The Annual Rotary Swimathon was held in the HHPS Pool on Tuesday 19 February. Here are some of the stats from this event: 580 pupils participated (66% of the pupils); R 11 600 was raised; total distance of 14.5km covered (580 x 25m) A big thank you to the Herbie family for the wonderful support.
The statue of the dog that is in the foyer was created in memory of a very special dog who loved to hang out at Herbert Hurd. The following article was written about Bruno by an old pupil of our school, Mr Blaine McCleland. He attended Herbert Hurd from 1963-1969. Thank you to Mr Blaine for sharing your special memories of Bruno with those of us that never had the opportunity to play with him. http://bit.ly/HHPSBruno
The Kids' Literary Quiz was held at St Georges Prep on 19 February. Sophie Glibbery, Mia Roman, Degan Telfer and Daniel van Dyk represented Herbert Hurd. It was a wonderful afternoon of learning and fun!
Congratulations to Connor Jay for excellent results in Namibia. Connor swam the 3km event, 12-13 age group, on Sunday at the CANA Zone IV Championships in Namibia.He finished in a time of 46.17 minutes to claim the Gold medal. Click on the link below to access an online article in Swimming World Magazine about the success of Team SA. https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/south-african-open-water-swimmers-win-big-at-cana-zone-iv/?fbclid=IwAR3uKyYDlbHWuKws9n9bcCbeqp-tABDX8VnuOFgYQPKwN_aXIUvHaYfQXYo Below is the link to a radio interview done before the trip: https://www.algoafm.co.za/article/daron-mann-breakfast/99140/cana-zone-iv-junior-open-water-swimming-champs
Herbert Hurd Primary has taken part in the Glass Recycling Competition since it started 2 years ago. Last year we came second (glass collected in 2017) and this year we came first for collecting 4 177kg of glass in 2018. The prize money donated to the school this year was R30 000. Well done and thank you to all our parents!
An exciting afternoon of Inter-House cricket matches took place at the Birkholtz fields. Weymouth House won the competition and Kennersley House won the Super over trophy. Well done to all who participated
The Grade 7's eagerly made their way to the Hurdian on Friday 1 February for their Team Building Day. They were split into teams and given nine tasks to complete together. These tasks ranged from untangling themselves from a human chain 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 themselves, geese honks and all! The ice-creams