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From zoom to classroom

From zoom to classroom

We welcomed  our amazing little bundle’s of joy back into the classroom a few weeks ago. The students have been amazing, from learning to love their friends from afar, to playing innovative games from a distance.  It is such a great feeling seeing the maturity and responsibility of our precious children. Throughout all this craziness , the Grade 3 learners[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 Grade 3
Our New Normal in Information Technology

Our New Normal in Information Technology

We are experiencing a pandemic that will change our lives forever. We are resilient. We adapt. We cover our faces. We follow the rules. We sit apart and are separated by perspex – at least we can see each other! The Grade 12 IT students are counting the days till their final exams. Studying SQL for a School Based Assessment[Read More…]

Grade 10’s talk about the influence of Social Media and Peer Pressure on self-image

Grade 10’s talk about the influence of Social Media and Peer Pressure on self-image

We have all seen the video of a young man doing a (very bad) oral on “My hond.”  I can proudly say that the Grade 10’s rose to the challenge and did an oral on the influence of Social Media and Peer Pressure on self-image in teenagers in Afrikaans! They were outstanding. The topic stems from a short story, ‘Die[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 Afrikaans, High School
We are back!

We are back!

We are delighted to welcome our Sunbirds back to school. What we have learnt from this Lockdown period is that we and our children are able to work in a flexible environment. Daily zoom and story sessions proved to be helpful while we were safe and healthy at home. We connected enthusiastically with the children and shared in their day-t0-day[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 Grade R
Learning continues in Maths Literacy amid this pandemic

Learning continues in Maths Literacy amid this pandemic

COVID-19 has hugely affected our lives and since March 2020 we have been in a national lockdown. This has not deterred the eagerness of the Silvermine students who continue to learn using the multiple resources and materials available to them. The new normal Despite the inconvenience of wearing a face mask, although necessary, the students demonstrate their ability to adapt[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 High School, Math Literacy
The show must go on in Consumer Studies.

The show must go on in Consumer Studies.

The Grade 12 Consumer Studies students managed to fulfill all social distancing criteria whilst doing their second last practical of their school careers – their PAT first production.  The prac was their first attempt at a product that they believe filled a gap in the market and fulfilled certain skills and techniques prescribed by the IEB for a Grade 12[Read More…]

Grade 11 English- Visual Literacy

Grade 11 English- Visual Literacy

With the return of our lovely Silvermine students, there was no time to lose and the Grade 11s did not hold back. As part of our English curriculum, students have to engage in current affairs and be able to critically analyse, discuss and provide opinions on events both locally and globally. Well, what a time to be in school, because[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 English, High School
B’ the Change in the ‘New Normal’

B’ the Change in the ‘New Normal’

The Grade 11 Design students are facing a new identity of ‘BEING SOLUTION MINDED’ . The new mindset of  problem solving in our present circumstances is creating a generation of designers who are divergent thinkers. This design minded thinking synthesizes information and knowledge to achieve a solution in order to deal with our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 Design, High School
Grade 6s are ready to learn!

Grade 6s are ready to learn!

The Grade 6s have been back at school for a week now, and the teachers can just feel the excitement! The learners have worked really hard during the lockdown and are happy to be back. Although they are rotating classes and don’t get to see all of their friends, their Emotional Intelligence has allowed them to focus on the task[Read More…]

by July 2, 2020 Grade 6
Top 48 Grade 7 Leadership Programme

Top 48 Grade 7 Leadership Programme

PUPIL LEADERSHIP  Leaders help themselves and others to do the right things. They set direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new. Leadership is about mapping out where you need to go to “win” as a team or an organization; and it is dynamic, exciting, and inspiring.  https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_41.htm     We recently announced our top 48 Pupil Leaders for[Read More…]

by June 26, 2020 Group Principal