On Tuesday, 11 February, the Grade 5 learners and their teachers prepared for a day of sunshine, water and lots of fun! We all lined up on the field, eagerly awaiting the buses to take us to Splash Water World where we would spend the day at the Port Elizabeth Super Tubes. It was the perfect day for an outing and we couldn’t wait to get going! Once at the Tubes, we were welcomed by Aunty Monika who explained the rules and then we were given the go ahead to grab our buddies and head for the slides. We could choose to take a slow ride down The Lazy River on the blow up tubes, experience the exhilaration of The Cobra or face our fears of heights and speed on The Bullet. Even Mrs Synman, Miss Na
The 24th of January, the Grade 6’s decided to trade their classroom for the pool and water slides at McArthur’s. The focus of the day was to have some fun in the sun! All excited, the learners were ready with their slip slops, costumes and towels! Even the teachers were ready for the beautiful scenery of their new classroom for the day. Agenda for the day: Spending the whole day in the pool. Sliding down the water slides, to see who made the biggest splash. and having a picnic with friends. Talk about perfect! The smiles on the learners’ faces were shining as bright as the sun! It was pleasing to see how all the learners came together to join in the fun! It was such a lovely day. We were ble
On Wednesday, 5 February 2020, our Grade 6 and 7 piano pupils were treated to a mini excursion to the Feather Market Hall. This, being the 12th Annual Open Day for Schools across Port Elizabeth, our learners were mesmerized by the sight and sounds of the humungous Feather Market Pipe Organ. Along with this was a pipe organ demonstration and a duet by Dr Erika Bothma on piano and Professor Albert Troskie on pipe organ. Various ensembles from local schools and tertiary institutions also performed, such as the Ikava Vocal Ensemble, the Eastern Cape Children’s Choir and the Pearson Brass Ensemble. A musical and educational outing indeed.
On Tuesday morning at exactly 6:02am, 25 pupils from Herbert Hurd joined teams from around the city to take part in the Alex Mole Day celebrations. Mole Day is normally celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created as a way to foster interest in chemistry. Schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and/or moles. This year Alexander Road High decided to celebrate Mole Day with a technology twist. The pupils took part in a coding competition using a game called TANKS. The teams w