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. 


  • Friday 12th April - School Assembly 12:10pm
  • Friday 12th April - Early Dismissal 2:05pm
  • Monday 29th April - Term 2 Commences
  • Term 2 - Thursday 9th May - Mothers Day Stall


Here we are at the end of a very busy first term of learning.

Aside from the fantastic classroom learning programs on offer, we have had an action-packed term of activities including:

  • 48 children starting their school journey for the very first time - what a joy!
  • Our new Facebook page - give us a 'like'
  • Acquaintance Night with a new format this year
  • Launch of The Resilience Project across the school
  • NAPLAN Testing for students in years 3 & 5
  • Teacher & SSO meetings to discuss additional classroom support
  • Numerous class excursions
  • R-4 Swimming lessons
  • SAPSASA Cricket
  • Launch of the Festival of Music Choir
  • Harmony Day and Cultural Infusion
  • Governing Council AGM and election of our 2024 council members
  • KidzBiz Growth and Development sessions for families
  • Election of Student leadership groups and a student leadership assembly
  • School tours, led by our talented Lighthouse Leaders and,

progress on our site priorities in Literacy, Numeracy and Wellbeing. Throw in the Easter break for good measure and it is no wonder we are feeling a little tired! Thank you again to the school community for your ongoing support for our school. Stay tuned for some ways we are looking forward to engaging with our school community in term 2.

Staff Performance Development Plans

Over the past few weeks, all staff has participated in the Performance Development Plan process. This is an opportunity for each individual staff member to set goals, discuss professional development needs and opportunities, reflect on achievements and identify focus areas aligned to the school’s teaching and learning priorities.

Amanda Rishworth, MP Visit

Today we had a visit from Amanda Rishworth MP, Member for Kingston. Ms Rishworth spoke to students in years 4-6 at a short assembly about the origins of our national flags before presenting the school with new flags. We thank Ms Rishworth  for the generous flag donation to our school.

And Finally...

The last day of school for term 1 is Friday 12th April. We will finish school at 2:05pm. Please stay healthy and safe during the holiday break. We look forward to working with everyone again when school recommences for term 2 on Monday 29 April. 

With regards

Matthew Chapman



It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of term 1. As we approach the holidays take this opportunity to connect with your child through reading.

Reading with your child is not only rewarding but enjoyable as a parent, grandparent or a carer. By engaging with your child with reading you are supporting their language development.

 Children do not simply learn to read by being read to. However shared reading with your child is an essential literacy experience that contributes towards them being a strong and willing reader.

The sole purpose of shared reading is to nurture a love for reading and books. Shared reading is important for children of all ages and not limited to just young children.

The key to shared reading is to read with your child instead of to your child. You do this by involving your child in selecting the book, discussing the story, talking about sounds and meanings of words and talking about the pictures.

Some simple tips for shared reading:

*make time every day to read together

*read together in a place without distractions like the TV or computer

*if it is a new book, look through it together first. 

With younger children:

·       Point out letters in words and talk about their sounds

·       Include books with rhyme and alliteration to help develop phonemic awareness

·       Include books with an interesting variety of words to develop their vocabulary

·       Include fairy tales or fables from a variety of culture to develop cultural literacy

With older children:

·       Choose books more challenging than they are capable to read independently to expose them to new words, ideas and concepts

·       Alternate books by contemporary and classic authors

·       The National Cultural Diversity database lists children’s books by authors from many different cultural backgrounds http://www.ncacl.org.au/ncacl-cultural-diversity-database/

Kind regards,

Robyn Physick

Deputy Principal


Our Mother’s Day stall will be held on Thursday the 9th of May & Friday 10th of May. 

It is completely cashless; no money will be taken on the day.  Pre-purchasing of $5 or multiples, will need to be made via Qkr from Wednesday 1st to Tuesday 7th May ONLY.  Items are $5 each or smaller items 2 for $5. 

MOTHER’S DAY STALL EXPLAINED  - The stall is held to give the children an opportunity to buy their parents / caregivers a surprise present without them being there. Every gift is priced at $5 each or small items are 2 for $5, so it makes it completely straightforward for the children. We make every effort to provide quality items and to choose a variety of gifts. The children in the morning will come to the Pavilion with their class at a time chosen by their teacher, to buy their gifts.  Hopefully at the end of it all we have very happy children and happy parents / caregivers!!  If a child is away on the Thursday, there is a chance for them to visit Friday morning to select something – so no one will miss out.

From the Waste Warriors to their fellow students:

Unlike other years could you please bring your own bag from home? This will help is to reduce single use plastics.  If you forget, the Mother’s Day Stall will still provide you with a reusable bag to take your gift home..




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 & Wednesday 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.

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