It’s been a good week for sport this week at Hallett Cove School with many of our High School students participating in sporting events across the local area.
On Thursday our Year 9/10 Volleyball teams participated in a whole day challenge against Paralowie High School. Team spirit was in huge supply and everyone had plenty of fun and showed great improvement in their game.
We would also like to congratulate Year 10 student, Jed Quilliam on being selected to represent School Sport SA at the School Sport Australia 15 Years and Under Boys Volleyball Championship to be held in Canberra later in the year.
Jed was also nominated to be the team captain for the Championship. What an outstanding achievement!
We also had three teams participate in the Year 7-12 Girls Netball Carnival at Southern United Netball Association on Thursday. Despite not having played before, all teams showed excellent teamwork, persistence and sportsmanship.
On Wednesday HCS put together a team of boys to play in the Statewide AFL Round 1 competition. Unfortunately, the team wasn’t able to secure a win, but played outstandingly well despite no substitutes and some early injuries which put them at a number disadvantages. They demonstrated great perseverance and sportsmanship in the face of a great challenge.
The Open Girls Football team played their first Statewide match on Wednesday too, in a thrilling game against Willunga High School. The girls contested well and were hard at the ball, kicking their first goal in the first 5 minutes! HCS led well into the first quarter by 2 goals, only to concede by 3 points in the last quarter. Final scores were HCS: 29, Willunga: 32.
On Wednesday the High School also celebrated International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination.
IDAHOBIT is a day to raise awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community and their rights and struggles. It allows us to learn about gender diversity and what we can do to make the world a happier and safer place for members of this community.
We were visited by Shine and Headspace and were also treated to musical performances by a few of our in house bands.
Students were encouraged to wear rainbow colours or casual clothes that best expressed their identity with a gold coin donation going to Minus 18, a charity they promotes and builds social inclusion and advocates for LGBTQIA+ young people.
Our Junior School has also had a busy week starting with a visit from Aiko Shiga and her Wasabi Kids Cultural Show. They embarked on a captivating journey of cultural performances and learning about the country’s customs, art and history in a fun and interactive way!
Today was National Walk Safely to School Day, a community initiative that aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking (especially to and from school) can provide the long-term wellbeing of our children.
With the turn in weather this morning, not many families braved the cold and rain (we don’t blame them!) but we did have a couple of smiling faces join us in the walk to school.
Technically a last week thing, but I heard they were still buzzing about it on Monday, was our Year 4’s big adventure to the city! They started the day at the South Australian Museum where they saw all sorts of cool artefacts and creatures and learnt that they’re only just bigger than a penguin!
Luckily the weather was on their side as they walked towards the Oval ready for their VIP tour. They got the chance to go inside the famous scoreboard, see where the players warm up and the absolute highlight of the day was being able to experience running onto the ground while they played audio of the crowd cheering them on!
Next week be sure to check in to see pics from our International Students camp and our Year 11 camp!
This week I leave you getting to know one of our fabulous SSO’s: