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Grade One’s Fun with THRASS

Grade One’s Fun with THRASS

This week our Grade One’s have been hard at work, tackling many new obstacles and concepts with a keen and active attitude. We have looked at the letter ‘f’ for ‘fish’ on the THRASS chart while learning the colour spectrum.     The learners used their knowledge of colours learnt to complete the task of colouring the fish’s scales. The[Read More…]

by February 20, 2020 Grade 1, Primary
The Servant Heart of a Leader

The Servant Heart of a Leader

Learning what it means to be an engaged leader who sets out to change the world is at the heart of the Grade 7 curriculum. This became evident at our recent Assembly held on Valentine’s day. Our Grade 7 learners shared how they have come to discover that leadership is not earned by or attributed to those who are respected for[Read More…]

by February 20, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
Dreaming with our eyes open: World read aloud celebration

Dreaming with our eyes open: World read aloud celebration

The fire of literacy is created by the emotional spark between a child, a book and the person reading. – Mem Fox Reading aloud plays a vital role in learning and enlarging worlds. The grade 4’s thus decided to celebrate this special day with a special friend. Each grade 4 learner has teamed up with their BIC (Because I Care)[Read More…]

by February 20, 2020 Grade 4, Primary

EMS…what is that?!

The grade 8’s didn’t know what hit them when they were asked to understand the goals and functions of Government, to delve into where Government spends its National Budget and the definition of taxes. They were taken aback when they realised that they were already paying taxes every time they bought something from the shops! (well their parents were paying[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 High School
Welcome to Life Science

Welcome to Life Science

A special welcome to the grade 10 Life Science students! Your journey starts now and I hope that I will help to create a love and responsibility towards nature and science in each and every one of you over the next 3 years. Last week we learnt about the different land biomes in South Africa. Today we learnt how important[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 High School, Life Science
Trial and improvement in Mathematical Literacy

Trial and improvement in Mathematical Literacy

Trial and Improvement is a method of solving equations when you can’t do it by normal algebraic methods. In simple terms, it is a substituting value method. It aims to get more accurate results by replacing values into equalities until we find a value that is the same for both equations. The grade 11 Mathematical Literacy students have been learning about the method this week[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 High School, Math Literacy
Healthy bodies – Healthy minds!

Healthy bodies – Healthy minds!

The grade 6’s have recently been exploring the world of conflict which influences body and self image. They have been learning about how everyday items such as magazines, Instagram and the media can affect ones self/body image and self esteem. They have been tasked with creating posters in pairs  to explore these topics as we start to tackle 2020 with[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 Grade 6, Primary
Stumped – South Africa’s Biodiversity Under Threat

Stumped – South Africa’s Biodiversity Under Threat

This week our Grade 7s had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Soetwater Environmental Centre where they were taught the importance of Cape Town’s vast biodiversity, biomes and ecology as well as the importance of conserving this splendid valley that we call home. Fish Hoek’s very own “Mr Lappies” and his associates took the helm in delivering the important message[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 5 is a JAM!

Grade 5 is a JAM!

Over the last three weeks, the new Grade 5s of 2020 have been very busy adjusting to the extremely busy and exciting way of life in Grade 5. It’s been an energy-filled term with lots happening already.                  In English we focused on setting specific long and short term goals with well constructed informal[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 Grade 5, Primary
Hen pecking on the keyboard

Hen pecking on the keyboard

We take our craft seriously. So we learn to type. The QWERTY keyboard was designed with the user in mind. We have to train our fingers to intuitively find their way from key to key while our eyes are on the page. We know that time constraints and the frustration of typos can kill our passion for programming. There are so[Read More…]

by January 30, 2020 High School, Information Technology