HEPS Newsletter

13 September 2017
No. 1/9
Problem Solving
STEM Works News
Student Free Day
School News
Sports Day News
Canteen News
Pastoral Care  News
Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign
School Crossing Monitors
Dates to Remember
Community News
Hackham East Primary School
08 8382 3824
Collins Parade
Hackham, SA, 5163

Problem Solving

Developing a Culture that Supports Problem Solving in Mathematics

As parents we are our child’s first problem solvers.  If our child cries we feed them or change their nappy.  If they continue to cry, we rock them or comfort them.  We find the solution to their problem.  This is natural and vital to their development.  As children grow it is important that both parents and teachers relinquish the role as the child’s problem solver and hand the role over to the child.  This is not only important in daily routines such as students carrying and unpacking their own school bags and resolving playtime disagreements but also in Mathematics and other learning areas.  Learning to become a Problem Solver is natural to their development. 


In Mathematics a problem is something that you don’t immediately know how to solve.  There may be some thinking involved about how you get started on the path to the solution.  It will require thinking, testing out solutions, reaching ‘dead ends’, trying another strategy, adjusting your thinking, trial and error, amongst other strategies.   This is challenging for students as they generally can’t reach for a formula to work from.  They can’t work out the right answer straight away and/or there may be multiple answers to the question, so therefore they need to test and re-test their method using multiple strategies and then justify their answer. 


Not only is it challenging for students but it is also challenging for parents and teachers.  Our first instincts are quite often to jump in and rescue the students.  Tell them that they’re doing it wrong, give them a formula or tell them what strategy to use.  Problem Solving is often looked at as noisy, messy learning which can be really uncomfortable for parents and teachers.  But in fact this is when the real learning happens.  Learning where students are challenged to think, give things a go, fail and then try again.  Learning where students are encouraged to take risks with their learning and understand that making mistakes is ok.   Learning where students are encouraged and want to tackle hard problems where they need to discuss their ideas and collaborate with others, justify their thinking and come to resolutions.  Learning where students learn to build their resilience.  Creating a culture both at home and school that enables students to feel confident to behave in these ways where they feel comfortable to tackle problems independently rather than immediately asking for help is what we want.


At home parents/caregivers can:

  • Talk about mathematics in a positive way. A positive attitude about mathematics is infectious.
  • Encourage persistence. Some problems take time to solve.
  • Encourage your child to experiment with different approaches to mathematics. There is often more than one way to solve a math problem.
  • Encourage your child to talk about and show a math problem in a way that makes sense (i.e., draw a picture or use concrete materials).
  • When your child is solving math problems ask questions such as: Why did you...?  What can you do next? Do you see any patterns?  Does the answer make sense? How do you know? This helps to encourage thinking about mathematics.
  • Connect math to everyday life and help your child understand how math is a part of their world (i.e. shapes of traffic signs, walking distance to school, telling time).
  • Play family math games together that add excitement such as Checkers, Junior Monopoly, Math Bingo and Uno.

Our job as parents and teachers is to guide students through asking questions, not solve the problem for them.  Ask yourself who is doing most of the talking, who is doing most of the doing and who is doing most of the thinking.  If the answer is you – then who is doing the problem solving?

Scott Megson, Senior Leader

STEM Works News

STEMWorks Update

Building works were completed on time on 8/9. The official opening will occur in the near future when the furniture and equipment has been purchased and is in place. Staff are currently compiling a list which will now be finalised once they have used the space for a while. The furniture will enable flexible learning spaces to facilitate children working collaboratively in teams to explore solving real life problems involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.


The STEM Works program will give our teachers the specialist facilities they need to:

  • inspire innovation and creativity
  • stimulate imagination
  • challenge students

Bob Thiele, Principal



Holly Unit Redevelopment


Student Free Day


The Student Free Day last week was once again linked to “Plusness” which includes essential ingredients to create powerful, independent learners. We built on the concepts previously covered: The Learning Pit, Metacognition, Intellectual Stretch, Growth Mindset, High Challenge and focussed on Student Influence in their own learning. This is termed student “agency”.


