Geography

Geography and Mathematical Literacy

Geography and Mathematical Literacy

SMA geographers from Grade 10 to 12 have all been learning about different aspects of climatology. From the layers of the atmosphere in Grade 10 to global air circulation and pressure belts in Grade 11, and in Grade 12 the development of mid-latitude cyclones, tropical cyclones and the anticyclones that play an important part in the weather of our continent.[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 Geography, Math Literacy
Term 4 Geography

Term 4 Geography

The Grade 10 and 11 Geographers are hard at work on the last sections of the syllabus and are gearing up for the exams. The Grade 10s are examining the very topical issue of water as a resource, while the Grade 11s are busy studying the processes in a river system. The upcoming exams will test the whole year’s work,[Read More…]

by October 29, 2015 Geography
Geography, Maths Lit and Climbing

Geography, Maths Lit and Climbing

While the pressure is really on for the Grade 12s now, it is a slightly more relaxed term for the rest. The Grade 12s are busy completing the syllabus and frantically doing, completing, or enhancing a variety of tasks and assignments. The Grade 10 and 11 Maths Lit learners are learning about the wonderful effects of compound interest and how a[Read More…]

by August 7, 2015 Geography, Math Literacy, Sport
Grade 11 Geography Field Trip

Grade 11 Geography Field Trip

On Thursday the 14th May the Grade 11 Geography students left school in misty, drizzly weather en route to some southern Peninsula geological curiosities. After a quick look at the granites along the Fish Hoek Catwalk, and the inclined sandstones below the Glencairn quarry, we arrived at the first of our major sites. After a close look at a recent example of[Read More…]

by May 21, 2015 Geography
Grade 10 Geography Field Trip

Grade 10 Geography Field Trip

The Grade 10 Geography class went on a Geological Tour of the northern Peninsula on Thursday 7th May. We began by looking at the Malmesbury shales at Mouille Point and Sea Point. From there we proceeded to the famous Sea Point Contact, first described by Charles Darwin during his stop-over while on the Beagle’s round-the-world exploratory cruise. Next we took[Read More…]

by May 14, 2015 Geography
Geography and the Outdoors

Geography and the Outdoors

We have certainly hit the ground running this year. The Geographers are investigating topics ranging from Global Warming, to drought, to what causes the SE wind. The Mathematical Literacy students are discovering the ins and outs of taking out loans, and working with ratios, rate and proportion. This has left little time to concentrate on getting the outdoor programme running[Read More…]

by February 16, 2015 Geography
Geography and Outdoors 4th Term

Geography and Outdoors 4th Term

This term has been a time of change in Geography.  New classes for me, and a new teacher to get used to for the learners. It has also been a very short term, with exams always on the imminent horizon. Not much time for fun and games, or outings and field trips. Next best was to do a series of[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 Geography
Hiking takes off at SMA

Hiking takes off at SMA

The first Hiking Club got off to a good start with an afternoon spent exploring Peers Cave and Tunnel Cave. Mr Behne took an enthusiastic band of nimble footed students on this expedition. The homework students on campus spotted them up on the mountainside and waved brightly coloured cloth to draw their attention. Mr Behne reports that the responding whistles[Read More…]

by October 30, 2014 Geography
SMA: Culture – Folktale creatures and stories

SMA: Culture – Folktale creatures and stories

The Grade 9s are at it again! They are preparing for their final Term 2 presentation. This year, the theme was: FOLKTALES! The class was divided into groups who then had to write their own folktales. They had to write the outline and determine characters, choose who was going to be which character, write a formal script and finally create,[Read More…]

by May 27, 2014 Geography
SMA: Geography- Mass Movement

SMA: Geography- Mass Movement

Mass Movement! Another FUN and “real” topic in Geography! The Grade 11 Geographers have been studying landforms associated with different Geomorphological structures and mass movement is the last and final chapter! So what is mass movement? Well, when looking at rocks and landforms and slopes, it becomes pretty clear. Mass movement is the downward travelling of weathered materials due to gravity! So,[Read More…]

by May 14, 2014 Geography