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New Students Info Brochure

New Students Info Brochure

If you are a new student in Grade 2-7 starting at Sun Valley on Wednesday 11 January 2017 or if  you are going into Grade 1 and never attended Sunbird Pre-Primary in Grade R, then this brochure is a useful summary of the Culture of Sun Valley.  School Culture refers to “The way we do things around here!”  And every school[Read More…]

by January 5, 2017 Curriculum, Group Principal
Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

During the last term of 2016 the Silvermine Interact Club decided to do one last project. We involved the entire school and collected items to fill Christmas gift bags for the Sunset Retirement Centre in Muizenberg. On Monday, 5 December, Cailin Howell and Skye Slack delivered (even though they were already on holiday) the parcels to the centre. Thank you very much, Silvermine students, for[Read More…]

by December 5, 2016 Interact
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