Hallett Cove East Primary School

Keeping you in the loop ....


  • Friday 8th July 2:05pm Dismissal
  • Pupil Free Day Monday 25th July
  • Friday 9th September is our School Closure Day


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

We have only two weeks until the end of term and some very well deserved holidays for all our hard working students and staff.

We had a very productive Pupil Free Day on Tuesday 14th June with a focus on Literacy and Numeracy, Moderation and Well Being or, as I like to quote our CE, Human Flourishing. We also had a surprise visit from Anne Rathjen who was looking very well and has since become a grandmother to a beautiful baby girl.

On Wednesday morning of this week we had a wonderful, interactive whole school session organised by Tania Bailey. Please see more information about “Music is Fun” later in this newsletter. Tania also organised for the “Steam Dance” ballet workshops for some classes and a performance for the whole school on Thursday. What a magnificent week of Arts immersion we have had.

Week 9 Interview Week

This is such an important week in our calendar and especially so this year, as for some of you it will be the first time to meet with the teacher in person. Fortunately we have Class Dojo, Skoolbag and other methods of communication but it is not the same as a three way face to face interaction.

 I would ask you to please ensure that you and your child are at the classroom at the nominated time. It only takes a couple of minutes delay to throw out an entire schedule. If you need to bring another sibling along to an interview could you please ensure you bring something for them to do quietly in another spot in the classroom whilst you are talking. There will not be teachers or staff available to supervise any children in the yard so any children will need to be with their parents at all times. If it is cold, wet or dark please wait in the common areas of the buildings (eg wet areas).

Renee Fisher, Aaron Charlton and I will be walking around the school or in our offices during the interview times so please feel free to say hello or stop us for a chat.

Did you know that July 27th is a day of recognition for OSHC workers? We are very fortunate at HCEPS to have such wonderful educators and carers at our OSHC. It is very well run by Sally Mitchell, Linda Mc Grath, Maddi Govan and the team. The provision of extended care to our community is, I know, invaluable to many and we all appreciate the service they provide.

Some of you may need the OSHC service for Monday 25th July as this is our next Pupil Free Day. Please book in as soon as possible.

Here are some uniform questions for you.

Is black one of our school uniform colours?  Do we wear leggings with only school polo tops or jumpers? Can our tracksuit pants have visible logos on them? Do the teachers make uniform decisions or set the uniform policy?

All those questions have the common answer of “no”.  Governing Council has asked for our community to be reminded of the uniform policy.

A friendly reminder to reply to the finance team to let them know your intentions for the 2022 Materials and Service rebate. The rebate can be applied as a credit for this year and beyond but we need your intentions in writing as soon as possible.

Reminder that the last day of this term has a 2:05pm finish.

With regards

Andrea Hayden


PLEASE, A REMINDER TO ARRIVE AT SCHOOL ON TIME ..........The Gates are open at 8:30am and all students should be in their classrooms by 8:40am. The learning program starts at 8:45am.


Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We have had a busy 2 weeks with classes going on excursions as well as 2 music incursions taking place.

The first music incursion was on Wednesday the 22nd, called ‘Music is Fun’. The company performed a range of music in different styles. Many students across the school were lucky enough to participate in the performance, they did a SPECTACTULAR effort. We all had a GREAT time at the incursion. Below are photos of the show.

On Thursday the 23rd we had STEAM dance. The Australian Ballet Education Team worked with classes in the Pavilion and the Music Room during the morning. Then after lunch, they performed a ballet for the whole school in the Pavilion.

PLEASE let us know if you are available to volunteer in the canteen. We REALLY need the help.

Kind Regards,

Renee Fisher

Deputy Principal

News from the Light House Leaders

On Wednesday this week, the Wellbeing Leaders put on a Bluey Maze video in the Library for Kids that want something to do at lunch.

Last week the small COLA floor was replaced and repainted with a new floor, the reason why we had to get a new floor was because the old one was cracking through in certain parts, caused by heavy rain and storms.

Last Friday we had an assembly run by 2N and 3N. At the assembly they showed art and they sang as well as danced to a Kaurna language formed song. During the assembly the Environmental Leaders brought out bags of rubbish to show how much plastic they found in the classroom bins, they wanted people to bring less plastic so now every Wednesday is a nude food day. This means students bring food in containers and non plastic things. The Literacy Lovers started a book battle and the two books this week are “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl and “Fing” by David William. Students can vote for their favourite book at lunch times in the Library.

On Wednesday the 22nd, a cool band performed in front of the school. Some students participated in dancing, singing and talent shows. The band had a drummer, electric guitarist, bass guitarist, trumpeter, key board player, saxophonist and 2 singers. There were 5 people in the band but some people played different instruments in different songs. In total there were 11 songs.

Starting last week, every Wednesday teachers have been checking student’s lunch boxes to see how many students have nude food. The teachers have been telling the amount of people that had nude food in each class so the Environmental Leaders can determine the winner each week. There is no prize involved, it’s just to help the environment out!

The Charity Champions have organised classes to contribute to help the Ukrainian refugee students by bringing in pencils, texters, and other school supplies. At the end of the term it will all get put in a bag for each class. All supplies people bring to school must be in good condition otherwise teachers can’t take the donations.


M&S Rebate

You should have received a statement of your account along with a letter of explanation from the Principal last week. Please read this carefully and return your rebate slip. If your statement balance TOTAL is in brackets ($) we owe you, please do not make any payments. All slips are required to be returned with the request to either use your credit for other charges or a request for reimbursement (if applicable).

If you are experiencing financial difficulties we ask you contact the Business Manager via email to dl.1053.finance@schools.sa.edu.au.

Imelda Jolly

Business Manager


Talking with Children About Neurodiversity

The following is an extract from Twinkl. For the full article visit: www.twinkl.com.au/blog/how-to-teach-children-and-teenagers-about-neurodiversity

You may recently have begun to hear more use of the words neurodiversity and neurodivergence or neurodivergent. What do they mean, why is teaching children and young people about neurodiversity important, and how can we do it effectively?


What are neurodiversity and neurodivergence?

The term ‘neurodiversity’ was coined by Judy Singer, an Autistic Sociologist, in the 1990s. It refers to the concept that the traits of some conditions such as Autism and ADHD, which may have previously been perceived as deficits, are in fact normal variations in the brain. These variations are often associated with strengths, and although neurodivergent individuals may face challenges in environments designed with the ‘neurotypical’ majority in mind, when environments are designed with neurodiversity in mind, everyone is able to flourish.


Why is it important to teach children and teenagers about neurodiversity?

Teaching young people to value diversity helps to:

  • Support a culture of tolerance, empathy and understanding. By being encouraged to understand and accept differences between themselves and their peers, our pupils are able to understand why what one person needs to succeed may be different to what another person needs. Understanding that there are different ways of learning, and that we all have individual strengths and challenges, may allow your learners to try out new ways of doing things, and discover what works best for them.
  • Reinforce each individual's sense of identity, positive self-image and self-esteem. In creating a school culture that values, understands and accepts everyone’s differences, we encourage our pupils to take pride in their own uniqueness, and to value their contribution to the diversity of the classroom - whether that is the cultural and family experiences they bring from home, their skills and talents, their varied interests, or their differing perspectives and ways of thinking, behaving and learning.
  • Foster a sense of belonging in the school community and wider society. Research by the NEU has found that 1 in 4 young people feel like they do not belong in schools. They also found that a greater sense of belonging was linked to increased student motivation, better staff well-being and motivation, increased attendance, a positive impact of health and wellbeing, improved academic achievement, and an increased belief in both students and staff that they can make a difference. By making sure everyone in your classroom feels valued for who they are, you can encourage that sense of belonging.


Joey Traeger

Pastoral Care Worker at HCEPS Wednesday and Friday



Today our SAPSASA AFL Knockout team participated at Brighton Oval. Every one played well and were ecstatic to come away with a win in our last game.

Next week our soccer team will participate at Braeview Primary School.

Music Is Fun

Charity Champions need your support


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


" We still have a lot of pants & track pants available. So till the end of term 2 we will be selling 2 pairs for $5.00."

Open every Wednesday 8:30-9am and 3:00-3:30pm in House 1 - first building near the gates at the drop off/pick up point.  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 uniforms that no longer fit or are not being worn and in good clean condition, we'd love to receive them. Thank you.

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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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