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.

*Regular Morning Teas & Get Togethers!*

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 10am ALL WELCOME. Tea, coffee and a yummy morning tea provided.

Ladies Nights

Come along to our Ladies Nights and join in on a night full of laughter, fun, drinks and snacks. These events are held every 4 – 6 Weeks for ALL ladies of the Pucka Community .

Please note these are child free events (except newborns)

*Services*

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.

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.

*Exercise*

Konga

Come and join our amazing instructor Cheryl for this fun dance workout in the DJs building.

Every  Thursday at 6:00pm Cost $8 The first session is free. 

Karate
Real World Karate with Sensai Marleigh

Cubs (3-6 years) Wednesday 5pm at the area gym

Tigers (6-9 years) Wednesday 5.30 – 6pm at the area gym

Panthers 10 and up (mixed ages) Wednesday 6.15 – 7.15pm at the area gym

Spin Group

Monday 6:15pm Wednesday 6:15am

Come along and join Nicole in a great HIIT spin class

Spaces are limited so please follow our Facebook page to reserve a bike

Cost: Free

*For the Kids*

DJ’s at The Donovan Joynt VC
Every Friday Night. 5pm – 7pm (Primary School) & 7pm – 10pm (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 2019. PLEASE TALK TO DEB IN THE OFFICE IF YOU CAN HELP OUT

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!

Craft Class
Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm at the PDNC during the school term for primary school aged children. Afternoon tea included. Cost is $4

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

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

Cost $2 per  participating child.

Mum’s Support Group
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 Mum’s-to-be for a coffee, tea or cold drink.

This is 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.

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.

*ENROLMENT FORMS FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18*

U18 Registration Form 2019

*For Adults *

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 located near the Medical Centre.

Click on the link below for more information

About Us

Unfinished Projects and Skill Sharing

Thursday 6pm at the PDNC

Come along to finish your project, learn a new skill or share your skills with others.

Pucka Wargaming Group

Saturday 10-5pm at the PDNC

Come along and join in the Strategic Tabletop Battle Game

Cost: Gold coin donation

Model Railway

Wednesday 7 – 10pm at the Area Theater (Side entrance)

Mum’s Working Space

Monday – Thursday 9:30 – 2:30 in the PDNC Building

A place for you to come and study, complete assignments or any other projects you can’t get done at home.

The office has a printer and wi-fi

Bookings are essential