- Friday July 2nd - Early dismissal - 2.05pm
- Monday July 19th - (Term 3) Pupil Free Day
- Tuesday July 20th - School Resumes
- Friday September 10th - School Closure Day (Show Day)
- Friday September 17th - Sports Day
PUPIL FREE DAY FIRST DAY OF TERM 3 – MONDAY JULY 19th
Teachers will be working with other teachers from local partnership schools on curriculum planning. The OSHC will be open for child care that day. Please book in with Sally or Linda on 8381 7577.
HIGHLIGHTS OF TERM 2
We have had another busy and successful term. The 2 winter terms are often the most challenging but students and staff have really risen to our high expectations again this term. A number of highlights aside from our routine programs have included:
A BOOK COMING HOME TODAY
As you know, there is still uncertainty around COVID in our community, especially the new Delta variant. So far SA has been lucky with restrictions and schools have been unaffected. Today your child will be bringing home a book and writing tools in the event a lockdown occurs that affects the start of Term 3. At this stage there is no further information and this is only precautionary. If anything happens during the holidays, a Skoolbag notice will be sent to families outlining any changes affecting the start of Term 3. When school resumes we ask you to please return your child's stationery to school with her/him.
Thank you to all families who were able to attend an interview in the last 2 weeks. Today, written reports have been sent home with students whose families did not attend an interview discussion.
HATS ON IN TERM 3
Please note that as HCEPS is a SunSmart school, students and staff are expected to wear hats from the start of Term 3. I ask that you please ensure that your child’s hat is at school from the start of the term.
We have a lot of unnamed lost property in front of the front office at the moment. It is really important to name all items so we can return any lost items to students. If you are missing any items, please come in and check the boxes at the start of next term.
SCHOOL SECURITY IN THE HOLIDAYS
To help prevent vandalism and other crime in the school during the holidays, we seek your support to please report any suspicious behaviour you may observe in and around the school to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or direct to Police on 131 444. I thank you in advance for doing so.
Please enjoy a safe and happy holiday break with your children. We look forward to seeing all students safely back for the start of Term 3 on Tuesday 20th July.
SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY – FRIDAY 10th SEPTEMBER
SPORTS DAY – FRIDAY 17th SEPTEMBER
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Just a very brief message today to thank all students and staff for a great term of work and wish everyone a safe holiday.
We are continuing to provide the quality educational 2021 program planned for all students at Hallett Cove East Primary School. To allow our program to be sustained we ask families to support us by clearing outstanding accounts as soon as possible. If you are experiencing financial difficulties we ask you contact the Business Manager via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acting Business Manager
Kirriliee Smout, a local child psychologist, suggests that we have 6 positive responses to a child’s comment of, “I’m bored.”
Option 1: Help the child generate new activity ideas
Brainstorm ideas with your child. It can be helpful to actually write down a list of options to make them easier to visualise.
Option 2: Help them get involved in the start of an activity
Sometimes the idea of starting something can be daunting. When we spend 5 minutes helping to set up an activity, especially with a promise to check in to see how it is going, we are creating an environment where a child is able to challenge themselves for far longer than we are involved.
Option 3: Empathise and normalise.
Sometimes a child needs to hear that entertaining ourselves isn’t easy, and that we can be bored too.
Option 4: Help children take activities/tasks and make them more interesting or challenging.
Encourage your child to think creatively by asking questions such as, “Could you do it differently to make it more interesting?” or “How could you turn your chores into a game?”
Option 5: Consider making starting an activity compulsory but finishing it optional
Sitting around bored while waiting for screen time to start is a common problem. Encourage your child to fill in those minutes, “Sorry mate but you can't sit there doing nothing. You need to pick an activity that we've discussed and do it for at least x minutes, and then if you still don't want to do it at that point then you can stop.”
Option 6: Ignore it
Often children manage their boredom and find activities to do if we stay out of their way. However, the first 5 options can be an investment in decreasing the frequency of your child’s bouts of boredom.
PASTORAL CARE WORKER
at HCEPS on Wednesdays and Fridays
HURRAY ! NORMAL SERVICE HAS BEEN RESUMED iiiiii
FULL MENU WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 10 MAY
Yes! all your old favourites are back ........
Chicken Yumbo, Aussie Burger, Sandwiches, Wraps and Toasties
Salad boxes, Jacket Potatoes, Garlic Rolls & Hash Browns
Full menu items are all available to order via Qkr!
Please click here to view our menu.
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!
If you have any uniform items in good condition that are now surplus to your needs our volunteers would appreciate donations.
Donations can be left at the administration office. Thank you.
Opening hours :- House 1, through the carport - facing Forresters Rd
Wednesday morning 8.30-9.00
Wednesday afternoon 3.00-3.30
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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