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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
Exploring our senses

Exploring our senses

The Grade Ones had great fun this week exploring their senses. A highlight was tasting different foods and deciding if they were sweet, salty, bitter or sour. There were lots of funny facial expressions!       

by February 24, 2012 Grade 1
Bird Feeder #1!

Bird Feeder #1!

A buzz of sawing, hammering and sandpapering in the Foundation Phase quad this past week meant only one thing …. THE GRADE TWO’S HAVE STARTED THEIR BIRDFEEDERS! What excitement there was as the girls designed and built their own bird feeders. They have inspired the other classes for next week and we are waiting in anticipation to see the other efforts! Watch this space….. To view more photo’s click[Read More…]

by February 24, 2012 Grade 2

ISASA meets

I attended the first of the year’s ISASA meetings recently; as Silvermine Academy’s a new member of this esteemed organization it was an opportunity for me to meet fellow school leaders within the ISASA group. The focus of the meeting fell into the area of Social Media and the law, as it pertains to an educational setting. There was some[Read More…]

by February 24, 2012 High School Principal
Luke Planting and Daniel Sutcliffe help U13A’s to a Nailbiting Victory

Luke Planting and Daniel Sutcliffe help U13A’s to a Nailbiting Victory

This afternoon I had the joy of going with Mr Sills and the U13A Team to their cricket match at Westcott Primary. We batted first and with the help of Luke Planting, who scored a tremendous 54 not out and David Botha who assisted superbly, we managed a competitive 105 in 20 overs. We then went into bowl. The boys[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Sport