JOBSHADOWING - “I had an interesting time at the Spur. I got to see behind the scenes and I got a feeling of how the Spur staff work and how food was prepared. We first had a little EMS lesson and were given a Spur ruler. My favourite thing was making a delicious chocolate milkshake. After a ‘behind the scenes’ tour, we sat down with our friends and each enjoyed a burger and chips. I had fun but also learnt a bit, which was nice.” Melissa Lange (Grade 7P)
Grade 11 Music pupils had the opportunity of presenting a two-hour programme on Fine Music Radio. Each pupil had to compile and present their own programme notes on the specific works and composers they had chosen as part of their music research project. The show was live on air and normally attracts 100 000 listeners.
“We were a little anxious at the start of our first fish dissection experience - we thought it was going to be a total disaster! We never knew that there were so many muscles and organs in a fish. Even though it smelt very fishy, it was an awesome experience. Erin and I got so carried away, we ended up dissecting three fish each, as some of our classmates had weak stomachs and had to leave the lab.” Mila Gcwabe and Erin Bennett (7Q)
Grade 7 pupils dealt with the theme "Food Processing". Pupils learnt about nutrients found in food, safety in the kitchen, how to preserve food and package it correctly. The practical assessment task was to make a hamburger and to apply all they had learnt during the term.
The Senior Primary staff adopted the theme of “All Aboard” for 2013. To celebrate the launch of this theme, they travelled on a steam train from Cape Town to Simons Town on Sunday 13 January. After enjoying a wonderful lunch at Seaforth Restaurant, they journeyed back to Cape Town on the same train, all eager to make 2013 the best yet at the Senior Primary School.