High School

Budding climatologists in Grade 11!

Budding climatologists in Grade 11!

The Grade 11s put together their own Power Point presentations to explain the various climatology concepts they have been learning about in Geography, in preparation for their mid-year exams. From the Coriolis Force to the El Nino Southern Oscillation, the Grade 11s now have a solid understanding of the world’s climates and how they impact on places all around the[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Geography, High School
One week into exams and things are looking good.

One week into exams and things are looking good.

Almost a full week into their first set of FET High School exams, and the Grade 10’s are taking the whole situation in their stride. The exams are a lot longer in Grade 10, some of them up to 3 hours in length.  The other major difference is that the exams counts 75 % of the term mark and the[Read More…]

First exam for our 2019 Matrics.

First exam for our 2019 Matrics.

Our matrics are writing their first official matric exam and it is AFRIKAANS FAL! This can be very daunting, and I heard quite a few comments that expressed the Grade 12’s anxiety about the exam. Fortunately, being a boutique school, the students can tap into their teachers’ knowledge and ask for help anytime.  We offer daily study classes with subject[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Afrikaans, High School
A rocking time in Grade 11 Geography

A rocking time in Grade 11 Geography

The Grade 11s have been learning about different types of landforms in Geography this term. In order to explore a real life example, they braved the cold on an excursion to Paarl Rock, the second largest granite outcrop in the world! It was a challenging hike but the views from the top made it well worth it!

by May 22, 2019 Geography, High School
Contraception and STD’s Talk

Contraception and STD’s Talk

The Grade 12 Life Science students had some fun learning about contraception and sexually transmitted diseases when we had Dr Hetta van Zyl (Obstetrician and Gynecologist) visiting the classroom as a guest speaker. Not only is this knowledge life long learning information but it forms a chunk of the IEB Grade 12 Life Science curriculum which will be examined in[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 High School, Life Science
Changes afoot in Business Studies

Changes afoot in Business Studies

The current Grade 12’s are the last class of Business Studies IEB students to write the two examination papers in their current format. After much debate and deliberation, the IEB has decided to combine the two 2 hour papers into one 3 hour paper. The papers are currently, paper 1: questions of a shorter nature up to about 8 marks[Read More…]

Grade 8 catch up!

So much has happened in our short Term 2 that we felt a “catch-up” blog was needed. The Grade 8’s have a busy schedule with 9 different subjects happening throughout the week. Jumping from Natural Science experiments to Shakespearean English lessons is quite a challenge, but these Grade 8’s are getting into the swing of high school life. It is[Read More…]

2019 National Elections: Let us Predict the Outcome?

2019 National Elections: Let us Predict the Outcome?

Probibility is the likelihood or chance of an event occurring or simply how likely something is to happen. Because no one can actually foresee with confidence the outcomes of the event, it’s said to be Random. Yesterday, South Africans cast their votes and no one can say with certainty the Outcome but we can all Predict. Our Grade 10 learners have[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 High School, Math Literacy
Microsoft Access uses MASKS?

Microsoft Access uses MASKS?

Databases are widely used throughout the world. Clothing stores have massive databases in which they keep records such as the prices of items and the amount of items in stock.   Even schools use a database to keep track of all the learners records including exam results and contact details. This week the Grade 11 CAT students have been learning[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 CAT, High School
Grade 10 get to grips with Macbeth!

Grade 10 get to grips with Macbeth!

The Grade 10s have been dressing up and performing soliloquies from their setwork book, Macbeth. The purpose of the activity has been to embed the content of the play and deepen their understanding of the unfamiliar language. They have had a lot of fun and the camaraderie of the class group has grown.

by May 3, 2019 English, High School