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Post Lockdown Life in Grade 4

Post Lockdown Life in Grade 4

Our brave Grade 4’s returned to school  a few weeks ago and soon settled into their new normal in a tremendous way! From new low contact greetings (elbow bumps and foot fives!) to smiling with our eyes, we are learning how to connect in more meaningful ways.   In the classroom, we are still getting our groove on by doing[Read More…]

by July 23, 2020 Grade 4, Primary
The Grade 9s explore our National Identity in Life Orientation

The Grade 9s explore our National Identity in Life Orientation

After exploring elements of the constitution of South Africa and the significance of the public holidays that we acknowledge, the Grade 9s researched a range our national symbols. These ranged from the springbok to the protea. We were enlightened to their origins and meaning and made aware of where we see the symbolism being used in our country today. They[Read More…]

Grade 9 Mathematics go head to head with Pythago-what?

Grade 9 Mathematics go head to head with Pythago-what?

We are back to school, and it is so cool…in fact really, really cold! But despite the wintry weather, strange set-up of our classroom, and new routines, the Grade 9’s have forged ahead! We have carried on, masked and ready for new content in Mathematics. Even strange words like Pythagoras (?), Pythagorean triple, and hypotenuses (is that how you say[Read More…]

by July 17, 2020 High School, Mathematics, Uncategorized
Stem Cells are the new Cure

Stem Cells are the new Cure

We welcomed our amazing Silvermine students back into the classroom a few weeks ago. The Grade 10 students have adjusted really well to the new challenges they are facing during this difficult time. During this past week the Grade 10’s have been learning about the ethical issues regarding stem cell research. This is a vital component in the section regarding[Read More…]

by July 17, 2020 High School, Life Science
The Lowdown After Lockdown

The Lowdown After Lockdown

Sun Valley is finally back in full force… sort of. The grade 5’s have seen their amazing classrooms and excited teachers again, but it’s not quite the same as before. Every class has been split into two groups that come in on alternate days. Despite having the learners back, there are a few things that the Grade 5’s and the[Read More…]

by July 16, 2020 Grade 5, Primary
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