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NEW Scrum-Machine arrives

NEW Scrum-Machine arrives

Last week we were the grateful recipients of a newly furbished Scrum machine. This piece of equipment is incredibly expensive ( over R7 000) and we are going to be putting it to superb use at all practice sessions. It is a vital piece of rugby equipment that will increase our players strength and power, improve their technique and reduce[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Sport
Well Done, Caring and Faithful Servants

Well Done, Caring and Faithful Servants

This morning Term1’s 28 CARE Reps brought with them the newly appointed CARE Representatives for Term 2. It is a privilege to interact with these children as they encourage CARE Circles and report back to me what issues they are facing. I shall miss the Term 1 group as they handover to the new team.  Term 1’s Representatives were as follows: 1 Feb[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Counsellor
Gr 6 Camp

Gr 6 Camp

  Last week the Grade 6’s embarked on a three day camp at Mizpah campsite just outside of Grabouw. Our first stop was a visit to the Eskom Power Plant. Here the pupils learnt more about how electricity can be made. The pupils were shown a short dvd and Liesl, our hostess, was very informative. Next we arrived at the[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Grade 6
Gr 10 Global Warming

Gr 10 Global Warming

The Gr 10 Geography students are currently studying the effects of Global warming. We are learning about the heating of the atmosphere and therefore the negative results that certain human activities have on our very delicate heat balance and atmosphere! Students will focus on Ozone Depletion and study the meaning and management of their Carbon Footprint! I am looking forward[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Geography

The Conflict Theme continues

Continuing with our conflict theme for the term, the Gr 6’s were given the task of watching or reading the news for a couple of weeks.  Discussions on the causes of conflict in Africa were very interesting. After collecting information and drawing up mind maps, we gathered in the hall where Mrs Williams led a detailed lesson on how to[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Grade 6
Interesting (Weird) Structures

Interesting (Weird) Structures

The Grade 8s have recently started a new module in Technology that looks at different types of structures.  ‘Structures’ is a broad topic that refers to anything ‘built’; be it man-made (such as a bridge or building) or natural (such as a spider web or beehive). While looking for interesting structures to discuss with the Grade 8s I stumbled across some[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Technology
If Music Be The Food Of Love … Play On

If Music Be The Food Of Love … Play On

What a privilege it was to have such enthusiastic parents at the dreaming session for the up and coming Musical of the year. A pantomime, actually! The Foundation Phase and Grade R pupils are going to entertain us with music, humour, dance and more music. We shall be presenting the story of Cinderella and Rockafella! A fairy story with a[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 Counsellor
Buzzing with Excitement as we start Term Two

Buzzing with Excitement as we start Term Two

Grade Seven’s, believe it or not, were thrilled to be back at school. In our first CARE circle I posed the question “What are you grateful for?” Many mentioned being able to come to a “fun” school.   They loved their gift of a CD of Term One photographs and the treat is always enjoyed. One sweet child said “I[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 Grade 7
Sun Valley Group of Schools gets a new look!

Sun Valley Group of Schools gets a new look!

  Sun Valley Group of Schools has been getting a technological make-over during the holidays. As we’ve worked non-stop to install the new network infrastructure. Some noticeable changes are the new cable trays found in the lower levels of the Sun Valley Primary School. These trays will carry the cables connecting the Grade 3,6 and 7 classrooms to the server.[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 Digital
Term Two Outings

Term Two Outings

Peer’s Cave (for Funscapes) – It’s off in search for possible hidden treasures in Peer’s Cave. We learn about the first humans who lived in the area and how they survived and hunted. There are even stories of discovered skulls and snakes – creepy. Sand dune Hike from the Sunbird Centre – With a qualified guide and Environmental Conservationist, we[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 Grade 4