Grade 7

Prefects 2012

Prefects 2012

Grade 7’s entered the hall on Tuesday, 29 May looking very smart “all in their white shirts”. Dressed for the occasion!  Today was the Announcing of our Prefects for 2012. Cassidy Summers was the first girl called and Alex Van Schalkwyk the first boy called. Mr Keller went on to call six more girls and six more boys. Fourteen Prefects,[Read More…]

by June 3, 2012 Grade 7
In Technology today we will be “Making a dice”

In Technology today we will be “Making a dice”

I was so excited, what better way to “chill” after Assessments. My three male colleagues were not quite as excited. They informed me that there was no “chill” in sewing. Never the less we attacked the task enthusiastically. The Grade 7’s loved the challenge! We took a couple of short cuts, but the end products are colourful, and definitely look like a[Read More…]

by May 28, 2012 Grade 7
Afrikaans Eisteddfod

Afrikaans Eisteddfod

This has been a challenging week for our Grade7’s! Formal Assessments and an Afrikaans Eisteddfod! I was particularly proud of those who had committed to participate in the Afrikaans Eisteddfod. On Monday, 21 May at 16:00, parents and students arrived for an amazing cultural hour of listening to Afrikaans poetry. It is a nerve wracking experience for all but as the adjudicator explained,[Read More…]

by May 23, 2012 Grade 7
Grade 7’s camp at High Africa

Grade 7’s camp at High Africa

  Through primary school our learners wait in anticipation for camp in Grade 7. As we drove away from the campsite on Friday morning I heard this little voice behind me say “Ah I wish we were just arriving, that was so much fun.”     The highlights were: Rowing down the Breede river, this was energizing. The Climbing Wall[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 Grade 7
Night Life in Grade 7

Night Life in Grade 7

Grade 7’s enjoyed the variety offered at Night Life. Loud music, a smoke machine and flashing lights created an amazing disco vibe. If the music got too loud they could have a good laugh in the “Movie House” as we sat back and enjoyed Mr Bean and his antics. The energetic gravitated to our “Games Room” challenging friends and teachers[Read More…]

by May 8, 2012 Grade 7
Study Skills Seminar with Grade 7’s

Study Skills Seminar with Grade 7’s

The word study or test immediately creates stress. Mr Keller reminded us of how important it is to create a safe and welcoming environment in order to access your CEO. It is also important to identify your best learning modality, you may be a Visual Learner or an Auditory Learner or a Kinesthetic Learner.  You may even be a combination[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Grade 7
Making A Digital Difference in Grade 7

Making A Digital Difference in Grade 7

The Grade Seven teachers are very excited with their new teaching tool. We received training on our Inter-Active White boards on Monday, 23 April and we could not wait to show off our skills this week. The Interactive whiteboards were showcased to visitors at our Science and Technology Expo Day. The visitors witnessed the Grade 7’s busy on their ipads[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Grade 7
Grade 7’s in the Wild!

Grade 7’s in the Wild!

What a wonderful hike! Constantia Nek to Kirstenbosch Gardens. We arrived at Constantia Nek bright and early to be met by our tour guide Mark Hawthorne. He taught us about Pioneer Plants and ecosystems surrounding the Wild Peach tree. He also mentioned the Keurboom and Silver Trees. We enjoyed our lunch under some welcome shade. After which Mark Hawthorne continued[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Grade 7
Buzzing with Excitement as we start Term Two

Buzzing with Excitement as we start Term Two

Grade Seven’s, believe it or not, were thrilled to be back at school. In our first CARE circle I posed the question “What are you grateful for?” Many mentioned being able to come to a “fun” school.   They loved their gift of a CD of Term One photographs and the treat is always enjoyed. One sweet child said “I[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 Grade 7
Cross the Road Safely

Cross the Road Safely

One of the Grade Seven pupil leadership duties is Scholar Patrol. Our Grade Seven’s are all trained by the Traffic Department to perform this duty properly. This is an extremely responsible job and the Grade Sevens take it very seriously. The team is made up of five members, one is the captain and one is the leader. Uniform is checked[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Grade 7