Defence Support Mentor Program
As a defence family, you live a lifestyle of mobility and change. You move locations regularly and you have to be intentional about ensuring your children’s education and wellbeing.
Medowie Christian School recognises that the defence lifestyle has a unique effect on defence families - both parents and children.
To enable MCS to support the needs of defence families, the School has secured funding through the Department of Defence for the Defence Support Mentor Program. The role of the Defence Support Mentor is to support the social and emotional wellbeing of students of ADF families.
Our Defence Support Mentor (DSM) will welcome your children into our school, make sure they’re connected to their peers, support them during times of parental training and deployment as well as assist in the transitioning to a new school when posting time arrives.
We welcome parent involvement and our DSM will work with you in order to know and understand your child’s individual needs. If you have any questions about the Defence Support Mentor Program or if you’d like to organise a meeting, please contact Vanessa Cork, our Defence Support Mentor.
Defence Support Mentor
Vanessa loves working with all Defence students from Prep to Year 12, providing social and emotional support. Vanessa provides support during periods of parental deployment absences and upcoming relocations