Mini Cricket Coaching

A Mini cricket coaching session was held on Saturday, 24 February, on the Cranna Field. An enthusiastic group of pupils attended the session and had a fantastic time. The basics of cricket, which included holding a cricket bat, holding the ball, batting and bowling were taught by the experienced Mr Noble and the coaches. A big thank you to all parents who supported this initiative. A fun time was had by all.

Senior Inter-house Gala

Thunderous drums, enthusiastic singing, fancy dress, multi-coloured face paint and free sweets (for those showing enthusiasm) filled the Herbert Hurd Aquatic Centre on Friday, 23 February 2018 at the annual senior Inter-House Gala. All pupils from Grade 4 through to Grade 7 were able to escape classroom learning for an enjoyable day of cheering on their house peers and swimming to earn house points. The backstroke and breaststroke events were pre-determined during each pupil’s Phys Ed lesson. However, on the day of the gala, all learners had the opportunity to earn points for their respective house by participating in the freestyle events from which the final heats were then determined. Unlu


Early this year we received an invitation to join a few other primary schools’ bands and choirs in a music extravaganza at the David Blake Hall. We were sent sheet music which was to be prepared during our normal practice time, to a level of reasonable competence. The day of reckoning dawned on 22 February. Parents had rallied around, offering transport to avoid the necessity of using the buses required by sports teams, teachers scurried to get the admin done. As this was our first opportunity to participate, we were a little nervous. Was our level of competence adequate? Were we ready to give a good account of ourselves? On arrival, our children were shepherded to separate venues, one

Lord Baden-Powell's Birthday

Lord Robert Baden-Powell, (February 22, 1857 - January 8, 1941) was a soldier, writer and founder of the world Scouting movement. The scouts, cubs, brownies and girl guides celebrated his birthday by coming to school in their respective uniforms.

New Music Pupils

This has been a bumper year for beginners in the Music Department. We had a huge exodus of Grade Sevens last year, necessitating a much greater than usual intake of newbies. We are happy to announce that every band instrument is now in use. This has also led to Mrs Canter's hours being extended to four full days per week in addition to the four full time teachers employed at the school. Mrs Warneke and Mrs Simons teach piano and class music; Mrs Canter teaches clarinet,saxophone and class music and Miss Fowlds teaches flute and piano. Mr Koopman takes care of all the brass players as well as Grade Seven class music. Our beginners are already showing great promise, and we are hopeful that

Grade Two explores the rocky shores

The Grade 2 classes all headed out on Valentine’s Day to the beautiful rocky shoreline of Cape Recife. The sandy beach, at the foot of the lighthouse, is the perfect spot to set up a base for the exciting flag races and a lunchtime picnic. The beautiful sunlight shining down through the early morning rain clouds welcomed us while the picturesque lighthouse towered above. Hopping off the busses, unpacking the kit, seeing the lighthouse for the first time and feeling the sand of the dunes under your feet is always a thrill! We also need to hear some “Beach FUN Rules” from Mr Garner ensuring that our day is filled with excitement. The flag races are always a hit! Heads down, heads up and waitin

Man of the Match

Janreu Oosthuizen, in the under 10A cricket team, took an amazing 5 wickets and conceded only 2 runs. They played the match against Kingswood College under 11B team on Saturday, 17 February at the Birkholtz Fields. Herbert Hurd won the match by 8 wickets.

Academic Assembly (Feb)

During assembly last Friday, 16 February 2018, academic badges were handed out to the pupils who received 80% aggregate in their December exams. We are very proud of these pupils and hope that they will continue their hard work this year. Congratulations!

Valentine's Day Surprise

On Wednesday, 14 February the Grade 6’s surprised the Grade 1’s with a Valentine’s treat. Each Grade 6 wrote a card specially for a little Grade 1 & gave it to them with a small treat just to say we love that you are at Herbert Hurd. Each Grade 6 class visited a different Grade 1 class so the pupils could meet their special new friend face to face. Even though they missed seeing the Grade 1 pupils, Rm 16 got to sit in the recipients desk and chair to leave them their letter and sweet treat. They got to feel what it was once like to be in a Grade 1 class again and many could not believe they were once that small too. We also took a photo of Mrs Cloete with pupils that used to be in her cla

From the Headmaster's Desk...

