High School

Natural Science: Groundbreaking or Beer-making?

Our Grade 8’s had a chance to test out their science skills in their first ever, proper, high school science experiment! It had some exciting results. Not least of which was one experiment exploding in the fridge…rather a smelly mess! The Grade 8s were given instructions to go about proving an hypothesis and recording their results. The hypothesis was that that[Read More…]

by April 17, 2017 High School, Physical Science
The Grade 10s are hoping for rain!

The Grade 10s are hoping for rain!

During a time of much needed rain, our Grade 10s have been learning all about moisture in the atmosphere and how we can use our water resources more sustainably. It seems that the effort expended in class yielded some results as we were blessed with a beautiful, yet short lived, storm over the long weekend!      

by March 24, 2017 Geography, High School
The Costs, Advantages and Risks of selling on CREDIT

The Costs, Advantages and Risks of selling on CREDIT

This week in Grade 10 Accounting we are learning about credit sales. We will be investigating the costs and advantages of Birdie Num Nums (BNN) selling on credit. The following knowledge is crucial as we begin the investigation: Credit is the act of selling goods or services to a customer; it does not require a payment at the time of purchase. Selling[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 Accounting, High School
Why is the Linear Inequality always hungry?

Why is the Linear Inequality always hungry?

The Grade 10 Mathematics students have been recently learning about Linear Inequalities. We’ve discovered that Inequalities are very similar to Equations but instead of finding just 1 or 2 solutions we can find infinitely many solutions to the problem. Also Inequalities contain a < or > sign whereas an Equation only has a = sign in the problem. For example x[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 High School, Mathematics
Different states in Grade 10 Physical Sciences: it all matters!

Different states in Grade 10 Physical Sciences: it all matters!

Physical Sciences is the study of non-living natural objects. Basically, investigating everything around you, and figuring out how it works. Before you can study the function of something, you need to understand what it is made of. That is where “matter” comes in, and specifically the different states of matter. Everything consists of matter. Small particles either closely packed together, or[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 High School, Physical Science
Business Studies  – the most relevant subject at school.

Business Studies – the most relevant subject at school.

Business Studies has had a very good start in Grade 10 this year.  The class is very enthusiastic and we have had some great discussions about current affairs that affect Business in South Africa. In Grade 11 we are working hard on perfecting our weekly article books.  The article book is a valuable tool to keep up to date with[Read More…]

Time for Retrospection in Information Technology!

Time for Retrospection in Information Technology!

The Grade 12 IT students wrote their first School Based Assessment and we took some time to reflect on the outcome. The idea was to take a good hard look early in the year and make adjustments where needed. Sooner rather than later! The questions posed were: How many hours did you study? Were your results proportionate to the hours[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 High School, Information Technology
Silvermine supports #HandsUp4Baboons

Silvermine supports #HandsUp4Baboons

One of the greatest things about Geography at Silvermine Academy is that we get to learn about, and get involved in, Conservation. Our Grade 10 students were very excited to be part of the #HandsUp4Baboons movement which aims to create awareness and ultimately change baboons’ conservation status from “least protected” to “protected.”   Follow the link to show your support[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Geography, High School
Grade 12’s feeling hopeful about “Hoopvol.”

Grade 12’s feeling hopeful about “Hoopvol.”

The Grade 12’s are steadily working through their Afrikaans novel, Hoopvol.  They are finding the story easy to understand and are successfully tackling paragraph, contextual and essay questions. We have finished the first story line. The students were enthralled with the love story of Natalie and Bobby and were very disappointed when their story did not have a happy ending.[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Afrikaans, High School
Visual Arts students creating MEMORIES!

Visual Arts students creating MEMORIES!

   The Grade 11 students are paying tribute to ‘a life’ or ‘a moment in time’ with their Memory Boxes based on the inspirational work of Joseph Cornel’s ‘Juxtapositions’, and Judith Mason’s ‘Toy in Praise of Privacy’. It is inspirational to see how each student’s art work is a combination of ‘slices of memories’ represented by a collection of different[Read More…]

by March 15, 2017 High School, Visual Art