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Leading L.A.M.B.’s

Leading L.A.M.B.’s

At school, as in any large organisation, leadership is critical. Students are part of that team of leaders that makes a good school, a great one. The position of “Pupil Leader” is a position of responsibility and one which provides an important connection between pupils and staff. Our top 48 Grade 7 pupil leaders recently had a guided tour into[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
PICASSO’s in the making in Grade 6

PICASSO’s in the making in Grade 6

In order to conclude our theme on Bullying, the Grade 6 students had to put on their creative caps. They were required to present their knowledge on how to stop being a bully, in the form of a cartoon. Needless to say that this task was met with great enthusiasm. This brought us to investigate what a cartoon is and[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
That’s a WRAP!

That’s a WRAP!

What a term it has been! Our Grade 5’s have been very busy indeed. A few activities that stood out for our Grade 5’s were our Bhongolethu visit, the Science Centre visit, our Creature Project, the Surname Project, Nightlife and of course our Assessment week. The Bhongolethu kids were overwhelmed by the generosity and the empathy that our Grade 5’s[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 5, Primary

What a TERM!

The grade 4’s have been busy this term with all sorts of different activities and all new experiences! As part of our Thematic Studies we having been learning a lot about the plants in our Valley. We learnt specifically about the plant structures as well as how to scientifically label different plants. To put our knowledge into practice, the Grade[Read More…]

by June 14, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
Grade One unwrap the farmyard!

Grade One unwrap the farmyard!

A few weeks ago our Grade Ones set off on their Term Two field trip. The destination was Higgeldy Piggeldy farmyard at Imhoff Farm. We were lucky with beautiful weather on both days and the children arrived at school full of smiles and enthusiasm. Many have been there before and were excited to re-visit some of their favourite areas of[Read More…]

by June 8, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
A MINDFUL pre-school

A MINDFUL pre-school

They may only be 5 and 6 years old, but the Sunbird students are already training their brains to be mindful! In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to miss the simple things going on around us. Sometimes we go through the motions of the day without ever being fully present. Our minds are usually occupied with worries, distractions and our[Read More…]

by June 8, 2018 Grade R, Pre-Primary
iPlay in high school too!

iPlay in high school too!

The Grade 8’s at Silvermine Academy have been learning about various components that create movement. They’ve been learning about basic structures and what makes a structure strong. They had to understand how to make a gear, how to create pulley system, how to identify what forces were acting on an object, what shapes withstand pressure etc. etc. etc. But finally[Read More…]

by June 4, 2018 High School
EXAM FEVER

EXAM FEVER

We are approaching exam time and that always means two things.. Many stressed students and lots of marking for the teachers. I cannot help but think about the amusing, and sometimes very smart answers popping up while marking exam papers. A fellow teacher once had the question: “What is a Nazi?” in a history exam. the local afrikaans boy answered:[Read More…]

Dealing with Bullying in Gr 6

Dealing with Bullying in Gr 6

Bullying is real. In Grade Six we equip our children to identify what bullying really is, what it is not, as well as the different types of bullying. Cyberbullying is a hot topic for discussion as this is so relevant to this generation. Pitfalls of Social Media, preventing cyberbullying and responding to cyberbullying are but a few topics that are under[Read More…]

by June 4, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Grade 5s become Paleontologists for a day!

Grade 5s become Paleontologists for a day!

The Grade 5s have been studying fossils and how they are formed. We were given an amazing opportunity to visit the Cape Town Science Center, where we got to put into practice all that we learned about in class. There was great excitement when the children got to look for fossils and draw what they saw on various grids. During our[Read More…]

by June 4, 2018 Grade 5, Primary