High School

Cape Town Rocks in Geography!

Cape Town Rocks in Geography!

The Grade 10s and 11s had lots of fun painting their own pebbles for Cape Town Rocks. Cape Town Rocks is a Facebook group started in 2017 with the aim of creating pebble art and spreading magic by placing decorated pebbles around Cape Town, South Africa or anywhere in the world. “The goal is to encourage creativity, outdoorsiness, and community[Read More…]

by November 18, 2019 Geography, High School
English is important, but Maths is importanter!

English is important, but Maths is importanter!

A great quote: “Mathematics may not teach me how to add love or subtract hate, but it give me hope that every problem has a solution.” Our grade 9’s have almost reached the time where they will go their separate ways and begin Mathematical Literacy or Pure Mathematics. They might not believe the above quote, but rather feel like saying[Read More…]

by November 18, 2019 High School, Mathematics
Grade 10 Science at Silvermine Academy

Grade 10 Science at Silvermine Academy

Even though it is the last term, there is no relaxing in the Silvermine laboratory. The Grade 10 Physical Sciences and Life Sciences students have been especially busy. In Physical Sciences, we started the term by discussing the difference between vectors and scalars. We then focused on vectors such as displacement, velocity and acceleration. Recently we investigated the acceleration of[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 High School, Life Science, Physical Science
Grade 10 CAT: 2019 Technology Presentations

Grade 10 CAT: 2019 Technology Presentations

CAT is a subject that requires you to be up to date on the current trends in the world of technology. This week the Grade 10 CAT students are presenting their PowerPoint presentations on “8 Top Technology trends of 2019“. Keagan did a fascinating presentation on Virtual Reality and how this could effect the world of gaming in the future.[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 CAT, High School
Out with the old and in with the new.

Out with the old and in with the new.

It is the last term of 2019 and my new mentor class is keen to make changes to the decor of the class for 2020.                                                                      [Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 High School
The value of an overseas tour

The value of an overseas tour

Recently a group of Silvermine students had the privilege of visiting the Netherlands. Reflecting on why it is valuable is an interesting exercise. The opportunity to visit historic places that dates back way before South Africa was even first colonised, is amazing. Visiting the Rijks museum and being able to see the work of great artists like Vermeer, Van Gogh[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Afrikaans, High School
Buying power of the Rand

Buying power of the Rand

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[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 High School, Math Literacy

More fantastic than Federer!

It may not be as clear from these few photos, but disciplined tennis training has begun at Silvermine Academy. Don’t be fooled by the smiles, this was not a game anymore…. It was awesome to see 21 teenagers of varied abilities all enjoying time out on the court. That is to say the students spent time on the court…the ball spent[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 High School
Ocean Sustainability in Grade 10 Geography

Ocean Sustainability in Grade 10 Geography

The Grade 10s have been researching and learning about the importance of our oceans. Not only do our oceans provide us with oxygen, food and are a source of energy; but they are also an important habitat for a wide variety of beautiful creatures. It is therefore extremely important that we protect our oceans by preventing ocean pollution and over-fishing[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Geography, High School
Building models in Grade 11 Geography

Building models in Grade 11 Geography

The Grade 11 geographers are celebrating a successful Term 3 by having some fun building models of the various landforms they have learnt about such as volcanoes and tors. As their final year of school approaches, it is important for them to not forget to take necessary breaks to have some fun and acknowledge their hard work.

by September 19, 2019 Geography, High School