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A Compelling True Story of Grit: The Children of Willesden Lane

A Compelling True Story of Grit: The Children of Willesden Lane

Grade 7 students (and their Flour Babies) got to experience compelling storytelling at its best during their recent field trip to the Cape Town City Hall to watch Mona Golabek, a Grand Pianist from America, perform and tell the story of her mother.  She describes her mother, Lisa, as her best friend and teacher, not just of piano; but also of[Read More…]

by August 23, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Adventures at UCT

Adventures at UCT

The adventures continue here in Grade 4. Recently, the Grade 4s went to the University of Cape Town to explore our marine and sea world. It was a time full of adventure. Our students became conservationists, shark spotters and scientists.  What an adventure, as our students discovered more about the world around them.

by August 23, 2019 Grade 4, Primary
VICTORY FOR VALLEY VOCALS

VICTORY FOR VALLEY VOCALS

After weeks of practice, days of hard work and hours of anticipation, it was time for the Valley Vocals to shine. Unforeseen circumstances gave us the opportunity to add an extra evening to our tour experience. We spent our first night enjoying the beautiful surrounds and extravagant food at the Houw Hoek Inn. Waking up to a buffet breakfast was[Read More…]

by August 19, 2019 Creative Expression, Curriculum, Sport
Mapping the World in Grade 10 Geography

Mapping the World in Grade 10 Geography

The Grade 10s have been learning about the various development indicators that tell us about the levels of development of countries around the world. To further their understanding, they are creating their own world population maps using real-world data and a little help from Google Maps. Once completed, they will be comparing their maps in pairs to identify relationships that[Read More…]

by August 19, 2019 Geography, High School
Making Meaning with Maths

Making Meaning with Maths

Grade 7 Engineers and Constructors are hard at work as they set out to design and construct a 3 dimensional model of the most prestigious “Raphael Sol Art & History Museum,” a building designed to be a replica of “The Lourve” in Paris, with a uniquely South African, rectangular based pyramid feel. The planning of the museum’s construction is extensive and requires[Read More…]

by August 19, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Connection is KEY in Grade THREE

Connection is KEY in Grade THREE

Grade 3 is a fast-paced and busy year. Getting this group of little legends ready for the Intermediate Phase means that our calendar is choc-a-block with exciting learning experiences, specialist lessons, Interchange, field trips, assemblies and the like! But undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of the grade 3 curriculum is making time to CONNECT as a class. As[Read More…]

by August 15, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Sharing is Caring!

Sharing is Caring!

Our Grade 2s have been hard at work reading and preparing their “Giving Tree” pieces.  We decided to take it a step further where we involved friendship and collaboration to develop a passion for reading and teamwork.   Teamwork has been a huge part of our curriculum in Grade 2 where we have learnt that working together always get the[Read More…]

by August 15, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Grade 1s say: “Let It Grow!”

Grade 1s say: “Let It Grow!”

This week we have learnt about plants, the things that “everyone, everyone, everyone needs!” Our Grade 1s share a common interest with that of the Lorax: an interest in plants and how they work. With this fascination and an eager mind, these little legends jumped right into the complexity of plants, from their humble beginning as a seed, to how[Read More…]

by August 15, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Happy (belated) Friendship Day!

Happy (belated) Friendship Day!

In all the excitement of the busy third term, we somehow missed International Friendship Day which takes place on 30 July each year. With fears and difficulties facing many people around the world, the United Nations deemed it apt to declare a day to celebrate these unique relationships. According to the United Nations’ website, “To confront those crises and challenges,[Read More…]

by August 15, 2019 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Business Studies  – a subject full of hope

Business Studies – a subject full of hope

Grade 11 Business Studies is a building block for Grade 12 Business Studies.  We start topics in Grade 11 that we build on in Grade 12.  One of the topics is Marketing.  Marketing is one of the 8 business functions that we cover in the subject from Grade 10 level.  This is one of the most enjoyed topics and many[Read More…]