Hallett Cove East Primary School

Keeping you in the loop ....

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. 


  • Monday 17th October Term 4 Resumes
  • Monday 7th November Pupil Free Day


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

What a wonderful way for us to end term 3, a day of fun and activity out in the sunshine!

Sports Day

Thank you to everyone for your support of our Sports Day today. It was wonderful to see so much colour and all those smiling faces out in the sunshine.

A day like today only happens with many people do a great deal of work. So thank you to everyone.

I would, however, like to especially thank Aaron Charlton for all his work today and over the last term in preparation.

I would like to thank all the children for the way they conducted themselves today. They displayed our school values all day. Well Done.

And speaking of “well done”, here are the results for those who were not here:

Fair Play Award





1075 Points

1052 Points

1027 Points

995 Points






Sports Day Champions





1795 Points

1765 Points

1680 Points

1555 Points





We took many photos on Sports Day but they are still in the camera so we will include them next term.

 Information From parents for 2023 Classes

Your child’s teachers know your child very well, however, we understand that sometimes parents have further considerations that they would like us to know when placing their child in a class for 2023.

Early next term we will be asking students to name five friends that they may wish to be with so that we can guarantee they will be with at least one of these. This will complement the very thorough process that we go through to ensure that we can best fit all our students into balanced classes.

To ensure equity we ask that all comments are in writing and in the format from the document which can be found on the link here.

We need to receive this document either handed to the front office or emailed to dl.1053.info@schools.sa.ed.au by Friday 28th October which is the end of week 2 next term.

Friday 28th October

Australia celebrates World Teacher’s Day on Friday 28th October. We will be acknowledging the great work done by our teachers, and all our staff, on this day. This date also happens to be our school disco night.

Pupil Free Day term 4 – Monday November 7th 

Governing Council has endorsed a Pupil Free Day for Monday November 7th, Week 4 in Term 4. This is for staff to undertake a brief but mandatory site hazard inspection and then moderate curriculum with colleagues in preparation for report writing. OSHC will be available for care on the day so please book in with Sally on 8381 7577 if you require care.

Term 4

We have many activities planned for term four as well as our great classroom programs. Look out for information from Wallis Sensei and Wallis Gray about a whole school Japanese Picnic planned for week 4. We have House 2 and our Year 6 students going on camps. There is a disco on Friday 28th October. We have transition visits for next year’s reception students and our year 6 students will have transition sessions in their 2023 school. Our year5/6 students have their aquatics program on a day in week 7. We have our whole school concert tentatively planned for 6pm on Wednesday 7th December. On Thursday 15th December we will have our year 6 graduation ceremony. More information is to follow.

Final words:

Over the school holidays there will be a skeleton staff in the front office. Should you have any queries please phone or email during this time. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday 17th October.

Have a great break if you can!

With regards

Andrea Hayden



Dear Parents and Caregivers,

A HUGE congratulations to the U11 and U 12 School Soccer teams who won 2 trophies and a medal over the weekend. What a great way to end the soccer season.

I hope everyone has a relaxing break. I look forward to seeing everyone again, all refreshed for Term 4.

Save the Date: Auskick 2023

There will be an Auskick Program running next year at the school from week 3 of term 1 through to the end of the term ( 8 weeks).

Further details to be confirmed.

Registrations open 1st November 2022

Kind Regards,

Renee Fisher

Deputy Principal


World Mental Health Day – 10 October

Monday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. What a wonderful opportunity it is that this falls in the middle of our school holidays. On this day I encourage you to do something to support your own wellbeing, or that of those around you.


For more information about the global day visit www.who.int/campaigns/world-mental-health-day/2022 or read the excerpt below:


Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority

Whilst the pandemic has, and continues to, take its toll on our mental health, the ability to reconnect through World Mental Health Day 2022 will provide us with an opportunity to re-kindle our efforts to protect and improve mental health.

Many aspects of mental health have been challenged; and already before the pandemic in 2019 an estimated one in eight people globally were living with a mental disorder. At the same time, the services, skills and funding available for mental health remain in short supply, and fall far below what is needed, especially in low and middle income countries.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global crisis for mental health, fuelling short- and long-term stresses and undermining the mental health of millions. Estimates put the rise in both anxiety and depressive disorders at more than 25% during the first year of the pandemic. At the same time, mental health services have been severely disrupted and the treatment gap for mental health conditions has widened.

Stigma and discrimination continue to be a barrier to social inclusion and access to the right care; importantly, we can all play our part in increasing awareness about which preventive mental health interventions work and World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to do that collectively. We envision a world in which mental health is valued, promoted and protected; where everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy mental health and to exercise their human rights; and where everyone can access the mental health care they need.

WHO will work with partners to launch a campaign around the theme of Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority. This will be an opportunity for people with mental health conditions, advocates, governments, employers, employees and other stakeholders to come together to recognize progress in this field and to be vocal about what we need to do to ensure Mental Health & Well-Being becomes a Global Priority for all.



at HCEPS on Wednesdays and Fridays



If you are yet to pay your 2022 Materials and Services fees we remind families to clear all outstanding accounts prior to debt collection process.

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

School Disco – Friday 28th October

R-3       6.00pm-7.00pm

3-6       7.15pm-8.30pm

Cost $ 5.00

NB- if your child is in a composite ¾ class, they can choose which disco they would like to go to.

Tickets will be available for purchase for one week only - Tuesday 18th October till Tuesday 25th October.  Payment via Qkr under Fundraising tab – make sure to select the disco that your child will be attending. Tickets will be sent home before the night and require details to be written on the back.

Numbers are limited for both discos, so get in quick.

HCEPS School Soccer Season 2022

Congratulations to our 2 competitive teams for a great season result.

U12 finished top of the ladder - winning 11 games from 12 with 1 draw.

U11 Cup Champions winning to Calvary 1-0.

Finished what was a great season for all HCEPS teams.  


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


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.



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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