Creative Expression

Art Students shine this year at the Metro South Visual Art Compitition/Exhibition

Art Students shine this year at the Metro South Visual Art Compitition/Exhibition

Every year the WCED runs a visual art competition, where all Government schools and students can enter. This year, 20 of our students entered the competition and 4 of then made it to the Semi Finals that were held at Spine Road High School on the 23rd of August 2018. All 4 students won their division and took home first place in[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Creative Expression
Nelson Mandela Month

Nelson Mandela Month

Nelson Mandela Creative Expression started off with the big bang this term as we took a look back at Nelson Mandela for Mandela month. The Grade 3-7s had a class discussion on who Nelson Mandela was, and what he has done for our country. We also discussed what Mandela month is all about and what it means to give 67minutes.[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Creative Expression, Primary
Valley Vocals SHINE at National Choir Festival

Valley Vocals SHINE at National Choir Festival

  George Choir Festival, 9-11 August 2018 When one mentions  “Sun Valley” there are a few things that immediately spring to mind such as “no homework” or “sporting school”. However, 2018 has seen the birth of a new direction in bringing balance to life by growing our arts & music culture. With the introduction of the new Silvermine Music Academy[Read More…]

by August 15, 2018 Creative Expression, Music, Primary
KING of my CASTLE

KING of my CASTLE

Grade 1 Hall were very excited when I told them that they would begin painting this week! After a a quick demonstration on what to do, they jumped into it. Using different shapes and sizing they were encouraged to paint a castle. Their cattle was to include window, doors and the like. Our Grade 1s decided to be the Kings of their Castle.[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 Creative Expression
EXCITING times at Silvermine Music Academy!

EXCITING times at Silvermine Music Academy!

After much anticipation we have moved to the new Silvermine Music Academy building. How exciting! Lessons started on 29 January, but music students can still be enrolled. Kirstyn Botha will be teaching Music Appreciation. I would like to encourage all our music students to enrol for this course. It will provide them with essential background information about different genres of music and[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 Creative Expression, Music
Creative Expression:  Our Little Picassos

Creative Expression: Our Little Picassos

“I’m a little fish,I like to swim You can’t catch me, beacause I have a fin When I swim past my friends I hear them say Stop your swimming and come and play” Grade One’s are having so much fun using their knowledge of colours to create a school of fish. They will cut out each fish and collage it[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Creative Expression
Creative Expression: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Creative Expression: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall…Who is the fairest of us all? That’s easy. You certainly are Grade Two’s!! The art room was aglow with awesome reflections. Everyone studied a tutorial on the detailed proportions of their faces. This was followed by long gazes of admiration at their mirror images. They sketched a self portrait taking care to illustrate all the[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 Creative Expression
iRead: International ‘Make a friend’ Day

iRead: International ‘Make a friend’ Day

The iRead Center had the privilege of celebrating  “make a friend day”which is on the 11 February. The Grade 6s had to choose a buddy which they have not spoken to this year or do not know at all. They played thumb wars with each other and then had chats with one another. They spoke about one good thing about themselves,[Read More…]

by February 8, 2017 Creative Expression
EAGER Readers!

EAGER Readers!

This was the first actual Library lesson for the Grade 1s. There was such anticipation as they were waiting to get books to take home. After choosing their books they were very eager to show friends what they took out. They loved reading or looking through their new books with their friends. Grade 2s were as eager as the Grade 1s[Read More…]

by February 8, 2017 Creative Expression, Grade 1, Grade 2
Art is a Valuable Process

Art is a Valuable Process

The Grade 3s expressed their creativity beautifully this week as they experimented with patterns and water colours. After a class discussion about warm and cool colours and identifying patterns in our surroundings, our learners were encouraged to use their creative skills and paint flowers in different patterns.    The young artists each produced such innovative pieces of art. I was[Read More…]

by November 25, 2016 Creative Expression