Hallett Cove East Primary School

Keeping you in the loop ....


  • 08/3/21 - Adelaide Cup Day Public Holiday
  • 19/3/21 - Harmony Day / Bullying No Way Day
  • 19/3/21 - Ride Safely to School Day
  • 25/3/21 - NAPLAN Practice Test


Dear Parents/Caregivers,


It is already half way through Term 1 and our students and staff are all working very hard on many interesting and challenging activities across the curriculum. R-5 Swimming was also a highlight this week so it has certainly been a very busy start!

Next week we have our


A number of students and staff will be meeting in groups to share our work with the review panel. In a few weeks’ time, a report about our current performance will be uploaded into the website once it has been finalised.


This is the final year for Yr 7s in primary school and this year’s Yr 6s will be the first students to officially enter Yr 7 in secondary schools. For our 70 Yr 6/7 students this is a very exciting time! Many things we have traditionally done just with Yr 7s we will be doing with both year levels this year. This is taking some very creative thinking but we hope students will all gain from their opportunities in their last year in primary school. So far we have organised unique commemoration tops and hoodies, and, the application process for all students for our student leadership roles. These students will also have their own leadership badge.

(Please click here for further information about Yr 7 to High School.)

Last week all of our year Yr 6 and Yr 7 students applied for a student leadership role. Each role supports students and the school through participation in a range of programs. Students each wrote a letter to Andrea Hayden and myself, describing skills and experiences that would help them in one of 4 roles of their choosing. All students wrote very detailed applications and can be duly proud of their efforts so far.

Congratulations to all our Year 6s and 7s who have been chosen for the following roles:

Lighthouse Leaders:         Evie, Eli, Noah J, Ashley, Taylah and Lacey-Jay

Wellbeing Leaders:           Holly, Emily, Addie, Lotus, Heidi, Elijah, Charlize, Chae, Amelia and Kobie                                

Physical Activity Leaders:          Lochlan, Presley, Asher, Jai, Zara, Zane, Jacques-Louis, Vian, Marley, Ethan R, Leila, James, Isabelle, Demi, Alice, Sugam

Literature Lovers:              Emily, Maelie, Oliver, Evan, Max, Hunter, Noah W, Lara

Brainstretcher Leaders:   Akira, Keeley, Kaylin, Justine, Beau, Edward, Connor

Garden Gurus:                    Griffin, Ethan P, Lucas, Lauren, Chloe, Roshelle, Gabby, Lachie        

Waste Warriors:                  Grace, Aarohan, Maddie, Joshua, Torry, Jayden

Digital Citizens:                  Lyla, Reva, Samantha, Fyodor, Boris, Finn, Carl, Reeve, Mitchell

We wish all these students good luck as they commence working with staff mentors developing programs during this term. Student leaders will be presented to all the students, describe their roles and say their pledge at the Week 9 Friday Assembly.


Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the AGM on Monday night.

The new Governing Council was officially endorsed. Thank you to new council members for your future work for and commitment to the governance of our school. The members of the 2021/2022 Governing Council including a list of office bearers and other positions will appear in the next newsletter after our first meeting of the new Governing Council.


Just a reminder that parents are still not allowed in classrooms or buildings. If you have booked a meeting with a teacher and it is being held in the classroom not the office meeting room, you are asked to scan and sign in at the office before going into the classroom. We thank all the school community for your continued understanding around COVID restrictions. Hopefully very soon we will have further easing of restrictions.

With regards,

Anne Rathjen




A Few Words from the Deputy Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Well another successful Swimming Week has come to a close. What a mammoth effort it has been for every staff member across the school. I have been told the sessions went very well and all have enjoyed their learning. The students have had sunny weather although the wind has been a bit cold for some. I think all staff, and some students, are looking forward to the extra day of the long weekend!

The canteen would like to give you advance notice of the Special Easter Lunch planned for Wednesday 31st March (week 10). Look out for the Skoolbag notice next week with more information about the offerings and payment on Qkr.

This week eight students travelled to Seaview Downs Primary School with Mrs Govender and myself to participate in the partnership Student Voice in Learning project (SVIL). We have been involved in this project for four years. It was a very busy morning where we all needed to stretch our thinking and use our growth mindset as we often found ourselves in The Learning Pit. In future newsletters the SVIL group will share some of their learning and findings.

