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The Homelands Policies of South Africa (1960s – )

The Homelands Policies of South Africa (1960s – )

The homelands system, which had been spoken about by the South African Nationalist government since its formation in 1948 was one of the most diabolical and yet fascinating constructs of the apartheid era in South Africa. Also known as “Bantustans”, the homelands were supposed to (on paper at least,) represent areas where black South Africans had political freedom and freedom[Read More…]

by May 30, 2012 Social Science
Gym Wizards growing in numbers

Gym Wizards growing in numbers

The Gym Wizards Team is growing in numbers. More and more pupils from Sun Valley Primary School are joining Gym Wizards each and every week. They are loving the experience. The focus is to give the children basic floor, acrobatic, dance and jumping skills that form the foundation phase of gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, acrobatics, stunt work, ice skating, cheerleading, dancing,[Read More…]

by May 29, 2012 Sport

TATTOOS and GRAFFITI

The Grade Seven and Six classes are all approaching their latest art project with enthusiasm. In Grade Seven they learnt about the origin of tattoo’s and explored areas of Celtic Art and the style and manner in which the designs were approached. They then went on to design their own tattooed hands using the influences of Celtic Art. This concept[Read More…]

by May 29, 2012 Creative Expression
Sssshhhhhh…have you heard? We’re going to mime!

Sssshhhhhh…have you heard? We’re going to mime!

The Grade 8 and 9 ARTS AND CULTURE students are going to mime! Yes, that’s right! We are having an expert in who will be doing a Miming workshop with the Gr 8 and 9’s! They will learn all the basics, the theory and the how-to! What fun we are going to have and all in absolute and complete …….[Read More…]

by May 29, 2012 Geography
In Technology today we will be “Making a dice”

In Technology today we will be “Making a dice”

I was so excited, what better way to “chill” after Assessments. My three male colleagues were not quite as excited. They informed me that there was no “chill” in sewing. Never the less we attacked the task enthusiastically. The Grade 7’s loved the challenge! We took a couple of short cuts, but the end products are colourful, and definitely look like a[Read More…]

by May 28, 2012 Grade 7
Great day of Netball at Zwaanswyk Tournament

Great day of Netball at Zwaanswyk Tournament

Last Saturday the SVPS Netball Girls (Mini all the way up to U13) participated in the Zwaanswyk Derby Day. The Girls did really well and played their hearts out against some fierce competition.   We had some great results and the girls can be proud of how they played. All the teams won a game and lost a game, except[Read More…]

by May 28, 2012 Sport

Object Orientated Programming – Method Design – toString

In examinations, students are often asked to create a toString method. This is the most commonly misunderstood question. This method is used to return a string representation of an object and is convenient for showing the value of an object (or an attribute within – in concatenated form). Example: Given the following two attributes: private String name; private String surname;[Read More…]

by May 28, 2012 Information Technology
Interesting Animal Facts

Interesting Animal Facts

I’m sure by this stage all our students are tired of learning new things.  Here are some fascinating facts about reptiles which, while they need not be learned, might be somewhat interesting to some people. Did you know? 1.  Across the planet there are more than 8000 species of reptiles.  We find reptiles on all the continents except Antarctica, because[Read More…]

by May 28, 2012 English
Victorious Day of rugby against Kirstenhof

Victorious Day of rugby against Kirstenhof

It was a lovely, yet slightly damp, winters morning when SVPS were due to take on their rivals – Kirstenhof Primary School. Our TAG Rugby teams played their first games of the season. Wow, they did so well. The U7A’s and the U8A’s both won their games. Both of the B teams narrowly lost their games but played superbly. Our[Read More…]

by May 27, 2012 Sport

Object Orientated Programming – An Introduction to Classes and Objects

The following is a useful extract from an online java resource site (http://www.leepoint.net/JavaBasics/oop/oop-10-intro.html). Class = data + methods. Everything (data and methods) in Java is contained in classes. So far you’ve been using classes to hold methods (main and perhaps a few other static methods). These methods use local variables, which are completely private to the method, and which disappear[Read More…]

by May 25, 2012 Information Technology