High School

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
Casual dress, serious work in Information Technology!

Casual dress, serious work in Information Technology!

Even though we’re allowed to wear our civvies and have our cell phones in the classroom, we are still serious and focused on our school work. It is Term 3 of 2020 already! Despite the social distancing and safety precautions, the Grade 11s have managed to complete their tasks and have started planning for the Grade 12 Practical Assessment Task[Read More…]

by August 31, 2020 High School, Information Technology
Cubism our chosen ‘ism’ in Grade 11 Visual Art

Cubism our chosen ‘ism’ in Grade 11 Visual Art

The Grade 11 Visual Art group has been exploring the ‘ism’s’ in Visual Art. Many very interesting techniques explored in the process of each artwork. So what is Art and what is an ‘Ism’? Rene Magritte, Mr Magritte I love your ism, but is it Art? I’ll eat your black bowler hat if that is Art? Salvador Dali, I adore[Read More…]

by August 21, 2020 High School, Visual Art
Solar Energy: Geography Grade 11

Solar Energy: Geography Grade 11

The Grade 11 Geography class have been studying Resources and Sustainability.  We looked at conventional methods of generating energy and more recently, uncovered the methods which support Green Energy and ultimately the safer and sustainable methods. Students became quite passionate about adopting a lifestyle which will assist our planet in continuing to support our growing population and need for resources and energy. We looked[Read More…]

by August 21, 2020 Geography, High School
Grade 12s adding the final touches to their novel, “ASEM”

Grade 12s adding the final touches to their novel, “ASEM”

  SMA Grade 12 2020 is  very close to writing their Preliminary Exam.  In January not one of us could have foreseen what 2020 would throw at us.  A few months of online schooling did not deter these young people from working hard, giving their all and being at a point where they can look back and say that they[Read More…]

by August 21, 2020 Afrikaans, High School
The Grade 8’s create African Inspired Pinch Pots

The Grade 8’s create African Inspired Pinch Pots

After returning from lock-down, the Grade 8’s were given the opportunity to be creative. They were tasked to design their very own African-inspired pinch pot before being handed some clay to mould their design and bring it to life. The final product is outstanding and I’m positive that their work will be a lovely and decorative addition around the house.[Read More…]

The Grade 9s explore our National Identity in Life Orientation

The Grade 9s explore our National Identity in Life Orientation

After exploring elements of the constitution of South Africa and the significance of the public holidays that we acknowledge, the Grade 9s researched a range our national symbols. These ranged from the springbok to the protea. We were enlightened to their origins and meaning and made aware of where we see the symbolism being used in our country today. They[Read More…]

Grade 9 Mathematics go head to head with Pythago-what?

Grade 9 Mathematics go head to head with Pythago-what?

We are back to school, and it is so cool…in fact really, really cold! But despite the wintry weather, strange set-up of our classroom, and new routines, the Grade 9’s have forged ahead! We have carried on, masked and ready for new content in Mathematics. Even strange words like Pythagoras (?), Pythagorean triple, and hypotenuses (is that how you say[Read More…]

by July 17, 2020 High School, Mathematics, Uncategorized