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New Students Info Brochure

New Students Info Brochure

If you are a new student in Grade 2-7 starting at Sun Valley on Wednesday 11 January 2017 or if  you are going into Grade 1 and never attended Sunbird Pre-Primary in Grade R, then this brochure is a useful summary of the Culture of Sun Valley.  School Culture refers to “The way we do things around here!”  And every school[Read More…]

by January 5, 2017 Curriculum, Group Principal
2017 CLASSES

2017 CLASSES

The classes for 2017 have been finalised and the students will meet their teachers on Friday in preparation for the new academic year. How do we divide our students? Sunbird Pre-Primary is divided into GENDER-BASED classes to ensure that our girls discover a love for Mathematics, Science, construction and other spatial activities like Sport and Engineering – which our boys[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 General, Group Principal
New Senior Deputy Principal position announced

New Senior Deputy Principal position announced

The School Governing Body has announced the new Senior Deputy Principal position at Sun Valley.  At a full staff meeting this week, the Governing Body shared with the staff that Brad Keller, currently Director of Sport, Movement and Play has been promoted to the Senior Deputy Position.  From 1 January 2017, he will take on the new position of Chief[Read More…]

by November 23, 2016 General, Group Principal
The Importance of iConnect

The Importance of iConnect

Coaching children to connect is fundamental to their success. Children who bond successfully, not just with other people, but with their school environment, their passions and their goals are more likely to avoid the numerous pitfalls that await young people as they navigate their childhood and teenage years. Research has shown that a strong connection and bond with their school[Read More…]

by November 21, 2016 Counsellor
SURVIVAL SKILLS

SURVIVAL SKILLS

Examinations should never test ability or capacity. It is a fool who believes that putting a human being into a high stress, anxiety rich space, where memory recall is tested – based on the ability to regurgitate data – will generate a rating that defines one’s ability, cleverness or worth. After 200 schools days, every child at Sun Valley Primary[Read More…]

by November 6, 2016 General, Group Principal, Sport
High 5 KIDS

High 5 KIDS

Sunbird Pre-Primary is gearing up to receive the 2017 intake of Grade R students. Our little legends met their class teachers yesterday and this evening the teachers had a chance to meet the parents and discuss first steps on our our journey together. Parents learnt what “learning ready”bodies look like and the power of play to create the right environment[Read More…]

by November 2, 2016 Grade R, Group Principal, Pre-Primary
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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
iPad Security Update!

iPad Security Update!

With the release of the new iOS 10 and the many new features now available, we have re-evaluated our iPad security policy and restrictions. There are currently two types of devices in operation in our Grade 4 -7 classes: SUPERVISED device (Gr4) – a digital device than has been setup to allow us full control of the security and restrictions.[Read More…]

by October 8, 2016 Digital, General, Primary
Google Calendar Help!

Google Calendar Help!

Sun Valley Group of Schools has a new Calendar Help section available to parents. Located at the top of our blog webpage, you’ll see the new option located next to the existing “Calendar” link. Just another way of helping parents navigate our school calendar!  

by October 7, 2016 General
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