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We love our community school and feel very privileged to be an integral part of our Willagee community too.  Here you will find links for you and your family to enjoy activities and events close by.

Rag Rug Weaving Workshop (FREE) - Willagee Community Centre
Join us for a weaving workshop where you learn the art of rag rug making and contribute to a large-scale arts project that will ‘seal’ a mining site in the Goldfields in an act of hope and healing.

Reclaim the Void was born from Ngalia elders in Leonora, Western Australia, expressing their pain and grief at ‘those gaping mining holes left all over our country’. The idea was conceived to symbolically ‘seal’ one of the holes with an artwork expressing the story of country.

The vision is to cover a mining pit with a large-scale ‘dot’ artwork made up of thousands of handmade circular rag-rugs woven from discarded fabric. Woven by people from all walks of life and backgrounds, the rugs will be joined together into a giant textile artwork which shows an overall pattern that carries the story of the Tjukurrpa of the country on which the pit is situated.

Take part in this free workshop and be part of this beautiful project.

Date: Friday 26 August (fully booked)
SECOND WORKSHOP ADDED Friday 02 September
Time: 9.30am – 12pm
Where: Willagee Community Centre
Cost: Free
Who: Anyone aged 12 years and older.
Refreshments: light refreshments provided

What to bring: colourful recycled fabrics to make your rug with. Please use fabrics that you already have and do not wish to use anymore. These could be fabrics you already have at home, from a friend, family or community member, or ones you have purchased from an Op Shop.

Please note: These rugs will be collected at the end of the workshop and will contribute to the final artwork - you will not be able to take it home with you.  (You will take your newfound knowledge of rag rug making home with you though and can make them to your heart’s desire!)

For more, visit Reclaim the Void - Rag Rug Weaving Workshop - City of Melville (melvillecity.com.au)

Join us 1st Sunday of Every Month at 'Willagee Connect'
A Sunday morning gathering for all ages, kids games, a cuppa and a chat.  Wander down to the Yarning Circle, Archibald St, Willagee, 10.30am to 11.30am on the 1st Sunday of every month.  For more information, see The Common Church FLYER.

Murdoch University After School Program
Murdoch University After School Program in Mathematics and Physical Sciences provides classes three times each week 4:30 – 6:30 pm. We provide classes with physical distancing in place, and our classes begin in the second week of each school term for Physics (Mon), Chemistry (Thu) and Maths (Fri).  Please email Afterschoolprogram@murdoch.edu.au for more information.

Online Health Program for 2-6 Year Olds
Wanting to prepare your young child for a healthy future for FREE
Active8 is here to help! Over 8 weeks you’ll learn about healthy eating and physical activity.  This online program is completed from home and comes with free resources, interactive activities and professional coaching. To find out more, visit theactive8.org, then click 'Sign Up' to activate your child's program today!

Better Health Program for 7-13 Year Olds
The WA Department of Health is funding the Better Health Program in the Perth metropolitan region. The ten week program is available to families both face-to-face and online.

The Better Health Program is a free, healthy lifestyle program for families.The program is evidence-based and is developed and delivered by qualified health professionals to support families with making sustainable health changes. Children (and their families) are eligible to participate in the program if they are:
  • Aged 7-13 years
  • Above a healthy weight

To find out more, click HERE or visit their website Better Health Program

eSafety's Guide to Parental Controls - FREE live webinar
Register for the free webinar, eSafety's guide to parental controls, for parents and carers from the eSafety Commissioner.  The webinar will look at how parents and carers can set up devices and apps to help kids and young people stay safe online. 

It will cover:

  • the benefits and limitations of parental controls
  • how to set up iOS and Android devices for safety
  • how to set up popular games and apps like YouTube and Roblox for safety
  • using family tech agreements and other parenting strategies to manage online risks
  • how eSafety can help when things go wrong.

This webinar will include practical tips, demonstrations and advice. To register, visit: esafety.gov.au/parents.

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
FREE Triple P seminars give you simple, practical strategies to help you raise a happy confident child.  For more information, visit https://www.education.wa.edu.au/triple-p.

City of Melville - Activities and Events for Children
The City of Melville offers many children's activities and events at a variety of venues.  Find out more at https://www.melvillecity.com.au/our-community/families-children-and-youth/activities-and-events-for-children

City of Melville - What's On
For things to do and events around town, click https://www.melvillecity.com.au/things-to-do/events/whats-on