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Nurturing seriously CURIOUS scientific minds

Nurturing seriously CURIOUS scientific minds

It is that time of year again, as the Grade 7’s put their best Science-foot forward and begin asking fascinating questions.They’ve been hard at work these past 2 weeks; collectively wondering, questioning, designing, hypothesising and testing these wonders of the world. This process has been one of discovery and excitement, with some very interesting and thought provoking questions being put[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
STRANGE ANIMALS and INTERESTING PETS in Grade 8 Afrikaans

STRANGE ANIMALS and INTERESTING PETS in Grade 8 Afrikaans

The first theme for Term 2 in Grade 8 Afrikaans is animals. The kids loved the video clip of the donkey farmer who uses donkey milk to make skin products, ranging from anti-aging to eczema creams. They were charmed by the story in their comprehension test of the rescued donkey who had twin donkeys in Oudsthoorn. Their reading passage is[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 Afrikaans, High School
Inside the KIDNEY with the Grade 11’s

Inside the KIDNEY with the Grade 11’s

The Grade 11 Life Science class was very excited to perform their first proper dissection. Hopefully, there will be a few future doctors judging by the surgical procedures observed! All the students found the experience intriguing and their interest and enthusiasm was evident.

by April 20, 2018 High School, Life Science
Lady Liberty leads the French to Freedom!

Lady Liberty leads the French to Freedom!

Maxine, Josh and Dillon – our three intrepid Grade 10 historians – are discovering why the French Revolution is considered one of the most important events in history. Freedom of thought, belief and expression are freedoms often taken for granted. Yet, without the philosophers of the 18th Century, we may never have had these human principles realized. The events of[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 High School, History
Where “on earth” do we come from?

Where “on earth” do we come from?

Our Grade 5 boys and girls were instructed to research where their Surname originates from. The excitement and eagerness to learn about their history was intoxicating. Using their iPads to research and gather facts as well as interviewing family members for their interesting family information were all necessary in order to complete this project task. Some of the following questions were posed: ‘Where[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 Grade 7, Primary

Stepping out of our comfort zones with E-Colours in Grade 4

One of the greatest things about growing up, in a school as amazing as Sun Valley Primary, is that you are often encouraged to step out of your comfort zone to get to know yourself and others better. This week was no exception! The Grade 4’s decided that they would combine their regular ‘Because I Care’ meeting with an in[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Gr 6’s: FUN with LANGUAGE!

Gr 6’s: FUN with LANGUAGE!

This week’s English Language lesson on Irony was met with open arms by our Gr 6’s. It was a fun-filled lesson in which technology was used as an effective learning tool. Our kids learnt about what irony is and what types of irony can be found in everyday life. Teachers made use of a Keynote as well as Youtube videos[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
CHAMPIONS SHIELD 2018

CHAMPIONS SHIELD 2018

The vibe was electric as Sun Valley hosted the annual Soccer and Netball Tournament – Champions Shield on Friday and Saturday with a whopping 32 teams participating in the event. The enthusiasm from all players, coaches and spectators was inspiring as proceedings kicked off with a bang from the highly intense action in both Netball and Soccer. The new addition to[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 Sport
End of Term 1 for Design

End of Term 1 for Design

Grade 11 Design students produced some very interesting ergonomic product design ideas.  A Package design accompanied each prototype.  A great start to the year grade 11!

by April 12, 2018 Design, High School
Poetry in (e)motion! Grade 8 Life Orientation

Poetry in (e)motion! Grade 8 Life Orientation

The Grade 8s were given the “scary” task (especially for some of the boys) of expressing an emotion of their choice in poetry form. We spoke about the use of colour, and describing situations to help depict and explain an emotion. I was incredibly impressed with the sincerity and depth shown by these new grade 8’s. They were open and[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 High School, Life Orientation