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Magical Market Day

Magical Market Day

A typical year starts with SMART goal-setting. To charter the course of SMART goal setting, each child enjoys the opportunity to bring structure and meaning to their life. It provided clear objectives with directives. It helped them avoid targeting vague achievements and incentives. The journey brought us closer to reality and the family spirit at SVPS. Like a hand in[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 Grade 7
Grade Sevens have “The Talk”

Grade Sevens have “The Talk”

Generations of parents have cringed with anxiety thinking about the day that their kids reach the age where it is time to have “the talk.” As kids transition from childhood into their teenage years, their bodies change, as do their natural desires and curiosities. Parents who choose to ignore it leave their children alone in the wilderness, uninformed and learning[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 Grade 7, Primary
Paleontologists at work in Grade Three

Paleontologists at work in Grade Three

This week the Grade 3s have been discovering dinosaurs in a new way. They have been learning about the formation of fossils and how paleontologists use many different tools to unearth these natural treasures. During a science and discovery lesson, we created our very own fossils with play dough and Plaster of Paris. Each  student got to create their own playdough and[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Splishing and Splashing in Grade 2

Splishing and Splashing in Grade 2

This has been such a fun week for our Grade 2s. We have had our Foundation Phase Gala, which is always a hit. The boys and girls swam with such determination to do their best, as well as have the most fun possible. We’re in the process of an experiment to learn about the water cycle. Please ask your child[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
Life’s a Fairytale in Grade R!

Life’s a Fairytale in Grade R!

Term 4 is the name and Fairytales and Fantasies are the game down at Sunbird! This exciting theme is serving to ignite our children’s imaginations and to transform the pre-school into a dynamic world of make-believe. Using Julia Donaldson’s acclaimed children’s book ‘The Troll’ as a launchpad, we’ve spent the past two weeks focusing on Pirates and Trolls and the[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Grade Ones ROCK at o’clock!

Grade Ones ROCK at o’clock!

The past few weeks we have been introducing our Grade Ones to a brand new concept, time. They were excited to learn about this concept that guides a lot of their life. We discussed the different times of day and how many hours there are in a day. We discussed morning, noon and night and that certain things happen at[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 6 and Systemic Assessments

Grade 6 and Systemic Assessments

Much effort has been put into preparing our children for the annual Systemic Assessments that has taken place this week. We wanted our learners to feel confident and have enough practice before facing this challenge. Our Small Group Tuition teacher, Mrs Raven, spent 4 lessons a week in each class, assisting the ones who needed extra input. She was able[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Discovering District Six

Discovering District Six

The Grade Fives are learning about the causes and consequences of the Apartheid movement. We are focusing on the District Six community and how land capture by the suppressive government affected thousands of households that were forced to move to the Cape Flats and township areas. The Grade Five teachers are teaching the boys and girls the importance of multicultural education[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 4 Camp, Expectations Exceeded!

Grade 4 Camp, Expectations Exceeded!

On the 12th and 13th October, Rocklands centre was overtaken by over 130 Grade 4’s for their annual camp. Excited children and nervous parents greeted the teachers bright and early on Thursday morning. Mom and dad didn’t want to let go and the children didn’t want to look back. The still morning air was pierced by the sound of war[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

      iThemba means ‘hope’. In response to the massive need for quality pre-primary education in under-resourced communities, St. Peters launched an Early Childhood Development Centre in January 2012. There are now about 60 children ages 3-6, from disadvantaged backgrounds who attend iThemba School, in the building alongside St Peters Church. The Grade Threes at Sun Valley Primary School[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade 3, Primary