Kind Regards,

                                                                                                 Andrea Hayden   

                                                                                                 Deputy Principal

Some Information from SAPOL

The SA Police Road Safety Centre is a leader in road safety education and contributes to a reduction in the frequency and severity of road trauma in South Australia.

Recently Hallett Cove East students took part in School Crossing Monitor Training. This training is delivered to students aged 10 years or older, teachers and school volunteers who want to operate a school crossing or pedestrian-activated traffic lights.

This training was provided by a member of the South Australia Police Road Safety Centre and educated students on how to safely stop vehicles approaching a school crossing to facilitate the safe crossing of pedestrians. All participants will receive a certificate issued on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, authorising them to be school crossing monitors.

We ask all parents/guardians to take the time to talk to their children about road safety. It is important that all parents/guardians are good road safety role models and we encourage you to discuss with your child what they learnt from the road safety session.

For more information on school crossing monitor training or on road safety please visit www.police.sa.gov.au/road-safety/resources


We are now half way through the first half of term 1 and planning and preparation is being carried out for Class Excursions and much more.  A timely reminder that incursions/excursions/camps etc must be paid prior to students attending and participating.

Please make sure you have cleared your accounts to allow your child to attend and participate in all planned activities.

Please call the Business Manager if you are having difficulty settling your school accounts.


 Materials and services fees together with the 2021 incursion/excursion levy invoices of $60 should now be cleared,

 if you have overlooked settling your account we urge

 you to pay the $60 incursion/excursion levy as soon as possible. 

We provide our community with several payment options, cash, cheque, EFTPOS, a 24/7 BPOINT payment option via our school website, alternatively

fees can be paid via the Qkr App which is our preferred form of payment.

We also have an online direct debit payment option which allows our families and caregivers to select a regular payment option to be deducted from a selected bank account or credit card on a weekly/ fortnightly or monthly basis. If you would like to take up this option please complete the application online via the school website. Details on how to access the Qkr App are available via the school website.

Please note this year school card applications should be submitted online, please read the attached information and click this link for step by step instructions to lodge your application online

If you do not qualify for the 2021  School Card but you are experiencing financial difficulty with settling your account please contact the school finance officer to arrange a payment plan.


It has been a wonderful start to 2021 at Hallett Cove East. I have been warmly welcomed by staff, students and by those families I have been lucky enough to meet so far!

This term, I have focused on getting to know the students, families and staff, whilst also gathering data around various Wellbeing Programs that have previously and are currently used within the school. This allows me to review and progress with current and new ideas to encourage a strong sense of wellbeing amongst our community. 

Joey and I are currently focusing on creating a range of activities for students for Harmony and Bullying No Way Day, which we will celebrate at school on Friday March 19th. To celebrate cultural diversity, we hope that students can wear something Orange on this day. This is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day as Orange traditionally signifies communication, freedom of ideas and mutual respect.

Thank you for the warm welcome and I look forward to getting to know you all in the near future!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me– I am available Monday, Wednesday and Fridays through the Front Office.

Enjoy the long weekend.

Naomi Pudney


Harmony Week

Harmony Week is coming up soon: 15th-21st March. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Australia’s diversity.

One of the first things that many people think of when they hear the word multiculturalism is our amazing variety of food that we have access to here in Australia. This Harmony Week I encourage you to consider what you are eating. You might have a special family recipe that has been handed down the generations. You could enjoy a favourite takeaway. Maybe you would like to try a new recipe. Recipes for Harmony is a free e-recipe book that celebrates cultural diversity and can help to increase our understanding of diverse cultures in our communities. 


Joey Traeger,


at HCEPS on Wednesdays and Fridays  



Volunteers Wanted !!

Volunteers are important to our school community. Our canteen relies on help from volunteers to deliver a meal service to our pupils.

To enable us to provide a varied recess and lunch menu offer to our pupils we really do need your help.   

If you have a spare hour or more we would welcome your support.

Not registered with the school as a volunteer?  Volunteer application packs are available from the front office containing all the information you need to submit your registration as a volunteer...... WE NEED YOU!

  • Available via Qkr!
  • Counter sales are available at recess and lunch
  • Limited Lunch menu 
  • Orders by 9.15
  • We thank you for your continued understanding and support.

Our limited menu will be: 

  • Seasoned Wedges $4.50
  • Hot dogs $4.00
  • Pizza $5.00
  • Mac and Cheese $5.00
  • Lasagne  $5.00
  • Chicken Nuggets $4.00
  • Meat Pie $5.00
  • Sausage Rolls  $3.50
  • Muffins $1.00
  • Cookies $1.00

available until further notice.  

