The Department for Education (DfE) and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) have employed Tanya Megaw to facilitate the Defence School Mentor program at Mawson Lakes School. The purpose of the program is to provide support to the children of Defence families through on-site, direct and flexible assistance to students, parents, teachers and other support services.
This may include:
Assisting new children and their families to integrate into the school and local community,
Monitoring the social and emotional wellbeing of Defence students,
Assisting students to 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, and
Providing support to children during times of parental absence.