Xhosa

Now is Our Time to Shine!

Now is Our Time to Shine!

Next week is Xhosa exam time! The Grades 4  to  7 will all be writing their exams during their interchange times. This is however not a time to get stressed.  Since the beginning of this term, we have spent time recapping all the necessary work in order to do well. This exam comes as no surprise as we have been gearing up for is since last[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 Xhosa
Back in the Game!

Back in the Game!

With the Rugby World Cup underway there is definitely a competitive spirit all around at the moment. We hope that the Bokke do well. Along the same lines, at Sun Valley, we are in a competitive spirit to get things done. We are in Term Four and have the finish line in sight. We have a very short term ahead[Read More…]

by October 22, 2015 Xhosa
Rounding the Bend

Rounding the Bend

Wow, it feels like we are running a race here at Sun Valley Primary School! Things are moving very quickly. We have essentially finished with Term Three and now that the assessments are out of the way and ANA’s are postponed we are rounding the bend and Term Four lies before us in the finishing straight. So where does that leave[Read More…]

by September 17, 2015 Xhosa
Xhosa Assembly

Xhosa Assembly

Wow, what a fantastic Xhosa assembly we have had! We heard a story about how all animals in the jungle are different. In the same way we are all different and each of us has a different E-Colour. This helps us to identify our wonderful talents and preferences. It was so exciting to hear the Xhosa language spoken in our[Read More…]

by September 10, 2015 Xhosa
Alice in Pondoland

Alice in Pondoland

Wow what a wonderful time we are having with our Foundation Phase musical play, Alice in Wonderland! There will be no interchange for the next few weeks due to the play and we are missing out on Xhosa during this time. This is the perfect opportunity to engage with Xhosa at home. We encourage parents and children to revise what has been[Read More…]

by August 20, 2015 Xhosa
Using Xhosa in the Real World

Using Xhosa in the Real World

Hi my name is Zane Olivier… I recently went to the Transkei during my school holidays. It was beautiful and even though it was winter it was still warm enough to swim in the sea and have fun on the beach! One of the things I really enjoyed was playing soccer with the local children. At first it was a[Read More…]

by August 7, 2015 Xhosa
Hit the Ground Running

Hit the Ground Running

Wow, half the year has gone by and we are already jumping headfirst into Term Three. I am sure that all of the parents are feeling a little relieved to have their darling treasures back in class after a good holiday. At Sun Valley Primary we are ready and firing on all cylinders and have hit the ground running. The[Read More…]

by July 22, 2015 Xhosa
All About Communication

All About Communication

How amazing it has been to be a part of the written assessments! For so many children it has been an opportunity to focus a little more intensively on the wonderful language of Xhosa! So many students are walking around the school more confident to use their knowledge of Xhosa to extend a simple greeting or common social questions. How awesome[Read More…]

by June 9, 2015 Xhosa
Take the Weather with You

Take the Weather with You

This time of the year is a fantastic time. Nature is just astounding! The temperature is dropping and, here in Cape Town, we are heading into our wet and rainy season. In Grade 3 we have been learning all about the weather in Xhosa. We have been learning the Xhosa words for sentences like: it is hot or cold, rainy[Read More…]

by May 21, 2015 Xhosa
No Frowns with Grade One Nouns!

No Frowns with Grade One Nouns!

In Grade One it is important to start to build our Xhosa vocabulary. The most obvious place to start is with the every day things around us. In Term Two we will be focusing on the nouns commonly found within the classroom. Simple things like: the board, our books, pens, pencils, desks, chairs and tables. Through simple repetition and making[Read More…]

by May 7, 2015 Xhosa