Hallett Cove East Primary School

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Diary Dates

2/03/20  -  School AGM (7:00 pm)

2/3/20 -6/3/10  -  R-5 Swimming Program

10/03/20  -  Pupil Free Day

11/03/20  -  Pupil Free Day

18/03/20 -   Growth and Development Family Sessions

23/03/20  -  National NAPLAN Practice Test

27/03/20  -  Whole School Assembly 4E & 6W (2:15 pm)

27/03/20 -  School Disco

Hot Cross Bun Drive End of Term 1

7th-8th May 20 - Mothers Day Stall

13/06/20 - Quiz Night 


Dear Parents/Caregivers,


Last week all of our year 7s applied for a leadership role, to support students and the school through participation in a range of programs.

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

Student Voice/Communication leaders: Bradley, Evie D, Alex, Owen, Amaya, Caeley and Riley

Garden Gurus:                                               Evie J-W, Emilia, Elliott and Liam

Fun’n’Fitness leaders:                                 Ashlee, Jett, Cruiz, Kody, Megan and Imogen

Wellbeing leaders:                                        Taia, Grace, Rubiee, Kheeley, Brandy and Emily

Charity Champions:                                     Rychelle, Henry, Kiana, Kostya and Reuben

Digital Citizenship leaders:                        Shaun, Tyler, Hudson, Jake and Wyatt

Resource Centre leaders:                           Kayla, Blake and Catherine

These students were presented to the students, described their roles and said their pledge on Friday at Assembly. They will also describe their roles and say their pledge to the school community at the AGM.


Thank you to those of you who were able to attend Acquaintance Meetings last Tuesday. The meetings were well attended. I hope parents found them valuable, firstly to meet teachers and secondly, to clarify your understanding of how your child’s classroom will operate during the year.


Last week we welcomed Donna De Michele who is a new SSO in our school team. We will also be welcoming a couple more new SSOs over the next few weeks. These SSOs will be working in our learning support programs.


Membership of the Governing Council provides an opportunity to participate in discussions around a variety of school issues as a representative of the parent community and is a great way to learn how schools operate. The Hallett Cove East Primary School Governing Council Constitution states that the Governing Council will consist of 17 Councillors. This is comprised of the Principal, 2 Staff of the School and 14 elected Parents.  Currently there are still vacancies that are required to be filled. We are still accepting applications for the new Governing Council. If you missed it last newsletter, information regarding nominating for Governing Council was sent out via Skoolbag on February 10th. Nomination forms are also available from the front office.

Don’t forget that nominations close on Friday next week, 28th February. 


The School AGM will be held on Monday March 2nd at 7:00pm.

The AGM is a very important event because it gives us an opportunity to share our work and successes of the previous year with the school community. Our Student Leaders will present the highlights of the year. (Separate invitations to the AGM have already been sent home.)

After the presentations the Governing Council will hold its annual elections. Membership of the Governing Council provides an opportunity to participate in discussions around a variety of school issues as a representative of the parent community and is a great way to learn how schools operate. Please nominate for Governing Council this week! 


It is fantastic to see all students dressed in their school uniform. Apart from looking smart, wearing our correct uniform helps increase a sense of pride and belonging. If you are unclear about any information regarding our uniform expectation, the policy is in the school website.


It is fabulous that students are keen to get to school to start their learning day and we want that to continue!! This is just a friendly reminder, however, that the entry bell for the schoolyard is 8:30, when teachers come on duty for supervision of students. Students need to wait at the appropriate gates until this bell goes. In the last 3 weeks several children have been in the yard well before 8:30am. Only OSHC children or those with a parent are allowed into the yard before 8:30am.

Please also remember that the staff carpark is not for students to use as a walkway. Thank you everyone for your cooperation.

Anne Rathjen




R-5 Swimming will be held in Week 6 (March 2nd – 6th). 


School Pavilion March 18th from 6:40pm


You will be notified of other Pupil Free and School Closure Days in due course.

