Happy Valley Primary School students have gone WILD with
their reading and raised $541.00 for people with MS.
There is still time to return sponsorship money and
receive a MS Readathon Wildlife Adventure certificate
and cool reading rewards. Visit
www.msreadathon.org.au for full details.
Congratulations to our school's Wildlife Adventurers:
Ryan B, Shania S, Mikayla S, Kalell K, Kellie M, Holly
P, Olivia W.
PREMIER'S READING CHALLENGE
Congratulations to all the students who participated in
the PRC and who received certificates and medals.
753 schools and 115000 students participated. Happy
Valley was selected as a school of high achievement and
will receive books and a certificate in honour of this
Two students, Nour Sadaka and Holly Weatherall from Mrs
Whisson's and Ms Knight's class, by reading the most
books, will represent the school at a special Premier's
Reception. WELL DONE GIRLS!
Sam and Ben working on the bike
What a great couple of weeks!
The boys' mentoring program has started and has
been very successful so far. Matt and Sam are
doing a great job, and we have received some
great feedback which is always encouraging.
Sam's group have taken on the project of
restoring old bicycles; a good way to engage the
boys in something positive, away from the
technology that drives their world. If you
happen to have any old bikes or scooters lying
around at home that you would like to donate
towards this project, please let me know.
Last Tuesday I was invited to attend the Year 7
transition day for students attending Reynella
East High School next year. I joined them for
the last part of the day which consisted of
strategic games led by the Youth team from Edge
Church. The games were designed to activate the
students in working as a team to complete each
mission. A great way to move our thoughts from
thinking about ourselves, to working as a
community to accomplish things.
Looking forward to all that the next couple of
weeks is going to bring.
Hope to see you at Sports Day on Friday -- GO TEAMS!!
We are very busy getting ready for Christmas Night. This
year, Junior Primary classes will be performing a
Christmas musical, again based on the story of the
Nativity, but with a slightly different perspective. The
choir will be singing a selection of songs and other
classes will also be performing.
Notes will be going home in the next days about
donations for the Christmas Raffle. Please watch for
We will again be seeking your help to make the evening a
success. Governing Council helpers and some other
volunteers will be collecting gold coin donations to
help with the cost of the fireworks display, which seems
to increase each year.
Keep a watch on future newsletters for more information.
SALVATION ARMY COLLECTION
Families should by now have received a red note about
the Salvation Army Christmas Cheer program. You may have
noticed that, as well as food, the Salvation Army are
also requesting gifts, particularly for teenagers. There
will be a collection box in the front office, but you
may also bring gifts on Christmas Night. Many thanks in
MAGGIE BEER IS VISITING HVS
are most fortunate to have the fantastic South
Australian cook, food author, restaurateur and
television personality Maggie Beer, paying our school a
Tuesday afternoon, the 9thNovember.
Maggie is the SA Ambassador for the Stephanie Alexander
Kitchen Garden Programme. After her tour of our garden
and new kitchen area she will address us at a whole
school assembly at about 1.45 pm.
Parents and friends are most welcome to attend to hear
her speak (or maybe even sign a book or two you may
have!). If so, just let Amelia in the front office know
so that we have ample seating provided.
WE NEED POTS!! ALL SIZES!!
There are many activities in the garden that involve the
use of pots: experiments, repotting seedlings before
they go into the big garden as well as potting plants to