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Grade 6 and Systemic Assessments

Grade 6 and Systemic Assessments

Much effort has been put into preparing our children for the annual Systemic Assessments that has taken place this week. We wanted our learners to feel confident and have enough practice before facing this challenge. Our Small Group Tuition teacher, Mrs Raven, spent 4 lessons a week in each class, assisting the ones who needed extra input. She was able[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Discovering District Six

Discovering District Six

The Grade Fives are learning about the causes and consequences of the Apartheid movement. We are focusing on the District Six community and how land capture by the suppressive government affected thousands of households that were forced to move to the Cape Flats and township areas. The Grade Five teachers are teaching the boys and girls the importance of multicultural education[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 4 Camp, Expectations Exceeded!

Grade 4 Camp, Expectations Exceeded!

On the 12th and 13th October, Rocklands centre was overtaken by over 130 Grade 4’s for their annual camp. Excited children and nervous parents greeted the teachers bright and early on Thursday morning. Mom and dad didn’t want to let go and the children didn’t want to look back. The still morning air was pierced by the sound of war[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

      iThemba means ‘hope’. In response to the massive need for quality pre-primary education in under-resourced communities, St. Peters launched an Early Childhood Development Centre in January 2012. There are now about 60 children ages 3-6, from disadvantaged backgrounds who attend iThemba School, in the building alongside St Peters Church. The Grade Threes at Sun Valley Primary School[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Good to Be Back in Grade 2!

Good to Be Back in Grade 2!

Welcome back to the last term of 2017. We hope you are ready for all the excitement that comes along with this part of the year. We are looking forward to our Save our Seas Field Trip, GRIT Awards and all sorts of other fun things. This term we will be learning about all things found under the sea. We will[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
Grade One bringing CHEER to TEARS

Grade One bringing CHEER to TEARS

Last term the Grade Ones completed their community service project for the year, something done in every grade at SVPS. We decided to collect items for TEARS, a local dog and cat rescue shelter in the valley. We chose this as it links to our ‘Pets‘ theme in our Life Skills curriculum. The CARE and Reflection Monitors from each class[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
3…2…1… Blast Off!

3…2…1… Blast Off!

Our space theme was based on our setbook, “There’s No Place Like Space”. It was definitely a theme that was well explored, had no limits and was loved by all. Circle Time was the highlight of the day as the children got to think out of the box about all that lay beyond what the eye could see. Their imaginations were[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
UNBEATEN UNDER 13’s continue Cricketing Excellence

UNBEATEN UNDER 13’s continue Cricketing Excellence

On the penultimate day of term 3, the SVPS U13 cricketers readied themselves for their tour to knysna, where previous SVPS U13 teams had left a worthy legacy of a cricketing excellence. The boys were determined to do exactly that, one last time. The hours spent traveling up to Knysna were filled with raucous laughter, off-pitch sing alongs and a[Read More…]

by October 15, 2017 Sport
U11A Cricket Boys’ STELLAR tour to Knysna

U11A Cricket Boys’ STELLAR tour to Knysna

During the holidays, the talented and up and coming U11A Cricket Team set off to Knysna for an experience of a life time. The Sun Valley U11 teams have been attending the annual Cricket Festival, run by the brilliant Keith Cretchley for many years and have held the Sun Valley name in high regard. This tour was no different. Incredible[Read More…]

by October 9, 2017 Sport
A job? Really? But it’s my holiday!!

A job? Really? But it’s my holiday!!

Ah, the world of work! When you’re at school, it sounds so exciting and grown – up. The independence it offers must be worth it, right? When you’re actually in it… well, it becomes rather REAL! In order to get the Grade 10’s thinking about careers, working and jobs, they have been tasked with designing an advert in Life Orientation[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 High School, Life Orientation