High School Principal

SMA: Principal – Holidays and the One Research Task Project

SMA: Principal – Holidays and the One Research Task Project

Why is it that holidays never happen soon enough or last as long as you want them to last? Tomorrow Silvermine Academy breaks up for 10 days….yes, 10 days. We come back to school on Tuesday, 8 April for the second term. The first few weeks of the term are short weeks and then on Friday, 25 April we have[Read More…]

by March 27, 2014 High School Principal
Hook, line and sinker…Liam is a champ!

Hook, line and sinker…Liam is a champ!

Liam Bartnicke, a Grade 10 student at Silvermine Academy, took part in the National Angling competition. He achieved 4th place overall. The Western Province team came second.  

by March 18, 2014 High School Principal
The greatest gift you can give a child is a…

The greatest gift you can give a child is a…

Towards the middle of last week I attended a talk by Dr Melodie de Jager on Learning Readiness and School Readiness. It is such a privilege to learn from her, and one never fails to learn! I learned that Learning Readiness begins at birth and means that children can perform age appropriately. They begin by developing physically and then language[Read More…]

by March 11, 2014 High School Principal
Focused homework assistance

Focused homework assistance

The homework classes at Silvermine Academy have gone up a notch in intensity and focus in 2014. We now run homework classes from Monday to Thursday, 14.45 to 16.00. There are a number of teachers on duty each day. Students can sign up for assistance in a specific subject or they can attend a general class. Please encourage your child[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 High School Principal
Are YOU looking for a High School?

Are YOU looking for a High School?

Silvermine Academy offers all the core subjects for Grade 8 and 9. We offer small classes in which we are able interact closely with our students. From Grade 10 the students select pathways which may include: Mathematics or Maths Literacy, Physical Science, Life Science, Business Studies, Hospitality, History, Geography, Accounting, Computer Applications Technology, Information Technology, Design and Visual Art. These[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 High School Principal
Be my Valentine

Be my Valentine

The Grade 11s hosted a Valentine Dance for the Grade 6 and 7 students from Sun Valley Primary. The event was well supported and SMA Staff and Grade 11 students needed their weekend by the end of the evening. Mrs Lauder-Simelane reports that the level of energy was high and the behaviour was great. Thank you to everyone who assisted[Read More…]

by February 17, 2014 High School Principal
The Silvermine students enjoy their annual sojourn to Maynardville

The Silvermine students enjoy their annual sojourn to Maynardville

We had perfect weather for our annual attendance at Maynardville. After a very relaxed and enjoyable picnic on the lawns we entered the unique open air theatre for the production of Richard 111. The play was very gripping and left us on the edge of our seats as we followed the evil plotting of this infamous king. A few students[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 High School Principal
Coffee and chocolates on the Silvermine Academy campus

Coffee and chocolates on the Silvermine Academy campus

Last week the Sun Valley Group of Schools hosted the annual UBUNTU Dinner. The UBUNTU Soccer Academy invite business men and woman to this dinner to showcase the work they are doing. The evening kicked of with a few soccer matches and then moved into the hall for the formal dinner. After dinner the guests moved over to the Silvermine[Read More…]

by February 10, 2014 High School Principal
Matric 2014 Striving for Success

Matric 2014 Striving for Success

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue and excellence, but rather we we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”    – Aristotle We concluded our Back to School nights with an evening for the[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 High School Principal
New staff at Silvermine Academy

New staff at Silvermine Academy

Introducing our new staff members for 2014. Welcome! Mrs Amy Keller who will be teaching History to Grade 10, 11 and 12. Ms Jenna Diamond will teach English from Grade 8 to 12. Mrs Botha will teach Afrikaans from Grade 8 to 12.

by January 15, 2014 High School Principal