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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
Recyclable boats

Recyclable boats

The Grade Fives have been building boats out of recyclable materials.  When we want to make things, we use a process called the Technological Process.  The process follows 5 steps. They are: Investigate: Investigate the problem which you have to solve, and then find a solution. Design:  Brainstorm and draw at least 2 different designs.  Choose the best design. Make: [Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Grade 5
Rock Stars of tomorrow

Rock Stars of tomorrow

Here in the Silvermine Music Academy, the drum department is busy growing the rock stars of tomorrow. Students are taught how to get to grips with basic rhythm, using books with play along CDs. They learn how to hold down basic groove, and how to keep it going, adding fills when they have become proficient with the grooves. The aim[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Music
THE HEATING OF THE ATMOSPHERE

THE HEATING OF THE ATMOSPHERE

This week, our Gr 10 Geography students will be learning about the heating of the ATMOSPHERE. Last week, we discussed the structure and composition of the atmosphere. This lead us to discussing the current environmental issues surrounding our earth and whether or not our atmosphere is in danger! We had a very interesting DEBATE: Are people able to adapt to[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Geography
History is Interesting!

History is Interesting!

Did you know… Leonardo Da Vinci predicted the mass use of solar energy as long ago as 1447. The life expectancy in 1900 was just 47 years. The World Trade Center towers used to have two zip codes, 10047-10048, one for each building. Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand – an hour hand. Napoleon had conquered Italy by[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Social Science