Hallett Cove East Primary School

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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. 


  • Wednesday 27th March - Kidz Biz Ed - Growth & Development Parent Info Session
  • Friday 29th March - Good Friday
  • Monday 1st April - Ester Monday
  • Friday 12th April - School Assembly 12:10pm


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

This week our 2024 Governing Council held its first meeting. At this meeting office bearers are elected for the new school year. I would like to extend my gratitude to all parent volunteers and staff representatives on our 2024 Governing Council.

 Governing Council Officials

  • Chairperson: Amber Pellerin
  • Deputy Chairperson: Nikki Dopson
  • Secretary: Yvie Eglington
  • Treasurer: Amy Wadsworth

 Congratulations to all officials on your election this year. In addition, I would like to acknowledge the following governing council representatives: Emma Sewer, Alana Phipps, Kahli Slape, Tanya Press along with staff representatives, Aaron Charlton and Ellie Burford. 

We are very fortunate to have the support of such a motivated and generous group of parents and staff who are committed to helping our school community. Thank you everyone for your willingness to undertake some of the extra convening tasks of governing council sub-committees. I am looking forward to working with you all.


Have you liked our Facebook page? We have lots of updates, news and information there so please check it out. It’s a great way to get information about events happening in our school community.

Easter Raffle

Hopefully you have secured your ticket for the raffle… first prize is a beauty. The 1.5kg egg is our coveted first prize with other great Easter baskets available to win thanks to the generosity of our staff. The raffle will be drawn on Tuesday March 26th. Good luck!

Whilst on the topic of Easter, i would like to wish all families a safe and happy Easter long weekend, whether you are going away or staying around home. I hope it is a positive and happy time for all. 

With regards

Matthew Chapman



On Monday our Lighthouse Leaders had the opportunity to connect with the Chief Executive and have a say in the new strategy for public education. 

Engaging Activities: The session began with a "thinking math task" that encouraged students from across the state to collaborate, problem-solve, and discuss solutions. This activity likely fostered teamwork and critical thinking skills among the students.

Understanding the Learning Process: Students were reminded of the concept of the "learning pit" and the various emotions they might experience while problem-solving, such as frustration and the temptation to give up. Emphasising that growth happens when facing challenges can help build resilience and a growth mindset among students.

Focus on Effective Learning: The new strategy for public education centers around the idea of ‘every young person learning and thriving’. Within this strategy, there is a focus on four "Areas of Impact," with effective learning being the chosen focus for your site this year.

Defining Effective Learning: After discussion and brainstorming, the Lighthouse Leaders articulated their own understanding of what it means to be an effective learner. Their summary was that ‘Effective learners are creative, and know how to solve complex questions using past knowledge and a variety of strategies. Effective learners are active, engaged in their learning and reflective’.

Ongoing Feedback and Collaboration: The Lighthouse Leaders will have the opportunity to connect with schools across the state each term to provide feedback on the identified areas of impact. This collaborative approach ensures that diverse perspectives are considered in shaping educational strategies and initiatives.

Kind regards,

Robyn Physick

Deputy Principal

A message from the Lighthouse Leaders...

This week the Year 3s and 5s had NAPLAN. Each student had a series of tests including Numeracy,  Conventions of language, Writing and Reading. 

As you might know, this week is Harmony week. Students from all around the school learned about Harmony and Diversity and how to celebrate this event. Classes had discussions on what happens on these days and why we celebrate other cultures. Each class met up with their buddies to create small paper balloons to place around the school.

We also experienced some awesome performances from different cultures including an Indian classical dance performed by a professional Indian dance teacher. Students learned about the story that was told and some moves to show to their parents after school. Students also experienced a fun lesson with Mel  who is a professional break- dancer. She taught us many fun moves and even gave us a little demonstration of her series of dance-move skill sets. 

Last of all, we had an eye-catching performance by a skillful African-Australian who taught us how to play the drums and maracas. We even learnt a few cheeky but fun and skillful dance moves. To top it all off, we had a special lunch order consisting of an ice-block and a donut. We all hope that everyone had a great week.

Aaron 9E and Nik  9Ew

Kidz Biz Ed's Family Evening Sessions- Week 9, Term 1

Hallett Cove East Primary School will be hosting a Growth & Development Family Evening on Wednesday 27.3.24.


