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...
On Friday we said good-bye to three very special teachers who are retiring from teaching. Mrs Scheepers, Mrs Pons and Mrs Warneke were treated to breakfast, a limo ride and a special tea in the staffroom on their last day of school!