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SMA BODYBOARDING takes off!

SMA BODYBOARDING takes off!

This past Friday, saw Silvermine Academy’s Bodyboarding Team take to the waters at Witsands! The weather was FREEZING however, our boys were the last one’s standing and cheered each other on from the beach and held the spirits high!!! Bodyboarding is now part of Silvermine Academy’s extra mural sport activities and practices are held every Monday and Friday afternoon from[Read More…]

by May 10, 2012 Geography
Maurice Sendak, author of “Where the Wild Things Are”, dies aged 83.

Maurice Sendak, author of “Where the Wild Things Are”, dies aged 83.

The Grade 12s are researching how to write obituaries at the moment in English.  The choice of words and references made to achievements celebrated by obituaries reveal a lot about the person being honoured.  Following is the L.A. Times obituary for Maurice Sendak, published online:   By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times                                     May 9, 2012 He had already been[Read More…]

by May 10, 2012 English
Keenan Rennie’s Over the Edge story

Keenan Rennie’s Over the Edge story

When I was on the beach, I asked my mom if I could go for a swim and she said yes. So I went for a swim and saw a pirate ship! I swam to the pirate ship and pirates came out of nowhere. They took me on the ship. The pirates names were Long John Kidd, Black Eye Bart[Read More…]

by May 10, 2012 Grade 3
Hello Kitty takes to the air……

Hello Kitty takes to the air……

Trademarks and labeling are very important aspects of marketing.  A trademark is a special sign on goods that indicates to the public that a specific manufacturer produced goods.  The trade mark is a mark of quality.  It protects the consumer because if the product does not live up to the reputation the consumer can complain. EVA Air has recently announced[Read More…]

by May 10, 2012 Business Studies
the final products

the final products

The last time I mentioned all the art projects that we are working on. Now they are finished and we have the pictures! See the Silvermine Academy website for more photos: http://www.silvermine.co.za/site/gallery/latest-art-projects by Albert, Grade 11

by May 9, 2012 Visual Art
Studietyd…

Studietyd…

Studente wat graag hulle prestasie in Afrikaans wil verbeter hierdie eksamen, kan gerus die volgende in gedagte hou: ‘n Groot deel van elke vraestel fokus op Letterkunde in die vorm van julle voorgeskrewe boeke.  Maak seker julle ken die karakters en die storielyn. Nog ‘n groot deel bestaan uit Leesbegrip waarvoor julle in nie soseer kan studeer nie.  Wees seker[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Afrikaans
Why we need to know our history

Why we need to know our history

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again,” wrote American author Maya Angelou.  Or, put another way by James Baldwin, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” How true.  Both these quotations express succintly the rationale for the teaching and[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 History
Pyjama Night at Sunbird

Pyjama Night at Sunbird

Another successful evening. We hope the parents enjoyed their evening as much as we did.  A big thank you to Abigail Stone and her family, who donated pizza from their Debonair’s franchise for all the children to enjoy. We had a busy evening crafting masks and icing biscuits before settling down to Jock of the Bushveld with a warm bowl[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Grade R
Assessment Week: 21 May to 24 May

Assessment Week: 21 May to 24 May

Timetables have gone out and it is now full steam ahead for preparing our Grade Fours for their very first assessment experience. No worries moms and dads, the teachers are preparing them well for Assessment week. We will do the stressing. Your child should be well prepared for the assessments if the Study Timetable is followed daily. Homework that is given,[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Grade 4
PJ PARTY!!!

PJ PARTY!!!

What excitement there was as pink princesses and super spidermen flooded the passage on their way to the much anticipated pajama party! Such treats lay ahead for these energy-charged Grade Two’s. Duster hockey, musical bumps, pass the parcel and beetle drive were some of the games enjoyed! We finally settled down back in our own classrooms to end the night[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Grade 2