About Us

#0025The Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre is a community based not-for-profit organisation providing a focus for people gathering together for friendship, exchange of information and mutual growth in learning.

Everyone in the community is welcome and we offer quality crèche facilities for young children where possible. Our flexible low cost programme varies each term and includes a range of activities from arts and crafts through to parent support groups, health and sporting activities and personal development courses. We are always looking for new courses to offer the community, so please contact us if you have any ideas on how we could improve our service, or if you would be interested in sharing your talents, we would love to hear from you!

If you would like to read our constitution please click HERE

Our Objectives

  • To provide a meeting place and support for families and individuals within the Roleystone / Karragullen community.
  • To provide educational and recreational activities for the people of the area.
  • To promote community involvement by members of the area.
  • To encourage the establishment of mutual support groups.
  • To maintain a resource and information centre relevant to the needs of the community.
  • To provide crèche facilities (where possible) for children of parents participating in courses.

RNFC History

From Wygonda RoadThe Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre is located at 19 Wygonda Road, Roleystone, next to the Roleystone Community Hall and in the vicinity of the Roleystone Shopping Centre.

Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre was opened as the Roleystone Family Centre in February 1990 and was purpose built to accommodate the Department for Community Development’s, Four-year-old Programme and other facilities required by the community of Roleystone/Karragullen.

The Roleystone Neighbourhood House Family Support Programme has been running in the Centre for the past twenty two years and, prior to the Family Centre being built was run in the local “Old School House”.

Roleystone Family Centre and Roleystone Neighbourhood House amalgamated in January 1999 to form the Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre.

Administration

The Family Centre receives funding from the WA State Government, Department for Communities.

Additional funds are generated through courses, user groups and membership fees paid by centre users. The Centre is managed by a voluntary management committee drawn from the community. The Family Centre office is staffed by the Centre Manager, an Administration Assistant and volunteers.

Opening Hours

The office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm during school terms.

Facilities

Activity Area 1 (2)-edit cropThe Centre consists of a Lounge (15 persons), Meeting Room (25 persons), Kitchen, two Activity Rooms (65 persons each or 40 persons for early childhood events) which are separated by concertina doors, and two outdoor play areas. These rooms are available for casual or permanent bookings for groups and private functions.

The Family Centre has a Disabled Parking space reserved for those cars displaying a current ACROD sticker.

For a Room Hire Brochure please click HERE

Information Services

This service is located in the lobby of the Centre and consists of information brochures covering a wide range of up-to-date subject matter. You can browse in private but help is on hand if necessary.

Are you new to Roleystone?

Come in and grab one of our “Welcome Packs”. A fantastic source of information for everything you need to know about Roleystone!  Free inside our reusable Roleystone Family Centre bags.

Kids Birthday Parties

Alina Coopers tribe Photo Credit Carolyn Bathgate editWhy have a mess at home when you could use the Family Centre for your children’s birthday parties. Hire our large spacious room with tables, chair’s etc. and access to the outdoor play area and fully equipped kitchen. Barbeque is available at a small fee. Very reasonable rates.

Our front page Slide-show

Photo credits:

  • 3 young children – Carolyn Bathgate
  • 3 Adults & Child amongst orchard – Jen Hanley from Sweet Rebel Photography
  • Red Tailed Black Cockatoos – Stephanie Boyle
  • Kangaroo – Grant Black
  • Roley Pools – Carolyn Bathgate
  • Carnaby’s Cockatoos out front of centre – Deanna White
  • Borello Park Fig – Karen Reagan
  • Marri flowers – Deanna White

Our Logo Picture

The logo was first developed by local artist Nerolie Gyuru who was a student in one of our earlier art classes run by art teacher Wendy Van Der Laan. She originally created a drawing of the centre as part of the class activity set by the teacher, with the vision of it being the Logo for the newly amalgamated Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre.