Hallett Cove East Primary School

Keeping you in the loop ....


  • 25/3/21 - NAPLAN Practice Test
  • 2/4/21 Good Friday Public Holiday
  • 5/4/21 Easter Monday Public Holiday
  • 11/5/21 - 21/5/21 - NAPLAN testing program
  • Pupil Free Day - Friday June 11th (Term 2)
  • Pupil Free Day - Monday July 19th (Term 3)


Dear Parents/Caregivers,









Congratulations to our new Governing Council for 2021. The new Governing Council met for the first time this week. All the office bearers and sub-committee representatives were chosen.

Congratulations and a big thank you to the following office bearers and representatives:

Chairperson – Amber Pellerin

Deputy Chairperson – Rachel Peake

Secretary – Yvette Eglinton

Treasurer/Finance – Melissa Vlachos

Assets and Grounds – Sally Matthews

Canteen – Gaylene Clark

Education – Nikki Dopson

Fundraising – Melissa Vlachos

OSHC – Aimie O'Brien and Yvette Eglinton

Sport – Melissa Vlachos

Uniform – Rachel Peake

Other reps – Claire Boardman, Jessica Chaplin, Tracey Dettmer, and Leanne Craig.

Any items, issues or queries for Governing Council can be raised either through the front office or the school’s email address marked ATTENTION GOVERNING COUNCIL. 


Last week we participated in a two day External School Review. A review panel came into the school and looked at how we manage our learning programs, how we create and implement learning improvement processes and how the school learning culture is developed and nurtured. Almost all staff and some of our students and parents were also involved in conversations with the panel about these processes. We received very positive feedback about all aspects of our work and our personnel at all levels were commended for their knowledge and articulate conversations showing a strong and supportive understanding of our work. This is a big thank you to all students, staff and parents who participated. The official report should be available on the website early next term. It will include some directions for our next 3 years. This is an expectation of all schools at the conclusion of their reviews. Our next review is expected to be in 2024. 


In Term 2 in Weeks 3 and 4, (starting May 11th), we will be participating in the NAPLAN testing program. All students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are expected to participate in NAPLAN tests. NAPLAN tests give you information on how your child is progressing against national standards. This information can be used to identify areas in which your child may benefit from additional assistance. NAPLAN does not replace, but rather complements assessments run by your child's classroom teacher throughout the year. NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy skills that students have already learnt through the school curriculum. Teachers will ensure that students are familiar with the test formats and will provide appropriate support and guidance. Excessive preparation is not useful and can lead to unnecessary anxiety.

NAPLAN tests are constructed to give students an opportunity to demonstrate skills they have learnt over time through the school curriculum, and NAPLAN test days should be treated as just another routine event on the school calendar. The best way you can help your child prepare for NAPLAN is to reassure them that NAPLAN tests are just one part of their school program, and to advise them to simply do the best they can on the day. A nutritious breakfast each day and a good night’s sleep will also help them do their best.

ACARA does not recommend the use of commercial products, such as booklets and practice tests, to help your child prepare for NAPLAN tests. None of the commercial products currently on the market were endorsed by ACARA. The use of services by coaching providers is not recommended.

This year, we will again be participating in NAPLAN online and there will be a national practice test next Thursday. This practice is not to test student learning, but rather to test that our electronic devices and the online platform are ready and capable both across Australia and within our site.

If you have any questions about your child's preparation for NAPLAN, please make a time to speak with your child's teacher. Further information can also be found at www.nap.edu.au/naplan/parent-carer-support


It was St Patrick’s Day on Wednesday this week and we were very lucky to have a free performance by the students of the Newry Studio of Irish Dancing. They were excellent and our students and staff all enjoyed it. Special congratulations to Grace from 3N who was part of the performing group.

With regards,

Anne Rathjen




A Few Words from the Deputy Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The term seems to be flying by but so much has been happening.

We have had the year 5/6/7 cricket team, lead by Ellie Burford and assisted by Aaron Charlton, have an enjoyable and successful game last week against Coromandel Valley. The weather was wonderful for cricket and the team displayed all our school values throughout the morning.  Good luck to the team for next week against All Saints Primary School.

This week we all thoroughly enjoyed the Irish dancing from Grace and her dance troupe on Saint Patrick’s Day.

Today we have enjoyed working with Joey on the Harmony Day and Bullying No Way activity. It has also been a chance for us to wear a splash of orange and reflect on the themes of Harmony Day. It has been wonderful to see the buddy classes working together.

Year 6/7 leaders have begun meeting with their mentors and preparing activities and happenings for our students. Genki Kids have been meeting in preparation for student activities on Tuesday lunchtimes.

Classrooms have been a hive of learning. It is such a buzz to visit!

Advance Notice

This year “Walk Safely to School Day” is Friday May 14th. It seems like a long way off but you might like to organise how you can do this.

This national initiative aims to encourage children to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle by simply including a walk at the beginning, at lunch time and at the end of each day. The event also promotes reduced car-dependency, greater use of public transport, cleaner air, improved diets and road safety to primary school children throughout Australia. An important message is;

"Until they are 10, children must always hold the hand of an adult when crossing the road".

Maybe you and your children might be able to walk to school one day this term too. You might choose to park a little further away in the morning or after school, and walk some of the way.

Kind Regards,


Andrea Hayden
Deputy Principal


Planning and preparation is being carried out for Class Excursions with two excursions happening next Wednesday.  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.


National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Friday the 19th March is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. The day encourages us to stand up and say ‘Bullying. No Way!’

Bullying is when someone:

  • keeps picking on you again and again and tries to make you feel bad
  • says or does lots of mean things that upset you
  • makes fun of you a lot
  • tries to stop you from joining in or make others not like you
  • keeps hurting you such as hitting or punching you.

Bullying can happen in person or online. It might be something people can see or it might be hidden. Bullying feels awful. You feel like you can’t stop it.

Sometimes you might have a fight or argument with someone. If it happens once, it is not bullying even though it can be upsetting. It is also not bullying if you sometimes fight with a friend and you can sort it out.

Often we think, ‘I’m not a bully, but such and such is. I don’t need to change what I do.’ However, we can contribute to bullying without being the instigator. Bystanders have the power to play a key role in preventing or stopping bullying. Their actions make a critical difference. Depending on how bystanders respond, they can contribute to the problem or the solution:

  • Hurtful bystanders instigate the bullying by prodding the bully to begin, encourage the bullying by laughing, cheering, or making comments that further stimulate the bully, join in the bullying once it has begun, or passively accept bullying by watching and doing nothing.
  • Helpful bystanders directly intervene by discouraging the bully, defending the victim, or redirecting the situation away from bullying
  • Helpful Bystanders get help by rallying support from peers to stand up against bullying or by reporting the bullying to adults.


Joey Traeger,


at HCEPS on Wednesdays and Fridays  


Reception to Year 5 2021 Swimming Week

We had so much fun .....


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 Banking

Please click here to read more about School Banking

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! 

Aberfoyle Park High School Information Evening

Please read attached flyer for more information.



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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