Cedar Street, Dorrigo, NSW

A “not for profit” centre, managed by a parent body & staffed by experienced professionals in the field of early childhood.

Operational-9am to 3pm during school terms.

Subsidised fees available.

Implementation of additional needs program in consultation with families & support services where necessary.

A place where we value the importance of play in a nature based environment that will:

nurture the development of the whole child enrich and extend each child’s learning invite involvement bring joy foster the opportunity for self-discovery value relationships with family, culture and community.

Our Program is play based & is inspired by:

children’s strengths & interest knowledge of the world individual programs social & emotional readiness for school skills development community involvement.

We work towards sustainable practices, nurturing in each child the sense of wonder & respect for the natural world.


Phone: 67759136


Phone: 66572552


Phone: 66576155


Phone: 66572097


Phone: 66574188


Phone: 66578133


Phone: 1800 007 400
Name: Patsy Green

Dorrigo High School

Waterfall Way, Dorrigo, NSW
Phone: 02 6657 2001
Name: Michael Bleakley, Principal

Dorrigo is a beautiful rural town located on the eastern edge of the spectacular New England plateau. The high school is a vibrant part of the community and draws from the township itself, surrounding farmlands and small villages such as Dundurrabin, Hernani and Ebor.
Dorrigo High School has a fine tradition of serving its community and celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2006. The school has a well established reputation for sporting achievement and was a diamond achiever in the Premier’s Sporting Challenge in 2008. Students are offered a wide range of cultural, sporting and academic activities and excel in areas such as debating, rugby union, soccer and canoeing to name a few. In 2006, our Tournament of Minds team gained second place nationally, which was an amazing achievement for a small rural school.
The local community is extremely proud and supportive of us and this contributes to the positive culture that is evident to all who attend and visit the school.
New innovations such as an extension to our high quality technology facilities with an interactive whiteboard program in place, and new curriculum activities, such as Connected Learning are underway and we look forward to continued growth of the school.

Dorrigo Plateau U3A – University of the Third Age

55 Hickory Street, Dorrigo, NSW
6657 1662 or 6657 8068
Name: Clare Beckett [Secretary] or Brian Magrath [President]

The U3A (University of the Third Age) movement began at the University of Toulouse, France in 1973, and was subsequently launched in Cambridge, United Kingdom and this became the model for U3A in Australia.

The term “University” is used in the original and medieval sense of an association or community of teachers and scholars, united in the pursuit of knowledge.

In 1984, the U3A was founded in Melbourne, Victoria, and since then, the movement has grown to 240 independent U3A groups in all States and Territories.  The U3A movement in Australia, per head of population, has the largest number of U3A groups in the world, and continues to expand.

Despite being a part of a small community, THE DORRIGO PLATEAU U3A continues to offer some rewarding and interesting courses; Click here for the SESSION SCHEDULE 3RD TERM 2016 .

The Dorrigo Plateau University of the Third Age Incorporated,  [U3A], is a not-for-profit organisation, and is organised entirely by volunteers. These dedicated people look after the administration for the group, in setting up courses, sessions and workshops over a variety of interesting subjects.

Our voluntary tutors freely donate their time and are willing to share their skills and life experiences with members of the U3A group; this results in everyone learning for pleasure, both tutors and participants. The “University of the Third Age” or U3A, is open to anyone who wants to learn things, not for qualifications, but for the reward of learning and the joy of discovery.

To take part in this exciting venture, you can become a member by applying for membership on the form you can download here; Membership Form 2016 or you can pick up a form at the information centre in Hickory Street, Dorrigo.

Membership runs from January to December and is $25.

As a member you are entitled to attend any courses you choose, but if you decide to attend a course or workshop, it is essential that you contact the tutor and register for the course before attending; this is important because if a tutor thinks there are not enough participants for a course, seven days before the course begins, then the course may be cancelled.  When attending a course, you will be asked to state your membership number, before the course begins.

It’s useful to know that Members of the Dorrigo Plateau U3A are also entitled to attend courses in other U3A groups without further payment.

The tutor of the course can tell you about all this.

If you or someone you know would be prepared to tutor a course, workshop or session for the group, then please use the course proposal form in “services provided” section here, or pick up a form at the information centre in Hickory Street Dorrigo. For further details or enquiries, please contact the secretary at

Click on links below to view and/or download :

If you are interested in attending one of our courses, and you are not yet a member of the U3A, download and complete this Membership Form 2016 and forward it to us as shown on the form..
Here is the SESSION SCHEDULE for the Third Term  – July to October 2016  showing the current sessions and workshops.
Read our Newsletter to keep up-to-date with U3A events and courses.
You can also check at the Dorrigo Library and the Information Centre in Hickory Street, Dorrigo for these forms.