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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
2017 BUDGET APPROVED

2017 BUDGET APPROVED

Click on the PDF document below for the Newsletter newsletter-budget-2017

by September 28, 2016 Admin and Finance
Little Legend Leaders Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Little Legend Leaders Leaving a Lasting Legacy

How does one encapsulate the essence of 24 talented young leaders like we have at SVPS? I have had the privilege of working with these enthusiastic leaders in the making.  They are shaping and changing the face of Student Leadership at Sun Valley Primary School. As of this year the process starts in Grade 6 in the third term where[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 Family Matters
GRIT AWARDS

GRIT AWARDS

Inspired by the amazing research by Angela Duckworth (PhD) and Prof Carol Dweck (Stanford University) on GRIT and Growth MINDSETS, our 2016 theme inspired the staff to re-imagine the way we grow brains in our classrooms. Although a work in progress, the initial feedback has exceeded our expectations.  Student-led Parentline interviews, from Grade 4 – 7 where they present their[Read More…]

by September 22, 2016 Group Principal
CARE+

CARE+

CARE circles form an important time amidst the daily lessons of the classroom to connect, be real and share. CARE has undergone a steady development over the last year. From it beginning as a means to manage and resolve conflict, it developed to encompass broader issues of emotional wellbeing. CARE “plus” sought to move children beyond simply sharing their concerns[Read More…]

by September 14, 2016 Counsellor