Articles by: Jade Mathew

Bringing MAPS to life in Grade 10 Geography!

Bringing MAPS to life in Grade 10 Geography!

The Grade 10 Geographers had some fun bringing their 2D maps to life by building 3D contour models using tracing paper and cardboard boxes.        

by November 19, 2018 Geography, High School
Marine sustainability in Grade 10 Geography

Marine sustainability in Grade 10 Geography

Last week the Grade 10s headed out to the Two Oceans Aquarium to learn about marine sustainability and what we can do as individuals to better protect our oceans, such as reducing our use of single-use plastic (straws, coffee cups and plastic bags) and only purchasing fish that are considered sustainable according to SASSI’s “traffic light system”. It is important[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Geography, High School
One-child policy debate in Grade 10 Geography

One-child policy debate in Grade 10 Geography

Is one enough? Or is two better? Acting as advisers to the Chinese government, the Grade 10s had a debate about whether or not the one-child policy should be strictly reinstated or not. Some very compelling arguments were made regarding the growth of China’s economy due to a growing workforce but also the consequences of this growth in terms of the[Read More…]

by August 22, 2018 Geography, High School
MAPPING our way through Grade 11 Geography!

MAPPING our way through Grade 11 Geography!

The Grade 11s have been hard at work, mastering their Mapwork Skills in Geography. Today’s focus was on interpreting Orthophoto maps and Aerial photographs.

by August 8, 2018 Geography, High School
Settlements in Grade 12 Geography!

Settlements in Grade 12 Geography!

The Grade 12’s have been investigating changing population structures in depopulating rural areas, drawing on Grade 10 knowledge of population pyramids. The Grade 12’s are now preparing for the Prelim exams and hardwork and focus are the order of the day.

by August 8, 2018 Geography, High School
Geography rocks in Grade 10!

Geography rocks in Grade 10!

The Grade 10s have been learning about the different types of rocks that we find on Earth. We were fortunate to be able to explore the “box of rocks” containing various samples of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic rocks.          

by May 10, 2018 Geography, High School
Grade 10 Geography excursion to Jonkershoek

Grade 10 Geography excursion to Jonkershoek

These tree-hugging, nature-loving explorers went on their first Geography outing to the beautiful Jonkershoek Valley where they were led on a walk up the mountain by Geologist Peter van der Spuy and Nature Conservationist Steve Gildenhuys. It certainly was an awesome and worthwhile experience!        

by March 23, 2018 Geography, High School
Global Warming in Grade 10 Geography

Global Warming in Grade 10 Geography

The Grade 10s have been working very well together in their new Geography class. They have created amazing posters explaining what Global Warming is and how it is leading to Climate Change around the world.

by March 5, 2018 Geography, High School
Grade 12 Mapwork Skills

Grade 12 Mapwork Skills

The Grade 12s have been revising their Mapwork Skills and competing in teams for a prize at the end of Term 1. So far the scores are tight as Red team scores 6 and Orange team scores 7!

by February 23, 2018 Geography, High School
Population Pyramids in Grade 10 Geography

Population Pyramids in Grade 10 Geography

This term the Grade 10’s learnt about Population Geography and got some hands-on experience learning about the different structures of populations by creating Population Pyramids using Lego.

by November 27, 2017 Geography, High School