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My Story – Homework vs Reading

My Story – Homework vs Reading

Click on the PDF link below to read the next story. My Story Homework vs Reading 2

by December 1, 2015 Group Principal
The Homework Dilemma

The Homework Dilemma

Our decision to replace conventional uniform Homework with Reading and other personal performance tasks has certainly caused a stir.  It seems to have scratched a festering scab on the skin of many parents, country wide.  The reaction has caught us by surprise.  SABC TV, eTV, KFM, Sunday Times, Cape Talk, 702, KayaFM, Cliff Central, YOU magazine, Good Hope FM, Forbes[Read More…]

by November 30, 2015 Group Principal
FROM Pre-School to Grade One:  The SHIFT

FROM Pre-School to Grade One: The SHIFT

The “Dummies Guide to Grade One Parenting!”  What every new parent needs to know about Grade One and the Sun Valley Way Click on the PDF link below for the booklet.  From Grade R to Grade 1: The Shift! Grade R to Grade 1 SHIFT

by November 25, 2015 Grade 1, Grade R, Group Principal
EDU-VO-CATION – Learning for Life Edition 1

EDU-VO-CATION – Learning for Life Edition 1

  Purposeful Parenting The first in a series of articles that will be published about how The Sun Valley Group of Schools educates for Life.  The article takes a look at the massive mistakes parents and schools have made by not teaching our children how to cope with struggles. Click on the link below for the Article. Eduvocation 1 Nov[Read More…]

by November 8, 2015 Group Principal
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The School Governing Body (SGB) held their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 29 September 2015.  The Minutes of the previous AGM were approved and the Chairman delivered his Annual Report on the work of the School Governing Body.  The Chairman thanked both the Governors and the School Leadership Team for their commitment to the school. The Chairman of the Finance[Read More…]

by September 30, 2015 Group Principal
SCHOOL FEE PROPOSAL 2016

SCHOOL FEE PROPOSAL 2016

The Finance Committee of the School Governing Body has prepared the 2016 Budget Proposal.  A 10% increase is required to match the State salary offer and cope with the high cost of running a school like ours. A detailed Budget will be available for perusal at the Financial Office from Monday 14 September, two weeks prior to the AGM. The[Read More…]

by September 10, 2015 Group Principal
ROBOTICS for Grade 6

ROBOTICS for Grade 6

In a major shift, we have decided to invest in  ROBOTICS in our Technology curriculum in Grade 6 in 2015 and Grade 7 in 2016. The two year course of ROBOTICS will see the school make a substantial investment in the Robotics Curriculum, 2o robots and 20 computers in a mobile robotics lab. In order to prepare our 2016 Grade[Read More…]

by June 26, 2015 Group Principal
SOCIAL MEDIA TROLLS

SOCIAL MEDIA TROLLS

SOCIAL MEDIA NOTICE Social media is a wonderful invention that has revolutionised communication and brought the world closer. There is, however, a darker side to social media.  If you are blogging, using Twitter or writing on your Facebook page, or submitting comments on someone else’s blog or Facebook page, make sure that you have all of your facts absolutely straight[Read More…]

by June 17, 2015 Group Principal
Six Month Trial at SVPS

Six Month Trial at SVPS

  Six months of intensive re-design of our curriculum delivery has resulted in a very impressive first semester academic result. Between Grade 4 and Grade 6, 75% of the academic performance is determined by Class-based Assessments.  We call these Personal Performance Tasks.  Only 25% of the final mark is taken from formal assessments like Weekly Shines and Examinations. Between Grade[Read More…]

by June 12, 2015 Group Principal
Talk to the School Governors

Talk to the School Governors

                      Five parents are elected by the parents to represent them for a three year term of office. These five parents, although well connected in our community, welcome comments, suggestions and queries. They have created an opportunity each term for parents to share their ideas, opinions and comments. They will[Read More…]

by April 28, 2015 Group Principal