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Funscapes!

Funscapes!

The Grade One’s had so much fun making masks and musical instruments for Funscapes today. There was time for games and fun as well. It was a great day full of creativity and enjoyed by all. Check out our Funscape photos by clicking here!

by April 19, 2012 Grade 1

Apple vs. US Department of Justice

“Apple has been accused of price-fixing with five book publishers to ‘take over’ the eBook monopoly currently controlled by Amazon.com. The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice filed a 49 page civil suit against Apple and publishing groups.” – Myric Wilson, Grade 10 – Information Technology (Extract from research assignment). On Tuesday, before the Grade 10s left for camp,[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Information Technology

Die Matrieks in Silvermine Academy gee ook les!

Die Matrieks doen tien voorbereide gedigte ‘n jaar.  Hierdie jaar het hulle die geleentheid gekry om (in pare) voorleggings van gedigte te doen met behulp van Powerpoint.  Hulle kan sodoende die gedigte meer visueel weergee aan die res van die klas. (The Matrics do ten prepared poems per year.  This year they were given the opportunity to present poems (in[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Afrikaans
Don’t let it be “EINA”!

Don’t let it be “EINA”!

Let us look at the art of catching a cricket ball painlessly. It all has got to do with MOMENTUM.  Momentum is mass in motion, therefore momentum is determined by mass x velocity.  So when a body’s velocity changes, it’s momentum will change.  When a fielder catches a cricket ball, he actually changes the velocity of the oncoming ball to[Read More…]

by April 18, 2012 Physical Science
Room Parent Training on our Sensory Motor Programme.

Room Parent Training on our Sensory Motor Programme.

If you are an existing Room Parent or a parent who would like to become one, come and join us for an interactive, informative training session on our Sensory Motor Programme.  Our principal, Mr Gavin Keller, presents a dynamic workshop on how to assist children to learn optimally.  Ably assisted by Mr Richard May, he will teach you exercises to[Read More…]

by April 18, 2012 Family Matters
Say CHEESECAKE!!

Say CHEESECAKE!!

The first “cheese cake” may have been created on the Greek island of Samos. Physical anthropologists excavated cheese moulds there which date back to about 2,000 B.C. Cheese and cheese products had most likely been around for thousands of years before this, but earlier than this goes into prehistory, so we will never really know. In Greece, cheesecake was considered[Read More…]

by April 18, 2012 Consumer Studies
A (Brief) History of Grabouw

A (Brief) History of Grabouw

As an historian I am always interested in learning interesting facts about people and places.  Because Silvermine Academy is heading near Grabouw for a school camp, I thought I would take the opportunity to scrounge up some information about Grabouw.  This should be particularly pertinent to the Grade 8s, who are currently learning about settlements in Social Science. Grabouw is[Read More…]

by April 18, 2012 Social Science
Times Tables!

Times Tables!

  This term we are starting to learn the times tables. Each times tables will be spaced over two weeks. At the end of the two weeks there will be a class test. Here are some helpful tips to help with the teaching of times tables. Use a multiplication table, you will find one in the front of their books.[Read More…]

by April 17, 2012 Grade 3
The Art Factory

The Art Factory

The flow of artwork coming out of the artroom is picking up the pace and some really exciting results are flying off the “art conveyer belt.”  Bold colours and strong compositions are dominating the space.   It is wonderful to see the faces of the pupils as they see their work developing into something that is well worth all the effort invested. [Read More…]

by April 17, 2012 Creative Expression
Let’s be positive…

Let’s be positive…

What perfect planning! In our first meeting on the first day of school, Mr Keller entertained the staff with a video clip from Ted Talks on happiness and success.  The speaker Shawn Achor, is a psychologist specializing in positive psychology.  This clip made us aware of positive thinking and being grateful for what we have and who we are. This was[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Life Orientation