Our FP decided to take up the challenge and raise cents during the month of February to assist SANCCOB and adopt penguins. We were amazed at our young Hurdians outreach in love and we were able to adopt 6 penguins, allowing each Grade to complete an adoption for their own “LOVE” pair. The much needed adoption funds will assist SANCCOB to fund the rehabilitation of these birds. Now to name them and await our adoption certificates!
Our adoptions were AP040 (a young chick) AP307 & AP337 (juveniles) AP311 & AP330 (Blues) and AP336 (an adult).
Once again a big thank to all who contributed to our “Month of Love Campaign”. We are blessed with a community that really cares!
The year started at top speed for the Music Department this year. First, we are very happy to welcome two new staff members – Ms. Uithaler (Piano) and Mr. Ray (Piano). We hope that they will be very happy here and we look forward to many new and exciting musical ventures.
Our very first performance of the year occurred a mere eight school days after the start of the school year. Newton Park Pre-Primary invited the Senior Band to perform at their 60th Birthday Celebrations on 25 January 2020. The Band, consisting only of Grade 6 and 7 musicians, played for an hour in the grounds of the school. In addition, Mr. Koopman invited ex-Hurdians, who had been at Newton Park Pre-Primary, to join the performance. We were proud to include Cody Coombe-Davis, Nathan McCallum, Jordan Jenneker, Caitlyn Blouw, Arden Harris and Ms. Uithaler (ex-Hurdian!). Our thanks to them and Ms. Fowlds and Mr. Ray for joining the children in making the performance most enjoyable....
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 were required to code their way through a series of levels with the winning team being the team that progressed the furthest in a set time limit. We are pleased to announce that HHPS won this competition with one of our teams reaching Level 16, closely followed by another one of our teams who complet...