Our new Room Parent Basic Training Course took place on Friday last week. We saw 60 new parents, including dads, join our programme. They discussed their role and what the staff and children expect of them, amidst lots of laughing and moving. This week they are heading for the passages to listen to children read, assist individuals to practice their[Read More…]
Is it possible to love what you do to such an extent that you embrace every day with a sense of anticipation? Every day is an unopened gift. It is an opportunity to go out and make a difference. This fits our theme to a tee. Making a digital difference! How does one marry the theme with a portfolio like[Read More…]
School closes at 13.00 on Thursday, 16 February and is closed on Friday, 17 February as our staff meet for a Professional Development Seminar entitled: Teach like a Champion. Kottie Christie-Blick, an Award winning, master teacher from the USA, will guide us on how to teach students to infer while reading. On Friday, Dr John Gibbon will be covering aspects[Read More…]
It has been a really good start to the new year. Our high performing teachers, administrators and estate team have pulled out all the stops to ensure a smooth, but dynamic start to the new year. This is our official full week with school starting at 8am and ending at 2pm each day except Tuesday, which is always 1pm. Sport[Read More…]
If you have a half hour or more available in the week and would love to listen to children reading or saying their times tables, you need to become a Room Parent. Join us at the Basic Training Course on Friday 20 January at 9 am in our school hall. Moms, grans, dads or grandads are most welcome. Meet other[Read More…]
The staff worked flat out to ensure that their classrooms were attractive and welcoming before the start of the new year. Click on the picture to view the many venues around the school.
It’s a marriage! The relationship between the teacher and parent is a marriage. We flirted with each other before we made the commitment. Parents played the field and looked at a number of options before selecting Sun Valley. We put on our best smile to make the parents select us. On Wednesday we made the commitment to raise and teach[Read More…]
What a wonderful start to the year! Our family has grown in all areas. Looking forward to a great 2012. Click on the picture to take a look at a few more pictures showing our new children arriving on the first day.
They came with smiles, backpacks and a brain wanting to learn. The Hall was set up just like it was in November 2011 when they met their teachers. There was laughter, games and a few nerves. After a warm welcome, the students and their parents headed for the classroom. Grade 1 had begun. Welcome to all our new students, parents[Read More…]