Hay War Memorial High School

For so much, what shall we repay?

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Supporting our students

All NSW public school students have a right to an inclusive learning environment and to feel happy and safe at school.

Aboriginal student support

We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.

We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and carers, as well as community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.

The Aboriginal Education Policy confirms the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to improvement in educational outcomes and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Multicultural education

Our school welcomes students, families and community members from all cultural backgrounds. We appreciate difference and diversity and aim to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive environment that benefits all students.

Our teaching and learning programs develop intercultural understanding, promote positive relationships and enable all students to participate as active Australian and global citizens. Our school fosters student wellbeing and community harmony by implementing anti-racism and anti-discrimination strategies that encourage engagement by parents and carers from all backgrounds.

The Multicultural Education Policy outlines the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to providing opportunities that enable all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes and participate successfully in our culturally diverse society.

The Anti-Racism Policy confirms the department’s commitment to rejecting all forms of racial discrimination in NSW public schools and eliminating expressions of racism in its learning and working environments.

For more information refer to:

Supporting English language learners

Learning English is essential for success at school and effective participation in Australian society. We can provide specialist support to help students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).

For more information refer to: EAL/D education.

Supporting refugee students

Schools offer safety, support and security to help refugee students adjust to life in Australia and participate successfully in education. Targeted support strategies are provided to assist refugee students in NSW public schools.

For more information refer to: Supporting refugee students.

Vinnies Services Deniliquin

Vinnies Services Deniliquin offers a range of services together with the communities of the south west Riverina region. At our school the Vinnies Reconnect program offers opportunities, choices and support to young people and their families. 

We have two visiting social workers from Vinnies Reconnect. For further information please contact our school and speak with our Learning Support Teacher, Cathy Millyard.

Learning support

The school’s learning and support team plays a key role in ensuring we meet the specific needs of students with additional learning and support needs, including disability.

The team:

  • supports teachers in identifying and responding to the additional learning needs of students
  • facilitates and coordinates a whole-school approach to improving the learning outcomes of every student
  • coordinates planning processes and resourcing for students with additional learning and support needs
  • designs and implements the support required to build teacher capacity so that all students access quality learning
  • develops collaborative partnerships with the school, parents and carers, as well as other professionals and the wider school community.

For more information on programs and services to help students with additional learning and support needs visit Disability, learning and support


Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in NSW schools.

The NSW anti-bullying website brings together information and resources for teachers, students, parents and carers. It helps to identify, prevent and respond effectively to student bullying, including online bullying. It provides information about online safety and what you can do if your child has been bullied, witnessed bullying or been involved in bullying.

For more information on anti-bullying strategies for NSW public schools refer to the department’s Bullying of Students – Prevention and Response Policy.

For information on racial bullying and anti-racism education for NSW public schools refer to:

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.

Student leadership

Student leadership helps young people find their voices, participate in decision-making, and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. It helps students have a real impact on their learning and school environment and prepares them to participate meaningfully in their community.

Students can be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support for others, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects.

For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools visit Student voice and leadership.

Hay War Memorial High School Captain Nomination Process

A school captain of Hay War Memorial High School is a prestigious position; one which has many rewards as well as significant responsibilities.

The selection process was revised and implemented in 2014 after consultation with the school community. After a 3 year period it was reviewed and amendments made in 2017 after consultation with the school community. Due to COVID-19, minor alterations occured in 2021.

This document is republished each year which has ensured transparency in the selection of a school captain at Hay War Memorial High School.

School Captain Nomination Form (PDF 360KB).

HWMHS Student Representative Council (SRC)

The school has a Student Representative Council which is made up of representative members from each year. The Student Representative Council plans fundraising events, submits a report to the School Council and suggests improvements that can be made to life at the school. Elected representatives bring ideas from the students in their year to the meetings for discussion. A full report is made to the Principal after each meeting. The Student Representative Council is responsible for the organisation of school socials. 

The school socials usually follow themes suggested by the Student Representative Council. All school socials are supervised by teachers. Students enter via pre sold tickets and are to remain at the social until its conclusion. 

The HWMHS Student Representative Council (SRC) Constitution is below:

HWMHS School Council - in recess for 12 months as of 23 May 2022.

A school council is the group responsible for setting the goals and the directions that a school will take in the future. The school council gives the principal advice on many matters.

The members of the school council are parents, teachers, representatives of the local community and sometimes students. The school's principal is also on the council.

The School Council provides a forum for elected and appointed members of the school community to receive information, engage in discussion and put forward ideas and have their views considered as part of the consultative decision making in the school. It meets 8 times a year throughout the school year.

HWMHS School Council Constitution:

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