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Parents PaperBlocking blue light as a family.
PART OF / EST 1994 NOVEMBER / 2021

WParePnartesntPs Paappeer riththeincreasinguseoflaptops,
mobile devices and tablets,
keeping eyes healthy has become
By Lee-Ann Price - Kids In Perth, Collaboration with Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists


increasingly more important for adults and, macular degeneration or delay this condition
from developing prematurely.

In today’s world of unavoidable digital

especially, children. devices, good habits such as avoiding long

Blue light glasses help by blocking or Parentshours of screen work by taking a break for a Paper
filtering out high frequency blue light given off
by screens and reduces digital eye strain. You minute or two every half hour and spending
can wear blue light glasses with the knowledge more time on outdoor activities is advisable.
you’re protecting your eyes from glare and
Blue lighTtHEfiltering lenses can reduce digital
eye strain, improve productivity and may
reduce the risk of long-term damage to eye
reduce potential damage from prolonged screen structures.
time. Blue light is emitted from mobiles, tablet

devices, computers, some light bulbs and, Scan QR Code to
naturally, sunlight and excessive exposure may find facts about
be potentially damaging to the retina leading to
vision impairment. blue light
Have questions about blue light lenses and
For parents that work in front of screens glasses?
all day, blue light blocking glasses can help
reduce eye strain and discomfort by enhancing Dr. Geoff Cooper and Dr Julie Lourie,
founders of Cooper & Lourie Family

Parents PaperOptometrists, have been serving Perth families
for over 4TH0E years and fitting Ortho-K lenses for

your focus resulting in reduced eye tiredness, the last 15 years.

improving productivity throughout the day. Both principals were among the initial

Using blue light blocking glasses at night pioneers to use this therapy to treat Perth

may help to keep sleep patterns more regular children and continually follow research into

because blue light inhibits the brain from this field.

releasing melatonin, vital for setting your Please get in touch with the friendly team at
body’s circadian clock. These glasses may also Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists by calling
help to reduce the likelihood of age related 9386 8581 to find out more about blue light.

Music gives wings to
the mind and flight
to the imagination

At Christ Church Grammar School, some of our youngest
students will soon participate in a Strings Program.

Music has a proven ability to develop early literacy skills, raise
awareness of distinctive sounds and assist students in aural
skills and oral language. The Strings Program draws on research
linking the study of music to academic achievement.

Commencing in 2022, every Pre-Primary student will select
either the violin or cello and receive group tuition with
specialist instrumental teachers.

Join us for an opportunity to go inside the Preparatory School
and see Christ Church in action.

Tuesday 2 November at 9.00am

Wednesday 3 November at 4.30pm

Wednesday 17 November at 9.00am

Monday 22 November at 4.00pm

Places for these tours are limited.
Register at

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Sport programmes at
ECU Sports and Fitness

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W.A. let’s welcome LEGO®!
W.A.’s first LEGO® Certified Store
opens its doors to the public from appeal of the LEGO® brand and bring a
9 am on Thursday 28th October world-class retail concept to WA. We look
forward to meeting our loyal, growing

2021. LEGO® awesomeness is spread over a community of brick fans of all ages in Perth.”

massive 343 square meters! This ‘must visit’ Store highlights include:

store can be found near David Jones on the

Ground Floor of AMP Karrinyup Centre. • Large 3D brick-built model ‘a local and

Spudshed’s weekly special Naturally, kids will get excited over the quokkas’ | Comprised of 75,667 LEGO®
latest LEGO® sets and parents can plan bricks, 450 hours build time
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ahead for Christmas. Inside, we’re looking • Large 3D mosaic of Swan River |
forward to seeing custom-built brick features Comprised of 15,681 LEGO® bricks, 128

that draw inspiration from local icons and hours build time.

landmarks. • Signature LEGO® Pick A Brick Wall

Richard Facioni, Executive Chairman,

Alquemie Group said, “Together with our

partners at The LEGO® Group, we are proud Scan to
to continue to extend the presence of LEGO® see inside
Certified Stores into Western Australia. “The the store
new store will capitalise on the enduring

