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Further Adventures of Grade 3 Explorers

Further Adventures of Grade 3 Explorers

On Monday 14th and Thursday the 17th of May the Grade 3s went on an adventure they would never forget. They reached Cape Point, the place they had been eagerly anticipating, the place where famous explorers once roamed… We met our lovely tour guide, Aunty Christa, at a meeting point where we were able to overlook the famous, Dias Beach.[Read More…]

by May 25, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
In the SPOTLIGHT with Gr 11 Design

In the SPOTLIGHT with Gr 11 Design

The grade 11 Design group had to show their ‘teaching skills’ by presenting as a group, the different Modern Design Movements and the characteristics of each movement. All had great fun as concepts were grasped in a fun and playful way with props and Powerpoint Presentations. The winning group, who covered the most facts and presented their ‘design movement’ with[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 Design, High School
Gaining essential SKILLS with Business Studies Articles

Gaining essential SKILLS with Business Studies Articles

Reading with understanding is a real life skill and one that I try and teach by means of the weekly article book.  The Grade 10 and 11 Business Studies students need to find a current affairs article on a weekly basis and summarise the article and then justify the choice of the article by saying the effect that it would[Read More…]

IGNITING Dreams in Grade 2!

IGNITING Dreams in Grade 2!

This week the Grade 2 classes got the opportunity to visit one of the oldest universities in South Africa! We hopped on a luxury 60 seater bus and set off to the University of Cape Town. We visited UCT to expose our young children to a higher education institute in the hopes that it would ignite a passion for their futures. We were hosted by the Zoology Department[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Special MOMENTS at Grandparents Day

Special MOMENTS at Grandparents Day

Recently, Sun Valley held their annual Grandparents Day. The Grade Ones had been working hard in their books to show their grandparents their best work. They had also been practising their special stage presentation to teach the grandparents what our “cracking success” theme means. On the day, the children were so excited to have their grandparents visit their classroom and have[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small…” Term 2 is progressing wonderfully down at Sunbird as we journey from place to place discovering the various creatures that our world has to offer.  As always, our children enjoy learning through a variety of mediums such as storytelling, song, baking, movement, science, art and of course, play. We started[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 Grade R, Pre-Primary
National Netball Tour 2018

National Netball Tour 2018

Last week, our U12A and U13A Netball Girls set off Trinity House, Randpark Ridge to partake in the annual National Netball Festival. There were plenty nerves as the tour began with many students flying for the very first time. Upon arrival, the girls were greeted by freezing temperatures in Johannesburg.  Of course the debate on what to wear began –[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 Sport, Uncategorized
Graphing Linear Functions in Grade 10.

Graphing Linear Functions in Grade 10.

During the past week the Grade 10 Mathematics class has been practicing drawing Linear Functions, by using either the “Table Method” or “Intercept Method”. It really helps to visually see the relationship between the x and the y co-ordinates as they are plotted on the Cartesian Plane. A function is a mathematical rule by means of which each element of[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 High School, Mathematics
Privilege: A Burden?

Privilege: A Burden?

Working in pairs, the Grade 10’s researched and designed Powerpoint presentations on remarkable individuals who have overcome crippling financial hardship and childhood poverty; rising to become some of the wealthiest, most accomplished people in their fields of work. It begs the question: if we are too comfortable as human beings, are we able to access the motivation required to be outstanding? Ivana[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 High School, Life Orientation
Lets get “Cultured”

Lets get “Cultured”

The Grade 8’s were tasked to imagine themselves as explorers researching the African landscape for the very first time. Upon return they needed to present their findings about a particular tribe or community that they encountered. What better way to learn and experience such diverse cultures? Their presentations were outstanding and I was blown away by their enthusiasm and thorough[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 English, High School