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Xchange Rate at Glance

Xchange Rate at Glance

Look at the Exchange Rate!!! We all love travelling abroad, however, it involves converting currencies into the currency of the country visited. How does it work? The value of one country’s currency in terms of or in relation to another country’s currency is called the Exchange Rate. For instance this morning 1 Rand was exchanged for 3,97 Mozambican Metical: ZAR/MZN:[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 High School, Math Literacy
Marine sustainability in Grade 10 Geography

Marine sustainability in Grade 10 Geography

Last week the Grade 10s headed out to the Two Oceans Aquarium to learn about marine sustainability and what we can do as individuals to better protect our oceans, such as reducing our use of single-use plastic (straws, coffee cups and plastic bags) and only purchasing fish that are considered sustainable according to SASSI’s “traffic light system”. It is important[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Geography, High School
Prelude in Cracking Success

Prelude in Cracking Success

#Proud teacher                                                                                                                     [Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Accounting, High School
The value of Peer Asessment in a First Additional Language

The value of Peer Asessment in a First Additional Language

According to research, self and peer assessment are important aspects of ‘assessment for learning’ practice. Assessing their own work or that of others can help students to develop their understanding of the  Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria. Research has shown that learners make more progress when they are actively involved in their own learning and assessment. This term students[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Afrikaans, 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
Computer Tech Support….we can HELP :)

Computer Tech Support….we can HELP :)

Do you know what to do if your computer doesn’t want to turn on? Bought a new keyboard and don’t know which port it plugs into? What if you can’t seem to close an application — or can’t hear any sound from your speakers? Whenever you have a problem with your computer, don’t panic! Before you take it to the repair shop,[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 CAT, High School
Waste not….

Waste not….

Grade 8’s new Technology project came off the back of some theory we looked into about how much damage our advanced technological age has done to our world. We debated the “pro’s” and “cons” of incredibly useful inventions such as plastic. After researching how much waste has been generated by this wonderful invention, this lead us to rediscover the desperate[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 High School, Technology
Interact – making a difference!

Interact – making a difference!

INTERACT is a club that functions under the auspices of the Rotary Club.  Silvermine Academy, led by the very capable and enthusiastic Skye Slack, started activities again this year. Our first project is visiting “Ons Huisie”, an Abbeyfield home for the aged, in Ocean View.  The students are making gift boxes for sweet treats and gift bags for toiletries gifted[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 High School
The Grade 12 Business Studies students in celebratory mode.

The Grade 12 Business Studies students in celebratory mode.

The third term is flying by and as a class we celebrated the completion of our curriculum by having hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies. Every 5 years or so a truly memorable class comes along and reminds one why you became a teacher – and for me this has been that group. We ended off Business Studies Grade 12[Read More…]

I’m 95% confident I love Statistics ;)

I’m 95% confident I love Statistics ;)

Statistics is the branch of Mathematics concerned with the collection, interpretation and analysis of data. Statistics often enables us to make informed decisions based on the data that has been collected. Data is the name given to a collection of information usually expressed in numerical form. It can be interpreted by using either pictorial or arithmetic methods. Recently the Grade 11’s have learned[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 High School, Mathematics