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 large number of childcare facilities in Wagga. 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.
With over 20 primary schools, eight secondary schools and a wide choice of preschools and child care centres, your children are guaranteed access to first class educational institutions in Wagga.
Visit the NSW Public school website for more information on schools in the Riverina region.
The Schools and Education page of the Wagga Australia site is a helpful resource for finding education services and institutions in the region.
Visit the Private Schools Guide to locate private schools in your area.
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
Kapooka Public School, Kapooka
Kooringal Public School, Kooringal
Wagga Wagga Christian School, Wagga
High schools with Defence School Mentors
NSW School Terms
Click here to see the school terms observed in NSW during 2020.