As you have been informed, our Deputy Principal, Andrea Hayden is departing our school to work at Belair Primary School for term four. This is an exciting opportunity for Andrea and we wish her well on her new journey. We will miss her significant knowledge and expertise in our school community. I am pleased to advise you that Aaron Charlton will step into the role of Deputy Principal for term 4. Aaron has been our wellbeing leader so I am pleased that he will provide a level of continuity to the leadership of Hallett Cove East Primary School.
We have had an incredibly successful term three with Bookweek and today’s Sports Day being highlights. Equally significant has been the enthusiasm and engagement students are showing towards their learning. Overall, teachers have reported significant growth in the learning of our students and their learning as the year has progressed. Looking forward to term four we have excursions and year 6 camp to look forward to along with kindy and secondary school transition visits, school concert and the end of year graduation for or year 6 students. We will be busy!
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the school’s soccer presentations. It was wonderful to see so many family members and students enjoying the morning and celebrating their season’s achievements. I was really taken by the way coaches spoke about our students. I regularly heard descriptions like “resilient, competitor, team player, great sporting behaviour, always trying.” Great word\s to hear about our students and fantastic character traits being developed. I also wanted to acknowledge the unbelievable amount of work by our soccer coordinator, Lee Silvester and Kristian Fuchs. Volunteers are the lifeblood of school sport and I sincerely thank both Lee and Kristian for their work.
Thank you to the many parent volunteers who so generously give their time to assist soccer each week, from team managing, line refereeing and assisting with trainings through to line marking and turning the occasional BBQ sausage. Your efforts are not lost on me or the wider school community. Thank you! Finally, thank you to parents and extended family for transporting your children to games, washing uniforms and supporting the soccer program from the sidelines throughout the year.
Our students in House 9 hosted an amazingly successful Market Day last week. It was really impressive to see the thought, learning and creativity of the students on show. Thank you teachers for facilitating this authentic learning opportunity and to parents for your support of the students in their learning. It was a most enjoyable and fun morning for everyone.
During term four we will be commencing our class placement exercise for the 2024 school year. At this time of the year, I know we can become anxious about where children will be placed. Early in the new term, you will be invited to make a contribution to this process which will be considered by our staff in the class placement exercise. Please know that our staff have your child’s best interests in mind when working through this process. I once again remind you that if your child is leaving Hallett Cove East PS, we would appreciate you notifying the front office on 8322 3677 or email@example.com .
I wish everybody a safe and happy holiday period. We look forward to seeing everyone when school recommences on Monday October 16.