Incredible, Inspiring, Mind-Blowing, Frightening, Scary and so the adjectives can continue to describe last night’s presentation from Emma Sadleir regarding social media and all related matters around it.
The families that were represented last night are the richer today because of the knowledge gained last night. The Grade 6 & 7 pupils’ eyes were opened, as well, as to the pitfalls that social media presents itself with.
I was horrified to see what a large number of our pupils are up to on social media and how young some of the participants are. During the afternoon I was taken through screen after screen of Herbert Hurd pupils as to the dangers they are putting themselves in regarding pictures they are posting of themselves. It was scary!
To all who took the time and effort to honour their commitment, I salute you. You are the true winners and your children have gained so much by your mere presence last night. I am proud you!
Parents, who were in attendance, I would appreciate your feedb...
On behalf of the Herbert Hurd, I extend a warm welcome to all parents, grandparents, pupils and the extended Hurdian Family to our Founder’s Day Assembly in this our 64th year. Today we celebrate the founding (birthday) of Herbert Hurd Primary School. 64 years ago, Herbert Hurd was established as an English Medium school to serve the community of Newton Park and surrounds.
Herbert Hurd is actually very fortunate that we can celebrate two birthdays. 92 years ago a school was started in the church hall of St Hughes for the children living in the area then known as Fairview, that later became known as Newton Park.
This school known as Newton Park Primary, operated as a dual-medium school (English and Afrikaans speaking pupils) for 28 years before the English Medium School – Herbert Hurd Primary School – opened its doors in January 1954 on this the present site of the school and it has continued to operate as an English Medium School for the past 64 years.
Herbert Hurd was placed second in the Eastern Cape for the Glass Recycling Company's glass collection competition. A cheque to the value of R20 000 was handed over to the school by one of their representatives. Well done to all parents who regularly deposit their empty bottles in the green igloo positioned near the school garages. Let us continue depositing bottles and see if we can walk away with the first prize in the next round!
The acceptance of the 2018 theme “SUCCESS UNDER CONSTRUCTION” has been embraced by all associated with this wonderful school. Success is the choice of every individual! Every individual aspires to growth, therefore the road to success is always under construction. As the times keep changing, environmental changes, people around us change, situations change, people demands change, behaviours change and educational expectations change. Change is inevitable!
People that thus strive for success must change their core competencies. We must always keep on adding knowledge, knowhow, skills, information and above all the new creative and innovative techniques and technologies competing with time. These competencies add to the wisdom of the individuals and make them wise. Wise people are quick and sharp in taking decisions. Decisions may by for themselves, for society and for complete humanity. Tomorrow, the only people that will survive and be successful will be those who enhance their competen...