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Learning SUMS is loads of FUN!

Learning SUMS is loads of FUN!

With the start of a new term comes many exciting new concepts, especially in our Mathematics curriculum. This term we have introduced our Grade Ones to addition and subtraction sums. After learning about numbers last term, it was time to apply them in new ways!   Our Grade Ones have been enjoying learning how to add and subtract and many[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
Gratitude in Grade R

Gratitude in Grade R

To kick start our first Outreach project of the year, Sunbird made it their mission to collect non-perishable nutritional food items for the Neuverus-Napier Aftercare Centre to see them through the fast approaching winter weather. Our faces say it all as we embarked on our first collection drive handover to the aftercare. Love, kindness and gratitude filled our little Sunbirdies[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 Grade R, Pre-Primary
The Grade Three’s ‘arrr’ explorers

The Grade Three’s ‘arrr’ explorers

This week, the Grade Threes set sail on an adventure, filled with deviant pirates and curious explorers! Our Life Skills focus has been directed at discovering the various expeditions, findings and challenges that explorers, such as Vasco da Gama; James Cook; Christopher Columbus and David Livingstone encountered along their journeys. Just as the explorers once did, the Grade Threes learnt[Read More…]

by May 9, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
High Tea at the award winning Vineyard Hotel

High Tea at the award winning Vineyard Hotel

As a treat and an educational experience, the Grade 12 Consumer students were treated to High Tea at the 4 star award winning Vineyard Hotel in Claremont.  Their Practical Assessment task this year is to come up with a product suitable for a high tea. In order to give them first hand experience of this kind of function, we booked for[Read More…]

Physical Science Grade 11: Fast, Faster, Fastest!

Physical Science Grade 11: Fast, Faster, Fastest!

The Grade 11 Physical Science students planned and performed rates of reaction experiments where they investigated how the speed of Hydrochloric acid reacting with Magnesium changes when the concentration changes. Each student had to research a different method and then perform and record it by themselves. Science is so much more fun when we learn by means of practicals!  

BIG concept… SMALL experiment

BIG concept… SMALL experiment

Photosynthesis: The life-saving process happening quietly and continuously around us daily. Grade 10 Life Science students performed various experiments to demonstrate the limiting factors of photosynthesis. Testing for starch is an essential investigation to determine if a plant photosynthesized, and all the students had the opportunity to perform the test by themselves.

by May 3, 2018 High School, Life Science
Grade 5s DIVE DEEP into the fascinating world of CREATURES!

Grade 5s DIVE DEEP into the fascinating world of CREATURES!

The Grade 5 students have been hard at work this term researching various types of creatures that call soil their HOME. Each student had the choice of researching one of four types of creatures that we have been learning about in our classrooms this term; the dung beetle, the ant, the earthworm and snail. The Grade 5s were super excited and enthusiastic[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 5, Primary
Writer’s Day in GRADE 7

Writer’s Day in GRADE 7

In dealing with the concept that “Life is difficult” – while looking at excerpts from the book “A road less travelled”- the Grade 7s have been encouraged to keep a journal throughout the year. After a discussion about the importance of journalling and what role it plays in their lives, they watched a video showing the role journalling played in[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 7, Primary
Writers Day shenanigans in Grade 6

Writers Day shenanigans in Grade 6

Over the past few weeks, much emphasis has been placed on the use of adjectives during our Language lessons. What better way to apply this Part of Speech than in writing. Our Grade 6s excitedly brought to school their most prized possession. This was required to act as an inspiration for our Writer’s Day Task. First an example of a well-written[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 6, Primary
Saving our seas one piece at a time!

Saving our seas one piece at a time!

Last week, the grade 4s set off to Muizenberg Beach to pick up litter. In the week before our outing we learnt about different reasons why we need to keep our beaches clean and how it affects the sea life. There is great concern all over the world about the litter in our seas… for example, did you know that there[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Grade 4, Primary