Crying Anxiety in mothers and fathers

By Lee-Ann Price - Kids In Perth

Being a new parent, whether it’s your Every child calming method varies in
first child or not, you cover the technique and results... Same goes with
basics... making sure your child is fed, managing your emotions. Therefore,
clean, warm and happy. whatever and whichever way you
choose that works and makes both child
Sometimes a child cries for none of these and parent happy then stick with it!
reasons other than to express their emotions
or make themselves known. Persistent and If you or anyone you know is
constant crying can sometimes be grating feeling anxiety or sadness, here are
and, for some parents, causes anxiety. Having
an excessively crying infant or toddler can a few helpful resources to view at
impair breastfeeding and increase feelings of your discretion.
loneliness and parental failure. (Scandinavian
Journal of Caring Sciences, 2019). 1. Perinatal Anxiety and Depression
Australia (PANDA) |
As your child grows, bringing them out
more increases the risk of crying in public. In
a study, public places where parents felt most
anxious and self-conscious of their child’s 2. Uniting WA Parenting Support |
crying were planes, public transport, libraries
or restaurants and cafes. These parents felt like families/parenting-support/
they were under the disciplinary gaze of others
(Annals of Tourism Research, 2014). 3. NGALA Helpline Ph:9368 9368

Much has been written about how a parent To connect and involve local mothers, new groups are starting to appear on Kids Scan for
can calm a child be it co-sleeping, the cry it out In Perth’s facebook page including a Mother’s Group which offers a space for positive helpful tips
method, soothing skin to skin contact or even conversations and support.
white noise but... What about calming mothers
and fathers who are feeling stressed from How do you deal with crying anxiety as a parent? Please share in our facebook group.
nurturing their crying child? What keeps you
calm and in a good headspace?


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chools on Stage, Dance & Drums, Classic what? Yes, that’s right entry is free
Cars, Carnival Rides & Tasty Treats. The in 2021 thanks to long time show
106th Osborne Park Show returns in supporter the City of Stirling! All
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Fun and Fireworks! Join in the celebrations and use the Safe WA scanning
with the Stirling school’s celebration onstage, app to enter and join us at the
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your own front row seat to the best fireworks
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This year we put the focus on local Scan to learn
interaction with four primary schools going more
acapella onstage along with local samba
celebs Ziriguidum opening the show on Friday.
Saturday afternoon kicks off from 4pm with
two huge car displays, three high schools and
rock legends West End Music Academy keeping
the rhythm going on the big stage. There’s a
bigger selection of food including ‘Artisans on
the Edge’ and non-stop thrills in side-show alley

W“ onderful teachers with
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Your dancer will discover the joy of movement while
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PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME “As a recipient of a Catholic education with and of others and to
now over forty years of experience working live lives more fully
For more than 110 years, we have been that our boys are in Catholic schools, I retain a passionate based on the values
preparing young men to serve and lead in capable and competent commitment to ensuring our learning and faith taught by Jesus.
this fast-moving world. learners who need sharing community is an authentic and vibrant Excellent staff,
Today we are on an exciting journey as we guide space, time and Catholic school. As a parent and a grandparent, I facilities, grounds and
the boys in their search for meaning in the world opportunity to explore, also empathise with those discerning which school resources at each of
around them, and in their interactions with each experiment, take risks to entrust their children. our two campuses
other. Working with experts in their field, Christ and build their We are extremely proud of the over 120 years of provide ample
Church has created its own pedagogy (art and dispositions for achievement and traditions established by the opportunity for
science of teaching), specific programs and a learning. dedicated families and staff, in collaboration with students to excel in
diverse range of activities to assist boys develop a the Sisters of Mercy. The College offers an areas of curriculum, leadership and the sporting,
strong personal identity at every stage of their We are a school that education for life, one that values mind, body and cultural and religious life of the College.”
journey. At the same time, we encourage them to genuinely values diversity and I strongly believe spirit.
understand the significance of positive and it makes our educational community stronger. As a Catholic school community, we also offer our Geoff Mills - Principal
healthy relationships, find their sense of purpose, We operate in a culture where every activity and students several very important challenges - to
and foster a healthy vision for their future. achievement is celebrated equally and a learning develop a deeper awareness of themselves, of God M.Ed. Leadership, M.Ed. RE, B.Ed, Dip. Teach,
environment in which individuals can thrive and Dip. RE, Prof. Cert. Instr. Leadership, MAEL
Our Early Learning Community (ELC) educates each boy feels safe.
boys in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Pre- ABOUT Ursula Frayne Catholic College
Primary. The Early Learning Program is This is an exciting time to be considering a
research-based, acknowledging that young boys Christ Church education for your son, and Founded in 1990, Ursula Frayne Catholic Years 7 – 12. Committed to the
learn best when they are actively involved in I encourage you to visit our campus and College is a diverse, co-educational school holistic development of young people, Ursula
tasks, when there is rich discussion about what experience first-hand the unique culture of that operates across two sites in the Town of Frayne Catholic College’s mission is to empower
they are doing and when there are regular our school. Victoria Park: the Balmoral Campus in East Victoria all students in the pursuit of excellence in their
opportunities to work with others. We recognise Park for Kindergarten-Year 6 students and the life-long learning journey.
Alan Jones Principal Duncan Campus in Victoria Park for students in

