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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
Wednesday Shine Assessment

Wednesday Shine Assessment

Following the Teachers’ Conference on Tuesday, a new Wednesday Shine procedure has been put in place. A letter explaining the system has been sent home today.  Please click on the pdf link below to read the letter. ASSESSMENT Structure 2015

by April 17, 2015 Group Principal
New School Governing Body Elected

New School Governing Body Elected

The role of a School Governing Body is a vital and essential part of delivering an exceptional quality of education.  This group of people forms the elected team to represent parents, teachers, administrators and custodians. This is the Group that works very closely with the School Leadership Team, setting out the Vision and Mission of our School, pondering, planning and[Read More…]

by March 25, 2015 Group Principal
Leading a Creative and Innovative school

Leading a Creative and Innovative school

Leading a high performance school in the 21st century is not for the faint hearted.  The better the product, the greater the demand.  Today we enjoy an enrolment of 1130 students.  Each one is a unique being, nurtured and supported by a family. Unlike most good schools, Sun Valley has a tradition of thinking out of the box, striving to[Read More…]

Thrass Night School Video

Thrass Night School Video

by March 18, 2015 General, Group Principal
Secrets of the Teenage Brain

Secrets of the Teenage Brain

The Night School on Tuesday evening created an opportunity for our parents and students to come to terms with the FOUR SECRETS.  Parents, teachers and students  – together – recognised how difficult this season can be for youngster whose brains are undergoing a profound neural re-structuring. The full presentation is below as a PDF Secrets of the Teenage Brain 4[Read More…]

by March 11, 2015 Group Principal
School Governing Body elections

School Governing Body elections

Notification is hereby issued that the election for 5 Parent Representatives on the School Governing Body will take place on  Tuesday, 17 March, at 7.30pm. Please download the pdf below for full details. Election Notification Parents (pdf)  

by March 2, 2015 Group Principal
Professional Development in Creativity & Innovation

Professional Development in Creativity & Innovation

How does one UNLOCK Creativity and Innovation? This took a little research.  In 2015, we want to UNLOCK creativity and innovation in our students between Grade R and Matric. This means we need to first UNLOCK creativity in our Staff. We asked:  How do we navigate the creative process? We asked the author, Julie Bernstein, how we NAVIGATE the CREATIVE[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 Group Principal