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Speaker Reader

Speaker Reader

The first round of Speaker Reader took place in the classrooms this week.  Speaker Reader gives each child the opportunity to show off their speaking ability.  The Grades Fives were entertained with some hilarious poems, mostly about their teachers. The finalists from each class have been chosen.  From these finalists the Grade Five teachers will choose four children to go to the next round, where they will compete[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 Grade 5
Move to Improve

Move to Improve

Research has shown that for the brain to function at its peak performance, especially in the class, one needs to move…and often. We like to move by dance. After a lesson session, the learners get up and do movement to a song. The eagerness is evident, especially if they have been sitting for a while. A favourite is Singing in the[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 Grade 4

Drama at Sunbird

Do we have a Brad Pitt or Angelina in our midst? Anything is possible. Kidsact, run by Trish Sutton has taken off well this term. The children enjoy using their imaginations and have the opportunity to act, dance and sing to different scenarios.  The learners have had great fun this term and we look forward to seeing them grow in confidence and skill as[Read More…]

by February 29, 2012 Grade R
Walk-it Circuit in full force

Walk-it Circuit in full force

In 2012 the Walk-it circuit has remained a huge success at our school. The kids love having a chance to exercise and get some much needed oxygen into their brains. The specific movements which take place on the Walk-it circuit do not only help with oxygen but also aid the crossing of hemispheres in the brain as well as improving[Read More…]

by February 28, 2012 Sport
Did you know about … Shakespeare?

Did you know about … Shakespeare?

Among Shakespeare’s greatest contributions to the English language must be the introduction of new vocabulary and phrases which have enriched the language making it more colorful and expressive. Some estimates at the number of words coined by Shakespeare number in the several thousands. In all of his work – the plays, the sonnets and the narrative poems – Shakespeare uses[Read More…]

by February 28, 2012 English

Outward Bound Camp

Grade 8, 9, 10 and 11 students may start gearing up for this year’s camp.  Hosted by Outward Bound it should prove to be an incredible adventurous and team-building experience! It will run from Wednesday, 18 April to Friday, 20 April.

by February 28, 2012 High School Principal
Kom ons praat die taal

Kom ons praat die taal

Here’s a challenge for you…take 10 minutes every day and see how long you can speak Afrikaans without reverting back to English. That is, without including any English phrases or words to help you along. You will be surprised at how often you make use of the same words because your vocabulary does not stretch far enough to cover the[Read More…]

by February 28, 2012 Afrikaans
Accounting is not for sissies

Accounting is not for sissies

  NOT !!!! Anybody that can read and think can do Accounting!  The misconception about this subject goes back into historical practices, where ‘particular’ people kept track of the movement of goods, coins and related activities.   The notion of only people with specialized skills are able to handle the demands of those skills included in Accountancy, has perpetuated itself into the modern[Read More…]

by February 28, 2012 Accounting

Digital Afrikaans Orals in Grade 7

The topic was “My gunstelling rolprent”. Our Grade 7’s were told that they could use any digital means to present their orals or the traditional method. We were very impressed with the enthusiasm and initiative that they used to present these orals. This generation finds it an absolute breeze to use the digital technology available to us. As teachers we[Read More…]

by February 27, 2012 Grade 7

Enchanting Education

There are two interpretations to the phrase above; where Education takes on an enchanting hue and it captivates its audience.  Alternatively it may suggest we consider engaging in a process of drawing from Education, seducing it away from its stereotypical boring tones and breathing life into it.  From either perspective, it describes the process and the goal we want to[Read More…]

by February 27, 2012 High School Principal