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Sun Valley WIN Kirstenhof Athletics Day

Sun Valley WIN Kirstenhof Athletics Day

Today, our Athletes travelled to Kirstenhof to compete in a Friendly Inter-schools Athletics Day. We were up against Fish Hoek, Reddam, Sweet Valley and Kirstenhof. Our Athletes performed outstandingly and we won the entire competition. Well done Athletes! You have made Sun Valley Group of Schools PROUD!

by March 8, 2012 Sport
Poetry

Poetry

Elements of the romantic are evoked when embracing poetry…that is until one is asked to critically analyse a poem. Our students are challenged from their early experiences of poetry to begin to look at form and content. The aim being to heighten one’s own and others’ understanding and appreciation of the work. For some students a voice for expression finds[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 English

Mathematical Literacy, is it standard grade?

Most definitely not! Mathematical Literacy is to be considered a subject in its own right and not as a soft substitute for ‘real’ Mathematics. It offers a tangible, valuable and logical journey for students to explore mathematical elements featured throughout their day-to-day lives. Tax, inflation, exchange rates and currency fluctuations all feature as a part of this awesome curriculum. Given[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Math Literacy
What are Economic Management Sciences?

What are Economic Management Sciences?

They form the platform onto which F.E.T subjects such as Business Studies and Accounting are developed. There are four crucial elements to EMS which students will explore in their Grade 8 and 9 years of high school. The first is ‘Entrepreneurial Knowledge and Skills’. This section explores the evaluating a business, managing business finances, the development of a business plan[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Uncategorized
‘Khan’ we do our Mathematics?

‘Khan’ we do our Mathematics?

Mathematics can be a very challenging subject for many students. Fear not, help is here, in the form of many websites that not only offer written explanations, but often offer revision work as well. Here are some links to some of my favourite ones: The Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization, created in 2006 by[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Mathematics
Creative Explosion in Grade Seven

Creative Explosion in Grade Seven

A very important aspect of Technology is the 5 Step Technological Process. In order for our Grade Seven’s to grasp this outcome we gave them a practical task aimed at working through the 5 Steps. Fortunately, they were able to demonstrate these steps to an audience as it was our EXPO Day. The materials they were able to use were[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Grade 7
Grade 9 Natural Science

Grade 9 Natural Science

In Grade 9 this term we have spent a lot of time investigating the amazing Periodic Table. It is a phenomenal fact that the entire universe is made of just 118 things. The amount of order and structure in the table is also remarkable with both the rows and columns showing the structure of the atoms. In order to help[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Natural Science
Life Science today

Life Science today

For all you budding life scientists out there, or for that matter anyone who simply has an interest in Life Science; take a look at the online biology book. http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/biobooktoc.html It is very well written, has numerous links to all over the biology world and can be used for a textbook from Grade 8 to First year University. For those[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Life Science
Visuele Letterkunde en Praat Boeke

Visuele Letterkunde en Praat Boeke

Ons het ‘n bietjie visuele letterkunde in Afrikaans gestudeer. Dit was a goeie voorbeeld van groepwerk en meeste grade het dit baie geniet.     Graad Neges! – Binnekort sal julle na ‘n voorlessing van julle voorgeskrewe boek, Aliens en Engele, kan luister. El sal vir julle laat weet wanneer jy die Praat Boek op die internet kan kry.  [Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Afrikaans

Design Indaba

The annual hosting of the Design Indaba at CTICC is focused around stimulating and sharing within a range of creative communities.  Three words are brought into play…’Inspire Interact Indulge’.  Graphic designers like Paul Sahre who established his own studio in New York in 1997 and local, Heinrich Wolff, an architect who engages intently with ‘innovation in architecture at times of[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Design