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JOYLESS LEARNING

JOYLESS LEARNING

The first Formal Assessment Week of the academic year has come and gone.  Those who attended the NIGHT SCHOOL on Assessment will understand our strategy of growing minds to cope with high-stakes, anxiety-rich testing.  The purpose of Assessment Week in Grade 4 and 5 is only to teach students HOW to design a study timetable, how to revise work and[Read More…]

by June 8, 2017 Curriculum, Group Principal
Warming Up Winter in Red Hill

Warming Up Winter in Red Hill

The SVGoS Staff Social Committee arranged the Winter Warmer drive again this year for our staff community service project. This time around, we extended our drive from blankets to include the collection of soup. On Friday we brought in a total of 123 blankets, and 206 soups! Our focus was to warm some lives in the Red Hill Community, so we liaised[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Admin and Finance
Traffic Woes – Relationship with the Community is Vital

Traffic Woes – Relationship with the Community is Vital

We are trying so hard to foster a relationship with our neighbours and to co-exist in the same environment with mutual respect. This is made very difficult when we have some folk who will not co-operate or tow the line. Below are 5 case scenarios which have played out this year so far and have either been reported via Facebook[Read More…]

by May 30, 2017 Family Matters
Mindfulness and Heartfulness

Mindfulness and Heartfulness

How can mindfulness help children learn and grow? At Sun Valley Primary we often take time to do breathing exercises, or similar activities that can calm our emotions and our brains. We also engage in activities that develop Heartfulness. Sometimes we can misunderstand these activities. To get the most out of mindfulness and heartfulness, we should understand what they are,[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 Counsellor
Save the Date – May & June 2017

Save the Date – May & June 2017

The May & June edition of Save the Date will be sent home tomorrow. In the meantime, feel free to check out the digital version! Save the Date – May 2017 Save the Date – June 2017

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