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A day at the beach

A day at the beach

The Grade Ones had a day of fun at the beach! We splashed in the waves, built sandcastles and explored our senses at the seaside. What a great way to learn and end off the term!   For more photo’s click here.

by March 15, 2012 Grade 1
Homebase – A home away from home.

Homebase – A home away from home.

Our Homebase is divided into 2 campuses.  The top campus is where the Sunbird (Grade R’s) can be found and our bottom campus is where the Grade 1-7’s can be found.  Melita Porter is the Head of our Homebase and she oversees the two campuses.       The Sunbird campus is managed by Sharon Collins and her staff are[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 Family Matters
It is so EASY!!

It is so EASY!!

I got the letter in the post inviting me to take out a loan for R100 000.  It seems to be so  easy, you just dial 0861 ……., listen for 20 minutes and within 48 hours you can start spending! BUT if you are a Grade 12 Mathematics learner, you should think twice!!  Nothing comes cheap.  If you take the[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 Mathematics
Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty… and Umami?!

Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty… and Umami?!

Umami, the flavour profile that comes from the Japanese word meaning ‘a pleasant savoury taste’, is the fifth category we can use to describe food taste. Scientists have debated for a long time whether or not umami is actually a basic taste, but it was acknowledged as a flavour profile in 1985.  It describes the taste of glutamates and nucleotides. [Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 Technology
Early Intervention: The Key To Success

Early Intervention: The Key To Success

The responsibility of an education system is to provide quality education for all learners to enable them to reach their full potential so that they can make a meaningful contribution to society. In an endeavour to ensure that our mission statement holds true the Leadership Team, together with the staff, have just completed the first round of Education Support Team[Read More…]

by March 14, 2012 Curriculum
Christian Louw’s Back in Time story

Christian Louw’s Back in Time story

I heard a loud whirring sound as I climbed into the shiny, silver Time Machine. The grey-haired man at the wheel pressed a red button and my head began to spin. Suddenly we landed with a bump! We were back in time, back to the day when my grandma and grandpa were young! Slowly I opened the door and stepped[Read More…]

by March 14, 2012 Grade 3
What Do You Mean Romeo and Juliet Wasn’t Original?

What Do You Mean Romeo and Juliet Wasn’t Original?

Romeo and Juliet is a romantic tragedy written by William Shakespeare between 1591 and 1595.  His play was based on an older Italian tale ‘The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet’ by Arthur Brooke which was published in 1562 and ‘Palace of Pleasure’ by William Painter published in 1582.  Although Shakespeare based his play on both these works, he developed[Read More…]

by March 14, 2012 English
Colour Influences How You Feel

Colour Influences How You Feel

The Grade 8 English class has been studying Visual Literacy (which basically means ‘Reading Pictures’).  We recently looked at how applying a colour filter changes the way you respond to a particular picture. When looking at a picture with a warm colour filter, such as red, orange or yellow; the picture triggers a comfortable or happy response in the viewer.[Read More…]

by March 14, 2012 English
Creativity using Electricity

Creativity using Electricity

The Grade Six students showed their creative skills in building a functional electrical circuit using a light bulb, switch,  1.5 – 12  volt battery and flexi wire. The ideas and creativity that emerged from this exercise were remarkable. They created a variety of items, from Light Houses to garden displays, even sports arenas. We were amazed at their hard work[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Grade 6
A Festival of Humour and Talent

A Festival of Humour and Talent

Our One Act Play Festival offered a delightful evening’s entertainment for all. Mercedes Smith and Gemma Carosin directed ‘The Man from the South’, an adaptation from Roald Dahl’s short story repertoire. Jamie Blackwell directed ‘It’s such a mess’ a short story he personally developed over the course of this term. Both plays were unique in their demonstration of dramatic talents[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 High School Principal