Articles by: 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
Grade Sevens visit Soetwater Enviro Centre

Grade Sevens visit Soetwater Enviro Centre

This morning, the Grade Sevens of 2015 visited the very popular, Soetwater Enviro Centre. Located in the most beautiful setting in the deep south of Africa, the Enviro Centre is a place for fun, laughter and learning about nature. The Grade 7’s learnt about Ecosystems, Food Chains, Biodiversity as well as Conservation of our Environment. The boys, girls and teachers[Read More…]

by February 17, 2015 Grade 7
Hoofies Leaders meet their school-ready Grade Ones

Hoofies Leaders meet their school-ready Grade Ones

This afternoon, the Grade Seven Hoofie Leaders met their lively, joyful Grade One’s for the very first time. These little bundles of energy will be part of the Grade 7’s Hoofie Family for the year ahead. The boys and girls met each other in the Foundation Phase playground. Within minutes, the pairs launched into ball games, piggy bags and discussions[Read More…]

by February 2, 2015 Grade 7
Marvellous Market Day

Marvellous Market Day

Learning and fun went hand-in-hand at the Grade 7 Market Day. Students arrived bright and early, some as early as 06.30 to secure a good spot and set up their stalls. The excitement was tangible as the goodies started to roll in. Colourful sweet treats, bright water balloons, splotches of paint from the paintball machine, and the smell of freshly[Read More…]

by November 27, 2014 Grade 7