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Wriggly, Googly Earthworms in Grade 2

Wriggly, Googly Earthworms in Grade 2

Toilet roll. Check! Pipe cleaner. Check! Googly eyes? Yes, googly eyes. Check! What could the Grade 2’s be creating? They were eager to find out and so out broke a chatter amongst the Grade 2’s. What could this turn into? A few of them guessed it… It was an earthworm in the soil and were introduced to their next theme:[Read More…]

by March 12, 2020 Grade 2, Primary
‘P’ stands for PJ PARTY in Gr3!

‘P’ stands for PJ PARTY in Gr3!

On Friday night our munchkins ran through the Sun Valley doors, as they embarked on a fun filled night of entertainment. The Grade 3 Pyjama Party started with a bang. They started off with the limbo, amongst other entertainment, in the IT Centre which brought a grin to all their faces.  Oh no, thats not all… The Grade 3s moved[Read More…]

by March 12, 2020 Grade 3, Primary
Sunbirdies discovered…

Sunbirdies discovered…

These last few weeks we discovered outside play. Not just running around and loving life, but the Jungle Gyms and all the mischief we can get into whilst hanging from the Monkey Bars, the trampolines and how high we can jump without holding onto anyone. The Hula Hoops and how our hips have to bend, not break! Speed sliding down[Read More…]

by March 12, 2020 Grade R, Pre-Primary
PJ Party fun in Grade One!

PJ Party fun in Grade One!

Last week Friday, the Grade Ones enjoyed what was possibly their most favourite event, the PJ Party. The excitement in the air as they came to school at night time was tangible. The children arrived as the sun was going down, cosied up in their very cute and fluffy pyjamas, onesies, slippers and gowns.  To start the night off, the[Read More…]

by March 12, 2020 Grade 1, Primary
I EXCEL in Computer Applications Technology

I EXCEL in Computer Applications Technology

The Grade 10 CAT class has been very busy lately. We’ve learnt all about the computer information processing cycle as well as the different types of computer hardware and software that are available. We’ve spent time going into the Computer Lab and setting up our individual computer profiles as well as familiarising ourselves with the GUI of the desktop and the different Microsoft packages[Read More…]

by March 12, 2020 CAT, High School
AND THE GRAMMY AWARD GOES TO…

AND THE GRAMMY AWARD GOES TO…

The grade 6 students experienced their very first field trip and WOW! It was nothing short of spectacular. Just a few kilometers outside of our Valley, we spent time in Muizenberg, discovering ourselves and boosting our self-esteem and self image, which has been our main topic this term. What at first seemed a bit strange, our students got to warm[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 Grade 6, Primary
Grade 5’s Stunning Stellenbosch Camp!

Grade 5’s Stunning Stellenbosch Camp!

What a camp! The grade 5’s departed on Wednesday morning, bright and early, to the scenic and stunning Simonsberg Christian Camp Centre. Vineyards on all sides and classic Stellenbosch heat from above made the summer days beautiful and crazy hot. Despite the heat, the energy of the campers prevailed and they took to their group activities with excitement.  A great[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 Grade 5, Primary

Such a lot of gas!

Some may have thought that Silvermine Academy had started a brewery, but contrary to the smell emanating from our Natural Sciences classroom, we were in fact doing a very important experiment! Our Grade 8’s were figuring out what makes Yeast grow. Does it love sugar like they do? And can I handle the smell that is given off?! The Grade[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 High School, Natural Science
Research and report on an informal business…

Research and report on an informal business…

Informal, Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) SMME’s have been identified as drivers of inclusive economic growth in South Africa and across the globe (The Banking Association of South Africa, 2019). However, many of them are still operating with improper bookkeeping systems. During their introductory chapter a few weeks back, the grade 10 accounting students learned about bookkeeping system. It[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 Accounting, High School
“Die Kaap was weer Hollands!”

“Die Kaap was weer Hollands!”

The Dutch exchange students visited our school from the 12th to the 19th of October.  Cape Town pulled out all the stops and the visitors were treated to amazing warm windless days, which afforded us opportunities to pack in all the planned tourist outings.  Driving around our beautiful peninsula, over Chapman’s Peak Drive, stopping at Scarborough and Kommetjie showcased the[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 High School