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Computer Boffins Begin

Computer Boffins Begin

Computer Boffins began today as Grade R’s joined me in the Sun Valley Primary School IT centre. The excitement could not be contained as they explored and learnt more about computers. I look forward to spending more time with these young explorers.

by January 25, 2012 Digital

Never Give Up!

  I was privileged to watch an assembly message presented by Mr Keller.  He knows how to touch the heart with inspirational messages. Watching the video of Derek Redman completing in the 1992 Olympics 400m semi-final was an emotional experience. Derek tore his hamstring but fought through the pain. With his father’s help, he managed to complete a full lap[Read More…]

by January 24, 2012 Counsellor
Welcome to all our new Room Parents

Welcome to all our new Room Parents

Our new Room Parent Basic Training Course  took place on Friday last week.  We saw 60 new parents, including dads, join our programme. They discussed their role and what the staff and children expect of them, amidst lots of laughing and moving. This week they are heading for the passages to listen to children read, assist individuals to practice their[Read More…]

by January 24, 2012 Family Matters
Sometimes all that is needed is a listening ear … a place to vent.

Sometimes all that is needed is a listening ear … a place to vent.

Is it possible to love what you do to such an extent that you embrace every day with a sense of anticipation? Every day is an unopened gift. It is an opportunity to go out and make a difference. This fits our theme to a tee. Making a digital difference! How does one marry the theme with a portfolio like[Read More…]

by January 23, 2012 Counsellor

Preparing for the future

School closes at 13.00 on Thursday, 16 February and is closed on Friday, 17 February as our staff meet for a Professional Development Seminar entitled: Teach like a Champion. Kottie Christie-Blick, an Award winning, master teacher from the USA, will guide us on how to teach students to infer while reading. On Friday, Dr John Gibbon will be covering aspects[Read More…]

by January 23, 2012 Curriculum

Week 3 Term 1 2012

It has been a really good start to the new year.  Our high performing teachers, administrators and estate team have pulled out all the stops to ensure a smooth, but dynamic start to the new year. This is our official full week with school starting at 8am and ending at 2pm each day except Tuesday, which is always 1pm.  Sport[Read More…]

by January 22, 2012 Group Principal
Become a Room Parent in 2012

Become a Room Parent in 2012

If you have a half hour or more available in the week and would love to listen to children reading or saying their times tables, you need to become a Room Parent.  Join us at the Basic Training Course on Friday 20 January at 9 am in our school hall.  Moms, grans, dads or grandads are most welcome.  Meet other[Read More…]

by January 19, 2012 Family Matters
Classrooms Proudly Prepared for 2012

Classrooms Proudly Prepared for 2012

The staff worked flat out to ensure that their classrooms were attractive and welcoming before the start of the new year. Click on the picture to view the many venues around the school.

by January 19, 2012 Curriculum
Parents Connect with the School

Parents Connect with the School

It’s a marriage!  The relationship between the teacher and parent is a marriage.  We flirted with each other before we made the commitment.  Parents played the field and looked at a number of options before selecting Sun Valley.  We put on our best smile to make the parents select us. On Wednesday we made the commitment to raise and teach[Read More…]

by January 19, 2012 General
Welcome to our Family!

Welcome to our Family!

What a wonderful start to the year!  Our family has grown in all areas.  Looking forward to a great 2012.  Click on the picture to take a look at a few more pictures showing our new children arriving on the first day.

by January 19, 2012 Family Matters