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Extended Learning Opportunities Term 2 2017

ELO Brochure Term 2

by April 19, 2017 Family Matters
It’s the Little Things that Reveal the Capacity of the Heart

It’s the Little Things that Reveal the Capacity of the Heart

It’s a Heart Matter Today I was sitting in my office going about my daily business. I have a a perfect view down the main Grade 6 and 3 passage. As I result I, unobtrusively, see many interesting things. Almost surprisingly, I see many good things. I see children being children …sometimes mischievous, always playful, sometimes provoking, sometimes kind! Yesterday I[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Family Matters, Uncategorized
Administrative Post Available – Apply now!

Administrative Post Available – Apply now!

An administrative post in Sun Valley Group of Schools will be available as from 01 March. We invite those interested to submit their CV’s by Saturday, 04 February 2017. CV’s may be emailed to hello@sunvalleygroup.co.za, or hand delivered to the Sun Valley Primary School reception. Administrative Post Details: Working hours are 07:25 – 16:00, Monday to Friday. Salary will be[Read More…]

by January 29, 2017 Admin and Finance
Grade 6: HOME away from HOME

Grade 6: HOME away from HOME

It was with great excitement and anticipation that the teachers welcomed their new Grade Six classes. Much effort went into preparing their classrooms and passages and they were each ready to make their own space HOME to 31 new faces. Over the past two weeks the kids have gotten to know each other, their teachers and their new environment better, as[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 Curriculum, Grade 6, Primary
Grateful for the Blessings – Thank You

Grateful for the Blessings – Thank You

This morning I had the privilege of voluntarily standing in the rain and watching the traffic flow down Corvette Road on the IT side of the school. I am not sure what was more rewarding, the freshness of the lightly falling rain, the interaction with the little beings arriving at school or the amazingly smooth movement of the traffic during drop[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 Family Matters
HOOFIES – CREATING A NETWORK OF SAFETY AND LOVE

HOOFIES – CREATING A NETWORK OF SAFETY AND LOVE

  HOOFIES – Head Of Our Families The role of a Grade 7 as they continue their journey of  Empathy  Today our Grade 7 pupils had the opportunity to meet their Grade 1 pupil for 2017. Our Grade 7 pupils always have a sense of anticipation and excitement when they prepare for meeting the little “being”  whom they will nurture,[Read More…]

by January 18, 2017 Family Matters
New Students Info Brochure

New Students Info Brochure

If you are a new student in Grade 2-7 starting at Sun Valley on Wednesday 11 January 2017 or if  you are going into Grade 1 and never attended Sunbird Pre-Primary in Grade R, then this brochure is a useful summary of the Culture of Sun Valley.  School Culture refers to “The way we do things around here!”  And every school[Read More…]

by January 5, 2017 Curriculum, Group Principal
2017 CLASSES

2017 CLASSES

The classes for 2017 have been finalised and the students will meet their teachers on Friday in preparation for the new academic year. How do we divide our students? Sunbird Pre-Primary is divided into GENDER-BASED classes to ensure that our girls discover a love for Mathematics, Science, construction and other spatial activities like Sport and Engineering – which our boys[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 General, Group Principal
New Senior Deputy Principal position announced

New Senior Deputy Principal position announced

The School Governing Body has announced the new Senior Deputy Principal position at Sun Valley.  At a full staff meeting this week, the Governing Body shared with the staff that Brad Keller, currently Director of Sport, Movement and Play has been promoted to the Senior Deputy Position.  From 1 January 2017, he will take on the new position of Chief[Read More…]

by November 23, 2016 General, Group Principal
The Importance of iConnect

The Importance of iConnect

Coaching children to connect is fundamental to their success. Children who bond successfully, not just with other people, but with their school environment, their passions and their goals are more likely to avoid the numerous pitfalls that await young people as they navigate their childhood and teenage years. Research has shown that a strong connection and bond with their school[Read More…]

by November 21, 2016 Counsellor