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Defence School Transition Aide

Mrs Chris Jones is our Defence School Transition Aide and provides support to children of Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families, particularly during their transition into and out of a school on posting or during parental absences due to deployment exercises or courses.

The role of the Defence Transition Aide includes:

  • contributing to the development of a supportive educational environment for families of Australian Defence Force personnel.

  • assisting children to manage the absence from home of one parent through the development of activities to help children stay connected to the absent parent.

  • organizing activities and developing strategies to assist the integration of, and departure of mobile dependants of Australian Defence Force personnel.

  • developing rituals, processes and resources as part of the school culture to support the long term needs of mobile dependants of Australian Defence Force personnel.

  • assisting children to quickly develop a sense of belonging in the school community.

  • providing a communication link between families of Australian Defence Force personnel, school staff and the wider school community.