Sensational Sixes

Rocklands Gr 6 Camp 2017

The Gr 6 classes of 2017 are currently enjoying time out at Rocklands, Simons Town. Yesterday, Wednesday, the pupils were treated to a number of physically demanding activities, culminating in a beautiful night hike (we even had drizzle to add to the mood!). Today, Thursday, we had a crazy wind to deal with but we still managed an outing to the beach! More physical activities and of course a light concert quickly filled the day. One more day tomorrow, time passes by too quickly!

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‘Playing @ Home!

During the first week of the second term, many of our grade 6 pupils were away on various sports tours. We decided that the teachers and children who did not accompany them should have just as much fun too(while learning, of course)!

We divided the children into two teams. They then had to name themselves and come up with a team war cry. Galaxy One and Boere Mense impressed us with their creativity and team spirit!

Our four days were filled with various activities that were not only enjoyable, but tasty too! The activities included: designing and making board games; a drum line; creating a trailer for the classic movie ‘The Goonies‘; soccer, paper jet crafting;designing a three course (and themed) menu and perhaps the most popular activity – bringing that menu to life in our very own version of Masterchef. The teachers were fortunate enough to be the judges for this and from my own personal experience let me assure you that it was no great hardship!

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Teams were allocated points for the different activities and although the final points were very close, only one team could be the ultimate Playing @ Home winners…

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Well done Galaxy 1! An absolutely fun-filled week was had by all!

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Stadiums and Sunshine

imageOn Tuesday and Wednesday of last week the Grade 6 classes had the opportunity to visit the Cape Town Stadium. We were taken on a guided tour to parts of the stadium that one does not usually get to see. We even got to go down to the field and into the change rooms where famous players and superstars get to prepare for their upcoming events.

It was an interesting outing and the sheer size and detail taken into consideration when designing and building the stadium was mind blowing.

This was then followed by a visit to Greenpoint Park, where we ate a much needed snack and the pupils had a chance to explore the impressive ‘big kid’ playpark. Although I am not convinced that eating lunch and riding on those spinning cups is the best combination.

We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather for our outings.

Perhaps the next time one of our children enter that change room, it will be a Springbok rugby player or as famous singer!

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The adventure of Rocklands

One of the best camps to attend is probably the grade 6 camp.

So many memories, lessons and morals were learnt. I wonder where one should even start  to begin explaining why the grade sixes looked so tired on Friday or shall we just keep it a secret? Maybe a few photo’s will help us explain…

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A visit to Intaka Island

A Visit to Intaka Island
On Wednesday the 17th and Thursday the 18th of February, the Gr 6 pupils visited Intaka Island in Century City. It is a fascinating place as it is situated right in the heart of Century City amongst all the buildings. It is a natural wetland that has been looked after through all the development around it. It is a place of sanctuary for the birds. We took a trip around the wetlands by boat, learnt about alternative sources of energy, and had the opportunity to learn more about our local bird population. A place of great beauty amongst the concrete jungle, we recommend you visit the island yourself!


 

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Grade 6 Camp at Rocklands!

During the second last week of term, the grade 6 pupils and their very lucky teachers made their way to Rocklands, near Simonstown.

We were all fortunate enough to spend three days and two nights in this very beautiful part of the world. Activities included obstacle courses, drumming, rock-climbing, building sand castles and archery – to name but a few!

It was a very busy and FUN filled three days. A much quieter bus trip on the way home was testament to that!

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Intaka Island 2015

On Monday the 16th and Tuesday the 17th of February, the Gr 6 pupils visited Intaka Island in Century City. It is a fascinating place as it is situated right in the heart of the city amongst all the buildings. It is a natural wetland that has been looked after through all the development around it. It is a place of sanctuary for the birds. We took a trip around the wetlands by boat, learnt about food chains and food webs, and had the opportunity to learn more about our local bird population. A place of great beauty amongst the concrete jungle, we recommend you visit the island yourself!

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What a way to begin the year!

The grade sixes were lucky enough to begin our year off with an awesome outing to the beach. We spent the morning at Small Bay and we were spoilt with incredible weather and a very low tide.

Besides frolicking in the waves, most of the children enjoyed a walk out to ‘the island’ with Mr Walker and Mr Stone. An incredible time was had by all, including the teachers.

Unfortunately not all of our days can be spent like this but it has certainly set the tone for the year. It was wonderful to have an opportunity to get to know one another and to just have fun.

We are all excited for the year ahead. Here we come, Grade Sixes of 2015!

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Grade 6 Camp!

That time had arrived- GRADE 6 CAMP!!! My bags were packed the previous night, but I still had that feeling that I’d left something behind. Upon arrival at school, nervous and excited chatter could be heard from the Grade 6’s. We later climbed the buses- strapped in and off we went…

the children showing their excitement before camp

the children showing their excitement before camp.

the excitement was obvious.

the excitement was obvious.

Upon arrival, the view was beautiful. The children unpacked their bags, played a few ice breakers and then got to see which cabins they were in.

getting briefed before their ice breakers.

getting briefed before their ice breakers.

The day was full with good food, good times and fun activities. The highlight being an awesome night hike. A rather successful first day.

The second day began with the sounds of children ready for breakfast. We then went on a beach walk and the children were put into small groups and were briefed to build the best sandcastle possible. To make the day even better and action packed- they participated in an obstacle course. The children were later blessed with a lovely visit from Mr. Preston. The evening ended with archery, a drum session, wall climbing and loads more. Needless to say- not a peep was heard from the children that night.

ready for breakfast.

ready for breakfast.

sandcastle time!

sandcastle time!

one of the many sandcastles built.

one of the many sandcastles built.

some of the children at a station of the obstacle course.

some of the children at a station of the obstacle course.

evening drumming session.

evening drumming session.

Our last day arrived and bags were packed, put in the bus and off we went. We may have left Rocklands but it will be a camp that will be remembered for years to come!

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Gr 6 Beach Outing

The Grade 6 pupils enjoyed an incredible day out at Small Bay, Bloubergstrand on Friday 31 January. The weather was perfect and the wind behaved, allowing us a few glorious hours in the sun! A wonderful way to kick off the year!

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