Defence School Mentor Program

Palmerston Christian School provides additional support for families of the Australian Defence Force members in our school environment by employing a Defence School Mentor (DSM) two days per week.
The DSM’s focus is towards integration, settling and the flourishing of Defence students within our school setting.


The program provided includes;
– Regular Individual and group interactions (facilitated by the DSM)
– Lunchtime activities
– Family communications and events
– Family Newsletters
– Pathways for DCO services and entitlements
– Activities to support students whilst a family is posting in and out, or away on deployments, courses & exercises.

The DSM role is part of a nationally constructed framework that is supported by Defence Community Organisation (DCO) across differing State and Territory education systems.