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 August 11th - AFL Max Excursion 7E & 7W
  • Monday August 21st - School Photos
  • Friday September 8th - School Closure Day
  • Monday September 11th - Student Fee Day
  • Friday September 29th - Sports Day (last day term three)


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Welcome back to term three. Once again, we have made a busy and productive start with some fantastic learning happening across the school. I wanted to highlight some whole school information with you.


This week, we have received NAPLAN individual student reports for year 3 and year 5 students. You may be aware that there have been some significant changes to the way NAPLAN is reported. The new reporting system contains four proficiency levels to describe how students are tracking. These are:

  • Exceeding
  • Strong
  • Developing
  • Needs additional support.

If students achieve in the Strong or Exceeding category, it means they have demonstrated proficiency and that their numeracy and literacy skills are where they should be. If children have not yet achieved proficiency, they will be in the Developing or Needs Additional Support category.

It is important to remember that NAPLAN provides a point in time snapshot and should be considered in conjunction with other learning information and assessments. As always, please contact your child’s teacher if you have further questions or concerns regarding their NAPLAN report or learning progress at school.

As a school, we spend considerable time analysing student NAPLAN results and identifying areas for further improvement and will continue to do so over coming weeks.

As a snapshot across the whole school, we achieved a ‘Strong’ proficiency level in all areas – reading, writing, spelling, grammar & punctuation and numeracy. We are also pleased to share that our rate of learning progress in reading and numeracy is high when compared with 2021 mean scores. Learning progression is a very important indicator of our learning program and is a credit to our students and teachers.

Please be reminded that NAPLAN reports are available for collection from the front office. You can contact the school to make alternate arrangement to collect your child’s report.

 Public Education Purpose

Last week, the Department for Education released its new purpose statement and strategy for public education. The purpose has been written to guide our whole system’s work and presents a great opportunity for all schools, including Hallett Cove East, to think about the next steps we want to take for our students and community. The strategy includes four areas of impact; equity & excellence, effective learners, learner agency and wellbeing. Those areas will underpin how we deliver education opportunities for our students and how we might measure our success.

 I encourage everyone to have a look at the strategy in more detail, available via the Department for Education website. I look forward to engaging closely with the community to think about how the new purpose might help shape our school into the future.

Parent Survey

You’re invited to complete the 2023 annual parent survey, which is now open. This week you should’ve received an email or SMS from the Parent Survey Team with a unique link to participate in the survey.

If you didn’t receive an email or SMS with your unique survey link, contact education.ParentSurvey@sa.gov.au and include our school’s name in your email.

The survey takes less than 10 minutes and will help us understand:

  • what we’re doing well
  • where we can improve       
  • what’s important to you.

 The survey is coordinated centrally in the department and not by the school. Your answers won't identify you or your child. Only collated feedback will be provided to our school. Information collected will inform school improvement planning and activities at the school. The survey closes midnight Sunday 27 August. For more information visit Department for Education | South Australia

Starting Secondary School in 2024

Secondary schools will email out enrolment packs to families of year 6 students from Wednesday 9 August, through to Friday 11 August. Don’t forget to check your junk email folder if you think you haven’t received it. If your enrolment offer has not arrived by 15 August, please let the front office staff here at HCEPS know and we can follow up with the secondary school on your behalf.

If you did not provide an email address on your registration form a hard copy will be provided to you, via your child.

2024 Enrolments

If you know anyone who is interested in enrolling at HCEPS for 2024 please ask them to contact our front office as soon as possible as we have begun the process to staff classes for next year.

If your child is not in year 6 and you know that they will not be attending HCEPS in 2024 we would appreciate being notified in writing at your earliest convenience. 

With regards

Matthew Chapman



Dear Parents and Caregivers,

HCEPS Sun Safe policy states that school approved hats are to be worn at all times when students are outside during terms 1,3 and 4. Most of our students are already compliant with the policy but we would request that all are back in hats during recess and lunch now. Please ensure your children’s hats are clearly labelled and get them to check they have their own hat if they have one in their bag. It is amazing how often a child manages to pick up a hat that is not theirs!

If you know anyone who is considering enrolling their child at our school next year could you please ask them to contact the front office as soon as possible? Schools are needing to sort out their staffing for next year so we need to know how many students we will have. We also appreciate you contacting us as soon as possible if your child will be leaving us at the end of the year. I am running school tours for prospective parents weekly at the moment. At the end of this term, and at the beginning of next term, we will send out emails to 2024 reception parents explaining when the transition process will begin.

Has your child talked to you about the weekly Numeracy Challenge?

There are so many things happening this term for our students. Photograph Day is coming up and the Father’s Day stall is not far away. As well as our fabulous classroom programs we have the fundraiser Pirate Day ( more information later in the newsletter), our literature HCEPS Book Week celebration (we are doing this in week 7) and finishing off the term with Sports Day. Stay tuned for more details!

