Grade 7/8 Language Acquisition class are continuing with their first unit of study where we are exploring the statement of inquiry, ” choices we make about what we eat are influenced by our culture and the context in which we live.” Last week, we learned...

Burn the witches

Grade 10 English students have started their first drama unit of IGCSE with The Crucible. Set in Salem and heavily inspired by the Salem witch hunt, the play explores the effects of mass hysteria. A play is written to be performed and that’s exactly what we do...

Preparations for Maher

Preparations for the grade 10 Maher trip are in full swing as our students take a break from studies to sort and organize donated items. We are still accepting donations for another week. So, if you have any unwanted clothes/shoes/bags in good condition, please drop...

Carol Ann Duffy’s poetry

Grade 11 students are doing a great job in breaking down and analyzing poetry by Carol Ann Duffy. They first do this in groups and then discuss as a whole class. The discussions are mostly student lead, and I only step in to steer them in the right direction if...

Urban decay in 1984

As we read 1984 in class, we are recognizing the most important element of a totalitarian dystopian society – control – and how this control is causing urban decay, both literally and figuratively. Students made min maps and finding examples from the class...