Articles by: Vandra Norris

Curriculum:   Assessment Week

Curriculum: Assessment Week

Today was the day our Grade 4 – 7 students received their Study Guides. This is a guide for them on what to study each day in order to be prepared for the Assessment Week. Parents will notice that it is divided into subjects and for each subject there is a specific amount of content which your child must revise[Read More…]

by May 17, 2016 Curriculum
Gracious Grandparents’ Day

Gracious Grandparents’ Day

What a delightful day we had with our Grandparents today.   The Grade 4 – 7 children took to the stage and amazed their grandparents with their confidence and vibrant movements. The Choir sang beautifully and each performer performed superbly. The hall was then transformed into a tea garden where we treated our grannies and grandpas to a delicious array[Read More…]

by June 23, 2015 Curriculum
Grade 5 Camp is Collaborative and Challenging

Grade 5 Camp is Collaborative and Challenging

I had the privilege of visiting the Grade 5 camp yesterday and found the most amazing things taking place. The children were divided into groups and each group had to carry out an activity which tested their ability to work as a team. A leader was elected and the group was given time to come up with their strategy on[Read More…]

by May 15, 2015 Curriculum, Grade 5
First Week a Huge Success!

First Week a Huge Success!

This week has been a huge success. The staff all came in on Monday and Tuesday to prepare their classrooms for their new children. What stunning, creativity adorned the display boards and walls of the classrooms.       The first day of school was filled with happy faces and smiles. It was quite a task getting into the school[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 Curriculum
Curriculum:  Night School for Pre-School Parents

Curriculum: Night School for Pre-School Parents

On Tuesday evening we hosted an informative 1 hour Night School for parents from our valley’s pre-schools. There was a lot of interest in what it means to be a high 5 school. Mr Gavin Keller took them through the 5 fundamental truths of ensuring children are Learning Ready. Amidst the moving, singing and teaching everybody left realising the need to get[Read More…]

by June 12, 2014 Curriculum
SVPS:  Curriculum  –  Assessment Week

SVPS: Curriculum – Assessment Week

Next week is Assessment Week for the Grade 4 – 7 children. The children have hopefully been diligently studying every day since they received their study guide. Parents are reminded that school closes at 1pm for Grade 1 – 7 and at 12.30pm for Grade R. Grade 4 – 7 children need to come prepared for their exam and have[Read More…]

by May 29, 2014 Curriculum
SVPS:  Curriculum  –  High 5 Tea for Life-shapers

SVPS: Curriculum – High 5 Tea for Life-shapers

  Sun Valley and Sunbird hosted a High Tea at the Monkey Valley Resort, for our Life-shapers in Education. Around 15 Pre-schools and Pre-Primary schools were invited to discuss the 5 important criteria to ensure that children are Learning Ready for school (not school ready!). Amidst the laughter, they realized that there is vital information which parents and teachers need[Read More…]

by May 14, 2014 Curriculum
SVPS:  Curriculum – Facilitators needed for Assessment Week

SVPS: Curriculum – Facilitators needed for Assessment Week

With the Assessment Week only a few weeks away, we are appealing to our Room Parents to volunteer to become a facilitator during this time. We start writing from 8.30 am each morning and parents are required to be in the hall by 8 am. There is always a much needed cup of coffee or tea available before assisting the children with their assessment papers. If you have[Read More…]

by May 8, 2014 Curriculum
SVPS:  Curriculum  –  Night School on Assessments

SVPS: Curriculum – Night School on Assessments

Come and join us next Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm for our Night School on Assessments. You will not be disappointed. Child-care is available in the Library.

by May 8, 2014 Curriculum
SVPS:  Curriculum  –  Pyjama Party Preparation

SVPS: Curriculum – Pyjama Party Preparation

We will be having our Pyjama Party (Grades R – 3), Night Life (Grades 4 and 5) and Teen Time (Grades 6 and 7) on Friday, 9 May 2014 from 7 – 10 pm.     Moms and dads, you don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity of having a night out without the kids!          [Read More…]

by April 23, 2014 Curriculum