilgrimage of Hope Office
If you have any queries, you may prefer to call my mobile direct on 0407 399 953 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrimage of Hope
CCGS Parent Pilgrims
Due to popular demand during the past two years, we have reserved a small number of places for adult pilgrims.
If you would like to consider joining us on POH12 India, then you would indeed be most welcome to submit an application as soon as possible, or phone me for further information on 0407 399 953
The Art Department is seeking students who are interested in joining the next Visual Art Tour to be held in April, 2012. This trip will provide the boys with an opportunity to travel to three of the major hubs of both historic and contemporary Visual Art practice.
The immersion into the arts and culture of each city is second to none. This is not a "sit in a tour bus" experience. We hit the streets and subways, engage in hands-on workshops at leading art institutions and experience the real vibe of the city from eating, shopping and being entertained in the five diverse boroughs of NYC, the bustle of old London Town and escape the pace in the streets of Paris. For further information, please click HERE to download the expression of interest form.
Early on Sunday September 11 while most of Perth slumbered, 79 Queenslea boys made the arduous climb up Central Park to raise money for the House charity Make-A-Wish Foundation Australia. For the fourth year in a row, Queenslea House boys have maintained a keen enthusiasm for this charitable event.
The run up the stairwell commenced at 9.00am with the School’s first climber, James Knox, finishing in a time of 8 minutes 50 seconds, closely followed by Sebastian Simich and Julian Keller. Head of Queenslea House, Mr Digby Gibson, said the efforts of the all the boys should not be underestimated as, “This climb can be punishing on those who overexert themselves.” Following the exertion of the climb, the boys enjoyed a morning tea held in the plaza area behind Central Park Tower.
Mr Gibson thanked the parents and tutors involved for helping to make the event run so smoothly. He also reminded parents to submit their donations by Tuesday, 20 September to their son's tutors or himself.
Click HERE to view the story with photos of the event.
Touch Typing Course available to all students - Saturday 17 September
Keyfast Touch Typing is running a touch typing workshop for students on Saturday 17 September 9.00am – 1.00pm in the FutureSphere. For more information please click HERE to view the flyer. For bookings please click HERE to download and complete the following registration form.
Christ Church is a Registered Operator of this internationally recognised award for young people. Co-ordinated by the School Marshal, the Award enables our young people to take full advantage of the diverse Co-curricular, Sporting and Cultural opportunities offered by the School. The Award is designed to be an individual challenge based on the unique interests of each participant in the areas of Physical Recreation, Skill, Volunteering and Journey.
Many thanks to Senior School parents using the Absentee Line - 9442 1777 for your son’s absence.
A reminder that this is a 24 hour service available to you to inform us if your son is absent for any reason for example, illness, medical, dental, music lesson, late, etc. Please state clearly his particulars, eg, Name, House, Year and Tutor. If your son is absent for more than two days please inform your Tutor or Head of House.
If you would prefer to sms your message, please text to 0428 937 350, which is the designated absentee number (you cannot call this number, text only).
For the Preparatory School absentees, parents will need to contact the Preparatory Reception on 9442 1666.
Australian College of Applied Education (ACAE) - 17 September
ACAE's Open Day is this Saturday 17 September from 10.00am to 1.00pm. ACAE is a private vocational college with strong industry links. They offer courses in Business, Management, Hospitality, Events, Tourism, Commercial Cookery and Patisserie. Click HERE for more information.
Aerospace Training Centre - 20 September
Polytechnics West (TAFE) Aerospace Training Centre is holding an Open Evening on 20 September 6.00 to 8.00pm at Hangar 110, 14 Compass Rd Jandakot. Students interested in pursuing a career in Aviation will find this an excellent opportunity to find out about their courses in Aeronautics Management, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Pilot Studies. Click HERE to download the flyer for more information.
Polytechnic West’s Aviation Open Evening – 20 September
Pursue an exciting future in Aviation with courses in Aeronautics Management, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering or Pilot Studies.
