Beanie Collection

We are so proud of these two boys and their mom. They handed in 67 beanies this morning! Each boy completed a beanie himself and the rest were knitted and crocheted by Mrs Jay. Thank you to this family for the wonderful support. We are proud of the boys for the effort that they have made to bless others. Beanies can be handed in to Miss Niemand and we are accepting wool donations too.

Dodds Farm Outing

The Grade 6's went on an educational outing to Dodds Farm last week. What better way to apply the theory they've learnt in Natural Science than doing it practically in nature. They were given the opportunity to do water experiments and observe their natural surroundings. Each group was given a clipboard with worksheets, instructions to follow & a set of equipment. They were each designated a spot where they could test the water for pollution, the temperature & oxygen levels in the water. They had to assess & give feedback as to whether it was safe for animals & insects to thrive in these conditions. The groups took on the tasks with great eagerness & responsibility & Mrs Lara Lotter wa

Gr 6 Orators' Competition

2018 has been another year of thought-provoking speeches and excellent deliveries. Our top 8 Orators came up with excellent topics and informed their audience on issues such as bullying, drones, weird creatures, Round Table, schizophrenia, facts about the earth, signs that prove you're a genius and trains. The 8 Orators chosen from across the grade proved to be excellent public speakers and we are proud of every pupil who took part in the Orators Competition. A huge congratulations goes to Sage Heard for winning the Grade 6 Oratory Competition. Her oral on strange creatures was very interesting and kept the audience captivated. Chinika Goliath's oral on bullying was highly commended and J

Grade 2s explore SANCCOB – May 2018

SANCCOB is situated in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve. It is a penguin rehabilitation centre that is helping injured and abandoned penguins. SANCCOB is furthermore helping to educate our children by raising the awareness of the problems that our endangered African Penguin species faces. It is always a joy to be hosted by staff of SANCCOB as they welcome us into the hospital and classroom and begin the exciting lessons of penguin facts. Phillipa entertains, enlightens and humours us with her wonderful and abundant knowledge of penguins. We experience a classroom of another kind for the day. Our eyes feast on the array of collections scattered around what feels like an ENOURMOUS nature table!

Gr 7 Orators' Competition

The Grade 7 Orators’ Competition was held in the Martin Emmerick Hall on Thursday 24 May. The audience was treated to excellent, well-researched and thought-provoking orals. Thank you to the three adjudicators: Mrs Pons, Mrs Moosa and Mrs Yarborough, who had the daunting task of choosing a winner amongst such talent. The winner of the day was Hope Gabriel who spoke passionately about “Foreigners in South Africa”. Her unprepared oral was an amusing account of “My First Attempt at Surfing”. Talissa Muniz did her prepared oral on “Blurred Lines in the Rainbow” and was highly commended for her riveting presentation. The other Grade 7 orators were: Petra Coltman (Five Things You Didn’t K

Gr 3 Insect Day

On Thursday 24 May the Grade 3 corridors were abuzz with a hive of activity on our annual Insect Day. The children came dressed up as insects and the parents certainly had made such an effort to make their darlings look the part! The day started with a parade around the Foundation Phase playground followed by a photo shoot. Each child presented their oral and the pamphlet they had made. We then decorated biscuits to show the caterpillar hatching out of its egg. The children invented their own insects which they then had to name and write about. The day culminated in them decorating their own butterflies. It was a glorious day and luckily no little insects had to be swatted or sprayed with Do

u11A Hockey

JORDAN ERASMUS broke his brand new hockey stick during his u11A boys hockey match against Lorraine Primary, on Friday, 11 May. As a consolation, our u11A team won this thriller of a match 2-1.

Emma Sadleir at Herbert Hurd

Incredible, Inspiring, Mind-Blowing, Frightening, Scary and so the adjectives can continue to describe last night’s presentation from Emma Sadleir regarding social media and all related matters around it. The families that were represented last night are the richer today because of the knowledge gained last night. The Grade 6 & 7 pupils’ eyes were opened, as well, as to the pitfalls that social media presents itself with. I was horrified to see what a large number of our pupils are up to on social media and how young some of the participants are. During the afternoon I was taken through screen after screen of Herbert Hurd pupils as to the dangers they are putting themselves in regarding pict

Westering Derby Day

A most enjoyable Derby Day was had at Westering Primary School. All the pupils gave of their best and kept the Hurdian flag flying high!! The 1st girls hockey team had a great 1-0 victory over their counterparts in a nail-biting and closely-contested match. The Tennis team was also included in the derby day and they impressed with a good 7-1 victory. The under 9B rugby team had a convincing 35-5 win!! The "Man of the Match", Liam van der Mescht, scored three amazing tries. The "come-back" team of the day was our under 11A rugby boys. They showed true Hurdian character by coming back from 14-0 down to draw the game!! It was a thriller of a match and enjoyed by all the spectators. The under 13

Romeo and Juliet Production

The Grade 7's attended the Alexander Road High School Production, Romeo and Juliet, on Monday, 7 May. Because this romantic tragedy was written by William Shakespeare in the 1500’s, the language was very different to how we speak today. The passion with which the cast spoke and acted made this seem somewhat irrelevant as the Grade 7's were still able to follow the plot and get fully involved in the play. The highlights of the play were: seeing past Hurdians on the stage (Luzuko Mavela, Rachel Lategan, Megan Wait, Liyema Ntini, Nathan van As, Amy Bright and Sambesiwe Ndondo), watching Shakespeare for the first time, having a motorbike ride onto the stage and the action scenes. It was, of cour

Gr 5 Sundays River Outing

The Grade 5's headed off to Sunday’s River for an adrenaline-pumping day. For some, a boat-ride was something completely new – let alone a ride on the Sunday’s River Ferry. Some learners were even lucky enough to get a ride on, what they called, “The Speed Boat”. Traveling down the river to our sand-dune destination, we were not only blessed with the morning sun reflecting off the river, but some classes were lucky enough to see some interesting wildlife, from monkeys to a not very common sighting of a Goliath Heron. Arriving at the sand dune got their hearts pumping a little bit faster. Whether it was out of excitement, adrenaline, fear or merely the pure unknown, we will never know. After

Rugby Jerseys 2018

There was much excitement at assembly today when the boys of the first rugby team received their brand new rugby jerseys.

Gr 5 Literary Day

The Grade Five pupils held their Literary Day last week. The pupils came to school dressed as a book character and presented a book review on their chosen book. The top orators were selected and repeated their orals to the whole grade. Well done on excellent speeches. We also selected those pupils who we felt were the best dressed. After break, we held a literary quiz, where each class was represented by four pupils. Congratulations to Room 27, who won the quiz. An exciting “book filled” day.

Gr 7 Movie About Plants

This educational video was created by Tannah-Jade Green. It can be used as a quick re-cap or consolidation activity based on the parts of the plant. This video can also be used as an introduction to plant reproduction for Intermediate Phase learners (ages 9-13). Thank you to the Grade 7 learners from Herbert Hurd Primary School for participating in this activity. Camera work and editing by Alisha Potgieter.


We have connections: our Mrs Canter is very involved in the management of Swimming South Africa. When it became apparent to her that the services of musicians would be appreciated at the opening ceremony of the National Championship Gala which took place at the Newton Park Swimming Pool last week, Mr Koopman jumped at another opportunity to show off our growing prowess. The band played a number of upbeat pieces to entertain the spectators on their arrival, accompanied the various province flag bearers in their march-past, and then played the national anthem as all in the pool precinct sang along. Mind you, singing along was not easy - everyone wanted to remain silent in order to enjoy the

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