High School Principal

Consider this before the Matric exams start!

Consider this before the Matric exams start!

During the Prelims the Matric class have had this time to get used to the procedure and familiarise themselves with their invigilator, Mrs Christine Didcott. Mrs Didcott has been trained by the IEB on all aspects of invigilation during the sitting of the National Senior Certificate. She has held this post at Silvermine for a number of years. Her insight,[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 High School Principal
Tourism takes to the air.

Tourism takes to the air.

The Grade 10 Tourism students thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Cape Town International. They have been learning about air and sea access to our amazing country and exploring the gateway to the Western Cape was a tangible experience. Staff at the airport were so welcoming and led the boys through the departure process, explaining the vastness of the Tourism Industry.[Read More…]

by August 23, 2014 High School Principal
The journey to 2015

The journey to 2015

It is hard to believe that we are in the seventh month of 2014. For some students the road to 2015 is going to require a lot of effort. Fortunately you are not on your own, the teachers are on standby to assist. I have included the Homework Roster for Term 3. Please sign up for a class daily or[Read More…]

by July 24, 2014 High School Principal
The Pressure is on for the Matrics

The Pressure is on for the Matrics

Our mid-year assessments come to an end tomorrow. The Matric class will finish off by writing an IEB English Common Assessment Task paper which counts towards their final results. The pressure is on! The lazy Summer days do indeed seem to be a thing of the past as the Prelims and Final exams are on the horizon. And there is[Read More…]

by June 12, 2014 High School Principal
SMA: Principal – Silvermine ready to WOW at the World Cup

SMA: Principal – Silvermine ready to WOW at the World Cup

One of the Silvermine Academy Grade 11 students, Carl van Rensburg, has been selected to represent South Africa at the Soccer World Cup in Brazil, in June. Carl was selected when the Silvermine Academy Soccer team played in the nationals of the Coke Challenge at the end of 2013. He was one of only 3 Western Cape players chosen. Coke[Read More…]

by May 21, 2014 High School Principal
SMA: Principal – Taking a break

SMA: Principal – Taking a break

by May 14, 2014 High School Principal
SMA: Principal – Mid-year Assessment Timetable

SMA: Principal – Mid-year Assessment Timetable

The mid-year assessments are on the horizon. The Silvermine staff have worked tirelessly in the past few weeks to set up the examinations papers, study timetables and what-to-study guides. These mid-year results are crucial for the Matric students as they form part of their final portfolios which count towards 25% of their end of year marks. Many students will present[Read More…]

by May 8, 2014 High School Principal
SMA: Principal – Focusing on homework

SMA: Principal – Focusing on homework

Ms Elkington is cracking the whip and ensuring that homework classes are meaningful, focused and planned. The students can choose from up to five teachers which class they would like to attend, four days a week. The students need to sign up to attend the class beforehand and the numbers are limited to ensure maximum effectiveness.        [Read More…]

by April 23, 2014 High School Principal
SMA: Principal – Reading is the key to success

SMA: Principal – Reading is the key to success

Some of the happiest memories from my childhood revolve around books and trips to the library. Of course this was in the dark ages before television hit South Africa. From an early age I remember the opening lines….In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. Of course you may[Read More…]

by April 16, 2014 High School Principal
SMA: Principal – Term Two alive with possibility

SMA: Principal – Term Two alive with possibility

Term Two begins with more of a whimper than a bang as it is so difficult to gain momentum and keep in a routine with all the public holidays on the horizon. The staff at Silvermine Academy came back fired up for this, the mid year exam, term. After a busy first day of class preparation, exam time table scrutiny[Read More…]

by April 9, 2014 High School Principal