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Reading to children for enjoyment and learning.

Kottie Christie-Blick took us through an inferential reading experience by reading us Dr Seuss’ book, The Lorax. She spoke about the importance of submerging children in stories from a very early age. Children who have been read to extensively will be able to make meaning of what they hear and read. If children are not read a variety of texts[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Curriculum
Sun Valley Group of Schools Network: Ground Broken

Sun Valley Group of Schools Network: Ground Broken

Head way has been made this week on our new Sun Valley Group of Schools network as seven networking cabinets have been strategically installed throughout the school campus. These seven cabinets will house the 12 core network switches that will provide each classroom with connection to our state-of-the-art computer network.

by February 23, 2012 Digital
Assemblies are a winner!

Assemblies are a winner!

If you want to see our family in action, pop in on a Tuesday morning from 8.30 to 9.30 am and join us for an Assembly.  The Grade 6’s took this past Tuesday’s assembly and really worked well together.  There was such synergy between the teachers and the singing was superb.  Mr Pietersen led the song on his guitar, whilst[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Family Matters
Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Cards

Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Cards

The Golden Bird Society kicked off this weeks’ lesson learning about wireless networks. We specifically learnt about the differences between a Wireless Access Point and a Wireless Network Card. We also briefly discussed how these two technologies are going to be used extensively in our new school network. The important differences we learnt about these two wireless devices are as follows: Wireless[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Digital
Sounds of Music…

Sounds of Music…

Sounds of music greet us every  Monday morning when we arrive at school. This is the sound of our formed string ensemble that Titia Blake started at the beginning of the year. Another exciting development is that more and more of our music students are beginning to realize the importance of music theory and have joined our theory classes. There[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Music
Gr 6 Assembly – Dealing with conflict and anger

Gr 6 Assembly – Dealing with conflict and anger

Dealing with conflict and anger is part of our daily lives.  As this the basis of our theme for the year, we thought it would be important to deal with it in our Grade 6 Assembly.  This engaged each learner in a creative way in learning a vital life lesson.  Our Gr 6 learners have blown us away with their commitment and[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Grade 6
Dunes, Bows & Arrows…

Dunes, Bows & Arrows…

The Grade Fives headed off to the sand dunes in the cold wind and rain yesterday.  The learners had constructed bows and arrows as the San might have many years ago.  A competition was held to see who could shoot their arrows the furthest.  It was tough competition as many bows and arrows were made superbly.  Thank you to the[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Grade 5
A visit to the new Cape Town Science Centre

A visit to the new Cape Town Science Centre

A visit to the new Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) in Observatory is a must. Mr Tuohy, Ms Christie-Blick and two Grade 4 learners, Linda Cwayi and Sinazo Zelanga were invited to attend the opening launch of the CTSC. What an experience. As you entered the centre, you were immediately struck by the amount of interactive activities one could do  – [Read More…]

by February 22, 2012 Grade 4
Vintage Valentine Funscapes.

Vintage Valentine Funscapes.

Safiya Mia reports: On Monday the 13th February, we went to Kirstenbosch. I got there in my dads car. When we arrived, we took a walk through the entrance to the stage area. First we all settled down on a picnic blanket and started to play and eat. I sat next to Imaan and Isabella. I ran down the hill[Read More…]

by February 21, 2012 Grade 3
Artroom Action

Artroom Action

The Intersen phase of our school, have gotten off to a roaring start in the art room this term.  Lots of bubbly and enthusiastic artists picked up their tools and began the daunting task of creating Masterpiece number one, for 2012.  The emphasis on the discussions in the art room so far,  has been on developing confidence and practicing observational[Read More…]

by February 21, 2012 Creative Expression