Primary

Expanding the Grade 4 family

Expanding the Grade 4 family

In Grade 4, we put great value on the aspect of Family and feeling like our classrooms are an extension of our homes. Our classes are our safe places and we welcome everyone with open arms. Over the past few months we have been blessed to welcome a few new faces to our Grade 4 family. We have been so[Read More…]

by June 7, 2019 Grade 4, Primary
Fun in the sun: hiking in our beautiful city.

Fun in the sun: hiking in our beautiful city.

The Grade 5 learners went on a hike at Constantia Neck:          While soaking up the sun and breathing in the fresh air, we could also apply what we have learned in Thematic Studies.         From afar we could see all the layers of sedimentary rock on Ou Kaapse Weg and it was so much fun[Read More…]

by June 7, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Cunningham-McGuinness ASTRO Officially Opened

Cunningham-McGuinness ASTRO Officially Opened

On Friday morning, the Sun Valley Group of Schools Staff and students put on a SHOW OF NOTE to officially open the Cunningham-McGuinness Astro. Click on the Link below to access the article ASTRO OPENING ARTICLE

by June 3, 2019 Pre-Primary, Primary, SMA Sport, Sport
Outstanding Applause for Grade Three

Outstanding Applause for Grade Three

Standing front and centre stage, is a phrase that became all the rage. As in Grade Three you would see, explorers dressed in finery. Mountain climbers, pirates and crew, you could be an explorer too. Men and women who led the way, gave our grade the chance to display, Explorer performances at their best and making us teachers feel rather blessed.[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Learning Bonds is loads of fun!

Learning Bonds is loads of fun!

In Term Two the Grade Ones have been learning many exciting new concepts, especially in our Mathematics curriculum. This term we have introduced Bonds. After learning about numbers last term, it was time to apply their knowledge in fun new ways. Our Grade Ones have been enjoying learning how to add their Bonds. They have been playing the Bonds game[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Afrikaans Co-operative Study Groups

Afrikaans Co-operative Study Groups

Co-operative learning continues to be a pivotal structure in Grade 7, even during Assessment Week. This ‘home’ of learning not only makes learning more enjoyable and interactive, but also allows for peer-teaching which results in better long term retention and a broadening of perspectives. Gathering in study groups to rehearse work aloud helps students to develop competence in memory, attention, sequencing of words,[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
A moment of science please…

A moment of science please…

“Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organising our curiosity.” – Tim Minchin Children are born with inquiring minds and a natural excitement for science. However, just like learning how to read or count, learning how to ask questions and do experiments are a vital part in education. During our Science Week, we aim to[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 4, Primary
A day of giving back at Bhongolethu

A day of giving back at Bhongolethu

Recently, the Grade 5’s ventured off to Bhongolethu Foundation with the intention of creating meaningful connections and friendships with the Pre-Primary and Primary school learners. The Grade 5’s had spent the prior weeks collecting toys, games, writing materials and any other educational supplies they could find to donate to the Bhonguletu Foundation. They were eager to share the love and[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Bean there, grew that!

Bean there, grew that!

The Grade 2’s planted their beans two weeks ago, exposing them to different conditions. They have been caring for them, and watching them very closely since then, monitoring every bit of their growth. The beans were planted into soil and sand, to determine which one they would grow best in. The results have shocked even the teachers!  Can you guess which[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Hopping to Higgeldy Piggeldy!

Hopping to Higgeldy Piggeldy!

Recently, our Grade Ones set off on their field trip to Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard at Imhoff Farm. We have been learning about pets this term and the field trip created a great real-life link to what the children have been learning in class. The children had been looking forward to this field trip for a long time and the excitement[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Grade 1, Primary