The acceptance of the 2018 theme “SUCCESS UNDER CONSTRUCTION” has been embraced by all associated with this wonderful school. Success is the choice of every individual! Every individual aspires to growth, therefore the road to success is always under construction. As the times keep changing, environmental changes, people around us change, situations change, people demands change, behaviours change and educational expectations change. Change is inevitable! People that thus strive for success must change their core competencies. We must always keep on adding knowledge, knowhow, skills, information and above all the new creative and innovative techniques and technologies competing with time. Th


The Grade Four, Five, Six and Seven pupils took part in a Maths Competition at St George’s on Monday 12 February. The schools that participated were: Sunridge, St George’s, Collegiate, Woodridge, St Andrews, Kingswood, Summerwood, Harvest and Herbert Hurd. Each team consisted of four pupils. The pupils had to answer three different sections of questions. There were winners in each section and the overall winner was judged according to the total number of points scored by each grade. Well done to the Herbert Hurd pupils who won this competition. We are so proud of you!

Motorcycle Star: Damien Oberholzer

Motorcycle star, DAMIAN OBERHOLZER, took the chequered flag for the first time on Saturday, 10 February, during Round 1 of the Regional motorcycle races for 2018. Damian participates in HONDA NSF 100cc division. He went on to win all three of the races he competed in! The races took place at the Algoa Cart and Motorcycle Club in Port Elizabeth. He currently leads this section and is on 45 points.

SABC visits HHPS

Last week our school was visited by the SABC who interviewed some of our children and staff about their memories of Nelson Mandela. Click on the link below to watch the clip.

Grade 3 Outing to Willows

The Grade 3's made the long trek out to Willows resort for some fun in da sun! There was so much to do. We could hit the slides, play soccer on the beach, hit a cricket ball around and play some putt putt. The most absorbing activity was playing in the tidal pool. We got to swim with the fish, explore the rock pools and laze in the sun on the "deck" built into the pool. Thanks to the teachers for an amazing outing!

Grade 6 Outing to McArthur Baths

The Grade 6's had their annual Orientation Day at McArthur Baths. The wind did its best to try blow our spirits out to sea but only managed to blow some food out our hands! We swam and got to know our new classmates and teachers in an environment outside of school. Thanks to the teachers for a great outing!

HHPS Sports Stars

Zacharee Mclean, in the under 9A cricket team, took 5 wickets for 16 runs against Union High School. It took place on the Birkholtz Fields on Saturday, 03 February. Jade Coetzee, in the under 13A cricket team, took 5 wickets for 32 runs against Union High School. It took place on the Cranna Field on Saturday, 03 February. Well done boys!

Cricket vs Woodridge

The u13A cricket squad took part in the Woodridge T20 festival on Saturday, 20 January 2018, at Woodridge Preparatory School. They played practice matches against Knysna Sport School and the EP Invitational team.

Cricket vs Union High

The u9A, u11A and u13A cricket teams played matches against Union High School from Graaff-Reinet on Saturday, 03 February 2018. All the matches took place at our school fields. It was an exceptional day as ALL three teams had convincing victories over Union. The stand-out performances were: Jade Coetzee who took 5 wickets for 32 runs. Zacheree McLean who took 5 wickets for 16 runs. RESULTS: HHPS vs Union High School 03 February 2018 U9A Union: 51 all out Zacheree McLean: 5/16 Ayanda Pinini: 2/3 HHPS: 52/2 Ulibo Ndyibi 14* HHPS won by 8 wickets. U11A Union: 69 all out Jaydon Mabie: 4/14 Joshua Wabanie: 2/14 Fagan Gericke: 2/12 Alex Graham: 2/20 HHPS 71/1 Joshua Wabanie 20 Reece Opperman 14 HH

Grade 5 Outing to the Super Tubes

The Grade Fives had a successful outing to the Super Tubes. We had time to get to know one another while having fun. Thank you to the teachers who accompanied the pupils and thank you to the pupils for their excellent behaviour. We are proud of you.

Grade 7 Orientation

The Grade 7s eagerly made their way to the Hurdian sports’ fields on Thursday 25 January, not knowing what to expect. They were split into teams and given nine tasks to complete together. These tasks ranged from removing “toxic water” from a bucket inside a circle using only ropes to having the team’s legs tied together and having to move through a course of hoola hoops with only two feet inside them at a time! There were marble races in sand pits, marbles balancing in spoon challenges, using ribbon to write as a team and recalling cell numbers from all over the grounds, to name a few. The highlight was watching a video on how geese work as a team and then having to reenact the scenes the

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