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Art Start

Art Start

Welcome… Our new art blog should keep you up to date with what is happening in our art classes, from Grade 8 to Grade 12.  We have already finished a few very exciting projects.  Photographs will be uploaded shortly. Our Matrics are finishing off their first big year-work project over the course of this next week, whilst our Grade 8’s[Read More…]

by March 3, 2012 Visual Art
Speaker Reader finalists

Speaker Reader finalists

We have been very busy speaking and reading in Grade 7. It is so interesting listening to the choice of material that the students decide upon. Each teacher listens to their class and nominates the top four. We then sit as a grade and listen to the 16 semi-finalists, four Grade 7’s made it to the finals on Wednesday, 7[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Grade 7
Splendid Speaker/Reader

Splendid Speaker/Reader

What a great performance all of the Grade Three’s presented for their teachers. During the week we held our semi-finals. The finalists for our grade are Theo Cothill, Hannah Boyd, Safiya Mia and Anja Engelbrecht. Please join us on Wednesday the 7th March for the Foundation Phase Finals in the hall at 12:00. Our Grade Three’s are going to steal[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Grade 3

Speaker Reader Finals

The annual Speaker Reader finals take place in the Sun Valley hall on the 7 March. The Senior finals are from 9.00 to 10.30 and the Juniors from 12.00 to 13.00. The 2011 presentations were of an exceptionally high standard and the audiences were captivated. At present the Grade Finals are taking place and the competition is fierce. Having had[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Curriculum
On this day (March 2nd) in history..

On this day (March 2nd) in history..

1. American Congress Abolishes the Importation of Slaves from Africa On this day in 1807, the United States Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves.  Although the law only went into effect on January 1st 1808, it did make it more difficult to import slaves from Africa.  On the other hand, it also lead plantation owners to emphasise[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Social Science
What is Peer Pressure?

What is Peer Pressure?

Although you may not realise it, your peers influence your life just by being close to you.  This happens in two directions – they influence you, but you also influence them.  This just happens by talking to each other, and it is normal to engage with your peers in this manner. Sometimes this mutual relationship is beneficial – for example,[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Life Orientation
Exceptional Music Students!

Exceptional Music Students!

We received wonderful news this week as 3 of our students were placed on the Honour roll at Unisa for their exceptional theory results! Congratulations to Justin Muhl – 94%, Lisa Van Oudtshoorn – 94,5% and Grace Johnston – 95% (As seen in this photo)  The other 3 students (Aneri Swanepoel, Amy Murgatroyd, Liam Swanson) who entered for the Unisa Grade 5 Theory also passed with distinction!

by March 2, 2012 Music
Easter Just Around the Corner!

Easter Just Around the Corner!

Easter is just around the corner and the Grade 1’s have been creating a collage to celebrate this time. They have been encouraged to explore patterns and shapes and work with textures to create a colourful basket full of Easter eggs. These enthusiastic and creative learners are really excited about this project and have been working hard.

by March 2, 2012 Creative Expression
Night School – 6 March 2012

Night School – 6 March 2012

Please join us for the Night School on Protecting the Emotional Lives of our Children which is happening on Tuesday, 6 March 2012.

by March 2, 2012 Counsellor
Penguin / Butterfly Assembly

Penguin / Butterfly Assembly

The Grade Two children were SUPER excited for their assembly! There were beautiful butterflies fluttering about and cute penguins waddling around! Our assembly helped us realise that just like these creatures have a plan for their life, there is a plan for our lives. We left with a sense of how special each child really is. I’m sure the Moms[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Grade 2