Freo's View

HAVE YOU SEEN SPARE PARTS SPLAT YET?

Posted in art, family, fremantle, kids, theatre, western autralia by freoview on July 1, 2016

spare parts

 

School holidays are starting in WA so check out the latest show by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle. It is one big SPLAT! the kids and parents will no doubt enjoy.

It runs from July 2-16. Check out the Spare Parts website for details and bookings!

Roel Loopers

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SNOW IN FREMANTLE

Posted in festival, fremantle, skating, western australia, winter by freoview on June 24, 2016

 

Snow is falling in Fremantle at the Winter Festival at the Esplanade and kids and grown ups love it. The ice rink is a lot of fun and there is also a slide on real ice.

Hot chocolate, mulled wine, slow cooked beef and pork and the National Hotel bar open will make for a fund day and night out.

Roel Loopers

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PHOTOS OF FREMANTLE’S WA DAY

Posted in community, fremantle, wa day, western autralia by freoview on June 6, 2016

 

The WA Day event at the Fremantle Esplanade was a little underwhelming as it was mainly for children, but it was still nice to see how multicultural our Australian society is.

How great to know that we live in such a peaceful country in relative harmony with all cultures, religions and skin colours.

There are still too many racists to my liking, and those who mistakingly believe they defend our nation’s values by being intolerant to other cultures.

It is good to reflect sometimes on how privileged we are living in such a stunning part of the world with so many fascinating people in our community.

Roel Loopers

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ZYDECATS FUN FOR MOTHERS DAY

Posted in fremantle, mother, music, western australia by freoview on May 6, 2016

Zydecats at the Club Sunday May 8th

 

Hey kids, here something special to buy mum for Mothers Day this Sunday! The dance inspiring Zydecats are playing at the Fremantle Workers Club at the South Fremantle Football Club at Fremantle Oval this Sunday for next to nothing, so bring mum along for high energy music that makes you feel alive in every pore of your body.

To make it even more special Freo music legend Jim Fisher will be performing with the Zydecats, so don’t let mum miss out on it.

Entry fee is $ 5 for members and just $ 10 for non members and the fun is on from 6-9 pm.

It’s happy hour from 5.30to 6.30 and Venezuelan food will be for sale.

Roel Loopers

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HAVE YOU SEEN CHILD ABUSER?

Posted in children, crime, fremantle, perth, police by freoview on April 20, 2016

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If you think you know this man or someone who looks like him please do call Crimestoppers immediately!

Two little kids were assaulted in North Perth yesterday by a man who looks like this, so he needs to be taken off the streets so children can play without fear.

Please pass this through your networks as widely as you can. Kids are sacred and no one should harm them ever!

Roel Loopers

PAPER BIRD BOOKS CREATE SAND FUN FOR KIDS

Posted in BOOKS, fremantle by freoview on April 20, 2016

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It does not come more Freo than this! What a lovely scene this afternoon at the new Paper Bird children’s book shop in Henry Street where a small part of the street had been turned into a sandpit for kids to be creative in.

The book shop commissioned Tim Darby and Shani Graham of Ecoburbia fame to create some sand sculptures and Tim did not forget to put the bird logo of the shop on the bottom right of his artwork. He told me he would also include a book or two.

Great to see a popular event that did not require booze or noise. Loved it!

Roel Loopers

 

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ESPLANADE A COMMUNITY SPACE FOR CONTEMPLATION

Posted in family, fremantle, photography by freoview on April 20, 2016

school holidays at EYP

 

In a world that is in a mad rush to do everything fast, the quiet enjoyment of an inner city park is invaluable, as this photo taken this morning at the Fremantle Esplanade shows.

What the area does not need is more entertainment and another cafe. It is a great spot for families to meet for picnic, kick the footy, or just sit back and read a book.

When we engage in constant internet communication we need spaces for contemplation and relaxation where we are not bombarded with noise.

Roel Loopers/ROEL.COM.AU

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KIDS HAVING FUN AT FREO SKATE PARK

Posted in children, city of fremantle by freoview on April 20, 2016

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Nice to see so many young kids having fun at the Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza today, trying out their scooters and getting some advise from coaches.

Roel Loopers

FUNOPOLY GREAT FREO MARKETING

Posted in city of fremantle, retail by freoview on April 18, 2016

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Congratulations to the Fremantle BID group for coming up with the FREO FUNOPOLY  concept for the school holidays. What a great way marketing our city by asking children, accompanied by adults, to discover and wander around Freo.

I talked with many of them at the Roundhouse, where we had been supplied with a stamp by BID to put on the map, and they not only loved it, but consumed quite a bit and discovered new elements of our city.

We quite often get people up at Arthur Head who do Amazing Place races with their companies, as part of their group and leadership building, so it is something BID and the City’s marketing department should offer more often.

It would be perfectly suited to a heritage festival for example.

Well done Business Improvement District for this innovative support for our traders!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT TODAY!

Posted in education, fremantle by freoview on April 5, 2016

There is a community meeting on tonight about the planned new Fremantle College, so parents whose children will be going to secondary school in 2018, when the college opens, might want to find out what it is all about and ask questions.

The community meeting is on from 6.15 to 7.30 tonight at the South Fremantle Senior High School at Lefroy Road. It is in the preforming arts main hall and it is signed from the car park.

Here a bit from the Education Department about Fremantle College:

Fremantle’s new flagship college, opening in 2018, will provide your children with a high quality, comprehensive education from the moment they arrive to the time they graduate.

A focus on academic and vocational excellence will provide many options and pathways for your children to work towards their ambitions, whether they aspire to go on to university, further training or employment after they graduate. Whatever directions your children choose, Fremantle College will provide them with the opportunities to achieve the highest possible standards.

With children from Years 7 to 12, Fremantle College will open as an Independent Public School. The foundation principal will be appointed from 2017 and work closely with a new school board to shape the school, its staffing and its learning programs.

The school board will provide strategic direction and governance, with members drawn from diverse backgrounds including community, industry and academia. Their expertise and commitment will establish the college as a pre-eminent school for children in the Fremantle area.

Central to the college’s success will be strategic partnerships forged with the Fremantle community to strengthen children’s access to a wide range of study and career opportunities.

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