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Exploring the ‘Rainbow’ of Personalities in Grade 5

Exploring the ‘Rainbow’ of Personalities in Grade 5

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…]

by September 29, 2016 Grade 5
iConnect is Destroyed by Late Arrivals

iConnect is Destroyed by Late Arrivals

At the heart of living, is our desire to be connected. In a relationship-based school, children are bigger than the challenge. Every child in our school is unique. And although they learn to operate as a group, class or sporting house – their individuality remains a priority. Relationships make us feel safe. Every structure in the school is designed to[Read More…]

by September 29, 2016 Family Matters
Grade Six E-Colours Drive

Grade Six E-Colours Drive

This term, the Grade Six team placed a lot of emphasis on E-Colours and all that they entail. The E-Colours have been introduced into various lessons throughout the term which enabled the students to add to their already in-depth understanding of the E-Colours process. The Grade Sixes have made posters, performed in skits and written about their animal in Afrikaans.[Read More…]

by September 28, 2016 Grade 6, Uncategorized
2017 BUDGET APPROVED

2017 BUDGET APPROVED

Click on the PDF document below for the Newsletter newsletter-budget-2017

by September 28, 2016 Admin and Finance
In the Spotlight!

In the Spotlight!

Our Grade 8s have been exploring Electricity. This may sound rather dangerous, but we assure you that it was good, clean fun. The students first explored how to create and use Static Electricity. We had balloons stuck to ceilings (no need for Helium balloons ever again!) and hair standing on end. We even raided the staffroom to see if a[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 High School, Natural Science
Design Research at Kirstenbosch

Design Research at Kirstenbosch

On Thursday, 8 September, the Grade 11 Design students went on an excursion to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The purpose of this trip was to do primary research for their first Matric project, which they have to complete by the end of the first term next year. Each student has to design a restaurant or kiosk for a fictional, newly established botanical garden, do[Read More…]

by September 26, 2016 Design
A Very Busy Interact Term

A Very Busy Interact Term

Our Interact Club has had a very active term. At the first meeting, we elected new office bearers to replace the Matric students who had to retire to focus on their final projects and examinations. Congratulations to Skye Slack who was elected Vice President and Finn Musson as Secretary. Both of these students have done a great job this term, along with our[Read More…]

by September 26, 2016 Interact
EPIC Pro Cricket Skills 2016

EPIC Pro Cricket Skills 2016

On Friday, Sun Valley and partners, All Rounder Cricket Academy, hosted the annual Pro Cricket Skills. Twelve different teams arrived for the event on a beautiful spring day. Despite it being very early in the season, the concept  of the festival is to enhance pre-season training and team work. The festival was generously sponsored by Peter Butner Sports, D&P Cricket[Read More…]

by September 25, 2016 Sport
Extremely Colourful Personalities in Grade 2

Extremely Colourful Personalities in Grade 2

This week the Grade Twos discussed what it means to be a team player. Why do we find some people easier to work with than others? How can we learn to work with someone whose personality is the polar opposite to ours? Once we had brainstormed together, we put our ideas into action by taking part in a team-building activity.[Read More…]

by September 22, 2016 Grade 2
GRIT AWARDS

GRIT AWARDS

Inspired by the amazing research by Angela Duckworth (PhD) and Prof Carol Dweck (Stanford University) on GRIT and Growth MINDSETS, our 2016 theme inspired the staff to re-imagine the way we grow brains in our classrooms. Although a work in progress, the initial feedback has exceeded our expectations.  Student-led Parentline interviews, from Grade 4 – 7 where they present their[Read More…]

by September 22, 2016 Group Principal