Sarah, 14, ACT

“I wish the government could provide mores assistance to the children from Defence families. At my school, we have a Defence mentor. It is only my first term at the school and I always enjoy being able to talk with a mentor and fellow students from Defence families.

Before moving to this school, I attended 3 other schools both overseas and interstate. None of which ever supported me. I feel it’s important for schools to have these programs because it’s hard to have parents who are deployed or living away from us.”