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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
Golden Birds Learn to Connect

Golden Birds Learn to Connect

In our recent lesson, The Golden Bird Society, discussed what a LAN(Local Area Network) and a WAN(Wide Area Network) is.  We got to know some theory behind what  these terms mean. From a technical side we got to work with some of the equipment that makes these networks possible. For those who are not familiar with these terms here are some definitions:[Read More…]

by February 15, 2012 Digital
Grade Sevens Visit Soetwater for some Sandy Snakey Fun

Grade Sevens Visit Soetwater for some Sandy Snakey Fun

This morning the Grade 7’s visited the beautiful Soetwater Beach. Greeted by the unbelievably knowledgeable “Mr Lappies”, we enjoyed a fascinating talk on the beach front. We learnt about the various ocean habitats as well as the thousands of species which make the beach front their home. After the learners enjoyed an exciting and exploratory exercise on the shore, we[Read More…]

by February 14, 2012 Grade 7
Funscapes: Sand, sea, love and chocolate

Funscapes: Sand, sea, love and chocolate

What a way to spend Funscapes: Sand, sea, love and  Chocolates. The weather was perfect as we made our way  to the shoreline. Our task…to build the biggest Table Mountain and City of Cape Town in the sand , ever. Every child contributed to the build, whether it was constructing the mountain, decorating it with shells and seaweed or plotting the buildings in[Read More…]

by February 14, 2012 Grade 4
UK Visitor arrives at Sun Valley Group

UK Visitor arrives at Sun Valley Group

Jennifer Pell is a 3rd year student from the University of Brighton who is joining our GAP or Learnership Programme for the next 4 weeks. She will be following Hazel Morley around and observing the Grade R environment. Her interests are the IT field, Art and working with 3-7 year olds.  We wish her a wonderful, exciting experience and hope[Read More…]

by February 13, 2012 Family Matters