Digital

SVGS Robotics Academy has Arrived!

SVGS Robotics Academy has Arrived!

It has been a great year of digital learning for our Sun Valley Group of Schools students so far. For us it’s about using technology as a tool for learning and creating exposure to and awareness of technology and how it is used in the world around us. For this reason we look forward to expanding our Robotics curriculum with an[Read More…]

by July 17, 2016 Digital, Grade 7, High School
Grade 6 & 7 Robotics Excitement

Grade 6 & 7 Robotics Excitement

We have continued with our Robotics curriculum in Grade 6 and 7 this year and what a fantastic experience it has been so far. Excited Grade 6s and 7s have had fantastic exposure to how digital devices are programmed and how developers use them to achieve everyday tasks. The type of activities we’ve done with them have ranged from the[Read More…]

by April 18, 2016 Digital, Grade 6, Grade 7
Gritty Staff Learn to Keynote!

Gritty Staff Learn to Keynote!

Our Sun Valley Group of Schools staff are always excited to learn! Over the last two weeks we have taken our leadership staff through a gritty course of Presentation Training. Learning the skills and concepts behind creating a dynamic and successful presentation. We have learnt to evaluate our presentations according to some incredible principles and through some practical skills and[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 Digital
Grade 4 – The iPad Generation

Grade 4 – The iPad Generation

The iPad project at Sun Valley Primary School has always been a revolutionary concept. Allowing students to use iPads as a tool for learning has really changed the way we teach them and the way they learn. One of the biggest drawbacks we’ve had with the previous roll out of the project has been the inability to ensure all students[Read More…]

by January 31, 2016 Digital, Grade 4
Bambisa Communicator Sign Up and Setup!

Bambisa Communicator Sign Up and Setup!

Sun Valley Group of Schools prides itself on its ability to keep parents informed. Whether it’s through Social Media or SMS’s we make it our focus to keep parents up to date on what’s happening in our Group of Schools. We’d like to introduce a new method of communication. One that is quick, effective and available for all smart phones.[Read More…]

by September 30, 2015 Digital
Robotics: Learning the Language of Technology

Robotics: Learning the Language of Technology

As we progress through the 21st Century, technology has become more and more an integral part of our everyday life. We cannot go a day without interacting with some form of technology, whether it’s as simple as a microwave at home or the Smart Phone in our pocket, the question is what allows us to perform the many impressive and[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 Digital, Grade 6
October Africa Code Week!

October Africa Code Week!

I had the privilege this week of being able to attend the opening of the SAP Auditorium at the Cape Town Science Centre. This exciting event was attended by our Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor. This event, taken place during our National Science Week,  was aimed at bringing to light the lack of STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)[Read More…]

by August 7, 2015 Digital
Grade 3 iPad Evening

Grade 3 iPad Evening

Grade 3 parents please join us next Tuesday evening. We look to spend some time showcasing what we’ve been doing in Grade 4 – 7 with our iPad One to One Project.  We look forward to also setting the expectations for 2016.

by July 29, 2015 Digital, Grade 3
Golden Bird Society Learn about Programming Languages!

Golden Bird Society Learn about Programming Languages!

This week our afternoon computer club, the Golden Bird Society, had the opportunity to learn about programming. The lesson’s purpose was to open their eyes to the world of programming, the concept and how prevalent it is in all aspects of technology in the world around us. We used the Java programming language as an example and had the opportunity[Read More…]

by May 21, 2015 Digital
Backup then Restore – An iPad Plea!

Backup then Restore – An iPad Plea!

Its been an incredibly busy and successful Term 1 for the Digital Learning department. We’ve been successfully chasing our red rubber ball and have enrolled over 200 iPads into our iPad Management system. This is all due to us expanding our iPad One to One project from two to four grades. Our Grades 4 to 7 have been hard at[Read More…]

by March 29, 2015 Digital