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 July 7th - Early Dismissal 2.05
  • Monday July 31st - Migration Museum Excursion 2N & 3S
  • Friday August 11th - AFL Max Excursion 7E & 7W
  • Friday September 8th - School Closure Day
  • Monday September 11th - Student Fee Day
  • Friday September 29th - Sports Day (last day term three)


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

It is hard to believe that we are at the mid-point of the year. This term has been an incredibly busy and successful one with many opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom. We have had camps, excursions, SAPSASA events and in-school performances which all add to the learning experiences of our students. I would like to acknowledge the dedication of our staff who often go above and beyond in providing these experiences. Thank you also to the many parent volunteers who made the events possible. We are very grateful for your support. Term three promises to be equally action packed!

During term 2, we have introduced a lot of new resources to support reading and literacy development across the school. We are really pleased with the way students have embraced the new literacy routines and structures and the accompanying resources. As a whole school, we are encouraged by the positive impact this is having for students and their learning.

Art Exhibition

I hope many of you were able to pop in to House 9 last Friday and see the fantastic art exhibition that our year 5/6 students completed this term. Learning was high quality and topics chosen were both personal to students and authentic in presentation. Congratulations to all House 9 staff and students for bringing this great event together.


This week we have acknowledged NAIDOC Week across the school by paying respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and their role and prominent place in their communities and the wider community.  Classes have been engaged in some wonderful learning around the NAIDOC Week theme of 'For Our Elders.' There is some brilliant work on display in classrooms. 

Mobile Phones and Other Devices

As you would no doubt be aware, the Government has implemented a mobile phone ban during school hours. This will help us support safe and productive learning environments.

This means, that all students must keep their mobile phones and other personal devices (such as smartwatches) off and away at school.

There will be no change to the existing arrangements for students at Hallett Cove East Primary School as this policy has been implemented for some time. It is timely to remind everyone of the need for mobile phones and other devices to be switched off at school and stored appropriately in lockable boxes in the classroom.

We appreciate your support.

Find out more: http://phonesoff.sa.gov.au/.

We wish everyone a happy and safe school holiday period. Hopefully the wet and stormy conditions don't cause too much disruption to your holiday plans! See you in term three when school recommences on Monday 24 July.

With regards

Matthew Chapman



Dear Parents and Caregivers,

On Friday of last week I was fortunate to tour House 9’s Art Gallery and hear from each artist about their inspiration and thoughts. I was so impressed with the variety and thinking behind all the artistic endeavours. I was very pleased to hear that many of the artists’ parents were able to visit after school also. Congratulations to all our year fives and sixes.

As I said in the last newsletter, Sports Day is planned for the final day of term three. The sports committee would like to give advance notice of running a fundraising barbeque on the day. The proceeds would go to school soccer. For this to happen we would need volunteers to organise and run the barbeque on the day. Please look out for the call to form a roster and consider giving some of your time on the day to help make a fun day for families and raise some money for the soccer teams. If we had parents offer to help for an hour, or even ½ an hour, then you could spend the rest of the day enjoying the events. If you are interested in helping please see Lee Silvester or Nadia Hodgson or leave a message for me in the front office.

If you know anyone who is interested in enrolling HCEPS in 2024, or beyond, please encourage them to contact the front office so that I can offer them a school tour. At this time of the year the department requires us to say which staff we need for our 2024 classes, so we really need those reception enrolments as soon as possible.

We are all looking forward to our two week break. I hope there is some sunshine so we can all get outside and enjoy our time to reset ready for yet another busy term starting on Monday 24th July.

Kind Regards,

Andrea Hayden

Deputy Principal


Dear Parents and Caregivers,

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.

I hope that everyone has enjoyed the music that has been playing over the speakers this past week. It has been a celebration of NAIDOC week and the wonderfully talented First Nations musicians and artists from all over the country. Many of the songs are in the artists traditional language and discuss important messages about culture, history and reconciliation. Artists that have been on the playlist include King Stingray, Dan Sultan, Briggs, Baker Boy, Thelma Plum, Jessica Mauboy, Mitch Tambo, Electric Fields, Emily Wurramara, Yothu Yindi, Gurramul, Birdz, Fred Leone and Archie Roach.

I hope you all have a fantastic and safe two week break.


