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A ‘riverting’ time in Grade 12

A ‘riverting’ time in Grade 12

The Grade 12s spent the day at Kirstenbosch Gardens conducting a River Study as part of their portfolio work for their final year of school!

by April 18, 2019 Geography, High School
Sun Valley Group of Schoosl – Term One Newsletter

Sun Valley Group of Schoosl – Term One Newsletter

What an amazing Term One it has been! If you missed out on a paper version at Parentline tonight, click on the link below to check out the Sun Valley term 1 Newsletter Sun Valley Newsletter – Term 1

Personal and Household Finance

Personal and Household Finance

Financial documents and tariff systems often occur in the context of personal and household finance. For example, you may pay a monthly amount of money for your cellphone account, or your parents may pay a monthly amount for the electricity/ water used by your household. Understanding how these documents and systems work, and how to manage them is an important[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 High School, Math Literacy
Gr11 Mathematics: Completing the Square

Gr11 Mathematics: Completing the Square

Last week the Grade 11 Mathematics students started Completing the Square for quadratic expressions. Basically we are trying to convert a trinomial (an expression with three terms) into a perfect square binomial (an expression with two terms). The Grade 11’s have been finding this concept quite tricky and they’ve realised it involves a lot of hard work and concentration. This concept[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 High School, Mathematics

Yummy fungi!

How does bread rise? Can fungi be a good thing? These grade 8 scientists were going to find out. …Sharp bunch these grade 8’s The students needed to follow their experiment instructions and work as a group to fill 5 beakers with the exact amount of yeast, sugar and water. Before all the Carbon Dioxide escaped, the students needed to[Read More…]

by March 6, 2019 High School, Natural Science
Grade 10 field trip to Jonkershoek

Grade 10 field trip to Jonkershoek

The grade 10s were fortunate to visit Old Nectar Gardens in the Jonkershoek Valley, where they learnt from Geologist, Peter van der Spuy, about all the geological processes that have occurred to make it the beautiful place it is today.    

by March 4, 2019 Geography, High School
Biscuits up for grabs!

Biscuits up for grabs!

Consumer Studies has started with a bang this year.  The Grade 11 students did very well and baked over 150 Chocolate Choc-Chip biscuits for a promotion at the Sun Valley Primary School Grade 6 Assembly.  We set up a very successful production line and the batch production concept from Business Studies was seen very clearly. In Consumer Studies in Grade[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 Consumer Studies, High School
Magical Movie Afternoons

Magical Movie Afternoons

The Matrics recently attended two movie afternoons where they were taken on a journey with Marilyn Monroe in My week with Marilyn and then watched the updated biopic stylings of David Fincher’s The Social Network. Both movies are part of the Grade 12 4th genre prescribed list and will be studied in detail using the critical eye of a film[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 English, High School
Puppets or Muppets? A Bit Of Both!!!

Puppets or Muppets? A Bit Of Both!!!

The Grade 9s were tasked to create their very own Puppet show in Arts and Culture this Term. Individually they were expected to create two of their own Puppet characters. Upon completion they were put into groups of four to five learners. In their groups they had to come up with a script that would incorporate all the individual characters[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 Design, High School, Visual Art
Painting like the impressionists

Painting like the impressionists

Grade 10 Visual Arts are embracing the impressionist style with ‘plein air’ paintings. Light and photography played a significant role in the creation of impressionist paintings . Grade 10’s ink observational drawings of trees shows interesting techniques and expression.

by February 21, 2019 High School, Visual Art