Hallett Cove East Primary School

Keeping you in the loop ....

Diary Dates

  • Monday 20th July Pupil Free Day
  • Tuesday 4th August, 6AS, 6AN, 7W Nature Play Excursion  - Build a Cubby - Belair National Park


Dear Parents/Caregivers,


Teachers will be working with other teachers from local partnership schools on LDAM (Learning Design, Assessment and Moderation strategies). The OSHC will be open for child care that day. Please book in with Lissy or Sally on 8381 7577.


Usually at the end of each term, I have a Highlights section filled with a wide range of many exciting things students have done during the term. Due to the very different term we have had, there have not been the usual special events for students to experience. What they have experienced, however, are new, innovative and interesting ways of learning. While the end of last term created a number of significant challenges and swift teaching and learning changes, staff rose to the expectations and delivered very strong learning programs. In a review we did at Staff Meeting this week there was overwhelming feedback that the collaboration that was done in team groups was one of the highlights of the process, with many staff saying that it was so successful, they are continuing to try to plan more widely together. Through reports, observations in classrooms and discussions with teachers it is clearly evident that their consistency of learning design right across the school. I would like to thank all staff for the high level of professionalism they have shown throughout the term and the support they have given families in order to help children engage with learning effectively.

Students too, have really stepped up, not just in tackling new approaches and skills with a positive growth mindset but also developing a high level of resiliency in getting into class and being organised and on task each morning, without parental assistance. Well done students!

Finally I would like to sincerely thank all parents for the level of support and understanding you have given us throughout this term. We know that some of you have faced personal challenges due to COVID, such as lost jobs, businesses or income, vulnerable family members to care for or vulnerabilities yourselves but despite any personal challenges, you helped us while we had lockout and continue to help us now such as through practising social distancing. You have also helped us by keeping your sick children at home and where necessary have had them tested for COVID. So this is a big thank you to you all too, we sincerely appreciate your support.


There was a reminder to all families about the playgrounds being out of bounds before, after and outside of school in a previous newsletter. Not only is this usual policy but it is a very important expectation during COVID for hygiene purposes and to ensure minimisation of any possible infection spread. Unfortunately, we are still having to ask parents, students and other children to move off the playgrounds before and after school. I respectfully request that families please follow this school expectation. 


By now, you should have received your child’s written report that was sent home on Wednesday. If you would still like to have a meeting with your child’s teacher to discuss his/her learning, please contact the teacher early next term to arrange a time.


Congratulations to Hannah Sripada and her family on the birth of their baby boy.


We have a lot of unnamed lost property in front of the front office at the moment. It is really important to name all items so we can return items to students. If you are missing any items, please come and check the boxes.


To help prevent vandalism and other crime in the school during the holidays, we seek your support to please report any suspicious behaviour you may observe in and around the school to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or direct to Police on 131 444. I thank you in advance for doing so.


Please enjoy a safe and happy holiday break with your children. We look forward to seeing all students safely back for the start of Term 2 on Tuesday 21st July.

Anne Rathjen



Finance Information from the Business Manager

COVID restrictions are starting to be eased which means teachers will commence planning incursions and excursions for their classes for the remainder of  the 2020 school year.  All incursions and excursions must be paid prior to students attending and participating.  If you are yet to pay your 2020 levy we ask that you forward payment  by Friday 24th July 2020, thank you.

If you are yet to pay your 2020 materials and services fees we remind families to clear all outstanding accounts as soon as possible to avoid debt collection services to be appointed. 

We are very aware and understanding of the situation in regard to additional financial strains on families particularly this year and ask if you are experiencing financial difficulties we ask you contact the Business Manager  via email dl.1053.finance@schools.sa.edu.au 

We thank you for your ongoing support to allow us to provide a quality educational program for our students.  

Jenny McFadyen

Business Manager

News from our Wellbeing Leader

Wow, this term has been a whirlwind!!!  With everything that has happening in the world we have learned to “keep on going”, to be flexible, to “go with the flow” and “not sweat the small stuff”.   

The ending of this term is certainly looking much brighter than the end of term 1.  Please ensure you keep well and safe during the holidays.  I look forward to working with our Hallett Cove East community in term 3.

