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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
The Evolution of a Logo

The Evolution of a Logo

Coca Cola Did you know the Coke logo has remained virtually unchanged since it was first designed in the early 1900s?  The distinctive font, Spencerian Script was chosen because it was popular in America at the time.  The flowing nature of the font, coupled with the alliterative ‘c’-sound in the product’s name, gives Coca Cola a warm, friendly feeling. Pepsi[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 Technology
Our Grade 11’s Accessorise!

Our Grade 11’s Accessorise!

At present, our Grade 11’s are hard at work on their latest project entitled “Accessories,” where they are required to design a larger-than-life runway accessory. We wait in anticipation for their finished products!

by March 20, 2012 Design
Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

21 March is a day for reflection: it was on this day in 1960 that the police shot dead 69 protestors gathered around the Sharpeville police station in a peaceful protest against the hated pass laws.  Most of the 69 were shot in the back as they fled the police bullets.  Over 180 protestors were injured.  No-one was held accountable[Read More…]

by March 20, 2012 History
Whopping fuel price increase of 61c per litre due in April!

Whopping fuel price increase of 61c per litre due in April!

It has been announced that the price of fuel will be increasing by a whopping 61c per litre as of 01 April 2012.  And NO, this is not an April Fool’s joke!  The price is increasing to to an increase in the fuel levy taking effect as well a possible pipeline tarriff hike.   This increase will possibly have a[Read More…]

by March 20, 2012 Business Studies
Practical Design

Practical Design

This term the Grade 8s have been learning about Design elements technology.  We have been discussing a lot of theory, so I thought it would be interesting to see some examples of ‘design in practice’. I discovered something quite interesting.  There are two iconic recruitment posters from the last century, one featuring Lord Kitchener (British) and one featuring Uncle Sam[Read More…]

by March 20, 2012 Technology
Movie week

Movie week

In Life Orientation we have declared this week movie week.  In grades 9 to 11 we are watching movies related to the themes which have been discussed over the course of this first term.  Some aspects of their learning material will be gain emphasis and meaning for our students.  Following completion of their viewing schedule each film will be discussed[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Life Orientation
Mathematical Literacy: Designated subject?

Mathematical Literacy: Designated subject?

Students who have recently joined the Mathematical Literacy classes find that the work covered is still challenging enough to engage them.  They have also noted that at least they can understand the work done as opposed to years of suffering when attempting Mathematics.  Mathematical Literacy is a recognised subject by all universities  and students can still entertain a wide variety[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Math Literacy
Innovative, digitally-aware forward thinking!

Innovative, digitally-aware forward thinking!

This perfectly sums up an initiative spearheaded by Mark Horner. A 35 year old whose vision for supporting sourcing access to quality textbooks for all, began in 2002. Working with graduates from the University of Cape Town his project developed into this phenomenal initiative. Visit the Siyavula websites to catch a glimpse of these great resources!

by March 19, 2012 High School Principal