Agency is the power to act – informed/empowered/enabled learners


In summary, sustained higher achievement is possible when teachers use pedagogical approaches that enable students to take charge of their own learning. Such approaches do not leave the students ‘to discover’ in an unstructured environment. Rather, they are highly structured in supporting student agency and sustained and thoughtful engagement. For example, they foster students’ abilities to define their own learning goals, ask questions, anticipate the structure of curriculum experiences, use metacognitive strategies when engaging with curriculum, and self-monitor.


This is another step in addressing the External School Review direction: Improve student agency in learning by strengthening the feedback culture to align with success criteria, established with learners, and underpinned by high expectations.


Teachers examined carefully what they are currently doing in promoting student agency by using Roger Hart’s Ladder of Participation:

They then planned their next few weeks’ learning program with a focus on increasing student agency.

Bob Thiele, Principal

School News

Fathers Day Stall

Thank you to the parents/caregivers, students and staff who supported the Fathers Day Stall.  The stall raised $1403.00 which is a fantastic effort. Thank you to the parents who assisted with making of items for sale and helping on the stall.

Fundraising Committee

School Assembly

Parents/Caregivers are invited to attend the Assembly on Friday 15/9 from 9:00am.  We will be acknowledging the work that June Liston has done over the years as a cleaner and active volunteer for our school and wish her well in her retirement.  Please stay and enjoy a coffee/tea after the event.


Our school has recently received some confirmed cases of Influenza A.

Symptoms of Influenza include: Fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, running nose, sore throat and cough. Influenza is confirmed by laboratory examination of mucus from the nose or throat. Influenza is spread when infected airborne droplets produced by coughing or sneezing come into contact with the mucous membrane lining the nose and mouth. Infection can also be spread by contact with hands, tissues and other items infected with nose and throat discharges.

The Incubation period (time between becoming infected and developing symptoms) is 1-3 days. The Infectious period (time during which an infected person can infect others) is 1 day before the onset of symptoms and 3-5 days after the onset of symptoms in adults; up to 21 days in children.

A person with the above symptoms should be excluded from school until they feel well. Good hand washing routines will help control the spread of infection, washing hands after sneezing, coughing or after contact with nose and throat discharges or articles soiled by these. Wipe down frequently touched surfaces regularly with a damp cleaning cloth and detergent. Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue or your arm, not with your hand and place tissues in the rubbish bin immediately and then wash hands.

Hat Policy

According to our Sun Policy all students are required to wear hats when outside from 1 September to 30 May.

Please ensure that your child has a broad brimmed hat at school each day. These can be purchased from the Dress Code Shop or the Front Office. There are also many hats in lost property in each unit.  It is recommended that all hats are clearly marked with your child's name so they can be returned if found.

Bob Thiele, Principal

Morphett Vale Youth Club 50th Anniversary

Founded in 1967 we celebrate 50 years this year.  An Anniversary celebration dinner and reunion is planned for Saturday 21/10.  Past members and officials are invited.  If you wish to attend, register your interest with Neville Gibbs 0419326204 or email [email protected] and further information will be forwarded.

Important Message for Parents as Partners in Children's Learning


Earn and Learn

Hurry, hurry... The Earn & Learn promotion will finish on Tuesday 19/9. Please return all completed and partially completed sheets to Library staff.  If you have any loose stickers please return these as well. Thank you for supporting this event.

Debbie Scarff, Library SSO

Entertainment Book

If you are interested in purchasing an Entertainment Book offering discounts at various venues please see Tracy Rowley, Finance Manager. Only 1 left going at a discount price of $60.00 - be quick to avoid disappointment.

Whooping Cough

We wish to advise that we have had a confirmed case of Whooping Cough in the Stillwell Unit. Whooping Cough (Pertussis) is a bacterial infection of the nose and throat and is spread by respiratory droplets. The illness often begins with cold-like symptoms of runny nose, watery eyes, low fever and general unwellness, although symptoms can differ from person to person. After 3-7 days a dry cough develops and can be present for many weeks and last for months. Prolonged fits of coughing occur, immediately followed by a deep breath in, resulting in the typical whoop-hence the name whooping cough. Some may even vomit due to coughing. Whooping cough is highly infectious.

