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MARDI GRAS Celebrations in Grade 4

MARDI GRAS Celebrations in Grade 4

The Grade 4’s have had lots of fun this week learning about the world renowned Festival of Mardi Gras and how it was held annually in Fish Hoek during the 1960’s and 70’s. For many years, if you had said “Mardi Gras” to anyone in the Cape Peninsula they would have replied “Fish Hoek”. The Mardi Gras Festival grew to[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Threes, working as a team.

Threes, working as a team.

The Grade Threes have been learning that team work is the only way to get a co-operative activity done successfully.  Whether it’s Mathematics, Life Skills or Literacy; working together with our peers in a co-operative group teaches us to accept different learning styles and take on different leadership roles.  This week we have been working on communicating with our co-operative[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Learning about Stranger Danger in Grade One

Learning about Stranger Danger in Grade One

Recently, we held a most successful Expo day. The focus for the day in Grade One was learning about ‘Stranger Danger‘. We began the morning discussing the importance of staying safe and not talking to or listening to strangers. We also taught them the emergency number if they ever felt unsafe – 10111. The Grade Ones then watched two videos that[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
JOYLESS LEARNING

JOYLESS LEARNING

The first Formal Assessment Week of the academic year has come and gone.  Those who attended the NIGHT SCHOOL on Assessment will understand our strategy of growing minds to cope with high-stakes, anxiety-rich testing.  The purpose of Assessment Week in Grade 4 and 5 is only to teach students HOW to design a study timetable, how to revise work and[Read More…]

by June 8, 2017 Curriculum, Group Principal
We’re Hopping Mad about Pond Life in Grade R!

We’re Hopping Mad about Pond Life in Grade R!

The past two weeks have seen our Sunbirdies learning all about pond life, as we continue our study of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. Our budding farmers have transformed into budding pond-dippers as the children have discovered the wonders of this underwater ecosystem through storytelling, song, baking, movement, art and of course, play!              [Read More…]

by June 7, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
WINTER Is A Time For FUN!

WINTER Is A Time For FUN!

Sunbirdies view every day as a great big adventure. Rough weather is an invitation to use our imaginations and have fun. What do we do when the weather turns cold, wet and icy? We wear our winter woollies and bright scarves of course.   We pretend to wear our rain hats and dance in the rain.        [Read More…]

by June 7, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Warming Up Winter in Red Hill

Warming Up Winter in Red Hill

The SVGoS Staff Social Committee arranged the Winter Warmer drive again this year for our staff community service project. This time around, we extended our drive from blankets to include the collection of soup. On Friday we brought in a total of 123 blankets, and 206 soups! Our focus was to warm some lives in the Red Hill Community, so we liaised[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Admin and Finance
Keep calm and ace those exams!

Keep calm and ace those exams!

It is always recommended that just before you start writing a test/exam that you put the body into a focused and relaxed state. During this past week, I have been testing 2 Techniques on the Matrics to help them focus before the exam begins. I have been getting very positive feedback from them, saying that it really helps them to[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 High School, Mathematics
The Grade 12 PAT journey is coming to an end

The Grade 12 PAT journey is coming to an end

After weeks of working on our PATs (practical assessment task), the end is in sight.  The PAT is the entrepreneurial process in action.  The Grade 12 Consumer students have to come up with an original product that meets certain criteria as set out by the IEB.  Research has to be conducted to see if what they have in mind will[Read More…]

Nothing like “Grandparents LOVE”

Nothing like “Grandparents LOVE”

The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is something that should not be taken for granted. Research has shown that the emotional relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren has a significant impact on their academic, psychological and social development.    A bond between a grandparent and a grandchild is not only important to the grandchild but also adds more value[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 Grade 5, Primary