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Colour Influences How You Feel

Colour Influences How You Feel

The Grade 8 English class has been studying Visual Literacy (which basically means ‘Reading Pictures’).  We recently looked at how applying a colour filter changes the way you respond to a particular picture. When looking at a picture with a warm colour filter, such as red, orange or yellow; the picture triggers a comfortable or happy response in the viewer.[Read More…]

by March 14, 2012 English
A Festival of Humour and Talent

A Festival of Humour and Talent

Our One Act Play Festival offered a delightful evening’s entertainment for all. Mercedes Smith and Gemma Carosin directed ‘The Man from the South’, an adaptation from Roald Dahl’s short story repertoire. Jamie Blackwell directed ‘It’s such a mess’ a short story he personally developed over the course of this term. Both plays were unique in their demonstration of dramatic talents[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 High School Principal
Quick Joke – hehehehehehehhe

Quick Joke – hehehehehehehhe

Have you heard about COSATU’s new calendar? It goes January, February, March, March. March heherhehehehheheh

by March 13, 2012 Business Studies
Michael Porter

Michael Porter

Micahel Eugene Porter was born on 23 may 1947.  He is a leading authority on company strategy and competitiveness of countries.  Michael is the most cited author in the fields of Business and Economics, his main interest and areas of interest are company strategy.  He has recently turned his atttention to the field of Health Care Delivery in the USA[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Business Studies
Garam masala, ginger, garlic, chilli ….

Garam masala, ginger, garlic, chilli ….

So, today the Grade 11’s made beautiful smells in the kitchen.  We tackled curry and it was very successfull. The curry we made today was very fragrant and had fresh ginger, gresh garlic, garam masala, chilli powder and coriander.   We ade the entire school’s mouths water and the Grade 11′ were very pleased with their curries.   Did you know[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Consumer Studies
Chocolate – Food of the gods!!!

Chocolate – Food of the gods!!!

Last week the Grade 10 and 11’s worked with chocolate.  We made various sweets and discovered that chocolate is not always the easist substance to work with. Some very interesting facts about chocolate: More than twice as many women crave and eat chocolate as men do.  Chocolate produces the effects of a mild anti-depressant by increasing serotonin and endorphin levels[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Consumer Studies
6 Important Phrases to Remember

6 Important Phrases to Remember

The six most important words are: “I admit I made a mistake” The five most important words are: “ You did a good job” The four most important words are “ What is your opinion?” The three most important words are: “ If you please” The two most important words are: “ Thank you” The one most important word is:[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Life Orientation
How To Make Cheese At Home

How To Make Cheese At Home

The Grade 9 Technology class has been learning about the processes we can apply to food products to improve their value, longevity, taste and appearance.  Try this very easy cheese recipe and witness the changes for yourself! Ingredients 2 cups of milk 10 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juices Salt White pepper A knob of butter (or margarine) Sugar And a[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Technology
QUEEN appreciation & Makin’ some NOISE!!!

QUEEN appreciation & Makin’ some NOISE!!!

This week the Gr 9 Arts and Culture class will be watching a dvd of one of Queen’s live performances. It is part of our Music appreciation lesson! Today, the Gr 8’s had some time to practice Polyrhythms. We had great fun clappin, patting, stamping and clicking to different rhythms!

by March 12, 2012 Visual Art
Preparing for the Orators’ Competition

Preparing for the Orators’ Competition

After the preliminary round of speeches delivered to the class, we are now in the throes of final preparations for the BIG DAY: the formal Orators’ Competition to be held in the Sunvalley Group of Schools Hall on Wednesday 14 March. Right from earliest times, orators have been recognised as being a special breed: inspirational human beings, who access our[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 English