High School

DRAMA!

DRAMA!

Drama, drama DRAAAAAAMA!! This term, the Arts and Culture students will be studying Drama as part of the Learning Outcome in focus. We will start off the term with a shimmy and a shake and learn some warm-up exercises to stimulate all the senses! We will learn why warming up is so essential to any dramatic performance, and what it[Read More…]

by April 10, 2012 Visual Art
Sir Lowry’s Pass, A Short History

Sir Lowry’s Pass, A Short History

Sir Lowry’s Pass is a famous (by South African standards at least,) mountain pass between Somerset West and Grabouw.  It crosses the Hottentots-Holland mountain range on the stretch of the N2 commonly called the Garden Route.  The summit of the pass is at 450 metres. Sir Lowry’s Pass is an important link between the coastal areas of the Western Cape[Read More…]

by April 10, 2012 Social Science
Anything that floats!

Anything that floats!

What an excellent means of drawing students together, appealing to their competitive yet community building natures! Friday, 23 March saw our school’s Mentor Groups pooling their resources in an attempt to express their own unique and creative interpretations on structures they believe will float. The brief: design a structure, without the use of inflatables or body/surf boards which will transport[Read More…]

by March 30, 2012 High School Principal
ARTS AND CULTURE GRADE 8

ARTS AND CULTURE GRADE 8

    This week, the Grade 8 Culture class performed their own POLYRHYTHMS! The students were divided up into groups of four and had to compose four different rhythms to a steady beat. Each student in the group was responsible for either stamping, clapping, patting or clicking! What interesting and well put together rhythms we heard! The class had great[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Geography

What an experience!

The Physical Science students of Grade 10, 11 and 12 had the opportunity to experience some “real life Science” when they visited the Cape Town Science Centre on Monday. A harp without strings – but the music is so sweet – A ball that drifts in the air Mirrors of all shapes and sizes which reflect the strangest images An[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Physical Science

Social and Ethical Issues – Computer Applications Technology Assignment

Ethical dilemmas have risen in number and intensity with the increasing dependence of contemporary society on computers and computer networks. Despite the proliferation of expert remedies, viable solutions to computer security issues remain too elusive, and society continues to suffer at the hands of cyber criminals, vandals, and hackers. – Social and Ethical Issues in the Information Age (ISBN 978-1-84996-037-3)[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 CAT
Grade 9 Outing To Langa

Grade 9 Outing To Langa

On Tuesday the Grade 9 Social Science class went on an outing to Langa.  It was a very interesting experience.  We saw how the people of Langa have rallied to create employment at the Community Centre.  We also saw many examples of Xhosa culture; from their local beer (umqombothi) to smileys (braaied sheep heads) and an African physician. From a[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Social Science
Vriendelike Paasgroete

Vriendelike Paasgroete

Hiermee wens ons al ons Silvermine familielede ‘n gelukkige en veilige Paasvakansie toe. (We herewith wish all our Silvermine family members a happy and safe Easter Holiday.)

by March 22, 2012 Afrikaans
Silvermine Academy Making a Difference

Silvermine Academy Making a Difference

We are proud to announce that two of our Grade 10’s, Kaylin Pond and Aymee Greenwood have made it through to the second stage of the Woolworths Making a Difference Through Design Competition. Keep up the good work ladies!  

by March 22, 2012 Design
Alternative Periodic Tables

Alternative Periodic Tables

Once again the learners put their most creative foot forward, producing more stunning examples of alternative periodic tables. Megan of course had the periodic table of eventers, whilst  Samantha had a play on words with the periodic table of Elemutts, a collection of the worlds dog breeds. Dario and Dylan made one for every red blooded stereotypical south African man.[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 Physical Science