Defence School Transition Aide

 DSTA Welcome

Welcome back to 2017 school year


My name is Jade Derksen and I am the Defence School Transition Aide (DSTA). My husband and our 4 children are a defence family,we  were posted to Katherine in July 2016.

So we are all going on this posting journey together. I am excited to explore the Northern Territory and its local areas and make new friends throughout our time together.

Our family has been through 2 deployments and many exercises away, so I understand how a family may feel through these times.

I will be running a Defence Kids Club program every recess from Monday to Thursday: Monday – Transition/ Grade 1

Tuesday – Grade 2/Grade 3

Wednesday – Grade 4/Grade 5

Thursday – Grade 6

At the end of the year we have a Pizza Party and celebrate all of our new friends that we made throughout the year.

I am available to talk with you at any time so please , look for me on the playground or send me an email:


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