The Joys of Travel

In English language and literature this week, Grade 9 have started to look at travel writing, which is a varied and interesting genre of study. We agreed a common definition for this and went on to read and discuss a number of different travel writing texts. We will...

Culture and Identity

We have now begun the study of ‘Things Fall Apart’ for one of our literary texts in English Language Acquisition. This week we have been thinking about the social bonds and rules which bind the Igbo community together in their African setting, both in the...

Victorian Action

It seems that not everything in Victorian London was about drinking tea from china cups and saucers! This week, Grade 7 and 8 have been thinking about how excitement, tension and mystery have been created in their class reader. We have had lots of action keeping us on...

Royal Dodgeball

As part of the advisory program, students have devised a series of inter-house competitions. Today was the first of two royal dodgeball matches: dodgeball with a regal twist! We had a Kings, Queens, Jacks and Jokers… In the event, Blue and Yellow houses won...

Introducing New Characters

Grade 7 and 8 are continuing to read ‘The Ruby in the Smoke’ in their language and literature class. We have discussed the importance of an effective antagonist and protagonist in a story; now we are looking at the way supporting characters are introduced...