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Grade Threes take on athletics trials!

Grade Threes take on athletics trials!

This week we started our athletics trials and oh what fun it was! The Grade Three’s loved every second of it and really gave their all in each trial. We had students who took part in long jump, sprinting, 800m, shot put, and even HIGH JUMP!  There were many boys and girls who had never taken part in a particular[Read More…]

by November 27, 2020 Grade 3, Primary, Sport
Ending the Year Off With a BANG!

Ending the Year Off With a BANG!

After being separated for so long, the Grade Twos have finally been able to celebrate their reunion as a whole class again! On Monday, they entered the classroom, wide-eyed at the new set-up. They experienced many different feelings and emotions as they stepped inside. Some were thrilled to see their friends in the other group again, and some were anxious[Read More…]

by November 26, 2020 Grade 2, Primary
Grade 6: Leaders in training!

Grade 6: Leaders in training!

Our grade 6’s are becoming the seniors of the school next year, and they are more than ready for the commitment. This year has shown us how diligent and committed these students are to their future and have taken every knock and embraced every challenge. To end off the year we are spending a few days in Leadership Training, we[Read More…]

by November 26, 2020 Grade 6, Primary
Better Together!

Better Together!

After almost a year of big changes and having to adapt to things we never dreamed could be possible, the Grade Ones have once again showed us how  resilient and gritty they really are. They have graciously adapted to many “new normals”, from not attending school and learning from home, to being back at school full-time with their classmates, masks[Read More…]

by November 23, 2020 Grade 1, Primary
Happy Days are here to stay!

Happy Days are here to stay!

Much celebration ensued as the Grade 7 learners of 2020 handed in their final assessment paper for primary school. What a great achievement that is considering the challenges they had to face this year. But, primary school is not yet over and much learning is yet to be done. The wonderful news, however, is that post assessment week, learning commenced[Read More…]

by November 19, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
Assessment FUN!

Assessment FUN!

Assessments are nothing new at Sun Valley, yet once again the process of rethinking and reshaping how things are done was needed to make sure that all COVID guidelines were adhered to and that all learners felt anxiety free in this already stressful time. A week of revision in the first week of term prepped the learners for all that[Read More…]

by November 19, 2020 Digital, Grade 5, Primary
Taking a Dive into Term Four

Taking a Dive into Term Four

We are coming to the end of 2020 and with only a few weeks to go the Grade 2’s are hard at work preparing for their next big adventure. However, before they go, they need to complete their final “Above and Below” Mission.   The overall theme for Grade 2 this year has been about learning what happens above the[Read More…]

by November 17, 2020 Grade 2, Primary
Traveling through SPACE!

Traveling through SPACE!

We have started the term off with a bang as our students have come in full force with fantastic space poems. Their energy and ‘Gees’ has really made the classroom an even brighter space. Our grade 3s are heading into space this term and will explore our wonderful solar system. The grade 3s have really taken to this theme and[Read More…]

by November 17, 2020 Grade 3, Primary
It’s TIME to learn about clocks!

It’s TIME to learn about clocks!

It has been a fun start to our Term Four in Grade One. We have been learning many new things, especially in Mathematics. This term we are focusing on learning how to tell the time and will soon be learning about money; two things that are relevant to the lives of our precious Grade One growing brains.  The children have[Read More…]

by November 11, 2020 Grade 1, Primary
Purchasing (buyer) power

Purchasing (buyer) power

Sometimes people travelling to other countries say that things are more/less expensive. These people are mistakenly only converting the price to rand to see which is more/less expensive. This apparent “more/less expensive” situation is a lure. The correct way is to look at the cost of living and buying power. The buying power of a currency is what things cost in a country in relation[Read More…]

by November 11, 2020 High School, Math Literacy