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Gr11 Mathematics: Completing the Square

Gr11 Mathematics: Completing the Square

Last week the Grade 11 Mathematics students started Completing the Square for quadratic expressions. Basically we are trying to convert a trinomial (an expression with three terms) into a perfect square binomial (an expression with two terms). The Grade 11’s have been finding this concept quite tricky and they’ve realised it involves a lot of hard work and concentration. This concept[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 High School, Mathematics
Assembling a UNIQUE Assembly

Assembling a UNIQUE Assembly

Last Friday the incredible Grade 3s worked hard to assemble a truly UNIQUE assembly! Our little legends showed their grit all week as they memorised their lines and perfected their routines. The challenge of performing on stage was met with enthusiasm, with our children’s excitement building every day towards their time to shine – and shine they most certainly did! The theme of the assembly[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Sunshine, smiles and sand in Grade One!

Sunshine, smiles and sand in Grade One!

Our Grade 1s got to explore their senses by the seaside last week as they embarked on their first field trip this year to Fish Hoek Beach. They eagerly arrived at school with their costumes and towels, and a sense of excitement lingered in the air.   The weather was stunning, and the Grade 1s were ready for a fun day ahead.[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 Grade 1, Primary

Yummy fungi!

How does bread rise? Can fungi be a good thing? These grade 8 scientists were going to find out. …Sharp bunch these grade 8’s The students needed to follow their experiment instructions and work as a group to fill 5 beakers with the exact amount of yeast, sugar and water. Before all the Carbon Dioxide escaped, the students needed to[Read More…]

by March 6, 2019 High School, Natural Science
Grade SEVEN Challenge Camp

Grade SEVEN Challenge Camp

It is no doubt that the annual Grade Seven camp is one of the highlights on the Grade 7 calendar. This fun-filled three days is hosted at High Africa in the scenic Breede River Valley. This camp is supervised by qualified personnel to ensure a high standard of safety and service is offered to our students. The programme at High Africa[Read More…]

by March 6, 2019 Grade 7, Uncategorized
Grade 10 field trip to Jonkershoek

Grade 10 field trip to Jonkershoek

The grade 10s were fortunate to visit Old Nectar Gardens in the Jonkershoek Valley, where they learnt from Geologist, Peter van der Spuy, about all the geological processes that have occurred to make it the beautiful place it is today.    

by March 4, 2019 Geography, High School
Sun Valley Group of Schools BROCHURES – Term 2

Sun Valley Group of Schools BROCHURES – Term 2

After a wonderful Term One, we look forward to an exciting Term 2 of Sport, Music, Culture and Extended Learning Opportunities. Check out the Brochures below for more details. Simple Click on the Link. Sunbird Sport Brochure – Term 2 GRADE R Music Brochure SVPS Sport Brochure – Term 2 Silvermine Academy – The High School Brochure – Term 2[Read More…]

by March 4, 2019 Uncategorized
Biscuits up for grabs!

Biscuits up for grabs!

Consumer Studies has started with a bang this year.  The Grade 11 students did very well and baked over 150 Chocolate Choc-Chip biscuits for a promotion at the Sun Valley Primary School Grade 6 Assembly.  We set up a very successful production line and the batch production concept from Business Studies was seen very clearly. In Consumer Studies in Grade[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 Consumer Studies, High School
Magical Movie Afternoons

Magical Movie Afternoons

The Matrics recently attended two movie afternoons where they were taken on a journey with Marilyn Monroe in My week with Marilyn and then watched the updated biopic stylings of David Fincher’s The Social Network. Both movies are part of the Grade 12 4th genre prescribed list and will be studied in detail using the critical eye of a film[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 English, High School
Puppets or Muppets? A Bit Of Both!!!

Puppets or Muppets? A Bit Of Both!!!

The Grade 9s were tasked to create their very own Puppet show in Arts and Culture this Term. Individually they were expected to create two of their own Puppet characters. Upon completion they were put into groups of four to five learners. In their groups they had to come up with a script that would incorporate all the individual characters[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 Design, High School, Visual Art