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. 


  • Acquaintance Night: Tuesday 13th February
  • Student Leadership Assembly: Friday 16th February
  • AUSKICK 8 Week Program: Tuesday 20th February
  • Student Free Day: Friday 1st  March 
  • AGM: Tuesday 5th March 
  • R-4 Swimming Week: Monday 4th to Friday 8th March


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

We hope you have had a successful start to the school year. It has been really positive to see students return to school happy and ready to start their year of learning.  We are looking forward to working closely with you all throughout the school year.

New staff

A very warm welcome to the following staff to our school community:

  • Our new Deputy Principal, Ms Robyn Physick who has been very busy meeting families in the yard before and after school.
  • Ms Tiffany Varghese as Pastoral Care Worker. Tiffany is working with our school Wednesdays and Thursdays and has been busy meeting many children and visiting all classrooms in the first couple of weeks.
  • Mr Jason Brown as Grounds person. Jason is working Mondays and Wednesdays and is busy catching up on the many jobs around the school at present.

Acquaintance Night

Our Acquaintance Night will be held on Tuesday 13th February between 5:30 and 6:30pm. This year, students will have a passport to complete of their classroom and school community which will include key places to visit and staff to meet. Class teachers have prepared an information sheet about your child's classroom for you to take away and read at a later point. We look forward to seeing many of you on the night.

Governing Council AGM

Our Governing Council Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 5th March at 7pm, which is in week 6 of the school term. We have a number of vacancies on council so please consider nominating for a representative role on Governing Council. Please look out for further information about nominations which will be available through Audiri.

Student Free Day

Our first student free day will be held on Friday 1st March. Staff will use this day to engage in professional learning about The Resilience Project as well as further work on our improvement priority tied to Effective Learners.

Student Leadership

Today we interviewed a number of year 6 students for the role of Lighthouse Leader at Hallett Cove East Primary School. The Lighthouse Leaders are important student representatives and leaders for our school community. Students write an application and attend an interview for this coveted position. I am always impressed by the caliber of students we have and the skills they possess. There are a number of other leadership positions for our year six students that are designed for students to have an authentic voice on key areas of the school.  

We will be holding a special student leadership assembly on Friday 16th February at 2:15pm where we will announce all student leadership positions and present students with their certificate. Parents are most welcome to join us for our first assembly of the year. We will highlight the important role that each leadership group plays in our school community, through the newsletter at various stages throughout the year.

Playground Reminder

Just an extra, friendly reminder that school playground equipment is not available for child use before or after school due to no teachers being on duty. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

With regards

Matthew Chapman



Welcome back for an exciting year ahead! It has been heartwarming to witness the warm greetings between families and students as they pass through our gates each morning and afternoon. Hallett Cove East Primary School’s community truly embodies a spirit of warmth and welcome that sets the tone for a remarkable year. I have truly appreciated how the community has made me feel so welcome.

Among the highlights of my first couple of weeks has been the delightful interactions with students, the privilege of visiting classrooms, reading picture books in classes, and connecting with families during our coffee morning for newcomers. It has been wonderful to see the classes and students settle into daily routines already.

As we look forward to a busy term that await us, we kindly remind families that swimming sessions will take place for Reception to Year 4 students during Week 6. Information regarding this program has been sent home this week. We ask parents and caregivers to review and return the necessary forms promptly to your child’s class teacher.

As the year unfolds, I look forward to meeting everyone and getting to know the wonderful community  at Hallett Cove East Primary School. 

Robyn Physick

Deputy Principal


Welcome back to another exciting school year! It's been wonderful to see our returning students and I extend a warm welcome to our new additions to the school community.

We're thrilled to announce the commencement of our collaboration with The Resilience Project in our classrooms. This program is new to our school, and we're eagerly incorporating its principles into our daily routines. The Resilience Project focuses on three main pillars, Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness or 'GEM'.

As we embark on this journey, we look forward to sharing our experiences and insights with you. Stay tuned for updates on how The Resilience Project is positively impacting our school culture and student well-being.

In the meantime, we'd like to provide you with some conversation prompts inspired by the language often used in school discussions. These prompts can help facilitate meaningful conversations with your child about their experiences and emotions.

Kind Regards, 

Ellie Burford

The Resilience Project Conversation Prompts


Hello! My name is Tiffany Varghese and I am excited to start this new role as Pastoral Care Worker at Hallett Cove East Primary School.  My role as a PCW is to work with the school's wellbeing team and provide ongoing support to students and families.   

 A little information about myself:   I am originally from Texas, USA and moved to Adelaide six years ago with my family.  I  have spent many years working as a paediatric nurse prior to this role because I enjoy working with children.  In my free time I enjoy traveling, listening to music, baking, and walking along the beautiful beaches of Adelaide. 

Looking forward to meeting you! 


Welcome to the 2024 School Year. 

A poll of the school community was conducted at the end of the 2023 school year which overwhelmingly resulted in our families agreeing to the 2024 Materials and Services Charge being set at the core charge of $360 for Reception to Year 7 students, this amount is known as the ‘prescribed sum’.

All families should have received via email, their 2024 materials and services charge invoice of $360, an incursion/excursion levy invoice for $60 this week and a STATEMENT of your account.  SA families with children attending public school will receive a $100 discount per student on their annual M&S charge.

Please read your STATEMENT CAREFULLY and pay only the balance of your STATEMENT.  We will apply your discount (as well as balance of credits from 2023) to your invoices on payment.

If you intend on applying for School Card in 2024 please do so NOW and do not pay your invoice. You will be notified of your eligibility.  The 2024 school card applications can be submitted online, please click here to complete your application ASAP.

To allow us to provide the quality program and resources that we have planned for the students in 2024, we ask for these invoices to be settled within 14 days. We provide several payment options, QKR App (our preferred option), EFTPOS, cash or a 24/7 BPOINT payment option via our school website.  We also have an online direct debit payment option which allows our families and caregivers to select 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 https://halcoveeps.sa.edu.au/parents/qkr/

Should you have difficulty with settling your account please contact the school finance officer to put a payment plan in place.

Kind Regards

Imelda Jolly

Business Manager

HCEPS Auskick Coach 2024

AFL Auskick program will be held on the school oval again this year.  The 8 week program will commence on Tuesday 20th February from 5pm to 6pm. Please see the flyer below with a QR code for easier registration. If you have any questions please contact Nadia Hodgson on 0433480788.

HCEP’S Governing Council Soccer Coordinator 2024

The Governing Council are seeking a new Soccer Coordinator for this year. This can be one parent or a group of parents willing to take on the role. PLEASE NOTE: If we do not have any volunteers for this role, there will be no soccer program this year. This is a school community run program. Any enquiries or nominations to current soccer coordinator Lee Silvester: hcepssoccer@gmail.com or Sports Coordinator Nadia Hodgson 0433 480 788.


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 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.

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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