High School

‘Khan’ we do our Mathematics?

‘Khan’ we do our Mathematics?

Mathematics can be a very challenging subject for many students. Fear not, help is here, in the form of many websites that not only offer written explanations, but often offer revision work as well. Here are some links to some of my favourite ones: The Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization, created in 2006 by[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Mathematics
Grade 9 Natural Science

Grade 9 Natural Science

In Grade 9 this term we have spent a lot of time investigating the amazing Periodic Table. It is a phenomenal fact that the entire universe is made of just 118 things. The amount of order and structure in the table is also remarkable with both the rows and columns showing the structure of the atoms. In order to help[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Natural Science
Visuele Letterkunde en Praat Boeke

Visuele Letterkunde en Praat Boeke

Ons het ‘n bietjie visuele letterkunde in Afrikaans gestudeer. Dit was a goeie voorbeeld van groepwerk en meeste grade het dit baie geniet.     Graad Neges! – Binnekort sal julle na ‘n voorlessing van julle voorgeskrewe boek, Aliens en Engele, kan luister. El sal vir julle laat weet wanneer jy die Praat Boek op die internet kan kry.  [Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Afrikaans

Design Indaba

The annual hosting of the Design Indaba at CTICC is focused around stimulating and sharing within a range of creative communities.  Three words are brought into play…’Inspire Interact Indulge’.  Graphic designers like Paul Sahre who established his own studio in New York in 1997 and local, Heinrich Wolff, an architect who engages intently with ‘innovation in architecture at times of[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Design
CULTURE VULTURE!

CULTURE VULTURE!

This term, the Grade 8 class focused on and studied Pop Culture in South Africa. We looked at what things tie us together and make us call ourselves proudly South African! We listened to and discussed a famous call and response song like “Shosholoza” and what feelings are evoked when we listen to it; especially at sporting events like the[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Visual Art
History ‘Meet and Greet’ at the Promotion Evening

History ‘Meet and Greet’ at the Promotion Evening

The Grade 10 History students did a wonderful job of hosting parents and visitors to their History  classroom during the Promotion Evening.  Kaylin Pond, Aymie Greenwood, Mercedes Smith and Tristan Ewing gave up their evening at home to show visitors around our History venue. The students talked about the class “Horrible History” research projects and spoke convincingly about why they enjoy History. [Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 History
07 March 2012 goes down in history!

07 March 2012 goes down in history!

The mass action that took place yesterday, 07 March 2012 (that I had mentioned in my previous blog) attracted an estimated 80 000 people.  There have been no reports of violence to date!! The strikes affected the ports of Durban and Cape Town and the production and delivery sectors of the economy most adversely.   Members of the clothing and textile,[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Business Studies
The Sun Spits Solar Flares Somewhere Soon!

The Sun Spits Solar Flares Somewhere Soon!

Yesterday evening there were two incredibly strong solar flares which caused the surface of the sun to shake!  These flares also resulted in a “big blob of magnetised material” to be shot off towards Earth! This is going to result in electricity flickering, GPS settings getting reset and generally affecting the electrical currents on Earth.  They will also produce some[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Social Science

One Act Play Festival

It is time to celebrate the dramatic flair, expressions and talents of our Silvermine Academy students with our One Act Play Festival.  Set to take place on Friday, 9 March in the Sun Valley Group of Schools’ Hall, with two directors, Mercedes Smith and Jamie Blackwell, prepared to showcase the efforts of their creativity for all.  Each performance will be[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 High School Principal

Map Projections

Our Grade 12 Geographers have recently completed their study of Mapwork skills and techniques.  Whilst a very logical and practical component of their course work, abstract elements of transfer from 3D to 2D and distance conversions are not free of problematic formulae and methods. This video proved very helpful for developing one’s understanding of the transfer of information from 3D[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 High School Principal