The 2 days before the Gr 6 camp was filled with...
It’s a Heart Matter Today I was sitting in my office going about my daily business. I have a a perfect view down the main Grade 6 and 3 passage. As I result I, unobtrusively, see many interesting things. Almost surprisingly, I see many good things. I see children being children …sometimes mischievous, always playful, sometimes provoking, sometimes kind! Yesterday I[Read More…]
Grade four had a blast learning about maths in a fun and playful way; learning different things from 3D shapes to measurement. We started off the week with making different 3D shapes, the learners had some time to decorate their own shapes and build them. Learning about measurement was also enjoyed by all, especially when asked as a group to measure items[Read More…]
Last week our Grade One classes were introduced to E-colours. The E-colour system introduces the children to four different colours – red, blue, green and yellow, which describe various aspects of a person and the way in which they function. The E-colour concept is introduced and taught on a basic level in Grade One. In each Grade they learn a[Read More…]
Design forms part of every aspect of our lives. It is estimated that the average person interacts with about 150 items of design by breakfast – from the bed we are sleeping in, to the tube of toothpaste to the box containing the breakfast cereal! – Ravi Naidoo (Woolworths) During this term’s Design project, the grade 10 students are[Read More…]
During a time of much needed rain, our Grade 10s have been learning all about moisture in the atmosphere and how we can use our water resources more sustainably. It seems that the effort expended in class yielded some results as we were blessed with a beautiful, yet short lived, storm over the long weekend!
The 2 days before the Gr 6 camp was filled with much anticipation for their outdoor experience at Mizpah Campsite close to Grabouw. And what an experience it was. At arrival a visit to the Eskom Palmiet Visitors Center was enjoyed by all. We listened to an informative talk about the plant and the campers were able to identify dams[Read More…]
On the 7th of March our determined children were packed and ready to tackle the challenges they were about to face on their Grade 5 camp . First time listening was implemented from the ‘word go’, playing a game called “Stop”. The enthusiastic campers soon realised the challenges that lay ahead. Through the moments of frustration, anger and celebration the[Read More…]
This week in Grade 10 Accounting we are learning about credit sales. We will be investigating the costs and advantages of Birdie Num Nums (BNN) selling on credit. The following knowledge is crucial as we begin the investigation: Credit is the act of selling goods or services to a customer; it does not require a payment at the time of purchase. Selling[Read More…]
The Grade 10 Mathematics students have been recently learning about Linear Inequalities. We’ve discovered that Inequalities are very similar to Equations but instead of finding just 1 or 2 solutions we can find infinitely many solutions to the problem. Also Inequalities contain a < or > sign whereas an Equation only has a = sign in the problem. For example x[Read More…]
Physical Sciences is the study of non-living natural objects. Basically, investigating everything around you, and figuring out how it works. Before you can study the function of something, you need to understand what it is made of. That is where “matter” comes in, and specifically the different states of matter. Everything consists of matter. Small particles either closely packed together, or[Read More…]
It’s always a thrill for a young hockey player to put on their first team kit, pack their brand new kit bag and set off on the road to the annual Knysna Hockey Festival. This year was no exception! The long drive-up flew by as the girls sang along to their favourite songs, chirping away and just enjoying one another company.[Read More…]
“What do penguins do when they want to get better at something?” – “They pract-ICE!” This term we have been going penguin crazy. We started off by learning about the penguin life cycle, going to Boulders Beach to see the penguins in action, and this week we have been creating our very own Penguin Projects in class. We have had[Read More…]
Every day in Grade R is an adventure. We learn using all our senses while we play – see, touch, smell, taste, listen. The day is filled with movement as the children also engage the near senses, the Proprio- and Vestibular senses. We add a variety of movements on the Walk-it Circuit to stimulate the children’s interest – walk it,[Read More…]
Business Studies has had a very good start in Grade 10 this year. The class is very enthusiastic and we have had some great discussions about current affairs that affect Business in South Africa. In Grade 11 we are working hard on perfecting our weekly article books. The article book is a valuable tool to keep up to date with[Read More…]