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General Knowledge is knowledge about the world around you, famous people and places, important dates and events. This is what the Intermediate Phase learners brushed up on in Term 2 and 3. A weekly written test tested knowledge gained in that week. The programme culminated in a General Knowledge oral quiz held on 14 September. This took the form of a knockout competition and resulted in two learners who shared first place with a perfect 100%. One runner up followed with a score of 90%. All in all the IP learners have gained 100 new General Knowledge facts.

At the end of the term a Speed Stacks Relay competition was held between three IP teams - Burst, Blitz and Bolt. Three main relays were held, a 3-3-3 relay, a 3-6-3 relay and a cycle relay. Each team member had to build the required stack in the fastest time possible, run back and tip the next team member until the entire team had completed the stack. The team that completed in the fastest total time, won the relay. There were disqualifications - if a team member did not fix his/her fumbles or the team member stopped the automatic timer, the entire team was disqualified. It was great fun and quite nerve-wracking!

The parents of the Foundation and Intermediate Phase learners joined the staff at school on the evening of 12 May. The focus in the initial parent/teacher session was on plagiarism and oral presentations. Thereafter parents visited the classrooms, looked at their children's work and had opportunities to speak to the teachers. It ended with a warm cup of coffee and something tasty to eat!

The IP learners visited a number of Durban venues on 23 February on the Phase Outing. The Moses Mabhida Stadium was the first stop. It was a real treat to see the magnificent building first hand. The learners first saw a visual show on the stadium construction and they were given a vast number of interesting facts about it. Four of the learners who could remember some of these facts when quizzed were each given a complimentary ticket for the sky car which takes you to the top of the stadium and gives you 360-degree-view of Durban. The learners were then taken into the stadium where they saw the awesome arch and the colourful seating.
The next stop was the King Shaka International Airport. They were taken on a guided tour of the airport and were able to ask any questions.
The last stop was the Sharks Board in Umhlanga. They were treated to a magnificent visual show of the predators and then a shark dissection. This presentation was very interesting because they could touch the dead fish, feel the rough skin and see the literal size of the teeth. If they bought anything at the curio shop before they left they were given a little packet of complimentary shark teeth!
It was a most unusual and enriching day.

Santam Child Art Competition

Santam Child Art Competition
 
Bursting with Colour. was the 2017 Santam Art Competition theme. 
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Term 3 Award Assembly

Term 3 Award Assembly
  Our final assembly for a bustling, varied and hectic third term took place on 27 September.
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The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant
  Term 3 belonged lock, stock and barrel to Oscar Wilde's, The Selfish Giant. He started the term with the Junior School...
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Spring Day

Spring Day
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KZNCSSA Athletics Championships

KZNCSSA Athletics Championships
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Quadrangular Athletics Meeting

Quadrangular Athletics Meeting
The Quadrangular Athletics took place on 22 August at Hermannsburg.
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Zonal Athletics Meeting for Juniors

Zonal Athletics Meeting for Juniors
  The Zonal Athletics Meeting for Juniors took place at DSS on 12 August.
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In Focus

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CLASS OF 2016

100% pass
95% Bachelor Degree
5% Diploma

Mnoto Nyembe achieved in the Top 1% of IEB candidates for Geography.
Sikhumbuzo Myeza achieved in the Top 1% of IEB candidates for IsiZulu HL

 

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