Life Orientation

The Discursive Essay, nearly D Day!

The Discursive Essay, nearly D Day!

The Grade 12 learners have covered the mechanics of the discursive essay in English and History, but now they have to apply (or learn) the skills for their final Life Orientation exam. They have dissected the IEB discursive essay rubric and wrote a mock exam essay based on the mark allocation of the rubric. They have marked each other’s essays based on[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
Examining Social Justice in Life Orientation

Examining Social Justice in Life Orientation

‘Poverty is the worst form of violence.’ Mahatma Gandhi The Grade 10 students have been examining the many aspects of Social and Environmental Responsibility this term. In particular, we have discovered how POVERTY traps the individual, and offers no freedom for those experiencing it. Nelson Mandela believed that overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, but rather an ACT of[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
Help!! Life Orientation in Grade 9

Help!! Life Orientation in Grade 9

The Grade 9’s were asked to research the causes, the physical and emotional results, and the ways of minimizing stress. Their focus was on the effect stress has on teenagers. In groups, the students researched fascinating facts and then created a poster depicting their findings in a creative and informative way. In the next Life Orientation lesson the Grade 9’s were put[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
The discursive essay: time for an argument in Grade 12!

The discursive essay: time for an argument in Grade 12!

The Grade 12 Life Orientation students had the opportunity of peer-marking their discursive essays. The task was to write a discursive essay pointing out the effects of Brexit on the average British citizen using the marking rubric as a guideline to achieve maximum marks. After researching the topic and writing the essay, each student had to mark five peers’ essays, again, using[Read More…]

by May 15, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
RESEARCH…

RESEARCH…

At first I thought that researching on available electronic devices would be a technical nightmare: would the students be responsible and would they actually focus on the topic and not wonder off into cyberspace only to return at the end of the lesson? Well, I have been pleasantly surprised by everyone’s maturity and the way they conducted themselves and shared[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
Cooperative Learning and the mission of a Mission Statement!

Cooperative Learning and the mission of a Mission Statement!

The Grade 12 Life Orientation class split into groups of two and interviewed each other. Then two groups joined and each student had a turn to present the person interviewed to the small group of four. The groups swapped out one more time, and so in this controlled, informal atmosphere, the students were able to overcome the fear of presenting[Read More…]

by February 6, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
SELF-DISCOVERY in Life Orientation

SELF-DISCOVERY in Life Orientation

On the second day of school, the class of Grade 12 students naturally gravitated to form groups of comfort round the desks in the hall. Before they realized what was happening the pens were out and they were working on essays describing themselves. They chatted happily and systematically worked through the tick list of self-discovery. Some of the aspects needed[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 High School, Life Orientation
Effective Study Habits to Combat the Exam Blues

Effective Study Habits to Combat the Exam Blues

The SMA pupils are in the middle of writing their final year examinations.  This is always a very stressful time for teenagers. They have to study a vast amount of work in a short amount of time. About a week ago in our Grade 10 Life Orientation class we learnt about implementing good study techniques for the upcoming exams.: 1. You need to[Read More…]

by November 17, 2016 High School, Life Orientation
Lets Get Physical!

Lets Get Physical!

In our Grade 10 Life Orientation lessons we have discussed the importance of exercise and fitness in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The class was then asked to join up with a partner and create a simple home fitness program. They also needed to realise that they actually have to DO their “fitness program” during a PE lesson in front of[Read More…]

by April 28, 2016 High School, Life Orientation
We are Proudly South African and Loving Music

We are Proudly South African and Loving Music

The Grade 9s have produced beautiful posters on: being Proudly South African, exploring our National flag and it’s meaning, the National Anthem and Public Holidays.                           The Grade 8s, on the other hand, have completed their ‘I love Music’ CD project by using the guidelines of Teen Active (what a wonderful website for Life[Read More…]

by April 22, 2015 Life Orientation