Viewbank College has a Defence Transition Mentor (DTM) to assist and support ADF families in their transition between Defence facilities across Australia. This is a relatively new position at the college.
The Defence Transition Mentor (DTM) at Viewbank College is Raelene McKenzie and she is available Monday – Thursday on the college phone number: 8458 2811 or via email MCK@viewbank.vic.edu.au
Raelene provides information, support and referral to Viewbank students and parents of ADF Families.
Raelene can offer support in a number of areas, but works specifically with students in the following ways:
- Counselling for students – one to one
- Peer mentoring and focus groups
- Co-ordinating student events and parent meetings
- Monitoring student attendance and emotional wellbeing
- Referrals to outside agencies when appropriate
More information can be found at the links below-
Defence Community link – http://www.defence.gov.au/dco/
Defence Families of Australia–www.dfa.org.au