High School

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
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