View the facilities and speak to experienced lecturers at our upcoming open evening.
Click HERE to see attached flyer for more information.
Monash University National Perth Roadshow - 21 September
Learn about the fantastic range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses available at Monash University. Information covered includes:
- Delivery modes including off-campus / distance learning
- Fees and ways to finance your course
- Application and entry requirements
Information about courses from all faculties and campuses will be available at each event.
- Art and Design
- Business and Economics
- Information Technology
- Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
- Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Where: State Library of Western Australia,
State Library Theatre
25 Francis Street, Perth, 6000 When: Wednesday 21 September 6.30pm to 8.00pm
New York University Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi seeks top high school students from all backgrounds and from around the world who are at the top of their class, intellectually engaged, passionately committed to positive change, and interested in joining an internationally diverse student body. If this describes you please join an on-line webinar to learn more and get your questions answered.
Please select the date and time most convenient for you and follow the link to register.
In the event that these times are not convenient please email email@example.com to organise a personalised webinar at a different time.
Lincoln University collegiate accomodation in Adelaide
If your child is considering university in Adelaide, then please browse the Lincoln College website for information about outstanding collegiate accommodation during their Uni years. Lincoln College: more than just room and board – it’s their future. www.lincoln.edu.au.
Murdoch University Scholarships - Applications close 10 October
Scholarships are available for award to students commencing in 2012, who intend to study the Bachelor of Science (Sustainable Energy Management major) or Physics and Nanotechnology. The value of each scholarship is up to $4000. Applications close 10 October. Application forms available from Ms Clarke.
Curtin University Scholarships 2012
Curtin University Scholarships Office is now calling for nominations from 2011 Year 12 students for the following scholarships: The John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship
Create Your Future Scholarship
Curtin Principal's Recommendation Award
Nomination forms for these scholarships are available for download HERE.
The entire scholarship program is available on the Curtin website.
Internship Opportunity for School Leavers – (extra places just released)
10 extra spots on our ‘Ski & Snowboard Instructor Internship Programs’ in North America have just been released due to popular demand. We are now taking applications for these extra 10 positions which commence in December 2011.
This is a fantastic opportunity for school leavers because it gives them an opportunity to obtain paid employment in Canada and complete an internationally recognised ski or snowboard instructing qualification. I would be grateful if you could inform interested students, in their last or second to last year of high school, of this opportunity.
If you would like to receive direct career advisor updates or would like additional information to pass onto your students about this opportunity please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful applicants will receive:
A GUARANTEED offer of employment as a Ski or Snowboard Instructor which includes uniform, full season pass and discount deals.
Early season orientation, instructor training and accommodation package - everything sorted so all you have to do is ski or ride!
Canadian Instructor Association membership and level one ski or snowboard examination (CSIA / CASI International Certification)
Training, support and further qualifications throughout the season
Assistance and support with obtaining Working Holiday Visas, flights and insurances (in partnership with STA Travel)
We are looking for school leavers who:
Have a passion for skiing or snowboarding (beginner to advanced ability welcome)
Have a willingness to learn through training and working
Have an interest in travel and adventure
Are available between December and April
Will be 18 years of age by November
Are looking for a life changing experience
Have the financial support to participate (the all inclusive program costs start at approx $5000)
This will give them some really handy (and FREE!) information, tips and advice on taking a winter season and entering the ski industry.
Engineering Information Evenings
The Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Mathematics are hosting a number of free engineering information evenings from now through to December. The information evenings cover a range of topics including how to become an engineer, how to commence an engineering degree at UWA and how to apply through TISC, amongst other things. Please click HERE to download the attached flyer advertising the Engineering Information Evenings for your students and their parents.
School Leaver Pathway to Medicine/Dentistry for domestic applicants studying Year 12 in WA
Please click HERE to download a form for students who wish to apply for the School Leaver pathways to the DMD and/or the MD courses at UWA and who are currently undertaking secondary school study in Western Australia.
