Articles by: Jade Mathew

A rocking time in Grade 11 Geography

A rocking time in Grade 11 Geography

The Grade 11s have been learning about different types of landforms in Geography this term. In order to explore a real life example, they braved the cold on an excursion to Paarl Rock, the second largest granite outcrop in the world! It was a challenging hike but the views from the top made it well worth it!

by May 22, 2019 Geography, High School
A ‘riverting’ time in Grade 12

A ‘riverting’ time in Grade 12

The Grade 12s spent the day at Kirstenbosch Gardens conducting a River Study as part of their portfolio work for their final year of school!

by April 18, 2019 Geography, High School
Grade 10 field trip to Jonkershoek

Grade 10 field trip to Jonkershoek

The grade 10s were fortunate to visit Old Nectar Gardens in the Jonkershoek Valley, where they learnt from Geologist, Peter van der Spuy, about all the geological processes that have occurred to make it the beautiful place it is today.    

by March 4, 2019 Geography, High School
All things Geography in Grade 10

All things Geography in Grade 10

The very enthusiastic class of Grade 10 Geographers have started Term 1 with enthusiasm and energy. They have already covered getting to know our provinces to teaching each other about global warming. Every day is a day of fun and learning and they are growing their knowledge and passion for our wonderful world.  

by February 7, 2019 Geography, High School
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