Kiah Mackenzie is the Defence School Mentor (DSM) at Rosebery Primary School. Her role is to help provide a smooth transition for Australian Defence Force children into a new school setting and support families when postings occur.

Not only does Kiah assist with student transitions in and out of schools, she works within classrooms on a regular basis assisting defence children. Kiah engages in lunch time activities, hosts morning teas for parents and carers and assists students in writing letters to Defence members who are deployed, on course or away for military reasons. Kiah will work closely with teachers to monitor defence students’ personal challenges such as friendship, peer groups and classroom difficulties and provides an opportunity for Defence Force families to network with other Defence families within the school community.

With over 60 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 Ms Kiah at any time so they can draw a picture, write a letter or send an email to the mum or dad who may be away.

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

Information for 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 which means we are only able to accept enrolments from families residing in the Rosebery or Bellamack areas at this point in time. For more information please visit



            DSM - Kiah Mackenzie