Curriculum

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
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
Night School: Grade 3 iPad Evening

Night School: Grade 3 iPad Evening

This week’s Grade 3 iPad Evening was a phenomenal success! It was a fantastic opportunity to meet with the Grade 3 parents and share the innovation and creativity happening with our iPad One to One project. This evening was unique in its approach as we used it to showcase how the iPad is enhancing learning in Grade 4. We had a confident[Read More…]

by September 7, 2016 Curriculum, Digital, Grade 3
Curriculum:   Assessment Week

Curriculum: Assessment Week

Today was the day our Grade 4 – 7 students received their Study Guides. This is a guide for them on what to study each day in order to be prepared for the Assessment Week. Parents will notice that it is divided into subjects and for each subject there is a specific amount of content which your child must revise[Read More…]

by May 17, 2016 Curriculum
Grade 5’s Point on Projects

Grade 5’s Point on Projects

From creating maths games and posters, to researching animals, creating houses and, most recently, the Shaduf, projects have been a BIG focus throughout the year in Grade 5. Not only are projects an important way for children to learn about things, but they provide a medium for which kinaesthetic students (learn through a hands-on approach) can thrive.  No student wants to[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 Curriculum, Grade 5
Grade 4’s discover The Kakapo Wreck.

Grade 4’s discover The Kakapo Wreck.

The Grade 4’s had the opportunity to bring their textbooks to life. We have sat in our classrooms and learnt about the Kakapo Wreck but seeing it in real life was very exciting. We were able to make use of all of our sense, learning became real. We were delighted to spend some much needed time in nature, while getting[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 Curriculum, Grade 4
Gracious Grandparents’ Day

Gracious Grandparents’ Day

What a delightful day we had with our Grandparents today.   The Grade 4 – 7 children took to the stage and amazed their grandparents with their confidence and vibrant movements. The Choir sang beautifully and each performer performed superbly. The hall was then transformed into a tea garden where we treated our grannies and grandpas to a delicious array[Read More…]

by June 23, 2015 Curriculum
Grade 5 Camp is Collaborative and Challenging

Grade 5 Camp is Collaborative and Challenging

I had the privilege of visiting the Grade 5 camp yesterday and found the most amazing things taking place. The children were divided into groups and each group had to carry out an activity which tested their ability to work as a team. A leader was elected and the group was given time to come up with their strategy on[Read More…]

by May 15, 2015 Curriculum, Grade 5
First Week a Huge Success!

First Week a Huge Success!

This week has been a huge success. The staff all came in on Monday and Tuesday to prepare their classrooms for their new children. What stunning, creativity adorned the display boards and walls of the classrooms.       The first day of school was filled with happy faces and smiles. It was quite a task getting into the school[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 Curriculum
Curriculum:  Night School for Pre-School Parents

Curriculum: Night School for Pre-School Parents

On Tuesday evening we hosted an informative 1 hour Night School for parents from our valley’s pre-schools. There was a lot of interest in what it means to be a high 5 school. Mr Gavin Keller took them through the 5 fundamental truths of ensuring children are Learning Ready. Amidst the moving, singing and teaching everybody left realising the need to get[Read More…]

by June 12, 2014 Curriculum