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27/9/19  Sports Day and last Day of Term - 2:05 pm Early Dismissal

14/10/19 First day of Term 4 - welcome back to school

15/10/19   6W and 7E will be attending an overnight camp at Narnu Farm on Tuesday 15 October returning to school on Wednesday 16 October (Term 4, week 1). Students will be travelling to and from Narnu Farm by coach and staying in the camp accommodation.

22/10/19 Japanese Celebration and Open Day

25/10/19 World Teachers Day 

4/11/19  Pupil Free Day please note OSHC will be available for care, please make a booking

6/11/19  1st Transition Visit for 2020 Reception Parents Only - 9:00 - 11:00 am

13/11/19  2nd Transition Visit for 2020 Reception Students - 8:45 - 10:15 am

20/11/19  3rd Transition Visit for 2020 Reception Students - 8:40 - 11:30 am

27/11/19  4th Transition Visit for 2020 Reception Students - 8:40 am - 12:05 pm

27 - 29/11/19  Year 6/7 Aquatics

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

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

12/12/19  Year 7 Graduation

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

Dear Parents/Caregivers,


Just a reminder to Yrs 3, 5 and 7 parents that the NAPLAN results are available for collection from the front office.


WOW what a fabulous Sports Day we had today!!! Thank you for your patience with the postponement. While last Friday ended up being good weather for the event, today was a beautiful day for Sports Day and a really nice way to end the term.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Aaron Charlton for all the work he  put into preparation for Sports Day and the flexibility he showed with the impact of the postponement. Thank you also to the other staff members who helped him prepare and with today and in particular Nick Marks. Thanks also needs to go to Helen Jefferson and canteen volunteers and all the barbecue parents for the work you did for the food service. A number of other people helped in many ways with sound system, oval preparation, managing scoring, first aid and behind the scenes planning. A fabulous job thank you. Well done and thank you to all staff and students for your preparation and participation!!! Hallett won the competition shield and Perry-Barr won the Fair Play shield.


Renee Fisher will be on maternity leave next term and we wish her and her husband Paul all the very best for the safe arrival of their baby. Aaron Charlton is going to be the teacher in 8E for the remainder of the year and we welcome Edward Wilkins into the position of PE/Science teacher. Edward has been a regular TRT working mainly in primary classes, so knows the school. Both teachers are looking forward to their new roles.


We have had another busy and successful term. A number of highlights aside from our routine programs have included:

  • Student Voice in Learning program
  • Yr 7 student leaders programs
  • St Johns First Aid for kids program
  • RAA Street Smart Program
  • Living safely with pets
  • SAPSASA Volleyball and Soccer
  • Lacrosse and cricket clinics
  • Assemblies including a special Book Week Dress up parade
  • Splash Theatre
  • Wakakirri including a successful final performance
  • Schools Tree Day
  • Genki Kids program
  • Ignite VR program
  • Beeswax wrapper and nude food sessions
  • Trent Hill visit
  • Pillowcase  project visit
  • Narnu Farm camp
  • Adelaide Zoo Excursion
  • STEM Excursion
  • Kaurna Cultural Centre visit
  • Migration museum and Art Gallery visit
  • Adelaide Show excursion
  • Sports Day
  • National Support Staff Week


Another reminder that on October 1st we are expecting works to commence to upgrade our oval irrigation system. It is expected to take until early November to complete. The oval will be unavailable for any use during this time. The Japanese Celebration and open day will be held in other areas of the school.


To help prevent vandalism and other crime in the school during the holidays, we seek your support to please report any suspicious behaviour you may observe in and around the school to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or direct to Police on 131 444. I thank you in advance for doing so.


May your children all enjoy a safe holiday. We look forward to having everyone return safely to school on Monday October 14th.







Would you like your child to develop playground resilience and wisdom?

The Highway Heroes program: Connecting 4 Friendships develops skills in making and maintaining friendships as well as deal with the "unfriendly" behaviour they may experience during playtime.

Students will learn:

* friendly and unfriendly behaviours

* ways to invite positive connections with others

* recognise the importance of body language

* how to deal with play/hang out refusals

* to identify rumours and gossip and what to do about it

* to identify and use positive tools and strategies to deal with small and big playground issues

If your child is in Year 4-6 and you would like your child to participate in this program please email Evie Donoghue (evie.donoghue503@schools.sa.edu.au)

Sessions will be held each Wednesday (3:10-4:00pm) in term 4 for 5 weeks (5 sessions).

Student places are limited.


Healthy Holidays

 It has been a very busy term and I know that I am looking forward to the break. I see the holidays as a wonderful time to slow down and take some time to focus on a healthier lifestyle.

 Eat healthy – There is so much research that shows that children eat healthier when they are involved in preparing their food. This includes gardening. There are so many fruits, veggies and herbs that can be planted in Spring; strawberries, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, basil, parsley… Try searching together for new recipes that contain the vegetables the kids are most willing to eat. And then give it a go. How wonderful to be able to try something new together for the first time! Studies have shown that children who are taught to cook have better nutritional outcomes into adulthood. 

