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Exploring our senses

Exploring our senses

The Grade Ones had great fun this week exploring their senses. A highlight was tasting different foods and deciding if they were sweet, salty, bitter or sour. There were lots of funny facial expressions!       

by February 24, 2012 Grade 1
Bird Feeder #1!

Bird Feeder #1!

A buzz of sawing, hammering and sandpapering in the Foundation Phase quad this past week meant only one thing …. THE GRADE TWO’S HAVE STARTED THEIR BIRDFEEDERS! What excitement there was as the girls designed and built their own bird feeders. They have inspired the other classes for next week and we are waiting in anticipation to see the other efforts! Watch this space….. To view more photo’s click[Read More…]

by February 24, 2012 Grade 2

ISASA meets

I attended the first of the year’s ISASA meetings recently; as Silvermine Academy’s a new member of this esteemed organization it was an opportunity for me to meet fellow school leaders within the ISASA group. The focus of the meeting fell into the area of Social Media and the law, as it pertains to an educational setting. There was some[Read More…]

by February 24, 2012 High School Principal
Luke Planting and Daniel Sutcliffe help U13A’s to a Nailbiting Victory

Luke Planting and Daniel Sutcliffe help U13A’s to a Nailbiting Victory

This afternoon I had the joy of going with Mr Sills and the U13A Team to their cricket match at Westcott Primary. We batted first and with the help of Luke Planting, who scored a tremendous 54 not out and David Botha who assisted superbly, we managed a competitive 105 in 20 overs. We then went into bowl. The boys[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Sport
All Four Athletes through to FINAL WP Trials

All Four Athletes through to FINAL WP Trials

This morning four of our leading Athletes once again took to the tartan to become one step closer to becoming a Provincial Athlete. It was a scorching day and they had to dig deep in order to accomplish this goal. The four boys did superbly and ALL of them made it through to the FINAL round. This round will be[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Sport

Reading to children for enjoyment and learning.

Kottie Christie-Blick took us through an inferential reading experience by reading us Dr Seuss’ book, The Lorax. She spoke about the importance of submerging children in stories from a very early age. Children who have been read to extensively will be able to make meaning of what they hear and read. If children are not read a variety of texts[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Curriculum
Sun Valley Group of Schools Network: Ground Broken

Sun Valley Group of Schools Network: Ground Broken

Head way has been made this week on our new Sun Valley Group of Schools network as seven networking cabinets have been strategically installed throughout the school campus. These seven cabinets will house the 12 core network switches that will provide each classroom with connection to our state-of-the-art computer network.

by February 23, 2012 Digital
Assemblies are a winner!

Assemblies are a winner!

If you want to see our family in action, pop in on a Tuesday morning from 8.30 to 9.30 am and join us for an Assembly.  The Grade 6’s took this past Tuesday’s assembly and really worked well together.  There was such synergy between the teachers and the singing was superb.  Mr Pietersen led the song on his guitar, whilst[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Family Matters
Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Cards

Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Cards

The Golden Bird Society kicked off this weeks’ lesson learning about wireless networks. We specifically learnt about the differences between a Wireless Access Point and a Wireless Network Card. We also briefly discussed how these two technologies are going to be used extensively in our new school network. The important differences we learnt about these two wireless devices are as follows: Wireless[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Digital
Sounds of Music…

Sounds of Music…

Sounds of music greet us every  Monday morning when we arrive at school. This is the sound of our formed string ensemble that Titia Blake started at the beginning of the year. Another exciting development is that more and more of our music students are beginning to realize the importance of music theory and have joined our theory classes. There[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Music