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Graphing Linear Functions in Grade 10.

Graphing Linear Functions in Grade 10.

During the past week the Grade 10 Mathematics class has been practicing drawing Linear Functions, by using either the “Table Method” or “Intercept Method”. It really helps to visually see the relationship between the x and the y co-ordinates as they are plotted on the Cartesian Plane. A function is a mathematical rule by means of which each element of[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 High School, Mathematics
Privilege: A Burden?

Privilege: A Burden?

Working in pairs, the Grade 10’s researched and designed Powerpoint presentations on remarkable individuals who have overcome crippling financial hardship and childhood poverty; rising to become some of the wealthiest, most accomplished people in their fields of work. It begs the question: if we are too comfortable as human beings, are we able to access the motivation required to be outstanding? Ivana[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 High School, Life Orientation
Lets get “Cultured”

Lets get “Cultured”

The Grade 8’s were tasked to imagine themselves as explorers researching the African landscape for the very first time. Upon return they needed to present their findings about a particular tribe or community that they encountered. What better way to learn and experience such diverse cultures? Their presentations were outstanding and I was blown away by their enthusiasm and thorough[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 English, High School
Prepared reading is so much more than just READING!

Prepared reading is so much more than just READING!

This past week the Grade 11’s had to present a prepared reading to the class, but at the IEB it is so much more than just reading! Choosing a suitable passage is easy.  Finding a passage where you can motivate why you chose it, makes it slightly more challenging.  Students have to be knowledgable about the content and the topic[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Afrikaans, High School
MAPPING our way to LEARNING

MAPPING our way to LEARNING

In a 2013 report on maps and education, National Geographic concluded, “Spatial thinking is arguably one the most important ways of thinking for a child to develop as he or she grows. … A student who has acquired robust spatial thinking skills is at an advantage in our increasingly global and technical society.” It is with this desired outcome in[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Science WONDERS in Grade 6

Science WONDERS in Grade 6

Over the past few weeks the Grade Sixes have been leaning about acids, bases and neutrals. This involved learning about the link between smell and taste. It was rather entertaining seeing their reaction to the different tastes of certain foods. A research project has been completed on the nose which was presented to the teacher using the Popplet App on[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 6, Primary

Exploring our world, one Country Oral at a time!

Over this past week, the Grade 4s have been on a round the world trip, all from the comfort of their own classroom! Making use of their digital devices, each learner was able to research their country of choice and discover what exciting things they had on offer. Keynotes and posters provided us with a visual display of culture, food[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Grade 4 Assessment FACE2FACE Evening NOTE

Grade 4 Assessment FACE2FACE Evening NOTE

Click on the PDF link below for a brief summary of the Assessment FACE2FACE Grade 4 session. ASSESSMENT Summary notes 2018

by May 17, 2018 Curriculum, General, Grade 4
Terrific Trinity House Rugby Tour

Terrific Trinity House Rugby Tour

The First Team Rugby boys ventured off to the annual Trinity House National Rugby Festival last week. With this Tour only being the second group to attend this particular festival, we can proudly say that our boys set a high precedent for future “Vallians” to come. The boys gained a great deal of respect, not only on the field but off[Read More…]

by May 13, 2018 Sport, Uncategorized
Number scale at a glance!

Number scale at a glance!

Mathematical Literacy The competencies developed through Mathematical Literacy allow individuals to make sense of, participate in and contribute to the twenty-first-century world; a world characterised by numbers, numerically based arguments and data represented and misrepresented in a number of different ways. Learners must be exposed to both mathematical content and real-life contexts to develop these competencies. Mathematical content is needed[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 High School, Math Literacy