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Afrikaans in Grade One!

Afrikaans in Grade One!

Afrikaans forms a fun, interactive part of the Grade One curriculum. The children in Grade One have been learning to tell the story of “Die drie klein varkies”. There is plenty of laughter and fun to be had as they dramatise and recite the story and poems in Afrikaans. Moms and dads ask them to tell you the story at[Read More…]

by May 16, 2012 Grade 1
Cybersmart Parenting

Cybersmart Parenting

The Night School on managing the Internet in the home was daunting,  informative and entertaining. Tim Keller took us through the dynamic growth in the internet, its impact on society, developing digital citizenship and how to manage the internet within the home environment. Having highlighted the dangers your children may face, Tim outlined the strategies to parent effectively in this[Read More…]

by May 16, 2012 Curriculum
The Avengers 3D – A Review

The Avengers 3D – A Review

Of course the spectacle of The Avengers would assure its place in celluloid history as a modern escapist masterpiece, the last half hour alone has to be ranked amongst the most exciting things ever put on screen. However, it is the character development; what happens between the action set-pieces that sets The Avengers apart from other movies in the ‘superhero’[Read More…]

by May 16, 2012 English
real value??

real value??

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – Warren Buffett The question about the true value of art came up again last week when news headlines told about Irma Stern’s Arab Priest that was sold for R34 million.    Arab priest by Irma Stern Is any art work really that valuable?  Considering that it is only going[Read More…]

by May 15, 2012 Visual Art
Great safe surfing at your fingertips

Great safe surfing at your fingertips

…have a look at the links below for a great cluster of sites available to ensure students, parents and teachers experience surfing unweathered by overexposure to unwanted sites. They cover a range of age groups but I’m certain there’s something for everyone! http://on.fb.me/underagehelp www.cellphonesafety.co.za www.kidzui.com www.mobiflock.com

Cyber-Smart Environments

Cyber-Smart Environments

Tim Keller highlighted the scope and reach of digital/social media. It has the potential to transform our communicative power both positively and negatively. With the installation of our second interactive whiteboard completing the first phase of digital development, Silvermine Academy is steeping into the vastness of our digital world…this is an exciting place to be. Our wireless capability is available[Read More…]

by May 15, 2012 High School Principal
Our Beautiful Mother’s Day Cards!

Our Beautiful Mother’s Day Cards!

Last week was Mother’s Day and the Grade Two learners really enjoyed designing and making some beautiful cards for their Super Mom’s!! It was so lovely to hear all the reasons that make their mom a SUPER MOM! We hope that all the mothers felt very special and blessed this past Sunday. We thank you for all your love, support[Read More…]

by May 15, 2012 Grade 2
Scaredy Witch by Connor Dalton (2Raven)

Scaredy Witch by Connor Dalton (2Raven)

Scaredy Witch is about a witch who doesn’t like ghosts. When she goes outside to get her broom, she returns with her cat to find a ghost. She gets scared and chases it out with her broom. She finds an owl and she says: “Come on, lets go inside!” The owl then hoots. I got a Clay Animation for my birthday[Read More…]

by May 15, 2012 Grade 2
Week Three: Taking Care of Habitats with COW

Week Three: Taking Care of Habitats with COW

We have been studying all about animal habitats, in particular the Cape Dune System and the animals and plants that live there. Our study of habitats, reminds us that these areas are filled with living animals and plants trying to survive. Our Cottage Lane epals have also been studying a habitat in the Forests just outside New York. We have[Read More…]

by May 15, 2012 Grade 4
I’m glad that’s not on my spelling list!

I’m glad that’s not on my spelling list!

English has some crazy words in its lexicon.  And I’m not only talking about words like “Whigmaleerie” (which means a fanciful contrivance), but words that are extremely long. The longest word in the English language is189,819 letters long.  It is a type of protein and I doubt very many people have seen it written in full.  It is usually abridged[Read More…]

by May 15, 2012 English