Fostering a vibrant community
As a result of our unique pastoral approach, Hebron’s environment is peaceful, safe, and fun. As a result, we have no drug or alcohol problems, virtually no bullying, and swearing is prohibited. In fact, our students are renowned for their exceptional self management and behaviour.
Open communication with parents
Parents are a valued, integral part of the Hebron experience. We welcome parental involvement in governance, project action groups, and day to day school activities.
Effective communication is essential. Our Principal and teachers operate an “open door” policy, valuing parent feedback and suggestions to increase positive outcomes for students. Teachers issue weekly class newsletters to ensure parents are well informed, and the Principal’s weekly newsletter keeps parents up to date with school news, events and celebrations. Our website also provides a wealth of information about school activities.
Hebron issues a comprehensive Family Information Booklet to parents a week before the start of school. This covers class allocation, uniform and stationery requirements, curriculum information, class rules, behaviour requirements, annual dates and events and school procedures.
Parents also receive student reports three times a year detailing academic, personal and social development and formal Parent-Teacher Meetings are conducted twice a year.
Secondary students (Year 9 - 13) are provided with a handbook on examination preparation, assessment, appeal procedures and study suggestions.
Settings high standards for behaviour
Hebron requires a high standard of behaviour from all students at all times. Adherence to common courtesies and the school rules are expected. Minor misdemeanours are given home detentions involving a written exercise. In the event of recurring home detentions, lunchtime and then Friday afternoon detentions will be issued. Parents will always be involved in any discipline action other than a minor misdemeanour as the school regards parents as having the primary responsibility for student behaviour.