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ROCKING ROBOTICS in Term 3!

ROCKING ROBOTICS in Term 3!

Robotics has been a main focus, amidst the hustle and bustle of term 3, for our Grade 6s and 7s.  Our tech boffins have revelled at the opportunity to work with their S2 robots in the IT centre this term, combining creativity and problem solving skills to further their knowledge and abilities in Robotics. Robotics, which has been eagerly received by[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Digital, Primary
Interact – making a difference!

Interact – making a difference!

INTERACT is a club that functions under the auspices of the Rotary Club.  Silvermine Academy, led by the very capable and enthusiastic Skye Slack, started activities again this year. Our first project is visiting “Ons Huisie”, an Abbeyfield home for the aged, in Ocean View.  The students are making gift boxes for sweet treats and gift bags for toiletries gifted[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 High School
The Grade 12 Business Studies students in celebratory mode.

The Grade 12 Business Studies students in celebratory mode.

The third term is flying by and as a class we celebrated the completion of our curriculum by having hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies. Every 5 years or so a truly memorable class comes along and reminds one why you became a teacher – and for me this has been that group. We ended off Business Studies Grade 12[Read More…]

Nelson Mandela Month

Nelson Mandela Month

Nelson Mandela Creative Expression started off with the big bang this term as we took a look back at Nelson Mandela for Mandela month. The Grade 3-7s had a class discussion on who Nelson Mandela was, and what he has done for our country. We also discussed what Mandela month is all about and what it means to give 67minutes.[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Creative Expression, Primary
I’m 95% confident I love Statistics ;)

I’m 95% confident I love Statistics ;)

Statistics is the branch of Mathematics concerned with the collection, interpretation and analysis of data. Statistics often enables us to make informed decisions based on the data that has been collected. Data is the name given to a collection of information usually expressed in numerical form. It can be interpreted by using either pictorial or arithmetic methods. Recently the Grade 11’s have learned[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 High School, Mathematics
Water Wise Wizards in Grade 2!

Water Wise Wizards in Grade 2!

Water is still a hot topic in Cape Town as we live with the responsibility of using this precious resource wisely. Today we learnt about the Water Cycle, and that the water we have today, is the same water our great, great grandparents had. This was quite a shock to our boys and girls. Some interesting questions were raised as to[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Grade 3s – The Art of Performance

Grade 3s – The Art of Performance

“…And Action!” The words “the more I practice, the better I get” are ringing louder than ever amongst the Grade 3’s. They have been excited to get into character, practicing their dance moves and lines over and over again. It has been quite special seeing them practice in their own time, working together as a team to get the steps correct.[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
A GRATEFUL Grade

A GRATEFUL Grade

Who knew that practicing gratitude would make an impact in our own lives and those of the less fortunate. Sunbird continues to push the envelope with an outstanding Term 3 Outreach collection drive. With the taste of Term 2s collection, the fate of this terms collection drive was only to be imagined. Term 3 is toiletry term. Collecting; toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Grade R, Pre-Primary
One-child policy debate in Grade 10 Geography

One-child policy debate in Grade 10 Geography

Is one enough? Or is two better? Acting as advisers to the Chinese government, the Grade 10s had a debate about whether or not the one-child policy should be strictly reinstated or not. Some very compelling arguments were made regarding the growth of China’s economy due to a growing workforce but also the consequences of this growth in terms of the[Read More…]

by August 22, 2018 Geography, High School
Yes we can do it!

Yes we can do it!

As the year no longer feels new and Grade 10 not so scary, we can finally say that we are able to “read” our code and that the programs are actually starting to make logical sense. We are able to create a variety of programs that are reusable and we are seeing ways that these programs can be applied to[Read More…]

by August 16, 2018 High School, Information Technology