A message from the Deputy Principal

Here at Hallett Cove East we practise our school values of Respect, Responsibility, Fairness and Excellence all the time. Whether we are in the classroom or in the yard we refer to our values.  When we speak to students about the choices they have made we refer to our values. When we ask students to assist others we refer to our values. On this matter I would like to thank all of our year 5/6/7 students who have offered to be traffic monitors this year.

Swimming week will be another opportunity to display our values. Our Reception – 5 students are looking forward to swimming in week six and we have our fingers crossed that the weather will be kind to us when getting on and off the bus. We know there are so many learning experiences apart from the actual swimming lessons. We know that our students always conduct themselves in an exemplary manner when they are on excursions. We also know that this week is a great opportunity for students, and staff, to further develop their resilience.

When students are back at school they have plenty of time to get dressed in a gender specific area and ensure that all their belongings are carefully packed away. Students are also still able to order lunches regardless of their swimming session time. Please look out for any further information or reminders from your child’s class teacher via Skoolbag.

Finance Information from the Business Manager

Reminder it is only one week until swimming starts for Reception to year 5 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.


Materials and services fees together with the 2020 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

Teachers are starting  to plan excursions, we do not want students to be excluded from activities, please make payment as soon as possible,  note we provide 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 2020  School Card but you are experiencing financial difficulty with settling your account please contact the school finance officer to arrange a payment plan.

News from our Wellbeing Leader

We are planning to hold a series of parent forums.  These sessions aim to provide our parent community with information on what parents can do at home to help their children be successful in their schoolwork and to develop positive social and emotional wellbeing, including:

Parent stress management and resilience

Develop positive relationships with your children

Be involved in your children’s education

How to show interest

How to manage homework

How to tutor your child

Steps to take if your child underachieves

Children’s social-emotional learning at home

Positive mindset for achievement (confidence, persistence, organisation)

Please access the survey on Skoolbag to show which topics you would be interested in attending.  

An update from the IT Coordinator

Over the last two weeks I have started going out into classes to work with both teachers and students on the IT curriculum.

House 9 classes have started their journey into using google classroom to help connect them as a digital community. Wallis Sensei is also looking forward to using google classroom to bring a more digital focus to her Japanese teaching.

In 2 South we have been exploring error detection and correction. This is basically how computer programs have ways to detect when things go wrong and how they recognize these errors through the use of parity bits and checksums. The students really enjoyed these “magic” tricks and hopefully have tried them on their parents at home.

A pictorial of 8 East students learning together ...

2 North Japanese lesson ...

3 South Resource Centre Learning ...

9 South year 5/6 students working together ...

2 South out and about

A message from Joey - Pastoral Care Worker

As parents and educators we want our children to be successful at school. This includes finding enjoyment in the journey of learning and in seeing results after their hard work. We know that a love of learning will help with this. So how do we as parents and educators foster a love of learning?

1.       Encourage curiosity – when a child has an interest in an area provide a variety of opportunities to explore their interest; reading books, creating oral and written stories, researching together. A parent was telling me the other day that if she says “I don’t know” in response to her child’s questions then she is told “Then google it Mum”. What a beautiful demonstration of curiosity.   

2.       Learn together – Find something that neither you nor your child have done before and learn it together. Maybe it is a new recipe that you could make together for dinner. Maybe it is a new sport, or a Guinness World Record attempt. What an opportunity to share in success together, or possibly learn how to fail gracefully together.

3.       Show that you’re a learner too – Tell your child about your learning journeys, what skills are you currently working on developing, what challenges are you facing that you haven’t yet solved? What books or blogs are you reading, what podcasts are you listening to, or how-to videos are you watching? Which of these things could you do in front of your child? We can demonstrate that we don’t need to know all the answers, we just need to know how to find out.    



at HCEPS on Wednesdays and Fridays


CANTEEN - New Summer Menu

The summer canteen menu is now available and the QKR App menu has been updated - please click here to view the full menu

Please remember we are always looking for volunteers, if you have the appropriate clearances please contact the Administration Office and we will pass your details onto Helen to contact you or you can speak to Helen in the Canteen.


