On the 17th/18th of October, the Grade 7's, in teams, spent the day constructing a 3D house as part of their Mathematics assessment. The children had to decipher 2D plans and measurements, and follow detailed instructions in order to become budding architects. After four hours, the groups had successfully constructed their houses using nets and tabs, and had finished putting the last-minute artistic touches to their plots. The children can be congratulated for showing tenacity and good team work throughout the practical assessment. These skills will certainly equip them in high school.
On Thursday 8 November 2018 the Grade 3’s went on our last outing of the year to Holmeleigh Farm. We were taken on a tour of the farmyard where we learned all about what products animals give us and we were all very excited to feed the animals. We then went on a rather bumpy tractor ride and got to play on all the playground equipment. A great day was had by all.
We had an assembly with a difference this morning - we could not use the hall so we used the indoor swimming pool area! It was a tight squeeze but an interesting change from the norm. Many children were recognised for their achievements in various activities. We ended the assembly with Mr Koopman playing the 'Last Post' to remind us about 'Poppy Day' that will be celebrated around the world on Sunday.
Mrs Butler inspired us on Wednesday by these famous Dr Suess words “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” AND that is precisely what we did on Wednesday as we held the annual Grade 2 Reading Competition. There was pure magic as we listened to the 8 champion readers take on their prepared and unprepared passages. Congratulations to each and every reader. You read with expression, projection and clarity. We were in awe of how your prepared and unprepared reading had so few errors, great fluency and the appropriate intonation. You were all champions. Congratulations to Zarann Soni on being the overall winner for 2018. As Mrs Yarborough said, “Readers
The Grade Three Reading Competition was held in the school library on Wednesday 25 October. We were very fortunate to have Mrs Pretorius, Mrs Yarborough and Mrs Els as our adjudicators. Congratulations to the following pupils who participated : Wade Beling, Dylan van Loggerenberg, Rebecca Burgess, Thalia Hearne, Greer Olivera, Elizabeth de Kock, Joshua Morilly and Amo Makwetu. The pupils read a prepared piece of text as well as an unprepared piece. The judges had a very difficult task selecting a winner. Rebecca was judged the winner and we extend our congratulations to her as well as the other readers. We are so very proud of you all.
Eight of our very best Grade 7 pupils tested their reading skills at Herbert Hurd’s annual Grade 7 Afrikaans Leeskompetisie.
Afrikaans background music set the tone as the Grade 7 learners were leading in. Competitors and supporters alike enjoyed “Zackie Mostert en die Super Aaklige Soen” by Jaco Jabobs: an entertaining story about a boy who will come up with every excuse not to kiss a girl in the school play.
We were very honoured to have Mrs Deyzel and Mrs Henwick , two experienced teachers from the neigbouring Laerskool Newtonpark, as judges. After a tension-filled competition, Jordan Lindoor walked away with the trophy and an Exclusive Books voucher to the value of R200. A big thank
Herbert Hurd hosted it 4th annual “Herbie mini cricket festival”. It was held on Saturday, 03 November, at the Birkholtz fields. This year we were blessed when our new main sponsor, Chris Heyns of The Acres Spar, came on board to make this event bigger and better. With his help, we managed to give every player an awesome goodie bag and hand out tons of lucky draw prizes and vouchers. The other committed sponsors were “Bellingham and Smith” cricket bat factory and Brian Bands Sports. The schools who participated were Astra, Clarendon Park, Cotswold Preparatory, St Georges, Summerwood, Sunridge, Bonzai Primary and Union from Graaff-Reinet. We were blessed with a lovely sunny day and the playe
The Excellence in Education Awards are hosted by Think Ahead and the iStore each year. This year we entered various iPad work done by our pupils into the Gr 1-3 Curriculum Category and we entered iPad Club work into the #Mandela100 category. We were very pleased to have one of our projects place third in the Gr 4-7 Section in the #Mandela100 category. Congratulations to Chinika Goliath and Rachel Gardiner who produced a wonderful movie about the life of Nelson Mandela. Mrs Ranwell attended the awards ceremony in Johannesburg on behalf of the school and the girls. Click on the link below to see their work. https://youtu.be/HG_eTOD4pj8 The following projects were also submitted to the competi
The Grade Five reading competition was held on Wednesday 31 October. Well done to those readers who were selected to read - Jennifer de Kock, Rebecca Haswell, Iviwe Baliso, David Linderman, Abbigaile Tait, Audrey Yossakamlouk, Liam Petersen and Zahraa Caderbegg. We enjoyed listening to a humorous story, read so expressively by our readers. Thank you to Mrs Brettanny, who was our adjudicator . Congratulations to Rebecca Haswell who was highly commended for her reading and to our 2018 winner - Zahraa Caderbegg.
The Grade Four Reading Competition took place on Wednesday the 31 October 2018.
We had eight excited and nervous pupils who were very keen and eager.
The participants were Lara Aspeling, Zara Bonnasse, Zeenat Cerfonteyn, Emily Daniel, Tannah Meiring, Kiara Nelson, Gabrielle Remy and Kaden Summerton.
We congratulate these pupils on a job well done.
Kiara Nelson was the overall winner and Lara Aspeling received a highly commendable.
The Grade Four pupils had their last outing for the year on the 25/26 October 2018.
The was great competition amongst the groups at tenpin bowling. Everyone, including the teachers, had a most enjoyable day. Room 34 and 35 went on Thursday and the best boy bowler was Matthew Koen and the best girl bowler was Demi Domingo. Room 32 and 33 went on Friday with Aphele Nogcantsi and Kirsten Shunmugam being the best tenpin bowlers of the day.