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The Grittiest Grade 3s

“The More You Practice, the better you get! One of South Africa’s most famous golfers, Gary Player once said, “The More You Practice, the better you get!” Well, the Grade 3s are certainly fulfilling every wise word of this statement. It has been such a journey for these young inventors, explorers, travellers and astronauts this year. Just as they have been[Read More…]

by November 1, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Searious about Sea Creatures in Grade Two

Searious about Sea Creatures in Grade Two

Our Grade Twos have been having a whale of a time, learning about all that dwells beneath the blue. We took a trip last week to the Two Oceans Aquarium, where the children learnt all about the creatures of the deep, and how important it is for us to look after them.     The field trip definitely piqued their[Read More…]

by November 1, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
It’s Fun Being Young!

It’s Fun Being Young!

Friday, 25th October saw the little Sunbirds’ excitement levels reach new heights. The day of the much anticipated pyjama party had finally arrived! The Grade Rs had been counting the sleeps until they could come to school at night-time and party the evening away in their pyjamas. Of course, the added treat of snack packs (put together by the wonderful[Read More…]

by November 1, 2019 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Grade One PJ Party fun!

Grade One PJ Party fun!

Last week Friday, the Grade Ones enjoyed what is possibly their favourite event, the PJ Party. Coming to school AT NIGHT always brings on a lot of excitement in the classes. The children arrived on a very wet and rainy night, cosied up in their very cute pyjamas, slippers and gowns. To start the night off, the children got to play[Read More…]

by November 1, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Grade 6 celebrating their favourite ‘Held’

Grade 6 celebrating their favourite ‘Held’

Grade 6 celebrating their favourite hero’s in Afrikaans. At Sun Valley we have our very own heroes and heroins. They have been tasked with an Afrikaans writing exercise. It was a news report about someone which helped mould them. It was a sight to see the energy and determination in our Grade 6 children to ensure that they met the[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 6, Primary
Painting with Poetry in Grade 7

Painting with Poetry in Grade 7

This past week he Grade 7s have been working on something special…the writing of their own poems. The instructions were simple: “Create your own unique poem.” Despite the simplicity of the instruction, the task was much more difficult to tackle. Suddenly our kids had to choose what was of great importance to them, something that they could pour their hearts[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 10 Science at Silvermine Academy

Grade 10 Science at Silvermine Academy

Even though it is the last term, there is no relaxing in the Silvermine laboratory. The Grade 10 Physical Sciences and Life Sciences students have been especially busy. In Physical Sciences, we started the term by discussing the difference between vectors and scalars. We then focused on vectors such as displacement, velocity and acceleration. Recently we investigated the acceleration of[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 High School, Life Science, Physical Science
Grade 10 CAT: 2019 Technology Presentations

Grade 10 CAT: 2019 Technology Presentations

CAT is a subject that requires you to be up to date on the current trends in the world of technology. This week the Grade 10 CAT students are presenting their PowerPoint presentations on “8 Top Technology trends of 2019“. Keagan did a fascinating presentation on Virtual Reality and how this could effect the world of gaming in the future.[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 CAT, High School
Born to be a Camper

Born to be a Camper

Finally, the time everyone has been waiting for has arrived – GRADE 4 CAMP. It was a bright, sunny morning at the Rocklands Campsite when some excited but somewhat anxious grade 4s arrived.                     We kicked off the camp by creating innovative team names and performing war-cries. These two amazing days consisted[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 4, Primary
SHADUF! What a term!

SHADUF! What a term!

In grade 5 we have been learning all about Cape Town and Cairo. We exercised our Geography skills by exploring the different weather patterns, as well comparing these two cities on a map and even looked at getting to Cairo from Cape Town! We learnt how to read weather maps and even did our very own weather forecast and presented[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 5, Primary