Articles by: Mathew Philips

iPad Enrolment Time!

iPad Enrolment Time!

We begin this year with excitement and anticipation as we expand our iPad One to One project across the entire InterSen Phase at Sun Valley Group of Schools. 2014 was a hugely successful year for Digital Learning and we look forward to making 2015 just as successful. One of the ways we would like to do this is by keeping[Read More…]

by January 20, 2015 Digital
Thinking Digitally: iPad One to One Reminder!

Thinking Digitally: iPad One to One Reminder!

We are getting closer and closer to the end of 2014. What an incredible year it has been for the Digital Learning Department as we celebrate an incredibly dynamic and successful year in digital learning. From a successful iPad One to One project, to our Applied and Core Skills lessons, we have worked hard at educating our Sun Valley Group[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 Digital
Silvermine focus on Design

Silvermine focus on Design

Design is all around us. It supports us in every aspect of our daily lives. From the beautiful shape of the coffee cup we drink out of in the morning, to the car we drive around in and the patterned duvet cover we climb under when we go to bed at night. Before we leave home in the morning, while[Read More…]

by November 20, 2014 Design
Information Technology 2015 – The IN’s and OUT’s

Information Technology 2015 – The IN’s and OUT’s

Silvermine Academy High School has recently had their annual Grade 9 Subject Choice event. This was an incredibly informative and interesting evening. We had the opportunity to learn about what is needed and expected from our Grade 9’s in 2015. Here’s a brief summary of the information and expectations for the Subject Information Technology for 2015: Information Technology requires a[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 Information Technology
Design at Silvermine Academy

Design at Silvermine Academy

                          Finally!!!! 🙂 The Matric practical Design display and examination is over. The students pulled out all stops at the end and really delivered good work. The examiner may not share the results with us, but I can tell you she was smiling when she left and she certainly gave us reason to feel very[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 Design
SMA: Mathematics – Dreaded Calculus

SMA: Mathematics – Dreaded Calculus

The Grade 11’s have started off the Matric Maths syllabus with a bang. Calculus is quite a challenging section for most students, but look how much effort they are putting into their work. Keep it up!

by October 30, 2014 Mathematics
Why the iPad? Some worldwide motivation!

Why the iPad? Some worldwide motivation!

This week I was made aware of a fantastic article written by James Potter, a Director of Technology at a leading UK independent school. He has made some very valid points about the choice of the iPad as a digital device in education. Take a read through the article and you’ll notice the world of digital devices in education is[Read More…]

by September 15, 2014 Digital
SMA: Turning our favourite ideas into shapes in Mathematics

SMA: Turning our favourite ideas into shapes in Mathematics

During the past couple of weeks, the Grade 8’s and 9’s have been learning about Space and Shape in Mathematics. They were given the task in class to create a nonagon with all their likes and dislikes. Much fun was had by all AND real learning was evident in Maths concepts and self awareness.  

by September 5, 2014 Mathematics

Empowerment Through Education

by September 1, 2014 Group Principal
iPad Launch for 2015 a SUCCESS!

iPad Launch for 2015 a SUCCESS!

Next year we look to launch the iPad One to One project in our Grade 5 & 6 classes. We spent some time at our recent Night School sharing our vision for 2015. During the evening event we had guest speaker, Alan Goldberg the Director of Education for DigiCape, share with us the dynamic ability that iPads add to our[Read More…]

by August 22, 2014 Digital