High School

Mapping the World in Grade 10 Geography

Mapping the World in Grade 10 Geography

The Grade 10s have been learning about the various development indicators that tell us about the levels of development of countries around the world. To further their understanding, they are creating their own world population maps using real-world data and a little help from Google Maps. Once completed, they will be comparing their maps in pairs to identify relationships that[Read More…]

by August 19, 2019 Geography, High School
Business Studies  – a subject full of hope

Business Studies – a subject full of hope

Grade 11 Business Studies is a building block for Grade 12 Business Studies.  We start topics in Grade 11 that we build on in Grade 12.  One of the topics is Marketing.  Marketing is one of the 8 business functions that we cover in the subject from Grade 10 level.  This is one of the most enjoyed topics and many[Read More…]

Interpret and Analyse: Welcome to Statistics

Interpret and Analyse: Welcome to Statistics

When information is collected on a particular subject, the information collected is called data. Many issues in the real world can be researched by collecting data and representing the data graphically. The most common graphs that we use are: Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Broken line graphs, Histograms and Frequency Polygons. Today the Grade 10’s learnt how to draw Bar and[Read More…]

by August 8, 2019 High School, Mathematics
Unprepared Reading in Grade 10

Unprepared Reading in Grade 10

The Grade 10s are completing unprepared reading orals at the moment and are going through moments of intense concentration as you can see from the photos. As all things at Silvermine, the pupils are completing every task to the best of their ability and rising to meet the challenges that they are faced with everyday. The Grade 10s are working[Read More…]

by August 2, 2019 High School
Protecting our environment  (“Beskerm ons omgewing”)

Protecting our environment (“Beskerm ons omgewing”)

Our theme for this term in Afrikaans is: Protecting our environment (“Beskerm ons omgewing”).  If we educate the youth and they can change their ways, we can help the environment on a large scale. The purpose of this theme is to educate our kids about a serious situation, but being creative and having fun while learning. At the end of[Read More…]

by August 2, 2019 Afrikaans, High School
Maths problems…

Maths problems…

Our grade 8s are fast learning that High School Mathematics problems take focus, practise and sometimes good old team effort. Superb growth has already been seen in our grade 8 Maths class. Much concern was shown when the Alphabet started messing with our Maths sums, but confidence is rapidly growing and excited shouts of, “I got them all right!” can[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 High School, Mathematics
Population pyramids in Grade 10 Geography

Population pyramids in Grade 10 Geography

The Grade 10s have been learning all about different populations around the world; from poorer, less-developed countries to wealthier, more developed countries. Today they created population pyramids using Lego to represent these different types of populations and discussed some of the challenges facing them as well as possible solutions!  

by July 25, 2019 Geography, High School
The Right Kind Of POT

The Right Kind Of POT

With Grade 9 approaching ever so quickly, I figured it was time the Grade 8s got the chance to experiment with something I am sure we are all too familiar with. I still remember the first time my teacher back in High School gave me my first pot lesson…. She used to always emphasise how important it is to be[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 Design, High School
How strong is the Rand?

How strong is the Rand?

Currency Conversions at Glance We all love travelling abroad, however, it always involves converting local currency into the currency of the country visited. How does it work? The value of one country’s currency in relation to another country’s currency is called the Exchange Rate. For instance this morning 1 Rand was exchanged for 4,43 Mozambican Metical: ZAR/MZN: 4,43 which simply[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 High School, Math Literacy
My chances look good – Probability :)

My chances look good – Probability :)

Have you ever wondered as you look out your window what the chances are that it is going to rain that day? Or what is the possibility of me winning the Lotto? These questions and more can be theoretically answered through the study of Probability. Our Grade 12’s are busy working through this section at the moment in Mathematics. In[Read More…]

by July 20, 2019 High School, Mathematics