Risdon Park South Kindergarten

Welcome to Risdon Park South Kindergarten

kindergarten students having lunch time

Play, Learn, Develop, Achieve

Contact Information

Director: Rachel Girdham
Phone: (08) 8632 2576
Fax: (08) 8633 2559
Address: 10 Hannan Street
Region: Pirie Partnership
E-mail: dl.6662.leaders@schools.sa.edu.au

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Enrolment Process

Risdon Park South Kindergarten is part of the Pirie and Environs cluster group. All preschools in Port Pirie have worked together and developed a Priority Placement Policy (see attached).

Please remember:

This was developed to ensure parents still have the choice of where to send their child to kindy but to also ensure families who live close by, have first priority and can still access their closest preschool. It does not mean that just because you don’t live in the area you cannot come to your preferred kindy.

There is a timeline of when families need to have their waiting list form completed and submitted to the Preschool they intend to send their child to (1st Preference).

This waiting list form needs to be submitted by end of Week 1 Term 3 (last week in July) the year before they are due to start preschool and then the centre will contact you by Week 5 Term 3 (end of August) to confirm your placement. After this time staff will organise transition visits and a time to complete the detailed enrolment form.

Download File Size File Type
DECD Preschool Enrolment Form N/A Web Link
Pirie Partnership Priority of Placement Policy 367 KB Adobe PDF
Preschool Waiting List Form 250 KB Adobe PDF
Starting Preschool & School Fact Sheet 436 KB Adobe PDF
Aboriginal Children Entry to Preschool Fact Sheet 343 KB Adobe PDF
Orientation Information (2015) 712 KB Adobe PDF

Please visit the Same First Day Information & Fact Sheets for more information about the enrolment process.

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Session Times

Group A:
Sessions: Monday & Wednesday, 8.45am - 3:30pm
2 Friday excursions per term 8.45am-3.30pm,
dates advised at beginning of each term

Group B:
Sessions: Tuesday and Thursdays 8.45am-3.30pm
2 Friday excursions per term 8.45am-3.30pm
dates advised at beginning of each term

2016 Term 1 begins Monday 1st of February

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Fee Structure 2014/2015

Term 1: $110
Term 2: $90
Term 3: $90
Term 4: $90

Fee envelopes will be sent home on day 1 of each term and prompt payment is appreciated. Payments can be made by cash, Direct Debit or cheque and fees can be paid weekly.

The Preschool is a non-profit organisation so relies on your fees to pay for utilities (electricity, water, telephone etc), cleaning, art and craft materials, learning resources etc. Please talk to staff if you are having difficulty paying your child's fees.

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Children will attend transition visits into kindy during Term 4 the year before they commence full-time kindergarten (30 hours per fortnight). The number of transition visits and the dates and times will be dependent on capacity available and when the current full-time kindy children transition to school.

Families will be informed when the visits will occur early September (after confirmations of enrolments have been made).

We encourage all families to bring their children along to playgroup regularly during the terms leading up to them beginning kindy, so they can become familiar with the environment and make their transition easier.

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Parent Information

What to Bring:

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Policies & Procedures

Download File Size File Type
Attendance Policy (2014) 479 KB Adobe PDF
Behaviour Guidance Code (2014) 471 KB Adobe PDF
Bullying Procedures (2014) 380 KB Adobe PDF
Emergency Procedures (2014) 295 KB Adobe PDF
Grievance Procedure (2011) 284 KB Adobe PDF
Healthy Food Policy (2015) 661 KB Adobe PDF
Hot Weather Policy (2015) 242 KB Adobe PDF
Medical Conditions and Medication Policy 2014 1210 KB Adobe PDF
Nappy Change Procedure (2015) 201 KB Adobe PDF
Parent Concerns and Complaints Policy 118 KB Adobe PDF
Skin Protection Policy (2015) 234 KB Adobe PDF

For more information regarding policies, please visit the DECD Policies and Procedures webpage for Early Childhood Services.

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Playgroup Information

Time: Friday 10.00am to 11.30am

Fees: $2.00 per week per family

Playgroup is a great way to meet other parents with small children and provides an informal atmosphere to relax and spend valuable time learning with your child. Remember you are responsible for your own child during this time. Please help clean up at the end of the playgroup.

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Occasional Care

While we do not offer a child care service their are plenty of other options for child care in and around the Port Pirie area.

Options may include a child care centre or Family Day Care educator.

For assistance in locating our closest child care centres speak with one of our staff or for Family Day Care assistance phone the Family Day Care Business and Customer Support Centre on 8343 6533 or 1300 551 890

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National Quality Standards & Quality Improvement Plan

The following documents provide detailed information about our kindergarten’s strengths, site improvement priorities and our core business of providing high quality education to all children within a working partnership with families and the local community.

Download File Size File Type
Preschool Context Statement (2015) 82 KB Adobe PDF
Philosophy Statement (2014) 264 KB Adobe PDF
Annual Report (2014) 2370 KB Adobe PDF
Service Information (2014) 461 KB  Adobe PDF
Risdon Kindy Strengths in NQS (2014) 208 KB Adobe PDF
Quality Improvement Plan (2015) 208 KB Adobe PDF

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Feedback and Complaints

Let us know if you have feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment. Feedback is valuable as it helps us shape our services to meet your needs.

Download File Size File Type
Parent Guide: Raising a Concern or Complaint 116 KB Adobe PDF

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