High School

Science, up close and personal

Science, up close and personal

Our Physical Science students will be able to relish experiencing science in action when they visit Cape Town Science Centre.  The complexities of this subject stretch well beyond the boundaries of a classroom setting.  On Monday, 19 March our Grade 10, 11 and 12 scientists will be exploring interactive displays and a host of intriguing science experiments exhibited.  It promises[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 Physical Science

Practical Assessment Task – Computer Applications Technology

This week, the Grade 12 Computer Applications Technology students’ were issued with their official Practical Assessment Task. The IEB states: The Practical Assessment Task (PAT) is an assessment of the learner’s individual interaction with information and the way in which he or she presents that information. The information will finally be presented in a number of documents to communicate a[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 CAT
Information Technology Research Assignment

Information Technology Research Assignment

For the remainder of Term 1, the Grade 10 Information Technology students will be working on researching the history and technology behind multiprocessing, multitasking and multithreading. Each student has been assigned a section of work that they are responsible to research and compile. This section of work forms a core component (LO.1. – Hardware and Software) of their theory for[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 Information Technology
South Africa is an Interesting Place!

South Africa is an Interesting Place!

Did you know..? * The world’s first heart transplant was done in South Africa in 1967 by South African Dr Chris Barnard. * The only street in the world to house two Nobel Peace prize winners is in Soweto. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both have houses in Vilakazi Street in Soweto. * South Africa is the home of[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 Social Science
Using Technology Know-how.

Using Technology Know-how.

Suite Vollard in Brazil has constructed a rather unique building.  Each of the 11 floors can rotate 360 degrees, individually and in either direction.  When on the standard setting, each rotation takes one hour, but residents can change the speed at which their apartment turns.  And the apartments aren’t too expensive…to buy one you only need $300 000 (R2,279,920).

by March 7, 2012 Technology
Social Sciences in Action

Social Sciences in Action

On Wednesday, 7 March our Grade 9 class will be visiting Langa township, one of Cape Town’s oldest informal settlements.  This unique opportunity will touch on elements of History, Geography and appeal to the students’ sense of self and others.  The remnants of an era well-past are strongly evident and add meaning to the exploration of South Africa’s history.  It[Read More…]

by March 6, 2012 High School Principal
Did you know?

Did you know?

This week all my Gr 10 and Gr 11 Geography students will be presenting their oral presentations. The topic is “Did you know?” My favourite example around this topic is: “Did you know that Africa is as wide as it is long??” Ah ha…bet you, you didn’t! This is all because when we try to project the 3D world onto[Read More…]

by March 5, 2012 Geography
Live and let live…

Live and let live…

In Life Orientation we started off the year across all grades (9 – 11) looking at personal well-being and a healthy life style.  We discussed topics from a healthy diet, personal relationships through to drug abuse and discrimination. Students took part in fruitful discussions.  The Grade 11’s researched drug abuse and presented talk shows in class, discussing the problem.  They also made very[Read More…]

by March 3, 2012 Life Orientation
Art Start

Art Start

Welcome… Our new art blog should keep you up to date with what is happening in our art classes, from Grade 8 to Grade 12.  We have already finished a few very exciting projects.  Photographs will be uploaded shortly. Our Matrics are finishing off their first big year-work project over the course of this next week, whilst our Grade 8’s[Read More…]

by March 3, 2012 Visual Art
On this day (March 2nd) in history..

On this day (March 2nd) in history..

1. American Congress Abolishes the Importation of Slaves from Africa On this day in 1807, the United States Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves.  Although the law only went into effect on January 1st 1808, it did make it more difficult to import slaves from Africa.  On the other hand, it also lead plantation owners to emphasise[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Social Science