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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
International Live Lessons

International Live Lessons

Sun Valley Primary and Cottage Lane in New York, linked digitally for a live lesson on Thursday 31 May – the culmination of a six week project exploring ecosystems….click here to continue reading this article

by June 1, 2012 Grade 4
Then and Now in Grade 1

Then and Now in Grade 1

  Recently, the Foundation Phase grandparents visited their grandchildren in a modern 21st century classroom. Today one of the teachers dressed up as a school child from Grandma’s day and they learned what a classroom of the 60s was like.  The children giggled at the sight of her in a gym slip, white shirt, tie and her hair tied up[Read More…]

by May 31, 2012 Grade 1
A  Rubbish Assembly

A Rubbish Assembly

After an exhausting assessment week, we found ourselves facing the challenge of presenting an Assembly. The learners enjoyed the change of focus and came to the party. The speakers assembled in the library to perfect their parts. The group practices ran smoothly and the children caught on fast. Our topic for was waste and more particularly plastic waste. The learners[Read More…]

by May 31, 2012 Grade 6
Walk-it Circuit

Walk-it Circuit

  The pupils cannot wait for 12:30 everyday to do the Walk-it Circuit. After break, this is the next session of fresh air and movement, key to effective learning and health bodies.   Each circuit takes 10 minutes where the pupils do warm-ups before starting. They also end off with cool-downs. When we are back in class, they are oxygened up[Read More…]

by May 30, 2012 Grade 4
Spider making Frenzy!

Spider making Frenzy!

It was time to make spiders in Grade Two. It’s amazing to see what can be made out of egg boxes, pipe cleaners and drawing pins. There were some very creative spiders crawling around the classroom scaring the teachers!     The boys seemed to make some very realistic spiders.         The girls, on the other hand,[Read More…]

by May 30, 2012 Grade 2
Cape Point Project

Cape Point Project

Congratulations to all our Grade 5 learners for getting through Assessment Week. This week we are launching The Cape Point Project. Learners can choose ANY aspect of Cape Point and find information on their choice.  Examples of choices can include: baboons, fynbos, Cape Point as a tourist attraction, shipwrecks, outlook points.  The choices are endless and it is up to you[Read More…]

by May 30, 2012 Grade 5
Grade 2W Spiders and Technology

Grade 2W Spiders and Technology

What an amazing day we had as boys rushed into the classroom with spiders in tightly shut (thank goodness!!) jars.     We had all sorts of amazing spiders ready to be observed under magnifying glasses.    We had laptops and ipads for groups to lable and research spiders.This was such a natural and facinating addition to the lesson for[Read More…]

by May 30, 2012 Grade 2
Project time is here.

Project time is here.

The Grade Three’s went home and researched one of the eight explorers given. They then brought this information to school, with all the pictures and decorations. They will now complete the entire project at school. We have started off with the front cover. They will then need to fill in a questionnaire about their explorer, fill in on a map[Read More…]

by May 30, 2012 Grade 3
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