Hallett Cove East Primary School

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Diary Dates

13/11/19  1st Transition Visit for 2020 Reception Students - 8:45 - 10:15 am

18/11/19  Last day to order School Banking Rewards for 2019

20/11/19  2nd Transition Visit for 2020 Reception Students - 8:40 - 11:30 am

22/11/19  Assembly 9W & 8E - 2:15 pm

25/11/19  Last day for School Banking for 2019

27/11/19  3rd Transition Visit for 2020 Reception Students - 8:40 am - 12:00 pm

26/11/19 7 West Incursion - Indigenous Presenter Micky Barlow running a workshop for 7 West students.  

27 - 29/11/19  Year 6/7 Aquatics

3/12/19  Canteen Christmas Special Lunch

4/12/19  End of Year Concert

4/12/19  Year 7-8 Transition Visit for Mitcham Girls High

5 & 6/12/19  Year 7-8 Transition Visit for Hallett Cove R-12 School

9/12/19  4W, 4E, 5W & 5E Skate and Swim End of Year Excursion Noarlunga Leisure Centre

10/12/19  Volunteers Thank you Breakfast

12/12/19  6E, 6AN & 6AS Radicool Reptile incursion

12/12/19  Year 7 Graduation

13/12/19 Years 5,6,7 Last day excursion to the Marion Aquatic Centre

13/12/19  Last Day of Term - 2:05 pm Early Dismissal


Dear Parents/Caregivers,


Our End of year Concert is fast approaching and everyone is already in full swing preparing and practising for this event! As you know, this year we are trialling a twilight event so please bear with us as we navigate preparation and processes that are new to us. Previously I told you that the event would be on the oval but planning and logistics has seen this need to change to the large COLA. Aside from management of acoustics this will also help with the unpredictability of the weather. While we are still organising the details of how it will be managed, the following is what we can confirm so far:

  •  The Concert will start at 6:00pm and be held in the large COLA.
  • Parents will be asked to deliver their children to their classrooms and sign them in with their teachers at 5:30pm. All children need to be at classrooms no later than 5:40pm.
  • Classes will move to their designated seating spaces in the COLA at 5:45pm and students will then sit with and remain with their teachers throughout the Concert.
  • At the end of the Concert, students will return to classrooms with their teachers and wait for parents to come and sign them out. For safety reasons, students are not able to be dismissed from the COLA or anywhere other than the classroom.
  • Organisation of the Concert itself will be similar to previous concerts with class, staff and whole school items, but instead of classes coming, performing and going, they will be seated throughout the Concert and move to the stage and back from their designated spaces.
  • The COLA will be sectioned off for seating. The stage will be set against the fence side of the COLA and classes will be seated in a wedge shape on either side. In the middle of the 2 side class sections, directly out from the front of the stage, there will be an area where parents can sit on picnic blankets that they bring or direct on the COLA floor. No chairs or prams will be allowed in this area to be fair for viewing by everyone. Parents are able to bring picnic chairs to sit on but these along with prams will be designated to the path and lawn side of the COLA only.
  • Due to distractions for the performers, the playgrounds will be out of bounds before, during and after concert. We ask that you please keep younger siblings and children under close supervision at all times.
  • As this is a school event and on school grounds parents are reminded that smoking and alcohol are not permitted.


Volunteers who have supported class, canteen, Governing Council, sports and other school programs during the year will shortly receive an invitation to a special Thank You Breakfast. We are hoping those of you who are invited, may be able to join us as you drop children off for school. The Breakfast is just our small way of saying a big thank you for all the support you provide our school. We look forward to seeing as many of our volunteers who are able to join us as possible.


Congratulations to Renée and Paul Fisher on the safe arrival of their son who was born on Saturday!


AQUATICS – Wednesday 27th November to Friday 29th November

CONCERT – Wednesday 4th December


GRADUATION – Thursday 12th December

Anne Rathjen


Science and Technology ....

4 East - Artists at work ...

The Waste Warriors - The Challenge is on!

Our Year 7 Waste Warriors have shared an educational video with all classes here at HCEPS to inspire them to keep our oceans and environment free of rubbish.  They have shared information about this South Australia's recommended waste resource whichbin.com.au to help households decide which bin to put different types of waste in as well as community locations to take special types of household waste.  Students have been encouraged to try using this resource at home with their families when managing their waste. 

Now the challenge here at school for Term 4 is to have lots of Nude Food days!  Each classroom has a chart where students can record their name when they have a Nude Food Day here at school.  There is plenty of room in each week's section for students who have many Nude Food Days in a week!  On the video, classes were shown some ideas for reducing packaging in lunchboxes.  Students discussed these and may be able to share ideas with you at home over the holidays.  The stakes are high (not just for our environment!)...the class with the most entries by second assembly Term 4 will get a shout-out at assembly and set the bar for other classes to beat for the remainder of the year.  Good luck!

