Primary

Responsibili-THREE

Responsibili-THREE

Response-ability, the word says it all. The ability to choose our response.  Responsibility is one of the many life skills we teach in our classroom. The Grade Three’s are learning not only to be responsible for their own behaviour, but to encourage their co-operative group members to do so as well. Group points may provide motivation (or more specifically, the[Read More…]

by July 26, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
Wonderful WRITERS in Grade 2

Wonderful WRITERS in Grade 2

This is such an exciting term as we dig straight into growing beans! The Grade 2s are keeping a “Bean Journal” to document each and every change their bean makes on its journey to becoming a green and healthy Bean Plant. It is so wonderful to see the children’s enthusiasm towards writing, and keeping an updated journal. This Writer’s Day we[Read More…]

by July 26, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Grade One celebrates MANDELA!

Grade One celebrates MANDELA!

Last week Wednesday, 18 July, our Grade Ones celebrated Mandela Day. It would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday and it was the perfect opportunity to give back to others. We started off with a discussion about Nelson Mandela and what he has done for South Africa. Our children were clued up on this topic and gave us some great[Read More…]

by July 26, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Back to Term 3 with a BANG!

Back to Term 3 with a BANG!

After a very exciting and successful Term 2, the Grade 5s can look forward to an action packed term; filled with wonderful learning, exciting outdoor field trips, and the anticipation of receiving their pen license for the very first time. The term has started off with a BANG and the excitement was absolutely unreal throughout the Grade 5 corridors on the first[Read More…]

by July 26, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Honouring Madiba’s legacy in Grade 6

Honouring Madiba’s legacy in Grade 6

On the 18 July, South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela’s centenary. It is an opportunity for all to honour his legacy by taking action to do good and demonstrate peace and unity amongst all. This term, the Grade 6s will learn about Apartheid and Democracy in our Thematic iBook and will read Nelson Mandela’s biography: The Long Walk To Freedom. We will be[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Hold on tight, this term is going to an AMAZING RIDE!

Hold on tight, this term is going to an AMAZING RIDE!

Term 3 has begun and the Grade 4s have hit the ground running. Excitement levels are high at the expectation of all the amazing adventures and experiences that the term has in store. These include: Eco-Brick Community Service project, UCT Ignition Field Trip, Powerful Presentations, New CARE Councillors and Mandela day celebrations to name but a few. Taking care of[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
MANDELA DAY is everyday!

MANDELA DAY is everyday!

At Sun Valley, every day is Mandela Day! In an effort to give back to our community, not just on the 18th July, but throughout the year, Sun Valley committed itself to a series of Community Outreach Projects that would be carried out in Grade R-7 as well as through the Sun Valley staff. We are only halfway through the[Read More…]

by July 18, 2018 General, Interact, Pre-Primary, Primary
Leading L.A.M.B.’s

Leading L.A.M.B.’s

At school, as in any large organisation, leadership is critical. Students are part of that team of leaders that makes a good school, a great one. The position of “Pupil Leader” is a position of responsibility and one which provides an important connection between pupils and staff. Our top 48 Grade 7 pupil leaders recently had a guided tour into[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
PICASSO’s in the making in Grade 6

PICASSO’s in the making in Grade 6

In order to conclude our theme on Bullying, the Grade 6 students had to put on their creative caps. They were required to present their knowledge on how to stop being a bully, in the form of a cartoon. Needless to say that this task was met with great enthusiasm. This brought us to investigate what a cartoon is and[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
That’s a WRAP!

That’s a WRAP!

What a term it has been! Our Grade 5’s have been very busy indeed. A few activities that stood out for our Grade 5’s were our Bhongolethu visit, the Science Centre visit, our Creature Project, the Surname Project, Nightlife and of course our Assessment week. The Bhongolethu kids were overwhelmed by the generosity and the empathy that our Grade 5’s[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 5, Primary