This form must be submitted to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences by 4 November 2011.
By now, many parents will have taken the opportunity to invest in our boys’ future with a gift to Annual Giving. So far, the number of donors this year has increased by 24 per cent from last year – a fantastic effort.
While our donors have increased, we are still 10 per cent below the amount raised at this stage last year. With just 35 new gifts, we could lift the amount raised to match last year’s total.
Our shared efforts contribute to the strength of Christ Church and with your gift, we can make a significant difference to make our ‘Future Stronger Together’.
Information evening next Monday, 19 September 6.30pm to 8:00pm in the Prep School Staff Room.
In April 2012, the second Pilgrimage of Hope to Bali will take place. This pilgrimage is for Christ Church boys who will be in Year 6 in 2012. The first pilgrimage in 2010 was an amazing experience for all involved and we hope to build on that success.
The Pilgrimage takes us to the Sidhi Astu Orphanage, a home run by the Franciscan Sisters – a Catholic order of nuns. There are up to 80 children resident in the home at any one time. Some of these children are orphans, and some are there being cared for because they have been abused, neglected or abandoned by their families.
The Pilgrimage team will spend nine days ‘serving’ at the orphanage, participating in maintenance, cleaning, cooking and gardening tasks. All our activities will be age appropriate for Year 6 pilgrims and a considerable amount of time will be spent developing relationships with the children through involvement in their leisure activities, art, music and sport.
There are a limited number of places for parents to travel as fellow pilgrims.
We encourage you to discuss this opportunity with your family and to join us at the information evening to find out more about POH Bali 2012. The information evening will be held on Monday 19 September at 6.30pm in the CCGS Prep School Staff Room. No RSVP is required, please just come along.
We will show a DVD of POH Bali 2010 and hear from some of the pilgrims from that year (students, parents and staff).
It is also my pleasure to announce that the wonderfully experienced Ms Holly Miller who teaches Year 4 at Christ Church Grammar School will be the coordinator for this Pilgrimage. Holly will be supported by a team including CCGS parents Lisa Brazier and Julianna Shearn who were both an integral part of the first POH Bali Pilgrimage.
Here is what they had to say:
“Bali was a great and fun experience where I played with the orphans, made a lot of friends, went to their school and cleaned around the orphanage.” (Curtis, POH Bali 2010 Student Pilgrim)
“POH Bali was an incredible experience and so perfectly suited to Year 6 boys, whether they travel with or without parents. The team leaders were outstanding in their level of care, planning and supervising at all times – and whilst I am desperate to go again I would have no hesitation in sending my sons by themselves.” (Adult Pilgrim)
I look forward to welcoming you at the information evening!
Click HERE for a copy of the Flyer detailing the information evening
Pilgrimage of Hope - Fiji
In April 2012, the 12 Pilgrimage of Hope to Fiji will take place. This pilgrimage is for Christ Church boys who will be in Years 7 and 8 in 2012, and also for Years 7 and 8 girls from St Hilda’s.
Over the past 11 years, more than 600 pilgrims have taken part in this pilgrimage. Once again in 2012, we will travel to St Christopher’s Orphanage in Suva and spend 10 days working alongside the Community of the Sacred Name Sisters who have dedicated their lives to caring for orphans and under privileged children in Suva.
It would be wonderful if you could join us on this pilgrimage in 2012. The Sisters are great fun and the children are happy and loving, even though they have so little compared with us.
The Pilgrimage team will spend our days serving at the orphanage, participating in maintenance, cleaning, cooking and gardening tasks. All our activities will be age appropriate for Year 7 and 8 pilgrims and a considerable amount of time will be spent developing relationships with our ‘buddies’.
At the end of the pilgrimage we will spend 2 days at a small resort in Nadi and enjoy a South Sea Island cruise and a 4-wheel drive excursion to a traditional Fijian village in the mountains.
There are a limited number of places for parents to travel as fellow Pilgrims.
