Excellence in Education Awards 2019

The annual Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony was held in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. These awards recognise teachers and pupils who integrate Apple technology in the curriculum in an innovative way. Herbert Hurd was placed in the top three in three different categories. Emma Chisholm (Grade 2) was placed third in the Curriculum Gr 0-3 category for her iPad task in Afrikaans on 'Sport'. Sophie Glibbery and Sitha Dlulane (Grade 7) were placed third in the Artistic Category for their animation called "Lifetime". Mrs Watson was placed first in the iTeacher Category. Congratulations! We are very proud of you! Below is the link to view the Mrs Watson's winning entry. https:/

'Rock Your Socks' Day

On the 18th of October we had our "Rock Your Socks" Day in aid of the Port Elizabeth Down Syndrome Association. Every Hurdian came to school dressed in their odd socks to create awareness regarding Down syndrome. We raised an incredible R4795.50. We are so grateful to our Hurdian family for helping us make this possible. A little competition started in the grades to see who could sell the most stickers: 3rd place we had Ashleigh Ndlovu from Grade 2 with 21 stickers. 2nd place we had Demi Domingo from Grade 5 with 22 stickers. 1st place we had Jaydon Doubell from Grade 3 with 40 stickers. Thank you Herbie for your generosity! "Being different makes no difference."

Grade 2 Windsor Fun Park Outing

The adventures never stop in Grade 2! Hopping excitedly into the busses and knowing we have a day of fun ahead is school at its BEST!! Windsor offers us a world of imagination as we head to the race track, climb the pirate boat’s mast, bake up a storm of mud cakes and leaf pies, fill those cars with imaginary gas to speed happily away on a road trip to the highways and byways of our imagination… this is THE LIFE when you are only 8!! It really is amazing how 120 children can “disappear” without any fuss and just PLAY. I guess the old adage is true… “for children PLAY is serious LEARNING”. The gravity of the seesaw, the tilt as you corner the race track, the balance of holding onto the ma

Grade 2 Reading Competition

“You can find magic wherever you look, Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!” - Dr. Seuss - We all LOVE to listen to a good story and this is the charm of the Reading Competitions held across the school. It isn’t all about the mechanics of reading, the audience get to “sit back and relax” and are entertained as our magnificent readers transport us beyond the now into a world of the imagination! We may be only 8 years of age BUT our talent for reading with expression, fluency and intonation must never be underestimated. Our readers represented the Grade 2 body of learners with pride and one could feel the tangible nerves as the nervous parents watched their precious children excel.

Grade 3 Reading Competition

The Grade Three Reading competition was held in the school library on 16 October. Preliminary rounds were held where our 8 readers were selected. The pupils read a prepared and an unprepared passage. Our adjudicators, Mrs Bretteny, Mrs Pons and Mrs Yarborough had a tough task in deciding on the overall winner. Congratulations to Uwais Limbada on winning the trophy. We are very proud of all our finalists and we hope you all enjoyed your chocolate and enjoy using your bookmark as you continue to read many amazing books

Grade 1 Reading Competition

The Grade 1 Reading Competition was held on Wednesday 16 October 2019. These were our eight finalists: Meagan Lee, Gemma Pearce, Tashvi Dana, Alex Goldman, Micah Searle, Jessica Duppa-Whyte, Milani Ndabambi and Skylar Awartz. The children each read a prepared piece and then an unprepared piece which they all read beautifully. Congratulations to our winner, Tashvi Dana!

Grade 7's Science Experiments

Last Term the Grade 7's were given the opportunity to showcase their love for science. They were allowed to do any science experiment no matter how crazy or absurd. From dropping eggs out of windows, to creating lava lamps, to creating elephants toothpaste with Hydrogen Peroxide. There was no shortness of fun and learning.

IP General Knowledge Quiz

This year, both the senior and the junior quizzes took place on the same day, in the last week of the third term. From a logistics point of view this worked well, as the hall only had to be prepared once and the grade seven contestants could help the grade threes with their table decorations. Junior Quiz This is an eagerly anticipated event in the Foundation Phase and the teams are chosen from the grade three pupils who all write a selection quiz. Each house team is made up of four contestants who work together to answer 50 multiple choice questions. There are also questions for the audience which is made up of all the foundation phase pupils. Weymouth House was the eventual winner wit

Grade 7 Term 3 Outing

The Grade 7’s spent a busy, interactive morning in St George’s Park on Tuesday, 17 September. Three activities had been organized for them ie. lawn bowling (yes, even teenagers can play “old man’s marbles”!), an amazing race through the park and an orientation walk. The highlights of the bowling were trying to keep the bowl on the rink and trying to get close to the kitty, which the children soon learnt wasn’t a cute fluffy feline. They thoroughly enjoyed the amazing race where they had to align themselves in correct positions according to pictures and then find answers to the cryptic clues. The orientation walk around the outskirts of the park reminded us that we pay very little attentio

Tennis Championship Finals

The Tennis Championship finals were played in windy conditions at the end of Term 3. Congratulations to Oluhle, Ryan, Audrey and Imaan on playing a very high standard of tennis. Results: Boy Champion: Oluhle Senti Runner-up: Ryan Thiersen Girl Champion: Audrey Yassakamlouk Runner - up: Imaan Bhene

Foundation Phase General Knowledge Quiz

The Foundation Phase General Knowledge Quiz took place on 18 September. Congratulations to all the Grade 3 pupils who were selected to participate. A preliminary round was held amongst the Grade 3 pupils where the pupils who scored the highest points in their respective houses were selected to represent their houses in the final. Congratulations to Weymouth on winning the trophy. Well done to all the participants.

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