Articles by: Dani Alexander

Stem Cells are the new Cure

Stem Cells are the new Cure

We welcomed our amazing Silvermine students back into the classroom a few weeks ago. The Grade 10 students have adjusted really well to the new challenges they are facing during this difficult time. During this past week the Grade 10’s have been learning about the ethical issues regarding stem cell research. This is a vital component in the section regarding[Read More…]

by July 17, 2020 High School, Life Science
I EXCEL in Computer Applications Technology

I EXCEL in Computer Applications Technology

The Grade 10 CAT class has been very busy lately. We’ve learnt all about the computer information processing cycle as well as the different types of computer hardware and software that are available. We’ve spent time going into the Computer Lab and setting up our individual computer profiles as well as familiarising ourselves with the GUI of the desktop and the different Microsoft packages[Read More…]

by March 12, 2020 CAT, High School
Welcome to Life Science

Welcome to Life Science

A special welcome to the grade 10 Life Science students! Your journey starts now and I hope that I will help to create a love and responsibility towards nature and science in each and every one of you over the next 3 years. Last week we learnt about the different land biomes in South Africa. Today we learnt how important[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 High School, Life Science
Grade 10 CAT: 2019 Technology Presentations

Grade 10 CAT: 2019 Technology Presentations

CAT is a subject that requires you to be up to date on the current trends in the world of technology. This week the Grade 10 CAT students are presenting their PowerPoint presentations on “8 Top Technology trends of 2019“. Keagan did a fascinating presentation on Virtual Reality and how this could effect the world of gaming in the future.[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 CAT, High School
Online Safety First in CAT

Online Safety First in CAT

With online communication exponentially increasing, so too have the dangers of communicating online. Keeping oneself safe online has become a priority, with the golden rule to never give out any personal information. As a part of the Grade 10 CAT assessment this term, the students were asked to design an A4 poster about ‘online safety’. Some of the catchy slogans[Read More…]

by September 8, 2019 CAT, High School
Interpret and Analyse: Welcome to Statistics

Interpret and Analyse: Welcome to Statistics

When information is collected on a particular subject, the information collected is called data. Many issues in the real world can be researched by collecting data and representing the data graphically. The most common graphs that we use are: Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Broken line graphs, Histograms and Frequency Polygons. Today the Grade 10’s learnt how to draw Bar and[Read More…]

by August 8, 2019 High School, Mathematics
My chances look good – Probability :)

My chances look good – Probability :)

Have you ever wondered as you look out your window what the chances are that it is going to rain that day? Or what is the possibility of me winning the Lotto? These questions and more can be theoretically answered through the study of Probability. Our Grade 12’s are busy working through this section at the moment in Mathematics. In[Read More…]

by July 20, 2019 High School, Mathematics
Microsoft Access uses MASKS?

Microsoft Access uses MASKS?

Databases are widely used throughout the world. Clothing stores have massive databases in which they keep records such as the prices of items and the amount of items in stock.   Even schools use a database to keep track of all the learners records including exam results and contact details. This week the Grade 11 CAT students have been learning[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 CAT, High School
Gr11 Mathematics: Completing the Square

Gr11 Mathematics: Completing the Square

Last week the Grade 11 Mathematics students started Completing the Square for quadratic expressions. Basically we are trying to convert a trinomial (an expression with three terms) into a perfect square binomial (an expression with two terms). The Grade 11’s have been finding this concept quite tricky and they’ve realised it involves a lot of hard work and concentration. This concept[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 High School, Mathematics
Welcome Grade 10’s… to Computer Applications Technology

Welcome Grade 10’s… to Computer Applications Technology

The Grade 10 CAT class has been very busy lately. We’ve learnt all about the computer information processing cycle as well as the different types of computer hardware and software that are available. We’ve spent time going into the Computer Lab and setting up our individual computer profiles as well as familiarising ourselves with the GUI of the desktop and the different Microsoft packages[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 CAT, High School