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FLOODS AND DROUGHTS

FLOODS AND DROUGHTS

The Gr 11 Geography students will be studying the causes,effects and consequences of floods and droughts. They will be able to answer various questions like “Why do floods occur?” and “What is being done to minimise the adverse effects of long-term droughts?” This section will enable them to investigate the effects that these natural hazards have on the environment as[Read More…]

by April 23, 2012 Geography
100 Years On

100 Years On

This month has been a significant one – 100 years ago the great Titanic went down in icy waters, with the loss of over 1500 lives. Ceremonies have been held all over the world to mark that extraordinary event –  and families of those who lost their lives have gathered to remember and pay their respects. James Cameron’s 1997 movie, a fictionalised[Read More…]

by April 23, 2012 English, History
Grade 1-3 Art Classes

Grade 1-3 Art Classes

The Grade 1-3 Art Class projects are designed to compliment this terms’ class themes. Grade 1’s are learning all about their school.  This dynamic assignment requires that they work together in groups and document various aspects of their school.   The children are required to observe their surroundings in detail for the artwork. They will probably not bring this one home[Read More…]

by April 22, 2012 Creative Expression
Upcoming events

Upcoming events

Diarise Friday, 4 May from 19.00 to 22.00 as me time or couple time. Your child’s teacher is ready to provide childcare during these hours for the nominal fee of R30.00. An evening of fun and games is being planned for the participants. All Grannies and Grandpa’s take note:

by April 20, 2012 Curriculum
Reading is fun

Reading is fun

Although a little shy at first, Jade Middleton asked if she could read to her teacher Hazel quietly on her own.  She did so, and later started reading her book to  Lia, her classmate.  By the end of the day she read her story book story to the whole class. This has inspired others to learn to read. What a[Read More…]

by April 20, 2012 Grade R
Elevenses at Sunbird!

Elevenses at Sunbird!

The other day when in the kitchen, I turned around to see James, sitting at one of the tables, his hat beside him. I asked him why he was sitting there and he said, “I am waiting for my tea”.  Apparently he had asked Foster to make him some tea and Foster had said he should wait in the kitchen. [Read More…]

by April 20, 2012 Grade R
Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

Last week Grade 6’s headed into the mountains for a thee day camp and this week our Grade 8-11 students are roughing it in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve.  In May our Grade 7’s will head out to the Breede River for their Outdoor Education programme. We place an enormous emphasis on out-of-the-classroom learning.  Here, away from the pressures of[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Group Principal
U10B’s play out of their socks

U10B’s play out of their socks

Winter Sport matches kicked off this week. WOW what a great week of Sport. All our Soccer teams performed superbly with almost all either winning or drawing their games. This year, unfortunately, we have low numbers of U10 Soccer players. The Sport Team therefore decided to push up our TOP U9’s to compete in the U10B age group. This talented[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Sport
New Arrival at Sun Valley Primary School

New Arrival at Sun Valley Primary School

It has been an exciting week at Sun Valley Primary School. As we near the completion of our new Wireless Cloud and network throughout the Sun Valley Group of Schools. An addition to this new network has been the arrival of our COW(Computers On Wheels) Trolley. The long await is finally over!   This new COW Trolley will carry 36 laptops[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Digital
Grade 4s hike to Peer’s Cave.

Grade 4s hike to Peer’s Cave.

  The Grade 4’s have been in the Intermediate Phase for four months and have settled in well with the work load of Grade 4. Our Theme for Term Two is  Animals and Plants of the Cape Dune System.       The Grade 4’s hiked up to Peer’s Cave to learn more about how early man, the Strandlopers lived.[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Grade 4