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Old Mac Sunbird had a FARM!

Old Mac Sunbird had a FARM!

The past few weeks at Sunbird have been extremely exciting. The playground has been turned into a farmyard. Our set book ‘Farmer Duck’ lent itself to teaching our children all about farms, farm animals as well as farming. Our sensory play was an absolute hit as the children loved getting stuck into the tub filled with different material each week[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
PJ Party Fun in Grade One

PJ Party Fun in Grade One

On Friday, 12 May, the Grade Ones excitedly got dressed for their first big school PJ party. Slippers in abundance and more onesies than you could count made for a very fun night. The Grade Ones arrived with much excitement and lots of laughter as they saw their teachers in PJs and classrooms ready for fun.      Once all[Read More…]

by May 24, 2017 Grade 1, Primary, Uncategorized
Sun Valley Supporters – Thank you

Sun Valley Supporters – Thank you

On Saturday, we hosted the Sun Valley vs Kirstenhof Rugby Derby. What a spectacle it was as we had all our little rugby stars on show, right from U7 all the way to the big U13’s. When two big Co-Ed schools take on one another in a huge fixture such as this, there is always plenty of support and at[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Sport
Student Leadership Training: Our E-Colours

Student Leadership Training: Our E-Colours

Sun Valley Primary staff continue to pay it forward as they endeavour to remain committed to growing confident and effective student leaders. This week the Grade 4 teachers shared their knowledge and skills with the 48 Grade 7 Student Leaders during a workshop on E-colours. Students were made aware of the impact of their E-Colours on their roles and responsibility as[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 10 Geography Adventures to Jonkershoek

Grade 10 Geography Adventures to Jonkershoek

The Grade 10 Geographers spent last Tuesday exploring the valley of Jonkershoek. Under the guidance of Geologist Peter Van Der Spuy and Nature Conservationist Steve Gildenhuys, they took to the mountains to apply what they had learnt in class to the real world. A three hour hike later, ended off with iced tea and cake. It’s safe to say they all[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Geography, High School
Help!! Life Orientation in Grade 9

Help!! Life Orientation in Grade 9

The Grade 9’s were asked to research the causes, the physical and emotional results, and the ways of minimizing stress. Their focus was on the effect stress has on teenagers. In groups, the students researched fascinating facts and then created a poster depicting their findings in a creative and informative way. In the next Life Orientation lesson the Grade 9’s were put[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
English Is Easy, Just Ask Isabel

English Is Easy, Just Ask Isabel

    When Isabel, from Portugal,  joined Silvermine at the start of the year, she could not speak a word of English. Since then, Isabel has worked extremely hard to improve on her vocabulary and will be taking part in this Terms June examinations. It has been extremely beneficial for the Grade 9’s to witness such progression and determination from[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 English, High School
Balancing your Bank Statement is a Life skill!

Balancing your Bank Statement is a Life skill!

The double entry principle in accounting means that every business transaction will involve two accounts (or more). For example, when a company borrows money from its bank, the company’s Bank account will increase and its liability account Loans Payable will increase. The girls have been using this principle since Grade 10 but have never really seen how it relates to the Bank Statement. Today with[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Accounting, High School
ACIDS and BASES… oh MY!

ACIDS and BASES… oh MY!

Continuing with our Natural Science lessons, the Grade 6’s delved deeper into understanding Acids and Bases. They learnt what makes a liquid an acid or a base and focused on the pH Scale, as well as looking at how levels on the pH scale differentiate between acid, bases and neutrals. Once they understood what an indictor was and what colours[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Going above the call of duty in Grade 4

Going above the call of duty in Grade 4

This past week the Grade 4 children took part in their community service project for the term, WASHING the Fish Hoek Police Stations vehicles. The excitement in the Grade 4 passage was REAL in the anticipation of the fun they were about to have. Even though not as many vehicles arrived as were expected and the weather didn’t play its[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Grade 4, Primary