Articles by: Marlene Geldenhuys

Grade 8s Planning and Building Bridges

Grade 8s Planning and Building Bridges

This enthusiastic class of Grade 8s are being introduced to ‘engineering’ through a hands-on approach and design experience. We are exploring many different types of bridges: Suspension; Cantilever; Draw; Arch; Cable Stay; Truss etc… from all over the the world. The groups also have to keep a diary, albeit text ,videos or photos of their progress, as well as present[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 Technology
Investigating the Area of a Circle

Investigating the Area of a Circle

Learning a formula like a parrot is useful for the ‘HOW‘… but it’s the ‘WHY‘ that really matters! In Mathematics we investigated why we define the area of a circle by the use of pi times the square of the radius. We looked again at the area of a rectangle – l times b… then at the the area of a[Read More…]

by August 18, 2015 Mathematics
Grade 8 and 9 Mathematics

Grade 8 and 9 Mathematics

The Grade 8s and 9s are going full steam ahead in Mathematics, creating beautiful and useful posters on the sideline! It is always so much more enjoyable to let the students create their own beautiful posters instead of just buying ones and displaying them in the classroom. The Grade 8s and 9s created theirs (in groups) on Pythagoras and Area and Perimeter.[Read More…]

by August 13, 2015 Mathematics
We are Proudly South African and Loving Music

We are Proudly South African and Loving Music

The Grade 9s have produced beautiful posters on: being Proudly South African, exploring our National flag and it’s meaning, the National Anthem and Public Holidays.                           The Grade 8s, on the other hand, have completed their ‘I love Music’ CD project by using the guidelines of Teen Active (what a wonderful website for Life[Read More…]

by April 22, 2015 Life Orientation