An inclusive, empowered learning community that values diversity, lifelong learning and the pursuit of personal excellence.
At Hewett Primary School we value…
Respect – for yourself, others and our world
Responsibility – doing the right thing because it is the best thing to do
Learning – work hard to progress and be the best that you can be
Defence Support Mentor (DSM)
The DSM provides support to children of ADF (Australian Defence Force) members and their families, particularly during:
Transition periods into and out of a Hewett Primary School
When on posting
Or during parental absences due to deployment, exercises or courses
At Hewett Primary School to support our ADF members we have:
Cuppa times for family members to come and meet other families at our school
Defence Kids Club, which is a fantastic opportunity for the defence students to meet other defence students from the school.
ADF members children becoming Defence Student Buddy’s to support the new peers through transition process by being a friendly and known face when starting at Hewett Primary School
Pastoral Care Worker
A Pastoral Care Worker (PCW) is a trained, experienced and passionate person who joins a school community on behalf of the local churches to provide extra support to young people. Our PCWs main task is to support the school in its aim to be a safe and supportive learning environment, to support the wellbeing of students, staff and families and to link families to community resources and services.
Student Leadership and Improvement Committee (SLIC)
SLIC Representatives from Years 3 - 6 work as a team to discuss ways we can improve the school. SLIC members represent the voice of the students in their classes and PALs class. All students are encouraged to contribute to possible improvements and ways we can go about seeing this change.
SLIC Representatives meet weekly and at various times, support SLIC and school events held across the year. This is a great way to develop their capacity as student leaders whilst promoting a sense of belonging and student voice at the school.
Aboriginal Community Education Officer (ACEO)
Our Aboriginal Community Education Officer supports individual ATSI students and their families within the school community. Some of their duties include:
Mentoring students and developing leadership skills to support their learning
Working with teachers in the implementation of Aboriginal Cultural Studies and Aboriginal perspectives in curriculum design and delivery
Helping teaching staff develop and maintain relationships with ATSI students, parents and families
And promoting and advocating ATSI community voice in decision-making.