Primary

Grade Ones ROCK at o’clock!

Grade Ones ROCK at o’clock!

The past few weeks we have been introducing our Grade Ones to a brand new concept, time. They were excited to learn about this concept that guides a lot of their life. We discussed the different times of day and how many hours there are in a day. We discussed morning, noon and night and that certain things happen at[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 6 and Systemic Assessments

Grade 6 and Systemic Assessments

Much effort has been put into preparing our children for the annual Systemic Assessments that has taken place this week. We wanted our learners to feel confident and have enough practice before facing this challenge. Our Small Group Tuition teacher, Mrs Raven, spent 4 lessons a week in each class, assisting the ones who needed extra input. She was able[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Discovering District Six

Discovering District Six

The Grade Fives are learning about the causes and consequences of the Apartheid movement. We are focusing on the District Six community and how land capture by the suppressive government affected thousands of households that were forced to move to the Cape Flats and township areas. The Grade Five teachers are teaching the boys and girls the importance of multicultural education[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Grade 4 Camp, Expectations Exceeded!

Grade 4 Camp, Expectations Exceeded!

On the 12th and 13th October, Rocklands centre was overtaken by over 130 Grade 4’s for their annual camp. Excited children and nervous parents greeted the teachers bright and early on Thursday morning. Mom and dad didn’t want to let go and the children didn’t want to look back. The still morning air was pierced by the sound of war[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

      iThemba means ‘hope’. In response to the massive need for quality pre-primary education in under-resourced communities, St. Peters launched an Early Childhood Development Centre in January 2012. There are now about 60 children ages 3-6, from disadvantaged backgrounds who attend iThemba School, in the building alongside St Peters Church. The Grade Threes at Sun Valley Primary School[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Good to Be Back in Grade 2!

Good to Be Back in Grade 2!

Welcome back to the last term of 2017. We hope you are ready for all the excitement that comes along with this part of the year. We are looking forward to our Save our Seas Field Trip, GRIT Awards and all sorts of other fun things. This term we will be learning about all things found under the sea. We will[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade 2, Primary
Grade One bringing CHEER to TEARS

Grade One bringing CHEER to TEARS

Last term the Grade Ones completed their community service project for the year, something done in every grade at SVPS. We decided to collect items for TEARS, a local dog and cat rescue shelter in the valley. We chose this as it links to our ‘Pets‘ theme in our Life Skills curriculum. The CARE and Reflection Monitors from each class[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 4 making a difference one Ecobrick at a time!

Grade 4 making a difference one Ecobrick at a time!

After much anticipation and weeks of collecting plastic the Grade 4’s set about to make a difference in the amount of plastic waste that they produce by making Ecobricks at school. What is an Ecobrick you may be wondering? Well as the Grade 4’s discovered it a a fabulous solution for plastic waste. An Ecobrick is a plastic bottle stuffed[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Reaching out to the COMMUNITY in Grade 6

Reaching out to the COMMUNITY in Grade 6

The Grade 6s recently visited Living Hope Centre just outside of Capri. A day of giving back to the community was awaiting our kids and what amazing servant hearts they have displayed during our time spent there.     The four classes rotated between four stations. Station One was where they packed the hygiene packs with items collected for Living[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
The Grade 5’s become Environmentalists

The Grade 5’s become Environmentalists

On Thursday 21 September our Grade 5’s set off to Soetwater Environmental Centre. Arriving on the beachfront, we all wondered how we would be taught to become ‘Environmentalists’ for the day. We were welcomed by enthusiastic volunteers, who work closely with the well-known Mr Lappies. Our minds were immediately challenged and put to work with group discussions on Eco-systems. They[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 Grade 5, Primary