Hesket opened in 1870, at nearby Mumford's Rd, and was moved to the present site in 1886. The historic school building built in the late 1800s is currently used as an Art room, Music room and Indonesian room. The new complex that houses the administration area and two open plan classrooms was completed at the end of 2011. There is also one relocatable Mod 5 classroom, a brick toilet block and two wooden sports sheds on a 3.4 ha site.
Over the years School Council has financed the construction of an oval with cricket pitch, an 800m2 asphalted hard court, an Arts Room, a food preparation room (both in the old teacher's residence) and a large covered area for outside PE lessons and protection against sun, wind and rain. State & Federal Government funds have also financed repairs to and repainting of, internal and external walls, replacement of carpet, construction of a new toilet block the re-stumping of the old school building, additional water storage, rebound walls, earthworks to the school oval and the new sports shed.
The most significant change in the past few years has been the planning and construction of a new school building. This building houses two general purpose classrooms, administration office, staff facilities, first aid room, disabled facilities, staffroom and Principal's office. The building was planned under the Rural Schools Replacement Program and funded under the Commonwealth Government's "Building the Education Revolution" program (BER). The community worked for a number of years to have this building bring 21st Century facilities to the students and staff and to enhance the teaching and learning programs.
Hesket attracts many students from the surrounding areas. The school designs, implements and evaluates programs to assist every child, their families and their classmates to provide the best learning opportunities. We have a growing number of students who travel to Hesket by bus.
A number of whole school activities such as the concert and Hesket Cup (our version of an athletics and games day) are a feature of the school. Hesket Cup is a community day bringing in the largest gathering of the parent community in a fun environment providing opportunity to enhance communication and involvement in the school.
The staff is a mix of extremely experienced teachers and enthusiastic graduates supported by skilled education support staff.