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February 5, 2020

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...

October 24, 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://youtu.be/PGH8zTSt9k4

September 4, 2018

Our annual Foundation Phase Grandparents Day was held on Wednesday morning. We hosted over 500 grandparents in the hall.  They were treated to the Junior Choir singing and a sneak peak at some of the items from 'Our Greatest Show'.  Then they were able to visit their precious grandchildren in their classes.

July 25, 2018

Our Grade 4's and 5's were very fortunate to have Lori Preston visit our school yesterday.  Lori Preston is an East London based author who has written a book called 'Thabo the Space Dude'. 

Lori came to talk to the pupils about how her journey as an author began and she shared some important steps to remember when writing a story. Lori read an extract from the book which is written for South African children using language that these children use and understand. She played a few games with our children, answered questions and handed out stickers. Pupils had the opportunity to buy Lori's book and she wrote in and signed each copy.  She has also donated a copy to our school library.

What a wonderful experience for our children! Thank you, Lori Preston, for sharing your journey with us.

June 22, 2018

Our staff have had  wonderful two days of iPad training this week.  Parents became teachers for a few hours and helped to look after the classes while our staff were trained by Wendy from Think Ahead. Yesterday they were introduced to the exciting world of coding and got to play with Sphero balls. We have an amazingly creative staff and it was wonderful to watch them collaborating in teams.  We look forward to seeing all the new ideas in the classroom in the near future.

June 19, 2018

We celebrated Fathers Day on Friday morning. We trust that all our dads had a special day on Sunday.

June 13, 2018

Some Grade 7 boys had great fun building our very own Ecobrick wall at school today.  Thank you to each and every member of the HHPS family who has participated inthis project.  The support has been amazing! We have collected 562 Ecobricks so far.

June 4, 2018

In assembly on Friday Mr Harris launched a new project: Collecting Ecobricks.

He has encouraged the children to start filling 2 litre cooldrink bottles with plastic and to bring them to school. Each correctly filled bottle will earn the child 50 house points.

The competition will be held form 4 June to 21 June 2018.

Please see the link below for a more detailed explanation of how to fill the bottles.

https://www.ecobricks.org/how/

Lets all get involved and help rid our world of plastic waste!

May 30, 2018

We are so proud of these two boys and their mom.  They handed in 67 beanies this morning! Each boy completed a beanie himself and the rest were knitted and crocheted by Mrs Jay. Thank you to this family for the wonderful support. We are proud of the boys for the effort that they have made to bless others.

Beanies can be handed in to Miss Niemand and we are accepting wool donations too.

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