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The Browser Wars

Across all the Information Technology and Computer Applications Technology classes, we have been watching the documentary “The true story of the internet – browser wars”. This goes hand in hand with the research the students did at the end of Term 1. This documentary looks at the founding of Netscape and how Microsoft fought against them with their competing product[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 CAT, Information Technology

Design in progress

In Design the Grade 10s are currently exploring the latest ideas and methods in use for Animation and Character Design. They have spent the previous week making realistic sketches of a subject that sparks their interest which they are then going to animate and eventually produce a ‘flip book’ animation or a ‘stop frame’ short film. Kaylin Pond and Aymie[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Design
NEW GOVERNING BODY

NEW GOVERNING BODY

The Nomination and Election of five parent members to the Sun Valley Primary School Governing Body took place this morning at 8am.  Clive Barham, our Electoral Officer, announced the results of the ballot after seven parents stood for five positions. The new Governing Body: Phil Cunningham, Sean McGuinness, Teresa Jackson, Chris de Kock and Dr Adnaan Mia. Michele van der[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Group Principal
Floating the Recyclable Boats

Floating the Recyclable Boats

On the final day of last term, the Grade Fives finally got the chance to float their boats. Braving the cold weather and water, the learners jumped into the school pool with great enthusiasm.  Most of the boats were pretty water resistant and made the journey across the pool.  Some boats were not so well constructed and sank.  What a[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Grade 5
Our Appearance Does Matter !

Our Appearance Does Matter !

Walking around the school on Easter Monday and taking in the clean silence, I realised that in only a few hours time, there would be around 850 children on site and 100 staff members.  I began to appreciate the hard work that the Estate Staff have put into making our school ready for the new term.  I also marvelled at[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Family Matters
What is Economic and Management Sciences?

What is Economic and Management Sciences?

The subject Economic and Management Sciences deals with the efficient and effective use of different types of private, public or collective resources to satisfy people’s needs and wants. It reflects critically on the impact of resource exploitation on the environment and on people. It also deals with effective management of scarce resources in order to maximise profit. Economic and Management[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Uncategorized
Wirelessly enabled

Wirelessly enabled

Ronald Reagan once said, “There are no limits growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination and wonder.” As I have watched the lengthy technical process of cable, switch, network points and network cabinet installations I am aware of the reality of Reagan’s words. A task which was planned to take 11 weeks, enabling wireless connectivity over at[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 High School Principal
Interesting times!!

Interesting times!!

We are living in interesting times.  The petrol price has sky-rocketed, the cost of electricity has just gone up and now, Robert Mugabe might be very ill.  All these factors affect business in South Africa as they are in the Macro environment of a business.  As I always say in class “No business operates in isolation”.  All these external factors[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Business Studies
Student Responsibilities in the Classroom

Student Responsibilities in the Classroom

Students have the right to seize the responsibility for their own destiny and should be encouraged to do so. With every right comes responsibility! I have the responsibility to come to every class prepared to listen, to participate, and to learn. I have the responsibility to read the text carefully, noting important ideas and rephrasing concepts in my own words.[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Life Orientation
Back in the saddle

Back in the saddle

They say that REST is the best medicine and I concur.  My ten week Sabbatical was an amazing experience.  Confident in the knowledge that I was leaving the school in the capable hands on my Senior Deputy Principal, Debbie-Jayne Viljoen and our gifted and talented Executive Team, I took off and spent the time resting, reading, walking, writing and enjoying[Read More…]

by April 11, 2012 Group Principal