PREMIER’S BE ACTIVE CHALLENGE CONGRATULATIONS!
A huge congratulations to Hallett Cove East Primary School which, for the third year in a row, has been selected as one of the 50 highest achieving schools in this year’s Premier’s Be Active Challenge, due to the very high number of students who completed the 10 week challenge. Aaron Charlton and members of our girls state soccer championship team, attended a special function where we received a special award from the Education Minister, as well as $1000 to put towards the school’s PE program and equipment. Well done to everyone who completed the challenge, but in particular those students who completed the full 10 weeks – great effort!
PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE
This year we had 361 students complete the challenge of reading 12 age appropriate books over the first 8 months of the year. As we know the value of developing reading skills can never be underestimated. The 361 students achieved the following:
· 72 1st year certificates
· 63 bronze medals
· 76 silver medals
· 50 gold medals
· 37 Champion medals
· 22 Legend medals
· 33 Hall of Fame medals
· 6 Readers for Life certificates (8 years in challenge)
· 2 Reader for Life certificates (9 years in challenge)
Well done to all 361 students and we look forward to even more students taking on the challenge next year.
VOLUNTEERS THANK YOU BREAKFAST – TUESDAY 10th DECEMBER
By now, volunteers who have supported class, sports and school programs during the year should have received an invitation to a special Thank You Breakfast. We are hoping those of you who are invited, may be able to join us as you drop children off for school. The Breakfast is just our small way of saying a big thank you for all the support you provide our school. We look forward to seeing as many of our volunteers who are able to join us as possible. (If you haven't returned your RSVP please do so as soon as possible.)
END OF YEAR CONCERT – WEDNESDAY 4th DECEMBER
Don’t forget that our End of Year Concert is on Wednesday 4th December at 6pm, being held in the large COLA. There was detailed information in the last newsletter and a separate Skoolbag note will go out with reminder information again, closer to Concert.
Andrea Hayden has had to take leave for the remainder of the year. Gizella Webb has won the Acting Deputy Principal position in her absence. Zachary Schenkel is the teacher in 6AS for the rest of the term.
We were very sad to hear the tragic news of the death of Kieran Modra. Many of you know Kieran as his girls came to our school and he and his wife Kerry were very involved with volunteering. Flowers have been sent to Kerry and her family on behalf of the school community.