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Recorded Reader Pilot Project

The IEB is aiming to run with full implementation of Recorded Readers for schools by 2014. Schools will be able to request to have NSC examinations in a recorded format to support students who need the support of ‘hearing’ their examination papers. This will limit being the unconscious support of ‘inference’ and the emphasis of pauses incurred when a reader[Read More…]

by January 27, 2012 High School Principal

Advanced Programme in English

An excellent extension of the English programme. This is largely an individually driven, self taught programme which sets to stretch students capabilities in English. Tutorial style support of two hours per week offers the kind of input students need to keep abreast with the texts they are exploring. At a Grade 10 level it can be explored very informally, whereas[Read More…]

by January 27, 2012 High School Principal

Celebrating new beginnings and possibilities

What an incredible start to the year! We have been able to celebrate our Matrics of 2011 achieving 100% passes, with 75% of the class achieving Bachelor Degree passes. Ethan Marrs was ranked in the top 1% of all IEB students, nationally, with his Life Orientation performance. What a brilliant achievement. Our influx of new students brings with it an[Read More…]

by January 27, 2012 High School Principal
Inter-house Athletics Day a real… Never Give up ..experience

Inter-house Athletics Day a real… Never Give up ..experience

The three Sport houses gathered this morning on the field for the first clash of 2012.  Spirits were high!  Singing and chanting was loud. The Sports Department put up a fine show with a highly organised and swift moving Athletics Day.  The Assembly video on Tuesday became a reality when a Langley Athlete could not continue and his supporters broke[Read More…]

by January 26, 2012 Sport
A fantastic LIFT

A fantastic LIFT

Alex Boettger has been with us since Grade 1 and is now almost totally confined to his wheelchair.  We have been so aware that he needs to be able to access the entire campus and, finally, the Education Department agreed to fund a lift. A brand new R310 000 disability lift by JessenDakile (Pty) Ltd will be installed in the[Read More…]

by January 26, 2012 Group Principal
Computer Boffins Begin

Computer Boffins Begin

Computer Boffins began today as Grade R’s joined me in the Sun Valley Primary School IT centre. The excitement could not be contained as they explored and learnt more about computers. I look forward to spending more time with these young explorers.

by January 25, 2012 Digital

Never Give Up!

  I was privileged to watch an assembly message presented by Mr Keller.  He knows how to touch the heart with inspirational messages. Watching the video of Derek Redman completing in the 1992 Olympics 400m semi-final was an emotional experience. Derek tore his hamstring but fought through the pain. With his father’s help, he managed to complete a full lap[Read More…]

by January 24, 2012 Counsellor
Welcome to all our new Room Parents

Welcome to all our new Room Parents

Our new Room Parent Basic Training Course  took place on Friday last week.  We saw 60 new parents, including dads, join our programme. They discussed their role and what the staff and children expect of them, amidst lots of laughing and moving. This week they are heading for the passages to listen to children read, assist individuals to practice their[Read More…]

by January 24, 2012 Family Matters
Sometimes all that is needed is a listening ear … a place to vent.

Sometimes all that is needed is a listening ear … a place to vent.

Is it possible to love what you do to such an extent that you embrace every day with a sense of anticipation? Every day is an unopened gift. It is an opportunity to go out and make a difference. This fits our theme to a tee. Making a digital difference! How does one marry the theme with a portfolio like[Read More…]

by January 23, 2012 Counsellor

Preparing for the future

School closes at 13.00 on Thursday, 16 February and is closed on Friday, 17 February as our staff meet for a Professional Development Seminar entitled: Teach like a Champion. Kottie Christie-Blick, an Award winning, master teacher from the USA, will guide us on how to teach students to infer while reading. On Friday, Dr John Gibbon will be covering aspects[Read More…]

by January 23, 2012 Curriculum