The incubation period (time between becoming infected and developing symptoms) is most commonly 7-10 days. The infectious period is when the cold like symptoms occur in the early stages.

A person with whooping cough is to be excluded from school until 5 days after starting antibiotic treatment. If not treated, they should be excluded for 21 days from the start of symptoms.

Diagnosis is made by a doctor either by testing the mucus from the nose or throat or by blood test. Anyone with suspicious symptoms should see their doctor.

Slapped Cheek Virus

A case of Slapped Cheek has been reported in the Castle Unit. Slapped Cheek may appear with cold-like symptoms, then two to five days later, the child typically develops a ‘slapped cheek’ rash on the face and a lacy red rash on the trunk and limbs. The child is not very ill, though the rash may be itchy.  

The rash disappears after 7-10 days, although it may come and go for several weeks, often in response to heat. The infection is diagnosed by a blood test.

Spread of infection is by direct or indirect connection with airborne droplets from coughing or sneezing. Once the rash appears, the person is no longer infectious.

The Incubation period (time between becoming infected and developing symptoms) is 4-14 days from exposure, though may be up to 20 days. The Infectious period (time during which an infected person can infect others) in most cases, not infectious once the rash appears. People are contagious before they develop the rash. It is recommended to wash hands regularly and clean surfaces contaminated by discharges from the nose or throat. Pregnant women who have been exposed to the virus should seek the advice of their Doctor.

Sports Day News

Hackham East School Sports Day

Parents/Caregivers, family and friends are invited to attend Sports Day at Hackham East Primary School on Friday 22/9. Sports Day will be begin at 9:00am - please see the program attached below.


2017 poses a lot of questions in our new look Sports Day. This year in an effort to engage the community we have restructured our Sports Day to include multiple ‘Sports’ rather than ‘Athletics’. As part of this we have invited local clubs and sporting organisations to run stations and set up stalls with information about how to register to play for a local club.


We see this year as an important process in our preparation for coordinating a Twilight Sports Day. We hope the attendance for our 2018 Twilight Sports Day will mirror the attendance of our Christmas concerts and provide more opportunity for parents to attend and give our students an opportunity to perform in front of a large audience.


We keep our fingers and toes crossed that Friday Week 9 provides us with good weather. In the event of rain, regular classes will commence and Sports Day will be rescheduled for Friday of week 10.


Team colours have been allocated for each student. If unsure please look at the list posted in the window by the entrance to the Health room.


Students can dress in their team colours on the day.  Please make sure that students are wearing suitable footwear for sporting events and all students need to be wearing a school dress code hat.

If students are using coloured hairspray please make sure that this is used at home and not at school for the safety of children/adults who may have respiratory conditions.


Tea and Coffee will be available for visitors in the Penney Unit, Conference Room during Sports Day. Come along and take a break during recess and lunch times.


We look forward to seeing you and enjoying a wonderful day of supporting our students.

Gab Martin & Derryn Amoroso, PE/Health Teachers


Canteen News

Sausage Sizzle

Notes have been sent home to students regarding a Sausage Sizzzle to be held on Friday 22/9 (Sports Day).  Parents/Caregivers, family and friends can also pre order.  Please state the name of your child's teacher and the order will be available from the classroom on the day. Sausages will be available on the day.  Please return all orders by Wednesday 20/9.  Spare order forms are available from the Canteen - please see Coralie Goodman, Canteen Manager.

Sports Day

Drinks and ice-creams will be available from the Canteen during Sports Day.  Prices range from $0.60 to $1.00.  

Tea and coffee will be availale for visitors in the Penney Unit, Conference Room.  Please feel free to drop in at any time during Sports Day.


Volunteers are a valuable asset and ensure that the Canteen can continue to offer food for students and staff.  If you are available to assist in the Canteen, any time you are able to help would be very much appreciated.  

