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Contraception and STD’s Talk

Contraception and STD’s Talk

The Grade 12 Life Science students had some fun learning about contraception and sexually transmitted diseases when we had Dr Hetta van Zyl (Obstetrician and Gynecologist) visiting the classroom as a guest speaker. Not only is this knowledge life long learning information but it forms a chunk of the IEB Grade 12 Life Science curriculum which will be examined in[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 High School, Life Science
Changes afoot in Business Studies

Changes afoot in Business Studies

The current Grade 12’s are the last class of Business Studies IEB students to write the two examination papers in their current format. After much debate and deliberation, the IEB has decided to combine the two 2 hour papers into one 3 hour paper. The papers are currently, paper 1: questions of a shorter nature up to about 8 marks[Read More…]

Grade 8 catch up!

So much has happened in our short Term 2 that we felt a “catch-up” blog was needed. The Grade 8’s have a busy schedule with 9 different subjects happening throughout the week. Jumping from Natural Science experiments to Shakespearean English lessons is quite a challenge, but these Grade 8’s are getting into the swing of high school life. It is[Read More…]

Rocking RUGGA in Durban

Rocking RUGGA in Durban

It was a ROCKING Rugby Tour to Durban which took place last week. The Sun Valley U13A Rugby Squad set off to Durban to partake in a week long Tour. What an amazing experience it was; from the team dynamic, the publicity, the rugby and the fun…it has to go down as one of the most special experiences of these[Read More…]

by May 21, 2019 Sport
2019 National Elections: Let us Predict the Outcome?

2019 National Elections: Let us Predict the Outcome?

Probibility is the likelihood or chance of an event occurring or simply how likely something is to happen. Because no one can actually foresee with confidence the outcomes of the event, it’s said to be Random. Yesterday, South Africans cast their votes and no one can say with certainty the Outcome but we can all Predict. Our Grade 10 learners have[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 High School, Math Literacy
Robots Invade Sun Valley Primary School!

Robots Invade Sun Valley Primary School!

It is a sign of technology advancing when spherical-robots are accessible by the touch of a digital pad. No longer are we resigned to seeing these cute little roller-balls communicating with Luke Skywalker through a galactic adventure. We now have the opportunity ourselves to pioneer new creative pathways in education and teleport ourselves into the future of problem-solving. The Grade[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 Digital, Grade 7, Primary
Grade 4 Explorers!

Grade 4 Explorers!

It has been an exciting week in Grade 4. As part of our theme for the year, focusing on the Valley, the Grade 4s explored Silvermine. Starting off around the Silvermine Dam, the students completed some experiments and looked at plant and animal life. After some good snacks and refueling, they finished off their exploring by walking next to the[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 Grade 4, Primary
Discovering the real meaning of bullying.

Discovering the real meaning of bullying.

The theme for Grade 6 this year is ‘conflict’. We explore different conflicts from conflict within ourselves to conflict between race and gender… This week our focus has been on bullying and the conflict it brings to people. We have discovered different types of bullying, from physical bullying and emotional bullying to cyberbullying. Today our Grade 6’s designed posters in their[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 Grade 6, Primary
We Love Grandparents…(and cookies!)

We Love Grandparents…(and cookies!)

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” – Rudy Giuliani.    Last week, we had the privilege of welcoming our grandparents into our classes! After enjoying a lovely assembly performed by yours truly – the talented group of Sun Valley[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Microsoft Access uses MASKS?

Microsoft Access uses MASKS?

Databases are widely used throughout the world. Clothing stores have massive databases in which they keep records such as the prices of items and the amount of items in stock.   Even schools use a database to keep track of all the learners records including exam results and contact details. This week the Grade 11 CAT students have been learning[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 CAT, High School