Applying to Silvermine Academy

What is the Sun Valley Group of Schools?

The Sun Valley Group of Schools comprises of Sunbird Pre-Primary, Sun Valley Primary and Silvermine Academy: The High School. The primary school is a public school and the Pre-primary and High school are part of Silvermine Academy which is a private company. The Group also has a Music Academy, Sport Academy and Teaching Academy. The After-Care Centre is called Home Base and we have a high functioning catering centre called Birdie Num Nums.

What facilities does the Sun Valley Group of Schools offer?

We are proud to offer the following first class facilities:

  • Swimming pool - 25m Olympic pool
  • Library - 14 000 books available, a budget of R30 000 per annum
  • IT Centre - 34 computers, high-speed internet, colour printing, Mobile unit of 36 laptops,
  • Art Centre - mixed medium, kiln
  • Drama/Music - we produce musicals regularly, alternating between the Foundation Phase and the InterSen Phase
  • Sport fields - catering for hockey, soccer, netball, cricket, tennis and rugby
  • Walking Circuit - a unique 1km circuit with activity stops along the route for sit-ups, leg stretches, pull-ups, etc.

What are our School times?

07:45 - 14:15 Monday - Thursday, and 07:45 - 13:00 on Friday’s. The first week of the Academic Year closes at 13:00 each day, and from the second week normal time of 14:15 commences. The last day of the Academic Term ends at 11:00.

In 2021, all high classes return to school every day.

What are the school fees?

Fees differ according to the various divisions in The Group. Please refer to the School Fee Model.

What traffic control system is in place around the schools?

Parents are requested to drive anti-clockwise around the school to drop their students off in the mornings and collect them after school. Coracle and Corvette Roads should be regarded as drop-and-go zones between drop-off and collection times. Please help us by abiding to these guidelines for the safety of our children.