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Super Size Soccer Tour

Super Size Soccer Tour

As the June/July school holidays began, It was time for the biggest tour group to depart for the much anticipated Knysna Soccer Tour. With a whopping 48 students, 10 staff members and six vechicles it was time for the fun to begin. A long bus trip allowed the coaches time to connect and set SMART goals for their players and[Read More…]

by July 15, 2019 Sport
Understanding Bullying

Understanding Bullying

Every year different grades touch on what bullying is and what to do when being bullied, but in Grade 6 we decided to dive a bit deeper into this topic. We have looked at the reasons behind bullying, different types of bullying and how to help other people out of a tough situation. The week after exams has been a[Read More…]

by June 7, 2019 Grade 6, Primary
Expanding the Grade 4 family

Expanding the Grade 4 family

In Grade 4, we put great value on the aspect of Family and feeling like our classrooms are an extension of our homes. Our classes are our safe places and we welcome everyone with open arms. Over the past few months we have been blessed to welcome a few new faces to our Grade 4 family. We have been so[Read More…]

by June 7, 2019 Grade 4, Primary
Fun in the sun: hiking in our beautiful city.

Fun in the sun: hiking in our beautiful city.

The Grade 5 learners went on a hike at Constantia Neck:          While soaking up the sun and breathing in the fresh air, we could also apply what we have learned in Thematic Studies.         From afar we could see all the layers of sedimentary rock on Ou Kaapse Weg and it was so much fun[Read More…]

by June 7, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Term 2: That’s a Wrap!

Term 2: That’s a Wrap!

The saying goes, “time flies when you’re having fun”. Well, this certainly rings true at Sunbird Pre-Primary, where we’ve had so much fun, we can’t believe that Term 2 will soon be drawing to a close. The second term has been full of exciting activities, from the field trip to Kalk Bay Harbour, dressing up like a pet, the Easter[Read More…]

by June 7, 2019 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Cunningham-McGuinness ASTRO Officially Opened

Cunningham-McGuinness ASTRO Officially Opened

On Friday morning, the Sun Valley Group of Schools Staff and students put on a SHOW OF NOTE to officially open the Cunningham-McGuinness Astro. Click on the Link below to access the article ASTRO OPENING ARTICLE

by June 3, 2019 Pre-Primary, Primary, SMA Sport, Sport
Outstanding Applause for Grade Three

Outstanding Applause for Grade Three

Standing front and centre stage, is a phrase that became all the rage. As in Grade Three you would see, explorers dressed in finery. Mountain climbers, pirates and crew, you could be an explorer too. Men and women who led the way, gave our grade the chance to display, Explorer performances at their best and making us teachers feel rather blessed.[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Budding climatologists in Grade 11!

Budding climatologists in Grade 11!

The Grade 11s put together their own Power Point presentations to explain the various climatology concepts they have been learning about in Geography, in preparation for their mid-year exams. From the Coriolis Force to the El Nino Southern Oscillation, the Grade 11s now have a solid understanding of the world’s climates and how they impact on places all around the[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Geography, High School
Learning Bonds is loads of fun!

Learning Bonds is loads of fun!

In Term Two the Grade Ones have been learning many exciting new concepts, especially in our Mathematics curriculum. This term we have introduced Bonds. After learning about numbers last term, it was time to apply their knowledge in fun new ways. Our Grade Ones have been enjoying learning how to add their Bonds. They have been playing the Bonds game[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Afrikaans Co-operative Study Groups

Afrikaans Co-operative Study Groups

Co-operative learning continues to be a pivotal structure in Grade 7, even during Assessment Week. This ‘home’ of learning not only makes learning more enjoyable and interactive, but also allows for peer-teaching which results in better long term retention and a broadening of perspectives. Gathering in study groups to rehearse work aloud helps students to develop competence in memory, attention, sequencing of words,[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Grade 7, Primary