Hallett Cove East Primary School

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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 September 8th - School Closure Day
  • Monday September 11th - Student Fee Day
  • Friday September 29th - Sports Day Early Dismissal 


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

This week we acknowledged and celebrated SSO week and the outstanding contribution our School Support Officers make to Hallett Cove East Primary School. We are truly fortunate to have a talented and caring group of SSOs at Hallett Cove East who provide a wide range of roles in the school from classroom support, library and ICT support through to grounds and administrative duties. Students were involved in making cards with specific messages that relate to the many ways our SSOs help and support not only their learning but also student wellbeing in classrooms and in the yard. Jo, Nola and Imelda in the front office, Carina, Ella, Alex, Kate, Sally, Kristy, Narelle, Scott, Janelle, Irene, Kelly and Richard; we say thank you for all the work you do to enrich our school community.

We are beginning to consider class structures for 2024. If you know of anyone who is thinking about enrolling at Hallett Cove East for next year, we would love to hear from them. Also, if you know that you are definitely not returning to our school next year (apart from year 6 students) please let the front office know. A significant amount of time is spent developing the best possible class structures so your assistance to this process is invaluable.

Next week we will be celebrating Book week. A couple of weeks later than expected, but fitting everything into a busy school year is always a challenge! The theme for this year is Read Grow Inspire. I can think of many books that sparked my interest in reading and inspired my imagination as a child, none more so than The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis. I wonder which book you would choose to fit that category? The Literature Lovers have worked with Mrs Gully to develop a range of whole school and class activities planned throughout the week. The highlight will no doubt be the Book week parade on Thursday which should be a lot of fun for everyone.

Please remember that Friday 8 September is a scheduled school closure day. There is no school on this day and the office will be closed.

Monday 11 September is a student free day. Our staff will be participating in professional development and discussion on key actions for Literacy and Numeracy, linked to our site improvement plan. We will also commence our conversations on the recently released purpose of public education. I extend my thanks to the Governing Council for approving these days and to our community for your support. Student Free Days are vitally important to our staff and help us further develop our whole school work.

With regards

Matthew Chapman



Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Thank you to our wonderful helpers and the Fundraising Committee for another well run Father’s Day Stall. Our students are so fortunate to be able to have this opportunity.

Advance Notice: Sports Day 29th September 2023

Sports Day is always such a fun day for our students and we know they love having family there to watch them. We are hoping that many of our families will be able to join us for some or all of Friday 29th September. As it is an early finish day we will have the senior students’ tug of war round robin competition earlier in the week, together with the sprint run offs.

There will be pre-order lunches available from the canteen for the students plus a sausage sizzle for all being run by the soccer parents to raise money for the soccer teams. There will also be a coffee van for parents and caregivers which is run by one of our parents.

There will be more information closer to the day but generally speaking we meet on the hard court area for our opening activities before spreading around the school for the class tabloid events. There will be a half hour recess between the tabloid events and then after the half hour lunch break there are the whole school sprints and relays with the senior tug of war finals. On the day teachers very much appreciate parents being able to rake or collect or time or start or assist in any way!

So here’s hoping for fabulous weather and don’t forget your hats and sunscreen! The students can dress in their colours in sun safe, active manner and will be wearing their school hat all day.

Last week for our Numeracy Challenge we made human quadrilaterals. Congratulations to 9S and 8W for their winning entries. This week and next has such a heavy focus on Book Week preparations our challenge has taken a back seat.

So to all those who celebrate Father’s Day I hope you have a great time this weekend and make some wonderful memories. For all those fortunate enough to get to go to the Royal Show over the next week or so, I hope you have a great time and make some wonderful memories too! 

Kind Regards,

Andrea Hayden

Deputy Principal


Hi Everyone,

In the last couple of weeks, I have been introducing the Kimochi’s to 7E. So far, they have been finding out about Cloud and Bug. I thought you all might like to meet Bug and Cloud too!

The Kimochis are a fantastic way to help children understand how all of us have different personalities and character traits which can in turn influence how we respond in different ways to family, friends, learning and play. The Kimochis help children explore the different ways they respond when they might have, ‘hard-to-have,’ or overwhelming feelings. It helps children know that all feelings are okay, it is just what we do with them that sometimes is a challenge. For example, they may forget to give their friend personal space when they are super excited, or they might find they feel frustrated when it is time to finish playing at recess which could make them feel unsettled in the classroom. With the Kimochis, the children will have the chance to discuss and roleplay how we can deal with these emotions in positive ways, this helps them in building their social and emotional skills. I hope you have enjoyed meeting two of our Kimochi friends, just like the children have!

Meet The Characters - Kimochis.com

Have a great weekend!


Some things about me are my favourite number is 9, I like the colour gray because there are so many different shades of it like my personality and I love butterscotch pudding and green tea.

I sometimes rain on my friends’ parade because I can get mad, but then I can feel happy again not long after. I have heard that having lots of changes in feelings throughout the day is called moody, so I know that I have a moody personality. My area of growth is learning how to regulate my tone of voice, body language, words, and actions.


Some things about me are I live in a Manzanita tree, I have a swimming hole with a rope swing in my living room and my lucky number is two.

I am smart and great at talking myself and others out of situations because I like to examine all the sides. I really struggle with being afraid of change, I am shy, but I know at times I need to put my brave on. When I put my brave on, I can do new things and things I have wanted to do.


If you are yet to pay your 2023 Materials and Services fees we remind families to clear all outstanding accounts prior to debt collection process.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties we ask you contact the Business Manager via email to dl.1053.finance@schools.sa.edu.au.

Imelda Jolly

Business Manager


We are looking forward to celebrating Book Week next week! We have lots of activities planned to celebrate children’s literature and this year’s theme of ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’.

On Monday students will have the opportunity to participate in a “Guess the Book Character Silhouette” competition.

On Tuesday it is “Beanie Buddy Day”. On that day classes will go to the oval to share books and have lunch with their Buddy Class. Students are invited to wear a beanie that day, just like in one of this year’s nominated books, “Frank’s Red Hat”.

On Wednesday students will again join their Buddy Class, this time for a book character “Hide and Seek” across the whole school. This fun activity has been organised by the Literature Lovers.

On Thursday is the Book Week parade which will be held on the pavilion courts at 9am with families welcome to attend. Students are invited to come to school that day wearing a costume of a book character, something that grows, or of an inspirational person.

There are lunchtime craft activities planned for each day in the Library. We look forward to a fabulous week ahead!



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


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.




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Adelaide Town Hall on Thursday, 14th December 2023 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets and pricing information from Try Booking.

ADULT $30 / CONCESSION $26 / U16 $15 / GROUPS 10+ $24


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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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