High School

Celebrations of Distinction

Celebrations of Distinction

Certificates have been delivered from IEB to celebrate the outstanding performance of three of our students. Towards the end of last year some of our students sat IBTs (International Benchmarking tests). These provide an opportunity for our school to draw a comparison with other schools on an international platform. They are particularly relevant for students wishing to take up tertiary[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 High School Principal
It is so EASY!!

It is so EASY!!

I got the letter in the post inviting me to take out a loan for R100 000.  It seems to be so  easy, you just dial 0861 ……., listen for 20 minutes and within 48 hours you can start spending! BUT if you are a Grade 12 Mathematics learner, you should think twice!!  Nothing comes cheap.  If you take the[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 Mathematics
Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty… and Umami?!

Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty… and Umami?!

Umami, the flavour profile that comes from the Japanese word meaning ‘a pleasant savoury taste’, is the fifth category we can use to describe food taste. Scientists have debated for a long time whether or not umami is actually a basic taste, but it was acknowledged as a flavour profile in 1985.  It describes the taste of glutamates and nucleotides. [Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 Technology
What Do You Mean Romeo and Juliet Wasn’t Original?

What Do You Mean Romeo and Juliet Wasn’t Original?

Romeo and Juliet is a romantic tragedy written by William Shakespeare between 1591 and 1595.  His play was based on an older Italian tale ‘The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet’ by Arthur Brooke which was published in 1562 and ‘Palace of Pleasure’ by William Painter published in 1582.  Although Shakespeare based his play on both these works, he developed[Read More…]

by March 14, 2012 English
Colour Influences How You Feel

Colour Influences How You Feel

The Grade 8 English class has been studying Visual Literacy (which basically means ‘Reading Pictures’).  We recently looked at how applying a colour filter changes the way you respond to a particular picture. When looking at a picture with a warm colour filter, such as red, orange or yellow; the picture triggers a comfortable or happy response in the viewer.[Read More…]

by March 14, 2012 English
A Festival of Humour and Talent

A Festival of Humour and Talent

Our One Act Play Festival offered a delightful evening’s entertainment for all. Mercedes Smith and Gemma Carosin directed ‘The Man from the South’, an adaptation from Roald Dahl’s short story repertoire. Jamie Blackwell directed ‘It’s such a mess’ a short story he personally developed over the course of this term. Both plays were unique in their demonstration of dramatic talents[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 High School Principal
Quick Joke – hehehehehehehhe

Quick Joke – hehehehehehehhe

Have you heard about COSATU’s new calendar? It goes January, February, March, March. March heherhehehehheheh

by March 13, 2012 Business Studies
Michael Porter

Michael Porter

Micahel Eugene Porter was born on 23 may 1947.  He is a leading authority on company strategy and competitiveness of countries.  Michael is the most cited author in the fields of Business and Economics, his main interest and areas of interest are company strategy.  He has recently turned his atttention to the field of Health Care Delivery in the USA[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Business Studies
Garam masala, ginger, garlic, chilli ….

Garam masala, ginger, garlic, chilli ….

So, today the Grade 11’s made beautiful smells in the kitchen.  We tackled curry and it was very successfull. The curry we made today was very fragrant and had fresh ginger, gresh garlic, garam masala, chilli powder and coriander.   We ade the entire school’s mouths water and the Grade 11′ were very pleased with their curries.   Did you know[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Consumer Studies
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