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My Broetjie, my Bra!

My Broetjie, my Bra!

As our Grade Fives are coming to the end of the year and preparing for Grade Six, they have spent the past few weeks unpacking the harsh reality of life in District Six. Through our studies using iBooks, role-play and exploration into the setting of District Six in both the past and present, they are ready to use their knowledge in order to[Read More…]

by December 1, 2016 Grade 5
Scorching Squash

Scorching Squash

In 2016, we broadened our sporting horizons with the introduction of Squash as a fully fledged sport at Sun Valley. A new experience for many teachers, coaches, players and parents alike, it was exciting to see what we had to offer in the relatively unknown world of squash. The squeaking shoes, smell of rubber, sound of thunderous shots and roaring[Read More…]

by November 30, 2016 Sport
Running Rugby at Sun Valley

Running Rugby at Sun Valley

Arriving at Sun Valley Primary School, to be greeted by mist over the battle field, hot air rushing out of the boys lungs, bare feet on the icey  grass with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee blowing in the gentle breeze and a bite into a delicious Birdie Num Num’s bacon and egg roll… mmmm! These are the memories every[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 Sport
2017 CLASSES

2017 CLASSES

The classes for 2017 have been finalised and the students will meet their teachers on Friday in preparation for the new academic year. How do we divide our students? Sunbird Pre-Primary is divided into GENDER-BASED classes to ensure that our girls discover a love for Mathematics, Science, construction and other spatial activities like Sport and Engineering – which our boys[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 General, Group Principal
Waterpolo at Sun Valley continues to SHINE

Waterpolo at Sun Valley continues to SHINE

Both our girls and boys waterpolo teams have really surpassed their own expectations and goals this year. They took our year theme of GRIT straight to the pool deck and suprised our opposition with stand out performances. They made use of their determination and passion to achieve extraordinary results. We have had many highlights throughout the year, but a few[Read More…]

by November 28, 2016 Sport
Tennis: A growing sport at Sun Valley

Tennis: A growing sport at Sun Valley

Three years ago, the tennis squad consisted of a few players that enjoyed knocking around a ball from time to time. A few years later, and under the guidance of Mrs Leasje Welthagen, we now have: SIX U13 Squads (24 players) FOUR U11 Squads (16 players) 70 students attending Social Tennis It has been a joy to watch the little[Read More…]

by November 28, 2016 Sport
Still Playing With Purpose in Grade R

Still Playing With Purpose in Grade R

As our year is winding down and we see how our little ones are growing up in front of our eyes, we are still playing with purpose. We are so happy to experience the Sunbirdies playing “old fashioned and traditional games”, which in today’s fast paced society, has become a rare sight. They play hopscotch and love the feeling of[Read More…]

by November 28, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Champion Cricket in 2016

Champion Cricket in 2016

Cricket has continued to be one of the flagship sports of Sun Valley Primary School. It has been a joy to witness superb performances week in and week out right from Mini Cricket to the 1st Team Lads (U13A) Although the results have been nearly flawless in 2016, that has NOT been our focus. At the beginning of the year,[Read More…]

by November 27, 2016 Sport
Chess Cheer in Grade 1

Chess Cheer in Grade 1

Last week Tuesday, we got a chance to play the inaugural game on the brand new chess board. The chess board was the latest and last addition to our beautiful new playground. The children watched excitedly as the pieces were brought out and placed on the board (some pieces are half their size)! The “opening” game was played by the[Read More…]

by November 25, 2016 Grade 1
Art is a Valuable Process

Art is a Valuable Process

The Grade 3s expressed their creativity beautifully this week as they experimented with patterns and water colours. After a class discussion about warm and cool colours and identifying patterns in our surroundings, our learners were encouraged to use their creative skills and paint flowers in different patterns.    The young artists each produced such innovative pieces of art. I was[Read More…]

by November 25, 2016 Creative Expression