Evie Donoghue (evie.donoghue503@schools.sa.edu.au)

HCEPS Wellbeing Coordinator

An update from the IT Coordinator

Happy holidays everybody.


Throughout the holidays may be a good time for families to sit down and discuss the issues that school children face these days with the movement towards a more digital world. Some discussion points to have could include

·       Online privacy.

·       Taking photos and videos of others and what is and is not acceptable.

·       What social media is and how it can affect peoples' mental health.

·       The positives of the internet and how it allowed us to stay in touch during the lockdown. (Zoom in particular)

Have a great holiday and I look forward to seeing all your children on the other end of the break.

Jonathon Warren-White


Our Genki Kids team this year is made up of Taylah, Evie, Addy, Izzy, Maddie, Rychelle, Grace and Amelia.

We have been running Genki Kids sessions on Monday lunchtimes since week 6 this term. The 3 sessions running are Genki Art, Wellbeing Games and Mindfulness Movement. We have had a very good turnout of students wanting to participate and lots of them returning each week.

In Genki Art we’ve done a number of activities including Rainbow (niji) art, uchiwa fans, cherry blossom trees and free choice mindful drawing. In Wellbeing Games we’ve played a lot of different games including Jan Ken Pon with hoops and the very popular duck, duck, goose. In Mindfulness Movement we have been following some Just Dance videos and creating our own movement pieces to music.

The Genki Kids Team.


House 2 busy learning ...

A bit of fun, not only CRAZY HAIR DAY but a touch of Christmas in July for the staff.

School Banking is Back

 School Banking at our school will recommence from 27th July and will be on Monday's

For every deposit made at school, students will receive a silver Dollarmites token. Once students have individually collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for an exclusive School Banking reward item in recognition of their regular savings habits. 

School Banking is also a great fundraiser for our school. Our school receives a Regular Savers Contribution of $5 for every 10 deposits processed per student as well as an Annual Contribution which is based on the number of students who made at least one School Banking deposit in the prior year. 

If your child has lost their book, please contact your School Banking Co-ordinator for a replacement or visit any Commbank Branch. 

If you would like to know more about School Banking, please ask for a 2020 School Banking program information pack from the school office or visit www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking


School Photography Day is coming soon!

School Photos will be taken at our school on Monday 24th August

We are proud that the country’s leading school photographer, MSP Photography will be taking our school photos this year.

Parents can send the money to the school in the self-sealed envelope supplied however On-Line Ordering, where parents are now able to select their preferred package online makes it much easier for our parent community.

Placing your child’s order online is the safest & easiest way to order school photos. Just enter the shootkey printed on your child’s envelope and make your selection! If you are having a Sibling photo taken, do the same with the shootkey printed on that envelope (envelopes available from schools front office) and you’re done. It really is that easy!

Your child's envelopes will be distributed early in Term 3.

The range of options available to you online has increased. As well as the option to download a Low Resolution image for a smart-phone, parents will now have the option to purchase a High Resolution Digital Download of their child.

An added incentive for our families is that MSP now offers a 10% discount for all orders above $90.00 a family. To receive this discount online your orders must be placed in one transaction. If you are paying with cash please total your order amount, then apply your discount and place the correct money in the self-seal envelope.


We pleased to be offering a limited Canteen LUNCH service 

  • Cashless service until further notice
  • All orders via Qkr! ONLY
  • No counter sales at recess or lunch
  • Limited Lunch menu 
  • Orders by 9.15
  • Unfortunately no Volunteers are allowed in school hence our limited menu offer.
  • We thank you for your continued understanding and support.

Our limited menu will be 

  • Hotdogs $4.00
  • Pizza $4.00
  • Mac and Cheese $5.00
  • Lasagna $5.00
  • Chicken Nuggets $4.00
  • Meat Pies $4.00
  • Sausage Rolls  $3.50
  • Muffins $1.00
  • Cookies $1.00

There will be no sandwiches, wraps, burgers and potatoes available


If you have lost a SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 mobile phone, please see one of our friendly, front office staff, who have been keeping it safe for you.

We do our best to return LOST PROPERTY, Hoodies, Hats etc.  We are always sorting through uniforms BUT there are so many uniform items that have not been named/labelled.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE write your child's name on each piece of clothing, lunch box, drink bottle, sporting equipment that is send to school.

