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. 


  • Monday June 12th - Kings Birthday Public Holiday
  • Monday June 19th - Mr Huff Incursion
  • Friday July 7th - Early Dismissal 2.05


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Last week we had a visit from the Education Director and Local Education Team (LET) from Noarlunga Office. The LET visited a number of classes to observe learning that aligns with our whole site improvement goals on Literacy and Numeracy. The team was very impressed by the high quality of teaching and learning that was occurring in our school. Of particular note was the way students engaged in and were able to talk about their learning to a high level. The LET visits all schools in the Marion Coast Partnership a couple of times each year and provides feedback for the school to consider.

Student Free Day

This Friday, as you know, we have our second student free day for the year. This is a terrific opportunity for teachers and support staff to engage in professional learning. Our program includes staff learning that is aligned to literacy and numeracy approaches detailed in our site improvement plan. We will be focused on further developing approaches to our daily instructional routine for Literacy, moderating Mathematics tasks for consistency of teacher assessment and developing knowledge of problem solving in Mathematics. We look forward to a productive day of learning.

Semester One Reports

Our teachers have been busy writing reports in preparation for the end of semester one. Significant work is done by teachers throughout the semester in bringing together student reports, including teaching and assessment tasks that are designed to demonstrate a student’s skills, knowledge and understanding, aligned with the Australian Curriculum. There is also a great deal of care taken in developing general comments to identify student strengths and areas for further development in the second half of the year. Today you should receive an invitation to parent, teacher, student learning discussions where you can discuss your child’s learning in detail with the classroom teacher. We are trialing an online booking system through Audiri, which we hope will make things efficient for everyone. Information has been sent today about how to book an interview. A copy of the mid-year report will be distributed at the discussion.

Uniform Survey

Some of our Lighthouse Leaders recently conducted a Uniform Survey across all classrooms at school. The survey was designed to see that students were dressed in the correct school uniform colours. No individual students were identified or singled out as part of the survey. We discovered that approximately 85% of students were dressed in the correct school colours on the day. We are very proud of our school uniform and love seeing all students in the correct uniform. We will be conducting another survey soon to compare the results.

National Survey on Public Education

All teachers, parents and students are encouraged to have a say on the future of education from a national perspective. A survey has been created to gather perspectives on a range of issues including how to support and retain teachers in the profession and how to improve student health, wellbeing, and educational outcomes across Australian Schools. The survey is open until Friday, 23 June 2023. Please click this link to read the letter from the Education Minister.

We wish all families a happy and safe long weekend. 

With regards

Matthew Chapman



Dear Parents and Caregivers,

After the excitement of camps and excursions over the last two weeks we are back to regular on site lessons and programs. We are also beginning to prepare for the essential parent/teacher/student interviews coming up in week 9. This is such a valuable opportunity for families to catch up with staff to ensure that our children are thriving both in the classroom and out.

The school continues to thank Helen, our canteen manager, and our volunteers. There may not be many of them but they are highly valued by all the children and families who use this essential service. If you have a small amount of time to help out in the canteen, or know someone who has some time, please contact Helen through the front office.

In further canteen news, we have decided to stop selling iceblocks at recess time until the weather becomes much warmer. I have noticed that some children are still eating them in their classrooms long after recess has finished. This is interrupting their learning time and can cause an issue if there is any sticky residue. We have also had to put up the price of some of these items as the wholesale cost went up meaning our costs are no longer covered.

I hope you all enjoy some family time over the King’s Birthday weekend.

Kind Regards,

Andrea Hayden

Deputy Principal


Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all managing to keep warm with this cold and stormy weather we have been having. Well, we are already at the end of Week 6 of the Term so we are over halfway through, which means we are nearly half way through the year. It has just gone so fast!

Time can seem to just pass by without us even realizing it, and I don’t know about you but sometimes I do not use my time as profitably as I could. It is easy to get distracted when I really should be dealing with the ironing or cleaning the house. I was at a conference the other week and one of the individuals involved in a discussion panel shared how sometimes what we choose to do for self-care and refreshment may not actually be the most revitalizing thing for us to do, for example I do enjoy watching a movie, I get to engage with the story, and I view it as relaxing. However, if I decide to watch too many movies at one time, I can come away from that time feeling a bit blank mentally. I think this panelists’ point was a challenge for me, what I think is refreshing and beneficial may not actually be beneficial for my mental health, this is not to say I can’t watch a movie but rather the quantity I do may need to be monitored. As well as mixing in other strategies of wellbeing that have a direct impact on mental health too such as taking a walk, reading a book, or learning something new which is good for physical and mental wellbeing. I guess my purpose in sharing this is what ways do you spend your time that perhaps aren’t really providing you with the recharging that you need?

We were very blessed at the school last week to have a whole staff morning tea provided by the Hallett Cove Uniting Church to say thank you to all the amazing staff at HCEPS for the incredible work they do in teaching the next generation! There was such a delicious array of food.

I hope you all enjoy a long weekend, and have the opportunity to refresh and recharge

Erin Finch


We are continuing to provide the quality educational 2023 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. 

You would have received your statements which will identify outstanding amounts due.

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


When I went to Arbury Park with 4E and 3S I had a blast. The food there was delicious and we did lots of really fun and interesting activities. At camp we learnt about Aboriginal culture and how to use it. On the first night we sat around a camp fire and listened to Trent Hill, and Aboriginal man, tell a story. I loved it. The food and activities were awesome. 

Riley P 

 Last week 3N, 3S and 4E went to Arbury Park Outdoor School for our camp. Some of our favourite things were the outdoorsiness and the food. We cooked damper over a fire with sticks and when it was brown and crispy we slid it off the sticks and ate it with butter. Another activity we did was shelter building. Some of us failed but we had lots of fun building it. We all had so much fun! 


CanDance For A Cure

On Saturday 3rd June, these students (Alice, Evie, Jazmin, Sage and Zoe) participated in CanDance For A Cure with Stepz Dance Academy at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

CanDance brings together over 25 dancing schools and high schools from across SA and includes over 1000 performers.  This event raises funds for cancer research by supporting the CanDance Australia Cancer Research Laboratory.  They did a fabulous job dancing in front of a huge sold out audience.


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.



Please refer to the important Community Notification letter included in this Newsletter, regarding road closures in Hallett Cove.


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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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