Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Hallett Cove East Primary School!

Hallett Cove East Primary School is located in Hallett Cove, a coastal suburb which is approximately 25 kilometres south of Adelaide. The school opened in 1991.

The school is unique in that it comprises 9 suburban style houses, with up to two classes or specialist programs operating in each. A wet area, inside toilets and withdrawal spaces are also available for classes to access in each house.

HCEPS promotes the use of Information Communication Technologies with a well equipped IT Rooms, Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms, Resource Centre and Japanese Rooms and class access to pods of computers. The Resource Centre has a bank of seven desk tops for student access. Our Coordinator in e-Learning leads learning in this crucial area with high quality support provided by our ICT SSO. iPads are being introduced in each classroom through whole class and students with special needs programs.

Specialist offerings include Japanese, the Arts and PE for all students. Science is also offered to Middle Years students as a specialist area. The Teacher Librarian provides a quality Resource Based Learning program.

A number of other special programs including SAPSASA, Jump Rope for Heart, Swimming and Aquatics are also offered to students during the year. The school has a strong out hours sport program particularly in Soccer and Cricket.

Current school priorities include Literacy and Numeracy (with a focus in Reading), Australian Curriculum implementation, development of Parent Partnerships, and Professional Learning Communities. A comprehensive review of our Site Learning Plan occurs each year. (Please refer to the Site Plan in the website for information about our current priorities).

Student leadership is also a priority of the school with student voice being communicated through our elected student representatives, the Lighthouse Keepers. Students also have many opportunities to involve themselves in a variety of leadership initiatives. In 2013 a new Student Leadership program has been developed and implemented and all Year 7s participate in this project.

Parents and families are an important part of our school. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved and we actively encourage and appreciate volunteer support.

Physical resources are of a high quality and include a well equipped Pavilion, quality playgrounds and large open playing areas and gardens. Student participation in a range of sports is actively promoted and many students participate in some form of organised out of school hours sporting competitions. A new section comprising 2 covered sports courts (COLAs), a 4 class teaching block and playground that were completed early in 2011 have further contributed to an aesthetically beautiful and engaging environment.

The school has a healthy canteen that follows the Right Bite guidelines and a well used and popular Out of School Hours Care program. We are also fortunate to have the services of a Christian Pastoral Support Worker to provide support to our students in a range of ways.
If you would like further information about the school beyond what is provided in this website please do not hesitate to contact us.