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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
A day at the beach

A day at the beach

The Grade Ones had a day of fun at the beach! We splashed in the waves, built sandcastles and explored our senses at the seaside. What a great way to learn and end off the term!   For more photo’s click here.

by March 15, 2012 Grade 1
Homebase – A home away from home.

Homebase – A home away from home.

Our Homebase is divided into 2 campuses.  The top campus is where the Sunbird (Grade R’s) can be found and our bottom campus is where the Grade 1-7’s can be found.  Melita Porter is the Head of our Homebase and she oversees the two campuses.       The Sunbird campus is managed by Sharon Collins and her staff are[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 Family Matters
It is so EASY!!

It is so EASY!!

I got the letter in the post inviting me to take out a loan for R100 000.  It seems to be so  easy, you just dial 0861 ……., listen for 20 minutes and within 48 hours you can start spending! BUT if you are a Grade 12 Mathematics learner, you should think twice!!  Nothing comes cheap.  If you take the[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 Mathematics
Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty… and Umami?!

Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty… and Umami?!

Umami, the flavour profile that comes from the Japanese word meaning ‘a pleasant savoury taste’, is the fifth category we can use to describe food taste. Scientists have debated for a long time whether or not umami is actually a basic taste, but it was acknowledged as a flavour profile in 1985.  It describes the taste of glutamates and nucleotides. [Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 Technology
Early Intervention: The Key To Success

Early Intervention: The Key To Success

The responsibility of an education system is to provide quality education for all learners to enable them to reach their full potential so that they can make a meaningful contribution to society. In an endeavour to ensure that our mission statement holds true the Leadership Team, together with the staff, have just completed the first round of Education Support Team[Read More…]

by March 14, 2012 Curriculum