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Assembling an Assembly

Assembling an Assembly

“What is an assembly?” and “What happens during an assembly?” were just two of the many questions asked and investigated at Sunbird over the last few weeks.  Children learned new songs with accompanying actions, paying close attention to teachers’ direction.  They practised walk-on and walk-off drills, remembered places in line, knew exactly where to stand on stage.  So much excitement, performing[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Grade 2 SCIENTISTS!

Grade 2 SCIENTISTS!

Last week the Grade Two classes headed off to the Science Centre to see what it was like to be scientists. We had so much fun exploring, discovering and experimenting with all of the different things that the Science Centre had to offer. This term we have been learning about recycling, looking after our planet and how important good soil[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
The Importance of Collaboration in Grade 3

The Importance of Collaboration in Grade 3

The Oxford English dictionary defines the word “collaborative” as the action of working with someone to produce something. In Grade 3 we put a big emphasis on collaborative work as it is so important. It encourages students to reach out to one another in order to solve problems and share knowledge. This not only builds collaboration skills, but leads to[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade 5s talk about being HUMBLE

Grade 5s talk about being HUMBLE

For our last Grade 5 assembly in 2017, we decided to teach the rest of the school the importance of being humble. The ability to be humble in every aspect of ones life is so important; be it at school, in the work place or during sport. The children embraced this exciting idea with plenty of enthusiasm. Some of them[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 Grade 5, Primary

Managing our Economics…it’s a Science!

The Grade 8’s love EMS….well, they love money and that’s almost the same thing! We have arrived at the place in our curriculum where the Grades 8’s have started analysing transactions and preparing Cash Receipts Journals and Cash Payments Journals. Fun times in EMS class! Although EMS is not everyone’s favourite subject, there is pure joy when the jolly bank[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 Accounting, High School
Understanding where people live in Grade 10 Geography

Understanding where people live in Grade 10 Geography

The Grade 10 Geographers created some beautiful thematic maps of South Africa which they then cross-referenced to identify patterns and explain why people live where they do. Awesome work!

by September 1, 2017 Geography, High School
Bridging the Gap in Grade 9 Technology!

Bridging the Gap in Grade 9 Technology!

The Community of Jabulani live on the far side of the Umzinduzi River and have no real access to the city. The Grade 9’s have been tasked to build a bridge in order to help the Jabulani community access the city for work and school purposes. The competition is real. Only one bridge will be accepted by the council. We are[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 High School, Technology
The “why’s” of Cost Accounting…

The “why’s” of Cost Accounting…

The Grade 11 Accounting students recently started a core section of their curriculum known as Cost Accounting. During the coming weeks we will unfold the mystery of cost in general, particularly when related to a manufacturing business. The production cost per unit being central in any manufacturing concern, it becomes a necessity to clearly understand the production cycle and the[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 Accounting, High School
The FUTURE in the hands of the Grade 4’s

The FUTURE in the hands of the Grade 4’s

The Grade 4’s have been the pioneers of the one-to-one iPad program at Sun Valley Primary. They have taken their teachers and parents by surprise by showing their capabilities on a device that baffles most adults. Whether they are told to use Keynote or iMovie or even Popplet, the level of work produced is amazing. Not only are they proficient on[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Setting the PACE in Grade 6!

Setting the PACE in Grade 6!

Our school has some amazing policies which ensure that our children are given the best chance to shine, specifically in Mathematics and English. The children at our school are placed in the various pace groups namely: Support, Core or Extension. Our Grade Six children are placed with other children that are working at a similar pace in either Mathematics or in[Read More…]

by August 31, 2017 Grade 6, Primary