Defence School Mentor (DSM) Program

St John Paul II College recognises the extra challenges which face ADF families through their unique circumstances.  Our Defence School Mentor (DSM) program works together with our Mentor Teachers, Pastoral Care Teachers and Co-ordinators to provide support, assistance and advocacy for students from Defence families.

The DSM’s role includes:

  • assisting with the integration of students into our school community
  • supporting students as they transition out of the community when the family moves
  • building relationships
  • providing care throughout times of parental deployment, exercises or courses
  • educating the community in matters relating to Defence families
  • organising significant events such as ANZAC and Remembrance Day Commemorations