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Grade 11 venture into plant based cooking and eating!

Grade 11 venture into plant based cooking and eating!

There is such a huge emphasis on plant based cooking and eating these days that I thought it would a good idea to introduce the Grade 11 ‘s to this concept. We started this journey by making Red Bean curry.  Many of the learners had not even tasted tinned red beans and so that was something new too. The curry[Read More…]

Capturing Lessons from Camp

Capturing Lessons from Camp

So what’s the fuss about camping, and why do teachers bother to go through the logistical, administrative and legislative schlep in order to take 131 energetic, hyped and some-times homesick kids on an excursion away from home and school? The answer is simple: this is where true learning happens. On camp young learners have the opportunity to grow through a[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 4s and the Great Outdoors!

Grade 4s and the Great Outdoors!

This term in Grade 4, we have been focusing on Our Valley and the way that Fish Hoek is mapped out. The best way to understand this concept is to see it for yourself. So, we took our classroom outside and the Grade 4s hiked to the top of Elsies Peak!    The views were incredible as there was not[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 Grade 4, Primary
Time Management is Life Management

Time Management is Life Management

The grade 9s have come to a realisation… they are aware that they are busy but the question is, “What am I busy with?” Taking a look into a day in their lives, they analysed the minutes and the hours to answer that exact question. This was a strenuous activity all on its own, attempting to account for each hour[Read More…]

by February 27, 2020 High School
Grade 3’s Iziko Museum Adventure

Grade 3’s Iziko Museum Adventure

Last week our Grade 3’s went on a fun adventure to the iziko Museum in the Magical Mother City.  This term in  Life Skills, our Grade 3’s have been learning about dinosaurs and fossils and as soon as they entered the museum, the joy and excitement was clear to see as their education came to life.  They were met with[Read More…]

by February 27, 2020 Grade 3, Primary
Grade Twos Braved Boulders

Grade Twos Braved Boulders

The grade 2s have been diving, flippers first, into the theme of Penguins this term.  From learning all about these beautiful creatures to writing creative stories about them.  The children have learnt about the types of penguins around the world and have recently learnt about the threats affecting penguins and how we can save them.  The children’s highlight thus far[Read More…]

by February 27, 2020 Grade 2, Primary
Fun in the Sun was had by Grade One!

Fun in the Sun was had by Grade One!

After weeks of sleep counting, the day of the field trip finally arrived. The Grade Ones were beyond excited to embark upon their very first outing of the year! Cars were checked, seatbelts were strapped on and off we went on our merry way to Fish Hoek Beach.   The Grade 1s were encouraged to use all five senses throughout[Read More…]

by February 27, 2020 Grade 1, Primary
What have the Sunbirdies been up to?

What have the Sunbirdies been up to?

Term one of 2020 for our little Sunbirdies, has gotten off to a great start.  With the thrills of Bakerman, Interchange days and Valentine’s Day what more is there to love?  Remembering that all play and activities are educational to children, our walk-it circuit and visual motor sessions are a hit.  The children have taken to school like duck to[Read More…]

by February 27, 2020 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Grade 6 poets tapping into our emotions…

Grade 6 poets tapping into our emotions…

The Grade 6 ‘Big Idea’ for 2020 is Conflict in Africa. We have tried to ensure that the ‘Engage the World to Change the World’ filters through into all the subjects we are teaching. The children have been learning about the poetic devices in English and hence they have been writing Emotions poems in all Grade 6 classes. We have[Read More…]

by February 20, 2020 Grade 6, Primary
Grade Threes Take Big Strides

Grade Threes Take Big Strides

Wow, time flies when you are having fun! Can you believe we are already in to Week 6 of Term One?  What an exciting start it has been. Amongst all the fun, our Grade Threes have thoroughly enjoyed taking new strides into learning.  On Wednesday the 5th February was ‘World Read Aloud Day’. Our Grade Threes stepped out of their[Read More…]

by February 20, 2020 Grade 3, Primary