|Jackie Norris||Deputy Principal|
|Katharine Pooley||Learning and Wellbeing Coordinator|
|Joanne Aylmore||SSO – Business Manager|
|Joanne Hines||SSO – Administration|
|Chantel Merrett||SSO – Administration|
|Chrissy Thomas||SSO – Administration|
|Junior Primary Unit|
|Amy Lawson||Teacher – Reception|
|Jackie Wood/Angela Kay||Teacher – Reception|
|Vanessa Chaptini||Teacher - Reception/Year 1|
|Lesia Phillips||Teacher – Year 1|
|Middle Primary Unit|
|Sally Perry/Dean Carter||Teacher – Year 1/2|
|Liz Loveday/Merri James||Teacher – Year 2/3|
|Cameron Wright||Teacher – Year 3|
|Upper Primary Unit|
|Claire Bosworth||Teacher - Year 4|
|Wendy Lane||Teacher – Year 5/6|
|Kathryn Liscombe||Teacher – Year 5/6|
|Angela Kay||Teacher – Digital Technologies|
|Anna Charlesworth||Teacher – Japanese|
|Dean Carter||Teacher – Physical Education & Health|
|Angela Kay||Teacher – Performing Arts/Choir|
|Lauren Rawling||Teacher – SAKG Kitchen|
|Student Service Officer (SSO)|
|Carlee Hay||SSO – Class Support|
|Courtney Matthews||SSO – Class Support|
|Alex Moore||SSO – Class Support|
|Robyn Overduin||SSO – Library|
|Wendy Nicolle||SSO – Class Support/SAKG Garden Specialist|
|Pastoral Care Worker||TBA|
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: 30 January - 14 April
Term 2: 1 May - 7 July
Term 3: 24 July - 29 September
Term 4: 16 October - 15 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
Order through the Qkr! App for easy payment. For instructions on downloading the Qkr! App please click here.....
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:
Paul Taylor - Principal (ex officio)
Jackie Norris - Deputy Principal
Kelly Caddle - Chairperson
James Rundell - Deputy Chairperson
Corryn Thomas - Secretary
Karla Brown - Treasurer
Tara Allen - Member
Lauren Ash - Member
Tahnee Eldridge - Member
Michael Field - Member
Kathryn Liscombe - Teacher Representative
Trudy McCard - Member
Kim Missen - Member
Helen Morgan - Member
Wendy Nicolle - Community Member
Jane Rymell - Member
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
Class Placement Policy
Parent Bushfire Information
Parent Information - Raising a Concern
Raising a Complaint with DECD
School student use of mobile phones and personal devices
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.