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Sum fun!

Sum fun!

We are very busy learning all about numbers in Grade One. Before, after, more, less, plus and equals are words we are using constantly! We are about to venture into the world of sums! Ready, steady, here we go!

by May 3, 2012 Grade 1
Grade 10 IT – Design Process

Grade 10 IT – Design Process

The Grade 10 IT students have been working on a feasibility study for an application. In class they decided that they would work on an iOS (iPhone) application “Hangman”. They had to do a SWOT analysis, a marketing plan, screen designs and compile a final report for submission. Below are a few of the screen designs they have worked on[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Information Technology
Science Expo  Enthusiasts

Science Expo Enthusiasts

The Science Expo of last week was the perfect oppertunity to introduce our Gr 6 Learners to Science vocabulary. This naturally had to be followed by performing some experiments in the classroom in order for them to understand the words in context. The learners showed great excitement and they had to be reminded that self-control in a science lab was[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Grade 6
Funscapes at Seaforth Beach

Funscapes at Seaforth Beach

Excellent weather was in order as the Grade 5 learners headed off to Seaforth Beach. We had lots of fun in the sun.  Some Grade 5 learners were brave enough to have a swim, while others  played on the  rocks.  Impressive sand castles were built and a bit a catching up was done by some while everyone enjoyed the last of the summer sun.[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Grade 5
You, your child and the Internet

You, your child and the Internet

Please join us for a Night School presentation which will address the impact the internet can have on your child’s learning and how to safeguard your child in this digital age. Tim Keller will be the presenter. Tim is the lead software developer at Umoya Networks. He has spoken at various tech events, including Microsoft Tech Ed Africa and DevDays.The[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Curriculum
A Package Deal

A Package Deal

I suppose all teachers are passionate about their own subjects and most of us are qualified to teach more than one.  I feel particularly fortunate that my two areas of expertise, History and English, complement each other as well as they do. I often overlap the two “subjects” in my teaching – and this is particularly so when I am[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 English, History
Airbags and crumple zones

Airbags and crumple zones

This sounds like having a snack in bed?  Let’s investigate! Modern cars are designed in such a way that the front and rear ends have crumple zones that distort or crumple during a collision.  This is how it works: The force that is necessary to bring a car to a stop is dependent on the momentum of the car and[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Life Science, Physical Science
Exploring Jupiter’s Moons!

Exploring Jupiter’s Moons!

The European Space Agency has given the go-ahead for a mission to explore the icy moons of Jupiter, as well as the giant planet itself. JUICE  (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer)  will consist of a solar-powered spacecraft that will spend 3.5 years within the Jovian system, investigating Ganymede, Europa and the upper atmosphere of Jupiter. Anticipated to launch in June 2022, JUICE would[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Social Science

And so all good things must come to an end…

And so the restaurant evening has come and gone and what a success it was!  The Grade 12’s did an excellent job in the kitchen, being totally stress free and making the whole operation look so simple.  Lindsay van Eeden, our Maitre d’ did a superb job, directing our new Grade 10’s with grace and poise. I would like to[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Consumer Studies
Study Study Study

Study Study Study

Yes, even as practical as design is, it still possesses a theory component. In this short, but sweet, week the Design students from Grade 10 through to 12 have been brushing up on their Design theory. Covering everything form the Design process to Art Deco and Post Modernists Design movements. The students are sure to ace their upcoming exams!

by May 2, 2012 Design