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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
Hockey Tour Day 2

Hockey Tour Day 2

The Girls set off bright and early this morning determined to play to the best of their ability. It was a beautiful day in Knysna and the team were blessed to the play at a stunning, picturesque ground. The competition was incredibly stiff and we played against some of the top Girl’s Schools in the country. We played six games[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 Sport
Silvermine Academy Making a Difference

Silvermine Academy Making a Difference

We are proud to announce that two of our Grade 10’s, Kaylin Pond and Aymee Greenwood have made it through to the second stage of the Woolworths Making a Difference Through Design Competition. Keep up the good work ladies!  

by March 22, 2012 Design
Alternative Periodic Tables

Alternative Periodic Tables

Once again the learners put their most creative foot forward, producing more stunning examples of alternative periodic tables. Megan of course had the periodic table of eventers, whilst  Samantha had a play on words with the periodic table of Elemutts, a collection of the worlds dog breeds. Dario and Dylan made one for every red blooded stereotypical south African man.[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 Physical Science
The Evolution of a Logo

The Evolution of a Logo

Coca Cola Did you know the Coke logo has remained virtually unchanged since it was first designed in the early 1900s?  The distinctive font, Spencerian Script was chosen because it was popular in America at the time.  The flowing nature of the font, coupled with the alliterative ‘c’-sound in the product’s name, gives Coca Cola a warm, friendly feeling. Pepsi[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 Technology
First evening dinner at the Waterfront

First evening dinner at the Waterfront

The Girls enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Waterfront and got a chance to mingle with some of the other teams. Their behaviour was superb.

by March 21, 2012 Sport
U13 Hockey Girls Arrive at Lake Brenton

U13 Hockey Girls Arrive at Lake Brenton

After a long , hot drive to Knysna, our girls have finally arrived at Lake Brenton. The accommodation is superb and the facilities are outstanding. Trampoline, Table Tennis and Pool are a few of the many activities with which the girls will keep themselves busy. Yet for some reason I think “chatting” will be higher on their list of priorities.[Read More…]

by March 21, 2012 Sport
U13A Hockey Girls set off for Knysna Tour

U13A Hockey Girls set off for Knysna Tour

Bright and early this morning the U13A Hockey Girls arrived at the SVPS fields packed and ready to start their adventure to Knysna. The excitement and general vibe amongst the girls was absolutely lovely. All the parents were there to say goodbye to their loved ones. We have chosen a very talented, yet young, group of girls to represent Sun[Read More…]

by March 21, 2012 Sport