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Sun Valley Cross Country CHAMPS

Sun Valley Cross Country CHAMPS

We could not have asked for better weather to to host our annual Cross Country Race – the excitement of the kids could be felt in the call tent as they eagerly awaited the starting gun. With over 1000 athletes tackling the all-terrain course, parents were out in full force to support their kids. The cameras were ready for those[Read More…]

by July 31, 2019 Sport
Grade 6 – Our “Madiba quest”

Grade 6 – Our “Madiba quest”

In Grade 6, we spend a large part of our Second Term speaking about the country’s long journey to independence as we cover more intense aspects of our theme: Conflict in Africa. Our children read the abridged version of Long Walk to Freedom, a book written by Nelson Mandela. One of the many activities the children complete is writing a letter to[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 Curriculum, Grade 6, Primary
Maths problems…

Maths problems…

Our grade 8s are fast learning that High School Mathematics problems take focus, practise and sometimes good old team effort. Superb growth has already been seen in our grade 8 Maths class. Much concern was shown when the Alphabet started messing with our Maths sums, but confidence is rapidly growing and excited shouts of, “I got them all right!” can[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 High School, Mathematics
Making BIG changes with our Grade 4s!

Making BIG changes with our Grade 4s!

In Grade 4, our theme for the year is Our Valley. We spend our time learning about significant landmarks, interesting history and exploring hidden gems around us. Throughout the year we try to give back to the community that provides so much to each and every one of us, which is why we have pledged to raise money for the[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 Grade 4, Primary
Population pyramids in Grade 10 Geography

Population pyramids in Grade 10 Geography

The Grade 10s have been learning all about different populations around the world; from poorer, less-developed countries to wealthier, more developed countries. Today they created population pyramids using Lego to represent these different types of populations and discussed some of the challenges facing them as well as possible solutions!  

by July 25, 2019 Geography, High School
The Right Kind Of POT

The Right Kind Of POT

With Grade 9 approaching ever so quickly, I figured it was time the Grade 8s got the chance to experiment with something I am sure we are all too familiar with. I still remember the first time my teacher back in High School gave me my first pot lesson…. She used to always emphasise how important it is to be[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 Design, High School
How strong is the Rand?

How strong is the Rand?

Currency Conversions at Glance We all love travelling abroad, however, it always involves converting local currency into the currency of the country visited. How does it work? The value of one country’s currency in relation to another country’s currency is called the Exchange Rate. For instance this morning 1 Rand was exchanged for 4,43 Mozambican Metical: ZAR/MZN: 4,43 which simply[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 High School, Math Literacy
Grade 5s tackle MAPWORK!

Grade 5s tackle MAPWORK!

A topographic map is similar to a physical map in that it shows different physical landscape features. They are different however because they use contour lines instead of colours to show changes in landscape.     The Grade 5s created their own 3D relief map of South Africa and these maps showed important rivers, mountains and places.      [Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Flour Baby Project Kicks Off

Flour Baby Project Kicks Off

Every year out Grade 7 students take on the infamous task of the Baby Project, a task closely associated with fun, laughter, responsibility and on occasion some mild annoyance. This year is no exception, our students were keen to tackle the task. The various Grade 7 partners now carrying the titles of “Mom” and “Dad” dived into the task to[Read More…]

by July 23, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Mandela Day Magic

Mandela Day Magic

The Grade 3s and 6s ended the week by making genuine and empathetic connections with each other, in honour of this years Mandela Day.   The eager Grade 3s, armed with their most compelling story book, waltzed to the classrooms to meet their surprise reading buddy.  They were thrilled to be met by a compassionate group of Grade 6s, enthusiastic[Read More…]

by July 20, 2019 Grade 3, Grade 6, Primary