A-Z Information


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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.

Defence School Mentor Program

At Palmerston we are part of the Defence School Mentor 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 Mentor Program?

The DSM 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 DSM do?

A DSM provides assistance to ADF children and their families. This may include:

Please note that the DSM 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 DSM 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 program can be accessed by contacting the Regional Education Defence Liaison Officer (REDLO) on (02) 62658777.

Kristle Cross is our current Defence School Transition Aide (DSTA) and can be contacted via the front office on 6142 14440 or email: kristle.cross@ed.act.edu.au.


Documents

A request for students’ documentation must 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).