High School

Punctuation creates meaning!!!??

Punctuation creates meaning!!!??

Ask any English teacher marking her sixtieth essay just how VITAL the correct use of punctuation is. Not only do these seemingly insignificant little symbols provide clarity to writing, they are also responsible for interpretation of meaning. The Grade 11’s recently worked on some sentences which were entirely devoid of any punctuation. Let’s just say they found interpreting any meaning[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 English, High School, Uncategorized
Dishonoured cheques and the IMPACT on businesses…

Dishonoured cheques and the IMPACT on businesses…

#Cash Transactions #Source documents Issuing cheques is a very convenient method of making payments. What it requires is just writing the date, amount of money to be paid, the name of the person who is to be paid to and signature. Though it sounds very easy, there are plenty of cases where cheques are bounced. Just a single mistake can result in your cheque[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 Accounting, High School
Grade 12 Visual Art

Grade 12 Visual Art

End of term means submission times and deadlines for practical work for Visual Art and Design. Grade 12 Visual Art Students final submissions for  theme ‘Construct/Deconstruct represented some interesting concepts. This body of work consists of a Drawing as well as an Artwork . The Grade 12 Visual Art students will receive their IEB Topic at the end of the[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 High School, Visual Art
SBA? What is SBA?

SBA? What is SBA?

SBA – School Based Assessment.  Grade 12 students have the opportunity to write tests on sections of their work which then counts towards their final marks. SBAs cover smaller sections of the syllabus and at the same time expose the students to the type of questions they can expect in their end of year exams. Usually the students work through previous question papers and have[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 High School, Information Technology
Which side will the “x” be on in Linear Inequalities?

Which side will the “x” be on in Linear Inequalities?

The Grade 10 Mathematics students have recently been learning about Linear Inequalities. We have discovered that Inequalities are very similar to Equations but instead of finding just 1 or 2 solutions we can find infinitely many solutions to the problem. Also Inequalities contain a < or > sign whereas an Equation only has an = sign in the problem. For example[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 High School, Mathematics
… we pause for a well-deserved break from our Business Studies Curriculum

… we pause for a well-deserved break from our Business Studies Curriculum

  I am very pleased with the commitment and dedication shown to Business Studies by the Grade 12’s and so I decided that we needed a well-deserved pause.  We made ice-cream sundaes in class.  I brought the waffle cones and ice-cream and the class brought a variety of toppings.  The sundaes were custom made by Kirsten and Rebekah according to each[Read More…]

Community MURALS

Community MURALS

Over the course of this term, the Grade 9’s have been learning about the Origins of Graffiti. From Bubble Letters to Broadway Style, they had to adapt their new knowledge to create their very own welcome  mural for visitors passing through “their” Community. The result is a work-in-progress, however the full result will be up on the blog for all[Read More…]

by March 5, 2018 High School, Visual Art
“Mathematics is the music of reason.” James Joseph Sylvester

“Mathematics is the music of reason.” James Joseph Sylvester

Grade 8’s have begun the long, and hopefully fruitful journey of High School Mathematics (or Maths Literacy Grade 10-12). Some enter the Maths classroom with trepidation, sure they will stumble at the first request to find that illusive “x”. Others enter the classroom already defeated and sure there is nothing more they can possibly do to understand or enjoy Maths[Read More…]

by March 5, 2018 High School, Mathematics
Global Warming in Grade 10 Geography

Global Warming in Grade 10 Geography

The Grade 10s have been working very well together in their new Geography class. They have created amazing posters explaining what Global Warming is and how it is leading to Climate Change around the world.

by March 5, 2018 Geography, High School
Colour and Design

Colour and Design

The grade 10 design class is designing chocolate wrappers to entice all the senses. The brief:  to design an organic chocolate wrapper. I encouraged the students to use organic patterns and mixed colours that complements this brief that shows a radial composition.

by February 23, 2018 Design, High School