A message from Joey - Pastoral Care Worker

Supporting a child through friendship problems 

As we near the end of the year there seems to be more and more friendship problems arising. It might be because we are looking forward to the long summer break and we are tired so little things that wouldn’t usually affect us are taking a bigger toll. Or it might be because as we near the end of the year this is no longer the first time something has gone wrong but rather the fifth and it is getting harder to forgive the same thing. Maybe we are just getting really busy in the build up to Christmas. Or it might be something completely different… Just as it can be harder for children at this time of year, it can also be a challenge for us to support them. Here are some reminders about how to provide healthy support:

  1. Just listen. Don’t fix the problem, don’t judge any of the parties, don’t interrupt, and don’t get distracted. Just listen.
  2. Don’t catastrophise. When we make an incident out to be a “big deal” we can create fear in child and can also disempower them.
  3. Let them know that they can handle this. They have survived every single time that something bad has happened in their lives, why should this time be different?  
  4. Distract with normal routines. Home should be a safe place and social dilemmas at school shouldn’t be able to interfere with every dimension of a child’s life.
  5. Don’t rush in to solve the problem for your child. Allowing your child to tackle the problem themselves is empowering and provides them with an opportunity to grow. This will help them feel more capable when future disruptions happen in their lives.
  6. Support your child to problem solve. When everyone is calm, talk about the problem and allow your child to brainstorm options for moving forward. Guide your child as they choose an option and work to carry it out (but don’t take over).


It is important to bear in mind that most friendship problems at this age settle quickly. It might just take some space apart over the weekend to actually have time to miss their friend. However, if things are more serious, then it could be appropriate for you to take a more active role and communicate with your child’s classroom teacher.





at HCEPS on Wednesdays and Fridays


CANTEEN - New Summer Menu

The summer canteen menu is now available and the QKR App menu has been updated - please click here to view the full menu

Please remember we are always looking for volunteers, if you have the appropriate clearances please contact the Administration Office and we will pass your details onto Helen to contact you.

Christmas Special Lunch is December 3rd, more details will be out soon.


Did you know lunch orders can be placed up to 2 weeks in advance.  If you utilize the pre-order process via the Qkr App please be aware that you can also cancel the order prior to 9.15am if your child is going to be absent for the day.  All you need to do is simply login to your app, cancel the order and a credit will be placed on your Qkr App ready for the next time you order. We hope utilizing the pre-order system will alleviate some of the morning rush pressure and mininise the current issue regarding so many students presenting at the office with NO LUNCH, we understand everyone has busy lives and we do our best to accommodate our community by providing a quick and easy  ordering system via the Qkr App. Unfortunately it seems in the morning school rush more and more parents are forgetting to submit their children's lunch orders.  

We respectfully ask all families to please be diligent in regard to checking you have entered the correct order date and please make sure you finalize your order by entering submit.  It would be a great help to the office staff and our canteen manager if all parties can be diligent with the ordering system.  

We appreciate you support with this matter, thank you.

Please help us collect Lids 4 Kids

8W is learning about the importance of sustainability and recycling, and are participating in the Lids4Kids drive.

Did you know that lids from milk, water and soft drink bottles and bread tags can be shredded and made into filament for a 3D printer? This filament can then be made into prosthetics for children needing a hand or an arm.

We would appreciate it if the whole school community could help us to collect the lids to help these children.

Please can you drop off the clean lids to 8W or the front office.

Thanking you all in advance for your support.

Karina Galloway and the students of 8W

Secondhand Uniform Shop

We have a very dedicated volunteer group of parents who coordinate our secondhand uniform shop.  If you have any uniforms 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 :-

Wednesday morning 8.30-9.00

Wednesday afternoon 3.00-3.30

Sheidow Park Cricket Club - Players Required - Seniors / Juniors

The Sheidow Park Cricket Club needs players to play in the coming 2019/2020 season.  We have 5 senior teams who play Saturday afternoons and both an Under 14 and Under 16 junior squads who play Sunday mornings.  

If you or your child are interested in playing or for more information please contact : Craig Edwards (club secretary) on 0432850703 or John Ford (Junior Coordinator) on 0429034207


Develop your coordination and motor skills with a professional basketball coach!

Free trial in school in this term.

Practices are on Wednesdays 15:30-16:15 on the next days: 06/11, 13/11, 20/11 and 27/11

Take the opportunity and call Frank for further details!  Ph: 0402 360 102

Twilight Community Market - click here for details

CMWF GIRLS & WOMEN - Cove Marion Women's Football Club click here for more information

Kids Karate - at Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre - classes monday and Wednesday 6.30pm for more details phone 8381 4504 or 0402 133 387 http://www.goldenknights.com.au

VACSWIM SA 2019/2020 FOR MORE DETAIL click here 

Red Cross wants everyone in our school community to be prepared for any emergency, large or small. It has been an early start to the summer disaster season, but there are simple ways your family can be prepared.   

Three simple tools to help your family get prepared:

  • Create an emergency plan
  • Download the 'Get Prepared' app
  • Prepare your emergency survival kit
  • You can’t always prevent an emergency, but by being prepared families can reduce their stress and cope better afterwards.

    While other agencies fight the fires and clean up the streets, Red Cross looks after the people. We care about families and want everyone to stay safe.

    Brighton Jetty Classic for more information click here

    Hallett Cove East Primary School


    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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