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CULTURE VULTURE!

CULTURE VULTURE!

This term, the Grade 8 class focused on and studied Pop Culture in South Africa. We looked at what things tie us together and make us call ourselves proudly South African! We listened to and discussed a famous call and response song like “Shosholoza” and what feelings are evoked when we listen to it; especially at sporting events like the[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Visual Art
History ‘Meet and Greet’ at the Promotion Evening

History ‘Meet and Greet’ at the Promotion Evening

The Grade 10 History students did a wonderful job of hosting parents and visitors to their History  classroom during the Promotion Evening.  Kaylin Pond, Aymie Greenwood, Mercedes Smith and Tristan Ewing gave up their evening at home to show visitors around our History venue. The students talked about the class “Horrible History” research projects and spoke convincingly about why they enjoy History. [Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 History
Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Toiletries for False Bay hospital. The Grade 5’s have been collecting toiletries for False Bay hospital. The toiletries include; toilet paper, face cloths, soap, toothpaste and tooth brushes. We will be making a “care pack” which includes each of these items. The “care pack” will be given to sick patients at False Bay who can not afford these necessities. Thank you[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Grade 5
07 March 2012 goes down in history!

07 March 2012 goes down in history!

The mass action that took place yesterday, 07 March 2012 (that I had mentioned in my previous blog) attracted an estimated 80 000 people.  There have been no reports of violence to date!! The strikes affected the ports of Durban and Cape Town and the production and delivery sectors of the economy most adversely.   Members of the clothing and textile,[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Business Studies
The Sun Spits Solar Flares Somewhere Soon!

The Sun Spits Solar Flares Somewhere Soon!

Yesterday evening there were two incredibly strong solar flares which caused the surface of the sun to shake!  These flares also resulted in a “big blob of magnetised material” to be shot off towards Earth! This is going to result in electricity flickering, GPS settings getting reset and generally affecting the electrical currents on Earth.  They will also produce some[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Social Science
Electronic Scoreboard ARRIVES!!!

Electronic Scoreboard ARRIVES!!!

This afternoon the electronic Scoreboard arrived. We, as a school, are so proud to have such a high quality scoreboard. The learners, parents and opposition are going to thoroughly enjoy using and admiring this stunning piece of equipment. Later in the afternoon, Coach K was able to put it to use for the first time. The U11A Cricket Team was[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 Sport

One Act Play Festival

It is time to celebrate the dramatic flair, expressions and talents of our Silvermine Academy students with our One Act Play Festival.  Set to take place on Friday, 9 March in the Sun Valley Group of Schools’ Hall, with two directors, Mercedes Smith and Jamie Blackwell, prepared to showcase the efforts of their creativity for all.  Each performance will be[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 High School Principal

Map Projections

Our Grade 12 Geographers have recently completed their study of Mapwork skills and techniques.  Whilst a very logical and practical component of their course work, abstract elements of transfer from 3D to 2D and distance conversions are not free of problematic formulae and methods. This video proved very helpful for developing one’s understanding of the transfer of information from 3D[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 High School Principal
Yes, you can study Maths!

Yes, you can study Maths!

You will need: a. Your textbook b. Your class workbook c.  Lots of paper d.  Pens, pencils, highlighters Simply revisit the examples and explanations offered for each new area of focus.  Work through the exercises which are made available at the end of each section.  Reference your class workbook to check and correct the methods or formula you have used[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 Mathematics
COSATU Strikes!

COSATU Strikes!

COSATU – Congress of South African Trade Unions is planning mass action for 32 locations around the country to take place on 07 March 2012! This mass action is making history – it is some of the biggest strikes to take place in recent history.  The action is protesting the use of labour brokers and the e-tolling systems in Gauteng.[Read More…]