We encourage you to discuss this opportunity with your family and to join us at the information evening to find out more about POH Fiji 2012. The information evening will be held on Monday 19 September at 6.30pm in the CCGS Prep School Staff Room. No RSVP is required, please just come along.
We will show a DVD of past pilgrimages and some former pilgrims will speak about their experiences of POH Fiji.
I look forward to welcoming you at the information evening!
If you get lost trying to locate the Prep School Staff room, or would like to discuss any aspect of the Pilgrimage, then please do call my mobile on 0407 399 953.
Please click HERE for a copy of the flyer for our Information Night.
Pilgrimage Doctor to India
We are in the process of appointing staff for the Pilgrimage of Hope to India in January 2012.
This includes the services of a doctor. Many CCGS parents have volunteered for a number of support roles in the Pilgrimage of Hope and I would welcome expressions of interest from parents in the CCGS community.
As you may be aware, the Pilgrimage of Hope is run from Christ Church Grammar School and takes large groups of students and adults to work alongside Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity Sisters at their homes for the destitute and dying, the handicapped and also at orphanages in Kolkata. The pilgrimage takes place from 2 to 23 January and all costs associated with the trip for the doctor are covered by the Pilgrimage of Hope.
The role of the pilgrimage doctor includes:
- Medical education and advice to staff and pilgrims
- Deliverance of medical care to staff and pilgrims
- Liaison with health care services in Kolkata
- Medical assistance at the service placements
- Daily clinics to discuss and review medical problems
- General support of staff and pilgrims
As you can see from the list above, the primary duty of the pilgrimage doctor is the health and wellbeing of the pilgrimage group totalling no more than 65 students and adults.
The doctor is always warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated by Mother Teresa's Sisters who care for seriously sick and disabled people with minimal equipment, drugs and skills. They have almost no medical training and the pilgrimage doctor has, in past years been able to give them enormous support and practical help.
The pilgrimage doctor, after holding a clinic at the hotel in the morning, is able to join the pilgrims at one of the service placements and offer medical help as required. This is frequently at the home for the destitute and dying, where some of the patients are critically ill. However, many recover and the pilgrimage doctor has the opportunity to treat these people and make a very real difference in their lives.
If this is something you would like to consider, do please contact Brother James email@example.com 9442 1748 or 0407 399 953 urgently for further details. He will then be able to put you in touch with the doctors who have joined us in the past 3 years and they can also give you more information.
The DFC AGM will be held next Tuesday 20 September, in the Preparatory School Staff Room. Please join us for the AGM and enjoy some informal socialising from 7.00pm. Agenda for the meeting and minutes of the previous AGM are attached below. Also attached are copies of correspondence from New Zealand Schools in Christchurch thanking us for our donations.
Parents' Association Party - Cruising on 22 October
The Parents' Association is delighted to bring a special event to you, which is a whole school 'cocktail party' - themed 'Cruising'. Please check your diaries and book your passage for the evening of Saturday 22 October, 2011.
Click HERE to download a flyer. We will keep promoting this through the weekly newsletter over the coming weeks. Please book early and help us fill the party space! You are most welcome to bring along friends other than Christ Church parents.
Date: Saturday 22 October Time: 7.30 to 11.30 pm Location: Upper deck of the Christ Church Grammar School Gym Dress: Relaxed cruise wear Tickets: $80 per person Booking: www.trybooking.com/UCM
Live music, dancing, sumptuous foods and all drinks provided.
The Association has a sub-committee working on the organisation of the event and if you would like to be involved, your assistance would be most welcome. Please contact Jenny Ford on 0417981226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This month's common sense comes from Jim Stenson, one of the gurus of character and parenting education in the States. His books, Upbringing (a discussion handbook for Parents) and Father the Family Protector, are goldmines of wisdom.
Here he suggests ways to teach practical critical thinking about news media to children.
Click HERE to download the document.
Meningococcal B Investigational Vaccine study - Are you interested?
