This year at JMA we are hoping to encourage the wonderful JMA community charitable spirit! With that in mind we've decided to partner with the WA Police charity, Constable Care and their Comfort Pack Program.
'The program aims to supply front line emergency service workers with care packs to give to children who are being temporarily relocated from their homes due to accident, emergency or as a result of crime. The backpacks are age and gender appropriate and contain necessities such as pyjamas, underwear, toothbrush and paste, soap, shampoo and conditioner, hair brush, story book, teddy bear, etc.'
Instead of students completing their 5 Leadership Tasks on their grading form we will be asking that everyone assembles a Comfort Pack for children in need. - You can opt out of this and do the normal 5 tasks - The age range is 0-16 so ideally it would be great if students assemble a pack for another child their age but you can choose. You do not need to fill the back pack with all the items, just what you can afford to purchase or even better donate! The idea is to help with Comfort Pack program but also to encourage our students to think about others and how great they will feel knowing they have helped someone else in need.
We are encouraging everyone to participate from all programs including Little Tigers and the adult classes - TKD and Box and Burn - you can also spread the word and ask family and friends if they want to be involved too!
We will be collecting the donations at the club during March leading up to the April grading. Thank you all in advance for your support. We're really excited for this project! You can read more about the program below!
We have some exciting things planned for this year the first of which is offering our babysitting services so parents can have a night out!! Go to the movies, have a meal or just sit in silence!!!
When: Friday 27th January
Where: At the Club
Who: 7 year olds up
Cost: $35 per family
What: We will show a movie to the kids followed by a fun quiz with prizes
Forms are available at the Club and need to be returned before the 27th with correct money to secure the spot.
This is a special mention to our girls Jaimee Stott and Margaret Wallace for their exceptional work on the floor at JMA this
Girls, I was so impressed to see you in action today. After discussing with a father about his sons progress, I turned to my yellow belt
class to find two highly capable, confident coaches, not only leading the class but dividing the children into groups specific to the skills they needed to work on.
I felt so proud to see the care and attention to detail that was shown, you are both showing so many of the traits of a strong role model and
The same goes for all our junior coaches. Over the past few months Sam and I have seen remarkable development in Chris, Josh, Daniel,
Margaret and Jaimee. Your parents must be so proud to see you all showing such strong leadership qualities and demonstrating such maturity whilst executing your coaching duties.
Well done kids – YOU have truly inspired us!
JMA was at Lakeside on the 28th of September to help the WA Police raise awareness for crime prevention and self defence. Featured in the Joondalup Weekender the article shows Blake Jones demonstrating an awesome kick!
Thank you to everyone who came down, the demonstrations really drew a crowd! Excellent work by all the kids and a big thanks for the parents who brought them down!
You all made us very proud!