Geography

gR8 English in Grade 8

gR8 English in Grade 8

Welcome back to TERM 3!! I am so happy to be taking over English for the Grade 8’s. We have already started on SHAKESPEARE’S  The Twelfth Night! We are covering the basics as this is an introduction to Shakespeare and the first time that students are learning the how-to and where-to of his work. Some of the students asked me[Read More…]

by July 18, 2012 Geography
Ignition day

Ignition day

Students from SILVERMINE ACADEMY went on their annual Ignition day outings and visited various Tertiary Institutions. I was among the Gr 10 and Gr 11’s who ventured to my Alma mater, Stellenbosch! We went on an amazing tour of the campus and ventured into the Sport Science faculty, Food Sciences, Sasol Art Museum and the Drama Department. (We also made[Read More…]

by June 21, 2012 Geography
SMA’s BIRK JORGENSEN is making waves!

SMA’s BIRK JORGENSEN is making waves!

            Silvermine Academy’s, Birk Jorgensen, is making a name for himself! This Gr 9 student took part in competitions and has done nothing except excel and go from BIGGER TO BETTER! Here are some of his achievements to date: The selections for the Western Province Surf Team took place over 3 weekends in February/March. Birk[Read More…]

by June 14, 2012 Geography
SMA’s SHINING show-jumper

SMA’s SHINING show-jumper

The High School’s Megan Cunningham recently took part in the Pony Rider, WP Championships for show jumping. This is just one of many outstanding results that she has achieved this year. She came 2nd overall in the CA class and has made the WP Team (5 team squad) for SA Champs, which will be held on the 2nd of July[Read More…]

by June 7, 2012 Geography
Sssshhhhhh…have you heard? We’re going to mime!

Sssshhhhhh…have you heard? We’re going to mime!

The Grade 8 and 9 ARTS AND CULTURE students are going to mime! Yes, that’s right! We are having an expert in who will be doing a Miming workshop with the Gr 8 and 9’s! They will learn all the basics, the theory and the how-to! What fun we are going to have and all in absolute and complete …….[Read More…]

by May 29, 2012 Geography
Don’t forget your map reading skills!

Don’t forget your map reading skills!

Exams are underway and Gr 11 Geography students tackled their Geography theory papers on Tuesday! Next up is their Mapwork exam…. That is the beauty of Geography: there is the intensity of the theory paper which is all about the good ‘ol fashioned studying and then there is the Mapwork which is pure practical application where your thinking becomes doing![Read More…]

by May 24, 2012 Geography
Geography fieldtrip

Geography fieldtrip

The Gr 11 Geography students visited the Silvermine Wetlands in Fish Hoek. The purpose of the trip was to research wetlands and their importance to the HYDROLOGICAL cycle. Students were able to get first-hand information as they walked the entire area and took notes of the flora, fauna and location! It was a spectacular day! Students will be presenting their[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 Geography
SMA BODYBOARDING takes off!

SMA BODYBOARDING takes off!

This past Friday, saw Silvermine Academy’s Bodyboarding Team take to the waters at Witsands! The weather was FREEZING however, our boys were the last one’s standing and cheered each other on from the beach and held the spirits high!!! Bodyboarding is now part of Silvermine Academy’s extra mural sport activities and practices are held every Monday and Friday afternoon from[Read More…]

by May 10, 2012 Geography
FLOODS AND DROUGHTS

FLOODS AND DROUGHTS

The Gr 11 Geography students will be studying the causes,effects and consequences of floods and droughts. They will be able to answer various questions like “Why do floods occur?” and “What is being done to minimise the adverse effects of long-term droughts?” This section will enable them to investigate the effects that these natural hazards have on the environment as[Read More…]

by April 23, 2012 Geography
Gr 10 Global Warming

Gr 10 Global Warming

The Gr 10 Geography students are currently studying the effects of Global warming. We are learning about the heating of the atmosphere and therefore the negative results that certain human activities have on our very delicate heat balance and atmosphere! Students will focus on Ozone Depletion and study the meaning and management of their Carbon Footprint! I am looking forward[Read More…]

by April 16, 2012 Geography