I can’t quite believe we’re in Week 7 already! I was only a short week for us all this week but it doesn’t mean we didn’t try to cram in as much as we could!

Our biggest event this week was our Year 9 Junior Choreographic Awards on Wednesday.

The evening of dance was the culmination of a semesters work with students learning everything from modern dance technique and performance skills, to putting together a full routine on their own, choosing music, costumes and choreography.

After hours of practice, including plenty of recess and lunchtime, the performances were ready and we were very kindly joined by Director of Pivotal Dance Chantelle Smeda, and Dance Teachers Lily Moran and Hayley Simmons for judging.

The following awards were presented on the night:

Award for Excellence: Tessa Inverarity
Award for Merit: Ashleigh Werfel
Potential Award: Sapphire Kosztovits
Best Performance: Eve Disley
Honourable Mentions: Ellese Bentley & Jessica Lawrence

All dancers were amazing and should be proud of their hard work over the last semester.

It wasn’t only dancing on display on the evening with all stage lighting designed by student technician Elise Vowles and our student stage manager, Amy van der Merwe kept everyone running on time and designed the evening’s program.

Overall, it was a wonderful night showcasing all the talents of our amazing students and we would like to congratulate all the dancers, choreographers and everyone involved who helped make the night possible.

Ms Boots’ Stage 2 Health & Wellbeing class held a Clean Up Australia event down at Hallett Cove Beach on Wednesday as a means to improve our communities environmental health. The students collected rubbish and sorted it into recycling, landfill and soft plastics.

A great opportunity to learn about our local environment and protect it in the process. A huge well done and thank you to the students who helped out.

Also this week our Year 11 and 12 students were visited by Amara and Zane who are currently trainees for Marion Council in their Gap Year Program.

The program offers two school leavers a paid, 12 month role in the Council that will provide them with new workplace skills, valuable experience and contacts. They will rotate through different departments in the 12 months finding roles in finance, IT, communications, people and culture, engineering, landscaping, community wellbeing and libraries.

For more information please visit the Marion Council website:

Our Junior School have been pushing the boundaries of what hair mean in today’s Crazy Hair Day.

See some of our boldest looks here

All money raised from today’s event will be going towards putting in more drinking fountains across the school.

Last but not least from this week we have to say a massive congratulations to our Year 7 student Gemma Melville and her School Sport SA team on their silver medal win at the School Sport 12 Years and Under Cricket Championship in Darwin last week. This is the first year SA has made it to the finals in the history of this event so we are super proud of Gemma and her team.

Gemma also finished top bowler of the whole tournament, taking a total of 11 wickets!

Gemma started her cricket career playing for the Sheidow Park Cricket Club, where she still competes in the Under 14 Boys team.

Well done Gemma on yours and your whole team’s success! We are all very proud of you here at HCS and hope you continue to do incredible things.