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Information Technology Research Assignment

Information Technology Research Assignment

For the remainder of Term 1, the Grade 10 Information Technology students will be working on researching the history and technology behind multiprocessing, multitasking and multithreading. Each student has been assigned a section of work that they are responsible to research and compile. This section of work forms a core component (LO.1. – Hardware and Software) of their theory for[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 Information Technology
Pancake day at Sunbird

Pancake day at Sunbird

The delicious smell coming from the kitchen last Wednesday, had our mouths watering! Teacher Stella donned her apron and managed to make 75 pancakes.  Various toppings were brought in by the children and each one enjoyed the feast. Thank you Teacher Stella! To see more click here

by March 7, 2012 Grade R
South Africa is an Interesting Place!

South Africa is an Interesting Place!

Did you know..? * The world’s first heart transplant was done in South Africa in 1967 by South African Dr Chris Barnard. * The only street in the world to house two Nobel Peace prize winners is in Soweto. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both have houses in Vilakazi Street in Soweto. * South Africa is the home of[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 Social Science
Using Technology Know-how.

Using Technology Know-how.

Suite Vollard in Brazil has constructed a rather unique building.  Each of the 11 floors can rotate 360 degrees, individually and in either direction.  When on the standard setting, each rotation takes one hour, but residents can change the speed at which their apartment turns.  And the apartments aren’t too expensive…to buy one you only need $300 000 (R2,279,920).

by March 7, 2012 Technology
Alex Townsend to represent WP

Alex Townsend to represent WP

Sun Valley Group of Schools is incredibly proud to announce that Alex Townsend has been chosen to represent WESTERN PROVINCE in the Grommets Games 2012 in the Boy U8 age group. This is an amazing achievement. Alex is a talented surfer with a huge future ahead of him. We look forward to Alex helping SVPS to victory in the upcoming[Read More…]

by March 6, 2012 Sport
Social Sciences in Action

Social Sciences in Action

On Wednesday, 7 March our Grade 9 class will be visiting Langa township, one of Cape Town’s oldest informal settlements.  This unique opportunity will touch on elements of History, Geography and appeal to the students’ sense of self and others.  The remnants of an era well-past are strongly evident and add meaning to the exploration of South Africa’s history.  It[Read More…]

by March 6, 2012 High School Principal
Speaker-Reader finalists

Speaker-Reader finalists

We have finished the prelim rounds of our Grade 4 Speaker-Reader. Every child is assessed for Speaking or Reading. They are assessed also on: Choice of topic Voice projection Eye contact and body language Innovative presentation The following are our finalists for Grade 4: Zoey Curtis: The Owl and the Pussycat Maxilmilian Kleinschmidt: There’s a Spot on my Bum Matthew Stone: My Teacher took[Read More…]

by March 6, 2012 Grade 4
Did you know?

Did you know?

This week all my Gr 10 and Gr 11 Geography students will be presenting their oral presentations. The topic is “Did you know?” My favourite example around this topic is: “Did you know that Africa is as wide as it is long??” Ah ha…bet you, you didn’t! This is all because when we try to project the 3D world onto[Read More…]

by March 5, 2012 Geography
Mathematic Maniac

Mathematic Maniac

With much to be covered in a year, Maths took off with a flying start from almost the first day of the term.  Most of the lessons up to this point have been based on our trusty ‘Just Maths’ textbook.  We have covered many topics up to this point such as: calculations with large numbers, factors, prime numbers, investigating the[Read More…]

by March 5, 2012 Grade 6
Live and let live…

Live and let live…

In Life Orientation we started off the year across all grades (9 – 11) looking at personal well-being and a healthy life style.  We discussed topics from a healthy diet, personal relationships through to drug abuse and discrimination. Students took part in fruitful discussions.  The Grade 11’s researched drug abuse and presented talk shows in class, discussing the problem.  They also made very[Read More…]

by March 3, 2012 Life Orientation