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Defence School Transition Aide

Alison Holt is the DSTA at Rosebery Primary School. Her role is to help provide a smooth transition for Australian Defence Force children into a new school setting.

Not only does Alison assist with student transitions in and out of schools, she continually works within class rooms on a regular basis assisting defence children. They also conduct lunch time activities, host morning teas for parents and help students to write letters to the Defence members who are deployed, on course or away for military reasons. DSTAs work closely with teachers to monitor defence children’s personal issues such as friendship, peer groups and classroom difficulties and provide opportunities for ADF families to meet other ADF families within the school community.

With over 98 Defence children attending Rosebery Primary School we are very aware of the number of parents who are deployed throughout the year. With absences constant and often for extended lengths of time the children are able to come and visit the DSTA at any time so they can draw a picture, write a letter or send an email to the Defence member who is away.

Please ensure you advise the school you are a Defence family when filling out your enrolment forms by ticking the appropriate boxes.


Information for 2017-2018 Defence Families

If you have secured a DHA house in the Rosebery or Bellamack area and are intending to send your child(ren) to Rosebery Primary, please contact us to discuss enrolment. Please note proof of residency is required prior to enrolment.

Rosebery Primary adheres to the Northern Territory Department of Education priority enrolment policy this means we are only able to accept enrolments from families residing in the Rosebery or Bellamack areas. For more information please visit


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