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Expression of Interest: New Initiative - School Soccer Program

Hallett Cove School is investigating the possibility of offering a Soccer Program for year 8 and 9 students (boys and girls) in 2016. Scott Heywood (current HPE teacher at HCS) will be taking the two classes in 2016.
We are excited to present this unique initiative because it provides students in the southern area an educational opportunity that is not offered in any other school in our region

Soccer Leaders


The Soccer Program will be delivered as part of the Australian Curriculum as part of your child’s normal HPE lessons. Students with a personal interest for soccer will be applying their passion through the Australian Curriculum in their HPE lessons, delivered through a soccer context. The Soccer Program will be a mixed gender program so both boys and girls have the opportunity to pursue their interest in the sport. The school will compete in a variety of Interschool Competitions. It will have limited days out of school (93% attendance expected) and your child’s learning should not be disrupted to any great degree.

This program will be planned with rigor including:

training/accreditation opportunities  

a career path component in the Sports Industry eg sports trainee, sport & recreation

strong community links with - Cove Soccer Club and FFSA (Football Federation South Australia)- coaches in the school, promote HCS in the sport club, finding community coaching opportunities.


Program Vision Year 8 - 11


For the Year 8 and 9 students, the course is designed to prepare the player with the knowledge and competency of the technical fundamentals of the game of soccer. It offers both boys and girls an opportunity to pursue a comprehensive study of soccer by imparting a high level of expertise in theoretical knowledge, technique and skills, fitness and game awareness.

As students’ progress through the program into the senior school they will have exposure to the following opportunities:

A high level of technical, physical, social and psychological player development whilst completing SACE

A practical link to a career or part time employment pathway to the Sport and Recreation Industry (VET units) and the attainment of associated certificates and accreditation

Specific practical strategies to support leadership roles such as player, coach, referee, administrator, trainer or mentor in the school system or the community

Potential for completion of referee’s certificates as well as a Level 1 Sports Medicine Certificate and Senior First Aid Certificate.

Like any other focus subjects it will have a fee. The fee (approximately $250) will cover items such as soccer uniform (shorts and top) and association accreditation fees including coaching and refereeing courses) and soccer excursions.

If we receive high interest we will invite you to a parent information night to discuss this new program further in term 3.

To express interest and for further information email Alyce Robertson (HPE Coordinator) email: alyce.robertson@hcs.sa.edu.au. Alyce can also be contacted on 83921020.

Thank you
Mary Asikas

April 2015