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Our New Normal in Information Technology

Our New Normal in Information Technology

We are experiencing a pandemic that will change our lives forever. We are resilient. We adapt. We cover our faces. We follow the rules. We sit apart and are separated by perspex – at least we can see each other! The Grade 12 IT students are counting the days till their final exams. Studying SQL for a School Based Assessment[Read More…]

Grade 10’s talk about the influence of Social Media and Peer Pressure on self-image

Grade 10’s talk about the influence of Social Media and Peer Pressure on self-image

We have all seen the video of a young man doing a (very bad) oral on “My hond.”  I can proudly say that the Grade 10’s rose to the challenge and did an oral on the influence of Social Media and Peer Pressure on self-image in teenagers in Afrikaans! They were outstanding. The topic stems from a short story, ‘Die[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 Afrikaans, High School
Learning continues in Maths Literacy amid this pandemic

Learning continues in Maths Literacy amid this pandemic

COVID-19 has hugely affected our lives and since March 2020 we have been in a national lockdown. This has not deterred the eagerness of the Silvermine students who continue to learn using the multiple resources and materials available to them. The new normal Despite the inconvenience of wearing a face mask, although necessary, the students demonstrate their ability to adapt[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 High School, Math Literacy
The show must go on in Consumer Studies.

The show must go on in Consumer Studies.

The Grade 12 Consumer Studies students managed to fulfill all social distancing criteria whilst doing their second last practical of their school careers – their PAT first production.  The prac was their first attempt at a product that they believe filled a gap in the market and fulfilled certain skills and techniques prescribed by the IEB for a Grade 12[Read More…]

Grade 11 English- Visual Literacy

Grade 11 English- Visual Literacy

With the return of our lovely Silvermine students, there was no time to lose and the Grade 11s did not hold back. As part of our English curriculum, students have to engage in current affairs and be able to critically analyse, discuss and provide opinions on events both locally and globally. Well, what a time to be in school, because[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 English, High School
B’ the Change in the ‘New Normal’

B’ the Change in the ‘New Normal’

The Grade 11 Design students are facing a new identity of ‘BEING SOLUTION MINDED’ . The new mindset of  problem solving in our present circumstances is creating a generation of designers who are divergent thinkers. This design minded thinking synthesizes information and knowledge to achieve a solution in order to deal with our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 Design, High School
SMA Gr 12 Newsletter – 27-05-20

SMA Gr 12 Newsletter – 27-05-20

  Soon we will be welcoming our hard-working Grade 12’s back onto our campus for their final few months of schooling! Our newsletter to the Grade 12’s is available at the link below, incase you missed it – SMA Gr 12 Newsletter – 27-05-20  

I EXCEL in Computer Applications Technology

I EXCEL in Computer Applications Technology

The Grade 10 CAT class has been very busy lately. We’ve learnt all about the computer information processing cycle as well as the different types of computer hardware and software that are available. We’ve spent time going into the Computer Lab and setting up our individual computer profiles as well as familiarising ourselves with the GUI of the desktop and the different Microsoft packages[Read More…]

by March 12, 2020 CAT, High School

Such a lot of gas!

Some may have thought that Silvermine Academy had started a brewery, but contrary to the smell emanating from our Natural Sciences classroom, we were in fact doing a very important experiment! Our Grade 8’s were figuring out what makes Yeast grow. Does it love sugar like they do? And can I handle the smell that is given off?! The Grade[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 High School, Natural Science
Research and report on an informal business…

Research and report on an informal business…

Informal, Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) SMME’s have been identified as drivers of inclusive economic growth in South Africa and across the globe (The Banking Association of South Africa, 2019). However, many of them are still operating with improper bookkeeping systems. During their introductory chapter a few weeks back, the grade 10 accounting students learned about bookkeeping system. It[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 Accounting, High School