“Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit”

“Some are born great, others achieve greatness” – so goes the iconic line from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which the grade 9 English students read this week. Having seen a performance of Twelfth Night in Stratford earlier this year, their analysis of the text furthered their understanding of the play.

Greek Mythology

This week, the grade 9 students started their study of Greek mythology by reading Homer’s The Odyssey. To gain a better understanding of the text, they participated in related activities such as putting themselves in a character’s dilemma, debating choices made by the characters, and rewriting scenes from the characters’ perspective.

Interesting Money

This week, the grade 9 math class continued their study of money, exploring the intricacies of compound interest. Students learned about converting between nominal and effective interest rates, calculating changing compounding periods, as well as instantaneous compounding. They will soon go on to study logarithms.

Trick Taking Tacticians

Gr 9 Bridge

This week, the grade 9 math class continued learning about the intense and highly strategic card game of bridge. They learned bidding strategies and conventions, such as Stayman and Jacoby Transfers. After mastering these, students will move on to learn other tactics.