High School

Informal Trading Investigation

Informal Trading Investigation

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Informal Trading constitute the heart of the economic prospect of most countries. In those countries, they play an important economic and social role by means of their input to the creation of wealth and jobs (Hallberg, 2000). South Africa is not immune to these realities given they represent 34% of the GDP (The Banking Association[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 Accounting, High School
The shape of you….Grade 9 Natural Sciences

The shape of you….Grade 9 Natural Sciences

How does my body work? Have you ever read those books? The Grade 9s hadn’t either so we went about trying to understand how this body of ours, in the most simplistic way, works to keep us alive. Each group was assigned a system within the body to research and then present to the class in an interactive and informative[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 High School, Natural Science
And now we are in Grade 10 – doing what we love!

And now we are in Grade 10 – doing what we love!

The Grade 10 Information Technology students came into class, chose their seats and then waited for the next instruction. It’s a small cozy classroom with “no place to hide.” They started with the basics of input, processing, output and storage and before they realized, they were coding odd little programs that were most rewarding. The satisfaction of creating an object and[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 High School, Information Technology
Welcome Grade 10’s… to Computer Applications Technology

Welcome Grade 10’s… to Computer Applications Technology

The Grade 10 CAT class has been very busy lately. We’ve learnt all about the computer information processing cycle as well as the different types of computer hardware and software that are available. We’ve spent time going into the Computer Lab and setting up our individual computer profiles as well as familiarising ourselves with the GUI of the desktop and the different Microsoft packages[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 CAT, High School
Chicken wings please…

Chicken wings please…

Recently, the Grade 11 Life Science class dissected a chicken wing to investigate the similarities in the bones of the human arm and the chicken wing. They investigated the joint and structures like cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscle tissue. After initial “oohs” and “ahhs” everybody did a fine job!  

by February 14, 2019 High School, Life Science
An Invention That Changed The World

An Invention That Changed The World

In Social Sciences, the Grade 8s are learning about the Industrial Revolution. And what an eye-opener it has been to find out how simple machines such as the Spinning-Jenny and Steam Engine helped to catapult society from an agricultural lifestyle into a world with cities and technologies beyond our wildest dreams. In class, they were tasked to think of any[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 High School, Social Science
Grade 9s investigate Afrikaans contemporary music

Grade 9s investigate Afrikaans contemporary music

In the first few weeks of the term the Grade 9s have been learning about some Afrikaans contemporary artists like Karen Zoid, Francois van Coke and Arno Carstens.  They have enjoyed discovering how many SAMA awards our own Arno Carstens have won and that he lives in the Valley.  Some learners bumped into him and relayed their experiences with great[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 Afrikaans, High School
All things Geography in Grade 10

All things Geography in Grade 10

The very enthusiastic class of Grade 10 Geographers have started Term 1 with enthusiasm and energy. They have already covered getting to know our provinces to teaching each other about global warming. Every day is a day of fun and learning and they are growing their knowledge and passion for our wonderful world.  

by February 7, 2019 Geography, High School

IEB news 2019

After attending another informative IEB Principals Conference, I felt that a blog was a good way to keep everybody informed of the changes happening that could affect your child’s school career. Firstly, what is the IEB?  The IEB is the Independent Examinations Board and is the examining body whose NSC papers are written by the Grade 12s at the end[Read More…]

by January 31, 2019 High School
Embracing our first introduction to Design and Art

Embracing our first introduction to Design and Art

Grade 10 Art and Design students have plunged wholeheartedly into all that the creative possibilities that their new subject choices can possibly offer. Visual Arts created sculptures as a dedication to the artwork and sculptures of the Artist Paul du Toit. Design students explored the possibilities of foreground and back ground perspectives as they learn more about the elements of[Read More…]