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Business as usual at SMA

Business as usual at SMA

The Storm has passed  The mid-year exams ended a week ago. The pressure of the exams gradually gave way to a better mood among the students. They are freer, more cheerful and even allow themselves a few jokes, which was almost non-existent during the exams. It is really nice to see them so happy. After the exams we continued teaching. At[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 Accounting, High School
Investigating heritage in the History classroom

Investigating heritage in the History classroom

How do you define heritage? Is it simply how we remember our past? The author Milan Kundera recognised the importance of remembering the past in this famous quote: “The struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” How fitting then that Silvermine’s Grade 10 historians grapple with this concept of heritage, while we commemorate the day[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 High School, History

It’s grease lightening!

The Grade 8’s had the silly notion that school ended after exams, and the last week of the term was play time. Well at Silvermine Academy we work in every moment we can! Having said that, our Natural Science lesson did involve balloons so maybe we were simply playing. Our next section in Natural Science is Static Electricity. The Grade[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 High School, Natural Science
The home stretch for Grade 12’s

The home stretch for Grade 12’s

The matrics are in the home stretch of their school career and the Prelim and Final Exams are looming. Most of their Afrikaans assessments for the portfolios are done, except the CAT assessments which consists of a blog, prepared speech and prepared reading. The theme for the Afrikaans CAT this year is, ” Afrikaans- ‘n taal vir vandag” in which[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 Afrikaans, High School
Honouring Madiba’s legacy in Grade 6

Honouring Madiba’s legacy in Grade 6

On the 18 July, South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela’s centenary. It is an opportunity for all to honour his legacy by taking action to do good and demonstrate peace and unity amongst all. This term, the Grade 6s will learn about Apartheid and Democracy in our Thematic iBook and will read Nelson Mandela’s biography: The Long Walk To Freedom. We will be[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Hold on tight, this term is going to an AMAZING RIDE!

Hold on tight, this term is going to an AMAZING RIDE!

Term 3 has begun and the Grade 4s have hit the ground running. Excitement levels are high at the expectation of all the amazing adventures and experiences that the term has in store. These include: Eco-Brick Community Service project, UCT Ignition Field Trip, Powerful Presentations, New CARE Councillors and Mandela day celebrations to name but a few. Taking care of[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 Grade 4, Primary
MANDELA DAY is everyday!

MANDELA DAY is everyday!

At Sun Valley, every day is Mandela Day! In an effort to give back to our community, not just on the 18th July, but throughout the year, Sun Valley committed itself to a series of Community Outreach Projects that would be carried out in Grade R-7 as well as through the Sun Valley staff. We are only halfway through the[Read More…]

by July 18, 2018 General, Interact, Pre-Primary, Primary
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