Canteen Roster

Please download and view the CANTEEN ROSTER,  you will see there are many blank spaces on the roster, we would love you to select a time slot and become part of our team.

We would welcome and thank you for volunteering your time to help and ensure our children have access to a varied interesting food and snack offer from the canteen.





Helen Jefferson : 8322 3677

(9.30 am - 1.30 pm)

RECESS ROSTER APPROX TIME 10.00 am - 11.30 am

LUNCH ROSTER APPROX TIME 11.30 am - 1.30 pm


Secondhand Uniform Shop

If you have any uniform items in good condition that are now surplus to your needs our volunteers would appreciate donations.  

Donations can be left at the administration office.  Thank you.

Opening hours :- House 1, through the carport - facing Forresters Rd

Wednesday morning 8.30-9.00

Wednesday afternoon 3.00-3.30


School Soccer Volunteers

Soccer at HCEPS is very popular with over 100 children each year participating in the school competition each Saturday morning May through September. Before the 2021 school soccer season can go ahead, there are a number of volunteering positions that will need to be filled due to the current COVID requirements.

Each team will require a Coach, Team Manager & COVID Marshal (cannot be either coach or team manager).  All volunteers need to have completed the Working with Children Check and have completed Volunteer training requirements.  Contact front office to start the easy process.

If you are interested in doing any of these roles or have any questions – please contact Mel Vlachos via hcepssoccer@gmail.com

The more volunteers, the more likely the season will go ahead.  After last year was cancelled – I am sure all the kids are eager to get back on the pitch.


Hallett Cove School Open Night 2021

We wish to advise you of the upcoming Hallett Cove School Open Night on Wednesday 24th of March 5pm -7pm 

We do not require bookings and the Open Night tours are running in two sessions: 

 5.00 pm -  Principal's Address in the Rescource Centre

5.15 pm  - School tours take place 

6.00 pm   -Tours finish for session one 

6.00pm  - Principal's Address in the Resource Centre 

6.15 pm  - School tours take place 

7.00 pm  - Tours finish for session two

Seaview High School Information Sessions Yr 6/7 students

Please find attached information regarding our regular School Information Sessions being held throughout March.

Bookings are essential and each session is capped to allow for COVID-Safe practices etc.

The bookings will be open from tomorrow morning on our website.

School Info Sessions Flyer here

Out of Zone Special Interest here

Cove Football Club are recruiting boys and girls aged 6 and up to come and play at the Cove. 

We have mixed teams from under 8s to under 12s.  We also have an under 14’s girl team and under 13 and under 15  and 17.5’s boys and under 17s all female teams.  We are also recruiting for senior players men and women so if any parents are interested spots are open.

The Cove football club  is united, progressive and inclusive and we wish to welcome new family’s to enjoy the family friendly culture that Cove has to offer. 

For information on training times or to register your interest please contact us via Facebook and we will answer all your questions. 

Please click here to view our brochure

We look forward to welcoming you at the Cove! 



Hallett Cove East Primary School:

  • Learning for tomorrow’s world
  • Working together
  • Valuing each other and our future

Our Mission is to ensure that our students are able to successfully interact and achieve within andbeyond their own community, now and in the future.

This may be evidenced by:

A Strong Sense of Identity
  • Students will be resilient and reflective, confident in their own opinions and provide leadership.
Creative Thinking
  • Students will be creative and critical thinkers who draw upon a range of strategies to deal with new situations or information.
Success in Interactions
  • Students will value diversity and successfully interact with others within and beyond their community in a collaborative manner.
Preparedness for the Future
  • Students will demonstrate initiative, enterprise and adaptability and will be able to successfully manage change within their own lives and as part of a global community.
Skill in Communication
  • Students will be able to successfully communicate in a range of settings within and beyond their own community.
Success in Learning
  • Students will develop and apply knowledge, competencies and skills, which enable them to be successful now and in the future.
Self-Directed Learners
  • Students will be able to initiate and implement their own learning plans. Based on constructivist theory, students will be supported in self-assessment procedures in order to reflect on and guide future learning.

The school Values identified by the school community are reflected in the everyday language atschool by staff, parents, students and community members. The Values are

  • Excellence
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

Our ongoing commitment to our Values is reflected in our Student and Staff Wellbeing programs including the Year 7 Student Leaders program, Buddy and assembly programs.

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