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Learning to tie laces in Grade R: We’re ‘knot’ giving up!

Learning to tie laces in Grade R: We’re ‘knot’ giving up!

“Criss cross and go under the bridge then you’ve got to pull it tight. Make a loop but keep a long tail, thats how to do it right! Then you take the other string and wrap it around the loop, pull it through the hole Now you’ve got the laces scoop!” Down at Sunbird, we know that getting ready for[Read More…]

by August 20, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Investigating our past; creating our future…

Investigating our past; creating our future…

As part of the Independent Examinations Board’s expectations for our Grade 12 History students, an intensive investigation is performed during the year; with the focus placed on the student working entirely independently on this task, enabling them to experience the process a historian would in finding and evaluating sources effectively. The students were given the option of choosing their topic, which[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 High School, History
A Day in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

A Day in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

This week the Grade 4s got the opportunity to watch a rendition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performed by actors from the National Theatre. Our school hall was transformed into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory where each learner pushed their imaginations to the limit and tapped into their inner creativity. The Grade 4’s had so much fun interacting with the[Read More…]

by August 16, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
GIS in Grade 12 Geography

GIS in Grade 12 Geography

The Grade 12 Geography students are tackling their final Geography task for the year! As “urban planners”, each student is to create a paper GIS map to analyse an urban space in South Africa – an essential skill in our rapidly urbanising world.

by August 16, 2017 Geography, High School
The Force is strong in Grade 9!

The Force is strong in Grade 9!

The Grade 9’s have been investigating contact and non-contact forces. No, not in Life Orientation, in Natural Science! Sir Isaac Newton has become a regular visitor in our classroom. His third law states; “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Our investigations lead us to discover the difference between weight and mass…..and some of the girls thought[Read More…]

by August 16, 2017 High School, Natural Science
Clothes for Life Campaign will make a difference in OUR community

Clothes for Life Campaign will make a difference in OUR community

Green bags filled with clothing for the underprivileged flocked through the Sun Valley Primary School gates this morning. Over the past two years, the Sun Valley Primary School family has gone out of their way to break collection records and change the lives of those in less fortunate communities. The project aims to uplift young, underprivileged entrepreneurs. Communities are given the opportunity[Read More…]

by August 14, 2017 Grade 7, Uncategorized
Acting on Instinct

Acting on Instinct

This week the Grade 9’s were given a task which required them to think on the spot. They were given a short script and some expert advice from “The Skit Guys” See Here . They were then expected to present a production with a slight twist by the end of the lesson. The results were brilliant and the lesson was filled with[Read More…]

by August 14, 2017 English, High School
Measurement at the SMA pool!

Measurement at the SMA pool!

Measurements are so often taken for granted and we sometimes do not appreciate the splendid importance measurements play in our lives. For examples, people use measurements in simple home tasks like cooking where one may need to use a weighing scale or read the temperature of an oven when baking. Measurement is the process of determining the ratio of a physical quantity, such[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 High School, Math Literacy
Number fun in Grade One!

Number fun in Grade One!

What a busy beginning of term it has been! Our Grade Ones have been very busy and working hard. They have been introduced to many new concepts in different areas and are having lots of fun exploring these concepts. One area they have been working very hard in is Mathematics. We have introduced them to the new work cards which[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 3’s are off and away to SKA!

Grade 3’s are off and away to SKA!

As we all know, third term is one of Grade Threes most exciting terms, due to its focus on Our Solar System. We started our term off, like a rocket into space, having each class visit the SKA office in Pinelands. SKA is short for Square Kilometer Array, and is a project that is run internationally but has its bases[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 Grade 3, Primary