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:
Keeping Defence Families Connected
We have at least one opportunity to gather as a Defence community each term, either through a morning tea, dinner or school event. Our Teddy Bear’s Picnics, Christmas parties and parent dinners are always well attended and aim to create supportive relationships between our Defence Families.
In 2020, with the country in lockdown due to COVID-19, Australians could not mark ANZAC Day in the traditional manner for the first time in over a century, but love and respect always find a way...
Our school has very strong ties with the Defence forces, with many in our community actively involved in the great responsibility of protecting our country. As a school we are involved in many activitie each year. For our Defence Students, Mrs Kerri Wilson, organises Defence Club each week. Here the children participate in many varied activities and lead the school in whole school commemoration events.
When a parent is away from home, Kerri Wilson supports the children and family. In the photo above the child has made a cutout of her family with bead hearts and fishing line tying them together (the invisible string that binds us). Kerri also helps the children to keep the absent parent informed of what is happening at in their lives at school.