Primary

Recyclable boats

Recyclable boats

The Grade Fives have been building boats out of recyclable materials.  When we want to make things, we use a process called the Technological Process.  The process follows 5 steps. They are: Investigate: Investigate the problem which you have to solve, and then find a solution. Design:  Brainstorm and draw at least 2 different designs.  Choose the best design. Make: [Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Grade 5
Grade Seven Nuttall training for First Aid in Term Two

Grade Seven Nuttall training for First Aid in Term Two

First Aid training was fun! Cape Medical Response came to train us in Basic Medical Assistance today. We enjoyed learning how to take care and treat small injuries. We learnt what to do if bones are fractured or if a person is paralyzed. Each Grade Seven received a certificate and an emergency first aid kit. Thank you CMR we appreciate[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade 7
Children for Children

Children for Children

Grade Sevens will be reaching out to other children at Easter time. Wendy Whitaker, a parent at our school, has been involved for many years helping children in Napier. These are mostly orphaned children. I approached Wendy and asked how we could get involved. She asked if we could collect empty 2 litre coke bottles and a packet of sweets.[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade 7
We tackle Elsie’s Peak

We tackle Elsie’s Peak

We have been learning all about direction, mapping and street planning, as part of our Social Studies.  In order to get a bird’s eye view of the layout of the town, we climbed to the top of Elsie’s Peak. It was a scorching but beautiful day and the shrills of excitement could be heard all over the mountain as we[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade 4
Founders Day

Founders Day

The entire school from Grade R to Grade 12 crammed into the hall on Tuesday to celebrate Founders Day. We sat enthralled as we worked our way through the schools history in the form of some very old photo’s. We are so privileged to have come so far and are grateful for all the blessings we have at Sun Valley.[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade 2
Athletics Fun Day

Athletics Fun Day

What a beautifully sunny day we had for our Athletics Day! We all gathered on the field in our houses ready for a fun-filled day! We laughed with the Grade One children as they ran in Dad or Mom’s big floppy shoes. We concentrated with the Grade Three’s as they worked as a team in the “three-legged” race. Our Grade Two’s[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade 2
A day at the beach

A day at the beach

The Grade Ones had a day of fun at the beach! We splashed in the waves, built sandcastles and explored our senses at the seaside. What a great way to learn and end off the term!   For more photo’s click here.

by March 15, 2012 Grade 1
Christian Louw’s Back in Time story

Christian Louw’s Back in Time story

I heard a loud whirring sound as I climbed into the shiny, silver Time Machine. The grey-haired man at the wheel pressed a red button and my head began to spin. Suddenly we landed with a bump! We were back in time, back to the day when my grandma and grandpa were young! Slowly I opened the door and stepped[Read More…]

by March 14, 2012 Grade 3
Creativity using Electricity

Creativity using Electricity

The Grade Six students showed their creative skills in building a functional electrical circuit using a light bulb, switch,  1.5 – 12  volt battery and flexi wire. The ideas and creativity that emerged from this exercise were remarkable. They created a variety of items, from Light Houses to garden displays, even sports arenas. We were amazed at their hard work[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Grade 6
Telling the time.

Telling the time.

During this term we have been learning to tell the time. To begin with we learnt the o’clock, quarter past, quarter too and half past. We are now finding out about all the 5 minute intervals. The learners have had a lot of fun working with the room parents in the passage, playing games in groups and one on one[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Grade 3