Lose yourself in play at Woodbridge
Woodbridge Riverside Playground is one of Perth’s best play destinations. This fully fenced and inclusive playground is suitable for kids of all ages and abilities and it’s FREE! Located on the banks of the Swan River, Woodbridge Riverside Playground has services and facilities for people using wheelchairs with trails and play equipment inviting hours of adventures and fun.
There’s free barbecues, water fountains and a kiosk serving homemade food, locally roasted coffee, slushies, milkshakes and ice cream!
Parents and carers can grab a book from the free community library. If you forget the sunblock or insect repellant, be sure to ask the friendly staff at Guerrilla Hub who are sure to have some on hand. Be sure to bring a hat! Drop by Guerrilla Hub and borrow a football, have a swing at totem tennis or grab a crew for a tug-of-war challenge. There are even water pistols to help keep you cool!
Corona Virus Official Update
As of this morning, 5 February 2020, 13 cases of 2019-nCoV have been confirmed in Australia: 4 in New South Wales, 4 in Victoria, 3 in Queensland, and 2 in South Australia. Of the 12 previously reported cases, 3 have recovered. The others are in a stable condition.
Australian health authorities are testing another 213 people who show symptoms of the virus. Internationally, approximately 20,645 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV, and 427 deaths have been reported – a 2.07% fatality rate. Questions about testing, and about the welfare of people with the virus, should be directed to state and territory health authorities.
For full details on what Australia is doing to combat the developing virus, refer to the Dept of Health website.
Angela is the latest School Ambassador for Cyril Jackson College having recently been awarded the Positive Image Award for confidence in representing the school in a public forum and promoting a positive image. Angela is a polite and friendly young lady who is well-deserving of this award. Congratulations Angela, well done.
Midland Junction Arts Centre
Reopened for 2020 with a new range of workshops and events happening throughout the year, so why not check out what’s on offer, here.
Activities include Tuesday Painting – a social painting club for artists looking to share studio time over 10 weeks in Term 1. Bring along your latest project and work independently, sharing your painting discoveries with a group of like-minded artists. Easels, donkeys, boards and tables are provided. BYO supports and painting materials.
Tuesdays 4 Feb – 7 Apr | 10am – 1pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs – $100 | $90 MAC Members
Mundaring Arts Centre
Join Tribituries exhibiting artist Tineke van der Eecken for an introduction to wire jewellery. Learn to crochet copper using simple techniques including chain stitch to create your own bezel or bail, without the need for any metal findings. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own special rock, shell, gemstone or object to incorporate into a wearable piece of jewellery.
Sat 4 Apr | 10am – 1pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs
$65 | $58.50 members | Materials supplied
Schools and groups are invited to join Mundaring Arts Centre for a FREE gallery highlights tour at Mundaring Arts Centre. Gain an insider’s view and perspective into the themes of our exhibitions, as well as discover more about the creative arts in Mundaring. Bookings essential, click on the link above. Days and times can be flexible. FREE for groups of 10 or more.
NDIS Forum – Have your say on what makes a great disability worker
WAiS are hosting a forum for people, their carers, families, workers and service providers to talk about what good quality support looks like and how to improve the quality of this support. They want to hear about lived experiences with support workers (the great, the good, the bad and the ugly). These can be positive experiences and highlight strengths, or they may be challenging times where improvements could be made.
When: Tuesday 18 February 10 am to 12pm
Where: The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat 6014
Register: Click here
All Abilities Learn to Skate – Cockburn Ice Arena
Are now offering Learn to Skate classes to people with varying degrees of additional needs. A carer/support worker/parent is included in the price and can be on the ice during the lesson.
Lesson Day: Mondays at 4 pm
Lesson Dates: 17, 24 February, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March
Skaters need to be able to stand and move away from the barrier unaided. If you require extra support, please contact Nadeene before enrolling.
All Abilities Learn to Skate – What’s included:
- 7 x 25 minute weekly lessons
- admission to the rink
- free regular skate hire
- unlimited access to general sessions for the entire term.
Special offer for One2One for remaining 7 sessions $175.
Disability Royal Commission Legal Service
A national legal service independent from the Disability Royal Commission.
The Disability Royal Commission Legal Service is a free national legal service. It gives information and advice to people who want to tell their story to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
They are independent from the Disability Royal Commission. Visit their website for full details and to access the Easy Read Brochure or call them on 1800 771 800