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Speaker-Reader finalists

Speaker-Reader finalists

We have finished the prelim rounds of our Grade 4 Speaker-Reader. Every child is assessed for Speaking or Reading. They are assessed also on: Choice of topic Voice projection Eye contact and body language Innovative presentation The following are our finalists for Grade 4: Zoey Curtis: The Owl and the Pussycat Maxilmilian Kleinschmidt: There’s a Spot on my Bum Matthew Stone: My Teacher took[Read More…]

by March 6, 2012 Grade 4
Did you know?

Did you know?

This week all my Gr 10 and Gr 11 Geography students will be presenting their oral presentations. The topic is “Did you know?” My favourite example around this topic is: “Did you know that Africa is as wide as it is long??” Ah ha…bet you, you didn’t! This is all because when we try to project the 3D world onto[Read More…]

by March 5, 2012 Geography
Mathematic Maniac

Mathematic Maniac

With much to be covered in a year, Maths took off with a flying start from almost the first day of the term.  Most of the lessons up to this point have been based on our trusty ‘Just Maths’ textbook.  We have covered many topics up to this point such as: calculations with large numbers, factors, prime numbers, investigating the[Read More…]

by March 5, 2012 Grade 6
Live and let live…

Live and let live…

In Life Orientation we started off the year across all grades (9 – 11) looking at personal well-being and a healthy life style.  We discussed topics from a healthy diet, personal relationships through to drug abuse and discrimination. Students took part in fruitful discussions.  The Grade 11’s researched drug abuse and presented talk shows in class, discussing the problem.  They also made very[Read More…]

by March 3, 2012 Life Orientation
Art Start

Art Start

Welcome… Our new art blog should keep you up to date with what is happening in our art classes, from Grade 8 to Grade 12.  We have already finished a few very exciting projects.  Photographs will be uploaded shortly. Our Matrics are finishing off their first big year-work project over the course of this next week, whilst our Grade 8’s[Read More…]

by March 3, 2012 Visual Art
Speaker Reader finalists

Speaker Reader finalists

We have been very busy speaking and reading in Grade 7. It is so interesting listening to the choice of material that the students decide upon. Each teacher listens to their class and nominates the top four. We then sit as a grade and listen to the 16 semi-finalists, four Grade 7’s made it to the finals on Wednesday, 7[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Grade 7
Splendid Speaker/Reader

Splendid Speaker/Reader

What a great performance all of the Grade Three’s presented for their teachers. During the week we held our semi-finals. The finalists for our grade are Theo Cothill, Hannah Boyd, Safiya Mia and Anja Engelbrecht. Please join us on Wednesday the 7th March for the Foundation Phase Finals in the hall at 12:00. Our Grade Three’s are going to steal[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Grade 3

Speaker Reader Finals

The annual Speaker Reader finals take place in the Sun Valley hall on the 7 March. The Senior finals are from 9.00 to 10.30 and the Juniors from 12.00 to 13.00. The 2011 presentations were of an exceptionally high standard and the audiences were captivated. At present the Grade Finals are taking place and the competition is fierce. Having had[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Curriculum
On this day (March 2nd) in history..

On this day (March 2nd) in history..

1. American Congress Abolishes the Importation of Slaves from Africa On this day in 1807, the United States Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves.  Although the law only went into effect on January 1st 1808, it did make it more difficult to import slaves from Africa.  On the other hand, it also lead plantation owners to emphasise[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Social Science
What is Peer Pressure?

What is Peer Pressure?

Although you may not realise it, your peers influence your life just by being close to you.  This happens in two directions – they influence you, but you also influence them.  This just happens by talking to each other, and it is normal to engage with your peers in this manner. Sometimes this mutual relationship is beneficial – for example,[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Life Orientation