Kooringal High School

Kooringal High School - "The Edge in Education"

Telephone02 6922 5155

Emailkooringal-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Defence Transition Mentor

Ms Sara Luce is Kooringal High School's Defence Transition Mentor – DTM. The role of the Defence Transition Mentor is to support Young people from Australian Defence Force (ADF) families during their time at Kooringal High School. The Defence Transition Mentor works to facilitate the best possible educational outcome for every ADF student by working with students, parents, teachers, internal and external support services and community organisations.

 

Defence Transition Mentor priorities include but are not restricted to the following issues:

  • Support leading up to, during and after a deployment or other parental absence due to service commitments
  • Smoothing student transitions into and out of Kooringal High School
  • Encourage students to think positively about the opportunities available to them
  • Raise awareness of mobility issues facing ADF students
  • Be a contact between the school and ADF family
  • Monitor the day to day emotional and social well being of ADF students
  • Assist students to develop resilience, coping skills, self confidence and positive relationships
  • Identify, monitor and support arising issues and needs of individual and groups ADF students
  • Develop, implement and evaluate individual support programs for ADF students
  • Encourage ADF students to explore new options and think positively about the opportunities available to them
  • Facilitate student engagement in academic, sporting, cultural, artistic or interest programs both in the school and in the community

 

Students are welcome to drop into Ms Luce's office anytime Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:00am and 3:00pm.  The DTM is available at other times via appointment. Parents can make an appointment by contacting the office on (02)69225155. The DTM office is located in the Maths Block, opposite Room 2.