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QUEEN appreciation & Makin’ some NOISE!!!

QUEEN appreciation & Makin’ some NOISE!!!

This week the Gr 9 Arts and Culture class will be watching a dvd of one of Queen’s live performances. It is part of our Music appreciation lesson! Today, the Gr 8’s had some time to practice Polyrhythms. We had great fun clappin, patting, stamping and clicking to different rhythms!

by March 12, 2012 Visual Art
Preparing for the Orators’ Competition

Preparing for the Orators’ Competition

After the preliminary round of speeches delivered to the class, we are now in the throes of final preparations for the BIG DAY: the formal Orators’ Competition to be held in the Sunvalley Group of Schools Hall on Wednesday 14 March. Right from earliest times, orators have been recognised as being a special breed: inspirational human beings, who access our[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 English
GEOGRAPHY: Satelites and The Atmosphere

GEOGRAPHY: Satelites and The Atmosphere

This week, the Gr 11 Geography students will be looking at satelites and how they capture data, process it and transmit it back to Earth. A very HOT TOPIC in the news at the moment, is South Africa’s bid to host the SKA which, in a nutshell, is a bid to host the Worlds’ largest telescope.   Click here to read[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 Geography
The Joys of Filing

The Joys of Filing

  Pasting notes into books is OUT.  Organised FILING is IN! Filing – the essential tool for success Recent weeks have been spent on monitoring the filing of the History students. Organisational skills are a non-negotiable when it comes to academic success in a subject that has a huge content base.    Students are being shown to divide their files into specified[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 History
Who’da thunk it? (but in better English..)

Who’da thunk it? (but in better English..)

Here are some interesting facts about the English language: 1. The shortest complete sentence in English is “I am.” 2. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable.” 3. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.” 4. There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 English
Floating Rubbish Islands in Our Oceans

Floating Rubbish Islands in Our Oceans

Did you know that rubbish that is not properly disposed of often ends up in the ocean?  This is one of the issues the Grade 8 class has been discussing in our Natural Resource conservation module in Social Science.  Because of ocean currents, the non-biodegradable trash ends up ‘gathering’ in one of several ‘Garbage Islands’ in the middle of our[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 Social Science
Grade 8’s and 9’s enjoy painting!!

Grade 8’s and 9’s enjoy painting!!

During art classes the past two weeks the grade 9’s attempted their own still life paintings.  We started with detailed pencil drawings of a still life, then transferred those onto larger sized paper and started painting. Grade 9’s having fun with paint       The main aims of the project were to learn to look and draw what they[Read More…]

by March 11, 2012 Visual Art
EXPO DAY: Creative mapwork

EXPO DAY: Creative mapwork

The Grade 4’s are learning all about maps, direction and compass points. The task for Expo Day was to design their own map, working as a team. Each group was given instructions on the information needed on each map. Besides the compass points and key/legend, their maps had to have roads, a railway line, rivers, a mountain range, lakes and[Read More…]

by March 9, 2012 Grade 4
Our streets have houses, electricity and water.

Our streets have houses, electricity and water.

For the Creative Expo day, the Grade Three’s made 3 d houses and streets. They worked together in their co-operative groups. Using straws, toothpicks, cotton wool and glue, they made sure each house was provided with wires and pipes. During the construction of the task, the boys and girls classes were like chalk and cheese. The girls worked neatly and[Read More…]

by March 9, 2012 Grade 3
Sun Valley Group of Schools moving at the speed of light!

Sun Valley Group of Schools moving at the speed of light!

There has been a huge amount of progress made this week on our new Sun Valley Group of Schools Network, as cables have been pulled throughout the school. One of which has been the new Fiber Optics Cable that is going up between the Sun Valley Primary School and Silvermine Academy High School. This cable will provide a high speed[Read More…]

by March 9, 2012 Digital