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What we offer - Port Pirie Community Kindergarten

We offer a number of programs and services to support your child’s early years learning.

Preschool program

Times

Your child can attend preschool for up to 15 hours per week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.45am to 2.45pm 8.45am to 2.45pm 8.45am to 2.45pm
alternate weeks

Fees

Our parent contribution is $300 per year. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • a packed, healthy lunch
  • a serving of fruit or vegetable for ‘fruit time’ in a separate container to their lunch
  • drink bottle filled with water
  • a sun hat
  • bag
  • change of clothes.

Please write your child’s name on all their belongings.

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • food containing nuts (some children have nut allergies that can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy food or drink (lollies, chocolate, chips, fizzy drinks).

Daily schedule

Time Activity
8.45am Kindy opens – milk and cheese offered on arrival
9.30am Morning meeting, handwashing and fruit time
As finish Play
11.45am Reset to make room for lunch time
12 noon Bells – Group time (singing/dancing/sharing/stories) (sunscreen if UV level is over 3). Handwashing before eating lunch
12.15pm Lunch
As finish Play
2.15pm Pack up begins
2.30pm Whole group comes together
2.45pm Dismissal and parent catch-up

Additional information

Please read our arrival and collection procedure (PDF 48KB).

Footwear

When they come to kindy your child will need comfortable shoes they can manage by themselves. Thongs are not appropriate footwear for preschool.

Hats and bags

When they start kindy your child will be provided with a hat, which will be worn when outside if the UV rating is 3 or above. Your child’s hat will be kept at the kindy and washed each term. When your child leaves to begin school they will be able to take their hat with them.

Your child will be encouraged to pack and carry their own bag, which will be kept in their locker.

Clothes

Clothes in line with our skin protection procedure are encouraged.

For toileting we recommend pants that your child is able to pull up and down easily.

We also recommend packing a spare pair of shorts for water play in the sandpit.

At the end of the session

Your child will be expected to wait and say goodbye to their teacher at mat time before coming to greet you at the end of their session.

Bus service

The Port Pirie community bus stops on Senate Road and Balmoral Road. Both stops are only a short walk to our kindy.

 

Playgroup

Our supported playgroup is run every week. You and your child can meet other families and spend time learning together. Playgroup activities are designed by our preschool staff.

Times

Every Friday during term time from 10.30am to 12 noon.

Cost

Gold coin donation per family.

What to bring

Children should bring these things:

  • drink bottle filled with water
  • a sun hat during terms 1 and 4.

Additional information

Playgroup welcomes babies through to kindy-age children.

Please note, playgroup does not take place in the last week of each term.