Defence School Mentor

Defence School Mentor

Nairne Primary School is a part of the DSM program that provides support to our Defence students. Defence School Mentors are funded by the Department of Defence through the Defence Community Organisation (DCO). Our DSM is Amy Clark.

Amy’s role includes:

  • Welcoming and farewelling Defence families
  • Being a point of contact for parents of ADF families in the school
  • Assisting children to quickly develop a sense of belonging into the school community
  • Encouraging students in their friendships and schooling activities
  • Supporting students during parental absence due to deployment, training or other service requirements
  • Providing in class support to the Defence student
  • Helping the school to promote Anzac Day and Remembrance Day
  • Promoting and informing families of the Education Assistance Scheme
  • Running a lunch time activity that gives Defence students a chance to meet other students

Amy is available Monday to Wednesday and can be contacted by phoning the school on 8388 6116 or email amy.clark48@schools.sa.edu.au