Defence School Mentor


St Mary’s College Defence families are currently supported by our Defence School Mentor (DSM), Mrs Janice Kerris.

Janice is currently based at the school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays during school hours and can be contacted via email:, or via phone through the College office on (03) 5792 2611.

The Defence School Mentor (DSM) Program is funded by the Department of Defence and administered through Defence Community Organisation to support the children of mobile Australian Defence Force families.

Defence School Mentors assist new students and their families to integrate into the school and local community to help minimise the impact of the mobile lifestyle on Defence students’ education.