In an effort to give back to our community, Sun Valley Primary commits itself to a series of Community Outreach Projects that are carried out in Grade R - 7, as well as through the Sun Valley Primary staff.
Sunbird makes it their mission to collect non-perishable nutritional food items for the Neuwerus-Napier Aftercare Centre.
Our Grade 1 students get the opportunity to give back and put their new found environmental skills and ideas into practice by collecting warm blankets and tinned/dry dog food for TEARS. They have also expanded their outreach to include the TEARS Cattery.
The Grade 2 students donate to SANCCOB and they adopt penguins to look after for the year.
In Grade 3, the Outreach is focused on underprivileged children in our local community. The Grade 3 students visit iThemba Pre-Primary twice a year and spend time playing and sharing a picnic on the field with the children from iThemba. As a grade, they gather books, stationery, toys and balls to donate to them on their visits.
The Grade 4 students hold a Grade collection to collect funds for the SPCA and they also spend time building Eco Bricks which they deliver to the Kommetjie Eco-School.
The Grade 5 students visit the children at the Bhongolethu Foundation. They collect educational toys and then spend time connecting with the Bhongolethu children by having picnics, playing with lego, teaching them cricket and soccer skills and more.
The Grade 6 Community Service Outreach is to support Living Hope. There, they pack goodie bags containing toiletry items that they have collected over the term. The items will be issued to those in need seeking refuge at Living Hope.
The Grade 7 students and a group of Prefects team up with the Sweetpeas organisation, an outreach group that aims to provide emergency care packs for babies born at False Bay Hospital.
This exciting community development project follows on from the Baby Project during which Grade 7 students are given the demanding task of having to care for a 2,5 kg Flour Baby, twenty-four-seven, for a 2 week period. During the course of this project Eve Halloway from the Sweetpeas organisation offers a presentation to our students in which she shares the plight of less fortunate mothers and babies (many of these mothers are often teenagers). This talk proves to be a real eye-opener for our young learners and students experience a heightened understanding of the huge responsibility of parenthood and the consequences of unplanned and teen pregnancies.
The Staff Community Service project collects blankets and food items. The staff then deliver the donations to Living Hope in Red Hill, for distribution to families in need in Ocean View, Masiphumelele, and Red Hill.