One of the things I enjoy most about being headmaster here at Christ Church is the eclectic nature and talents of our boys. This was reflected clearly recently by some diverse successes. PSA chess, surfing and soccer championships within 10 days! What a fantastic outcome for staff and students involved and what a wonderful reflection of the diverse opportunities on offer.
I see it as the School’s responsibility to continue to be at the forefront of programmes and practices that should enable all boys throughout their schooling years to have a sense of success. Hence our Boys and Motivation seminar tomorrow. This event is a way of us engaging the community with our focused intent. I am confident that we will all learn something from each of our eminent speakers tomorrow. I am really looking forward to the seminar and seeing many of you and the wider community there.
This week, I want to highlight the upcoming events for the final week of term. It’s a huge week for the Preparatory School and we look forward to welcoming parents and grandparents to them.
Night of the Arts - Monday 26 September 6.00pm
The Night of the Arts, the start to the Week of the Arts, is the opening of the art exhibition and a showcase of various music ensembles. The Night of the Arts will open on the tennis courts, viewing from the Prep School, at 6.00pm with dancing performances by our ELC boys. There will be food for parents and boys to keep you going until dinner.
Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ Day - Friday 30 September
Today you will receive an invitation for grandparents and ‘grandfriends’ (if grandparents can not make it). Please complete the form and return the slip to the Prep Office to assist us with our planning. It is the biggest day of the Prep School year with more than 500 grandparents attending. On this occasion, we ask that parents do not attend as we have limited space, especially in the Chapel.
Finally, Learning Journeys will take place on Wednesday, 28 September from 3.00 – 6.00pm. The Learning Journey is the main form of reporting we use in Term 3 to report your son’s progress to you. Please ensure you take the journey with your son/s.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
TheatreSports participants will be ‘Moving Mannequins’ at the Opening Night of the Evening of the Arts on Monday 26 September from 6.00pm at School.
Boys will be in costume and makeup and will need to be at school by 5.00pm to get make up on their faces.
The boys will need to wear black or dark long pants and black school shoes and I will supply the black t shirt. The boys will be wearing full make up on their faces.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your son cannot be involved in the event or for any other enquiries.
Cultural Studies Teacher
It is always pleasing to receive communications expressing appreciation for the actions of our boys while going about their normal daily routines. On Thursday morning one of our senior students went to the aid of a disoriented patient from the neighbouring hospital and assisted her to safety and back to the care of the nursing staff. Too often, the care and concern shown by the vast majority of our boys can be overshadowed by the poor behaviour of a few.
In the past weeks several charities have been presented with donations as a result of efforts made by students in their House fundraising events. This weekend, boys and staff from three Houses, Queenslea, Noake and Hill, will undertake the Central Park Tower stair climb, A Novelty Walk and the Jacobs Ladder Stair Climb to raise money for their respective charities. The act of giving to those in need, or less fortunate is a very rewarding and worthwhile activity. Fundraising is certainly an activity in which all boys can play an important part. I wish all participants the very best and encourage all families to generously support these activities.
On the sporting front, it was wonderful to acknowledge the members of our Peter Moyes Centre who made it a ‘double’ by winning the Para Soccer competition last Friday. They joined our sensational surfers who retained the coveted PSA Surfing title with a closely fought win in good conditions at Trigg and Scarborough beach last Friday. Congratulations as well to our chess team, who successfully defended the PSA chess trophy. Today our school athletes will compete in the Quadrangular Athletics Carnival at AK Stadium, we wish them well.
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.
Midnight Youth Theatre Company Drama Evening - Monday 12 September
It gives me pleasure to invite parents and family of Year 9, 10, 11 & 12 current drama students to an evening of drama showing our academic theatre projects next Monday 12 September.
The evening will start with the arrival of all students at 5:30pm with the performances starting at 6:30pm. The whole evening will finish by 9.00pm. Year 9 boys will be expected to stay for at least the Year 9 and Year 10 performances – especially as some current Year 9s will be studying Drama next year. Years 10, 11 & 12 will be expected to stay for the entire evening.
