Grade 12’s feeling hopeful about “Hoopvol.”

Grade 12’s feeling hopeful about “Hoopvol.”

The Grade 12’s are steadily working through their Afrikaans novel, Hoopvol.  They are finding the story easy to understand and are successfully tackling paragraph, contextual and essay questions. We have finished the first story line. The students were enthralled with the love story of Natalie and Bobby and were very disappointed when their story did not have a happy ending.[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Afrikaans, High School
The Gr 10’s getting CREATIVE in Afrikaans!

The Gr 10’s getting CREATIVE in Afrikaans!

Making Afrikaans fun can be a challenge, but this past week the Gr 10s loved every minute of their creative writing assignment.  They had to write a children’s book and, boy, did they rise to the occasion! The illustrations in some books were just out of this world and the stories were entertaining with good story lines and language structures.[Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 Afrikaans, High School
Afrikaans makes me smarter!!

Afrikaans makes me smarter!!

Welcome to the new Grade 8’s! I know that a lot of new Grade 8’s at all schools ask the same question.  Why on earth do we have to learn Afrikaans?? Learning  a second language may be a bore, but it is hugely beneficial in many areas.  So, according to a few web sites, here are a few reasons why[Read More…]

by February 6, 2017 Afrikaans, High School
The gr 10's working on completing the last short story on finding peace and strength amid difficulties.

Here’s to a Successful 2016 in Afrikaans!

We are fast approaching the end of a busy 2016, and I am so proud of how far the kids have come and what they have achieved. I am looking forward to seeing them being rewarded for their continued hard work throughout the year. The Grade 10s completed their short story section for the year with a tale on how to find[Read More…]

by November 10, 2016 Afrikaans, High School
Andy phoning his friend.

Roleplay as a Basis for Argumentative and Discursive Essay Writing

It is so encouraging to see the lengths that the students will go to when doing their role play assessments. The Grade 8s were dressed up to the nines and there was some great acting going on! What is even more encouraging, is the quality of  language usage and content of our termly role play. The Grade 10s impressed with challenging[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 Afrikaans
Jazzmin, Dillon, Melissa and Jordin enjoyed presenting their puppet show.

Role play in your Second Language can be Fun!

Oral presentations in your second language can be very intimidating. Creating a role play based on a famous television show turns a chore into fun. The Grade 10s had to recreate a Masterchef SA show and the result was a lot of fun, good quality presentations and loads of yummy food to sample! The Grade 8s were given the challenge to present[Read More…]

by August 19, 2016 Afrikaans
Dillon, Jasson, Liam and Michael excited for the Hoopvol production.

Hoopvol oor “Hoopvol”

When we were told that our new Grade 12 novel was “Hoopvol”, we were not hopeful that our students would enjoy this novel set in a small Karoo town, named Hoopvol. It turned out to be a novel that reads easier than previous novels and there are 2 very different story lines that are easy to follow. Going to watch[Read More…]

by June 3, 2016 Afrikaans
Kreatiewe Kinderboeke en Skooluniformontwerpe

Kreatiewe Kinderboeke en Skooluniformontwerpe

Die week moes die Graad 9s weereens ‘n nuwe skooluniform vir ‘n skool ontwerp. Hulle moes ‘n voorlegging doen en voorbeelde van die nuwe uniform, wapen en leuse wys. Die kreatiwiteit en die leerders se vermoe om buite die boks te dink, het my weer, soos verlede jaar, verstom! Ek dink dat ons gerus na sommige van die idees kan[Read More…]

by February 20, 2016 Afrikaans
Leerders besig met Sefapno vrae en die vormgedig.

Sefapano-‘n Vormgedig Wat Nou Aansluit By die Droogte in die Land…

Die Graad 11s het die week die gedig, Sefapano, gedoen.   Sefapano is ‘n vormgedig.  Die vorm van die gedig is die fisiese vorm van die pad wat die mense teen die berg op loop om vir reen te gaan bid.  Die gedig word ook van onder na bo gelees-soos die tog teen die berg op. Die gedig het ‘n[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 Afrikaans
The Best Way to Learn a Second Language

The Best Way to Learn a Second Language

Here I am writing in English to tell you that the best way to learn a second language, according to Benny Lewis, a polyglot, is to speak the language. A polyglot is someone who can speak several languages. Benny is an author, polyglot, language teacher, and “technomad language hacker“. Born in Ireland, he graduated in electronic engineering and then spent six months[Read More…]

by August 21, 2015 Afrikaans