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In 2013 66% of our year 12 students have moved on to further education (44% University, TAFE 14%, Apprenticeship 8%, 7% Gap year). Students taking a Gap year usually enter University in the following year. 10% of students are seeking employment and 13% are in paid work. These results are very similar to 2012

(Tech Studies Coordinator)

Peter has received an Award of Excellence from the 2014 Design and Teachers Technology Association. Peter has been recognised for
  • Project leadership of the HCS Electro-technology and Plumbing Trade  Training Centre
  • Developing partnerships with Registered Training Organisations, employers and key industry representatives that have led to  significant increase in Apprenticeships and completion of higher level VET qualifications
  • Being an inspirational teacher who enables students to learn 21st century skills in a safe, practical, engaging and authentic way.

So many students at HCS school and partnership secondary schools benefit from Peters expertise in the Tech Studies field.


•    73% of 2012 Year 12 students are engaged in further education and training (University, TAFE and Apprenticeship/Traineeships)
•    High University enrolment –47%.  Most at Flinders University
•    Distinction between Working and Gap Year – students who are actually involved in full-time work as opposed to the Gap Year which consisted of students working part-time, travelling, ‘finding themselves’, etc
•    Very small percentage of students not engaged in working, training or further education – 3% Seeking Employment

Parent comments and feedback during the destination data gathering process was very favourable.  The vast majority were very pleased with the outcome of their child’s education at Hallett Cove School and their destination in 2013.  Parents and students felt that students received a very ‘good’ education and identified the student/teacher relationship as a strength as well as the willingness of teachers to provide additional support and ‘go the extra mile’.  Parents and students were very appreciative of the dedication of teachers in the senior school in supporting their students’ learning – in particular parents and students identified the degree to which teachers were accessible and responsive to their needs as a particular strong suit of the senior school.


As a school we are very proud to acknowledge a group of 16 students and their mentor Mrs Nikki Dopson for their performance and achievement in the ‘Large Multi-year level’ class group category of the Mathematics competition.
The group of sixteen children included:
 Myah Paul  Jack Lowe  Josh Ma  Nathan Nissen
 George Hughs  Crystal Fisher Smith  Tania Hill  Joy Virk
 Mia Juers  Matthew Collins  Joel Evans  Olivia Byrnes
 Nikolaos Seretis  Travs Williams  Trang Lee

Justina Ma

 The students planned a holiday to Queensland on a budget of $800 per person. The children exercised a range of numeracy skills in order to plan this group holiday successfully. The task included comparing airfares, working out distances, group discounts, shopping lists, mapping and creating their own Excel spread sheet budgets. The students also demonstrated team work and developed skills in cross-age tutoring.

Students were acknowledged at a formal gathering in the city on Friday 10th September. Parents and friends came to support our students at the formal proceedings. The school was awarded a set of scientific calculators which we will put to good use when entering more categories in the awards in 2013. At a school level, students were acknowledged with the presentation of a gift and certificate at our Junior Primary Assembly. As a school, we take pride in celebrating the success of our students