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The value of an overseas tour

The value of an overseas tour

Recently a group of Silvermine students had the privilege of visiting the Netherlands. Reflecting on why it is valuable is an interesting exercise. The opportunity to visit historic places that dates back way before South Africa was even first colonised, is amazing. Visiting the Rijks museum and being able to see the work of great artists like Vermeer, Van Gogh[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Afrikaans, High School
Buying power of the Rand

Buying power of the Rand

Sometimes people travelling to other countries say that things are more/less expensive. These people are mistakenly only converting the price to rand to see which is more/less expensive. This apparent “more/less expensive” situation is a lure. The correct way is to look at the cost of living and buying power. The buying power of a currency is what things cost[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 High School, Math Literacy

More fantastic than Federer!

It may not be as clear from these few photos, but disciplined tennis training has begun at Silvermine Academy. Don’t be fooled by the smiles, this was not a game anymore…. It was awesome to see 21 teenagers of varied abilities all enjoying time out on the court. That is to say the students spent time on the court…the ball spent[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 High School
Ocean Sustainability in Grade 10 Geography

Ocean Sustainability in Grade 10 Geography

The Grade 10s have been researching and learning about the importance of our oceans. Not only do our oceans provide us with oxygen, food and are a source of energy; but they are also an important habitat for a wide variety of beautiful creatures. It is therefore extremely important that we protect our oceans by preventing ocean pollution and over-fishing[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Geography, High School
Building models in Grade 11 Geography

Building models in Grade 11 Geography

The Grade 11 geographers are celebrating a successful Term 3 by having some fun building models of the various landforms they have learnt about such as volcanoes and tors. As their final year of school approaches, it is important for them to not forget to take necessary breaks to have some fun and acknowledge their hard work.

by September 19, 2019 Geography, High School
Another ‘last time’ for grade 12 design

Another ‘last time’ for grade 12 design

The matric design students have now embarked on another ‘last time’ significant design practical as they log their final for their 24 hour IEB exam practical. Each student has to complete a series of final products for their practical IEB design exam under the theme of ‘De-Othering’. This includes a variety of design solutions to ‘de-other’ in our society.

by September 8, 2019 Design, High School
Researching the Causes of Conflict in the Middle East

Researching the Causes of Conflict in the Middle East

The Grade 11s are doing their annual research task and this year they are researching the rise of Nationalism in the Middle East and how this has lead to the multiple conflicts that have been witnessed in the area throughout the last 100 years. This research task has lead on from a discussion about positive and negative eugenics in Nazi[Read More…]

by September 8, 2019 High School, History
Grade 8 venture into the wilderness!

Grade 8 venture into the wilderness!

We left the classroom walls behind us and headed into the neighbourhood. It was not long before we encountered our first obstacle… treacherous, freshly dug landscape for what witnesses are calling “Fibre Cables”. They were no match for the Grade 8’s determination for adventure. We continued our way through the back streets of Sun Valley until we came upon our[Read More…]

by September 8, 2019 High School, Life Orientation
Technology and Practical: win-win situation

Technology and Practical: win-win situation

This term the Grade 11 Life Science students have been working very hard on their research and practical skills, in preparation for their Grade 12 portfolios. It is always good to take a break from formal, theory lessons!              

by September 8, 2019 High School, Life Science
Cleaning up our environment!

Cleaning up our environment!

Recently, the Grade 10’s and 11’s did a clean-up of the area between the railway and the street just past Glencairn Beach. We wanted to invest our time and effort in our immediate environment, to take responsibility for our beaches and to serve our community. Our aim was to remove as much plastic as possible from this area to prevent[Read More…]

by September 8, 2019 High School, Interact