The Canteen also caters for events held at our school and volunteers are needed to either prepare food beforehand or assist on the day.

Please see Coralie Goodman, Canteen Manager or Scott Megson, Senior Leader,  if you would like any further information.


What’s been happening at OSHC

Last week, we held the “OSHC Royal Show” for those children who attended on the student free/school closure days. The children started the show off by decorating Show bags and designing outfits for their Fashion Parade. We rolled out the golden runway and the children showed off their outfits. Even Buster the cat had a stroll down the catwalk. We had cupcake hats, newspaper dresses, Batman and even Captain Underpants made an appearance.















The children were then given some ‘Show money’ to spend on sideshow alley. It was a great opportunity for children to practice their math skills and also to learn that if you want more money, you have to ‘earn it’. They took turns managing the stalls and some enterprising young children, earnt their money by doing extra chores.















No Show is complete without a farmyard nursery, and Penny the rabbit was very happy to have the children spend time with her for pats and treats.

One of the highlights was the cake decorating competition. There were lots of wonderful entries, with our winner designing a rainbow and then decorating with flowers and sprinkles.














The Show ended with our animal judging, the children dressing up the toy animals and putting them through their paces. We even had a few doing flips and tricks.











Overall it was a great opportunity for the children to develop communication skills, experience ‘the Show’, work as a team and just have lots of fun!

Vacation Care News

Last week we received our craft order all ready for Vacation Care. The children were keen on helping me unpack it, so they could get a sneak peek at all the scratch art activities we have and the beautiful ceramic items they will be able to decorate.

You may remember from your childhood days colouring in with crayons, painting over in black paint and scratching out patterns with a stick, knife or razor blade. Fortunately we don’t use razor blades and knives anymore, but do have specially designed sticks for the children to use. We will be creating our own scratch art paper, but have also got dragons, bookmarks, cards, masks, flowers, door hangers, photo frames and more for the children to design and create.













We also have some beautiful ceramic items that the children will be able to decorate/design. They will be able to choose from mugs, money boxes, tea-light holders, bowls, plates, vases, pots and more to create a design of their choice and to take home to keep. We have specially designed pens to decorate with, which will allow the children to have more control of their designs than paint would.

Is your child feeling adventurous? Book them in to our excursion to Morialta Conservation Park to be among the first to explore possibly the world’s biggest Nature Playground! Only just opened the playground is designed to fit in with the natural environment, respect the traditional owners and push children to their limits in a safe and supportive setting. We will be spending the day at the Conservation Park, where children will have the opportunity to play on the playground, build cubbies, look for tadpoles and yabbies in the creek and explore the park. Even the educators are excited about this excursion.


Last newsletter I said I may have some news regarding the January 2018 holidays. Well I can let you in on a bit of a surprise. Our Educators are currently making plans for an OSHC sleepover. The location and details are still to be decided, but our last one (the Zoo Snooze in January 2016) was so successful that we are keen to have another one. I will let you know more details after the October holidays.


If you would like to book a day or two, or even the whole October holidays, please contact us on 0499 228 039 or email [email protected] or complete the booking form and return to OSHC or the Front Office.


Did You Know?

Did you know that OSHC is required to develop a curriculum (program) and document each child’s progress for every individual child that attends?


This is essentially what Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice means. You may remember from last newsletter that I mentioned Hackham East Primary School OSHC received Exceeding Expectations in this area. This means that not only are we doing what is required, but we go above and beyond. So what does this all mean and why should you care?


Just like schools, OSHC has a national curriculum called “My Time, Our Place”. For those of you familiar with childcare, you may have heard of the “Early Years Learning Framework”, which essentially is the same, but at a younger developmental level. We are required to program using the five outcomes of this as our core.

We are also required to document and report to parents on each individual child’s progress, just like schools do. The difference is our reports must be ongoing (not just at specific times) and we have more flexibility in what they look like.


So What Does All This Look Like and Mean at Hackham East OSHC?

