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Sun Valley’s Got Talent

Sun Valley’s Got Talent

It has been an absolute treat being able to observe our Intermediate Phase students perform in ‘Rock Toyz‘. They definitely do not lack personality nor confidence, as evident when they make their appearances on stage. The costumes and make-up are stunning, as is each child’s dancing and acting. If you have not yet seen the show, treat yourself! It is a must see!

by August 24, 2016 Creative Expression
Grade 10 Designers Follow the Latest Trends

Grade 10 Designers Follow the Latest Trends

After completing modules in perspective drawing and model building last term, the Grade 10s considered themselves ready to attempt their first architecture project. For this project we are following a current trend in the design world – designing for refugees. Their brief asked them to design dwellings for refugee camps. These have to be comfortable, affordable and easy to erect in a[Read More…]

by August 23, 2016 Design
Jazzmin, Dillon, Melissa and Jordin enjoyed presenting their puppet show.

Role play in your Second Language can be Fun!

Oral presentations in your second language can be very intimidating. Creating a role play based on a famous television show turns a chore into fun. The Grade 10s had to recreate a Masterchef SA show and the result was a lot of fun, good quality presentations and loads of yummy food to sample! The Grade 8s were given the challenge to present[Read More…]

by August 19, 2016 Afrikaans
Rocking the Movement in Grade 5

Rocking the Movement in Grade 5

It is here, the moment our young “stars” have been waiting for so eagerly. Our talented children make yet another stage appearance, this time for Sun Valley’s very own Rock Toyz production. Each Grade 5 class has been given the opportunity to choreograph and perform a dance to a prescribed song in the show. The young, up and coming Broadway performers, have[Read More…]

by August 18, 2016 Grade 5
Rediscovering Fractions in Grade Six

Rediscovering Fractions in Grade Six

The question on the minds of many kids is, “Why do I need fractions anyway?”. Fractions are a very important part of Mathematics. Just think of how many times a day you have to assess a situation, divide up a workload, drive a car or even plan a meal. When you work, you have to be able to give clear,[Read More…]

by August 18, 2016 Grade 6
Grade 10 Liver Dissection

Grade 10 Liver Dissection

The Grade 10 Life Science students did a practical dissection task with liver this week. The aim of the experiment was to investigate the efficiency of catalase in various conditions. Chicken liver was used during the experiment and the whole class was very excited. One of the students was particularly excited and took the lead with getting the investigation underway.[Read More…]

by August 18, 2016 Life Science
Rocking with Excitement about ROCK TOYZ in Grade 4

Rocking with Excitement about ROCK TOYZ in Grade 4

The Grade 4s have thoroughly enjoyed the lead up to our Rock Toyz play. We have been rehearsing our dances and preparing our costumes for the dazzling production that is about to hit the stage. Grade 4 Keller are the ‘toyz’ lying in the the cupboard that come alive once everyone has gone to sleep. Grade 4 Bonthuys are the ‘toyz’ that have been thrown[Read More…]

by August 17, 2016 Grade 4, Uncategorized
The Battle of the Cake Sales

The Battle of the Cake Sales

On Friday, Grade 7 Anderson and Grade 7 Keller took to battle in the form of one of the biggest cake sales ever seen! Grade 7K have, for the last few years, taken Cake Sales to a new level, and Mrs Anderson’s class decided that it was time to show Coach K and his troops what they were made of.[Read More…]

by August 16, 2016 Grade 7
Self Portraits with a Twist

Self Portraits with a Twist

Our Grade 10 Visual Art students have just finished their first big project. The theme – Self-Portrait.  After doing a lot of technical work and practising different drawing and painting techniques, they each created a painting representing themselves. Amazing, innovative and creative work, Grade 10s!! Dillon Grant: Alec Scott: Alexandra van der Horst: Kirsten Howell: Chelsea Benzien: Shayla Watson: Paige de[Read More…]

by August 16, 2016 Visual Art
What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

What fun our Sunbirdies are having exploring our wonderful world. First we travelled with Oscar and Hoo and learned all about deserts. A desert is a desolate place with very little rainfall, and can be hot (like the Sahara Desert) or cold (like Antarctica). The children love learning about all the different kinds of animals and plants that are able[Read More…]

by August 12, 2016 Grade R, Pre-Primary