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Purchasing (buyer) power

Purchasing (buyer) power

Sometimes people travelling to other countries say that things are more/less expensive. These people are mistakenly only converting the price to rand to see which is more/less expensive. This apparent “more/less expensive” situation is a lure. The correct way is to look at the cost of living and buying power. The buying power of a currency is what things cost in a country in relation[Read More…]

by November 11, 2020 High School, Math Literacy
The Grade 8s delve into The Twelfth Night

The Grade 8s delve into The Twelfth Night

More than in any other Shakespearean play, the characters in Twelfth Night display a remarkable degree of gender and sexual ambiguity. The Twelfth Night creates humour and enjoyment for the audience from the possibility of desire and attraction. The play is perhaps best understood as a testament to the unpredictable power of  love and highlights stereotypes associated with men and women[Read More…]

by October 23, 2020 English, High School
The Grade 11s enter the Season of Giving

The Grade 11s enter the Season of Giving

The Grade 11s are taking initiative, coming together and giving back. The season of giving is well on its way. With a great deal of excitement, the grade has chosen to decorate shoeboxes and fill them with necessities for those in need. This generous act of community service allows students to bridge a small gap in an underprivileged life, put[Read More…]

by October 23, 2020 High School, Life Orientation

Rebutting and rebuilding….

Grade 9’s practised the age old art of forming a compelling argument and having it torn apart by an apposing idea. Why did I do this to them?…..Trade Unions! We have been studying Trade Unions in Economic Sciences this term. To give the Grade 9’s a feel for how negotiations take place, they were given a scenario. One side of[Read More…]

by October 23, 2020 Accounting, High School
2020 – a crazy year, but we are getting used to the new normal.

2020 – a crazy year, but we are getting used to the new normal.

So 2020 started out as any other academic year would for the Grade 11 Business Studies students.  However, it all changed on 15 March when President Ramaphosa declared a National State of Disaster.  School was not going to be the same again.  We started online schooling after a short holiday and returned to the classroom only in June.   Now,[Read More…]

Exams 2020

Exams 2020

Writing exams under the new normal is still the same! Social distancing has become second nature, but in the IT classroom the students have to maintain their distances during exams. During class time it’s easy to look at the computer next to you and see what your fellow students have created. From time to time you need the reassurance that[Read More…]

by September 21, 2020 Information Technology
This little light of mine…please shine! Gr 8 grapple with electrical circuits.

This little light of mine…please shine! Gr 8 grapple with electrical circuits.

The Grade 8’s were set the task of designing a basic electrical circuit. They had to construct it in a creative way. We had campfires and fireplaces that “lit” up, house lights that turned on, “idea” bulbs above bunnies heads (?!) Everything the Grade 8’s could imagine! We have been learning about the different components of a basic electrical circuit[Read More…]

by September 21, 2020 High School, Natural Science
MASKS in Microsoft Access?

MASKS in Microsoft Access?

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 how to restrict[Read More…]

by September 3, 2020 CAT, High School
All good things must come to an end in Consumer Studies.

All good things must come to an end in Consumer Studies.

At the end of August the Grade 12 Consumer class of 2020 performed their last practical with me in the kitchen. This practical is the culmination of weeks worth of work, including market research and concept development.  The girls had to come up with a product that would be suitable to sell at an outdoor movie night held by a[Read More…]

The true meaning of Cost Accounting

The true meaning of Cost Accounting

The Grade 11’s Accounting students recently covered a core section of their curriculum known as Cost Accounting. During the past weeks, they unfolded the mystery of cost in general and particularly when related to a manufacturing business. The production cost per unit being central in any manufacturing concern, it becomes a necessity to clearly understand the production cycle and the[Read More…]

by August 31, 2020 Accounting, High School