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Sun Valley Group of Schools moving at the speed of light!

Sun Valley Group of Schools moving at the speed of light!

There has been a huge amount of progress made this week on our new Sun Valley Group of Schools Network, as cables have been pulled throughout the school. One of which has been the new Fiber Optics Cable that is going up between the Sun Valley Primary School and Silvermine Academy High School. This cable will provide a high speed[Read More…]

by March 9, 2012 Digital
Penguin Art Fun – The Finished Product

Penguin Art Fun – The Finished Product

     The boys and girls have finally finished their penguin pictures and the results are beautiful! Penguins diving for fish or suntanning can be seen in the foyer of the school. So next time you pop in, check out our upcoming artists.        

by March 9, 2012 Grade 2
Penguin Creation Expo.

Penguin Creation Expo.

It was penguin madness again in the Grade Two classes! We had a Creativity Expo on Thursday which gave us a good excuse to paint and get dirty again. Our penguin doorstops are super cute and everyone who walks down the Grade Two passages comment on the “waddling penguin parade”!

by March 9, 2012 Grade 2
Speaker Reader

Speaker Reader

On Wednesday 7 March we had our Speaker Reader final. The children were very excited and enjoyed listening to their peers. It was an event to remember. The over all winner was one of our own Grade One contestants, Keagan Pinkney. Well done!

by March 9, 2012 Grade 1
Creative EXPO day

Creative EXPO day

On Thursday 8 March we had a day of creativity in Grade One. Mrs Fenwick gave us a photo presentation of patterns on wild animals and the children had to create their own. They had a great time creating!

by March 9, 2012 Grade 1
Speaker / Reader fun!

Speaker / Reader fun!

We really saw who our “drama kings” and “drama queens” were these last few weeks. We listened to all the Grade Two’s audition for the Speaker / Reader competition and they were fantastic!! Well done to our four Grade Two finalists! You were stars on the stage. We enjoyed the poems, songs and raps performed for us. (: Click here[Read More…]

by March 9, 2012 Grade 2
EXPO Day on Creative Explosion.

EXPO Day on Creative Explosion.

Thursday morning started with a bustle of visitors in the Sun Valley Group of Schools hall, waiting to see Creativity on display in all the classes at the EXPO DAY on Creative Explosion.  Senior Deputy Principal, Debbie-Jayne Viljoen began by explaining that Creativity is one of the six Houses of Emotion.  She went on to discuss what creativity means and[Read More…]

by March 9, 2012 Family Matters
Speaker Reader finals – sheer entertainment

Speaker Reader finals – sheer entertainment

The Foundation Phase and Senior Phase Speaker Reader finals are events to pen in on your calendar for 2013. The audiences were captivated throughout as the finalist delivered their contributions. The standard was exceptionally high and I am immensely glad I was not one of the judges. The winner in the Foundation Phase was Keagan Pinkney who told a story[Read More…]

by March 9, 2012 Curriculum
Steve Biko

Steve Biko

The Grade 9 class watched a controversial documentary made 2 weeks after Steve Biko died in September 1977.  The documentary was produced by a British television company and was obviously never screened on South African television because of its stance on the apartheid system.  It was interesting to see the Grade 9s reactions to the documentary – seeing something produced[Read More…]

by March 9, 2012 Social Science
Night School on Protecting the Emotional Lives of Our Children

Night School on Protecting the Emotional Lives of Our Children

We had such a lovely turn out for the talk on Protecting the Emotional Lives of Our Children. It was so encouraging seeing so many moms, dads, grandparents and friends passionate about being emotionally intelligent. Speaking about our feelings is imperative if we want to process how we are feeling. Using the concept of RURU is a good starting point. Recognise:[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Counsellor