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‘New Blood’ in Family Affairs

‘New Blood’ in Family Affairs

Family Affairs has always been a diverse portfolio with various individuals coming together to ensure that our children and teacher are being cared for. We have been afforded the opportunity in 2016 to have Nadine De Meillon joining our team as the Head of First Aid for the Group of Schools. She has been part of our school for several[Read More…]

by March 8, 2016 Family Matters
Showing GRIT at Homebase

Showing GRIT at Homebase

Our Homebase family has weathered many storms and has shown our perseverance in many ways over the last few years. We are once again, with subtle changes, reinventing ourselves for the children that we care for at Homebase.                             As homework classes are no more, the afternoon[Read More…]

by February 18, 2016 Family Matters
Homebase in Term Three

Homebase in Term Three

Homebase is a great hub of fun and we have been fortunate to have some new developments. The new astroturf lawn has been thoroughly enjoyed by the children in rain and in shine. The Intersen Homebase children are able to spend more time on the new astroturf –  homework can be enjoyed in the fresh air as we read and journal. The[Read More…]

by August 20, 2015 Home Base
Homebase in 2015

Homebase in 2015

    At Homebase we have been working really hard to ensure that our children are safe and feel loved. We have kept changes at Homebase to a minimum. The children have a specific teacher assistant for the bulk of the afternoon to keep the system constant. The Grade Rs and Ones have Funda and Sharon. The Grade Twos and Threes have Gaynor and Foster.[Read More…]

by May 26, 2015 Family Matters, Home Base
Grade 7 Innovative E-Colours Expo Day

Grade 7 Innovative E-Colours Expo Day

The future starts right here – a collaboration with Capaciti and the E-Colours programme… The E-Colours programme develops Intentional Leaders who choose to respond and not react. Using this knowledge as a Doer (red), Socialiser (yellow), Thinker (green) or Relater (blue) is about getting the right result, the right way. To see how we can work together to release our[Read More…]

by May 18, 2015 Grade 7
Homebase Holiday Success

Homebase Holiday Success

Holiday Homebase has been growing with each term as parents are becoming more accustomed to the changes that have been implemented this year. The activities on offer included swimming, wheels on field time, outdoor activities, movies and free play. The children and staff had hours of entertainment, ensuring that the children were happy. The ladies on duty were ‘Aunty’ Melita,[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 Home Base
Evacuation Drill a Success

Evacuation Drill a Success

At our group of schools we try to ensure that everything we do is for a reason. The evacuation drills done termly ensure that our children are prepared for any situation that may arise. This week, the children and teachers were unaware that the drill would happen on Tuesday at 10 o’clock. The learners heard the bells ringing and the[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 Home Base
Holidays at Homebase

Holidays at Homebase

The fresh Home Base holiday setting has really been a hit with the children. Everyone had a ball and good friendships were created and cemented. The children participated in a wide variety of activities and their facilitators had many moments of laughter. The stormy, wet weather played a big role during the holiday session; and yet fun was had by[Read More…]

by July 31, 2014 Home Base
SVGoS: Home Base – Come Rain Or Shine … we shall be ready

SVGoS: Home Base – Come Rain Or Shine … we shall be ready

Our Home Base venue has been through many management changes and we even had more children join our our ranks in past few years. We have managed to ensure that most of the children have been catered for with our diverse afternoon programmes.         We cannot arrange great weather all the time. So, thanks to our principal’s[Read More…]

by May 15, 2014 Home Base
SVGoS: Home Base – Safety must be Second Nature

SVGoS: Home Base – Safety must be Second Nature

At such a progressive school as Sun Valley Group of Schools we would think that as parents, guardians and children we would be more careful. While patrolling around the school I have noticed a few things which are being done properly but there are still some challenges with which some parents struggle.   The school has been in discussion with[Read More…]

by May 8, 2014 Home Base