Articles by: Grade 7

Rocking ROCK POOL Study

Rocking ROCK POOL Study

The Grade 7’s thoroughly enjoyed their outing to Soetwater Environmental Education Centre. The rock pool study proved incredibly interesting. Searching for life amongst the seaweed proved to be quite a challenge for the graceful hands of our lovely ladies who felt that anything that crawls was a ‘gogga’. The bird watching was fascinating where we identified different types of birds.[Read More…]

by March 26, 2017 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 7 Job Shadowing

Grade 7 Job Shadowing

Our Grade 7 students embarked on a solo educational experience today in order to learn about a particular occupation or profession that might be suitable for a future career choice. Students were teamed up with experienced workers who were able to mentor them throughout the day, peak their curiosity, answer their myriad of questions and, most importantly, provide the opportunity for them[Read More…]

by November 25, 2016 Grade 7
Grade 7 Baby Project

Grade 7 Baby Project

This project was introduced to our children on the 26th of August. It is designed to demonstrate the responsibilities, commitments and accountability involved in managing a family and a baby. Developing sound relationships through effective communication and excellent conflict management are key tools for good parenting and family nurturing. Partners were selected as divine intervention intended, with names drawn out of a hat.  [Read More…]

by September 15, 2016 Grade 7
Our Grade Sevens Shine Poetically

Our Grade Sevens Shine Poetically

Our Grade Sevens have once again had the opportunity to shine after embarking on a journey of reading, writing and creativity as members of the Writing Club. This club encourages children at our school to grow and develop their love for English creative writing, such as poetry. Students were recently given a chance to demonstrate these skills and talents at the Poetry Recital[Read More…]

by August 9, 2016 Grade 7
A Night School for the New Season – Secrets of the Teenage Brain

A Night School for the New Season – Secrets of the Teenage Brain

Last night, the Grade Six and Seven parents and children were privileged to listen to our principal, Gavin Keller, present an entertaining and informative talk on the “Secrets of the Teenage Brain”. In the session, we had the opportunity to learn about the chemical and physical processes that create neural pathways which allow us to become productive adults in the future. The[Read More…]

by May 19, 2016 Grade 7
Biodiversity vs Digital-versity

Biodiversity vs Digital-versity

Expo Day at Sun Valley Primary School paved the way to diverse opportunities for learning. The Grade 7 children realised that Biodiversity relies upon ecological systems completing and complementing each other. Keynote and Popplet are certainly not new apps to them. Within a few minutes it was a wrap. Biodiversity is extremely important to people and the health of ecosystems. With[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 Grade 7
Flour Baby Project

Flour Baby Project

One of the Grade 7 teachers’ goals is to encourage our learners to become engaged, inspired, enthused and motivated in a learning pathway. In order to develop this culture, taking time with training is essential and it requires commitment from a committed staff. The Flour Baby Baby Project is a vital Life Orientation programme. Teenage years are synonymous with puberty and sexuality,[Read More…]

by September 17, 2015 Grade 7
Grade 7 Scientists in the Making

Grade 7 Scientists in the Making

At Sun Valley Group of Schools we are always keen to create opportunities where science and fun collide. The Grade 7 students had the privilege to see science in action at our Silvermine Academy High School during their recent Grade 8 and 9 Science Expo.     Students were wowed by the varied observations, interesting hypotheses, dazzling equipment (which included a husky), accurate testing and astounding conclusions. Our Grade[Read More…]

by August 21, 2015 Grade 7
All in a Day’s Work and Play

All in a Day’s Work and Play

Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human nature. Peer relationships are the most meaningful element in our lives, providing a source of fulfillment outside of ourselves. Most of us have to work consciously to master the skills necessary to make them flourish. Here every expression is so natural, real and designed to make students feel part of the[Read More…]

by April 30, 2015 Grade 7
Commit to it!

Commit to it!

Mario Andrettii, a retired Italian American world champion racing driver said, “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” This speaks to our Red Rubber Ball Theme for 2015, which seeks to unlock creativity[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 Grade 7