Defence childcare centres
Children of mobile Defence families can receive priority of access to Defence childcare centres around Australia. Defence Community Organisation (DCO) also provides individual case management to help parents with childcare placement. For more information click here.
More childcare resources
There are a number of childcare facilities in Albury. The resources below may help you locate the right childcare service for your family.
DCO provides a range of services and resources for Defence children to assist with the transition between schools and education systems when families move, and to provide support for the unique needs of Defence students. You can find information on schooling, including aides and mentors on the DCO website on Education or Your Community pages.
The Albury-Wodonga region has both public and private schools.
To locate private schools in your area visit the Private Schools Guide.
Defence School Mentors
The Defence School Mentor Program provides support to children of ADF families, particularly when changing schools on posting or during parental absences due to deployment, exercises or courses.
The in-school mentors in primary and secondary schools are funded by the Department of Defence through Defence Community Organisation (DCO). They are employed as a member of the school staff by respective schools or education systems within each State or Territory.
Primary schools with Defence School Mentors
Bandiana Primary School, Bandiana
Baranduda Primary School, Baranduda
Catholic College Wodonga, Wodonga
Melrose Primary School, Wodonga
St Monica’s Primary School, Wodonga
Wodonga Primary School, Wodonga
Wodonga South Primary School, Wodonga
High schools with Defence School Mentors
- Catholic College Wodonga, Wodonga
- Wodonga Middle Years College, Wodonga
- Wodonga Senior Secondary College, Wodonga
NSW School Terms
Click here to see the school terms observed in NSW during 2020.