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Defence Transition Mentor

The Defence School Mentor (DSM) Program provides support to Defence students and families to minimise the impact of the mobile lifestyle on Defence students’ education.

This Program aims to assist Defence students from Prep to Year 12 in four key areas throughout their education and as they move from one school to another.

  • welcoming;
  • integrating;
  • absence support; and
  • farewelling.

Through the program, we can provide the following outcomes:

  • facilitation of a supportive educational environment for Defence families during times of change;
  • establishment of ongoing programs and resources for use during and beyond the life of the program;
  • linkage of Defence families into their local school community; and
  • provision of educational resources to support the Defence student’s wellbeing.

The program aims to alleviate the significant school challenges encountered by Defence families due to mobility and absence from home.

The DSM contact at St Andrew’s Catholic College is Mrs Alyce Richards. For more information phone us today on 07 4039 5200. 

2024 Term Dates


Term 1 23 Jan - 28 Mar 10
Term 2 15 Apr - 21 Jun 10
Term 3 8 Jul - 13 Sep 10
Term 4 30 Sep - 5 Dec 10