Hallett Cove East Primary School

Keeping you in the loop ....

We would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians whose ancestral lands we gather on. We acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and relationship of the Kaurna people to country and we respect and value their past, present and ongoing connection to the land and cultural beliefs. 


  • Student Free Day: Friday 1st  March 
  • AGM: Tuesday 5th March 
  • R-4 Swimming Week: Monday 4th to Friday 8th March
  • Adelaide Cup Day: Monday 11th March
  • School Assembly: Friday 22nd March 2:15pm


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Your school community needs you!

Volunteers are very important to everything we do at Hallett Cove East Primary School. We are very keen to increase the membership of our Governing Council and have a number of vacancies to fill.

Our school has reached a very exciting time in its journey and we want a variety of parent representatives across our school community to work with the Principal to help guide the school’s direction. This includes:

  • Setting directions for the whole school community
  • Determining local school policies
  • Reviewing and monitoring budgets and finances
  • Input with facilities, grounds and special programs such as fundraising events

Your parent voice is important to us. Our school is at its best when parents are actively and positively involved. Knowing you are contributing actively to our whole school through Governing Council is incredibly rewarding.

Please consider a nomination for 2024 Governing Council. Nominations can be found on Audiri or by visiting the front office. We would love to have you join us!

Student Free Days in 2024

Governing Council has had the following dates approved for student free days for 2024

  • Term 1: March 1st (Friday)
  • Term 2: 11 June 2024 (Tuesday) 
  • Term 3: 02 September 2024 (Monday) 
  • Term 4: 08 November 2024 (Friday) 

In addition, council has approved a school closure day for Friday 6th December to follow our end of year school concert.

Please add those dates to your diary!

Student Leadership 

Last week we held our student leadership assembly where we recognised our student leaders for 2024. We are very pleased to announce the following leadership positions and congratulate all students on their appointments. We look forward to you all doing great things for our school community.

Lighthouse Leaders : Kira P, Nik S, Aaron H, Jazmin O, Rebeka F, Keira C

Wellbeing Leaders: Harvey K, Chloe S, Juno B, Olivia H, Giselle B

Literature Lovers: Zaiden N-M, Charlotte B, Jasmine R, Tia F

Digital Citizens: Flynn N, Connor M, Oscar S

Nature Nurturers: Chloe F, Anna H, Scarlett K

Genki Kids: Erik Y, Mila U, Camden B, Bria B

Charity Champions: Stepan L, Dennis T, Ciara A, Lylah M

Physical Activity Leaders: Lachlan K, Alex G-C, Jax H, Hudson P, Emma M, Jasmine L, Aimee V, Lucy H

With regards

Matthew Chapman



It is hard to believe we are already leading into week 5. We have had a busy and very productive start to the year. Over the next few weeks we have swimming, crossing monitor training and NAPLAN that will be occurring, as well as our pupil free day. A highlight from this week has been our SANFL clinics.

SANFL Clinic visit- Thursday Week 4

On Thursday this week we were fortunate to have the SANFL come out to promote AusKick with our students. All classes across the school were able to participate in the clinic where they were given a taste of how the clinics will help to develop a range of skills.

AusKick sessions have already commenced at our site on Tuesdays 5pm- 6pm after school. If you are interested in your child joining a flier has been sent home with a QR code and relevant information. We have also attached these details for you in the newsletter to access. This is a great opportunity for the students at Hallett Cove East Primary School to partake in. 

Crossing monitor training- Monday 26th February (Week 5)

Next Monday all of our Year 5 and 6 students will participate in the School Monitor Crossing training. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the community with ensuring students and families are able to come to school safely while crossing a road. This helps to develop students organisation, responsibilities across the school and setting and example to our younger students. We would value and appreciate as many volunteers from our year 5 and 6 students to support with being timetabled on for sessions throughout the year. 

Swimming- Week 6

A reminder that swimming is being held in Week 6 for all Reception to Year 4 students. Information has been sent home. There are various forms that need to be completed and returned to your class teacher. If you could please ensure all forms are returned to ensure we are well prepared for swimming Monday week 6.

Kind regards,

Robyn Physick

Deputy Principal



The Resilience Project Snapshot: GRATITUDE

Working on gratitude helps us to be thankful and appreciate what we have in our lives, rather than focusing on what we don’t have or what we want. When we practise being grateful, we start to scan the world to look for positives – this only takes 21 days! Practising gratitude every day increases our levels of energy, and helps us to feel happier and more focused, determined and optimistic. It even helps us have better sleep, lowers levels of anxiety and depression and we are less likely to get sick. So many benefits – let’s all try to be grateful for the things and people in our lives every day!

Whole Family Activity: Gratitude Scavenger Hunt
  • As a family create a scavenger hunt list of things that make you happy or you are grateful for, you can make your own list or use the examples below:
  • Something that makes you happy
  • Something you love to smell
  • Something you enjoy looking at
  • Something that is your favourite colour
  • Something you like in nature
  • Something that is useful for you
  • Each member of the family uses the list and has to find as many things as they can.
  • You can hunt for things inside or outside, or both. You can hunt for real things, or you can also do this using magazines or pictures from the internet.
  • After a set amount of time hunting, come back together, have a look at what each person collected and let them explain why they are grateful for each item.
Family Habit Builder:

Every night at dinner, have each person talk about their favourite thing about that day.

Check out TRP@HOME; a place filled with inspiration and activities for the whole family, to help improve your wellbeing and build resilience.


kind Regards, 

Ellie Burford


Reminder it is only one week until swimming starts for Reception to year 4 students.  Consent  forms must be completed and returned to class teachers.

Full payment must be received prior to allowing students to attend and participate. 

If you have not settled your account please forward your remittance as a matter of urgency.   Please call the Business Manager if you are having difficulty settling this account.

Kind Regards

Imelda Jolly

Business Manager

HCEPS Auskick 2024

AFL Auskick program will be held on the school oval again this year.  The 8 week program will commence on Tuesday 20th February from 5pm to 6pm. Please see the flyer below with a QR code for easier registration. If you have any questions please contact Nadia Hodgson on 0433480788.

HCEP’S Governing Council Soccer Coordinator 2024

The Governing Council are seeking a new Soccer Coordinator for this year. This can be one parent or a group of parents willing to take on the role. PLEASE NOTE: If we do not have any volunteers for this role, there will be no soccer program this year. This is a school community run program. Any enquiries or nominations to current soccer coordinator Lee Silvester: hcepssoccer@gmail.com or Sports Coordinator Nadia Hodgson 0433 480 788.


2024 Volunteers Needed!
Can You Help?

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



Open every Monday 8:30-9am and 3:00-3:30pm in House 1 - (music) closest to the drop off/pick up zone. Entrance faces Forresters Rd.  

The shop is stocked with a variety of second hand uniform items. The money raised is given back to the school and utilised in fundraising projects.

Remember that if you have any unused uniform items in good clean condition, we'd love to receive them.  They can be left at the office anytime. Thank you.




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.

QKR APP (Quicker)

Qkr App (pronounced quicker) is Hallett Cove East Primary School and Out of School Hours/Vacation Care preferred form of payment. 

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