High School

Exploring our history through Afrikaans Poetry

Exploring our history through Afrikaans Poetry

The Grade 10’s recently looked at the poem, Riemvasmaak by Peter Snyders. Riemvasmaak is a settlement in the Northern Cape where people were forcibly removed to make way for a military testing site until 1994, when a process of land restitution allowed the return of families and communities.  The poem explores the emotions that the people of Riemvasmaak experienced during the[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 Afrikaans, High School

Managing our Economics…it’s a Science!

The Grade 8’s love EMS….well, they love money and that’s almost the same thing! We have arrived at the place in our curriculum where the Grades 8’s have started analysing transactions and preparing Cash Receipts Journals and Cash Payments Journals. Fun times in EMS class! Although EMS is not everyone’s favourite subject, there is pure joy when the jolly bank[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 Accounting, High School
Understanding where people live in Grade 10 Geography

Understanding where people live in Grade 10 Geography

The Grade 10 Geographers created some beautiful thematic maps of South Africa which they then cross-referenced to identify patterns and explain why people live where they do. Awesome work!

by September 1, 2017 Geography, High School
Bridging the Gap in Grade 9 Technology!

Bridging the Gap in Grade 9 Technology!

The Community of Jabulani live on the far side of the Umzinduzi River and have no real access to the city. The Grade 9’s have been tasked to build a bridge in order to help the Jabulani community access the city for work and school purposes. The competition is real. Only one bridge will be accepted by the council. We are[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 High School, Technology
The “why’s” of Cost Accounting…

The “why’s” of Cost Accounting…

The Grade 11 Accounting students recently started a core section of their curriculum known as Cost Accounting. During the coming weeks we will unfold the mystery of cost in general, particularly when related to a manufacturing business. The production cost per unit being central in any manufacturing concern, it becomes a necessity to clearly understand the production cycle and the[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 Accounting, High School
Investigating photosynthesis in Life Sciences Grade 10

Investigating photosynthesis in Life Sciences Grade 10

After studying the process of photosynthesis intensely, the Grade 10 Life Sciences class did a practical investigation on the effect that different environmental factors have on the process of photosynthesis of a plant. Different plants were first placed into different environments and left over the weekend. Two plants with different types of leaves were put in a dark box, therefore no radiant[Read More…]

by August 24, 2017 High School, Life Science
Mission for the future leaves a trail of Reputation

Mission for the future leaves a trail of Reputation

What is life if you have no purpose? We looked at the analogy of the little boat: the bow cuts into the water opening the way forward and the stern leaves a wake behind it. A Mission Statement for a company or individual gives the entity a purpose to forge on ahead leaving a trail of “Reputation.” The Grade 12[Read More…]

by August 24, 2017 High School, Information Technology
All good things must come to an end in Business Studies

All good things must come to an end in Business Studies

The Grade 12 Curriculum is completed; only 1 piece of portfolio work due and the end is truly in sight.  All that now remains is the consolidation of 3 years of daily input.  And that is the toughest part.  It takes determination, organisation and self-discipline.  Grade 12’s you have all the resources necessary to make a great success of your school[Read More…]

Probability: What are my chances?

Probability: What are my chances?

Have you ever wondered as you look out your window what the chances are that it is going to rain that day? Or what is the possibility of me winning the Lotto? These questions and more can be theoretically answered through the study of Probability. Our Grade 11’s are busy working through this section at the moment in Mathematics. In[Read More…]

by August 24, 2017 High School, Mathematics
The last hurdle in Afrikaans before FINALS!

The last hurdle in Afrikaans before FINALS!

The Grade 12’s are finishing off their last work and assessments before the Preliminary Exams start in a week.  A process writing essay is one of the last tasks that needs to be completed for their written portfolio.  Creative writing can be challenging for First Additional Language students so being able to use a dictionary and language notes when writing[Read More…]

by August 23, 2017 Afrikaans, High School