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Family Camp Out at Sun Valley Group

Family Camp Out at Sun Valley Group

The Family Camp out took place on Friday.  You could have been forgiven for thinking our school field was a camping site, because it was.  We had over 400 people booked in, with tents making 2 (and sometimes 3) circles set out in a laager formation.  The fires were going and Birdie Num Nums was available for those who wanted[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Family Matters
Luke Planting Smashes 96 not out versus Fish Hoek

Luke Planting Smashes 96 not out versus Fish Hoek

This afternoon our U13 Cricket Team took on a strong Fish Hoek side. We batted first and with the help of Luke Planting’s stunning knock of 96 not out we made it to 177 for 4. Well done, Luke. We are very proud of you. We then bowled and struggled to settle down onto a line and length and Fish[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 Sport
Girls Cricket on the UP!!!

Girls Cricket on the UP!!!

The girls cricket team at Sun Valley Primary School is training hard to improve their skills. The girls practice twice a week – Thursdays and Fridays. Today, the girl’s had their first cricket net session where they focused mainly on batting and bowling technique. In the short time that I was present, I was highly impressed by the great level[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 Sport
Maths fun in the outdoors

Maths fun in the outdoors

The Grade One’s had great fun learning all about data handling this week. We collected items in the garden, counted them up and discussed who had the most or least. The groups then reported back to the class on their findings. A great learning experience!

by March 1, 2012 Grade 1
Speaker Reader

Speaker Reader

The first round of Speaker Reader took place in the classrooms this week.  Speaker Reader gives each child the opportunity to show off their speaking ability.  The Grades Fives were entertained with some hilarious poems, mostly about their teachers. The finalists from each class have been chosen.  From these finalists the Grade Five teachers will choose four children to go to the next round, where they will compete[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 Grade 5
Move to Improve

Move to Improve

Research has shown that for the brain to function at its peak performance, especially in the class, one needs to move…and often. We like to move by dance. After a lesson session, the learners get up and do movement to a song. The eagerness is evident, especially if they have been sitting for a while. A favourite is Singing in the[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 Grade 4

Drama at Sunbird

Do we have a Brad Pitt or Angelina in our midst? Anything is possible. Kidsact, run by Trish Sutton has taken off well this term. The children enjoy using their imaginations and have the opportunity to act, dance and sing to different scenarios.  The learners have had great fun this term and we look forward to seeing them grow in confidence and skill as[Read More…]

by February 29, 2012 Grade R
Walk-it Circuit in full force

Walk-it Circuit in full force

In 2012 the Walk-it circuit has remained a huge success at our school. The kids love having a chance to exercise and get some much needed oxygen into their brains. The specific movements which take place on the Walk-it circuit do not only help with oxygen but also aid the crossing of hemispheres in the brain as well as improving[Read More…]

by February 28, 2012 Sport
Did you know about … Shakespeare?

Did you know about … Shakespeare?

Among Shakespeare’s greatest contributions to the English language must be the introduction of new vocabulary and phrases which have enriched the language making it more colorful and expressive. Some estimates at the number of words coined by Shakespeare number in the several thousands. In all of his work – the plays, the sonnets and the narrative poems – Shakespeare uses[Read More…]

by February 28, 2012 English

Outward Bound Camp

Grade 8, 9, 10 and 11 students may start gearing up for this year’s camp.  Hosted by Outward Bound it should prove to be an incredible adventurous and team-building experience! It will run from Wednesday, 18 April to Friday, 20 April.

by February 28, 2012 High School Principal