Articles by: Grade 7

Empathy and Gratitude in practise!

Empathy and Gratitude in practise!

Jubilation abounded as the Grade 7 students finally concluded their journey as the parent of a 2,5kg Flour Baby today. Many expressed their gratitude towards parents and loved ones who cared for, nurtured and agonised over them over the past 12 to 13 years of their lives. They also expressed gratitude for being young and carefree with a whole world[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 7 Writer’s Day

Grade 7 Writer’s Day

Over the last few weeks much emphasise has been placed on Short Story writing in Grade Seven. In preparation for writing their own short stories, we focused on character development and analysed the parts of a short story. They kept journal entries daily, taking notes of others idiosyncrasies. On Wednesday for Writers Day, the Grade 7s excitedly started working on[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 Grade 7, 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
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
Writer’s Day in GRADE 7

Writer’s Day in GRADE 7

In dealing with the concept that “Life is difficult” – while looking at excerpts from the book “A road less travelled”- the Grade 7s have been encouraged to keep a journal throughout the year. After a discussion about the importance of journalling and what role it plays in their lives, they watched a video showing the role journalling played in[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Nurturing seriously CURIOUS scientific minds

Nurturing seriously CURIOUS scientific minds

It is that time of year again, as the Grade 7’s put their best Science-foot forward and begin asking fascinating questions.They’ve been hard at work these past 2 weeks; collectively wondering, questioning, designing, hypothesising and testing these wonders of the world. This process has been one of discovery and excitement, with some very interesting and thought provoking questions being put[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 7 Camp – The ultimate outdoor adventure!

Grade 7 Camp – The ultimate outdoor adventure!

Excitement filled the air as students arrived at High Africa in Roberston, a magnificient venue on the bank of the Breede River. This is an ideal outdoor experience for Grade 7 learners who get to experience nature and their beautiful surroundings away from the business of city life and any digital distractions. Students were met with the warm and welcoming smiles of the[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Soetwater FUN!

Soetwater FUN!

The Grade 7s have been dealing with our Earth and spent a day learning about Soetwater’s diverse rocky shore ecosystem. Luckily they were blessed with beautiful weather and excitedly set out to explore their surroundings. They were first taught by Mr Lappies, the importance of preserving the different biomes and how we all can minimise our impact on our planet.[Read More…]

by March 2, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

Ask just about any adult who loves to read where their love for reading was birthed and they will tell you that a signifiant adult in their life, often a parent or teacher, use to read to them. So often these stories would be accompanied by fond memories of the cracking of the spine of a book or the smell[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Poetry to Mend the Teenage Mind

Poetry to Mend the Teenage Mind

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.” — William Wordsworth The teenage mind is always bombarded with questions, emotional uproar and spiritual turmoil. Poetry has the ability to allow our teens to let these feeling spontaneously overflow without any feelings of guilt, shame or judgement and allows them to think[Read More…]

by November 20, 2017 Grade 7, Primary