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Sunbird sports day

Sunbird sports day

On Wednesday our Sunbirdies, donned in their team colours, put their running and jumping skills to the test. Team spirit was the order of the day and the children came to the fore beautifully. Hats off to all our children, they were super stars. Jenny’s class won the day. Hazel and Stella’s classes came a close second and third respectively. [Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade R
We tackle Elsie’s Peak

We tackle Elsie’s Peak

We have been learning all about direction, mapping and street planning, as part of our Social Studies.  In order to get a bird’s eye view of the layout of the town, we climbed to the top of Elsie’s Peak. It was a scorching but beautiful day and the shrills of excitement could be heard all over the mountain as we[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade 4
Founders Day

Founders Day

The entire school from Grade R to Grade 12 crammed into the hall on Tuesday to celebrate Founders Day. We sat enthralled as we worked our way through the schools history in the form of some very old photo’s. We are so privileged to have come so far and are grateful for all the blessings we have at Sun Valley.[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade 2
Athletics Fun Day

Athletics Fun Day

What a beautifully sunny day we had for our Athletics Day! We all gathered on the field in our houses ready for a fun-filled day! We laughed with the Grade One children as they ran in Dad or Mom’s big floppy shoes. We concentrated with the Grade Three’s as they worked as a team in the “three-legged” race. Our Grade Two’s[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade 2
Redenaarskompetisie, 14 Maart 2012

Redenaarskompetisie, 14 Maart 2012

Ons het dit almal geniet om na die beste van ons leerlinge se mondelinge te luister.  Baie geluk aan almal wat deelgeneem het! (We all enjoyed listening to the best examples of orals, presented by our learners.  Congratulations to everybody who participated!)

by March 16, 2012 Afrikaans
Shakespeare Said It First…

Shakespeare Said It First…

As I said a few weeks ago, we have Shakespeare to thank for many of the words we use when we speak English.  When he wasn’t sure which word would fit what he was trying to say, he made one up.  Not all of his words were successful (for example ‘unhair‘ has never really caught on,) but here is a[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 English
Founders’ Day Celebration –   A Walk Down Memory Lane

Founders’ Day Celebration – A Walk Down Memory Lane

On Tuesday, this week, we took a walk down memory lane as we visited the past of Sun Valley Group of Schools from its very inception in 1977 until 2012. It was an amazing sight to see all three Groups of Schools seated in the hall, together, as one big family. We enjoyed a powerpoint of photos from 1977 and every[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Counsellor
U13A Waterpolo Girls make SVPS proud at Provincial finals

U13A Waterpolo Girls make SVPS proud at Provincial finals

This evening our amazing U13 Waterpolo Girls faced Reddam in the Provincial Finals. It was held at the Newlands Swimming pool in front of thousands of school children, friends and parents. I was privileged enough to be there and WOW, what an amazing experience it was for the girls. We played great, structured Polo. Unfortunately, we defended for most of[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 Sport
Fun-filled Foundation Phase Athletics Day

Fun-filled Foundation Phase Athletics Day

Today, we held our first Foundation Phase Athletics Day in over four years. It was a beautiful morning – not too hot, not too cold. The boys and girls were incredibly excited and even a little nervous for this awesome event. Every child was beautifully dressed up, wearing their house colours with PRIDE. The Championship races kicked the morning off[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 Sport
Celebrations of Distinction

Celebrations of Distinction

Certificates have been delivered from IEB to celebrate the outstanding performance of three of our students. Towards the end of last year some of our students sat IBTs (International Benchmarking tests). These provide an opportunity for our school to draw a comparison with other schools on an international platform. They are particularly relevant for students wishing to take up tertiary[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 High School Principal