Curriculum

Speaker Reader Finalists Surprise the Audience

Speaker Reader Finalists Surprise the Audience

The Junior and Senior Speaker-Reader competitions took place this morning. The hall was filled with children, parents and teachers eagerly waiting to see who would wow the audience and win. The competition was fierce and the children were spectacular. The adjudicators, Ms Debbie-Jayne Viljoen, Mrs Heather Keller and Mrs Bev Goodes, had such a difficult task trying to decide the[Read More…]

by March 12, 2014 Curriculum
Crazy, Creative Camp Out

Crazy, Creative Camp Out

Sun Valley parents and families came in full force on Friday night to the Camp Out. They pitched up with tents, mattresses, camping chairs, caravans, etc. What a sight! The children had fun at the Melrose Cheestrings Show in the centre of the field, while the adults watched the rugby and did the braaing. There was swimming, running, playing and[Read More…]

by March 5, 2014 Curriculum
Sun Valley achieves Excellence in Grade 3 and 6 Language

Sun Valley achieves Excellence in Grade 3 and 6 Language

Sun Valley Primary was invited to the 2013 Western Cape School Awards for Achievement in Language and Mathematics (Grades 3, 6 and 9). This Award Ceremony took place at the South African College Junior School (SACS) in Newlands. Minister Donald Grant congratulated all the award winners and schools on their outstanding work in 2013. Sun Valley was one of 5[Read More…]

by February 26, 2014 Curriculum
Let the Camp Out Begin ….

Let the Camp Out Begin ….

Sun Valley Group of Schools is having a Camp Out on Friday, 28 February at 18:00 to Saturday, 1 March at 9:00.  This event is open to all our Sun Valley Group of Schools’ families. An amount of R30 per head will be charged to cover costs. Pre-Payments must be paid by Wednesday, 26 February.  Thereafter, please pay cash at the[Read More…]

by February 19, 2014 Curriculum
THRASS explained in Detail!

THRASS explained in Detail!

Mr Gavin Keller spent the evening explaining THRASS and how it works, to a hall full of parents and Foundation Phase teachers on Tuesday. THRASS stands for: Teaching Handwriting Reading And Spelling Skills Parents realized that boys and girls learn to read in different ways. THRASS allows children to make correct spelling choices. Children learn consonants from the Consonant Picture[Read More…]

by February 13, 2014 Curriculum
Night School on THRASS

Night School on THRASS

Join us next week on Tuesday night to discover what you need to know about THRASS. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and assist your child with homework. There will also be a short presentation on SEMAS:  The power of abacus Maths. Child Care will take place in the Library.

by February 6, 2014 Curriculum
Speaker-Reader Preparation Underway!

Speaker-Reader Preparation Underway!

Our Annual Speaker-Reader Competition will take place on 12 March 2014 for both the Foundation Phase and InterSen Phase. Letters have gone out this week to the parents explaining what the expectations are for the presentation. Every child in each phase will be taking part. They need to choose a poem, an extract from a story, relating an amusing anecdote[Read More…]

by January 31, 2014 Curriculum
New Room Parents Eager to Start Assisting

New Room Parents Eager to Start Assisting

Approximately 45 brand new parents and grandparents attended the Room Parent Basic Training Session yesterday. Miss Viljoen, Senior Deputy and Director of Family Affairs, encouraged them to realize how important it is not to make assumptions about the children or teachers. It is vital for parents to ask questions if unsure, rather than assume. Mandy Pistorius, Principal of Silvermine Academy[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 Curriculum
Room Parent Refresher Course

Room Parent Refresher Course

We would love to have all our 2013 Room Parents assisting us again this year. If you are able to do so, join us on Friday to sign your new 2014 Contract and enjoy a cup of hot coffee. See you there!

by January 15, 2014 Curriculum
Spontaneously, Special Sunbird Orientation!

Spontaneously, Special Sunbird Orientation!

How wonderful to start the year by coming to school and playing, playing, …… then playing some more. Our new Grade R sunbirdies arrived to meet their teacher and have a good look around their classroom this morning. What delight was on their faces when they realized they even had a chance to play today.  There were groups making interesting[Read More…]

by January 14, 2014 Curriculum