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Settlements in Grade 12 Geography!

Settlements in Grade 12 Geography!

The Grade 12’s have been investigating changing population structures in depopulating rural areas, drawing on Grade 10 knowledge of population pyramids. The Grade 12’s are now preparing for the Prelim exams and hardwork and focus are the order of the day.

by August 8, 2018 Geography, High School

SHOCKING Creations in Grade 8!

Grade 8’s were put through the fire on Monday when they had to bring all their equipment to make their first electric circuit. They had an hour and a half to build a basic circuit containing a switch, power source, conducting wires and a resistor of their choice to show that the circuit was closed eg. a light bulb. This[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 High School, Physical Science
New term projects, new learning opportunities in Visual Art

New term projects, new learning opportunities in Visual Art

The Grade 11 Visual Art new term Project ‘JUXTAPOSE’ inspired loads of thinking, exploring and research. We are looking at Photomontage as a new technique to discover artiststic expression in an interesting and ‘tongue-in-cheek’ method by combining contrasting and random images and photographs. Photomontage is often used as a means of expressing political dissent. It was first used as a[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 High School, Visual Art
Festival Fever

Festival Fever

Sun Valley ventured North to attend three different festivals over the weekend. Brackenfell, Gene Louw and Panorama were the setting for our athletes, whereby they took part in almost a full day of fixtures. Brackenfell was host to our first team Netball, Hockey and Rugby teams. Our boys and girls showed amazing commitment; some even had to run from one sporting code[Read More…]

by August 7, 2018 Sport
Fearsome Fast Five

Fearsome Fast Five

The Fast Five netball tournament made Sun Valley the place to be! Eight teams participated in the fast-paced, modified netball challenge. From Fish Hoek, Wynberg and Reddam from the South to Beaumont and Kenridge from the North.  It was non-stop rounds of 4 minutes per quarter of back to back games, in which teams needed to show some real character and[Read More…]

by August 7, 2018 Sport
Celebrating South African Artists in Grade 9

Celebrating South African Artists in Grade 9

This week the Grade 9’s were tasked with putting together a retrospective exhibition of any South African artist before 1990. They had to put together a number of pamphlets to pass around the class while also presenting a brief history of the artist and provide information on a few of the artists’ artwork. The results were spectacular and the class[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 English, High School, Visual Art
GARDENING at Silvermine Academy!

GARDENING at Silvermine Academy!

Vegetables and fruit are known to be healthier than any other foodstuffs. In fact, it is highly recommended that we eat them every single day. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. The reality is that to eat healthy food is not cheap. Sometimes one can spend up to R30 for a few leaves of spinach. The alternative is to start[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 High School
2018 PAT draws to an end.

2018 PAT draws to an end.

The Grade 12’s did their final Consumer Studies Practical during the June exams.  It was part of the PAT process and they really did a good job.  They had to come up with an original product for a high tea, covering certain practical skills that they have learnt since Grade 10 in the practical side of Consumer Studies. The criteria[Read More…]

Grade 7 Writer’s Day

Grade 7 Writer’s Day

Over the last few weeks much emphasise has been placed on Short Story writing in Grade Seven. In preparation for writing their own short stories, we focused on character development and analysed the parts of a short story. They kept journal entries daily, taking notes of others idiosyncrasies. On Wednesday for Writers Day, the Grade 7s excitedly started working on[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Grade Six E-COLOUR Poems

Grade Six E-COLOUR Poems

Our Grade 6 pupils have been getting to know themselves through our Conflict in Africa theme this year. We have spoken about many things that have touched their lives and have helped create insight into the changes in these amazing pupils. This past week SVPS has been touching base with our E-Colours and the Grade 6 pupils have managed to summarise their E-Colour[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 Grade 6, Primary