Interact

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

During the last term of 2016 the Silvermine Interact Club decided to do one last project. We involved the entire school and collected items to fill Christmas gift bags for the Sunset Retirement Centre in Muizenberg. On Monday, 5 December, Cailin Howell and Skye Slack delivered (even though they were already on holiday) the parcels to the centre. Thank you very much, Silvermine students, for[Read More…]

by December 5, 2016 Interact
A Very Busy Interact Term

A Very Busy Interact Term

Our Interact Club has had a very active term. At the first meeting, we elected new office bearers to replace the Matric students who had to retire to focus on their final projects and examinations. Congratulations to Skye Slack who was elected Vice President and Finn Musson as Secretary. Both of these students have done a great job this term, along with our[Read More…]

by September 26, 2016 Interact
Interact Club’s Official Induction

Interact Club’s Official Induction

This year has been a good one for the Silvermine Academy Interact Club. We have more members than ever before. On Tuesday, 14 June, we were invited to have dinner with the Cape of Good Hope Rotary Club.  I attended the dinner with Cailin Howell, our current club president, Mckenna Reed and Skye Slack. After dinner we had the privilege of[Read More…]

by June 21, 2016 Interact
Interact Excursion to Sunset Retirement Home

Interact Excursion to Sunset Retirement Home

On Wednesday, 18 May, members of our Interact Club and a few members of the SMA Music Group paid a visit to the Sunset Retirement Home in Muizenberg. Everybody enjoyed chatting and playing cards.  The musicians and singers entertained us with a few lovely songs. By the end of the hour I had to drag the students away. We will certainly go[Read More…]

by May 26, 2016 Interact
SMA Music Group’s First Performance

SMA Music Group’s First Performance

The Interact members have been visiting the Sunset Retirement Home in Muizenberg for a while and have built a really good relationship with the residents of the home. Yesterday our Music group went with us and had their very first performance at the retirement home. We had Emma-Jean on guitar and Laura on the keyboard accompanying the beautiful voices.  The[Read More…]

by May 21, 2015 Interact, Music
New Interact Projects

New Interact Projects

Interact finished a variety of projects last term. Our group has grown both in numbers and enthusiasm.  We also had students who are not members but enjoyed taking part in specific projects. We had a very successful Easter egg drive and collected enough Easter eggs to be able to deliver parcels to Sinethemba Care Centre as well as The Open Door’s youth club.[Read More…]

by April 22, 2015 Interact
SMA Interact Visiting Sunset Home

SMA Interact Visiting Sunset Home

On Wednesday, 18 February, the Interact Club made a second visit to the Sunset Retirement Home in Muizenberg. This time we took board games to play together  since the residents requested this at our last visit. However, when the learners and elderly started chatting, the board games were soon forgotten. We also took cupcakes for tea time.  One lady remembered every single[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 Interact
SMA Interact – Visiting Sunset retirement home

SMA Interact – Visiting Sunset retirement home

On 17 September I had the privilege to accompany the Interact Club on a visit to the Sunset Retirement Home in Muizenberg. The Retirement Home has 11 residents and is run by Sr Dot Barker and a small staff. The entire school contributed to the Interact Club’s collection of sweets and biscuits, potted plants and toiletries.  We created gift baskets[Read More…]

by October 27, 2014 Interact
SMA: Interact – Off to a good start for 2014

SMA: Interact – Off to a good start for 2014

During the very busy first term, Interact kept a low profile.  But, now at the start of Term 2, we are back and ready to serve.  On Wednesday, 9 April, we had the first official meeting of the year. Since the Matrics now have to focus on passing Matric, we appointed new leaders.  The group is now lead by Steyn[Read More…]

by May 5, 2014 Interact
community service

community service

Last Friday the Interact committee, Mercedes Smith and Jodi West, and I had the privilege to visit Sinethemba Special Care Centre in Masiphumelele.  Sinethemba Special Care Centre is a day care centre in Masiphumelele, providing care for children with severe and profound special needs. We delivered sweet parcels that were made up by the learners of Silvermine Academy on Mandela day.[Read More…]

by August 7, 2013 Interact, Life Orientation