Programs

The PDNC run a number of programs for those living at Puckapunyal and the surrounding area with a focus on Defence families. These programs change from year to year depending on availability of instructors and volunteers. Below is an outline of our current programs.

Tumble Tots

Tumble Tots is held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 12pm at the Area Gymnasium.

This program is much like Kinder Gym with plenty of fun and enjoyable equipment for the little ones.

Cost $2 per  participating child.

Lego Club
Tuesdays from 3.45pm to 5pm at the PDNC during the school term.

Lego Club is a great opportunity for Primary School aged children to come together and explore their creativity with our new Lego supplies.

Cost: $4 includes a light afternoon tea.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE VOLUNTEERS TO HELP RUN THIS PROGRAM. PLEASE SPEAK TO DEB IN THE OFFICE IF YOU CAN HELP!

Mums, Bubs & Bumps
These sessions run fortnightly on an off pay Wednesday at the PDNC from 11.30am and every Monday from 11.30am. Come along and join our wonderful Mothers and Mums-to-be for a coffee, tea or cold drink and some morning tea. A fantastic opportunity to get together and share ideas and support each other through the roller coaster ride of parenting. We will also hold some information sessions throughout the year and greatly welcome any suggestions regarding what you would like to see and do as part of this program.

Toy Library

The Toy Library opened in 2015 with aim to provide the residents of Puckapunyal with access to a fantastic resource of toys. We believe in the importance of play, and aim to bring a wide variety of different and exciting toys and activities to help children learn, grow and enjoy their time living in Puckapunyal. We have a growing collection of quality toys, most of which are brand new, available for our members to borrow regularly. Membership is free for all PDNC members.
We are open Thursday  & Saturday mornings during the school term from 9:30 to 11:00am  in the building next to the PDNC.

*We are looking for more volunteers to go on the roster for this program. If you can help out please speak to Deb in the office or one of our committee members.

Men’s Shed
Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm. Weekends by request.

The shed contains a fully equipped workshop. Work on your own or help out with community projects.

Learn from the experts or share your skills.

The Men’s Shed building is location near the Medical Centre.

Rhyme Time

This runs every 2nd Wednesday on Pay week at 11.30am.

This program is provided by the Mitchell Shire Library Service and held at the PDNC.

Regular Morning Teas!!

Special Needs Morning Tea

Are held on the 1st Friday of every Month and are held at the PDNC from 9:30am. These sessions are for families who are registered as special needs as well as anyone who may be just beginning the special needs journey.

Community Morning Tea

Are held on 3rd Thursday of the Month at the PDNC from 9:30 ALL WELCOME. Tea, coffee and a yummy morning tea provided.

Yoga

Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7pm at the PDNC.

Come and join our expert instructor Lyndal for our incredibly relaxing Yoga Class. Cost $8

Please bring towel, water bottle and yoga mat. (we do have a limited amount of mats for your use)

 

DJ’s at The Donovan Joynt VC

Every Friday Night. 5pm – 7pm (Primary School) & 7pm – 9pm (High School)

DJ’s is a safe place for the youth of Puckapunyal to hang out, listen to music, play computer games, X Box, Wii and Pool.

All children must be registered and primary school students must be signed in and out by an adult. Children under 5 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Entry: Gold coin donation per family.

Families must be members of the PDNC to attend.

WE REQUIRE MORE VOLUNTEERS TO KEEP RUNNING THIS PROGRAM IN 2017. PLEASE TALK TO DEB IN THE OFFICE IF YOU CAN HELP OUT

 

Op Shop

Open every Thursday 9.30am – 1.30pm and Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30am.

The Op Shop is located next door to the PDNC and has a great variety of children’s, women’s and men’s clothing. There are plenty of toys, books, DVD’s and household goods available for purchase. We offer $5 ‘fill-a-bag’ (shopping bag size) on your choice of clothing only.

Donations can be made at these times or can be dropped off at the PDNC.

Op Shop is run by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please contact the PDNC.

 

Social Tennis

Every Wednesday morning from 10am. Followed by coffee & morning tea @ PDNC

 

Art Club

Held at the PDNC on Thursdays at 3.45pm during the school term for primary school aged children. Afternoon tea included. Cost is $4

 

Karate

Real World Karate with Sensai Marleigh

Cubs (2-5 years) Wednesday 10am at the area gym

Tigers (4-6 years) Wednesday 5-5.30pm at the area gym

Panthers (mixed ages) Wednesday 5.45 – 6.45pm at the area gym

 

Boxing

Held at 5.30pm on Tuesdays at the area gym. Cost is $11 and you must be a PDNC member to participate

Spin Group

Held Monday at 10am, Wednesday at 5.45pm, Thursday at 10am and Saturday at 10am at the area gym. This is a free group. Only 9 bikes available so watch the PDNC Facebook page for bookings