High School

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
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