|Sue Schmidt||Deputy Principal|
|Dana Lauck||Curriculum Co-ordinator|
|Julie Saffery||SSO – Finance Manager|
|Natalie Schneider||SSO – Administration Manager|
|Catherine Murdoch||SSO – Finance Support|
|Joanne Aylmore||SSO – Administration Support|
|Trudy McCard||SSO – Uniform Shop Manager|
|Junior Primary Unit|
|Isabelle Watts||Teacher – Reception|
|Anthea Bartlett||Teacher – Reception|
|Prue Cawley/Lauren Williams||Teacher – Year 1|
|Lesia Phillips/Bianca Cowell||Teacher – Year 1/2|
|Merri James||Teacher – Year 2|
|Middle Primary Unit|
|Liz Loveday||Teacher – Year 3|
|Olivia Resnais||Teacher – Year 3/4|
|Wendy Lane/Angela Kay||Teacher – Year 4/5|
|Natalie Tilling||Teacher – Year 4/5|
|Upper Primary Unit|
|Claire Bosworth||Teacher – Year 6|
|Alicia Read||Teacher – Year 7|
|Kathryn Liscombe||Teacher – Year 7|
|Sachiyo Yokoi||Teacher – Japanese|
|Dean Carter||Teacher – Physical Education & Health|
|Angela Kay||Teacher – Performing Arts/Choir|
|Lyn Smart||Literacy Support|
|Student Service Officer (SSO)|
|Sheena-Margot Lavelle||SSO – SAKG Kitchen Specialist|
|Cheryl Huxtable||SSO – Class Support|
|Robyn Overduin||SSO – Class Support/Library Officer|
|Wendy Nicolle||SSO – Class Support/SAKG Garden Specialist|
|Louise Hicks||SSO – Class Support|
|Gaby RoseMeyer||SSO – Class Support|
|Pastoral Care Worker|
The School Day at Happy Valley runs as follows:
|8.30am||-||8.55am||Arrive at School|
|12.55pm||-||1.05pm||LUNCH - Eating|
|1.05pm||-||1.35pm||LUNCH - Playing|
Term 1: 29 January - 13 April
Term 2: 30 April - 6 July
Term 3: 26 July - 28 September
Term 4: 15 October - 14 December
Term 1: 29 January - 12 April
Term 2: 29 April - 5 July
Term 3: 22 July - 27 September
Term 4: 14 October - 13 December
Term 1: 28 January - 9 April
Term 2: 27 April - 3 July
Term 3: 20 July - 25 September
Term 4: 12 October - 11 December
The Kookaburra Canteen is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday offering a range of delicious, healthy, homemade meals and snacks.
Our Menu adheres to the Rite Bite SA criteria.
Our aim is to use our own organic produce, fresh and seasonal wherever possible and to encourage our kids to make healthy choices by offering plenty of GREEN foods and fewer AMBER foods.
Please show your support wherever possible and help us to make Happy Valley Primary School a happy, healthy eating school where we can watch our kids thrive!
Thank you and happy eating.
Direct Phone Line 8322 6579
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Here at Happy Valley Primary School we are using the Flexibuzz App for all our communication - events calendar, notices, attendance, payments, contact with office, change of details, school interviews, newsletters, canteen menu, uniform orders and access to the website.
Please Download the Flexibuzz App for your device or computer.
All parents/caregivers are welcome to nominate to be a part of Governing Council at Happy Valley Primary School.
Our Annual General Meeting is held in February each year.
Governing Council meetings are held twice a term, usually on the third and eighth Monday.
The number of parents on council must constitute a majority. In addition to elected parents, a council shall also have as members the Principal of the school (ex officio), representatives of the school staff.
Office bearers are elected for a one year term from members of the Council at the first meeting following the Annual General Meeting. Positions include Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.
The Governing Council monitors the site operations and progress towards the broad directions set and the targets of the Site Learning Plan. This is done at each governing council meeting where the principal and treasurer provide information and data as a part of their reports against the plans, priorities and budget. A summary of these forms the basis of the Annual Report.
Listed below are our current Governing Council Members and their roles:
Debbie Hemming - Principal (ex officio)
Sue Schmidt - Deputy Principal
Michael Field - Chairperson
Shane Bissmire - Deputy Chairperson
Kylie Caruso - Secretary
Trudy McCard - Treasurer
Lauren Bennett - Member
Julie Coe - Member
Karina Gabell - Member
Gina Hattingh - Member
Jane Kennedy - Member
Baden Nicholas - Member
Martina Portman - Member
Alice Rawsthorn - Member
James Rundell - Member
Nicolle Tissen - Member
Claire Bosworth - Teacher Representative
School policies can be downloaded from this page.
You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available here. It is a free download.
Behaviour Education Policy
Behaviour and Consent Agreement
Class Placement Policy
2019 Student Placement Information Form
Parent Bushfire Information
Parent Information - Raising a Concern
Raising a Complaint with DECD
Site Complaint Report
Happy Valley Primary School has a very long history.
In 1852 there was a Happy Valley School but the exact location has not been determined.
In 1896 Happy Valley School was closed because of the Happy Valley Reservoir being built.
The original site is now covered by water.
A new school was opened in 1898. During the next 60 -70 years Happy Valley was a small country school, but it was obvious that urban development would occur.
In 1968 the Education Department purchased eleven acres in anticipation of this growth.
The original school is now Chandlers Hill Kindergarten.
In 1980 a new building was built to the west of Education Road. Enrolments continued to grow and peaked in 1991.
During 1986 it was decided to establish a Junior Primary School which worked with the Primary School.
In 1998 the School celebrated its Centenary.
In 2013 the two schools amalgamated to form Happy Valley Primary School.