Aaron Charlton

Wellbeing Leader and Year 5/6 Teacher



Hi Everyone, 

Well, we have made it to week 10! I don’t know about you, but I am planning on getting some of those extra jobs done during the holidays, as well as scheduling some catchups with friends and family. At times though I can have thoughts of what I would like to achieve but at times it just stays exactly like that, a thought. It can be hard work to get plans/goals accomplished. So I will be needing to do as this quote says “take action”. 

What is one thing you would like to complete in the holidays or one person you would like to catch up with? How will you make this happen?  

I have had a great second term at Hallett Cove East Primary School. I feel like I have grown as a person. 

 A beautiful part of my role is to connect with those within the school community and I love how it can be done in many different ways. This term I have connected with students through one-on-one times,  running a friendship group, chatting in breaktimes or asking students about their work in the classroom. I look forward to continuing to connect in Term 3. 

If you would like to get in touch at any point please ring the front office or email me at Erin.Finch444@schools.sa.edu.au 

 I hope you all have a great break with the opportunity to spend time with family and friends.  

Erin Finch

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House 9 Art


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


Are you free one morning (8.30-9.00am) a week or one afternoon (3.00-3.30pm) to open the uniform shop, then please contact Mel Vlachos on hcepsfundraising@gmail.com It would be great to have the shop open on a different day other than Wednesday to help those that can not get there on that day.

Clearance - ALL shorts, skirts & skorts are just $ 2!

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.



Skills Acquisition Football Programs

Locations in your area:

Warradale Primary School, Tuesday 18th July 9:00 am to 12:00 midday

Ages 5-12 split into relevant groups, bring water bottle, boots (if you have), arrive 15 minutes before start.

Fully qualified coaching staff.  Book now.  Call or email:

FREE Football Sessions for all girls to celebrate the FIFA Women's World Cup.  Dates:  20th July - 20th August 2023.

Scott Mates 0408 812 771 or sa3.football@sportstaracademy.com 


Resilience Confidence Discipline Fitness

  • Children can start at age 5
  • Self Defence and Anti Bullying program
  • Non-Contact Training
  • Experienced WWCC Instructors
  • Sports Voucher approved provider
  • Olympic Sport

Beginners welcome anytime.

Enquiries: info@worldtaekwondo.com.au     Phone: 0412 909 500

Website: www.worldtaekwondo.com.au


Young Hearts Pop-Up Market - July 21 at Cove Civic Centre, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

A market for school ages students living in 5158.  Open to the community to come along and encourage our youth!  

Sensory Room, Coffee, Cold Drinks, Baked Goods

If you are an up and coming, young entrepreneur, contact us for a registration form.  Currently taking expressions of interest from those living in 5158, 5159, 5160, 5161.

Enquiries to:  younghearts5158@gmail.com

Instagram & Facebook@younghearts5158


Friday Fun - Fridays, 14th & 21st July.  9:30 am - 10:30 am & 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.  $10 per Child  Ages 0-6. 

Older siblings welcome to participate $5 each. 

Bring your friends - Bookings essential. 

Canteen available for Tea / Coffee, Drinks and Snacks.

O'Sullivan Beach Sports & Recreation Centre, Cnr Galloway Rd & Marine Drive.  Bookings now open for term classes. 

Ph: 0403 626 389 or contact@beyondgymnastics.net.au


Play sessions - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Open 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$10 per child for Ages 4 - 14 years.

Bring your friends, bookings not required. 

Parents / Caregivers are required to stay and supervise at play sessions.  Canteen available for Tea / Coffee, Drinks and Snacks.

O'Sullivan Beach Sports & Recreation Centre, Cnr. Galloway Rd & Marine Dr.  Bookings now open for term 3 classes.

Ph:  0403 626 389 or Email: contact@beyondgymnastics.net.au


On at Adelaide Showgrounds on 5th & 6th August.

An amazing opportunity for kids of all ages to experience Science and STEM in a hands on way.

A special offer of 10% discount off Science Alive! tickets using a special discount code - HallettCoveEastPS (Discount Code).

Instructions to obtain your tickets:  Follow the ticket link: bit.ly/ScienceAlive2023 and when prompted enter your code in the promo box and click add.  Select the tickets you require and follow the rest of the prompts on the site to receive your discount.

Any questions, or if you require assistance redeeming your code, contact the Science Alive! team via email enquiries@sciencealive.net.au or phone: 08 8242 8400.



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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