The English Department is one of the busiest at SBSM as we are affiliated to the English Teacher’s Society. We participate in many activities and because we DO NOT simply select learners all our activities are two-fold i.e. we have internal competitions and the successful learners then go on to represent our school at the external rounds.
- The Newspaper Quiz
- Speech (internal and external)
- BOOK QUIZ (internal and external)
- BATTLE of the BOOKS
- Spell – a – Thon
- Spelling Bee
- Essay writing competitions
Sustainability innovation through Technology
- Participate in the Blue IQ and Young Smart Minds.
- Encourage the use of recycled materials.
- Engage in projects using recycled materials.
- Encourage the use of graphic communication.
- This scuffle consists of group of 5 learners.
- It is an interschool knockout quiz
- 7 different regions participate
- 5 schools in each region which consist of 3 rounds.
- Regional Metropolitan Final.
National Science Olympiad
SBSM has participated for the last 15 years. This is a countrywide science competition comprising of a combination of curriculum and general knowledge questions which fosters problem solving, creative thinking and the ability to integrate scientific knowledge.
- SBSM has been participating in this quiz for the past two years.
- Encourages our learners to explore the world of Astronomy and space travel.
Excursion – Overnight Camp
Overnight camps add tremendous value to the development of our children. They cultivate discipline, tolerance, confidence and leadership, much of what our school is about including spiritual, mental and physical development for holistic learning.
I SBSM yisona sodwa isikole eLenasia esifundisa isiZulu.Saqala ukufundisa isiZulu ngo 1997.Siyiziqhenya ngokuthi akukaze sifeyilwe lesi sifundo.Kuleminyaka sifundiswa isiZulu sikwazile ukuba nabafundi abaphumela gamalengiso.Ezikhungeni eziphakeme nasemisebenzini umfundi ofunde isiZulu uyabhenelwa yingakho.
English Translation – SBSM is the only school in the Lenasia Area doing IsiZulu. This school has been catering for IsiZulu since its inception (1997). We are proud to announce that we have never had a learner failing isiZulu. We are also proud to announce that we have obtained distinctions in isiZulu. At tertiary institutions as well as in the corporate world, isiZulu has been given priority over other languages and our learners have excelled.
- Gujarati is taught from grade R – 12. A set curriculum is taught.
- The language is taught as a First and Second Additional Language.
- At the FET Phase we provide tuition for learners from other schools.
- Classes for learners from other schools are held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3.30pm – 5.00pm.
- Tamil is taught from Grade R – 12.
- This language was introduced to the school in 2007.
- A set curriculum is taught.
- Learners write the examination set by the Tamil Federation of South Africa.
- Extra tuition is offered after school to the Grade 10 and 11 learners.
- Hindi is taught from grade R – 12. A set curriculum is taught.
- The language is taught as a Second Additional Language.
- A set curriculum is taught.
It is vital for a modern school to look ahead and prepare its pupils for the role they are required to play in the society of tomorrow. With this vision in mind, SBSM launched its Computer Technology Centre in 1997.
Our Computer Technology Centre offers computer skills to students from the play-group, pre-school to Grade 12.
We start by showing the little ones mouse skills and hand-eye co-ordination to create a picture of their very own. It is important to let their imaginations run freely. Children from the age of three can use computers to differentiate colours, understand shapes and create pictures, although they cannot yet read or write. This is a learning and fun filled activity.
From Grade 1 to Grade 9, the Curriculum is extended from, Paint, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Presentation, Access, Publisher, etc.
It is very important that we establish a firm grounding from a very young age. “Knowledge has no age.” We therefore are equipping our learners for the technological world.
Drama equips learners with various skills in the following domains:
- Performing arts
- Public speaking and debating
- Visual arts
- Music and dance.
- The purpose of Drama is to contribute to the holistic development of the learner as well as to allow the learners an opportunity to express themselves.
Being part of a drama production has many benefits:
- Learners improve proficiency in language
- Develop self confidence
- Enhances creativity and talent
- Exposure to new and different experiences