Defence Transition Aide

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Our Lady of Dolours School is a proud participant in the Defence Transition Aide Program. This program provides support to the children and families of Australian Defence Fo​rce (ADF) members, particularly when m​​oving in and out of a school on a posting or when a parent is absent from home.​​​

Defence School Transition Aides (DSTAs) are located in primary schools throughout Australia where there are significant numbers of ADF families.

The role of the DSTA is to:

  • assist ADF parents and children to become familiar with the school and its facilities
  • co-ordinate appropriate welcoming and farewelling activities for ADF children involving the school community
  • monitor ADF children’s personal issues such as friendship, peer groups and classroom difficulties
  • contribute items of interest to the school newsletter
  • provide opportunities for ADF families to meet other ADF families within the school community
  • maintain contact with ADF families who are enrolled in the school.​