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Community service in Grade One

Community service in Grade One

Today the Grade One’s treated their HOOFIE leaders as a Community Outreach Project. Each HOOFIE leader was given an Easter egg and a card written by their Grade One HOOFIE child. The Grade One’s thanked them for helping them settle into “BIG School” this term.

by March 23, 2012 Grade 1
Cape Town Science Centre

Cape Town Science Centre

What a great day we had at the Cape Town Science Centre. There were four stations we all got to work through. Building a house with sponge bricks, making a simple electrical circuit, hands on learning with all the different experiments and a snack break outside with a giant chess set. At the end we had one last show! A[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Grade 3
Foundation Phase Athletics day

Foundation Phase Athletics day

There was tremendous excitment and anticipation in the Grade One classrooms this morning as they prepared for their first Athletics day. The day went well and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Grade One’s looked too cute in their parent’s great big shoes! A delightful day of sport! For more photos click here.

by March 23, 2012 Grade 1
Piano Master classes

Piano Master classes

On Saturday 17 March, 5 of our piano students (Liam Swanson, Justin Muhl, Aneri Swanepoel, Lisa van Oudsthoorn and Jamie Louis) had Piano Master classes with Pieter can Zyl. These students are preparing for their Royal Schools external examination in May. Pieter is a professional pianist, who studied with Betsie Cluver, Nancy Hofmeyer and Neil Solomon. He has performed as[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Music

What an experience!

The Physical Science students of Grade 10, 11 and 12 had the opportunity to experience some “real life Science” when they visited the Cape Town Science Centre on Monday. A harp without strings – but the music is so sweet – A ball that drifts in the air Mirrors of all shapes and sizes which reflect the strangest images An[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Physical Science

Social and Ethical Issues – Computer Applications Technology Assignment

Ethical dilemmas have risen in number and intensity with the increasing dependence of contemporary society on computers and computer networks. Despite the proliferation of expert remedies, viable solutions to computer security issues remain too elusive, and society continues to suffer at the hands of cyber criminals, vandals, and hackers. – Social and Ethical Issues in the Information Age (ISBN 978-1-84996-037-3)[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 CAT
Easter Eggs for Everyone!

Easter Eggs for Everyone!

The Grade Two’s collected Easter eggs this term as their outreach. There were many Easter eggs so kindly donated that it became difficult to resist eating them as they were stored in our classrooms. What fun it was seeing the faces of the two ladies from Fish Hoek Lions Club when they saw ALL the Easter eggs we had collected![Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Grade 2
Pupils post their blog to USA epals

Pupils post their blog to USA epals

  Our first postings to our USA epals have gone off. The learners were so excited and couldn’t wait for the epals to reply back. We had to wait a whole day for the responses, because of the time difference. Just to see the reactions on their faces as they read their own epal’s replies was warming. There were loads of[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Grade 4
Grade 9 Outing To Langa

Grade 9 Outing To Langa

On Tuesday the Grade 9 Social Science class went on an outing to Langa.  It was a very interesting experience.  We saw how the people of Langa have rallied to create employment at the Community Centre.  We also saw many examples of Xhosa culture; from their local beer (umqombothi) to smileys (braaied sheep heads) and an African physician. From a[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Social Science
Vriendelike Paasgroete

Vriendelike Paasgroete

Hiermee wens ons al ons Silvermine familielede ‘n gelukkige en veilige Paasvakansie toe. (We herewith wish all our Silvermine family members a happy and safe Easter Holiday.)

by March 22, 2012 Afrikaans