As an initiative of the Defence Community Organisation program, St Edmund's College has a dedicated position of a Defence Transition Mentor (DTM) who provides a range of support, information and referral to secondary school students from mobile Australian Defence Force (ADF) families.
The DTM will work to smooth the transition between schools and education systems whilst supporting students to build on their strengths, self-reliance and confidence, and assisting young people to develop strategies for coping with change and stressors due to relocation or parental absence due to deployment, exercises or courses.
As a War Memorial School, St Edmunds College opened it's doors in 1954 in dedication to all the ‘old boys’ of Australian Christian Brothers schools who had lost their lives in World War One and World War Two. Currently the College caters to over 100 Students of ADF families and in line with the Edmund Rice ethos, helps to educate and form young men of diverse needs to strive for their best, to be compassionate and of service to others.
The DTM role at St Edmund’s College is filled by Mrs Jennifer Harvey who can be contacted on 6239 0642 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org