Geography

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
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
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
Budding climatologists in Grade 11!

Budding climatologists in Grade 11!

The Grade 11s put together their own Power Point presentations to explain the various climatology concepts they have been learning about in Geography, in preparation for their mid-year exams. From the Coriolis Force to the El Nino Southern Oscillation, the Grade 11s now have a solid understanding of the world’s climates and how they impact on places all around the[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Geography, High School
A rocking time in Grade 11 Geography

A rocking time in Grade 11 Geography

The Grade 11s have been learning about different types of landforms in Geography this term. In order to explore a real life example, they braved the cold on an excursion to Paarl Rock, the second largest granite outcrop in the world! It was a challenging hike but the views from the top made it well worth it!

by May 22, 2019 Geography, High School
A ‘riverting’ time in Grade 12

A ‘riverting’ time in Grade 12

The Grade 12s spent the day at Kirstenbosch Gardens conducting a River Study as part of their portfolio work for their final year of school!

by April 18, 2019 Geography, High School
Grade 10 field trip to Jonkershoek

Grade 10 field trip to Jonkershoek

The grade 10s were fortunate to visit Old Nectar Gardens in the Jonkershoek Valley, where they learnt from Geologist, Peter van der Spuy, about all the geological processes that have occurred to make it the beautiful place it is today.    

by March 4, 2019 Geography, High School
All things Geography in Grade 10

All things Geography in Grade 10

The very enthusiastic class of Grade 10 Geographers have started Term 1 with enthusiasm and energy. They have already covered getting to know our provinces to teaching each other about global warming. Every day is a day of fun and learning and they are growing their knowledge and passion for our wonderful world.  

by February 7, 2019 Geography, High School
Bringing MAPS to life in Grade 10 Geography!

Bringing MAPS to life in Grade 10 Geography!

The Grade 10 Geographers had some fun bringing their 2D maps to life by building 3D contour models using tracing paper and cardboard boxes.        

by November 19, 2018 Geography, High School