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Preparing for a Practical Test in IT

Preparing for a Practical Test in IT

How does one prepare for a practical test in IT? Practice, practice and more practice, until you know your code in your sleep. Code is another language which requires you to understand your code, why the code is structured the way it is, and know what piece of code fits where. Staring at the textbook or copying other people’s code[Read More…]

The Stedelijk College students discover our beautiful Cape!

The Stedelijk College students discover our beautiful Cape!

Last week we were privileged to have a group of high school students visiting us from Stedelijk College in Eindhoven. Last October our students visited the Netherlands where they were hosted by some Dutch families, treated like royalty, and shown all the beautiful places and delicious food their country had to offer. Now it was our turn, and Cape Town[Read More…]

by April 25, 2019 High School
Studying the human form through Gesture Drawings

Studying the human form through Gesture Drawings

The Grade 10 Visual Arts group is studying the human anatomy and capturing movement of the human form through gesture drawings. Gesture drawings enable students to learn how the body moves and is connected. The set-up time for gesture drawing is minimal. All you need is a pencil and a sketchbook. And the poses can be as short as 1[Read More…]

by April 25, 2019 High School, Visual Art
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 Schools – Term One Newsletter

Sun Valley Group of Schools – 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 part[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