High School

Chocolate – Food of the gods!!!

Chocolate – Food of the gods!!!

Last week the Grade 10 and 11’s worked with chocolate.  We made various sweets and discovered that chocolate is not always the easist substance to work with. Some very interesting facts about chocolate: More than twice as many women crave and eat chocolate as men do.  Chocolate produces the effects of a mild anti-depressant by increasing serotonin and endorphin levels[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Consumer Studies
6 Important Phrases to Remember

6 Important Phrases to Remember

The six most important words are: “I admit I made a mistake” The five most important words are: “ You did a good job” The four most important words are “ What is your opinion?” The three most important words are: “ If you please” The two most important words are: “ Thank you” The one most important word is:[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Life Orientation
How To Make Cheese At Home

How To Make Cheese At Home

The Grade 9 Technology class has been learning about the processes we can apply to food products to improve their value, longevity, taste and appearance.  Try this very easy cheese recipe and witness the changes for yourself! Ingredients 2 cups of milk 10 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juices Salt White pepper A knob of butter (or margarine) Sugar And a[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Technology
QUEEN appreciation & Makin’ some NOISE!!!

QUEEN appreciation & Makin’ some NOISE!!!

This week the Gr 9 Arts and Culture class will be watching a dvd of one of Queen’s live performances. It is part of our Music appreciation lesson! Today, the Gr 8’s had some time to practice Polyrhythms. We had great fun clappin, patting, stamping and clicking to different rhythms!

by March 12, 2012 Visual Art
Preparing for the Orators’ Competition

Preparing for the Orators’ Competition

After the preliminary round of speeches delivered to the class, we are now in the throes of final preparations for the BIG DAY: the formal Orators’ Competition to be held in the Sunvalley Group of Schools Hall on Wednesday 14 March. Right from earliest times, orators have been recognised as being a special breed: inspirational human beings, who access our[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 English
GEOGRAPHY: Satelites and The Atmosphere

GEOGRAPHY: Satelites and The Atmosphere

This week, the Gr 11 Geography students will be looking at satelites and how they capture data, process it and transmit it back to Earth. A very HOT TOPIC in the news at the moment, is South Africa’s bid to host the SKA which, in a nutshell, is a bid to host the Worlds’ largest telescope.   Click here to read[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 Geography
The Joys of Filing

The Joys of Filing

  Pasting notes into books is OUT.  Organised FILING is IN! Filing – the essential tool for success Recent weeks have been spent on monitoring the filing of the History students. Organisational skills are a non-negotiable when it comes to academic success in a subject that has a huge content base.    Students are being shown to divide their files into specified[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 History
Who’da thunk it? (but in better English..)

Who’da thunk it? (but in better English..)

Here are some interesting facts about the English language: 1. The shortest complete sentence in English is “I am.” 2. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable.” 3. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.” 4. There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 English
Floating Rubbish Islands in Our Oceans

Floating Rubbish Islands in Our Oceans

Did you know that rubbish that is not properly disposed of often ends up in the ocean?  This is one of the issues the Grade 8 class has been discussing in our Natural Resource conservation module in Social Science.  Because of ocean currents, the non-biodegradable trash ends up ‘gathering’ in one of several ‘Garbage Islands’ in the middle of our[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 Social Science
Grade 8’s and 9’s enjoy painting!!

Grade 8’s and 9’s enjoy painting!!

During art classes the past two weeks the grade 9’s attempted their own still life paintings.  We started with detailed pencil drawings of a still life, then transferred those onto larger sized paper and started painting. Grade 9’s having fun with paint       The main aims of the project were to learn to look and draw what they[Read More…]

by March 11, 2012 Visual Art