The A-Z of Information about Palmerston
Welcome to Palmerston District Primary School. We have provided an A-Z of information to assist in a smooth transition to Palmerston Primary School. If you have any further questions, please call the front office on (02) 6205 7241 and they will endeavor to assist you.
At Palmerston we are part of the Defence School Transition Aide Program. This position is funded by the Australian Defence Force to help Palmerston’s ADF families and students settle into their new surroundings.
What is the Defence School Transition Aide Program?
The DSTA program provides support for children of Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families, particularly during their transition into and out of a school on a posting or during parental absences (deployment, exercises or courses).
What does a DSTA do?
A DSTA provides assistance to ADF children and their families. This may include:
Please note that the DSTA is not a teacher.
This appointment is a critical step in acknowledging that children of ADF families sometimes have difficulties making new friends, understanding and adjusting to the different routines of a new school. The DSTA will assist in helping the children overcome these issues and settle in more quickly, as well as putting them in contact with other ADF families in the area. Further information regarding the programme can be accessed by contacting the Regional Education Defence Liaison Officer (REDLO) on (02) 62658777.
Request for students’ documentation needs to be made in writing. If the student has left the school and families require documents to be sent to them, the cost of the postage will be incurred by the family (via COD).