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Week Three: Taking Care of Habitats with COW

Week Three: Taking Care of Habitats with COW

We have been studying all about animal habitats, in particular the Cape Dune System and the animals and plants that live there. Our study of habitats, reminds us that these areas are filled with living animals and plants trying to survive. Our Cottage Lane epals have also been studying a habitat in the Forests just outside New York. We have[Read More…]

by May 15, 2012 Grade 4
I’m glad that’s not on my spelling list!

I’m glad that’s not on my spelling list!

English has some crazy words in its lexicon.  And I’m not only talking about words like “Whigmaleerie” (which means a fanciful contrivance), but words that are extremely long. The longest word in the English language is189,819 letters long.  It is a type of protein and I doubt very many people have seen it written in full.  It is usually abridged[Read More…]

by May 15, 2012 English
U11 Soccer continue UNBEATEN run

U11 Soccer continue UNBEATEN run

The U11A Soccer Team continued their amazing unbeaten run with another convincing victory. The team played against Warldof Constantia and showed great composure when controlling the ball. The players passed the ball incredibly well amongst one another and conpletely controlled the game from start to finish. Luke Jegels played superbly. He scored several goals and was awarded Man of the[Read More…]

by May 14, 2012 Sport
Amazing Structures!

Amazing Structures!

Continuing from a previous post regarding interesting structures, the Grade 8 class has been investigating the effects various forces have on structures.  Sometimes these forces are necessary for a structure to maintain its position, but more often, unnatural forces cause stress on structures resulting in their collapsing. Different forces include tension (pulling in two directions,) compression (external forces acting in[Read More…]

by May 14, 2012 Technology
Casa Labia

Casa Labia

Make sure that you see the current exhibition at the Casa Labia in Muizenberg.  Two renowned South African artists exhibiting on our doorstep. The exhibition closes on 20 May 2012. The Casa Labia website: http://casalabia.co.za/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/

by May 13, 2012 Visual Art
Rugby: 5 out of 6 wins against Bishops!

Rugby: 5 out of 6 wins against Bishops!

Yet again, we were blessed with beautiful weather this past Saturday for our second game of the season against Bishops. All the teams played fantastic rugby. The improvement and growth in skills was outstanding in comparison to last week’s fixtures. Well done to all the coaches and players for an amazing morning of quality Sun Valley Primary Rugby. The U9[Read More…]

by May 13, 2012 Sport
Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger

Roxanne Sahd reports. On Thursday it was so fun! First we had to line up and get life jackets. (which I did not enjoy.) Then a seal popped his head out the exquisite, beautiful, amazing, blue water. It was so cute! After that jellyfish and dolphins appeared in the blue water. On the Jolly Roger I felt confident and safe.[Read More…]

by May 11, 2012 Grade 3
6 Tips for Healthy Exams!

6 Tips for Healthy Exams!

While we are studying for exams it is sometimes easy to forget that what goes into our bodies greatly assists our learning processes.  In order to assure all our students are healthy and operating at full capacity, here are some tips for healthy eating during the exams:   Eat smart.  Iron and Vitamin B are extremely important.  Iron is found[Read More…]

by May 11, 2012 Life Orientation
NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED

NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED

Grade 7’s are out learning at High Africa.  The experience included conquering fears, challenging beliefs and collaborating with others.  Problem solving and decision making, staying cool under pressure and facilitating personal change are all part of the three day programme. The high ropes, a tall wall and a raging river are some of the challenges that the Grade 7’s have[Read More…]

by May 10, 2012 Group Principal
Exciting week at Sun Valley Group of Schools

Exciting week at Sun Valley Group of Schools

It’s been an exciting week at Sun Valley Group of Schools. We’ve started our Computer On Wheels(COW) lessons. Had our lift installed to working order and connected our Silvermine Academy High School to our Sun Valley Primary School via Fiber Optics. Our COW lessons have been amazing as each learner has had a chance to work on their own Net-book. The[Read More…]

by May 10, 2012 Digital