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We are entering P21!
of the Panalatinga Environmental Reserve
Priorities 2000 What have we done this year?
Priority 2: Thinking Skills and Students with High Intellectual Potential
Priority 3: Boys and Education
Priority 4: Mathematics
At next Tuesdays staff meeting staff and parents will be reviewing these priorities and will start to plan for the next three years. Have you any thoughts? Should some or all of these be continued? Are there new trends that schools need to take on? We need to remember too, that the Department has a three-year plan and schools are expected to address some of their directions when making their individual plans.
JARS, JARS, JARS
We would like to thank the following for their kind donations towards our student enterprise - K.W. Wholesalers, Coles, Bunnings, Bi-Lo, Target, Woolworths, Solver Paints, Haynes Paints.
Thanks to the Onkaparinga Council for the marquee area for Our Patch launch and our entertainment. Onkaparinga Catchment Water Management Board for funding the Investigator Water Care Wagon and Onkaparinga Water Watch Network for providing their interactive stall all free of charge!
Each year we recognise and celebrate the great work that our teachers do in our school.
This year, we are focussing on how teachers have had significant, positive effects on our lives. Well share some anecdotes with our students at a whole school assembly in the hall at 11.00am on World Teachers Day Friday 27 October.
Some School Councillors have offered to share a short anecdote at the assembly about a special teacher in their life. If you would like to share how a teacher from your school days had a significant and positive effect on your life, please contact Doug MacLean. If you cant make the assembly, perhaps your child could relate your experience!
Parents are most welcome to come to our World Teachers Day assembly.
The tickets for all day rides will be on sale Friday morning before school and 3.00 3.30pm on Friday. The ride pass is from 10.30am till 3.30pm on the day and you can get your stamp from the ticketing booth from 10.00am.
If you have not purchased a pass before Sunday then the cost will be $15.00 for an unlimited ride pass or $3.00 per ride. This is for all oval rides, there are 7 different rides on the oval.
We will be collecting the tents and trestles on Friday night at 5pm from Blackwood and we need a few helpers to load the truck and unload it back at the school. If you can help please ring Georgie on 83872230. The setting up of tents will commence at 1.00pm on Saturday and we would love more helpers. Once Gala Day is finished we will be dismantling at 4.00pm and loading the truck from 5 5.30pm and once again I will need at least 4-6 men to follow the truck up to Blackwood to unload.
I know that everyone is helping where they can and on
behalf of the committee and school I would like to thank the efforts of
students, teachers and parents and hope that everyone enjoys themselves on
on Happy Valley School
Council Discussion regarding
resources from the Department
School Council recently received a letter from the Primary Principals Association inviting schools to lobby for particular resources.
The four areas were:
After discussing our specific school needs and the merits of each option we prioritised these areas.
The primary requirement was for extra SSO¹s as it was felt that this would give teachers extra time to allow them to focus even more on teaching.
second preference was for access to school councillor facilities/time to
deal with student issues which teachers/principals were either not
equipped or did not have time to deal with. Topical items included
school bullying and grief counselling as well as a broader range of
Our third preference was reading recovery support and lastly, PE support.
letter has been sent to the local State Member, Mr. R.Such indicating
the schools preferences in resource allocation.
The aim was to develop creative thinking skills through the medium of cartooning. Our students entries can be viewed outside the LJ Hooker office at the Happy Valley Shopping Centre.
Congratulations to Rory Porter and Kerri Duncan on both being awarded State finalists!
Ridge & M Gabb
Friday 6 October Happy Valley School participated in the SAPSASA District
Athletics Day at Flinders University.
Many thanks to all the parents who transported and stayed and helped out on the day.
Congratulations to Brett Varnhagen, Narelle Smith, Trent Spacie, Johnathan Peecock, Ian McAvaney, Samantha Gross, Phil Nicolle, Stefan Potts, Stefi Bochenski and Tyson Slattery who made our district state day and will be participating in the Metropolitan State Day at Santos Stadium on Friday 26 October.
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