Articles by: 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
Goodbye Primary School and Hello Tomorrow

Goodbye Primary School and Hello Tomorrow

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” This is what I would like to encourage every Grade 7 parent, teacher and student to do. During this time of the year both parents and students[Read More…]

by November 13, 2014 Grade 7

Assessment Week in Grade 7

It is almost that time of year again, and no, I am not referring to the merriment of Christmas, I am referring to the dreaded Assessment Week. This is not only a week of apprehension and terror for many a student, but also their parents and the question on every parents mind is, “How on earth do I get my[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 Grade 7
For the love of Poetry in Grade 7

For the love of Poetry in Grade 7

“Poetry is one of my delights! I enjoy its depth, its rhythm and rhyme. I love that it can take me into the hearts and minds of the poets, and its ability to change mine.” We posed the question, “What is poetry?” to our Grade 7 students this week, and got the following answers, “It is rhyme… feelings… emotions…. rhythm….creativity….[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 Grade 7
Flour Babies in Grade 7

Flour Babies in Grade 7

Teenage years are synonymous with puberty and sexuality, a developmental process way more complex than mere heightened hormones and cheeky retorts. Puberty includes aspects of development that are not only physical, but also cognitive, emotional, social, and moral in nature. To further complicate matters, these developmental areas do not progress at the same rate. This is bewildering for young adolescents who[Read More…]

by September 27, 2014 Grade 7