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SVPS Surfing Team WINS first Comp!

SVPS Surfing Team WINS first Comp!

Last Friday, the SVPS Surfing team took part in the first of many Tag Team Surfing Competitions held at Muizenberg Beach. This time, we were placed to surf against Muizenberg Junior School. In Tag Team Competitions each surfer goes out and catches TWO of the best waves possible, then comes in and tags the next member of the team. The[Read More…]

by April 25, 2012 Sport
Design your Future

Design your Future

Designing the future ,learning from the mistakes made in the past. Sustainable design seems to be an underlying theme within our design lessons from grade 10 to grade 12. In the past designers have not been as focussed on sustainable design, my aim as a design teacher is to encourage my students to engage with design considering how it effects[Read More…]

by April 25, 2012 Design

Delicious dinner will delight diners

And so after weeks of preparing for the first restaurant evening, it is almost upon us.  The Hospitality students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 are all geared up and ready for the evening.  The Grade 12′ s will be cooking a four course menu and the Grade 10’s and 11’s will be serving the meal.  The parents of the[Read More…]

by April 25, 2012 Consumer Studies
Is it feasible?

Is it feasible?

The Grade 10 Information Technology learners have been given a task to design a feasibility study for some application. This process requires the students to work together to come up with an idea of either a new product, or a product which needs improvement. Ideas from a to-do list, music player and a stock exchange system were only a few[Read More…]

by April 25, 2012 Information Technology
Interactive white boards for Grade 7

Interactive white boards for Grade 7

At R22 000 a classroom, the Grade 7’s were the first to receive the new interactive white boards as part of our Making A Digital Difference programme. Today I enjoyed a lesson in Grade 7K on writing Short Stories.  Mr Brad Keller made use of his white board to show a You Tube clip on bullying.  He then linked the[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 Group Principal
TECHNOLOGY takes over

TECHNOLOGY takes over

The high speed internet is up and running in all 68 venues of our Group of Schools.  The CoW (computers on wheels) rolled into Grade 4c for a demonstration lesson.  Instead of the usual lesson, class teacher, Marilyn Cable and IT Director, Mat Philips found suitable research sites, bookmarked them and  pairs had to complete the research assignment, download notes[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 Group Principal
PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL

PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL

Each week I have the privilege to enjoy lunch with six of my Grade 7 students.  Using a nifty portable pizza oven, we spend 90 minutes together concocting the most delicious pizzas while discussing the state of the nation and all things in between. Spending some quality time with my senior students who have sojourned in our learning community is[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 Group Principal
endings and new beginnings

endings and new beginnings

This week in the art class it was time for endings… The grade 8’s finished a painting project where they had to paint a portrait of a woman close to them.  I have mentioned this project before.  It took much longer than we expected, but was great fun.  Now the paintings are finished and framed in frames created by the[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 Visual Art
The Gumby Thrutched in a Flash.. what?!

The Gumby Thrutched in a Flash.. what?!

While on camp at Outward Bound last week, I received a crash-course in rock-climbing jargon.  Jargon refers to “special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.”  This was certainly the case with the rock-climbers. In the interests of improving communications between rock-climbers and ‘gumbies’ (novice climbers,) I have[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 English
Extra-Mural Art off to a CREATIVE start

Extra-Mural Art off to a CREATIVE start

The extra mural art classes are off to a creative start this term.  The junior class (Grade 1-3) is making mosaic insect collages.  The insects are carefully drawn on black paper and then collaged with colourful paper of their choice.  This project is a challenging technique which requires patience and persistence.  The process calls for much small-muscle, tactile activity and[Read More…]

by April 23, 2012 Sport