Post Tagged with: "High school"

Tell me about yourself…Gr 11s demonstrate Interviewing skills.

Tell me about yourself…Gr 11s demonstrate Interviewing skills.

Do you remember your first job interview? The one where you learnt that the statement, “tell me about yourself” did not actually require you to talk about your personal life choices, but rather your qualifications, experiences and professional background. What better way to assess the Grade 11’s grasp of interview do’s and don’t’s by having them role play scenes of[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 High School, Life Orientation
Would Shakespeare RAP?

Would Shakespeare RAP?

How do I compare thee to hip hop? Let’s face it: Shakespeare had a way with words. In fact, he invented a few. And for his time he was a phenomenon. The fact that we study his sonnets and plays hundreds of years after they were written is a testimony to his talent. BUT, how do you get 16- year-[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 English, High School
Punctuation creates meaning!!!??

Punctuation creates meaning!!!??

Ask any English teacher marking her sixtieth essay just how VITAL the correct use of punctuation is. Not only do these seemingly insignificant little symbols provide clarity to writing, they are also responsible for interpretation of meaning. The Grade 11’s recently worked on some sentences which were entirely devoid of any punctuation. Let’s just say they found interpreting any meaning[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 English, High School, Uncategorized
Silvermine Academy’s trio of historians!

Silvermine Academy’s trio of historians!

“All empires fall, eventually. It is the way of things” -Erin Morgenstern The Grade 10’s tackled their first lesson of¬† History with great gusto. Our focus for the next few lessons will be on the rise and fall of The Ming Dynasty – first established under Emperor Hongwu. The students are fascinated by the power the Emperor and the dynasty[Read More…]

by January 29, 2018 History
A job? Really? But it’s my holiday!!

A job? Really? But it’s my holiday!!

Ah, the world of work! When you’re at school, it sounds so exciting and grown – up. The independence it offers must be worth it, right? When you’re actually in it… well, it becomes rather REAL! In order to get the Grade 10’s thinking about careers, working and jobs, they have been tasked with designing an advert in Life Orientation[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
Investigating our past; creating our future…

Investigating our past; creating our future…

As part of the Independent Examinations Board’s expectations for our Grade 12 History students, an intensive investigation is performed during the year; with the focus placed on the student working entirely independently on this task, enabling them to experience the process a¬†historian would in finding and evaluating sources effectively. The students were given the option of choosing their topic, which[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 High School, History
The Power of Persuasion – argumentative essay style!

The Power of Persuasion – argumentative essay style!

The art of essay writing is a skill all English teachers strive to develop in their students. The Matric portfolio requirements include three 600-700 word essays, written in different genres. In preparation for this, the Grade 11 students will begin the process writing task of Argumentative essay writing. This genre of essay allows the students to evaluate their ethical beliefs[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 English, High School
The Purpose of POETRY in Grade 12

The Purpose of POETRY in Grade 12

Themes The IEB have designed a challenging set of tasks this year for our Common Assessment Task, or CAT. The focus is Poetry, and the wider role it plays in our lives. Our Silvermine matrics are required to select a theme and search for relevant and authentic poetry based on the theme in its broadest sense. Not a simple task[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 English, High School
SMA Life Sciences: at the Heart of it all

SMA Life Sciences: at the Heart of it all

While the Grade 12 students are working hard on their preparation for the final exam, the Grade 10 and Grade 11 Life Science students have taken over the laboratory for their own investigations. An exciting part of the Grade 10 syllabus is studying the circulatory system, in which the heart is a major organ that controls the cycle. The Grade[Read More…]

by October 30, 2016 High School, Life Science