Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Etymology for fellow Grammar Nazis

Have a look at Tyler Vendetti's humourous 10 Words You're Probably Misusing. How many have you been getting wrong all these years?

PS: If the above picture means nothing to you, I IMPLORE you to find out what it means...for the sake of humanity, please.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

June Exams

Hello my dears! did your exams go? Did you all survive? Not really that scary if you put in the efforts - "what you put in is what you get out" - and old, but wise truth!

I'd love to hear how you are finding the jump from Grade 9 to Grade 10. Drop me a comment below if you like.

Enjoy your holidays!

Much love,

Ms A :)

Monday, February 18, 2013


Hello my dears!

How has 2013 been treating you so far? I drive passed the school everyday and miss you all so much!

Please let me know how things are going over there.

I'll keep posting inspirational messages and quotes up here, just so I can feel that I am still somehow connected to you all ;)

Lots of love,

Ms A xx

Defeat and Failure

The defeated are those who never fail.

Defeat means that we lose a particular battle or war. Failure does not allow us to go on fighting.

Defeat comes when we fail to get something we very much want. Failure does not allow us to dream. Its motto is: ‘Expect nothing and you won’t be disappointed.’

Defeat ends when we launch into another battle. Failure has no end: it is a lifetime choice.

Defeat is for those who, despite their fears, live with enthusiasm and faith.

Defeat is for the valiant. Only they will know the honour of losing and the joy of winning.

I am not here to tell you that defeat is part of life: we all know that. Only the defeated know Love. Because it is in the realm of love that we fight our first battles – and generally lose.

I am here to tell you that there are people who have never been defeated.
They are the ones who never fought.

(Manuscript found in Accra, world wide release 2012/2013)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Grade 9A Collaborative Story

Hi Grade 9s!

I have signed us up for a book writing exercise on!

Click on the link below to get there:

It will ask you to log in, so the USERNAME is Grade9awesome and the PASSWORD is the same, grade9awesome (NOTE: small g).

Read what I have written and add your own bit underneath. Don't forget to add your name as I have done!

Happy writing!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ambassador of the Week

What is an Ambassador?

AMBASSADORAn ambassador is an official representative for his or her country.

The criteria for Ambassador of the Week  for Grade 9A are as follows:

  • Uniform - Your uniform is to be neat and correct (no unregulated earrings, only medical aid bracelets are allowed, no makeup, no unruly hair or hair that hangs in the face, grey school socks, only blue/black hair ties, etc...). You know the Code of Conduct by now!
  • Behaviour - Your behaviour has to be impeccable, by all accounts from any teacher...this includes not only behaving like the model student in the classroom, but outside of it as well.
  • Helpfulness - You should be friendly and helpful to all class members, greet all staff with respect and offer to help in any way (for example, carry books, clean the board, etc).
  • Homework - Homework must be completed and to a commendable standard - you will be immediately become ineligible if you are given defaulters or sent out of class.
  • Presence - You must be at school 5 out of 5 days of the week, and be present in and punctual to every class. If you are absent, you need to show the class that you have caught up with all of the work during your absence.
The nominees for Ambassador for the Week with be presented to the class on Fridays in registration period, upon which the class will decide on an Ambassador for the following week, with the input from other teachers. 

A list of all Ambassadors will be kept whereby a prize for the top Ambassador for Grade 9 will be revealed at the end of the year.

Let us keep Grade 9A's flag up high!

Ms Anley


First Ambassador of the Week: 13/8/2012 - TAUFEEQ MATTHEWS - Exemplary social service contribution.
                                                 31/8/2012 - IMAN JENEKER - Exceptional academic commitment and improvement.

For his wonderful commitment to making the Mini-World a huge success and general stellar behaviour and effort made in several classes, the Ambassador of the Week, for two weeks running is:
                                                 7/09/2012 - DEVON MOOLMAN!
                                                 12/10/2012 - RAIYAANAH ESSA - Representing our class as the Top Junior Netball Player of the Tournament! Well done Raiyaanah!
                                                 26/10/2012 -LERATO PUDUMO - Coordinating a successful Santa Shoebox drive.
                                                 2/10/2012 - AYESHA SOLOMON - Tutoring for exam study group
                                                 Ambassador of 2012: JAY-DEE COLLINS - For consistently representing Grade9A in academics, dancing and general smiling 'fantasticness'!


Well done!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Good luck to all Grade 9s for the EMS means test tomorrow. Study hard tonight, keep focused and try your best, regardless of whether you want to do Accounting next year or not. Go big or go home - always, and in everything we do!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hello Grade 9As!

Hello Grade 9As!

This is your blog - what would you like to see on it? Please post your suggestions under 'comments'.

First things first...please join this blog! Click on 'join this site'.

Right, let's get the ball rolling...under 'comments', post ONE random thing about yourself that your classmates may not know.

I will start:

Right. I am slightly addicted to chocolate-covered raisins...not the peanut ones, the raisins only. Yum!

Ms. Anley