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GARAGE SALE AT BEACY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Posted in children, city of fremantle, education, Uncategorized by freoview on October 19, 2017

 

Beacy Primary Garage Sale

 

The Beaconsfield Primary School GARAGE SALE is on this coming Sunday October 22 from 8am to midday, so come and find some bargains!

 

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SOUTH FREO HIGH 50TH PARTY!

Posted in city of fremantle, education, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on September 6, 2017

 

50 years South Freo High

SFSHS Open Day 2017

 

The South Fremantle Senior High School on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this Saturday, September 9 from 10 am to 3 pm.

There will be an historic display, live music, kids activities, reunion by decades area, food stalls, and more, so make sure to pop in and help them celebrate.

We all have important memories of our schools, the good and not so good teachers, and the importance of good education for our careers and life.

Teachers are critically important to the future of our children and very under-valued in my opinion.

Without my teachers in the Netherlands I would never have valued history and heritage so much, and would never have felt the urge to travel and experience new cultures. My history and English teacher Mr Hartog made a profound impact on my life.

 

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MUSICIANS FOR MALAWI AT FLY BY NIGHT

Posted in charity, children, education, fly by night club, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2017

 

In 2015, Nola Formentin sold everything she owned in Fremantle and moved to Malawi in SE Africa. After an initial six months volunteering with an NGO, she was offered a job teaching music, swimming, art and environmental issues at a primary school near the city of Blantyre.

Nola now ants to raise money for Malawi at the Musicians for Malawi concert to be held at Victoria Hall on Saturday 5 August. Doors open 7pm and the night is run by The Fly By Night Musicians Club.

Headlining the evening will be Opera Australia’s Baritone Jose Carbo accompanied by David Wickham, supported by local opera singers Alexandra Bak, Jenna Robertson, Kelly Robertson, Helen Brown and Alessia Pintabona. The night then turns contemporary, with upcoming singer/songwriter Synaed Roche and The David Hyams Trio. Then finally, local country blues band The Suntones will have everyone dancing the night out! All artists are donating their time and talents for the evening. There will even be food available at the club. All proceeds go to Nola’s causes.

There are many NGOs around Blantyre in the south of Malawi. Nola has visited some that have touched her heart and she hopes to find donations to help them on their way. These include Morning Star JS Ministries, a locally run organisation that provides a safe and caring place for young men to gather and learn life skills.

They run a soccer team and need funding for uniforms and equipment, as well as rent for the clubhouse. The Jacaranda Foundation is an incredible school run solely for children affected by HIV/AIDS and has fostered some amazing talent both musically and artistically, sending students to summer schools in USA and Europe. The Fatima Centre is a small orphanage run by a retired English couple, fostering 25 orphans from their local village.

All these organisations are run entirely on donations and Nola would like to invite you to help her raise money to support these wonderful schools, which in turn will help educate and nurture these special children.

 

Tickets are available at www.flybynight.org or phone 9430 5208

Musicians for Malawi
Saturday 5 August
Doors open 7pm
Fly By Night Musicians Club
Victoria Hall 179 High St Fremantle

FISH&SCHOOLS IN FREO

Posted in food, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 20, 2017

 

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It’s another perfect autumn day in beautiful Fremantle so ideal to enjoy the school holidays.

There are lots of families and young people wandering around Freo and many are sampling the seafood delights in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in children, family, fremantle, schools by freoview on April 7, 2017

 

School holidays are upon us again and all these gorgeous kids deserve special treats of course.

There is plenty on in Freo from Hatchiko at Spareparts Theatre to a Bunny Hunt organised by BID. There is also the very special tours of the Ocean Warrior, the Sea Shepherd ship that saves whales!

If that is not enough, a trip to the Shipwreck Museum and Roundhouse are also fun, and educational and the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is coming up next weekend.

Roel Loopers

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SCOTT STREET INTERSECTION SAFER

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, TRAFFIC by freoview on March 10, 2017

 

It is good to finally see the intersection of Scott Street and Hampton Road in South Fremantle being made safer but it is a real worry that there are no signs warning motorists of the changes.

I noticed cars wanting to turn right into Scott coming from the south and it will just be a matter of time where someone will end up on the new traffic island.

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FREO SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN

Posted in bid, children, fremantle, schools by freoview on January 10, 2017

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Come on kids, take your parents and grand parents out for kind of treasure hunt around Fremantle and win some great prizes

It is on from January 14-29 and you can spread it over 2-3 days if you can’t get it all done in one day.

Roel Loopers

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HAVE A FUN FREO DAY AT FESTIVAL PARADE!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, fremantle festival by freoview on November 6, 2016

 

It is the last, and in my opinion best, day of the Fremantle Festival for this year with the Festival Parade starting at 4pm from the Roundhouse to wind all throughout the inner city.

It finishes with the big  NO ZU closing party at Kings Square from 6pm where it will be impossible not to want to dance to the invigorating sounds of this Melbourne ‘underground’ group with wild horns, Latin percussions, great vocals and delight in their “art-damaged sounds”

The Festival Parade is where the Fremantle community comes together every year to show our passion, compassion, creativity and multiculturalism. The school kids will be there and the fairies but of course also protest groups. Expect a huge float from the Roe 8 and Perth Freight Link opponents and if that is a cause you are passionate about, join them!

Above all, have fun, connect, share, and have a fantastic Freo day!

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FIRING THE CANNON AT THE ROUNDHOUSE

Posted in fremantle, heritage, history, tourism by freoview on October 20, 2016

cannon-fire

 

It was interesting to hear at the Roundhouse today that there are still many people in Fremantle, and some in the tourism industry, who don’t know that the volunteer guides fire the cannon every day at 1 pm.

Cannon firing can be booked as a surprise birthday gift and for anyone. Today a school student from Geraldton fired it in front of her 30 classmates, teachers and another 50 people, as the photo I took shows.

Everyone who fires the cannon receives a certificate. You can book it on the Roundhouse website, where the guides also take bookings for school visits, weddings on the lawn next to the Roundhouse, functions, etc.

The Roundhouse is open every day of the year but for Good Friday and Christmas Day from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.

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FREO PART OF LOW CARBON SCHOOLS PILOT PROGRAM

Posted in city of fremantle, education, environment, schools, western australia by freoview on July 23, 2016

An innovative eighteen months long pilot program to reduce carbon emissions at schools has just started, with the City of Fremantle subsidising six schools; Fremantle Primary School, John Curtin, South Fremantle Senior High School, Winterfold Primary School, Lance Holt and Samson Primary School.

The Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program is facilitated by Simply Carbon in partnership with CRC for Low Carbon Living.

The program began with a series of workshops in February, where school principals, teachers, staff and parents were ‘up-skilled’ so they know how to reduce resource consumption, carbon emissions and costs in their school.

Each school has developed its own action plan to reduce their emissions and will be implementing them over the next eighteen months.

The schools will meet monthly to share experience and progress and to talk about partnership opportunities with local businesses and organisations.

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