High School

‘Something Old , Something New’ in Grade 11 Design

‘Something Old , Something New’ in Grade 11 Design

The Grade 11 Visual Art students are embarking on a journey back in time to explore the History of Photography as part of our studies on Impressionism and the influence of Photography on art in the 1900’s. This great discovery of the late 1800’s, and the first latent image by Joseph Niepce, are celebrated this term as we experiment with[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 Design, High School
“Jy dink jy’s cooler as ekke”??

“Jy dink jy’s cooler as ekke”??

This term the Grade 10’s started with a theme on Afrikaans rappers.  The first rapper that we are looking at is the very popular Jack Parow of “Cooler as ekke” fame. They were introduced to this colourful rapper by studying an article about him as a comprehension test. Today they did a listening exercise with a difference!  They watched an[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 Afrikaans, High School
The Purpose of POETRY in Grade 12

The Purpose of POETRY in Grade 12

Themes The IEB have designed a challenging set of tasks this year for our Common Assessment Task, or CAT. The focus is Poetry, and the wider role it plays in our lives. Our Silvermine matrics are required to select a theme and search for relevant and authentic poetry based on the theme in its broadest sense. Not a simple task[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 English, High School
Grade 11 Geography cartographers in the making!

Grade 11 Geography cartographers in the making!

The Grade 11s practiced their topographic mapwork skills this week, learning about how to identify landforms like valleys and ridges. They are now able to tell you how Sun Valley is a very unique valley that extends from the Indian to the Atlantic Ocean and was once a channel separating islands off the African mainland. These Grade 11s students are so enthusiastic[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 Geography, High School
Money, money, money….it’s not funny when it comes to Maths!

Money, money, money….it’s not funny when it comes to Maths!

We have reached financial Maths in Grade 9 and there was such excitement from the students!… 🙂 It was a bit of a brain stretch to grasp the concept of Simple and Compound Interest.  Then to try and apply that knowledge to financial problems while having the choice of MILLIONS of formula’s (actually only 7) …,well that was one step too[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 High School, Mathematics
EXPLORING the many uses of Microsoft Access Databases

EXPLORING the many uses of Microsoft Access Databases

Databases are widely used throughout the world. Clothing stores have massive databases in which they keep records such as the prices of items and the amount of items in stock. Even schools use a database to keep track of all the learners records including results and contact details. This week the Grade 11 CAT students have been learning how to restrict[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 CAT, High School
A GREAT start to Term 2 Consumer Studies!

A GREAT start to Term 2 Consumer Studies!

Term 2 kicked off with a great practical.  Rachel chose an interesting salad for us to try. The chicken was marinated overnight in Mustard, garlic and honey.  It was then stir fried during the lesson.  Avocado, corn, salad leaves, bacon and cherry tomatoes were mixed and the chicken was placed on top. A dressing was made and drizzled over the[Read More…]

Seen AND heard in Grade 11 Life Sciences

Seen AND heard in Grade 11 Life Sciences

We have been studying two receptors in Grade 11 Life Sciences: the eye and the ear. These receptors convey information regarding the environment to the brain. This section forms part of the Human Nervous System. Zeze, Kirsten and Paige In the nervous system, receptors activate our response to external or internal stimuli from the environment. When these receptors are activated, nerve impulses travel through[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 High School, Life Science
Irresistible MOVEMENT in Mathematical Literacy

Irresistible MOVEMENT in Mathematical Literacy

After an intense Mathematical Literacy period with the Grade 10s on household financial documents, we took a short break, which turned out to be a vital part of the learning. The students had an opportunity to stretch, run, and laugh and were energised and ready for the following period. During this down time the brain processes the content covered and embeds vital[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 High School, Math Literacy

Natural Science: Groundbreaking or Beer-making?

Our Grade 8’s had a chance to test out their science skills in their first ever, proper, high school science experiment! It had some exciting results. Not least of which was one experiment exploding in the fridge…rather a smelly mess! The Grade 8s were given instructions to go about proving an hypothesis and recording their results. The hypothesis was that that[Read More…]

by April 17, 2017 High School, Physical Science