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Yes we can do it!

Yes we can do it!

As the year no longer feels new and Grade 10 not so scary, we can finally say that we are able to “read” our code and that the programs are actually starting to make logical sense. We are able to create a variety of programs that are reusable and we are seeing ways that these programs can be applied to[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 High School, Information Technology
Electricity and all that jazz in Grade 10

Electricity and all that jazz in Grade 10

In Grade 10, the Physical Science students start to build series and parallel circuits to calculate the total resistance in the circuit. What always amazes me, is how much more the boys know about this topic than the girls, especially when it comes to the building and applications in everyday life. To all the mothers of little girls: A note[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 High School, Physical Science
Empathy and Gratitude in practise!

Empathy and Gratitude in practise!

Jubilation abounded as the Grade 7 students finally concluded their journey as the parent of a 2,5kg Flour Baby today. Many expressed their gratitude towards parents and loved ones who cared for, nurtured and agonised over them over the past 12 to 13 years of their lives. They also expressed gratitude for being young and carefree with a whole world[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
PASSIONATELY POWERFUL Presentations!

PASSIONATELY POWERFUL Presentations!

Over the past few weeks the Grade 6s, along with the Grade 4s and Grade 5s, have been working very hard on atopic that they absolutely love. The learners were set the task of designing and presenting a Keynote on ” I am Passionate about…” There was great excitement at the thought that they can choose “any” topic they liked. Immediately they were[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Conquering CONTOURS!

Conquering CONTOURS!

Our Grade 5’s have recently tackled the challenging concept of contour lines. This is no easy task, it takes perseverance and intense group planning. We decided that the only way to conquer the concept was to tackle it in true Sun Valley fashion: getting hands on. The Grade 5’s were delighted to hear that they would be creating South Africa[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 4s Cracking Powerful Presentations

Grade 4s Cracking Powerful Presentations

This year Sun Valley launched the Powerful Presentation Competition which focuses on the art of Keynote. Being a digital school, we utilized the iPads in class and set about to create presentations that showcased the topic that we were most passionate about. The competition was aimed at the InterSen Phase and challenged our Grade 4s to really put in the[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Cultivating an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE in Grade R!

Cultivating an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE in Grade R!

This term we continue to Crack Success at Sunbird by focusing our energy on being grateful. The power of gratitude has been embedded throughout our daily routine as both teachers and children work at adopting an attitude of gratitude! During our morning check-in we take time to recognise our blessings, re-frame our negative emotions and express our thankfulness to those around[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Valley Vocals SHINE at National Choir Festival

Valley Vocals SHINE at National Choir Festival

  George Choir Festival, 9-11 August 2018 When one mentions  “Sun Valley” there are a few things that immediately spring to mind such as “no homework” or “sporting school”. However, 2018 has seen the birth of a new direction in bringing balance to life by growing our arts & music culture. With the introduction of the new Silvermine Music Academy[Read More…]

by August 15, 2018 Creative Expression, Music, Primary
Would Shakespeare RAP?

Would Shakespeare RAP?

How do I compare thee to hip hop? Let’s face it: Shakespeare had a way with words. In fact, he invented a few. And for his time he was a phenomenon. The fact that we study his sonnets and plays hundreds of years after they were written is a testimony to his talent. BUT, how do you get 16- year-[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 English, High School
MAPPING our way through Grade 11 Geography!

MAPPING our way through Grade 11 Geography!

The Grade 11s have been hard at work, mastering their Mapwork Skills in Geography. Today’s focus was on interpreting Orthophoto maps and Aerial photographs.

by August 8, 2018 Geography, High School