Articles by: Mandy Pistorius

Music talent at Silvermine Academy

Music talent at Silvermine Academy

Leo Van Der Bank is our first student at Silvermine Academy High School to do music as a subject through the Music Academy. He is currently in matric and is doing classical guitar as his main instrument. The Director of the Academy, Brenda Feldtmann, is thoroughly enjoying working with Leo who shows enormous talent and potential.

by April 23, 2015 Music
Only Accountants Can Save The World…

Only Accountants Can Save The World…

…Through peace, goodwill and RECONCILIATION – Dylan and Jasson, Grade 11. The word ‘reconciliation’ means to make two sets of amounts correspond with each other (i.e. to make them equal to each other). This is because a business bank account balance often differs from the balance shown on the bank statement prepared by the bank. Differences can be explained by[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 Accounting
The World Awaits You, Matrics of 2015.

The World Awaits You, Matrics of 2015.

Commit To It: The whole family needs to commit to Matric, not just the Grade 12 student. Matric is a very stressful time and if all members of the family are helping to carry the burden, success is guaranteed. Put up a calendar of test and assignment dates so that all members of the family are aware what lies ahead.[Read More…]

by March 23, 2015 High School Principal
Croquet Is Not For Cowards!

Croquet Is Not For Cowards!

First experiences stick in your memory! I was introduced to the sport of Croquet last week and look forward to participating in this cut throat activity again. The Fish Hoek Croquet Club invited us to learn how to play this sport. The students responded with trepidation but once there they soon got into the swing of things. Preconceived ideas were[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 High School Principal
Silvermine represented at Conference to Commemorate 25 years since 2 February 1990.

Silvermine represented at Conference to Commemorate 25 years since 2 February 1990.

James Stafford, a Grade 10 student, attended a conference entitled A Quarter of a Century of Building and Defending Non-Racial Constitutional Democracy. Speakers included former President FW de Klerk, former President Kgalema Motlanthe, Dr Johann Rupert and Lord Renwick, a former ambassador of Britain in South Africa. James found the conference informative and enlightening. He felt it gave him a[Read More…]

by February 5, 2015 High School Principal
Variety is the spice of life

Variety is the spice of life

The year has kicked of with a flurry of activity. The teachers worked tirelessly to prepare their classes for the new year.   The Matrics were on standby before school started to welcome the Grade 8s to a special Orientation evening. We are looking forward to a dynamic year with the 2015 Matric students. They have a special bond within[Read More…]

by January 27, 2015 High School Principal
We are holding thumbs, Sammy

We are holding thumbs, Sammy

A year ago Samantha Gorman enrolled at the Claremont Action Netball club to hone her netball skills. After a short time she was asked to play for the Rascals team which was in League 7. She has played every Wednesday in Claremont in the evening for the past 10 months. Sammy recently tried out for the Regional trials and was[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 High School Principal

Exams are around the corner

It is almost that dreaded time of year again…year end exams! The word is enough to strike dread in students, parents and teachers. Study timetables have gone out, exams have been formulated and now the students of Silvermine Academy will have the opportunity to demonstrate their learning. I have posted a link to a very useful video clip on Study[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 High School Principal
Hiking takes off at SMA

Hiking takes off at SMA

The first Hiking Club got off to a good start with an afternoon spent exploring Peers Cave and Tunnel Cave. Mr Behne took an enthusiastic band of nimble footed students on this expedition. The homework students on campus spotted them up on the mountainside and waved brightly coloured cloth to draw their attention. Mr Behne reports that the responding whistles[Read More…]

by October 30, 2014 Geography
Tough choices!

Tough choices!

by October 17, 2014 High School Principal