Defence School Transition Aide

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Suzanne Waddell.  I am very excited to be with our Golden Bay Primary School Team as the Defence School Transition Aide (D.S.T.A.).  I am here every Thursday and Tuesday mornings (evan weeks).

The establishment of the DSTA program is a Defence initiative aimed at reducing the difficulties experienced by ADF families as a result of changing schools.  Many young people from an ADF background adapt easily to new situations, however everyone reacts differently, and there is no right or wrong way to deal with change. This support is offered on a one to one basis, as support to parents, as a referral service and as group support.

We would love to welcome new Defence families to our school so if you are being posted to Western Australia why not choose our school to support your children.