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Science, Technology and Design EXPO

Science, Technology and Design EXPO

Today we looked at how 3D shapes are used in architecture to design different shaped buildings. The children had great fun watching a clip on 3D shapes. We then looked at a powerpoint of different buildings and identified the 3D shapes used to construct them. The children were given toothpicks and jellytots and created their own 3D structures. The results[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade 1
Our first Grade One Assembly

Our first Grade One Assembly

On Tuesday 24th of April the Grade Ones had their first assembly item for 2012. Blast off to Big School was the theme of the morning. The children performed extremely well, reciting poems about their teachers. There was much laughter and applause for our little stars of the day. Thank you to all parents who attended.

by April 26, 2012 Grade 1
Science at Sunbird

Science at Sunbird

In keeping with our theme “opposites attract” we introduced magnets to the Grade R’s for our Science Expo day on Thursday.  The children had great fun finding out about objects that are attracted and repelled by magnets.       Each class made different magnetic items to take home and play with.  They hypothesized and experimented using their magnetic wands, collecting[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade R
Funscapes making sand shapes

Funscapes making sand shapes

The Grade Sixes enjoyed a lovely and sunny morning at Fish Hoek Beach last week. Starting off with a bit of free time, our learners enjoyed running and playing on the beach, standing in the shallow waters chatting to friends and screaming with laughter as they seesawed at the play park. They then divided up into their camp teams, putting[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade 6
Die Trekker

Die Trekker

“Die Trek Trek Trekker” is what the Grade 5 Learners have been reciting and dreaming about for the last few days. The learners were not keen to have to learn an Afrikaans poem off by heart, but as soon as they realised that it had a rhythm that made it fun and that they would be doing it as part[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade 5
Teaching and learning digitally takes off magnificently!

Teaching and learning digitally takes off magnificently!

It has been a joy to visit four classes this week with Mr Keller. Our hope…to see digital learning in its infancy. Wow! We were pleasantly surprised. We first visited a Grade Two class of girls who were tasked with writing a news report on their recent visit to the Muizenberg caves. They interviewed fellow group members , they spoke[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Curriculum
Being a Teacher is hard work!

Being a Teacher is hard work!

Sun Valley Group of Schools has 10 Learner-Teachers who spend 4 years with us as part of our GAP Programme.  They study through UNISA and complete all their assignments in our classes.  They are allocated to a Master Teacher for a period of time.  This mentor teacher trains them in the basics of managing a class, preparing lessons and assessing[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Family Matters
EXPO Science and Technology

EXPO Science and Technology

Our Science and Technology EXPO brought a group of fascinated prospective parents into our school this morning. After a brief introduction, our Grade 7 Tour Guides took them on a whirlwind tour of the school, focusing on Pre-School, Grade 1, Grade 4 and Grade 7. The entire school was actively engaged in Science and Technology activities.  Many classes made use[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Group Principal
Ms Christie-Blick reports back on our USA epals

Ms Christie-Blick reports back on our USA epals

    We are now into Week 3 of blogging with our American epals. We have been talking about our families, school life, sport and favourite food and things. We have been surprised to see how much in common we have with our epals.  We have also asked them a lot of questions, like: What does snow look and feel like? We have also answered[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade 4
April 27th – Freedom Day

April 27th – Freedom Day

Tomorrow is Freedom Day in South Africa.  Everyone is always happy when a public holiday falls on a Friday, but Freedom Day is of particular importance in South Africa because of what happened before it. Freedom Day commemorates the first post-apartheid elections in South Africa which happened in 1994.  This was the first occasion that all South Africans, regardless of[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Social Science