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Investigating our past; creating our future…

Investigating our past; creating our future…

As part of the Independent Examinations Board’s expectations for our Grade 12 History students, an intensive investigation is performed during the year; with the focus placed on the student working entirely independently on this task, enabling them to experience the process a historian would in finding and evaluating sources effectively. The students were given the option of choosing their topic, which[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 High School, History
A Day in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

A Day in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

This week the Grade 4s got the opportunity to watch a rendition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performed by actors from the National Theatre. Our school hall was transformed into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory where each learner pushed their imaginations to the limit and tapped into their inner creativity. The Grade 4’s had so much fun interacting with the[Read More…]

by August 16, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
GIS in Grade 12 Geography

GIS in Grade 12 Geography

The Grade 12 Geography students are tackling their final Geography task for the year! As “urban planners”, each student is to create a paper GIS map to analyse an urban space in South Africa – an essential skill in our rapidly urbanising world.

by August 16, 2017 Geography, High School
The Force is strong in Grade 9!

The Force is strong in Grade 9!

The Grade 9’s have been investigating contact and non-contact forces. No, not in Life Orientation, in Natural Science! Sir Isaac Newton has become a regular visitor in our classroom. His third law states; “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Our investigations lead us to discover the difference between weight and mass…..and some of the girls thought[Read More…]

by August 16, 2017 High School, Natural Science
Acting on Instinct

Acting on Instinct

This week the Grade 9’s were given a task which required them to think on the spot. They were given a short script and some expert advice from “The Skit Guys” See Here . They were then expected to present a production with a slight twist by the end of the lesson. The results were brilliant and the lesson was filled with[Read More…]

by August 14, 2017 English, High School
Measurement at the SMA pool!

Measurement at the SMA pool!

Measurements are so often taken for granted and we sometimes do not appreciate the splendid importance measurements play in our lives. For examples, people use measurements in simple home tasks like cooking where one may need to use a weighing scale or read the temperature of an oven when baking. Measurement is the process of determining the ratio of a physical quantity, such[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 High School, Math Literacy
Grade 3’s are off and away to SKA!

Grade 3’s are off and away to SKA!

As we all know, third term is one of Grade Threes most exciting terms, due to its focus on Our Solar System. We started our term off, like a rocket into space, having each class visit the SKA office in Pinelands. SKA is short for Square Kilometer Array, and is a project that is run internationally but has its bases[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Friday FUN!

Friday FUN!

There’s nothing like ending off the week on a good note. Fun Friday is one of Sunbird’s most exciting days. The children look forward to bringing their bikes to school as well as enjoying a treat at the end of the day, courtesy of the Bakers of the week. Bike time is a real treat, while mastering the art of balancing[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Electricity in the air for Physical Sciences Grade 10

Electricity in the air for Physical Sciences Grade 10

Sparks have been flying in the Grade 10 Physical Sciences class this term as we’ve been investigating the static electricity hiding in objects around us. We have seen that even a neutral object can be charged for a while if you put enough effort into it. When rubbing a ruler with a cloth, electrons are transferred from one object to[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 High School, Physical Science
Challenge accepted: working towards the PEN PASS!

Challenge accepted: working towards the PEN PASS!

Our Grade 5’s have hit the ground running this term, with no delays in setting their goals and preparing themselves for the possible challenges that may come their way this term. From day one they were faced with the challenge to present their most beautiful cursive handwriting yet. In the day and age of computers and tablets some may question;[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 Grade 5, Primary