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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

Telephone02 4943 5755

Wellbeing Team

Year Advisors Mr David Staley (Year 7)
Mr Matthew Tull (Year 8)
Ms Kim Hulbert (Year 9)
Mr Scott O'Neill (Year 10)
Ms Karen Jubb (Year 11)
Mr Michael Harrison (Year 12)
Deputy Principals Mr Mark Curry (Years 7 & 9)
Mr Rob Symonds (Years 8 & 10) - Relieving
Mr Scott O'Hara (Years 11 & 12) - Relieving
Wellbeing Coordinator Mrs Meryl Ward
Learning & Support Teachers Mrs Margarite Lock
Ms Kim Hulbert
Girls Advisor Mrs Deborah Lewis
Transition Coordinator Mrs Wendy Beckett
Home School Liaison Officer Ms Nicole Taylor
Attendance Monitor Ms Kelly Rose
School Counsellors Mrs Bronwyn Power
Ms L Bailey
Aboriginal Education Officer Mr Shaun Skuthorpe
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) Coordinator Mr Michael Harrison
Youth Workers Kylie Fowkes
Keira Knowles
School Learning & Support Officers (SLSO) Michelle Stewart
Leah McVey
Mrs K Smith
Hannah Pryke
Trish Bailey
Ms L Lucas

Key members of our Wellbeing Team include our Learning and Support Teachers (LASTs) and School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs). Their roles are described below:

Learning and Support Teachers (LASTs):

The LAST assists schools to cater for those students in mainstream classes who are experiencing difficulties in learning. These teachers are appointed on a needs basis; the need determined by the results of NAPLAN tests. The role of the LAST includes the following:

  • Assist in identification and assessment of students with learning difficulties.
  • Assist teachers with meeting the needs of students. This may include the provision of resources and programming specifically for individual students identified as requiring assistance.
  • Assist students who are experiencing difficulties with literacy and numeracy.
  • Test new students for class placement, including all Year 6 students prior to entry into high school (Year 7).
  • Liaise with the primary feeder schools to facilitate the transition process from Year 6 to Year 7. 
  • Organise special provisions for the Higher School Certificate.
  • Analyse National Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test results.

School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs):

At Hunter Sports High School we have several School Learning Support Offciers (or Teachers' Aides) who work with teachers in the classroom. SLSOs assist teachers in classroom activities and in the care of students. They assist by:

  • Setting up and operating audio visual aids and equipment
  • Duplicating materials for students they are working with
  • Assisting with the implementation of the classroom learning program with students
  • Assisting students with planning and researching assignments
  • Working one-on-one with students on specific programs

If you wish to speak to any member of the Wellbeing Team, please contact them through the school office on 4943 5755.