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Computer Tech Support….we can HELP :)

Computer Tech Support….we can HELP :)

Do you know what to do if your computer doesn’t want to turn on? Bought a new keyboard and don’t know which port it plugs into? What if you can’t seem to close an application — or can’t hear any sound from your speakers? Whenever you have a problem with your computer, don’t panic! Before you take it to the repair shop,[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 CAT, High School
This is what DREAMS are made of!

This is what DREAMS are made of!

Last week saw our Sunbirdies take to the stage for what must be one of the most anticipated events in our pre-school calendar – the Grade R assembly! After several weeks of learning songs, rehearsing actions, memorising lines, practicing lead-in and lead-out drills and planning outfits, our precious pre-schoolers were ready to SHINE… and shine they most certainly did!  [Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Grade One has a SPRING in their step!

Grade One has a SPRING in their step!

Spring has finally sprung! After a very cold Winter, it was time to celebrate the arrival of a new season. To welcome it in, Sun Valley got to dress up in their best “Spring Bling“. Flowery hats, colourful leis and painted faces were just some of the trends for the day.   Our Grade 1s came dressed to the nines! Classes[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Grateful Grade 2s

Grateful Grade 2s

We have explored the concept of  having an ‘attitude of gratitude’. We often get caught up on what’s going wrong, instead of focusing on what is going well. Remaining grateful and remembering the good when things feel tough, make life a little easier and definitely more fun. As teachers we try our best to display our gratitude towards our children[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Waste not….

Waste not….

Grade 8’s new Technology project came off the back of some theory we looked into about how much damage our advanced technological age has done to our world. We debated the “pro’s” and “cons” of incredibly useful inventions such as plastic. After researching how much waste has been generated by this wonderful invention, this lead us to rediscover the desperate[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 High School, Technology
Equating the Value of ALGEBRA

Equating the Value of ALGEBRA

This term we dove into a new and exciting section of Mathematics: Algebra. New, in the sense that for the first time ever at Sun Valley Primary School, the Grade 7 students were given the task to create an iMovie explaining what Algebra is. For the first time they were tasked to digitally verbalise and create their own unique understanding[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 Digital, Grade 7, Primary
Grade 6 EXPOses Science to InterSen Phase

Grade 6 EXPOses Science to InterSen Phase

“Colour symphony… lava in a cup… bending bones with vinegar” These are just some of the amazing experiments that were conducted by our Grade 6s in Science Expo Week. Assigned with the task to find an experiment to conduct: The Grade 6 co-operative groups researched and compiled hypotheses, restraints and variables that would impact the outcome of their experiments. Each co-operative[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
EXPERT teaching FUN!

EXPERT teaching FUN!

Last week the Grade 4 teachers decided that it would be a good idea to introduce the concept of Expert Teaching to the grade. This concept involves the Subject Head in that grade teaching their subject to all 4 classes on a particular day. This responsibility landed on Mr Best the Afrikaans Subject Head for grade 4. The usually daunting task[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Notice of the 2018 SVPS AGM

Notice of the 2018 SVPS AGM

Please see attached formal notice from the School Governing Body Chairman for the 2018 AGM, which will take place on Tuesday 25 September 2018. AGM Notice

by August 24, 2018 Uncategorized
Bouncy Botanists at Kirstenbosch

Bouncy Botanists at Kirstenbosch

This week our Grade Ones went to Kirstenbosch Gardens for their Third Term field trip. Despite the weather being overcast, it did not dampen their spirits and the children came to school very enthusiastic about the day ahead. Once we arrived at Kirstenbosch, the children had a chance to have their fruit snack and “settle in” for the day. Once[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Grade 1, Primary