Holsworthy High School

Strive to Succeed and Be the Best You Can Be.

Telephone02 9825 2888

Emailholsworthy-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Defence Family Support

Mrs Tracey Carr is employed as a Defence School Mentor. She is part of the school's student support scheme and her role is to assist students during the transfer or relocation of Defence families. Students may approach Mrs Carr directly or parents may make an appointment. Her office is located in the Learning Centre.

Some of the the support services the Defence School Mentor (DSM) provides within Holsworthy High School include:

  • assisting students from Army, Navy and Airforce families to integrate into the HHS school community and the wider civilian population
  • Coordinating welcoming strategies for young people into their school environment (eg. subject selections, academic support - ADF subsidised tutoring, settling into year groups, continuous class monitoring)
  • Supporting students in developing self confidence and resilience
  • Assisting students with the absence of an enlisted parent due to deployments, excercises or continuous training
  • Developing and implementing programs and resources that address the needs of students
  • Raising awareness of Defence related issues facing students to whole staff
  • Preparing students prior to the posting cycle for their enrolment into their gaining school
  • Cadet interaction with 'Adopt a Veteran' program and provide guidance for Defence careers
  • Collating information and compiling student portfolios upon exiting HHS
  • Employment / further studies pathways for senior students when considering leaving school

Remembering the past year in Defence