High School

Design in progress

In Design the Grade 10s are currently exploring the latest ideas and methods in use for Animation and Character Design. They have spent the previous week making realistic sketches of a subject that sparks their interest which they are then going to animate and eventually produce a ‘flip book’ animation or a ‘stop frame’ short film. Kaylin Pond and Aymie[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Design
Wirelessly enabled

Wirelessly enabled

Ronald Reagan once said, “There are no limits growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination and wonder.” As I have watched the lengthy technical process of cable, switch, network points and network cabinet installations I am aware of the reality of Reagan’s words. A task which was planned to take 11 weeks, enabling wireless connectivity over at[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 High School Principal
Interesting times!!

Interesting times!!

We are living in interesting times.  The petrol price has sky-rocketed, the cost of electricity has just gone up and now, Robert Mugabe might be very ill.  All these factors affect business in South Africa as they are in the Macro environment of a business.  As I always say in class “No business operates in isolation”.  All these external factors[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Business Studies
Student Responsibilities in the Classroom

Student Responsibilities in the Classroom

Students have the right to seize the responsibility for their own destiny and should be encouraged to do so. With every right comes responsibility! I have the responsibility to come to every class prepared to listen, to participate, and to learn. I have the responsibility to read the text carefully, noting important ideas and rephrasing concepts in my own words.[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Life Orientation
What will it be?

What will it be?

Analytical or Coordinate Geometry?  It does not matter which name you give it!  It deals with the study of geometry using the Cartesian Number Plane and is an algebraic approach to the study of geometry.  Analytical, or if you prefer, Coordinate Geometry “is widely used in physics and engineering, and is the foundation of most modern fields of geometry including[Read More…]

by April 11, 2012 Mathematics
What is Accounting?

What is Accounting?

Accounting focuses on measuring performance, and processing and communicating financial information about economic sectors. This discipline ensures that principles such as ethical behaviour, transparency and accountability are adhered to. It deals with the logical, systematic and accurate selection and recording of financial information and transactions, as well as the compilation, analysis, interpretation and communication of financial statements and managerial reports[Read More…]

by April 11, 2012 Accounting
What is Mathematical Literacy?

What is Mathematical Literacy?

The competencies developed through Mathematical Literacy allow individuals to make sense of, participate in and contribute to the twenty-first century world — a world characterised by numbers, numerically based arguments and data represented and misrepresented in a number of different ways. Such competencies include the ability to reason, make decisions, solve problems, manage resources, interpret information, schedule events and use[Read More…]

by April 11, 2012 Math Literacy
Books, books, books!

Books, books, books!

One of the treats in store for us this term is the wonderful selection of books we will be reading.  The Grade 12s are reading the magnificent but disturbing novel by Marc Behr, The Smell of Apples.  This novel is set right here in St James and the story is told in the innocent voice of the child narrator.  A[Read More…]

by April 11, 2012 English
The Native Commissioner by Shaun Johnson

The Native Commissioner by Shaun Johnson

The Native Commissioner, a powerful novel by South African author Shaun Johnson is being studied by the Grade 12s this year. The book tells the story of a simple South African family during the apartheid era.  The father, George Jameson, who has a talent for speaking African languages, gets a job as a Native Commissioner; essentially in charge of implementing[Read More…]

by April 11, 2012 English
Blessed Easter to all

Blessed Easter to all

Welcome back to Term 2! We have just finished the holidays with a long Easter weekend, during which Christians all over the world have celebrated the crucifiction and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The birth and crucifiction of Jesus has been one of the most often encountered themes in Visual Art during the ages.  This theme occurred especially during the Middle Ages and Renaissance when[Read More…]

by April 10, 2012 Visual Art