Our School

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Staff
Leadership
Sue Schmidt Principal
Hazel Robertson Deputy Principal
Dana Lauck Curriculum Co-ordinator
Office Administration
Joanne Aylmore SSO – Administration
Courtney Nicolle SSO – Administration
Joanne Hines SSO – Administration
Trudy McCard SSO – Uniform Shop Manager
Junior Primary Unit
Anthea Bartlett Teacher – Reception
Georgia Brooksby Teacher – Reception/Year 1
Lesia Phillips/Vanessa Chaptini Teacher - Year 1/2
Merri James/Angela Kay Teacher – Year 1/2
Middle Primary Unit
Liz Loveday/Katharine Pooley Teacher – Year 2/3
Prue Cawley/Lauren Rawling Teacher – Year 3
Viki Daher Teacher – Year 4
Natalie Tilling Teacher – Year 4/5
Upper Primary Unit
Claire Bosworth Teacher – Year 5
Wendy Lane Teacher – Year 6/7
Kathryn Liscombe Teacher – Year 6/7
Specialist Teachers
Amanda Gunawan Teacher – Japanese
Dean Carter Teacher – Physical Education & Health
Angela Kay Teacher – Performing Arts/Choir
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
Pastoral Care Worker
The School Day

The School Day at Happy Valley runs as follows:

8.30am - 8.55am Arrive at School
8.55am School Starts
9.10am - 10.00am Lesson
10.00am - 10.50am Lesson
10.50am - 11.10am RECESS
11.10am - 12.05pm Lesson
12.05pm - 12.55pm Lesson
12.55pm - 1.05pm LUNCH - Eating
1.05pm - 1.35pm LUNCH - Playing
1.35pm - 2.25pm Lesson
2.25pm - 3.15pm Lesson
3.15pm School Finishes
3.15pm - 3.30pm Student Pickup
Term Dates

2019

Term 1: 29 January - 12 April
Term 2: 29 April - 5 July
Term 3: 22 July - 27 September
Term 4: 14 October - 13 December

2020

Term 1: 28 January - 9 April
Term 2: 27 April - 3 July
Term 3: 20 July - 25 September
Term 4: 12 October - 11 December

 

Canteen

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.

Sheena-Margot Lavelle

Canteen Manager

Direct Phone Line 8322 6579

 

Term 2 & 3 Winter Menu available here.......... 

Term 1 & 4 Summer Menu available here..........

Order through the Qkr! App for easy payment. For instructions on downloading the Qkr! App please click here.....

Newsletters

2019

Term 3

Week 8 Newsletter - 13th September 2019

Week 6 Newsletter - 29th August 2019
Week 4 Newsletter - 15th August 2019
Week 2 Newsletter - 1st August 2019
Term 3 Planner 2019

Term 2

Week 8 Newsletter - 20th June 2019
Week 6 Newsletter - 6th June 2019
Week 4 Newsletter - 23rd May 2019

Week 2 Newsletter - 9th May 2019
Term 2 Planner 2019

Term 1

Week 10 Newsletter - 5th April 2019

Week 8 Newsletter - 21st March 2019

Week 6 Newsletter - 7th March 2019

Week 4 Newsletter - 21st February 2019

Week 2 Newsletter - 8th February 2019

Term 1 Planner 2019

2018

Term 4

Week 8 - 5th December 2018

Week 6 - 20th November 2018

Week 4 - 6th November 2018

Week 2 - 23rd October 2018

Term 4 - Planner

Term 3

Week 10 - 25th September 2018
Week 8 - 11th September 2018
Week 6 - 28th August 2018
Week 4 - 14th August 2018
Week 2 - 31st July 2018
Term 3 - Planner

Term 2

Week 10 - 3rd July 2018
Week 8 - 19th June 2018
Week 6 - 5th June 2018
Week 4 - 22nd May 2018
Week 2 - 8th May 2018
Term 2 - Planner

Term 1

Week 2 - 3rd April 2018
Week 8 - 20th March 2018
Week 6 - 6th March 2018
Week 4 - 20th February 2018
Week 2 - 6th February 2018
Term 1 - Planner

2017

Term 4

Week 8 - 5th December 2017
Week 6 - 21st November 2017
Week 4 - 7th November 2017
Week 2 - 24th October 2017
Term 4 - Planner

Term 3

Week 10 - 26th September 2017
Week 8 - 12th September 2017
Week 6 - 29th August 2017
Week 4 - 15th August 2017
Week 2 - 1st August 2017
Term 3 - Planner

Term 2

Week 10 - 4th July 2017
Week 8 - 20th June 2017
Week 6 - 6th June 2017
Week 4 - 23rd May 2017
Week 2 - 9th May 2017
Term 2 - Planner

Term 1

Week 10 - 4th April 2017
Week 8 - 21st March 2017
Week 6 - 7th March 2017
Week 4 - 23rd February 2017
Week 2 - 9th February 2017
Term 1 - Planner

2016

Term 4

Week 8 - 8th December 2016
Week 6 - 24th November 2016
Week 4 - 10th November 2016
Week 2 - 27th October 2016
Term 4 - Planner

Term 3

Week 10 - 29th September 2016
Week 8 - 16th September 2016
Week 6 - 2nd September 2016
Week 4 - 18th August 2016
Week 2 - 4th August 2016
Term 3 - Planner

Flexibuzz App

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.

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Governing Council

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:

Sue Schmidt - Principal (ex officio)

Hazel Robertson - Deputy Principal

Michael Field - Chairperson

James Rundell - Deputy Chairperson

Kylie Caruso - Secretary

Trudy McCard - Treasurer

Lauren Ash - Member

Karla Brown - Member

Tahnee Eldridge - Member

Karina Gabell - Member

Melissa Gray - Member

Gina Hattingh - Member

Jane Kennedy - Member

Baden Nicholas - Member

Wendy Nicolle - Member

Martina Porter - Member

Renee Rayment - Member

Jane Rymell - Member

Claire Bosworth - Teacher Representative

Wendy Lane - Teacher Representative

Policies
Annual Report
Context Statement
Site Improvement Plan
School History

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.

External School Review Report October 2017