Articles by: Debbie Viljoen

Top 48 Grade 7 Leadership Programme

Top 48 Grade 7 Leadership Programme

PUPIL LEADERSHIP  Leaders help themselves and others to do the right things. They set direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new. Leadership is about mapping out where you need to go to “win” as a team or an organization; and it is dynamic, exciting, and inspiring.  https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_41.htm     We recently announced our top 48 Pupil Leaders for[Read More…]

by June 26, 2020 Group Principal
SPEAKING ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS IS THE BEGINNING OF HEALING

SPEAKING ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS IS THE BEGINNING OF HEALING

Part of The Sun Valley Way is an important component called The CARE Circle, (Conflict And Resolution Education). Parents, did you know that your children sit in a circle, at least once a week, where open ended questions (questions that do not require a yes or no answer) are posed and each child gets an opportunity to express themselves by[Read More…]

by April 3, 2020 Group Principal
Deep Learning: Engage the World – Change the World

Deep Learning: Engage the World – Change the World

Never before has it been more pertinent to embrace Deep Learning. We have to Engage the World to Change the World.  At a time where social distancing and a call for a complete lockdown has been announced, by our President Cyril Ramaphosa, we have to be creative in the way in which we engage the world. What can we do[Read More…]

by March 24, 2020 Group Principal
Traffic Woes – Relationship with the Community is Vital

Traffic Woes – Relationship with the Community is Vital

We are trying so hard to foster a relationship with our neighbours and to co-exist in the same environment with mutual respect. This is made very difficult when we have some folk who will not co-operate or tow the line. Below are 5 case scenarios which have played out this year so far and have either been reported via Facebook[Read More…]

by May 30, 2017 Family Matters
Thunder and Lightning … not very, very Frightening!

Thunder and Lightning … not very, very Frightening!

Weather cannot dampen our fun. In fact there was a sense of excitement amongst the children as we counted down the seconds every time there was a flash of light. We waited with bated breath for the thunder to roll. Tears turned into excitement as some children overcame their fear and marvelled at nature.   The stormy weather inspired some[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary

Extended Learning Opportunities Term 2 2017

ELO Brochure Term 2

by April 19, 2017 Family Matters
It’s the Little Things that Reveal the Capacity of the Heart

It’s the Little Things that Reveal the Capacity of the Heart

It’s a Heart Matter Today I was sitting in my office going about my daily business. I have a a perfect view down the main Grade 6 and 3 passage. As I result I, unobtrusively, see many interesting things. Almost surprisingly, I see many good things. I see children being children …sometimes mischievous, always playful, sometimes provoking, sometimes kind! Yesterday I[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Family Matters, Uncategorized
Grateful for the Blessings – Thank You

Grateful for the Blessings – Thank You

This morning I had the privilege of voluntarily standing in the rain and watching the traffic flow down Corvette Road on the IT side of the school. I am not sure what was more rewarding, the freshness of the lightly falling rain, the interaction with the little beings arriving at school or the amazingly smooth movement of the traffic during drop[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 Family Matters
HOOFIES – CREATING A NETWORK OF SAFETY AND LOVE

HOOFIES – CREATING A NETWORK OF SAFETY AND LOVE

  HOOFIES – Head Of Our Families The role of a Grade 7 as they continue their journey of  Empathy  Today our Grade 7 pupils had the opportunity to meet their Grade 1 pupil for 2017. Our Grade 7 pupils always have a sense of anticipation and excitement when they prepare for meeting the little “being”  whom they will nurture,[Read More…]

by January 18, 2017 Family Matters
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Traffic Flow: Safety is Our Main Concern and Our Only Choice.

Sun Valley Group of Schools becomes a buzz of activity in the morning between 07:00 and 07:45 and in the afternoon when school ends at 14:15 and the buzz dies down at about 14:30 (Monday to Thursday) and 13:00-13:15 on Fridays. It has become apparent that most of our Sun Valley Group of School Families have been adhering to the[Read More…]

by October 30, 2016 Family Matters