Did you know lunch orders can be placed up to 2 weeks in advance.  If you utilize the pre-order process via the Qkr App please be aware that you can also cancel the order prior to 9.15am if your child is going to be absent for the day.  All you need to do is simply login to your app, cancel the order and a credit will be placed on your Qkr App ready for the next time you order. We hope utilizing the pre-order system will alleviate some of the morning rush pressure and mininise the current issue regarding so many students presenting at the office with NO LUNCH, we understand everyone has busy lives and we do our best to accommodate our community by providing a quick and easy  ordering system via the Qkr App. Unfortunately it seems in the morning school rush more and more parents are forgetting to submit their children's lunch orders.  

We respectfully ask all families to please be diligent in regard to checking you have entered the correct order date and please make sure you finalize your order by entering submit.  It would be a great help to the office staff and our canteen manager if all parties can be diligent with the ordering system.  

We appreciate you support with this matter, thank you.

Secondhand Uniform Shop

We have a very dedicated volunteer group of parents who coordinate our secondhand uniform shop.  If you have any uniforms 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 :-

Wednesday morning 8.30-9.00

Wednesday afternoon 3.00-3.30

Community News and Events

Scallywags (The Primary School Diso)

We’re pleased to let you know that Scallywags (The Primary School Aged Disco) is on again this term – on Friday March 13th

Once again it is held in the Hallett Cove Lutheran Church Complex 20 Ragamuffin Rd, Hallett Cove.

The other details are on the flyer click here to view flyer.

This is a Childsafe approved event. 

Brighton Special Interest Music

Information Evening for Years 6 & 7

Everything you need to know about auditioning for the

Brighton’s Special Interest Music Program

Tuesday 24 March 2020, 6.30 to 7.30pm

Brighton Secondary School Concert Hall

For all enquiries please call Pam Parsons 8375 8215

or email: 


Develop your coordination and motor skills with a professional basketball coach!

Basketball practises at Hallett Cove East Primary School in this term for boys and girls between 5-8 years old (school years 1 to 3).

Sessions are on Wednesdays from 5 pm to 5.45 pm. First session on Wednesday 19th of February. This is a hole year program.

Take the opportunity and call Frank for further details! 

Mobile: 0402 360 102

Feel free to come any session for a trial in this term!

Fee: $70/Term.

About the coach: Frank worked as a PE teacher in primary and secondary schools for 22 years and he was a professional basketball coach in the same time in different basketball clubs. He has bachelor and master degrees as a PE teacher (and also as a teacher of russian language) and has a bachelor degree as a coach specialized in basketball. He has a current and valid Working with Children Check, First Aid certicate and other certificates needed to work with kids as a volunteer and/or coach. Currently he works at Hungarian Community School Adelaide as a volunteer teacher.                            


Click the link for further information

Our website: https://www.fhgc.com.au/golf/junior-golf

Memford Way, FLAGSTAFF HILL,, SA   5159

Ph: (08) 8270 2300

Mobile: 0400 666 240

Email: manager@fhgc.com.au

Website: www.fhgc.com.au

 The City of Marion has produced a brochure for your reference which explains the various parking restriction signs and their meaning in layman’s terms.  Please click this link to KEEP KIDS SAFE 

Kind regards

 Community Safety City of Marion

E communitysafety@marion.sa.gov.au | www.marion.sa.gov.au

PO Box 21 Oaklands Park SA 5046 245 Sturt Road Sturt SA 5047

Noarlunga Football Club, we are on the hunt for some new players for the 2020 season. 

For more information please click the link for  Registration Day details

Kind regards

Tara Muller - Noarlunga Football Club Minis Coordinator

Ph. 0426237466

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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