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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
Looking Forward to a Caring Term with the New Counsellors

Looking Forward to a Caring Term with the New Counsellors

Today we welcomed 28 new CARE Counsellors to take on the important roles they play in encouraging CARE Circles and representing their classes. They will be ably assisted and mentored by their predecessors. It is amazing how issues are brought to the attention of the staff via these CARE Circles and the time the CARE Council spends with together with me.[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Counsellor
NEW Scrum-Machine arrives

NEW Scrum-Machine arrives

Last week we were the grateful recipients of a newly furbished Scrum machine. This piece of equipment is incredibly expensive ( over R7 000) and we are going to be putting it to superb use at all practice sessions. It is a vital piece of rugby equipment that will increase our players strength and power, improve their technique and reduce[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Sport
Well Done, Caring and Faithful Servants

Well Done, Caring and Faithful Servants

This morning Term1’s 28 CARE Reps brought with them the newly appointed CARE Representatives for Term 2. It is a privilege to interact with these children as they encourage CARE Circles and report back to me what issues they are facing. I shall miss the Term 1 group as they handover to the new team.  Term 1’s Representatives were as follows: 1 Feb[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Counsellor
Gr 6 Camp

Gr 6 Camp

  Last week the Grade 6’s embarked on a three day camp at Mizpah campsite just outside of Grabouw. Our first stop was a visit to the Eskom Power Plant. Here the pupils learnt more about how electricity can be made. The pupils were shown a short dvd and Liesl, our hostess, was very informative. Next we arrived at the[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Grade 6
Gr 10 Global Warming

Gr 10 Global Warming

The Gr 10 Geography students are currently studying the effects of Global warming. We are learning about the heating of the atmosphere and therefore the negative results that certain human activities have on our very delicate heat balance and atmosphere! Students will focus on Ozone Depletion and study the meaning and management of their Carbon Footprint! I am looking forward[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Geography

The Conflict Theme continues

Continuing with our conflict theme for the term, the Gr 6’s were given the task of watching or reading the news for a couple of weeks.  Discussions on the causes of conflict in Africa were very interesting. After collecting information and drawing up mind maps, we gathered in the hall where Mrs Williams led a detailed lesson on how to[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Grade 6
Interesting (Weird) Structures

Interesting (Weird) Structures

The Grade 8s have recently started a new module in Technology that looks at different types of structures.  ‘Structures’ is a broad topic that refers to anything ‘built’; be it man-made (such as a bridge or building) or natural (such as a spider web or beehive). While looking for interesting structures to discuss with the Grade 8s I stumbled across some[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Technology