High School

Self Knowledge – a coping skill for the adult world

Self Knowledge – a coping skill for the adult world

In order to create a life worth living, we need to know ourselves: our strengths and our weaknesses, what excites us and scares us to death, what are we passionate about and what would make us get out of bed in the morning. And, even though we have literally spent a lifetime with ourselves and we are today a sum total[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 High School, Life Orientation
Technology in Education: Then vs Now

Technology in Education: Then vs Now

Who said technology hasn’t changed the way we learn? Then: When I was at school the teacher wrote class notes on the chalkboard and used the overhead projectors to show printed notes or illustrations. Using an overhead projector in class Writing out maths equations on a chalkboard Now: At Silvermine we use different aspects of the latest educational technology to make sure that the learning experience[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 CAT, High School
STRANGE ANIMALS and INTERESTING PETS in Grade 8 Afrikaans

STRANGE ANIMALS and INTERESTING PETS in Grade 8 Afrikaans

The first theme for Term 2 in Grade 8 Afrikaans is animals. The kids loved the video clip of the donkey farmer who uses donkey milk to make skin products, ranging from anti-aging to eczema creams. They were charmed by the story in their comprehension test of the rescued donkey who had twin donkeys in Oudsthoorn. Their reading passage is[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 Afrikaans, High School
Inside the KIDNEY with the Grade 11’s

Inside the KIDNEY with the Grade 11’s

The Grade 11 Life Science class was very excited to perform their first proper dissection. Hopefully, there will be a few future doctors judging by the surgical procedures observed! All the students found the experience intriguing and their interest and enthusiasm was evident.

by April 20, 2018 High School, Life Science
Lady Liberty leads the French to Freedom!

Lady Liberty leads the French to Freedom!

Maxine, Josh and Dillon – our three intrepid Grade 10 historians – are discovering why the French Revolution is considered one of the most important events in history. Freedom of thought, belief and expression are freedoms often taken for granted. Yet, without the philosophers of the 18th Century, we may never have had these human principles realized. The events of[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 High School, History
End of Term 1 for Design

End of Term 1 for Design

Grade 11 Design students produced some very interesting ergonomic product design ideas.  A Package design accompanied each prototype.  A great start to the year grade 11!

by April 12, 2018 Design, High School
Poetry in (e)motion! Grade 8 Life Orientation

Poetry in (e)motion! Grade 8 Life Orientation

The Grade 8s were given the “scary” task (especially for some of the boys) of expressing an emotion of their choice in poetry form. We spoke about the use of colour, and describing situations to help depict and explain an emotion. I was incredibly impressed with the sincerity and depth shown by these new grade 8’s. They were open and[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 High School, Life Orientation
Is Anybody Listening? The Grade 8s focus on Saving our Oceans

Is Anybody Listening? The Grade 8s focus on Saving our Oceans

The Grade 8s have entered a competition to get your attention! Our oceans are in dire need of your protection. As an art project this term, we used recycled material to build a model that would send out a message to our community; each message is unique to the individual and requires the audience to analyze the deeper meaning behind[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 High School, Visual Art
Grade 10 Geography excursion to Jonkershoek

Grade 10 Geography excursion to Jonkershoek

These tree-hugging, nature-loving explorers went on their first Geography outing to the beautiful Jonkershoek Valley where they were led on a walk up the mountain by Geologist Peter van der Spuy and Nature Conservationist Steve Gildenhuys. It certainly was an awesome and worthwhile experience!        

by March 23, 2018 Geography, High School
Gr 11 career outing to Rocking the Future

Gr 11 career outing to Rocking the Future

The Grade 11’s recently went to Michael Oak Waldorf School where they attended the Rocking the Future career expo. This expo is presented by ISASA to expose learners to Tertiary Institutions aside from UCT, UWC and Maties.  Colleges such as Vega, AFDA and Open Window offer creative and design courses. The Animation School attracted quite some interest and the soccer[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 Afrikaans, High School