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Valentine’s Hike

Valentine’s Hike

The Grade 6’s were greeted by a beautiful day for their hike up to Elephant’s Eye.  Excitement was high as they knew they were going to spend some time in nature.  They eagerly started the walk up the mountain.  With the encouragement from teachers, parents and granddads, all managed the climb.  A good rest awaited them as they reached the[Read More…]

by February 20, 2012 Grade 6
Penguin Art Fun

Penguin Art Fun

Just when we thought we had seen all  the cute penguins at Boulders, a visit to the art room proved us wrong! We saw some very cute penguin pictures being created and soon realised that the art room had turned into a penguin colony! We can’t wait to see the finished product!  

by February 20, 2012 Grade 2
Valentine’s Funscape Fun!

Valentine’s Funscape Fun!

Love was in the air! It was Valentine’s Funscapes and the Grade Two’s couldn’t wait to make their Valentine gifts! They had fun moving through various stations, dipping marshmallows into chocolate and 100’s and 1000’s, making paper flowers, designing and making cards and lastly beautiful vases! All the hard work made them exhausted and thirsty so they raced down to[Read More…]

by February 20, 2012 Grade 2
Life Learning is the Best Teacher

Life Learning is the Best Teacher

As we face the prospect of Making a Digital Difference we are being told that experimentation is good. Don’t fear the ‘unknown’. Tim Keller has taken us through the different attitudes we have to technology and we could recognise where we fit in. Are we Fearful Fred – too afraid to turn on the power button? Busy Bob – too busy[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 Counsellor
Let’s learn this together!

Let’s learn this together!

Our Staff Development training session today was grappling with how to make a digital difference in our classrooms.  Tim Keller from Umoya took us step by step through the process of how to start and how to keep going.  What a pleasure it has been to watch our staff work together as a team and discuss how to best use[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 Family Matters
Increasing our digital ‘know-how’

Increasing our digital ‘know-how’

Teachers playfully exploring The focus of our in-service training this year has included input from Tim Keller and Peter Beretta from Umoya. Umoya is the company which will be rolling out our wireless installation from Grade R through to Grade 12, making all venues across the Group of Schools wirelessly enabled. A fundamental part of making this change a success[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 High School Principal

Valentine’s Day in Grade 7

The Grade 7’s enjoyed an amazing day of team sport on Valentine’s day. Plenty of oxygen to the brain and lots of fun. We then enjoyed a beautiful, romantic movie. The last hour was spent cooling off in the pool. The 2012 Grade 7’s are a great group of learners who thoroughly enjoy working together.

by February 17, 2012 Grade 7
Love the animals this Valentine’s Day!

Love the animals this Valentine’s Day!

The Grade Ones had so much fun feeding the animals and exploring the playground at Imhoff Farm for our funscapes this term. The bunny rabbits and goats were a big highlight. Our Sun Valley children were easy to spot in their red and white clothes. To view more pictures click here.

by February 17, 2012 Grade 1
A new face at Sunbird

A new face at Sunbird

Jennifer Pell is a student from the University of Brighton, England.  She is in her third year of studies and will be visiting us for 4 weeks to gain insight into the way we teach at Sunbird.  Jennifer has already been amazed at the fact that we are allowed to hug, cuddle and comfort children through touch as this is[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 Grade R
Ms Cable helping at Mathematics

Ms Cable helping at Mathematics

Mathematics…fear not with the Grade 4 teachers around. Mathematics is taught in a relevant and fun manner. Learners revise the basics first, to see what they already know  –  the teachers then build on this in order to prepare the learners for the challenges of Grade 4 Mathematics and to boost their confidence. Every morning we start with a tables test. This wakes up their Maths[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 Grade 4