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Grade 12 Art Yearwork Construct/Decontstruct

Grade 12 Art Yearwork Construct/Decontstruct

The present Grade 12 Visual Art students ended 2017 with glance into the past and they are using the inspiration of the Red Hill Ruins as part of their Construct /Deconstruct Topic for their Yearwork Drawings and Artwork for 2018. Redhill ruins forms part of the history of forced removals and the Visual Art students spent a day capturing these[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 High School, Visual Art
New beginnings

New beginnings

It’s a new year and for the Grade 8’s, a new beginning. High school, and 45 minutes a day of  Afrikaans, may be daunting for many students.  The biggest fear I hear from the Grade 8’s is: “I am not good at Afrikaans,”  or “I really struggle to understand Afrikaans.” The good news is that this is a new beginning and a[Read More…]

by February 1, 2018 Afrikaans, High School
News Beginnings in Mathematical Literacy grade 10

News Beginnings in Mathematical Literacy grade 10

The academic year has officially been launched. The students are relaxed and very optimistic. One of them told me this morning: “I will achieve 100% in Mathematical Literacy”. I am privileged to have them in my class and promised to do everything possible to make their moment in my class enjoyable. Welcome to the Maths Lit bubble …

by February 1, 2018 High School, Math Literacy
Good Company In The Sun

Good Company In The Sun

The grade 8’s have settled in soundly and enjoyed making new friendships over the last two weeks at Silvermine Academy. Group work is a fundamental component to learning, and during this exercise the grade 8’s were expected to work together to accomplish a daunting work load. Each learner invited the responsibility of their role and performed brilliantly when reporting back to[Read More…]

by February 1, 2018 English, High School
Hold on tight! This year will be over in a flash.

Hold on tight! This year will be over in a flash.

We wasted no time and started with chapter 1. All the Information Technology terminology from Grade 11 was upon us: Did we actually have a holiday? It all seemed so long ago, those lazy summer days of sleeping late and relaxing. No place to hide in a class of two: the questions needed answers (these were not rhetorical questions). It[Read More…]

by January 29, 2018 High School, Information Technology
An EXCEL-lent start to CAT

An EXCEL-lent start to CAT

The Grade 10 CAT class have made a cracking start to the year. We’ve already learnt all about the computer information processing cycle as well as the different types of computers that you can get. We spent time this week going to the Computer Lab and setting up our individual computer profiles as well as familiarising ourselves with the desktop and the different[Read More…]

by January 29, 2018 CAT, High School
And we start 2018 with a culinary BANG!

And we start 2018 with a culinary BANG!

The Grade 11’s had their first practical of 2018 today and it was a great success.  I always tell them that their first practical is a time for them to show off and show me what they can do.  Rachel made chicken skewers and a Thai inspired peanut butter dipping sauce and baked garlicky broccoli.  Findlay made Chicken Milanese with[Read More…]

Silvermine Academy’s trio of historians!

Silvermine Academy’s trio of historians!

“All empires fall, eventually. It is the way of things” -Erin Morgenstern The Grade 10’s tackled their first lesson of  History with great gusto. Our focus for the next few lessons will be on the rise and fall of The Ming Dynasty – first established under Emperor Hongwu. The students are fascinated by the power the Emperor and the dynasty[Read More…]

by January 29, 2018 History
Population Pyramids in Grade 10 Geography

Population Pyramids in Grade 10 Geography

This term the Grade 10’s learnt about Population Geography and got some hands-on experience learning about the different structures of populations by creating Population Pyramids using Lego.

by November 27, 2017 Geography, High School

Batten down the hatches…exams are upon us!

The countdown has begun. Five teaching days left till our final exams of the year begin for grade 8-11. And with the exams approaching, so the amount of learners attending Study Classes sees an increase. Study classes are a great way for small groups of learners to get focused help where it is needed. Learners who have joined our school[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 High School