CURRICULUM the unique character of each boy to become more CURRICULUM assist classroom teachers and students to achieve
clearly understood by himself and his teachers. this. Further opportunities in STEM projects and
Christ Church’s Phases of Learning Learning becomes more inquiry-based, with boys To cater for students’ specific other technological advancements mean Ursula
are the core framework of each age taking more responsibility and ownership, and education needs, Ursula Frayne Frayne continues to engage in learning that is both
and stage, and the educational using greater initiative. has established four separate current and purposeful.
approach that develops from childhood sub schools:
through to graduation. The journey through Breadth and Depth (Years 7 and 8) Middle School (Years 7-9)
each phase is designed to motivate them to Preparatory (Kindy – Year 2)
discover and realise the best in themselves Students are introduced to a range of academic, The Middle School provides academic rigour in
and others. co-curricular and pastoral experiences to assist Driven by a commitment to provide a nurturing the core subjects while stimulating the interests of
them in making the most of the opportunities approach, stimulating classroom environments and students with an exciting array of elective subjects.
Play with Purpose available in their future school years. Teaching is a comprehensive early childhood education, the It is designed to provide students with a unique
(Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2) highly structured to ensure the core learning Preparatory School crafts programs that seek to learning environment with academic, co-curricular
areas are emphasised to build a strong satisfy children’s needs holistically. Their state-of- and pastoral care programs that are sensitive to
Teachers work towards creating a strong foundation for future subject opportunities. the-art Early Learning Centre is an open plan the developmental needs of youths. Ursula Frayne’s
foundation on which to build each boy’s learning space that allows purposeful play, direct Middle School aims to assist all students to achieve
education. Direct teaching instruction is Choice and Challenge (Years 9 and 10) sensorial and physical engagement, serendipitous their potential as they move along their learning
reinforced through play-based activities, moments, and exposure to the acquisition of journey and to foster an environment based on
developing academic and social-emotional skills Students can choose a greater number of knowledge across many different processes. harmonious working relationships, responsibility
in a fun, engaging and relevant environment. electives and discover their strengths, beginning Specialist teachers in Student Support, Health and and mutual respect.
the process of making decisions to align with Physical Education, the Arts and Library provide the
Fun with Fundamentals (Years 3 and 4) their future careers. Taking personal students with a diverse range of experiences that Senior School (Years 10-12)
responsibility for learning is given greater focus enrich their learning.
In this phase boys are engaged in fun and and creativity is encouraged. Preparing students for life beyond secondary
interesting activities designed to help them thrive Junior School (Years 3-6) school is a key focus in the Senior School. This
in literacy and numeracy. Teachers aim to develop Excellence and Expertise preparation incorporates three interrelated
the public-speaking skills of all boys through the (Years 11 and 12) In Junior School, emphasis is given to developing aspects: the spiritual dimension, the pastoral
Oracy Australia program and continue their independent learners with skills in higher-level dimension, and an individual academic focus
social-emotional development through PATHS. In this phase, students take ownership of their thinking, problem solving, communication and promoting rigour and excellence. Their aim is for
selected subjects and study courses in social interaction. Specialist teachers in the areas students to exit the College feeling positive, self-
Enquiry with Initiative (Years 5 and 6) considerable depth over a two-year period. The of Music, Physical Education, Languages (Italian or assured and with the confidence to face the future
choice of university entrance in a particular Japanese), Library Studies and Student Support with hope and optimism. Teachers support and
Education programs are targeted at enabling discipline or the pursuit of a work-based course challenge every individual student to develop their
is left to the individual and his family. skills and abilities, helping them to achieve their
maximum potential no matter their chosen


