Grade 7

Afrikaans Sports Reports

Afrikaans Sports Reports

The theme in Afrikaans was Sport and we had a lot of fun with various activities. One of the tasks was related to Direct and Indirect Speech. We used some sport photos and created speech bubbles the Grade 7’s had such fun putting words to the visuals. The next task was to write a sports report and present it as[Read More…]

by June 20, 2012 Grade 7
Trade Routes in the 14th Century

Trade Routes in the 14th Century

As our introduction to trade routes, the Grade 7’s began this module with a Co-operative Learning task. In their Continent Group, they needed to trade with the other continents. Each continent had items which the other continents needed, in order to build a boat. The boat would be their means of transport across the oceans. The bartering began… The building[Read More…]

by June 18, 2012 Grade 7
Grade 7’s Wise beyond their Years

Grade 7’s Wise beyond their Years

Grade 7’s were extremely traumatized as we broke the sad news of Sarah Ralph passing away early this morning. It was so difficult knowing how to deal with the news, I was so amazed at the wisdom expressed by many of our students. Each class held a CARE circle and the students were given the opportunity to talk, pray or[Read More…]

by June 13, 2012 Grade 7
Great excitement for our COW Lesson

Great excitement for our COW Lesson

  The Computers on Wheels (COW) came trundling down the passage and arrived at our doorstep. The Grade 7’s were very excited!   They each received received their own notebook and mouse, logged on…..dead silence…   As can be seen from the photos the concentration was intense, they were all busy typing Journal Entry 4 on their Protagonist. This is[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 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