To start with our program is child focussed, so in order to encourage children to be autonomous (able to do things themselves without help) we have them design our program. Every few weeks I give the children a blank program and they write/draw their ideas. We also have other ways of getting their input, through our Ideas Book, during Vacation Care I have a memo on the OSHC phone that the children will tell me all their ideas and I continually add until the end of the holidays (this is why they all like sitting up the back of the bus on excursions, so they can tell me what we should do next holidays) and we have the OSHC Daily Diary, the children can add their ideas/thoughts/feelings to.


All of these ideas are collated together and I sift through them, taking into account parent’s wishes, safety, practicality, costs, resources, critical reflections staff have made on previous activities, child observations, child interests, child needs and the My Time Our Place outcomes. This then becomes our program for Before/After School or Vacation Care.


As the program is rolled out, Educators critically reflect after each activity and make notes about what worked, what went wrong, how could we extend that activity and so on. We also record and document observations in the form of photos, samples of work, observations/learning stories etc. Every child has a folder which we collect all this information in. Most children know where theirs is, but if you are unsure, just ask an educator and they will be more than happy to show you. All of this is then used to create the next program.


You might be thinking, this sounds great but why should I care, I just want my child to have fun and make friends. And that is exactly why we do all this planning and recording. OSHC is about socialising and having fun. Our curriculum has five outcomes, based on this.

  1. “Children have a strong sense of identity”
  2. “Children are connected with and contribute to their world”
  3. “Children have a strong sense of wellbeing”
  4. “Children are confident and involved learners”
  5. “Children are effective communicators”

You may have noticed the outcomes on our programs. They remind Educators to focus on that outcome during the activity. For example, the children may be doing an art activity, but the outcome is no. 5 “Children are effective communicators”, so Educators will role model following instruction manuals or good manners, such as please and thank you, or focus on how to hold a conversation, or how to share/take turns. All of these skills are needed in order for children to socialise with their peers and also allow the children to have fun.

You still might not be too fussed by why and how we do all of this, but the one wonderful thing that comes out of it all, is at the end of the year, every child will have a book created with all their photos, observations/learning stories and some of their artwork collected throughout the year and gifted to you. For the Educators, seeing the families receive this and the joy it brings is worth all the hard work we put in.


If you would like to keep up to date on all things OSHC, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HackhamEastOSHC/ and

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hackhameastoshc/.

Jacky Smith, OSHC Director

Pastoral Care  News

Shared Lunch

On Tuesday 12/9 members of the Hackham Family Church and Arise Christian Church provided a shared lunch for the staff and community.  We thank them for their generosity and time with the preparation of a wonderful meal.  It was a time for the staff and community to come together.


Shoe Box of Love

A reminder that all donations for the Christmas Shoe Box of Love need to be made by Friday 22/9. Donations can be left in the box at the Front Office, with the class teacher  or please see me if you would like to make up a box yourself.  Notes have been sent home to each family with suggestions for items to be donated.  Thank you for your support and generosity.


Cherie Love, Pastoral Care Worker


Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign

Please see the attachment re: "Get the Facts about Immunisation" Campaign launched by the Australian Government.


School Crossing Monitors

Term 3

Week 9 (18/9-22/9)


Zoe Moore

Rose-Marie Ralston

Tanyka Dennis


Grace Connolly

Kekoa Jordan

Caitlin Read



Week 10 (25/9-29/9)


Simone Blyth

Haylee Williams

Natasha Mazik


Ella Salter

Phoenix Bruse

Stephany Mason

Dates to Remember

Diary Dates

Fridays - Afternoon Tea held in the Conference Room, Penney Unit from 2:30pm.

All parents/carers welcome.

September 2017

Friday 15 September - 9:00am School Assembly, Penney Unit followed by morning tea

Friday 15 September - 1:30pm Governing Council Meeting

Friday 22 September - Sports Day from 9:00am

Friday 29 September - 2:00pm Finish - Last Day of Term 3

October 2017

Monday 16 October - Student Free Day

Tuesday 17 October - First Day of Term 4 for Students

Community News

Get Hooked

Join the Fleurieu Fishing Studies and try your hand at fishing.  Held on Saturday 7/10 from 8:00am-12:00pm at Park on Weatherald Terrace, Pt Noarlunga and meet at the boardwalk.  Free.  Suitable for 8-18yr olds.  Ph 81865133 for more information or to book - bookings essential.


