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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

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Telephone02 4943 5755

Wellbeing Team

Hunter Sports High School's Wellbeing Team includes many staff from across the school, all available to support our students. The Wellbeing Team consists of:

  • Wellbeing Coordinator
  • Year Advisors
  • Deputy Principals
  • Learning & Support Teachers
  • Transition Coordinator
  • Home School Liaison Officer
  • Attendance Officer
  • School Counsellors
  • Aboriginal Education Officer
  • Positive Behavious for Learning Coordinator
  • Youth Workers
  • School Learning & Support Offficers

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.