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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
Grade Six tackling the topic of bullying

Grade Six tackling the topic of bullying

Bullying is a very relevant theme that has been tackled in the Grade Six curriculum recently. This created some very interesting discussion times as the kids can easily relate to the subject matter. To answer the essential question of why people bully and how we can help them, we have looked at how to recognise problems and find workable solutions[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
The Discursive Essay, nearly D Day!

The Discursive Essay, nearly D Day!

The Grade 12 learners have covered the mechanics of the discursive essay in English and History, but now they have to apply (or learn) the skills for their final Life Orientation exam. They have dissected the IEB discursive essay rubric and wrote a mock exam essay based on the mark allocation of the rubric. They have marked each other’s essays based on[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
Grade 4’s explore the world!

Grade 4’s explore the world!

There are so many countries around the world that host a variety of different things; such as food, music, culture, animals and landscapes. This term we jetted off to different countries using our iPad’s to find out one significant thing about a country and presented an oral to the class and, wow, were the Grade 4 teachers blown away by[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Construct and Deconstruct with Grade 12 Visual Art

Construct and Deconstruct with Grade 12 Visual Art

Pablo Picasso once said: ‘Every act of Creation is first an Act of Destruction’. To make, we must first destroy.  Lapis Lazuli, is a pigment from previous centuries similar to contemporary French Ultramarine. This was made from first crushed semi-precious stones. For the artist to fully grasp creativity, he or she must also grasp destruction. To break something means to[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 High School, Visual Art
Traffic Woes – Relationship with the Community is Vital

Traffic Woes – Relationship with the Community is Vital

We are trying so hard to foster a relationship with our neighbours and to co-exist in the same environment with mutual respect. This is made very difficult when we have some folk who will not co-operate or tow the line. Below are 5 case scenarios which have played out this year so far and have either been reported via Facebook[Read More…]

by May 30, 2017 Family Matters
National Netball Tour 2017

National Netball Tour 2017

Last week, the Sun Valley U12A and U13A Netball Teams set off to Johannesburg to take part in the Trinity House National Netball Festival. The Tour started off with great excitement as many “first-time-flyers” were both nervous and excited for this brand new experience. The “sick bags” were mistaken for hyperventilation bags which allowed for plenty hilarious moments on board. Before[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 Sport
Euthanasia debate in Grade 11 Afrikaans

Euthanasia debate in Grade 11 Afrikaans

Doing a debate in Afrikaans is challenging as it is, but choosing a topic like Euthanasia/”genadedood” is hugely challenging. The Grade 11s rose to the challenge and pulled it off very successfully! The two sides chose their leaders and immediately set out to research a variety of subjects, for example: “What is South Africa’s legal stance on Euthanasia?” “What do church[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 Afrikaans, High School
Examining Social Justice in Life Orientation

Examining Social Justice in Life Orientation

‘Poverty is the worst form of violence.’ Mahatma Gandhi The Grade 10 students have been examining the many aspects of Social and Environmental Responsibility this term. In particular, we have discovered how POVERTY traps the individual, and offers no freedom for those experiencing it. Nelson Mandela believed that overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, but rather an ACT of[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 High School, Life Orientation