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Sport and E.L.O Brochures – Term 3 2019

Sport and E.L.O Brochures – Term 3 2019

It has been a wonderful Term Two of Sport and Extended Learning Opportunities. Click on the links below to access the Brochures for Term 3. Sunbird Sports Brochure – Term 3 – Winter 2019 SVPS Brochure – Term 3 SMA brochure Term 3 ELO Brochure Term 3 2019

by May 23, 2019 Sport
CPL Hockey Fever

CPL Hockey Fever

The inaugural CPL Hockey Tournament took place on the 19th May 2019 at Sun Valley Primary School. It was a huge success which included a total of 9 teams battling it out for the CPL Title. Throughout the day, we were treated to some amazing hockey been showcased by all teams. The most rewarding part of the day was seeing[Read More…]

by May 23, 2019 Uncategorized
One week into exams and things are looking good.

One week into exams and things are looking good.

Almost a full week into their first set of FET High School exams, and the Grade 10’s are taking the whole situation in their stride. The exams are a lot longer in Grade 10, some of them up to 3 hours in length.  The other major difference is that the exams counts 75 % of the term mark and the[Read More…]

A moment of science please…

A moment of science please…

“Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organising our curiosity.” – Tim Minchin Children are born with inquiring minds and a natural excitement for science. However, just like learning how to read or count, learning how to ask questions and do experiments are a vital part in education. During our Science Week, we aim to[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 4, Primary
Hopping to Higgeldy Piggeldy!

Hopping to Higgeldy Piggeldy!

Recently, our Grade Ones set off on their field trip to Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard at Imhoff Farm. We have been learning about pets this term and the field trip created a great real-life link to what the children have been learning in class. The children had been looking forward to this field trip for a long time and the excitement[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Computers vs Teachers? The Grade Three Opinion

Computers vs Teachers? The Grade Three Opinion

During Literacy this week, we challenged the Grade Threes to utilise their critical and creative minds and form their own opinion on whether or not computers should replace teachers.  The Grade Three teachers provided their class with some useful information pertaining to both sides of the argument, but it was the children who blew us away with their unique approach[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Digital, Grade 3, Primary
First exam for our 2019 Matrics.

First exam for our 2019 Matrics.

Our matrics are writing their first official matric exam and it is AFRIKAANS FAL! This can be very daunting, and I heard quite a few comments that expressed the Grade 12’s anxiety about the exam. Fortunately, being a boutique school, the students can tap into their teachers’ knowledge and ask for help anytime.  We offer daily study classes with subject[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Afrikaans, High School
Pointillism

Pointillism

The Grade 7’s have spent the last 3 weeks designing their pointillism painting. Pointillism is a technique using small dots of various colours, which become blended in to design a painting. The term “Pointillism” was coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of various artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation. This[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Creative Expression
3D Shapes

3D Shapes

The Grade 4’s this week focused on 3D shapes. They discovered the different shapes, and what they can do with them when they incorporated them into a painting or sketch. Shapes play a important role in art. They help to create complex drawings and paintings, affects composition and contributes to balance within a design. Even though some students found is[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Creative Expression
A rocking time in Grade 11 Geography

A rocking time in Grade 11 Geography

The Grade 11s have been learning about different types of landforms in Geography this term. In order to explore a real life example, they braved the cold on an excursion to Paarl Rock, the second largest granite outcrop in the world! It was a challenging hike but the views from the top made it well worth it!

by May 22, 2019 Geography, High School