The Valley Pre-Primary Sandcastle Competition, held annually in March, has become a favourite fixture on the Cape Town beach calendar. This fun-filled family outing is also open to the broader community and provides a great opportunity to get children from all walks of life to experience the joy of turning sand into art. Fantastic prizes, food and drink stalls, music, a magic show and the ever popular kids’ zone for both sandcastle builders and spectators are all part of the day. Teams of between two and eight people may enter under various categories including Corporate, Schools, Teens, Family, and Kiddies. All money raised in the Sandcastle Competition is used to provide bursaries to enable children from less privileged communities in Hout Bay to attend Valley and also to provide educational support as required. For more information about how to enter or to get involved as a sponsor visit www.houtbaysandcastle.co.za or phone Valley Pre-Primary School on 021 790 1540.
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Sports Day is is held every year on the Kronendal Sports Field. The emphasis is on FUN not on winning i.e. participation will be non-competitive and non-threatening and parents will be given a chance to enjoy physical activities with their children. The evening kicks off with a mini-walk for the whole family of 5 laps around the school field. Children get sponsored per lap by friends and family.After a break for supper of boerewors rolls, chicken burgers, hotdogs or cheese rolls, and liquid refreshments, the games begin with classes competing against each other in flat races, sack races, and relays. There are also races for parents and siblings.
Valley used to celebrate Mothers Day in May & Fathers Day in June, as per the calendar. However, it very often happened that, due to work commitments, mom/dad were unable to attend their specific function leaving us with some very sad children. At Valley, we have solved this by combining the two events into a Parent Day Picnic in the hope that at least one parent will be able to attend. This should also accommodate families with single or same gender parents. Bring a picnic blanket and your picnic (eats and drinks) to share with your child.