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Exciting Term 2

Exciting Term 2

An exciting Term 2 lies ahead for the Grade Fives. We learn about District 6 in our Thematic Studies. We consider the hardships the people of District 6 experienced, the history and geography. Afrikaans sees us enjoying  Die Plaas. We will read about Die Plaas, learn new words to use in writing and speaking and enjoy the animals we find.[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Grade 5
CA the only option?

CA the only option?

It is true that the biggest potential income generators in South Africa are still Chartered Accountants CA.  However, chartered management accountants have the potential to earn above average salaries as well.  Management accountants do not fit the stereotype of number crunchers and bean counters and definitely don’t all work in banks.  Wherever there’s an important business decision to be made,[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Accounting
Hiking to Muizenberg Caves

Hiking to Muizenberg Caves

We ordered in a beautiful day for our Funscapes outing to the Muizenberg caves! We were stopped in our tracks on many an occasion to investigate beautiful spiders and intricate webs. Mr Raven, our fantastic guide, pointed out many interesting flowers and secret walkways that we followed. Eventually, after a long walk, we got to the amazing cave! How exciting[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Grade 2
Funscapes!

Funscapes!

The Grade One’s had so much fun making masks and musical instruments for Funscapes today. There was time for games and fun as well. It was a great day full of creativity and enjoyed by all. Check out our Funscape photos by clicking here!

by April 19, 2012 Grade 1

Apple vs. US Department of Justice

“Apple has been accused of price-fixing with five book publishers to ‘take over’ the eBook monopoly currently controlled by Amazon.com. The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice filed a 49 page civil suit against Apple and publishing groups.” – Myric Wilson, Grade 10 – Information Technology (Extract from research assignment). On Tuesday, before the Grade 10s left for camp,[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Information Technology

Die Matrieks in Silvermine Academy gee ook les!

Die Matrieks doen tien voorbereide gedigte ‘n jaar.  Hierdie jaar het hulle die geleentheid gekry om (in pare) voorleggings van gedigte te doen met behulp van Powerpoint.  Hulle kan sodoende die gedigte meer visueel weergee aan die res van die klas. (The Matrics do ten prepared poems per year.  This year they were given the opportunity to present poems (in[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Afrikaans
Don’t let it be “EINA”!

Don’t let it be “EINA”!

Let us look at the art of catching a cricket ball painlessly. It all has got to do with MOMENTUM.  Momentum is mass in motion, therefore momentum is determined by mass x velocity.  So when a body’s velocity changes, it’s momentum will change.  When a fielder catches a cricket ball, he actually changes the velocity of the oncoming ball to[Read More…]

by April 18, 2012 Physical Science
Room Parent Training on our Sensory Motor Programme.

Room Parent Training on our Sensory Motor Programme.

If you are an existing Room Parent or a parent who would like to become one, come and join us for an interactive, informative training session on our Sensory Motor Programme.  Our principal, Mr Gavin Keller, presents a dynamic workshop on how to assist children to learn optimally.  Ably assisted by Mr Richard May, he will teach you exercises to[Read More…]

by April 18, 2012 Family Matters
Say CHEESECAKE!!

Say CHEESECAKE!!

The first “cheese cake” may have been created on the Greek island of Samos. Physical anthropologists excavated cheese moulds there which date back to about 2,000 B.C. Cheese and cheese products had most likely been around for thousands of years before this, but earlier than this goes into prehistory, so we will never really know. In Greece, cheesecake was considered[Read More…]

by April 18, 2012 Consumer Studies
A (Brief) History of Grabouw

A (Brief) History of Grabouw

As an historian I am always interested in learning interesting facts about people and places.  Because Silvermine Academy is heading near Grabouw for a school camp, I thought I would take the opportunity to scrounge up some information about Grabouw.  This should be particularly pertinent to the Grade 8s, who are currently learning about settlements in Social Science. Grabouw is[Read More…]

by April 18, 2012 Social Science