Children & Families Program 

Somerville Playgroup

Somerville Playgroup is a positive and fun-filled learning environment for children aged 0-5 years.  We provide a range unstructured play experiences for children, and an opportunities for their parents and grandparents to build friendships and find peer support.

This is run in partnership with PlaygroupWA.

Days & Time: Mondays & Thursdays 9:15am – 11:15am

Tel: (08) 9314 2798

Cupcake Decorating Session – Life is Sweet!

Children 3-6 years can have fun decorating yummy cupcakes, followed by a fun free play session on Saturday October 29th 1:30-2:30pm! 

Bring along an apron for your child/children.  All materials supplied.  Do advise if your child has food allergies.

Register here!

Dads & Kids Wood Working Sessions

We love giving fathers and their children an opportunity to work on mini-projects together.   We provide the resources, Bunnings staff provide the expertise, and our budding wood workers set to work creating their wooden treasurers.

Our next event is scheduled for Saturday October 15th 2022 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm. 

This event is FULLY BOOKED!

 

The Heart Beat Club

Child safety strategies, resuscitation, and applying first aid in an emergency are important life skills for any parent or grandparent.  We’ve joined forces with Royal Life Saving Australia to offer a FREE 3 hour workshop on Wednesday 16th November 6pm-9pm Register here.

Give WRITE Kardinya Collection Point

KMCC is now an official collection point for Give Write – a not-for-profit organisation providing school stationary supplies to children in need across metropolitan and regional WA.   Just pop your donations (eg. pencils, markers, erasers, pencil cases etc.) in our dedicated light blue donation bin in the foyer!

Fair Game Collection Point

We’ve partnered with Fair Game to gather unwanted sports equipment and direct them to children in under-resourced communities across Australia, including First Nations and CALD communities.  Involvement in physical activity is integral to improving health and education outcomes for children in remote communities, and we can help make this happen!

Used items in good, clean & useable condition that can be donated into our Fair Game donation bin include:

  • AFL footballs, soccer balls, basketballs
  • Footy boots
  • Soccer shin pads
  • Runners/sneakers
  • Tee ball bats, mitts and balls
  • Track shoes
  • Cones
  • Boxing gloves/focus pads
  • Dodgeballs
  • Hula hoops
  • Large sports bags in good condition (eg. Cricket bags)

Items that can’t be accepted:

  • Sports clothing and uniforms (except team sets of bibs)
  • Helmets (baseball, cricket or bike – due to safety reasons)
  • Golf clubs
  • Trophies or medals
  • Hats
  • Used drink bottles
  • Large items such as fitness machines, bikes etc.
  • Backpacks
  • Any item that is broken, worn out or not suitable for current use eg. old style tennis rackets.

Seniors Program

KM Social Club

Seniors enjoy afternoon tea, and a program of structured activities, board games, guest speakers and outings.  In doing so, beautiful friendships are created!

Day & Time:  Mondays 1:30pm – 4pm.

Tel: (08) 9314 2798

 

Outreach WiFi & IT Support 

Seniors are welcome to use our office space to access our laptop and free Wifi between Monday – Wednesday 9am-12noon.

We also offer Seniors IT support for any software or hardware problem with a qualified technician, by appointment between 12:30pm-3:30pm.

 

VIBE – Youth Program 

After a successful summer involving a VR session, bike maintenance workshop and ‘work readiness’ class and Saturday Board Games Sessions this winter…….we are planning more exciting, fun & FREE activities for teenagers 13-17yrs in the months ahead.

Other youth activities in the pipeline include:

 

Community Service Projects for Secondary Students

We’re offering high school students opportunities to apply their skills, knowledge and talents in a range of activities around the centre.  From art creation, to garden planting, or peer group facilitation….there’s so much on offer!

Community service coordinators and students themselves can explore their options by writing to the KMCC Volunteer Coordinator at chair@kmcommunitycentre.org

KM Earth Care Initiatives

Sustainability Workshops

KMCC runs a range of different workshops throughout the year with environmental and sustainability themes from recycling, to energy management, permaculture, and urban conservation.

Our next workshop has been rescheduled for November 12th, 2022, 1pm-4pm.    The FREE 3 hour session titled Rethinking Organic Waste will be facilitated by Peg Davies, and will focus on composting, worm farms and bokashi bins.   Register here.

This project is supported by Highways and Byways – Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together.

UPPAREL Drop-Off Point

The Centre is now a collection point for UPPAREL.   Local individuals and families will be able to offload their waste textiles, including clothing and linens (anything not Op-Shop worthy) at the Centre.  This waste is collected, diverted from land fill and is turned into recycled fibres for the manufacture of new clothing.    To understand why we’re keen to support the UPPAREL mission, read here.

KM Book Exchange

Kardinya Book Exchange

The KM Book Exchange is located just near our front door entry, and is our way of encouraging the sharing and appreciation of second hand books.  Our community friends are welcome to “Take a Book or Leave a Book” from our colourful little library.  Visit anytime of day or evening.  We have books for every age and interest!