VOLUME 3 1 March 2001
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ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING 2001
EDUCATING FOR THEIR FUTURE NOT OUR PAST.
An Interview with Fraulein Kuhlenbeck
to Adelaide’s hottest summer on record.
How are you enjoying the heat?
Which part of Germany do you come from?
What three things will you tell people about when you get back to Germany?
Have you visited any other places in South Australia other than Happy
on the Yorke Peninsula, I went up and down the streets of Hahndorf a few
times and I have been to the Clare Valley to visit a German language
assistant over there.
I really enjoyed the landscape in that area and was fascinated by
I intend to explore South Australia even more.
It is a beautiful state.
What do you like about Happy Valley School?
Overall, Happy Valley School is a very pleasant place to be !
Fundraising At Happy Valley School
is it organised?
These questions are often asked by parents and because we are approaching our first fundraising activities, we thought we should provide some clarification for you.
Firstly – the central parent/staff body is the Governing Council, which has many functions, one of which is to monitor the whole school budget. The 2001 budget, which was accepted at the A.G.M. in November 2000, included an amount of $7500 as a target for the Fundraising Committee.
Fundraising Committee is a sub committee of Governing Council Fundraising.
Georgie Goldfinch convenes it and reports to Governing Council each
Other committee members are Dianne Gordon, Chris Rogge, Cathy
Andrew, Brian Marshall and Di Neill.
Last year we had a gala day, but we’ve decided to hold these every other year. This year, to achieve the $7500 target, the fundraising committee will organise the following:
The ‘athons’ will link in with the classroom learning program and funds raised will go towards future library resources. We will expect all families to participate in these activities.
The second and separate body to Governing Council and one that also reports to Governing Council each month, is the Parent Club. Parent Clubs or Parents and Friends as they are called in some schools, have had a long tradition of working for the school but with a slightly different role to the main body (Governing Council). Fundraising activities for Parent Clubs vary from school to school and our Parent Club is very energetic and keen to raise money which is a great advantage to the school.
While we encourage all parents to respond to the great ideas Parent Club has planned, all parents have the choice to participate or not to participate.
Parent Club has annual commitments to pay e.g. Year 7 Graduation Novels, but mostly their funds go towards a special project, which for this year is a pergola/verandah between the Unit 4 block and the toilets. This is to provide a shelter from the sun and rain.
The Parent Club has been announced in the newsletter before but Executive committee is Sandie Hutchings, Sharon Kreslin and Julie Zowtyj.
A third fundraising body that has evolved over the past four years is the Pedal Prix group, which raises money solely to support those Year 5/6/7 students who participate in the wonderful Pedal Prix weekend in September. Their fundraising activities occur during Terms 2 and 3 and parents and staff on that body encourage all parents to respond to their fundraising activities. These will be announced next term in the newsletter.
Key people in the Pedal Prix are Ian Tattersall, Lee Brine, Terry Merritt, John Karran and Wendy Nicolle.
A fourth group is the Kookaburra Council which mostly raises funds through it’s discos, which the students love attending and organising, and causal days. Kookaburra Council has its own
and goals which often include supporting charities and funding student
projects around the school.
We thank you in anticipation and hope those questions have been answered. If they haven’t, please ask continue to ask parents mentioned above or Brian or Di.
|Panalatinga Environmental Reserve
A reminder that we are meeting in Unit 5 on Sunday 4 March between 9.30 and 12.00 to plan the year’s activities and to replant seedlings in tubes.
plan to be there and support this important initiative in our local area -
an area that is used regularly by the children of Happy Valley School for
environmental education activities.
Information on teams, coaches and training times will be made available on the night.
Help & Players
Coaches are needed for U9s and senior’s teams and all teams need managers and First Aid people (except U10s).
GLENELG DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB – Yr. 5,6,7 Boys. Ray Sutton Trials Glenelg Oval 4.30 – 6.00pm Friday nights. Phone Chris on 0417 816821.
HUB NETBALL CLUB – Girls 6-13 years to play at SUNA, Morphett Vale during winter season commencing 23 April. Phone Faye Gardner 83873527 or attend grading at Reynella East High School on 26 March. 11 & under 4.00 – 5.00pm and 13 & under 5.00 – 6.00pm.
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