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Magical Movie Afternoons

Magical Movie Afternoons

The Matrics recently attended two movie afternoons where they were taken on a journey with Marilyn Monroe in My week with Marilyn and then watched the updated biopic stylings of David Fincher’s The Social Network. Both movies are part of the Grade 12 4th genre prescribed list and will be studied in detail using the critical eye of a film[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 English, High School
Puppets or Muppets? A Bit Of Both!!!

Puppets or Muppets? A Bit Of Both!!!

The Grade 9s were tasked to create their very own Puppet show in Arts and Culture this Term. Individually they were expected to create two of their own Puppet characters. Upon completion they were put into groups of four to five learners. In their groups they had to come up with a script that would incorporate all the individual characters[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 Design, High School, Visual Art
Painting like the impressionists

Painting like the impressionists

Grade 10 Visual Arts are embracing the impressionist style with ‘plein air’ paintings. Light and photography played a significant role in the creation of impressionist paintings . Grade 10’s ink observational drawings of trees shows interesting techniques and expression.

by February 21, 2019 High School, Visual Art
Successful monologues in Afrikaans.

Successful monologues in Afrikaans.

Riemvasmaak is a beautiful Afrikaans poem by Willie Adams that tells the story of a group of people who were forcibly removed from their land by the Apartheid government in 1975.  Even though the story of the people of Riemvasmaak started sadly, it has a happy ending as this community was one of the first to be relocated and today they[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 Afrikaans, 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