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Recyclable boats

Recyclable boats

The Grade Fives have been building boats out of recyclable materials.  When we want to make things, we use a process called the Technological Process.  The process follows 5 steps. They are: Investigate: Investigate the problem which you have to solve, and then find a solution. Design:  Brainstorm and draw at least 2 different designs.  Choose the best design. Make: [Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Grade 5
Rock Stars of tomorrow

Rock Stars of tomorrow

Here in the Silvermine Music Academy, the drum department is busy growing the rock stars of tomorrow. Students are taught how to get to grips with basic rhythm, using books with play along CDs. They learn how to hold down basic groove, and how to keep it going, adding fills when they have become proficient with the grooves. The aim[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Music
THE HEATING OF THE ATMOSPHERE

THE HEATING OF THE ATMOSPHERE

This week, our Gr 10 Geography students will be learning about the heating of the ATMOSPHERE. Last week, we discussed the structure and composition of the atmosphere. This lead us to discussing the current environmental issues surrounding our earth and whether or not our atmosphere is in danger! We had a very interesting DEBATE: Are people able to adapt to[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Geography
History is Interesting!

History is Interesting!

Did you know… Leonardo Da Vinci predicted the mass use of solar energy as long ago as 1447. The life expectancy in 1900 was just 47 years. The World Trade Center towers used to have two zip codes, 10047-10048, one for each building. Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand – an hour hand. Napoleon had conquered Italy by[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Social Science
Whale Shark Beached in Kommetjie

Whale Shark Beached in Kommetjie

A three-metre whale shark washed up on a picnic site near Kommetjie in Cape Town on Sunday, the city said. Spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said surfers at the Soetwater Resort tried to get the shark back into the water but were too late to save it. The disaster risk management centre removed the carcass with specialised machinery. A necropsy would be[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Social Science

Grade 12 Information Technology – Important Documents for Practical Assessment Task

The attached PDF document is a brilliant guide (in rubric format) provided by the IEB for the Grade 12 Information Technology Practical Assessment Task. PAT Guidelines The Practical Assessment Task comprises of the following phases: Project Specifications: List (and describe) the functions that your program needs to achieve in order to be a ‘success’. Design Document: Design the user interface, sequencing[Read More…]

by March 18, 2012 Information Technology
Grade Seven Nuttall training for First Aid in Term Two

Grade Seven Nuttall training for First Aid in Term Two

First Aid training was fun! Cape Medical Response came to train us in Basic Medical Assistance today. We enjoyed learning how to take care and treat small injuries. We learnt what to do if bones are fractured or if a person is paralyzed. Each Grade Seven received a certificate and an emergency first aid kit. Thank you CMR we appreciate[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade 7
Children for Children

Children for Children

Grade Sevens will be reaching out to other children at Easter time. Wendy Whitaker, a parent at our school, has been involved for many years helping children in Napier. These are mostly orphaned children. I approached Wendy and asked how we could get involved. She asked if we could collect empty 2 litre coke bottles and a packet of sweets.[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade 7
I Didn’t Know That!

I Didn’t Know That!

Here are some interesting geography facts to think about: The Amazon rainforest produces 20% of the earth’s oxygen. Antarctica is the only land on the planet not ‘owned’ by any one country.  Instead, all countries share it. The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C. Also, there is a city called[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Social Science
Sunbird sports day

Sunbird sports day

On Wednesday our Sunbirdies, donned in their team colours, put their running and jumping skills to the test. Team spirit was the order of the day and the children came to the fore beautifully. Hats off to all our children, they were super stars. Jenny’s class won the day. Hazel and Stella’s classes came a close second and third respectively. [Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 Grade R