Get enough sleep – Sleep is often the easiest thing to cut out in a busy week. The holidays can provide an opportunity to make sleep a priority. Regular healthy sleep patterns can help improve mental health, concentration and behaviour. The sleep health foundation recommends:

•        Ages 3 to 5: 10 to 13 hours

•        Ages 6 to 13: 9 to 11 hours

•        Ages 14 to 17: 8 to 10 hours

•        Adults: 7-8 hours 

 Be active – Children aged 5 and over should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. This includes time where your child actually ‘puffs’ and time where they build strength. For some children technology can be very distracting, and far more exciting than exercise. Be creative; walk to the shops when you only need a few things, dance to music together, or even incorporate technology into exercise – try geocaching. Geocaching is a real-life, outdoor treasure hunt. You follow GPS (global positioning system) coordinates on your GPS-enabled device (e.g. a mobile phone) to find a ‘geocache’ (a container) hidden at that location. Inside the geocache you can find a ‘treasure’ which you swap for another ‘treasure’ that you have brought along with you. To get started, register for free at Geocaching.com.



at HCEPS on Wednesdays and Fridays



Great excursion, perfect day and learning at the same time.

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. 


And 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!

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

Sports Update


A big congratulations to our 6/7 girls soccer team which won the competition at The Parks, Angle Vale on 26/9/19!! An excellent performance, well done girls!!

SUSHI, SUSHI, SUSHI - Japanese Celebration Day - how to fill your - Obento Box Lunches

Community Notice Board

Activities and Interests

ASO and The Voice star bring Sunset Symphony to Marion

For the first time, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will join star of TV’s The Voice Henry Olonga for a sunset picnic concert in Warriparinga Wetlands on Saturday, 9 November.  

Mr Olonga and the 47-piece Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) headline Marion Council’s Sunset Symphony which features wetland tours, family craft, and more.

 Set in the heart of Marion, the wetlands will provide Mr Olonga, a former international cricketer, and the ASO with a stage known for its natural beauty.

 Food trucks will sell cuisine from around the world, along with water and soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from event sponsor Patritti Wines.

City of Marion residents can purchase discounted tickets. Premium tickets will cost residents $20, while general admission tickets are priced at $12.

 Children aged five and under are free.

 Gates open at 5pm, with the ASO performing between 7pm and 9pm.

 Tickets are affordable, the area is accessible, and the show is going to be unmissable.

Find out more and book at www.sunsetsymphony.com.au



Seacliff Surf Club click here for come and try information

Woman's Safety Services SA - to eliminate domestic violence for more information please click this link

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.

    Thank you for helping keep your school community safer.

    Marion and Bellevue Tennis Clubs for the first time in years have  some junior teams and a pathway for youngsters that want to engage in Tennis via Tennis Australia Hot Shots Programme. Please click this link for more information regarding Bellevue Tennis Club  Please click this link for more information regarding the Marion Tennis Club

    Smith Family are recruiting more families for their financial education and matched savings program.  This program ensures parents are able to afford the costs of their child’s education, including items such as school camps, laptops, uniform, books and extracurricular activities 

    Kristin Martin, a well-known South Australian poet and children’s author, presenting an interactive session based on poems from her latest poetry collection, To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme. The children will enjoy Kristin’s sense of fun, love of nature and her unique style of presenting the session. Time for Q & A after, and book signing by the author. Books available for purchase for $ 20.00. 

    Suits primary school aged children 


    Seacliff Recreation Park Open Day 20th October 2019 

    Brighton Muay Thai and Fitness caters to all ages and skill levels. Offering more than an ordinary gym, we have Muay Thai, Personal Training, Self Defence and a strong focus on juniors, with sessions for all ages, from 4 years and older on offer three times a week. Our sessions are a great way to get kids off of the iPad and getting active. Please click the link for more information

    Ascot Park Primary School - Specialist Physical Education and Sport School

    This coming school holiday break Tom Monsigneur will be conducting a soccer workshop here at our sports centre at Ascot Park Primary School, this may be of interest to some of your students. Please click here for more information

    Positive ways to help children behave is coming Wednesday 6 November, 7-9pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

    Nationally recognised parenting expert, Dr Justin Coulson will talk about guiding children’s behaviour with positive discipline strategies that lead to better behaviour, better relationships and happier families.

     You are welcome to attend the seminar in person, or to view the live webcast. Register for either of these here . The flier is attached, or download it here .

     If you register you will also be sent a link to view a recording of the seminar online from 8 November to 13 December 2019.

     Please pass this information on to family, friends, colleagues or others that you think may be interested.  If you have any enquiries phone 8303 1660 or send us an email.

    Kind regards from the Parenting SA team.

    Parenting SA  Women’s and Children’s Health Network 

    295 South Terrace | Adelaide SA 5000

    Tel: 08 8161 7158 Fax: 08 8161 7778  Email: Courtney.bunker@sa.gov.au   Website: ww.parenting.sa.gov.au

    The Thunderbirds school holiday clinics 10 percent discount.  Please click here for more information

    Taught and Bowled are a sports coaching company specialising in netball, cricket, junior sport and school programs. This summer we are offering a Netball Academy for school and club netballers to help prepare them for their 2020 winter season.

    The program is open to netballers of all abilities to give them a chance to develop their netball skills in a ‘high performance-style’ environment. The Academy Program will cover

    ·         Technical skill development, including area/positional specific coaching

    ·         Tactical skill development

    ·         Match play and video analysis

    ·         Netball specific testing

    ·         Take home programs (ball skills, footwork, core strength and balance)

     All squads will be coached by accredited, experienced coaches and the program has been developed using the Netball Australia Core Curriculum of Skills matrix.  Please click here for more information.  You can also click HERE to find out further information.

    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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