Siblings In Focus

Structed program for 8-12yr old siblings of children with special needs, disabilities and/or chronic illness.  Held on Wednesday 11/10 and Friday 13/10 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Family Connections Hackham, 72 Collins Pde, Hackham.  Registration essential - Ph Tanya 81866944.  Free program - food provided.


Financial Counselling

Uniting Communities supports people who are struggling to manage their finances.  Your counselling session is FREE, confidential and independent.  Held Tuesday each fortnight from 18/7 (9:30am-2:00pm) at Community Connections Hackham, 72 Collins Pde, Hackham.  Ph 82025010 to make an appointment.


Community Expo

Hear from a number of Community Groups who support Children and Families in our area.  Chat over a sausage sizzle and listen to our key-note speaker (Julie Clifton) "Keeping our Children and Young People Cyber Safe".  Held on Wednesday 25/10 at Morphett Vale Primary School, Lawrence St, Morphett Vale from 3:30-6:00pm.  Guest speaker from 6:00-7:00pm.  


Host Families Needed

Why not volunteer to host an international student from France, Italy or Spain next year.  We have a small group of delightful students coming to Australia for 11 weeks to immerse in local Australian culture, experience our secondary schools, sports, environment and lifestyle.  All these international students are aged 15-16yrs, speak excellent English, have their own spending money, cover all school expenses and we arrange all aspects of their program.  If you would like to know more please email your interest to ICM [email protected], Ph Georgie or Anja 1800500501 or visit our website www.icm-education.com.


Tax Help

Tax Help is a FREE and confidential service offered by a group of trained community volunteers.  They provide help to people on low incomes (around $60000 or less) with simple tax affairs to complete their tax returns online with myTax.  Available every Friday during September and October at AnglicareSA, 111 Beach Rd, Christies Beach.  Ph Georgina 81868900 to make an appointment.


Tenants Information & Advisory Service

Do you have questions about your rights and responsibilites as a tenant?  Are you having issues with your tenancy?  Would you like to discuss your concerns in a confidential and informal setting?  A Tenancy Information Session will be held on Tuesday 19/9 from 1:00-3:00pm at Junction Australia, Hackham Community Centre, 72 Collins Pde, Hackham.  Ph Michelle or Sue 81866944 to register.


Family Court

If you need to attend the Family Court in Adelaide you can request a Women's Information Service Court Support volunteer to go with you.  For more information Ph 83030590 or email [email protected]


Noarlunga Leisure Centre Wacky Wednesday

Held on Wednesday 4/10 and 11/10 at Noarlunga Leisure Centre from 10:00am-1:00pm (Pool fun) and 1:00-3:00pm (Dry Activities).  Cost $14.00 per child.  Ph 83841144 for more information.


National Photographic Competition

Primary and Secondary school students are encouraged to get ready to grab their trusty camera, mobile phones or tablet and capture images that promote "Healthy Life - Healthy You" for a chance to win a range of great prizes. Competition closes on 8/10.  Visit www.yourhelathlinkphotocomp.com.au for more information.

Money Matters

Free 6 week Women's only course mastering your money.  Commences on Tuesday 24/10 from 9:30am-12:30pm at Marionlife, 887 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park.  Ph 82770304 to register.

Child/ren With A Disability or Developmental Delay 

Are you part of a family with a child/ren with a disability and/or developmental delay (diagnosis not required)?  If so, join us for a FREE information Session on Friday 22/9 from 9:30-10:30am at Hackham West Children's Centre Unit, 50 Glynville Dr, Hackham West.  Ph Milan 0403369791 for more information.


Kumon offers study in both Maths & English to assist children to either catch up or to advance their study study skills.  Students can start at any time in the year, including school holidays.  Ph Kristene Martin on 83260008 for more information.

