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Save the Date – November & December 2017

Save the Date – November & December 2017

The final Save the Date for 2017 shows just how busy the last 5 weeks of term will be! Available in school bags today, or download the digital copy below! Save the Date – November 2017 Save the Date – December 2017    

by November 3, 2017 Admin and Finance
Swimming in the Drought

Swimming in the Drought

The crippling drought in the Cape has added a new pressure on our Swimming and Waterpolo performance.  With Level 5 Regulations, we are unable to fill our pools. Thanks to the amazing technology available today, we have been able to pump our ground water through a filtration system producing crystal clear water to keep our Pools full. This has come[Read More…]

by September 27, 2017 Group Principal
Notice of AGM – 2017

Notice of AGM – 2017

The AGM notice has gone home in diaries today. We hope you can join us on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 @ 19:30.

by August 25, 2017 Admin and Finance
JOYLESS LEARNING

JOYLESS LEARNING

The first Formal Assessment Week of the academic year has come and gone.  Those who attended the NIGHT SCHOOL on Assessment will understand our strategy of growing minds to cope with high-stakes, anxiety-rich testing.  The purpose of Assessment Week in Grade 4 and 5 is only to teach students HOW to design a study timetable, how to revise work and[Read More…]

by June 8, 2017 Curriculum, Group Principal
Warming Up Winter in Red Hill

Warming Up Winter in Red Hill

The SVGoS Staff Social Committee arranged the Winter Warmer drive again this year for our staff community service project. This time around, we extended our drive from blankets to include the collection of soup. On Friday we brought in a total of 123 blankets, and 206 soups! Our focus was to warm some lives in the Red Hill Community, so we liaised[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Admin and Finance
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
Mindfulness and Heartfulness

Mindfulness and Heartfulness

How can mindfulness help children learn and grow? At Sun Valley Primary we often take time to do breathing exercises, or similar activities that can calm our emotions and our brains. We also engage in activities that develop Heartfulness. Sometimes we can misunderstand these activities. To get the most out of mindfulness and heartfulness, we should understand what they are,[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 Counsellor
Save the Date – May & June 2017

Save the Date – May & June 2017

The May & June edition of Save the Date will be sent home tomorrow. In the meantime, feel free to check out the digital version! Save the Date – May 2017 Save the Date – June 2017

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