Group Principal

NEW GOVERNING BODY

NEW GOVERNING BODY

The Nomination and Election of five parent members to the Sun Valley Primary School Governing Body took place this morning at 8am.  Clive Barham, our Electoral Officer, announced the results of the ballot after seven parents stood for five positions. The new Governing Body: Phil Cunningham, Sean McGuinness, Teresa Jackson, Chris de Kock and Dr Adnaan Mia. Michele van der[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Group Principal
Back in the saddle

Back in the saddle

They say that REST is the best medicine and I concur.  My ten week Sabbatical was an amazing experience.  Confident in the knowledge that I was leaving the school in the capable hands on my Senior Deputy Principal, Debbie-Jayne Viljoen and our gifted and talented Executive Team, I took off and spent the time resting, reading, walking, writing and enjoying[Read More…]

by April 11, 2012 Group Principal
Sharing the Revolution

Sharing the Revolution

This weekend I was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Catholic Schools’ Conference in Johannesburg.  I addressed the Curriculum 21 issue and the need to revolutionize education in South Africa. I challenged educators, as I have challenged our own educators, to take a good look at what we are teaching and ask if we are going about teaching[Read More…]

by January 30, 2012 Group Principal
Keynote at Catholic Schools Conference

Keynote at Catholic Schools Conference

by January 28, 2012 Group Principal
A fantastic LIFT

A fantastic LIFT

Alex Boettger has been with us since Grade 1 and is now almost totally confined to his wheelchair.  We have been so aware that he needs to be able to access the entire campus and, finally, the Education Department agreed to fund a lift. A brand new R310 000 disability lift by JessenDakile (Pty) Ltd will be installed in the[Read More…]

by January 26, 2012 Group Principal

Week 3 Term 1 2012

It has been a really good start to the new year.  Our high performing teachers, administrators and estate team have pulled out all the stops to ensure a smooth, but dynamic start to the new year. This is our official full week with school starting at 8am and ending at 2pm each day except Tuesday, which is always 1pm.  Sport[Read More…]

by January 22, 2012 Group Principal
2012 – Oh what a great start!

2012 – Oh what a great start!

They came with smiles, backpacks and a brain wanting to learn.  The Hall was set up just like it was in November 2011 when they met their teachers.  There was laughter, games and a few nerves.  After a warm welcome, the students and their parents headed for the classroom.  Grade 1 had begun.  Welcome to all our new students, parents[Read More…]

by January 19, 2012 Group Principal