Defence Transitions

West Moreton Anglican College (WestMAC) has a Defence Transition Mentor to assist Defence Families, particularly during transitions between schools or during parental absence.

There are many ways we support families, including:

  • Assisting children and families to integrate into the College and local community
  • Coordinating appropriate welcome and farewell activities
  • Smoothing the transition from school to school and between different education systems (including minimising the impact of relocation on learning outcomes)
  • Monitoring the social, emotional and academic wellbeing of Defence students
  • Helping students develop self-confidence, self-reliance and resilience
  • Referring students to services, or school and community programs that meet their needs
  • Enhancing awareness and appreciation of the unique Defence lifestyle in schools and communities
  • Providing support to children during times of parental absence