The sessions are conducted by Kidz Biz Education and are designed to be fun, informative and easy to understand. These highly interactive sessions will provide students and their parents / care providers with an introduction to basic personal and social development education; traditionally known as the ‘facts of life’. By all means, sessions will be facilitated in a manner that is not conducive to an awkward or threatening environment.


There will be two sessions run on the evening and the topics covered in each are:


Session 1: ‘Where Did We Come From’ (suitable for Year 2 to Year 4 students)

·       Name and discuss basic female & male body parts of the reproductive system

·       Disperse myths about where babies come from

·       Discuss egg & sperm cells, sexual intercourse(age-appropriate), fertilization/conception

·       Discuss the 9 months of foetal development  

·       Explain natural and caesarian birth  processes


  Session (2) ‘What’s Happening To Us” (suitable for Year 5 to 6 students)

·       Name and discuss the female & male body parts of the reproductive system

·       Explain the physical & emotional changes during puberty, including menstruation, pads & tampons, sperm production, wet dreams etc

·       Discuss ways to improve self esteem and body image

·       Discuss the impact e media has on body image including photoshopping

·       Respectful relationships

·       Looking at ways of getting along with parents including being reasonable and learning to negotiate


The duration of each session will be approximately 50 minutes:

Session 1:  Commencing at 6.40pm and concluding at 7.30pm

Session 2:  Commencing at 7.40pm and concluding at 8.30pm


 At the end of each session, a list of recommended and age–appropriate books for both students and parents will be provided or alternatively they can be downloaded from the Kidz Biz website


Information has been sent home to families via Audiri for these sessions.


Cultural Infusion Half-Day Incursion:
We had an amazing day filled with cultural exploration during our Cultural Infusion half-day incursion to celebrate Harmony Week. Students had the opportunity to experience traditional Indian dance, learn new hip-hop skills, and play traditional African drums. It was a fantastic chance for our students to embrace the rich diversity of cultures around the world and celebrate our differences.

Breakfast Club:
Our Breakfast Club was a great success! Many thanks to our wonderful wellbeing leaders for their support in providing students with some toast before learning. Stay tuned for more updates and exciting developments with our Breakfast Club program.

GEM Awards:
We're thrilled to introduce GEM Awards during our school assemblies, alongside Shining Light awards. These awards are aligned with The Resilience Project and celebrate Gratitude, Empathy, and Mindfulness (GEM). We look forward to recognising and celebrating these important values in our students as they continue to demonstrate resilience and positivity in their daily lives.

Kind regards,

Ellie Burford

Harmony Week Celebrations



 Materials and services fees together with the 2024 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 schoollwebsite, 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 2024  School Card but you are experiencing financial difficulty with settling your account please contact the school finance officer to arrange a payment plan.

Kind Regards

Imelda Jolly

Business Manager

HCEPS Soccer Registrations

Hi Parents/Carers,

Soccer season will commence again next term so it is time to get those registrations in. Registrations need to be done by the 29th March. Registration is easy, simply follow the steps below. If you would prefer a physical form, simply visit the school front office.    

Registration Steps:

1.       Online School Registration. https://forms.gle/ta3Ltu8QqgsB8VdXA  

2.       Football SA / Playfootball Registration.     



Any registration, volunteer, or general queries please email the soccer committee at hcepssoccer@gmail.com. It is recommended you join the HCEPS Soccer Facebook Group to keep up to date with everything https://www.facebook.com/groups/1317038618403400


Our Mother’s Day stall will be held on Thursday the 9th of May & Friday 10th of May. 

It is completely cashless; no money will be taken on the day.  Pre-purchasing of $5 or multiples, will need to be made via Qkr from Wednesday 1st to Tuesday 7th May ONLY.  Items are $5 each or smaller items 2 for $5. 

MOTHER’S DAY STALL EXPLAINED  - The stall is held to give the children an opportunity to buy their parents / caregivers a surprise present without them being there. Every gift is priced at $5 each or small items are 2 for $5, so it makes it completely straightforward for the children. We make every effort to provide quality items and to choose a variety of gifts. The children in the morning will come to the Pavilion with their class at a time chosen by their teacher, to buy their gifts.  Hopefully at the end of it all we have very happy children and happy parents / caregivers!!  If a child is away on the Thursday, there is a chance for them to visit Friday morning to select something – so no one will miss out.

From the Waste Warriors to their fellow students:

Unlike other years could you please bring your own bag from home? This will help is to reduce single use plastics.  If you forget, the Mother’s Day Stall will still provide you with a reusable bag to take your gift home..


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 & Wednesday 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.

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