Life is a gift and to have our very basic needs...
Life is a gift and to have our very basic needs met is an even greater gift. Our Grade Sixes discovered this at the end of last term when we visited Living Hope Centre for our Community Outreach. Throughout Term Three, hygiene products and biscuits were collected within the grade. Group points were a great motivation for the kids to[Read More…]
Matric 2016 has come and gone… As always, the Visual Art and Design students finished off the year with their examination exhibition that culminates everything they have worked for throughout their high school creative career. This exhibition was moderated and marked by several external moderators and examiners from the IEB. And as always, the examiners were pleased with what they saw[Read More…]
What once was a soulful and vibrant community, now desolate and cold. 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[Read More…]
The Grade 4s ventured off on their very first school camp to Rocklands Campsite… where we were in for a jam-packed, fun-filled 18 hours of awesomeness! The teachers were met by ecstatic children and their somewhat emotional parents. The children hurriedly got rid of their bulging bags and the fun and games started straight away… After our initial games we settled into the hall where we were[Read More…]
With the release of the new iOS 10 and the many new features now available, we have re-evaluated our iPad security policy and restrictions. There are currently two types of devices in operation in our Grade 4 -7 classes: SUPERVISED device (Gr4) – a digital device than has been setup to allow us full control of the security and restrictions.[Read More…]
It is so encouraging to see the lengths that the students will go to when doing their role play assessments. The Grade 8s were dressed up to the nines and there was some great acting going on! What is even more encouraging, is the quality of language usage and content of our termly role play. The Grade 10s impressed with challenging[Read More…]
The Grade 2 girls loved creating their very own photo booth props this week in Creative Expression. They made various props such as big smiles, funny glasses and even long beards! The Art Room was filled with laughter as the girls showed off their props to their peers! The Grade 7s jumped straight to the task of planning the[Read More…]
This term the Grade 11s focus is on South Africa from the 1940s to the 1960s. The current social, political and economic climate in our country makes this an extremely exciting and engaging topic. As History students, the Grade 11s are realising the value of understanding the past in order to address the complexities of the present. One of our[Read More…]
In Term Four the Grade Threes will be going back in time to investigate what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Using an array of resources, the children will research a dinosaur of their choice in order to compile a project at school. They will conduct research during I.T as well as in class using iPads, library books,[Read More…]
Welcome back after a short and sweet holiday… “The seaweed is always greener In somebody else’s lake You dream about going up there But that is a big mistake Just look at the world around you Right here on the ocean floor Such wonderful things surround you What more is you lookin’ for?” Under the sea is the place to[Read More…]
Wow – the last few weeks of Term Three were lots of fun for our Grade Ones! Funscapes, sunflower journals and a BRAND NEW jungle gym were all part of the fun. Our classes throughly enjoyed Funscapes and the creativity flowed in our Funscapes options. The Grade Ones could choose from the Free Club, Mosaic Club, Craft Club and Kids Shack.[Read More…]
In the latter part of the holiday, the talented U11A Cricketers set off to Knysna to take part in the annual U11 Cricket Series. The event is a prestigious festival which involves some of the top cricketing schools from across the Western and Eastern Cape. The Sun Valley U11A team is a strong unit with loads of potential and talent.[Read More…]
During the holidays, the Sun Valley 1st Team Cricketers set off to Knysna to take part in the Cretchley Cricket Series. Keith Cretchley and his daughter have been running this incredible festival for many years. Sun Valley have attended the event for 8 years. Sun Valley’s 1st Team in 2016 is possibly the strongest unit Sun Valley have ever had[Read More…]
Sun Valley Group of Schools has a new Calendar Help section available to parents. Located at the top of our blog webpage, you’ll see the new option located next to the existing “Calendar” link. Just another way of helping parents navigate our school calendar!
Over the past week the Grade 5s have focused on the importance of knowing your E-Colour and the E-Colours of those around you. In English we had a discussion on the value of E-Colours and why we do the self assessments. We put our creative caps on and created a life sized silhouette of a lucky member of the[Read More…]