Fairies and Dragons

Fairies and dragons aren't just for children, adults love them too.  At Community Connections Hackham we are having 3 special days where community members can come along and create their own fairy or dragon garden to take home and enjoy. Held on 3/10 and 4/10.  See details in the attachment.


Train the Facilitator: The Garden

The Garden Therapeutic Group is one of a range of programmes designed by Together4Kids  for infants and toddlers 0-4yrs accompanied by a parent.  Held on 27/9 and 28/9 from 9:30am-4:00pm at Hackham West Children's Centre Unit, 50 Glynville Dr, Hackham West.  Ph 82458190 for more information.


Indoor Soccer

If you are interested in playing Indoor Soccer on a Tuesday after school at Action Sports & Inflatable World, 205-207 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale contact Sam 0416039710 or 83841244.  Divisions are U10's, U12's and U13's.  Game fees $7.00 per game and $10.00 registration fee.  First game Tuesday 17/10.

Technology & Maker Expo

Open your eyes to a whole new world and discover some of the latest and coolest tech around. Suitable for all ages.  Held on 23/9 from 10:00am-4:00pm at Woodcroft Community Centre, 175 Bains Rd, Morphett Vale.  Ph 83840050 or visit www.onkapringacity.com/libraries for more information.


Play Cricket

A fun, safe way to play cricket.  Visit playcricket.com.au to find your local program.  Supported by Adelaide Strikers and SACA.

What's Your Story

Bring a photo of your community and share your story.  Held on Tuesday 26/9 from 1:00-3:00pm at 72 Collins Pde, Hackham.  Free.  Ph 81866944 for more information.  Creche provided.


Cyber Safety and Security

A ThinkUKnow cyber safety and security presentation will take place on Saturday 23/9 from 11:00am-12:00pm at Woodcroft Community Centre, 175 Bains Rd, Morphett Vale.  Ph 83840050 to book.


NDIS Pathway & Readiness Information Session

Would you like more information on how to access the scheme or help to prepare for your NDIS planning appointment?  An information session held at Marion RSL Sub Branch, 31 Norfolk Rd, Marion on Wednesday 27/9 from 1:00-2:30pm.  Ph 0475971403 to register.  For more information visit www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-ready.html or https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/firstplan.html.


Suicide Prevention Network

As a community led endeavour, a suicide prevention network works towards reducing the stigma of suicide, encouraging community connectedness and provididng information and education regarding available help for the communities of Onkaparinga.  Would you like to hear more?  Held on the third Monday of each month at Christies Beach Surf Life Saving Club from 6:00pm.  Ph Priah 83840666 for more information.


Warriparinga Youth & Community Events

Kumangka Paringa.  Held on Friday 6/10 from 9:30am-3:00pm at Wariparinga Way, Bedford Park for 8-20yr olds.  Community event held on Wednesday 11/10 at Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga Way, Bedford Park from 10:00am-3:00pm.


HEPS Newsletter
Get hooked 7 October.pdf
Siblings in Focus 11-10 and 13-10.pdf
Financial Counselling T3 2017.pdf
Financial Counselling T3 2017.pdf
Financial Counselling T3 2017.pdf
Community Expo.pdf
Free Tax Help appointments.pdf
Tenants Information and Advisory Service.pdf
Wacky Wed Noarlunga.pdf
Fairy Garden Holiday.pdf
TrainThe Facilitator_The GardenGroup_Sept2017_Final.pdf
Technology and Maker Expo.pdf
Photo Onka Group.pdf
Think U Know Technology and the Internet.pdf
Suicide Prevention Network.pdf
Warriparinga Community Event 11-10.pdf
Kumangka Paringa Youth Event 6-10.pdf
Parents Reading to Children.pdf
Parents Reading to Children.pdf
Reading to Kids Ending Too Early.pdf
Sports Day Timetable Friday 22-09-2017.pdf
Vacation Care October 2017 Program.pdf
Vac Care booking sheet October 2017.pdf
Childhood Immunisation Education Program.pdf