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mum or dad to read to them anymore it for more
Do you read your child a bedtime doesn’t mean they don’t want us to. In
story every night? At what age Scholastic’s Kids and Family Reading articles
do you think you’ll stop doing
so? Usually once a kid becomes capable Report, 83% of children aged 6-14 years • Deal with difficult issues
As our kids get older they have to
of reading books on their own ‘bedtime old said they liked being read to aloud. So navigate some difficult situations such
as bullying and friendship issues. By
why do we stop? selecting books that address issues that
your child may be facing, it creates an
Reading specialist Judy opportunity to have a conversation with
Santilli Packhem believes them about how they are feeling.
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When listening to a story, a child’s surprised how much they have missed it.
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The Osborne Park Show
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structure of your eye being too long or the
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• Take regular breaks from prolonged close

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• Have regular eye examinations (at least
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• Eat a healthy diet including more fruit
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Parents encouraged to take ‘we time’ Date Night ideas

Date Planner: A Starry Night Out

Afternoon at Masonmill Gardens
Kick off the day early by heading up
to the hills in the late afternoon to play
18 holes of mini golf at the scenic Mason
mill Gardens in Carmel. Then stroll up
to the restaurant to enjoy an early dinner
overlooking the grounds.

Winter Night Tours at Perth Lions Lookout

Observatory On your way back down the hill stop
by the Lions Lookout in Lesmurdie (with a
Look to the sky with your loved one blanket) to take in the city views. One of
at the Perth Observatory in Bickley. the best kept secerets to enjoy one of the
Astronomers say the best time for viewing best views of the city and surrounds. Look
our southern skies is during Winter, so it’s up and try and spot the stars from your
the perfect time to take one of their Winter observatory tour.
Night Tours. They start at 7:30 and run for
1 ½ hours. If you’re not going during the
winter time, they have other night tours
available throughout the year but those
start a bit later (because the sun sets later!).

More than 40 Goodstart Early Goodstart Kingsley Centre Director, Scan here
Learning Centres in Western Danika Dixon, said parents often didn’t to book
Australia took part in a have time to do anything but work and
‘Date Night’ on August 24 and 25, to look after their children.
encourage parents to take some time out ‘Our Date Nights will give couples the
together. chance to spend quality time together
Goodstart introduced this initiative and enjoy a night out or even just to get
after listening to parents who felt they their groceries done,’ she said.
had lost their ‘we time’ after having If you would like to be part of the
children. The idea is for parents to spend Goodstart family and take part in
a couple of hours together to focus on initiatives such as Date Night, visit
maintaining a strong relationship.

W“ onderful teachers with Date Night
very kind hearts” -- Jane Theatre and cuisine

Your dancer will discover the joy of movement while For this month’s Date Night we see the WAAPA’s graduating
exploring the delicate balance between the technique dancers celebrate their final season before heading across the
Matagarup Bridge into Claisebrook cove to wine and dine.
and artistry of classical ballet… love in motion
Classical WAAPA’s final dance season for 2021
ballet celebrates its graduating dance students in
5 to 19yo a stunning program of classical ballet and
contemporary dance.

Verge, which runs from 12-18 November in
The Geoff Gibbs Theatre, lets WAAPA’s ballet
students shine in highlights from famous
classical ballets, while the contemporary
dancers take centre stage in two freshly-
minted dance works. Moonlight Soiree, created
by WAAPA’s Coordinator of Classical Ballet
Kim McCarthy in collaboration with guest
artist Leanne Stojmenov, features 2nd and 3rd
Year ballet students in iconic classical roles.

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class times Stroll over the bridge into Claisebrook Cove
for dinner. Gioia modern Italian cuisine is
located right on the water and is an eclectic
celebration of food, familia, and nostalgia.
Share a bottle of red and tuck in to a delicious
dinner of pasta, or perhaps the Fiorentina:
1.2kg grilled t-bone (with sides) for two.

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