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Surveying the Valley

Our Grade 12 Geographers headed up to Peer’s Cave to practice some of their Mapping skills and techniques.  The visibility was perfect and overhanging clouds offered a welcome reprieve from the blazing sun on our climb up.  Understanding and interpreting the information depicted on maps was enhanced as the group took the time to begin to develop their own visual[Read More…]

by February 15, 2012 High School Principal
3D Family Tree

3D Family Tree

This performance task proved to be a great deal of fun. The learners went home to research about their family history. They brought this information to school in bits and pieces. They collaged a tree and added 3 D leaves containing the information . Please come and have a look at the amazing work produced outside our classrooms. To view more pictures[Read More…]

by February 15, 2012 Grade 3
Golden Birds Learn to Connect

Golden Birds Learn to Connect

In our recent lesson, The Golden Bird Society, discussed what a LAN(Local Area Network) and a WAN(Wide Area Network) is.  We got to know some theory behind what  these terms mean. From a technical side we got to work with some of the equipment that makes these networks possible. For those who are not familiar with these terms here are some definitions:[Read More…]

by February 15, 2012 Digital
Grade Sevens Visit Soetwater for some Sandy Snakey Fun

Grade Sevens Visit Soetwater for some Sandy Snakey Fun

This morning the Grade 7’s visited the beautiful Soetwater Beach. Greeted by the unbelievably knowledgeable “Mr Lappies”, we enjoyed a fascinating talk on the beach front. We learnt about the various ocean habitats as well as the thousands of species which make the beach front their home. After the learners enjoyed an exciting and exploratory exercise on the shore, we[Read More…]

by February 14, 2012 Grade 7
Funscapes: Sand, sea, love and chocolate

Funscapes: Sand, sea, love and chocolate

What a way to spend Funscapes: Sand, sea, love and  Chocolates. The weather was perfect as we made our way  to the shoreline. Our task…to build the biggest Table Mountain and City of Cape Town in the sand , ever. Every child contributed to the build, whether it was constructing the mountain, decorating it with shells and seaweed or plotting the buildings in[Read More…]

by February 14, 2012 Grade 4
UK Visitor arrives at Sun Valley Group

UK Visitor arrives at Sun Valley Group

Jennifer Pell is a 3rd year student from the University of Brighton who is joining our GAP or Learnership Programme for the next 4 weeks. She will be following Hazel Morley around and observing the Grade R environment. Her interests are the IT field, Art and working with 3-7 year olds.  We wish her a wonderful, exciting experience and hope[Read More…]

by February 13, 2012 Family Matters

EIGHT Athletes through to next round of Provincial Trials

Eight of our finest Athletes have made it through to the next round of Western Province Trials. They will be competing on the 20th of February in order to make it through to the last round. The athletes who made it through to the next round are: Luke Altman – 1200m Jesse Donn – 1500m Stella Emmerson – Long Jump[Read More…]

by February 12, 2012 Sport
We have a great team !

We have a great team !

It has been so inspiring and exciting working with two new males in my Department.  Denver Skippers heads up CAVE (Custodial Staff, Assets, Vehicles and Estate) and Brad Keller (Coach K) heads up our Sport Programme  (which includes Phys. Ed., the Afternoon Programme, Extra-Mural Programme and the Sensory Motor Programme for both the Sunbird, Primary School and High School campuses). [Read More…]

by February 10, 2012 Family Matters
Grade 3 – Under the Sea

Grade 3 – Under the Sea

The Grade 3 classes are being very creative and imaginative as they begin their “Under The Sea” Project. They are learning to mix paint and use primary colours to create an under water scene. For more photos from this project click here.

by February 10, 2012 Creative Expression
A Great Start

A Great Start

The Music Academy term is now in full swing. We are ending our 4th week and already have a waiting list of eager pupils which we are trying to accommodate. Students are working hard at new music, some of them already learning work to be played in external exams, concerts and festivals later this year. This year, we have doubled the[Read More…]

by February 10, 2012 Music