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Our Grade 11’s Accessorise!

Our Grade 11’s Accessorise!

At present, our Grade 11’s are hard at work on their latest project entitled “Accessories,” where they are required to design a larger-than-life runway accessory. We wait in anticipation for their finished products!

by March 20, 2012 Design
Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

21 March is a day for reflection: it was on this day in 1960 that the police shot dead 69 protestors gathered around the Sharpeville police station in a peaceful protest against the hated pass laws.  Most of the 69 were shot in the back as they fled the police bullets.  Over 180 protestors were injured.  No-one was held accountable[Read More…]

by March 20, 2012 History
Whopping fuel price increase of 61c per litre due in April!

Whopping fuel price increase of 61c per litre due in April!

It has been announced that the price of fuel will be increasing by a whopping 61c per litre as of 01 April 2012.  And NO, this is not an April Fool’s joke!  The price is increasing to to an increase in the fuel levy taking effect as well a possible pipeline tarriff hike.   This increase will possibly have a[Read More…]

by March 20, 2012 Business Studies
Practical Design

Practical Design

This term the Grade 8s have been learning about Design elements technology.  We have been discussing a lot of theory, so I thought it would be interesting to see some examples of ‘design in practice’. I discovered something quite interesting.  There are two iconic recruitment posters from the last century, one featuring Lord Kitchener (British) and one featuring Uncle Sam[Read More…]

by March 20, 2012 Technology
Movie week

Movie week

In Life Orientation we have declared this week movie week.  In grades 9 to 11 we are watching movies related to the themes which have been discussed over the course of this first term.  Some aspects of their learning material will be gain emphasis and meaning for our students.  Following completion of their viewing schedule each film will be discussed[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Life Orientation
Western Province Netball Festival at Sun Valley Primary School

Western Province Netball Festival at Sun Valley Primary School

On Saturday our U8 and U9 Netball Teams participated in the Western Province Netball Festival which was held at and hosted by SVPS. The morning was run superbly and the grounds looked spectacular. The spectators enjoyed BNN being open all morning as well as stunning seating arrangement organised by our Sport Team and the Estate Staff. Our U8’s played excellently[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Sport
Mathematical Literacy: Designated subject?

Mathematical Literacy: Designated subject?

Students who have recently joined the Mathematical Literacy classes find that the work covered is still challenging enough to engage them.  They have also noted that at least they can understand the work done as opposed to years of suffering when attempting Mathematics.  Mathematical Literacy is a recognised subject by all universities  and students can still entertain a wide variety[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Math Literacy
Cashless society?

Cashless society?

Sweden was the first European country to introduce bank notes in 1661.  This hi-tech nation are now at the fore front of ‘ditching’ cash.  Public buses do not accept cash; tickets are pre-paid or purchased with a cellphone text message.  A small but growing number of businesses only take cards. The decline of using cash is even noticeable in houses[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Uncategorized
Innovative, digitally-aware forward thinking!

Innovative, digitally-aware forward thinking!

This perfectly sums up an initiative spearheaded by Mark Horner. A 35 year old whose vision for supporting sourcing access to quality textbooks for all, began in 2002. Working with graduates from the University of Cape Town his project developed into this phenomenal initiative. Visit the Siyavula websites to catch a glimpse of these great resources!

by March 19, 2012 High School Principal
Filler subject or preparation for great income expectations?

Filler subject or preparation for great income expectations?

Chartered Accountants are still some of the best paid professionals in South Africa.  The path to achieve this goal is however not for the faint hearted.    In order to achieve this goal, accounting students need to ensure that they have a very good grasp of the fundamentals of the subject as this will prepare them for the future demands of[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Accounting