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Increasing our digital ‘know-how’

Increasing our digital ‘know-how’

Teachers playfully exploring The focus of our in-service training this year has included input from Tim Keller and Peter Beretta from Umoya. Umoya is the company which will be rolling out our wireless installation from Grade R through to Grade 12, making all venues across the Group of Schools wirelessly enabled. A fundamental part of making this change a success[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 High School Principal

Valentine’s Day in Grade 7

The Grade 7’s enjoyed an amazing day of team sport on Valentine’s day. Plenty of oxygen to the brain and lots of fun. We then enjoyed a beautiful, romantic movie. The last hour was spent cooling off in the pool. The 2012 Grade 7’s are a great group of learners who thoroughly enjoy working together.

by February 17, 2012 Grade 7
Love the animals this Valentine’s Day!

Love the animals this Valentine’s Day!

The Grade Ones had so much fun feeding the animals and exploring the playground at Imhoff Farm for our funscapes this term. The bunny rabbits and goats were a big highlight. Our Sun Valley children were easy to spot in their red and white clothes. To view more pictures click here.

by February 17, 2012 Grade 1
A new face at Sunbird

A new face at Sunbird

Jennifer Pell is a student from the University of Brighton, England.  She is in her third year of studies and will be visiting us for 4 weeks to gain insight into the way we teach at Sunbird.  Jennifer has already been amazed at the fact that we are allowed to hug, cuddle and comfort children through touch as this is[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 Grade R
Ms Cable helping at Mathematics

Ms Cable helping at Mathematics

Mathematics…fear not with the Grade 4 teachers around. Mathematics is taught in a relevant and fun manner. Learners revise the basics first, to see what they already know  –  the teachers then build on this in order to prepare the learners for the challenges of Grade 4 Mathematics and to boost their confidence. Every morning we start with a tables test. This wakes up their Maths[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 Grade 4
Prediction, Assumptions and Inferences

Prediction, Assumptions and Inferences

As the Staff Development Training draws closer today, the word ‘infer’ is being bandied about with an air of mysticism, curiosity and a dash of anxiety. Will I grasp the thrust of the input by Kottie Christie-Blick, a teacher and educational consultant from the USA? So I resorted to my friend Google to set me on the right path. An[Read More…]

by February 16, 2012 Curriculum
Valentines Funscapes

Valentines Funscapes

An awesome time was had by the Grade 5 learners, with the weather behaving and not a breath of wind. The large water slide was a hit as the children had to climb up the ropes and slide down into a pool of water at the bottom.  The Grade 5’s enjoyed slipping and sliding on the slide and slide.  We[Read More…]

by February 16, 2012 Grade 5
Sensational Swimming at The Sun Valley Inter-house Gala

Sensational Swimming at The Sun Valley Inter-house Gala

This morning our Swimmers launched into the pool with the hope of becoming House champions of 2012. It was a picturesque day. No wind, great sunshine and amazing company. The pool was sparkling blue and the parents had poured in to watch their beloved sons and daughters. There was plenty of shade out for the swimmers as well as the[Read More…]

by February 15, 2012 Sport

Surveying the Valley

Our Grade 12 Geographers headed up to Peer’s Cave to practice some of their Mapping skills and techniques.  The visibility was perfect and overhanging clouds offered a welcome reprieve from the blazing sun on our climb up.  Understanding and interpreting the information depicted on maps was enhanced as the group took the time to begin to develop their own visual[Read More…]

by February 15, 2012 High School Principal
3D Family Tree

3D Family Tree

This performance task proved to be a great deal of fun. The learners went home to research about their family history. They brought this information to school in bits and pieces. They collaged a tree and added 3 D leaves containing the information . Please come and have a look at the amazing work produced outside our classrooms. To view more pictures[Read More…]

by February 15, 2012 Grade 3