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Chocolate Crunchies or were they Brownies?

Chocolate Crunchies or were they Brownies?

I am so happy with the progress that the Grade 10’s are making.  Today we made Chocolate Brownies and it turned out to be a real lesson in temperature control.  Some of the Brownies were left in the oven a little too long and were rather crispy, but we don’t waste ingredients, and so we made chocolate crunchies instead!

by February 23, 2017 Consumer Studies, High School
PRACTICAL Lessons in Grade 6

PRACTICAL Lessons in Grade 6

In Grade Six we believe that practical learning is the best type of learning that can take place. Play is ultimately our brain’s favorite way of learning. To understand how to move from passive to active learning, it is important to understand the four primary learning styles: visual, auditory, read-write, and kinesthetic. People learn using a variety of these methods, but[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Grade 5’s fall in LOVE with CHALLENGES!

Grade 5’s fall in LOVE with CHALLENGES!

Over the past few weeks our Grade 5s have been faced with a number of challenges. As teachers we have loved facilitating them through these moments, helping them learn different ways to approach and tackle them with a positive outlook. One of our most recent challenges was presented during our Maths Extension week. Our children were given the task of creating any[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Outstanding ORATORS!

Outstanding ORATORS!

The annual Orators Performances have become a real tradition at Sun Valley Primary. The kids have delivered yet another spectacular serving of our favourite topics. A hint of Kenn Nesbitt here, a dash of Roald Dahl there, and a very “ Punny” yet serious performance that had all four adjudicators (teachers) rolling with laughter. Looking back at all the brilliant[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 Grade 7, Primary
Computer problems… WE can fix it!

Computer problems… WE can fix it!

Do you know what to do if your computer doesn’t want to turn on? Bought a new keyboard and don’t know which port it plugs into? What if you can’t seem to close an application — or can’t hear any sound from your speakers? Whenever you have a problem with your computer, don’t panic! Before you take it to the repair[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 CAT, High School
RESEARCH…

RESEARCH…

At first I thought that researching on available electronic devices would be a technical nightmare: would the students be responsible and would they actually focus on the topic and not wonder off into cyberspace only to return at the end of the lesson? Well, I have been pleasantly surprised by everyone’s maturity and the way they conducted themselves and shared[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
Creative Expression: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Creative Expression: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall…Who is the fairest of us all? That’s easy. You certainly are Grade Two’s!! The art room was aglow with awesome reflections. Everyone studied a tutorial on the detailed proportions of their faces. This was followed by long gazes of admiration at their mirror images. They sketched a self portrait taking care to illustrate all the[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 Creative Expression
Sun Valley host 2nd annual U11 Waterpolo Festivals

Sun Valley host 2nd annual U11 Waterpolo Festivals

On Friday and Saturday, Sun Valley hosted the annual U11 Waterpolo Festival. The sport staff and coaches spent many hours planning and preparing for the event. The long hours were well worth it as the festival was high temp and produced top quality waterpolo across the board. The Girls festival took place on the Friday. The Sun Valley U10A’s and[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 Sport, Uncategorized
Grade 3’s MATHS be crazy!!

Grade 3’s MATHS be crazy!!

How great is it to be able to learn such abstract and analytical concepts through play? In the days of yore, Maths was believed to have been a concept that was learnt only through practice, practice and more practice. However, at Sun Valley Primary, we believe that it is not only through practice, but through play… A lot of PLAY![Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Keep Calm and ask a History Student!

Keep Calm and ask a History Student!

History students question everything… This is a skill inherent to the subject itself. And this is why it is a vital part of understanding our world today. Critical thinking skills are analysed daily in both formal and informal assessment. Visual and textual analysis require higher order thinking skills. Along with these skills, students need to engage not only with the subject matter,[Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 High School, History