- 6:30pm Year 9
- 7:15pm Year 10
- 7:45pm Year 11
- 8:15pm Year 12
- 9:00pm End of evening
Could you ensure that your son is in the Drama Centre by 5.30pm next Monday and please indicate on the attached form if you will be attending.
Head of Drama
January 2012 Pilgrimage of Hope to India
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.
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.
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.
Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts (WAAPA) ECU - 13 September
WAAPA would like to invite capable Design and Technology students to their Mt Lawley Campus for a tour of their new Production and Design facilities and a look at what WAAPA’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses offer.
Law Double Degrees: Broaden Your Future Opportunities - Wednesday 14 September
The presentation commences at 6.00pm beside St Teresa’s Library (ND7) 32 Mouat Street, Fremantle. This evening will provide information about the wide options available to Law students at Notre Dame Australia. The Deans of Law, Business and Arts & Sciences will outline the various creative possibilities to ‘Broaden Your Future’.
Polytechnic West’s Aviation Open Evening – Tuesday 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.
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.
Queenslea House fundraising event - Sunday 11 September
Queenslea House will hold its fundraising event on Sunday 11 September with its annual Stair Climb up Central Park Tower. Now in its third year, this event raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® Australia. Since 2008, Queenslea House has raised in excess of $13,000 for this charity.
The Queenslea Stair Climb will be run at 9.00am, with boys needing to arrive between 8.15am and 8.30am in the plaza behind the Central Park Tower. After the Stair Climb there will be a morning tea and presentations. The morning will conclude at about 11.30am.
There is an expectation that all Queenslea House students take part in this event. We also extend the invitation to all Queenslea House parents who would like to accompany their sons to the top of this building for an excellent view. The forecast for Sunday will be sunny and in the low twenties. Perfect!
We would like to announce that the Parents Auxiliary AGM will be held on Tuesday 13 September at Mount Claremont Pavilion at 9.00am. Nominations are now open for the committee and all CCGS parents are welcome to contribute. Please email linda riddle on firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a nomination form.
Please click HERE to download the agenda for the AGM.
Calling for nominations at AGM – Wednesday 14 September
The Parents' Association AGM will be held Wednesday 14 September, 7.30pm in the Senior School Staff Room. The office bearers and committee of the Parents' Association, as well as Auxiliary office bearers will be elected for the coming year at this meeting.
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 2 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
One of the highlights of the School music calendar, the combined MLC/CCGS Concerto Night, will be held in Hadley Hall, MLC on Friday 16 September at 7.00pm. Senior musicians from both schools will be performing concerto repertoire from the Baroque through to Modern periods. Our performers for this year are:
Marimba and Drums
Jae Young Han
The ticket price includes a pre-concert glass of champagne or orange juice, which will be served in the foyer of Hadley Hall from 6.15pm.
Click HERE to download the Concerto flyer for more information.
MLC Parents' Association Fundraiser - BMW Raffle Draw Extended
You still have time to buy your BMW X3 raffle ticket from the MLC Parents’ Association, as the draw has been extended to the 19 October. This fabulous car valued at over $71,000 could be yours to drive away!
To purchase your raffle ticket now, please click HERE
The 10th Totally Huge New Music Festival - Opening 15 September
The 10th Totally Huge New Music Festival opens on the 15th of Sept 2011 with Melbourne's illustrious Speak Percussion performing Grisey's astonishing Le Noir de l’Etoile at the Studio Underground - State Theatre Centre AND Sonia Leber and David Chesworth's sound installation Space-Shifter at PICA. All that kicking off 11 days of concerts, installations, radio projects, and the Festival Conference.
Tura New music is pleased to offer high school music students discounted prices to all festival events.
Student tickets on all events are just $5, teachers are FREE.
Please find attached the festival broacher.
If you are interested in organising tickets for any of the events please emailGabrielle Sullivan:
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 run them, 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 a Spring Fair held on the Swanbourne Primary School oval with stalls selling bacon and egg rolls, fruit, coffee, plants, books and 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.
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.