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Painting with Poetry in Grade 7

Painting with Poetry in Grade 7

This past week he Grade 7s have been working on something special…the writing of their own poems. The instructions were simple: “Create your own unique poem.” Despite the simplicity of the instruction, the task was much more difficult to tackle. Suddenly our kids had to choose what was of great importance to them, something that they could pour their hearts[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 7, Primary
Grade 10 Science at Silvermine Academy

Grade 10 Science at Silvermine Academy

Even though it is the last term, there is no relaxing in the Silvermine laboratory. The Grade 10 Physical Sciences and Life Sciences students have been especially busy. In Physical Sciences, we started the term by discussing the difference between vectors and scalars. We then focused on vectors such as displacement, velocity and acceleration. Recently we investigated the acceleration of[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 High School, Life Science, Physical Science
Grade 10 CAT: 2019 Technology Presentations

Grade 10 CAT: 2019 Technology Presentations

CAT is a subject that requires you to be up to date on the current trends in the world of technology. This week the Grade 10 CAT students are presenting their PowerPoint presentations on “8 Top Technology trends of 2019“. Keagan did a fascinating presentation on Virtual Reality and how this could effect the world of gaming in the future.[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 CAT, High School
Born to be a Camper

Born to be a Camper

Finally, the time everyone has been waiting for has arrived – GRADE 4 CAMP. It was a bright, sunny morning at the Rocklands Campsite when some excited but somewhat anxious grade 4s arrived.                     We kicked off the camp by creating innovative team names and performing war-cries. These two amazing days consisted[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 4, Primary
SHADUF! What a term!

SHADUF! What a term!

In grade 5 we have been learning all about Cape Town and Cairo. We exercised our Geography skills by exploring the different weather patterns, as well comparing these two cities on a map and even looked at getting to Cairo from Cape Town! We learnt how to read weather maps and even did our very own weather forecast and presented[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 5, Primary
Out with the old and in with the new.

Out with the old and in with the new.

It is the last term of 2019 and my new mentor class is keen to make changes to the decor of the class for 2020.                                                                      [Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 High School
The value of an overseas tour

The value of an overseas tour

Recently a group of Silvermine students had the privilege of visiting the Netherlands. Reflecting on why it is valuable is an interesting exercise. The opportunity to visit historic places that dates back way before South Africa was even first colonised, is amazing. Visiting the Rijks museum and being able to see the work of great artists like Vermeer, Van Gogh[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Afrikaans, High School
Diving in to Term Four

Diving in to Term Four

We have dived into our final term this year with our children.  And sticking with our year long theme of “Above and Below”, this term we are focusing on our marine life, the environment these animals live in, our oceans and how to protect and conserve what we have. Apart from learning about our planet and its creatures we are[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 2, Primary
An exciting TIME in Grade One!

An exciting TIME in Grade One!

The first few weeks of Term Four have been full of excitement in Grade One. We can’t believe it is already the last term of the year. How amazing it has been to watch our precious children learn and grow. The classes have been exploring some exciting new concepts this term, such as money, time, the story of Gouelokkies and[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 1, Primary
Buying power of the Rand

Buying power of the Rand

Sometimes people travelling to other countries say that things are more/less expensive. These people are mistakenly only converting the price to rand to see which is more/less expensive. This apparent “more/less expensive” situation is a lure. The correct way is to look at the cost of living and buying power. The buying power of a currency is what things cost[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 High School, Math Literacy