Well it’s been another wet week in Hallett Cove, but with the shortest day of the year now officially behind us it can only get better right?

Even though the Year 10’s and 11’s have been powering through their exams this week, we still have a lot to tell you about!

On Tuesday it was our End of Semester Music Night and it was a huge success! Students from both our Junior School and High School performed a variety of music, from woodwind ensembles to heavy metal.

A huge thank you to all the parents and friends who came out to support! It was amazing to see what progress has been made this year and we are so proud of our music students and their hard work.

Wednesday saw our Year 12 Outdoor Ed class head down to Waterfall Creek to plant native trees and shrubs. They have been working with Marion Council and Green Adelaide as part of their unit on conservation to ensure our local environment is cared for and continues to thrive.

Wednesday also saw our Year 11/12 Boys and Girls basketball teams play in Round 1 of the School Sport SA Statewide Competition at Reynella East College.

The boys played very well in their games against Reynella East and Wirreanda, passing well and attacking the rim but just couldn’t quite get what they needed against more talented opponents. An honourable mention goes out to Dylan and Alex B who put together a great defensive and offensive effort to put us only 5 points behind in both games.

The girls competed against Reynella East, Wirreanda and Victor Harbour and after a fantastic win first up against Reynella East, the girls battled hard but fell short against the strong teams from Victor Harbour and Wirreanda. Huge thank you to Amy, Jasmine, Karli, Ashley and Anne for battling through.


On Thursday a group of students from years 7-12 travelled to the Southern Table Tennis Hall to compete against Eastern Fleurieu School, Willunga High School, Willunga Waldorf School and Christie’s Beach High School.

It was great to see the student’s skill development on show with everyone showing off and giving their all. Year 11 student Jed Marshall won the day but a huge well done goes to everyone who played.

Another excursion for our Year 12’s on Thursday with a trip to the State Library and Parliament. The group of Legal Studies students had a guided tour of the Parliament of South Australia led by the Member for Black, David Speirs where they learned of the historical moments in our state parliament and asked questions of our local MP.

The class then had a sit down lunch provided by David and were able to ask him for his political position on their topics for their most recent assessment task.  

While the class hid from the rain, they got to take in the impressive Mortlock Wing of the State Library. This grand room holds the Sir Josiah Symon library, a once private collection of Sir Josiah Symon, previous Attorney-General and leader of the South Australian Bar Association for over 30 years through his understanding of the law and skills as an advocate. The students were clearly walking hallowed legal halls and hopefully, rather inspired.

Finally this week we were able to launch the Hallett Cove School Ryes & Shine free bakery.  

Julie Clifton, our Social Inclusion Worker, has been working hard behind the scenes with her local bakery, the McLaren Vale Bakery, to minimise their waste and help our school community.

Every Thursday morning, we will have a selection of rolls, scrolls, loaves and even donuts available for families to come and help themselves. Just take a look at the selection we had available this week!