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South African representative at Silvermine Academy

South African representative at Silvermine Academy

Megan Cunningham was selected to ride for the South African adult Eventing Team in the Africa Cup held in Joburg. At 17 years of age, Megan is probably the youngest person to represent South Africa in the sport. In an action filled weekend, through the three phases of dressage, cross country and show jumping the South African team managed to[Read More…]

Silvermine Students on Tour

Silvermine Students on Tour

A squad of 22 boys and girls participated in our annual Silvermine Academy Sports Tour which is organised by Knysna Montessori. The bus drive was long but the spirits were high. Our base was at Brenton on Sea which is a 20 minute drive over a stunning pass into the Brenton area. The team settled in before heading to the[Read More…]

by May 5, 2015 High School Principal
The World Awaits You, Matrics of 2015.

The World Awaits You, Matrics of 2015.

Commit To It: The whole family needs to commit to Matric, not just the Grade 12 student. Matric is a very stressful time and if all members of the family are helping to carry the burden, success is guaranteed. Put up a calendar of test and assignment dates so that all members of the family are aware what lies ahead.[Read More…]

by March 23, 2015 High School Principal
Leading a Creative and Innovative school

Leading a Creative and Innovative school

Leading a high performance school in the 21st century is not for the faint hearted.  The better the product, the greater the demand.  Today we enjoy an enrolment of 1130 students.  Each one is a unique being, nurtured and supported by a family. Unlike most good schools, Sun Valley has a tradition of thinking out of the box, striving to[Read More…]

Croquet Is Not For Cowards!

Croquet Is Not For Cowards!

First experiences stick in your memory! I was introduced to the sport of Croquet last week and look forward to participating in this cut throat activity again. The Fish Hoek Croquet Club invited us to learn how to play this sport. The students responded with trepidation but once there they soon got into the swing of things. Preconceived ideas were[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 High School Principal
Silvermine represented at Conference to Commemorate 25 years since 2 February 1990.

Silvermine represented at Conference to Commemorate 25 years since 2 February 1990.

James Stafford, a Grade 10 student, attended a conference entitled A Quarter of a Century of Building and Defending Non-Racial Constitutional Democracy. Speakers included former President FW de Klerk, former President Kgalema Motlanthe, Dr Johann Rupert and Lord Renwick, a former ambassador of Britain in South Africa. James found the conference informative and enlightening. He felt it gave him a[Read More…]

by February 5, 2015 High School Principal
Variety is the spice of life

Variety is the spice of life

The year has kicked of with a flurry of activity. The teachers worked tirelessly to prepare their classes for the new year.   The Matrics were on standby before school started to welcome the Grade 8s to a special Orientation evening. We are looking forward to a dynamic year with the 2015 Matric students. They have a special bond within[Read More…]

by January 27, 2015 High School Principal
We are holding thumbs, Sammy

We are holding thumbs, Sammy

A year ago Samantha Gorman enrolled at the Claremont Action Netball club to hone her netball skills. After a short time she was asked to play for the Rascals team which was in League 7. She has played every Wednesday in Claremont in the evening for the past 10 months. Sammy recently tried out for the Regional trials and was[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 High School Principal

Exams are around the corner

It is almost that dreaded time of year again…year end exams! The word is enough to strike dread in students, parents and teachers. Study timetables have gone out, exams have been formulated and now the students of Silvermine Academy will have the opportunity to demonstrate their learning. I have posted a link to a very useful video clip on Study[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 High School Principal
Tough choices!

Tough choices!

by October 17, 2014 High School Principal