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EAST FREO LOOK LOCAL DIRECTORY

 

LOCAL East Fremantle

 

The Town of East Fremantle is introducing their #LookLocal Community Directory. Search the online directory to find community groups in your area.

Categories include:
Children
Education
Faith
Fitness
Social
Sport

To explore the directory, visit www.eastfremantle.wa.gov.au/listings/community

 

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IMPRESSIONS OF FREO’S UNI OPEN DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 11, 2019

 

 

The West End of Fremantle is well activated today thanks to the Notre Dame University Open Day and the glorious weather.

Lots of high school students and parents came to have a look at what NDA has to offer and talked with lecturers and staff, while in Mouat Street pizza and paella and good music are on offer. Go and have a look!

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OPEN DAY AT NDA TODAY

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 11, 2019

 

NDA Open Day

 

It is OPEN DAY at Fremantle’s Notre Dame University and that gives the entire community, not just high school students and their parents, the opportunity to find out what NDA is all about.

Wander around the campus, check out the libraries, the relaxation modes, the stunning art collection, talk to lecturers and staff or just enjoy the great vibes along Mouat Street.

Chalkys and the Moore&Moore cafe are open for great coffee, breakfast and lunch!

It’s on from late morning till late afternoon and the weather is perfect for it.

Roel Loopers

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OPEN DAY AT NOTRE DAME ON SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 7, 2019

 

NDA

 

A reminder for high school students and their parents that it is Open Day at Fremantle’s Notre Dame University this Sunday August 11.

NDA is one of the most popular and highest regarded universities in Western Australia and the campus is in the centre of historic West End, so come for a browse and gather information from lecturers and staff.

Roel Loopers

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NEW ANGLICAN SCHOOL FOR FREMANTLE?

Posted in children, city of fremantle, education, learning, religion, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on July 28, 2019

 

A proposal to establish a new low-fee co-educational Anglican school in the Fremantle CBD is currently under consideration by the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC).

The ASC is keen to bring our brand of school to the community of Fremantle. Our schools provide outstanding teaching and learning in a safe, caring Christian environment.”

 The proposed new school would open in the next five years, initially catering for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, and expanding to Year 12 thereafter.

 It will be a multi-storey campus in the heart of Fremantle, providing a unique and creative learning environment which expands beyond the school grounds.

Tuition fees are estimated to be in the range of $6,000 – $9,000 in the primary school and $10,000 to $12,000 in the secondary school.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JJXWRBT?fbclid=IwAR04NmdOC_Q4yf6vfP0x69pAOCYCz0PQxwQDX5tgPv_d5DAk2o_Z1zh-rQY

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NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY STAFF WANT BETTER PAY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, employment, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on July 28, 2019

 

 

Leaflets in cafes around Fremantle by the National Tertiary Education Union-NTEU show that there is a bit of controversy at Notre Dame University about wages, superannuation and academic freedom.

Notre Dame Australia-NDA is highly rated by students and the Fremantle campus is in one of Australia’s most beautiful cities, but it appears that staff are not happy with their wages and conditions.

There is a demand for a 3% pay rise and the NTEU claims that NDA staff get paid significantly less than the staff at other Australian universities.

The union has also asked Notre Dame for an increase in superannuation from 12% to 17%, because all other staff at Australian universities receive the 17%.

Last but not least NDA has refused any calls for protection of academic and intellectual freedom.

NTEU wants Notre Dame Australia to implement an equitable workload management so that academic staff can regulate their working hours.

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GRADUATIONS AT NOTRE DAME FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on July 24, 2019

 

 

Three hundred students graduated at Fremantle’s Notre Dame University today, including 17 higher degree by research graduates, so I went to take some photos of the special day.

The photos before the official ceremony  are often less formal as my shots show.

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and the photos again as a slide show:

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OPEN DAY AT FREO NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on July 18, 2019

 

NDA Open day

 

An early warning for high school students and their parents that the Open Day an Fremantle Notre Dame University will be on August 11.

Come and have a look at what one of Australia’s best universities has to offer in one of Australia’s best cities!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE PORTS COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, education, fremantle ports, gardening, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on June 25, 2019

 

Great to hear that Fremantle Ports has supported Fremantle Primary School once again, this time sponsoring the creation of a mural by a local artist within its outdoor classroom area, as well as granting two student scholarships.

The school’s P&C are creating an area within the school grounds which will have an outdoor science lab and kitchen. It’s intended to be a space where children will be able to experiment, explore and discover the earth sciences while learning STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) concepts.

The mural will be based around the school’s values of ‘care’, ‘excellence’ and ‘diversity’.  It’ll be great to see what the mural turns out like and which artist is chosen to create it.

 The port has also given a grant to East Fremantle Community Garden, as a contribution towards a planned native garden at the entrance to the garden.

The East Freo community garden is behind 9 Seeds Café at 121 Marmion Street. The first plantings were in 2011 and, since then, the garden has realised a terrific orchard, multiple communal and private garden beds, worm farms and composing facilities. New members are welcome. The East Fremantle Community Garden can be found on Facebook.

 Fremantle Ports recently reviewed its approach to community investment, now focusing its assistance in four key areas – community enrichment, environmental leadership, arts and culture and education. It accepts applications online at any time, but only makes decisions about what to support once a quarter.

More information about how to apply on: http://www.fremantleports.com.au/community-education/community-investment

 

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FREMANTLE ROUNDHOUSE CLOSURE DISGRACE!

 

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The closure of the Fremantle Roundhouse today is the third day out of four the very popular tourist attraction has been closed to the public. It was closed on Friday and Saturday, supposedly due to bad weather, although the weather was in no way extreme and intolerable, and today the sign states that WA’s oldest public building is closed  due to a shortage of volunteers.

Fact is that the current president and some committee members of the volunteer group have been procrastinating instead of tackling the major issues of funding and volunteers.

I was a volunteer at the Roundhouse for nine years and loved talking with tourists from all over the world, but I resigned two weeks ago after a rude email from the president in reply to my email suggestions for improvements and changes. I was told that my emails to committee were a waste of energy and he reminded me I was not on committee, indicating I should just shut up.

It is now time for the City of Fremantle to immediately take over the management of the Roundhouse as this significant building has to be open to the public.  I am happy to get involved again under new more progressive and committed management.

A school group that arrived at 1.30pm today stood in front of the closed doors and that is very disappointing.

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