On the 17th/18th of October, the Grade 7's, in teams, spent the day constructing a 3D house as part of their Mathematics assessment.
The children had to decipher 2D plans and measurements, and follow detailed instructions in order to become budding architects. After four hours, the groups had successfully constructed their houses using nets and tabs, and had finished putting the last-minute artistic touches to their plots.
The children can be congratulated for showing tenacity and good team work throughout the practical assessment. These skills will certainly equip them in high school.
On Thursday 8 November 2018 the Grade 3’s went on our last outing of the year to Holmeleigh Farm. We were taken on a tour of the farmyard where we learned all about what products animals give us and we were all very excited to feed the animals. We then went on a rather bumpy tractor ride and got to play on all the playground equipment. A great day was had by all.
We had an assembly with a difference this morning - we could not use the hall so we used the indoor swimming pool area! It was a tight squeeze but an interesting change from the norm. Many children were recognised for their achievements in various activities. We ended the assembly with Mr Koopman playing the 'Last Post' to remind us about 'Poppy Day' that will be celebrated around the world on Sunday.
Mrs Butler inspired us on Wednesday by these famous Dr Suess words “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” AND that is precisely what we did on Wednesday as we held the annual Grade 2 Reading Competition.
There was pure magic as we listened to the 8 champion readers take on their prepared and unprepared passages. Congratulations to each and every reader. You read with expression, projection and clarity. We were in awe of how your prepared and unprepared reading had so few errors, great fluency and the appropriate intonation. You were all champions.
Congratulations to Zarann Soni on being the overall winner for 2018.
As Mrs Yarborough said, “Readers make leaders.” Yes, indeed “You are never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.” – Dr Seuss
The Grade Three Reading Competition was held in the school library on Wednesday 25 October. We were very fortunate to have Mrs Pretorius, Mrs Yarborough and Mrs Els as our adjudicators. Congratulations to the following pupils who participated : Wade Beling, Dylan van Loggerenberg, Rebecca Burgess, Thalia Hearne, Greer Olivera, Elizabeth de Kock, Joshua Morilly and Amo Makwetu. The pupils read a prepared piece of text as well as an unprepared piece. The judges had a very difficult task selecting a winner. Rebecca was judged the winner and we extend our congratulations to her as well as the other readers. We are so very proud of you all.