Kind Regards,

Andrea Hayden

Deputy Principal


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a great holiday break and if you were still busy with work, I hope you were able to fit some family time around all the busyness of life! I don’t know about you but the other day I was like, “Wow, it is August!” sometimes time just seems to disappear without us truly recognizing it is passing by.

This term, I have been continuing and will continue to meet with students one-on-one, run a friendship group, visit a classroom to support social and emotional learning and spend time outside at break times or visit classrooms during learning to support students and staff in any way I can.

I was very privileged to be able to go on an excursion with 2N this week and visit the Migration Museum and The South Australian Museum. It is such a wonderful learning opportunity for students and adults alike to visit these places, to see and hear about the history of our world. I especially enjoyed viewing the animals at The South Australian Museum, just to see their true sizes in person, very special. The children in my group especially enjoyed the big squid, the ice wall, and the lift!! I am thankful I was able to join 2N for this special time.

I hope you all have a great weekend!



School Photos will be taken at our school on:

Monday 21st August

Have your child's school memories captured forever.

Individual photo envelopes, with your child's name printed on them, will be sent home soon.

Parents can send the money to the school in the self sealed envelope supplied however On-Line Ordering, where parents are now able to select their preferred package online, makes it much easier for our parent community.

Placing your child's order online is the safest and easiest way to order school photos.  Just enter the shootkey number printed on your child's envelope and make your selection.  If you are having a Sibling photo taken, do the same with the shootkey printed on that envelope (envelopes available from the school's front office) and you are done.  It is really that easy.

Our range of options available to you online has increased. As well as the option to download a Low Resolution image for a smart-phone, parents will have the option to purchase a High Resolution Digital Download of their child's individual portrait and of the Sibling image.


The charity champions are excited to announce that we will be running a fundraising event… PIRATE DAY!! All students are encouraged to dress up and talk like a pirate on Friday, 18th August. It’s time to get creative and wear a pirate accessory if they don’t have a costume. Student leaders will run various pirate related activities on the day. The monies collected will be donated to Kids Brain Cancer Research. Please support this cause with a gold coin donation.

NB: Costumes may be reused for our Book Week parade to be held later in the term.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

The Charity Champions


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.




Trials U9 - Senior August 13th 20th

Registrations Open.  Ladybirds Netball Club on PlayHQ.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information, contact us: secretary@ladybirdsnetball.com 


AFL Auskick - Fridays 4:30 - 5:30 pm  28th July - 29th September

Ages 4-12 years

Riley Jones (0415 223 364) - riley.jones@sanfl.com.au 

Kiahni Russell (0475 087 144) - kiahni.russell@sanfl.com.au


2023 Junior Golf Clinics - All ages welcome

Term 3 Clinics (7 weeks)

WHEN: Every Wednesday 2nd August - 13th September

TIME:  4:00 pm to 5:00 pm                    COST:  $65

To book or find out more visit: www.fhgc.com.au/golf/junior-golf


A perfect online maths program for families. MathsOnline helps guide your children lesson by lesson covering Kindergarten through to Year 12.  Start your MathsOnline FREE trial today at www.mathsonline.com.au/free-trial


Positive Behaviour Support, a therapy based service aiming to increase the wellbeing and quality of life for people with disabilities experiencing Behaviours of Concern.  Phone: 1800 352 437 or email: EDC@lutherancare.org.au or visit lutherancare.org.au/EDC


FREE Tennis sessions at 34 Hessing Crescent, Trott Park

Give tennis a go and have your kids come for a FREE lesson.

Email: info@tennismasters.com or phone: 0449 257 441




Using interactive educational games that teach kids about decision making, strategy and cooperative problem solving.  Over 4 workshops commencing 5th August to 16th September.

Any enquiries email: giftedsa@gtcasa.asn.au 


Now recruiting for 2023-24 Summer Season.  

All players welcome - register now!

Juniors (ages 7-15).  Trials 6:00 - 7:30 pm 12th & 19th September at Netball SA Stadium, Mile End.

Any enquiries - phone: 0419 810 656 or email: secretary@cheerionetball.com


Various programs and Venues- Training (U7 to U16), School Holiday Soccer Clinics (U7 to U16), Girls Only (U7 to U16), Strength & Speed (U7 to U16), Mini Kickers (Ages 3 to 6)

Phone: 0423 619 188 (Kyle) or Email: Academy@SoccerLifeMastery.com


Sunday, 27th August at 10:00 am at Sheidow Park Primary School

Come & Try Day - Ages 8-16, Boys, Girls and Mixed Teams

Free Sausage Sizzle.  Facebook: sheidowparkcricket clubjuniorspage



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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