Defence School Mentor Program

Defence School Mentor Program

St Benedict's is passionate about supporting our Defence force families, appreciating the immense sacrifices made, and offers assistance through the Defence School Mentor Program.  We recognise and seek to understand the issues Defence families face when transitioning to a new school.

The Defence School Mentor (DSM) assists with welcoming and integrating Defence students (and their families) into our school community and supports them during parental absences (e.g. due to deployment, training exercises etc.)  Of paramount importance, the DSM works closely with the Principal and teaching staff to suppport and monitor the social, emotional and academic wellbeing of our Defence students, also by assisting them to develop self-confidence, self reliance and resilience.