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Being a Teacher is hard work!

Being a Teacher is hard work!

Sun Valley Group of Schools has 10 Learner-Teachers who spend 4 years with us as part of our GAP Programme.  They study through UNISA and complete all their assignments in our classes.  They are allocated to a Master Teacher for a period of time.  This mentor teacher trains them in the basics of managing a class, preparing lessons and assessing[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Family Matters
EXPO Science and Technology

EXPO Science and Technology

Our Science and Technology EXPO brought a group of fascinated prospective parents into our school this morning. After a brief introduction, our Grade 7 Tour Guides took them on a whirlwind tour of the school, focusing on Pre-School, Grade 1, Grade 4 and Grade 7. The entire school was actively engaged in Science and Technology activities.  Many classes made use[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Group Principal
Ms Christie-Blick reports back on our USA epals

Ms Christie-Blick reports back on our USA epals

    We are now into Week 3 of blogging with our American epals. We have been talking about our families, school life, sport and favourite food and things. We have been surprised to see how much in common we have with our epals.  We have also asked them a lot of questions, like: What does snow look and feel like? We have also answered[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade 4
April 27th – Freedom Day

April 27th – Freedom Day

Tomorrow is Freedom Day in South Africa.  Everyone is always happy when a public holiday falls on a Friday, but Freedom Day is of particular importance in South Africa because of what happened before it. Freedom Day commemorates the first post-apartheid elections in South Africa which happened in 1994.  This was the first occasion that all South Africans, regardless of[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Social Science
SVPS Surfing Team WINS first Comp!

SVPS Surfing Team WINS first Comp!

Last Friday, the SVPS Surfing team took part in the first of many Tag Team Surfing Competitions held at Muizenberg Beach. This time, we were placed to surf against Muizenberg Junior School. In Tag Team Competitions each surfer goes out and catches TWO of the best waves possible, then comes in and tags the next member of the team. The[Read More…]

by April 25, 2012 Sport
Design your Future

Design your Future

Designing the future ,learning from the mistakes made in the past. Sustainable design seems to be an underlying theme within our design lessons from grade 10 to grade 12. In the past designers have not been as focussed on sustainable design, my aim as a design teacher is to encourage my students to engage with design considering how it effects[Read More…]

by April 25, 2012 Design

Delicious dinner will delight diners

And so after weeks of preparing for the first restaurant evening, it is almost upon us.  The Hospitality students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 are all geared up and ready for the evening.  The Grade 12′ s will be cooking a four course menu and the Grade 10’s and 11’s will be serving the meal.  The parents of the[Read More…]

by April 25, 2012 Consumer Studies
Is it feasible?

Is it feasible?

The Grade 10 Information Technology learners have been given a task to design a feasibility study for some application. This process requires the students to work together to come up with an idea of either a new product, or a product which needs improvement. Ideas from a to-do list, music player and a stock exchange system were only a few[Read More…]

by April 25, 2012 Information Technology
Interactive white boards for Grade 7

Interactive white boards for Grade 7

At R22 000 a classroom, the Grade 7’s were the first to receive the new interactive white boards as part of our Making A Digital Difference programme. Today I enjoyed a lesson in Grade 7K on writing Short Stories.  Mr Brad Keller made use of his white board to show a You Tube clip on bullying.  He then linked the[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 Group Principal
TECHNOLOGY takes over

TECHNOLOGY takes over

The high speed internet is up and running in all 68 venues of our Group of Schools.  The CoW (computers on wheels) rolled into Grade 4c for a demonstration lesson.  Instead of the usual lesson, class teacher, Marilyn Cable and IT Director, Mat Philips found suitable research sites, bookmarked them and  pairs had to complete the research assignment, download notes[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 Group Principal