At Hewett we aim to provide a variety of options for students to do during play breaks. In addition to a variety of outside play options we offer indoor options including Lego Club at all Recess breaks and supervised Lunchtime activities. Our well-resourced Library is also open at Recess and Lunch with a variety of quiet activities available for students to participate in.
Enterprise Charity Day
Enterprise Charity Day is an annual school event raising money for charities within the local community or for those that do not receive high media attention. Involvement in Enterprise Charity Day promotes in students Feeling Good and Doing Good as they have fun at the same time as helping others. Teachers and students plan activities for the day with a variety of food, activities, games and sale items being organised. Through the planning and on the day students are required to put their Literacy and Numeracy skills into life context as they:
- organise timetables and order forms
- prepare and complete surveys
- identify the probability of something happening
- prepare items for sale
- develop games and activities
- work out profit and loss
- market their stall by designing advertising posters
- handle money
- demonstrate customer service.
Parents and families are actively encouraged to attend this day, join in the fun and support their children in using their skills to support those in need.
ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day
Our school is passionate about educating its students on the importance of commemorative occasions. Our DSTA works together, primarily with students from Defence Families to plan, organise and present our Anzac Day guest speakers and our Remembrance Day Assemblies. The DSTA also organises visits from Educational Officers to help further educate our student body on the sacrifices made by our Australian Defence service men and women.
Hewett Primary School encourages and promotes the celebration of the various skills and strengths that our students have. One way this is done is through our participation and support of the SAPSASA programme for primary school students. Students have the opportunity to represent their age group in a variety of sports including netball, football, athletics and soccer.
Hewett Primary School holds an annual Sports Day with a focus on active participation, team work and having a go. The four Sports Day teams are named after birds native to the local area – Kingfisher – Red, Goldfinch – Yellow, Plover – Blue and Lorikeet – Green. Families are actively encouraged to come along and support their children.
In 2016 the school introduced a School Choir Program which is associated with the Festival of Music Public School Choir Program.
Students from Year 5-7 are invited to participate. Students attend 2 sessions a week , one in class time and one during a lunchtime. The children are trained by a member of staff and they learn the songs from the Festival of Music Program. Students are required to purchase a book and CD at the beginning of the year.
From the children who join choir 34 will be chosen to perform in Adelaide at the Choir Festival in September.
During the year the choir will perform at local events and school activities.
Labs N Life Program and Pups
For a number of years a small number of students have been involved in a training program on Friday mornings with LabNLife. The program involves training Labrador puppies to become Assistance Dogs for students with Autism. After about 18 months training the dogs are assigned to a child with Autism.
In 2016 the school adopted a pup to train for 18 months and the pup attends school every day and goes home with a staff member during non- school hours.
During the day the pup spends day his time in a range of classes and with different students