Nowhere was the energy of our school community more evident than on Friday night at our House Plays. The enthusiastic and appreciative audience of families, friends, teachers and students were treated to four excellent plays, all written and directed by senior students. The plays were in turn humorous and moving, and the acting talent on display was wonderful.
Congratulations to all who participated, and to Ms Cassar for her management of the whole process and for her leadership of the evening. Aqua won the Best Play award and a special mention goes to Kiera Johns in Grade 11 who wrote and directed the play. The event was a highlight on the cultural calendar, and a strong demonstration that our school is back to full activity and participation.
House Play Awards
Best Play - Aqua
Best script - Ventus
Best Director - Ignis
Best teamwork - Terra
Best Performers - Rio Kerford (Ignis) and D Fransman (Aqua)
Best Supporting Performers - Taylor Wittridge (Terra) and Kayleigh Petersen (Ventus)
Most promising performers - Dhamier Du Toit (Ignis) and Kate Adams (Terra)
Best comedic performance - Mugammad McKechnie (Aqua) and Thomas ‘O Kennedy (Terra)
Special Thanks to Past Pupils
Luke Clark - Sound
Pinelands High School’s 2nd lecture in their 2022 Academic Lecture series was delivered by Karis Daniels on the 11 May 2022. Karis, a PhD student, ornithologist, and a graduate of the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation is pioneering citizen science to track bird species distribution in South Africa. Karis delivered an inspirational and heart-felt lecture on her research, its role within biodiversity knowledge and the need for humans to address biodiversity loss.
Karis answering questions from a student at the end of her lecture.
Black-winged Bishop Credit: Karis Daniel
We have been piloting using class sets of managed iPads for the last 2 years and have already shown that the iPad is a powerful tool that can make teaching and learning more stimulating.
Just a few of the takeaway enhancements from these pilot projects include: spontaneity, convenience, multipurpose, more engaging and active learning, student centred, increased access to information, paper-saving, interactive and dynamic tasks, connecting learning with the real world, authentic outcomes, communication skills enhanced and increased technological literacy. #weareproudlypinelands #learning #ipads #teaching #realworld