Updated Uniform Price List

Did you know we have not had a Uniform price increase since 2015. Unfortunately our suppliers have and we are unable to cover these expenses with our current pricing.  Please find our new prices attached. For purchases please order via the QKR App or contact the Administration Office.


Secondhand Uniform Shop

Secondhand Uniform Shop will reopen at the beginning of Term 3

Opening hours will be Wednesday morning 8.30-9.00 & Wednesday afternoon 3.00-3.30.


Support us today! 20% of every Entertainment Membership sold goes to our fundraiser.  Buy a Membership and download the Entertainment App today.

Hallett Cove East Primary School 

Order your Memberships online today!


Community News and Events


Applications to join the Juniors program for season 2020/21 are now open.

Here is what you need to do –

·        Follow this link to our juniors’ page on Club website: http://www.gdcc.net.au/juniors.html

·        Find the link to the Information Pack and application forms

·        Download, follow all instructions, complete and send to gdccjuniors@gmail.com – if you meet selection criteria then you can apply

·        View our website, click on the green Season 2019/20 Players Info button, this will give you an overview of what the new season will look like.

·        We’ll get back to you in the coming weeks

Mark Hofmeyer - GDCC Junior Coordinator  

Ph: 0417 894 483  Email: gdccjuniors@gmail.com 



My name is Rachel and I am the Participant Support Officer at Legacy Lifestyle Supports. 

 Legacy Lifestyle Supports offers daily living supports and respite services for children with disabilities South of Adelaide. 

 We also run disability and community inclusive holidays programs for children of different ages and will be running them again in July 2020 at Wardli Youth Centre.  Our programs are not just for those with NDIS, but community passes are also provided so that siblings who are not on NDIS or friends who may want to go can too with more information on our website linked below.

 We will be continuing to support health regulations relating to COVID-19 by offering less tickets for the indoor programs to allow for closer monitoring of hygiene and social distancing.

 To compensate for this, online options are also available and will include an activity pack being delivered to your home as well as zoom links to join our on-site crew on the day for the activity times.

URL website is :  http://legacylifestylesupports.com.au/events-more/

Rachel Allan - Participant Support Officer

 Ph: 0481 152 260   Em: Rachel.Allan@legacylifestylesupports.com.au

Supporting families living with disability

Leading our community toward understanding and inclusion


The Cove Marion WFC welcomes all Cove and Non – Cove players (girls) from under 11s to under 17s to join our programs and experience what our club has to offer. This is also a great way to receive specialist coaching in small groups.

School Holiday Clinics 

Junior School Holiday Clinics are available for all players aged under 11s to under 17s and are based at Sturt Marion 262 Sturt Road, Marion The next holiday clinics will be held as follows:

Term 2 Holidays - Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July

From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day

Pricing :-  3 Days $80, 2 Days $55 and 1 Day $30

To Register – Click here!

Places are limited.

Contact Leigh on Leighmatt00@hotmail or secretary@thecovefc.com.au for further information.


10, 11, 17, 18th July.  U10-U14 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

Half court - 12 minute games, maximum 4 players / team.  $45 per team.

Organise your team, choose a day and get ready for a packed 90 minutes of competitive fun!  Spaces limited - Register Today.

Go to: https://www.trybooking.com?BKDFZ

For any questions, contact bam@sougherntigers.com.au 


Tuesday - Thursday 7-9th  and  Tuesday - Thursday 14-16th July

Morphett Vale Stadium

Register today. Go to https://southerntigers.teammanager.com.au/

Questions?  Contact bam@southerntigers.com.au 


Providing a fun, safe and inclusive environment for children at any ability aged 5-12.

Small groups (less than 20), kids will participate in non-contact activities designed for fun, whilst developing skills and fitness appropriate to their age.  $50 for 2.5 hour clinic.

Venues and Dates:  

Times:  Ages 5-8 (9:00-11:30 am),  Ages 9-12  (1:00-3:30 pm)

9th July - Noarlunga      Register Now!

Marion Library Service online event for families: Library Through the Lens: ‘Awesome ends in ME’ – Bullying. So NOT OK


Hallett Cove East Primary School


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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