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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


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

8.45am to 2.45pm8.45am to 2.45pm8.45am to 2.45pm8.45am to 2.45pm
alternate weeks


Our parent contribution is $320 ($80 per term) 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

8.45amKindy opens – milk and cheese offered on arrival
9.30amMorning meeting, handwashing and fruit time
As finishPlay
11.45amReset to make room for lunch time
12 noonBells – Group time (singing/dancing/sharing/stories) (sunscreen if UV level is over 3). Handwashing before eating lunch
As finishPlay
2.15pmPack up begins
2.30pmWhole group comes together
2.45pmDismissal and parent catch-up

Additional information

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


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 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.



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


Every Friday during term time from 10 am to 12 noon.


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.