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Townsville is home to two major defence bases.
The Royal Australian Air Force Base (Townsville) caters for:
and the Australian Army’s Lavarack Barracks at Annandale is home to the Army's 3rd Brigade and 11th Brigade. Elements of the 3rd Brigade based at the Barracks include:
Therefore, Annandale Christian College strives to understand and cater for the specific needs of defence personnel and their families and students from defence families account for 15% of our student population.
Our Defence Transition Mentor, Mr Brendan Evans, does a wonderful job of contacting new defence families enrolled in the College; introducing them to the Leadership Team and relevant classroom teachers; assisting families to transition into the College (and Townsville generally); liaising between parents and the College; helping families access services within the Defence and wider Townsville community; keeping the specific needs of Defence families before the College community; and easing the strain that accompanies transfers and deployments.