WELCOME TO OUR NEW CHILDREN
On Wednesday last week, eight new Reception children
started at Happy Valley for the first time. These
children are spread across the existing Reception
classes. A special welcome to Jake R., Melissa A. and
Chloe T., who are in Lyn Smart's class, to Rory T. and
Sasha N., in Abby Ingham's class and also to Lachlan F.,
Hana W. and Toby W., in Joyce Kerr's class. All have
settled in really well.
We welcome, also, a number of other students who have
come to Happy Valley from a number of other schools. At
our assembly last Friday we welcomed Rhys S., Milan
N-H., Sarah B. and Charli R-K.
We are really pleased to be able to have all of these
children and their families at Happy Valley.
Joyce Kerr with
Lachlan F., Hana W. and Toby W.
Abby Ingham with Rory T. and Sasha N.
Jenna Knight in for Lyn Smart with Jake R., Melissa A.
and Chloe T
CLASSES AND NUMBERS FOR 2011
We are currently examining our numbers for 2011. At this
stage it remains unclear just how many classes we will
have in either Junior Primary or Primary. Although we
try very hard to be accurate about new children coming
and those leaving it is still too early to make a call.
In addition there will be a new funding model from the
start of 2011, which may or may not have an impact on
how many classes we start with. We will keep you
informed as the situation becomes more clear.
In assembly these people have been presented school
Respect -- Sarah D., Isaac V., Jake H., Max M.
At our Junior Primary assembly this week, several
children received awards for demonstrating one of the
Program Achieve Keys for Success -- Organisation,
Getting Along, Confidence, Persistence and Resilience.
Congratulations to Chelsea Z., Naomi B., Talissa M.,
Latisha K., Jayda L., Jasmine W., Gypsy H., Ewan M.,
Dechlan H., Ashleigh B., Cassidee F., Emily W., Ella C.
and Ella G. Two students also received awards for
demonstrating one of our school values -- Respect,
Responsibility and Integrity. Congratulations to Jamie
B. and India H.
Each year we celebrate "World Teachers' Day" on October
29th. This year we will again acknowledge the
wonderful work done by our teachers. We will have a
special assembly on Friday 29th, at which we
will make presentations to our teachers.
This year our Sports Day will be in Week 4 on Friday
November 5th. You may remember that we were
unable to have our usual Sports Day in Term 1, due to
the building works happening on and near the oval. We
are still not sure when the building will be finished
but our Sports Day will go ahead on this day. We may
have to make some minor adaptations, depending on
whether or not the fences are gone but we hope you will
bear with us and come along to support this very
Sports captains are busily preparing their teams for a
number of events, with practices each recess and lunch.
(A sports day programme is included as part of this
School canteen facilities and a sausage sizzle will be
available on the day. Again more information about
special lunch orders is contained in this newsletter.
Class teachers (particularly Junior Primary) would also
welcome a volunteer or two to help out on the day.