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Math – Exponentially much more fun!

Math – Exponentially much more fun!

Mathematics has the power to change lives. We take this phrase very seriously and don’t just see it as a “fun” slogan that has been designed to propel ones learning. We base our entire way of educating processes on this phrase and this has propelled us into our very first Maths Talent Development Conference for Grade 7, 2019.  To understand[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Architects of South Africa’s future

Architects of South Africa’s future

At the end of January we covered a section on the influence of the Dutch on our History. The learners were asked to work together as a group and design a Dutch house with clear instructions given to them.           It was exciting to watch how they planned and worked as a team to come up[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
And now we are in Grade 10 – doing what we love!

And now we are in Grade 10 – doing what we love!

The Grade 10 Information Technology students came into class, chose their seats and then waited for the next instruction. It’s a small cozy classroom with “no place to hide.” They started with the basics of input, processing, output and storage and before they realized, they were coding odd little programs that were most rewarding. The satisfaction of creating an object and[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 High School, Information Technology
Welcome Grade 10’s… to Computer Applications Technology

Welcome Grade 10’s… to Computer Applications Technology

The Grade 10 CAT class has been very busy lately. We’ve learnt all about the computer information processing cycle as well as the different types of computer hardware and software that are available. We’ve spent time going into the Computer Lab and setting up our individual computer profiles as well as familiarising ourselves with the GUI of the desktop and the different Microsoft packages[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 CAT, High School
Chicken wings please…

Chicken wings please…

Recently, the Grade 11 Life Science class dissected a chicken wing to investigate the similarities in the bones of the human arm and the chicken wing. They investigated the joint and structures like cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscle tissue. After initial “oohs” and “ahhs” everybody did a fine job!  

by February 14, 2019 High School, Life Science
Smiling Sunbirds

Smiling Sunbirds

What a start to the year it has been! On day one, the little Sunbirds came to school with nervous smiles on their faces, not entirely sure what to expect.  In just two weeks, those same Sunbirds are haring through the gate each morning, carrying out daily routines without reminders from their teachers, smiling from ear to ear, ready to[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Cursive Fever in Grade 3!

Cursive Fever in Grade 3!

Cursive Fever has struck in Grade Three! Some noticeable symptoms include: a passion for learning and daily enthusiasm, as the children tackle one cursive letter at a time. The buzzing excitement that fills the class when a handwriting lesson begins is contagious. As the letter is introduced, the Grade Threes eagerly practise its formation in the air with their finger[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Thinking, Innovating, and Creating in Grade Two

Thinking, Innovating, and Creating in Grade Two

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you will have. Creating is one of our themes for 2019, and this week the Grade two’s have done just that. Last year they discovered the joy of reading and story telling. This year they are combining those skills learnt with their new Grade Two knowledge. They were tasked[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
Grade Ones learn the Green E-Colour

Grade Ones learn the Green E-Colour

Last week our Grade Ones learnt all about the concept of E-colours. The E-colour system introduces the children to four different colours – red, yellow, green and blue. Each colour represents a different personality and behaviour trait. It is taught on a very basic level in Grade One but goes into more depth as the children progress through the Grades.[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
An Invention That Changed The World

An Invention That Changed The World

In Social Sciences, the Grade 8s are learning about the Industrial Revolution. And what an eye-opener it has been to find out how simple machines such as the Spinning-Jenny and Steam Engine helped to catapult society from an agricultural lifestyle into a world with cities and technologies beyond our wildest dreams. In class, they were tasked to think of any[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 High School, Social Science