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Using graphs to show data VISUALLY!

Using graphs to show data VISUALLY!

In Grade 10 Computer Applications Technology class we have been learning that you can enter data into an Excel worksheet and then visually represent it in the form of a graph or chart. Graphs are easier to understand and interpret than raw data, especially when you are working with large amounts of data. You can also compare various sets of[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 CAT, High School
And here we are at last in IT….not quite the end…..nearly there!

And here we are at last in IT….not quite the end…..nearly there!

After three years of bonding, memes, corny jokes, problem solving, pulling out our (own) hair, many sleepless nights and cold sweats we have finally arrived at the point where we are writing our prelim practical exams! ….oh yes, and the conspiracy theories….bitcoin….AI, and everything in between… Looking back – the chairs have shrunk and so has the classroom. We lost one[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 High School, Information Technology
Emojis are the new 1-4 rating scale in Grade 11

Emojis are the new 1-4 rating scale in Grade 11

An emoji can be defined as “a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication”.   When doing register in the morning and collecting phones, in my mentor group we have swopped the 1-4 rating scale for a set of emojis.  The Grade11’s felt that they could express how they felt more effectively[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 High School

Our underwater adventure!

This week our grade 4s got to go on our ignition outing to the University of Cape Town MA-RE centre. Here they learned about all different parts of the ocean; from different types of fish to diving and how to keep our oceans free of plastic. The two classes were split into 5 groups and had 30 minutes at each station to learn about[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 Grade 4, Primary
Baboons MATTER!

Baboons MATTER!

Baboons Matter    The Grade 5’s have been researching and learning about our infamous trouble making primates, the Chacma Baboon. This research task has allowed for our children to use their iPads in assisting them with research and the gathering of relevant data, such as: Appearance Habitat Behaviour Breeding Food and Feeding Interesting Facts   This task was thoroughly enjoyed as the topic is[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 Grade 5, Primary
Igniting DREAMS in Grade 6

Igniting DREAMS in Grade 6

Our Ignition Field trip to the University of Stellenbosch is a highlight to Gr 6’s and teachers alike. This year was no different.  At the beginning of our visit to this beautiful campus the classes split up, each visiting a different department. Gr 6 Winter went to the Entomology Department where they were told how to classify insects and how[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 Grade 6, Primary
Demonstrating your understanding……

Demonstrating your understanding……

This is the time of tests and exams again.. and the Grade 10 Design students and doing some intensive thinking and showing their insight in their theory tests. Some tips that they would recommend, to do the trick.. Fuel Your Body Fuel your body with appropriate brain food (healthy snacks) the night before and day of the exam Pace Yourself Take a[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 Design, High School, Visual Art
Skills transfer in the World of Work

Skills transfer in the World of Work

Did you know that Jose Mourinho worked as a translator at a soccer club? He began his career as a soccer player, but soon realised that he would not make it in professional football. He transferred the skills that he had learnt in soccer, such as perseverance, discipline and thinking quickly, as well as decision making, to doing a degree[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
Exploring our history through Afrikaans Poetry

Exploring our history through Afrikaans Poetry

The Grade 10’s recently looked at the poem, Riemvasmaak by Peter Snyders. Riemvasmaak is a settlement in the Northern Cape where people were forcibly removed to make way for a military testing site until 1994, when a process of land restitution allowed the return of families and communities.  The poem explores the emotions that the people of Riemvasmaak experienced during the[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 Afrikaans, High School
Save the Date – September & October 2017

Save the Date – September & October 2017

The September and October edition of Save the Date went home in school bags today! Incase you miss it, you can also view it here! Save the Date – September 2017 Save the Date – October 2017

by September 7, 2017 Uncategorized