With the end of the year so close we can practically smell it it’s been another busy week at Hallett Cove School!

On Tuesday we celebrated our students in our whole school Presentation Night. We were treated to musical performances from our vocal ensemble and Year 8 vocalists: Mia Cawte, Heidi Noble, Caitlin Summerfield and Carl Schiller, along with a stunning dance performance from Year 8 student Miller Hesterman

It was a night filled with talent, passion, inspiration and excellence! We are always amazed by the outstanding achievements of our students and Tuesday was the perfect opportunity to honour their hard work throughout 2023.

On Wednesday we congratulated Elysia Mamosy and Rhys Cluderay on becoming the Hallett Cove School 2024 School Captains.

At the start of the week they presented to the Year 11 cohort outlining their suitability to the roles and their first orders of business if they were to be elected. They were voted in by both their peers and school staff and Elysia has already said that she wants to really listen to students and their needs and Rhys is keen to try and make Year 12 a more peaceful year for all who follow.

We are looking forward to watching them develop their leadership skills and excited to witness the positive impact and change they bring in 2024.

A Mo at the Cove Final Team Update:
What a Movember it has been!

Our Mo at the Cove Team has done incredibly well this year in raising money for men’s health! A huge shout out to everyone who has donated and supported our team in any way, they could not have done it without you!

On Wednesday we had one last push to raise a little extra money for the cause and to celebrate the incredible efforts of the team with a sausage sizzle. All year levels could come and grab a snag, enjoy the musical stylings of Retilex and Mr Sellar and congratulate the team on their valiant efforts.

Some of our team chose to grow the facial fuzz to show their support, while others chose to move for the cause. Whatever they did was an amazing effort in bringing attention to men’s health at Hallett Cove School.

Collectively our team travelled 893km or their 600km goal and raised a whopping $5775, crushing their $3000 target and ranking them in the top 20 schools across Australia in the Movember Schools Challenge. Our very own Daniel Bryant ranked 12th in the Schools Challenge as a top individual fundraiser!

A huge well done to our Mo at The Cove Team and another massive thank you to everyone who supported them!

Thursday was our Year 8 Choreographic Awards. The evening showcased the outstanding talents of our dance students with various awards given for solo and group performances.

Ms Hayley Simmons, dance teacher at Pivotal Dance, was very kindly our adjudicator and was delighted at the potential of our Year 8 performers with their technical skills.  

Well Done to Miller, Sienna and Aimee our solo trophy winners and to the many students winning medals for their group work. The evening was supported by our Year 9 Dance students with their group choreography and stage management. Well done dancers!

Also on Thursday we hosted a morning tea for Rev. David Chalmers and a small group of volunteers from the Hallett Cove Baptist Church to say thank you for their contributions to the weekly Breakfast Club at Hallett Cove School and the community through various charitable initiatives.

Stu Kenny from our Wellbeing Team had this to say:
“Personally, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude and appreciation of David, Jack and Rod for their time and energy and he financial contribution form the Baptist Church to enable the success of Hallett Cove School’s Breakfast Club. I know the staff and the students enjoy the atmosphere each Thursday morning and benefit greatly from your contribution.

Another special thank you to must be given to Mr Lancaster, Mr Molloy and their Year 8 Food and Hospitality classes who did an outstanding job in their catering role – the variety of foods served not only looked impressive but tasted delicious!

May this initiative and relationship continue well into the future!”

We love a morning tea at HCS so this week we also hosted Noarlunga Education Director Heather Makris and her team with a morning tea to celebrate the success of this year’s Photography trip lead by Mr Keane.

A few weeks ago we delivered some of our students past work to Ms Makris’ office to brighten up her space and she was excited to see the results of this year’s trip.

Mr Sellar put together an amazing video of the trip and Ms Makris and her team were able to hear the stories behind the amazing shots of the beautiful Flinders Ranges from the students who took them.

Ms Makris and her team were blown away with the talent of our HCS students and admitted she couldn’t wait to get her hands on a few of this year’s prints!

Thanks you to Ms Makris and her team for supporting our student’s creativity and for Mr Keane for all your support and guidance.

We must also say a huge thank you to C3 O’Halloran Hill this week for their very generous donation of 20 shopping bags full of food for our community!

This will all be added to our Christmas hampers that make such a difference at what can be a difficult time of year for many.

If you know of anyone wanting to support their local community this Christmas we are always looking for donations this time of year for not only food supplies but toiletries and other essential items to make life a little easier for others.