We are currently trialing an investigational vaccine against the most common form of meningococcal disease in Western Australia.
Adolescents aged between 11-17 years inclusive are needed for the research project, undertaken by the Vaccine Trials Group at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. The study will test the safety and effectiveness of a Meningococcal B vaccine and also demonstrate the consistency of the immune response of two different manufactured lots of the vaccine.
Meningococcal B can cause meningitis and septicemia and can progress very quickly with devastating effects. The disease is most common in babies and adolescents. There is currently no vaccine to protect against the B strain of this disease.
This is the last major cause of meningitis for which there is no vaccine. The Meningococcal B strain of the bacteria accounts for more than 90 per cent of cases in WA.
People interested in finding out more can contact the Vaccine Trials Group on:
Mental Health in Children and Young People Conference - 21 to 22 November
An exciting conference being held in Perth on the 21 and 22 November 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Perth.
The Commissioner for Children and Young People WA Michelle Scott has conducted an independent Inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Western Australia. The purpose of the Inquiry was to report on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people and make recommendations that provide clear direction for action on how to strengthen mental health and wellbeing from pregnancy through to adulthood.
Participants wanted for research about adolescent resilience
Resilience is an important tool for adolescents. In contemporary society, adolescents are exposed to numerous negative influences that can powerfully shape their health behaviour choices (such as unhealthy lifestyle, participation in alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and risky behaviour) (Brown and Witherspoon. 2002). Unhealthy choices in adolescents often continue into adulthood.
Researchers at the Child Health Promotion Research Centre at Edith Cowan University are seeking participants to be part of a study about resilience of adolescents. The aim of the research is to discover if there are similarities or differences in resilience of adolescents who live in fly in fly out families compared to adolescents who do not live in fly in fly out families. We want to identify the factors and processes that influence good resilience in adolescents, especially those who live in fly in fly out families.
In order for us to develop strategies for families to boost resilience amongst adolescents we invite your family to participate my completing a once only short confidential questionnaire. Participants will not be identified in the results of the study. If you have at least one adolescent child aged 12 - 17 years and your family would like to be involved in the research study please contact Jacinth Watson: email@example.com or by phone on 0457 434 801
The Swanbourne Primary School P&C is excited to be organising the inaugural 'Swanbourne Run for Fun' to be held on Sunday 18 September 2011. The 'Swanbourne Run for Fun' is a fun run for primary school children and their family members. The distances for the two routes on the run have been chosen so that young children can paricipate, but the event is open to anyone. Our aim for the 'Run for Fun' is to create an event that encourages children to be active whilst having fun outdoors with their family, friends and the surrounding community.
After the 'Run for Fun' there will be a Spring Fair held on the Swanbourne Primary School oval with stalls selling bacon and egg rolls, fruit, coffee, plants, books and will provide many fun family activities.
For further information, please contact Merrilee Garnett on 0410 006 586
Indigenous Justice Forum: Legal Pathways to Reconciliation - 21 September
The School of Law, Nulungu Centre for Indigenous Studies and the Notre Dame Law Students’ Society invite you to the inaugural
Indigenous Justice Forum: Legal Pathways to Reconciliation.
Key Speakers from around Australia will present their perspectives on this topical and important issue, with opportunity for questions and discussion a part of the Forum. See the attached Poster for more specific details of the speakers and their topics.
A Campus Map is also attached for you information; the venue of the Forum highlighted in red. Limited parking will be available in ND26 and ND4 after 5.30pm. Metered street parking is otherwise available.
Admission is free and open to the public. RSVP is required for catering purposes.
However, Legal Practitioners attending may claim CPD points and will be charged $100: 0.5 Values competency points, and 2 Legal Knowledge competency points. If you wish to register for CPD points please complete and return the Registration form attached to the poster. Please join us for this exciting initiative. Please click HERE to download the flyer.
4Sure Music and Skate Festival - Applications close 23 September
4Sure Music and Skate Festival is an all ages free event being held on Saturday 10 December 2011, from 4.00pm to 7.30pm on the Nedlands foreshore and skate park.
We are now seeking
bands which can excite a crowd and
stalls that are a little different and healthy
Applications close Friday 23 September. Contact Tarn on 9273 3579 or download an application form at www.nedlands.wa.gov.au or the 4Sure Music and Skate Festival Facebook page.
Nedlands Yacht Club Sailing Course - Begins 3 October
Nedlands Yacht Club invites boys and girls from 8 years and up to join us for fun and friendly sailing. School holiday courses run Monday 3 to Friday 7 and Monday 10 to Friday 14 October 2011. No experience is necessary.
NYC is a friendly family club located on the Nedlands foreshore, offering school holiday and Sunday dinghy training in a variety of junior and adult fleets.
If you are interested in trying sailing at NYC, please contact Alison or see our website.
Nedlands Yacht Club - The Esplanade, Nedlands Office Ph: (08) 9386 5496 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe social networking - family-friendly Facebook and beyond - Saturday 12 November
Facebook and other social networking sites are here to stay, so rather than avoiding them or not knowing quite what your children are doing on them, get educated and involved. ‘Safe Social Networking’ will introduce you to social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace, give you facts about their safety and privacy and offer strategies to ensure you and your family do social networking in a safe and fun way.
The Town of Mosman Park are offering local teenagers with artistic flair a fantastic opportunity to be mentored by professional Urban Artist Drew Straker at a free two day urban art workshop at the Manning Street Bus Shelter (opposite IGA).
The workshops will be held during the school holidays on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October 2011 from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Participants will be a part of both the design process as well as the painting itself.
The Urban Art Workshops were the brainchild of the Town’s Youth Advisory Council who introduced the workshops in 2002 in an effort to deter graffiti, beautify the area and encourage pride among residents for the local facilities.
To register for the Town of Mosman Park Urban Art Workshops, contact the Town’s Event’s Officer, Louise Mayberry, on 9384 1633.
Foster Carers needed
Children need special care and guidance.
Wanslea fosters carers provide care for children between the ages of 0 to 12 years. As a Wanslea foster carer you will change the life of a child forever. You will be paid a tax free subsidy, receive support in the form of home visits and access to training and peer support groups. If you have a spare room in your home, have some time to give, can provide a safe and nurturing environment and love children, we need you!!
Can you open your home and heart to a child in need?
If you are interested, please call Wanslea Family Services on (08) 9245 2441 or visit our website www.fosternow.com.au
Youth on Health Performing Arts Festival - YOH Fest 2011
See your local schools battle it out for a spot in YOH Fest 2011 Grand Final. For further information please click HERE to download the flyer.
Global Health Short Course
The Global Health Short Course (GHSC) is a seven week public lecture series started in 2009 by Interhealth, WAMSS’s (West Australian Medical Students Society) Global Health group. Each week guest speakers will provide talks and discussions around various important International Health issues, while sharing their own personal experiences and highlighting ways in which the audience can contribute to the cause. Stalls from a number of volunteer organisations will also be set up each week, allowing opportunities for attendees to ask questions, learn about and get involved in various volunteer and humanitarian programs.
To view further information and schedule of events, please click HERE to download the information flyer.
Vacation Care Programme - October 2011
The October 2011 Vacation Care Programme is for children attending full time Pre-Primary to year seven Primary School.
Where: UWA OSHC (Out of School Care) 18 Parkway Nedlands WA 6009
Check details and enrol online at our website www.childcare.uwa.edu.au or phone Connie at the Centre on 9389 1848, Jo on 6488 5311 or mobile 0412 237 742 for the programme and enrolment forms. Salary packaging is avaiblable for UWA staff.
UWA Child Care Manager
Free Zumba Classes at Christ Church Grammar School
Zumba classes are starting in the CCGS open air gym on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Come along to a free trial class.