Family Matters

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

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
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
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Traffic Flow: Safety is Our Main Concern and Our Only Choice.

Sun Valley Group of Schools becomes a buzz of activity in the morning between 07:00 and 07:45 and in the afternoon when school ends at 14:15 and the buzz dies down at about 14:30 (Monday to Thursday) and 13:00-13:15 on Fridays. It has become apparent that most of our Sun Valley Group of School Families have been adhering to the[Read More…]

by October 30, 2016 Family Matters
iConnect is Destroyed by Late Arrivals

iConnect is Destroyed by Late Arrivals

At the heart of living, is our desire to be connected. In a relationship-based school, children are bigger than the challenge. Every child in our school is unique. And although they learn to operate as a group, class or sporting house – their individuality remains a priority. Relationships make us feel safe. Every structure in the school is designed to[Read More…]

by September 29, 2016 Family Matters
Little Legend Leaders Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Little Legend Leaders Leaving a Lasting Legacy

How does one encapsulate the essence of 24 talented young leaders like we have at SVPS? I have had the privilege of working with these enthusiastic leaders in the making.  They are shaping and changing the face of Student Leadership at Sun Valley Primary School. As of this year the process starts in Grade 6 in the third term where[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 Family Matters
The Curtains Have Closed, The Lights Have Faded … But The Memory Lingers

The Curtains Have Closed, The Lights Have Faded … But The Memory Lingers

In my opinion, 2016 marks the very best of Musicals performed at Sun Valley Primary School. Every Musical we have ever produced has been SPECTACULAR and way beyond the realm of a Primary School Production. What makes this year a little different is the tweaking of the different aspects of the Musicals. The live music, under the directorship of Mike[Read More…]

by September 6, 2016 Family Matters
Music Marathon an Unprecedented Success – Prize Winning Numbers Announced!

Music Marathon an Unprecedented Success – Prize Winning Numbers Announced!

We are pleased to announce that the Silvermine Music Academy Music Marathon was a huge success with over R23,000.00 raised! Our students performed in multiple venues, collectively playing for several hours over the course of the afternoon.       Our generous parent body offered a wide array of cakes and confectionery to be sold and raffled off on the day.    [Read More…]

by June 23, 2016 Family Matters, Music