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August 31, 2017

Herbert Hurd chess players played a match against Emafini Primary School.

We would also like to congratulate Cohen Geswint who has been selected to play for the U14 EP Chess Team. We are very proud of him!

August 30, 2017

During our assembly on Friday we handed over our 67 blankets to Kim Tucker from '67 Blankets for Mandela'.

Thank you to each and every member of the HHPS family who contributed to this project by knitting, crocheting or sewing together blankets. We appreciate your efforts.

We would like to thank two very special ladies in particular:

Mrs Carol Cilliers knitted 500 squares on her own which effectively translates to 8 blankets!

Mrs Geyser sewed together 24 of our blankets!

Thank you so much for this fantastic contribution to the project.

Kim Tucker will forward information about where the blankets have been sent once they have been handed out.

August 30, 2017

A highly entertaining Interhouse rugby and hockey competition was held on Saturday, 26 August 2017.

The mini hockey matches took place at the Cranna field and the senior rugby and hockey matches took place at the Birkholtz fields.

Kennersley house was victorious in both the boys and girls senior Interhouse matches.

Chapman house won the under 11 rugby competition while Albury was too strong for Chapman in the u13 final and won the senior Interhouse rugby trophy.

Final Interhouse positions:

U13 boy’s hockey         U13 girl’s hockey        U13 rugby

  1. Kennersley         1. Kennersley             1. Albury

  2. Chapman            2. Chapman               2. Chapman

  3. Wemouth           3. Weymouth              3. Weymouth...

August 30, 2017

Herbert Hurd took part in the Salvation Army '2 Week 2 Rand Challenge'. During our assembly on Friday, Envoy Stanley Niemand came back to hand out some awards.  We are pleased to announce that over R16 000 was collected during this Fundraiser.  The class that collected the most money was Room 6 and a special award was handed to Kyle Popple of Room 6 who handed in 11 containers. Thank you to each and every member of the HHPS family who was took part in this fundraiser.

August 29, 2017

This event, which took place on Thursday 17 August in the Martin Emmerick Hall, has become an annual joy at which three primary schools and a high school perform for each other, and we end off with a number of rousing items performed by the three primary schools en masse.

The first half of the evening consisted of heart-warming and entertaining performances from Summerwood, Collegiate Junior ( both of whom added a dance element to their programmes) and Herbert Hurd.

After interval the Alexander Road Concert Band stunned the audience with a performance of the highest quality.  The mass band then ended off the evening with separately-rehearsed pieces which came together beautifully under the baton of guest conductor, Mr Marlon Louis who is the band director at Victoria Park High School.

Our sincere thanks go to Mrs Alet Finlaison, Mr  Tiaan Uys, Ms Niki Colman and of course our own Mr Curtleigh Koopman for contributing so ably to a successful evening

August 28, 2017

The Grade 5 pupils visited the Addo Elephant Park during the past 2 weeks.  The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A hop-on guide accompanied  the pupils through the park.  Pupils were fortunate to see a wide variety of animals (elephant, buffalo, hyena, red hartebeest, kudu, zebra etc) and Room 27 even got to see the elusive lions.  They enjoyed a picnic lunch at Jack's Picnic Camp.  There were a number of pupils who have never seen animals in the wild before and hopefully this will be a trip that they will never forget.

August 18, 2017

The girls and boys departed for our annual Knysna Hockey Tour on Friday 12th August. When arriving we went straight to the Spur, and had a great lunch that was enjoyed by both children and staff. We then went to our accommodation at Woodbourne Lodge. The children had a chance to inspect their rooms and decide on roommates.
We then went to the gorgeous Oakhill grounds to play our matches. These games were played on Astroturf in the pouring rain. The kids loved this even though they came off the field drenched to the bone. Both the boys and girls won their respective matches. The boys won 4-0 and the girls won 3-0.
In the evening we had a big braai. It was no mean feat feeding 27 ravenous children. They were treated to chops, chicken drumsticks, and wors rolls. As a treat they had hot chocolate drinks topped with marshmallows. At ten it was time for ‘bed’.  
The Saturday morning started with an early morning cappuccino, muffin and breakfast bar. We then made our way down to the festival....

August 14, 2017

On Saturday, Mr Matsha, brought 6 tennis players from the Motherwell Development Team to have a friendly match against Herbert Hurd.
The tennis was of a good standard and our parents must be thanked for supporting and encouraging both teams during the course of play.
We look forward to hosting them as often as possible.


August 8, 2017

Herbert Hurd pupils participated in the Pearson High School Arts Festival which ran from 31 July to 4 August.  We are pleased to report that our pupils did us proud!  It is particularly gratifying to note that the concert band, under our new director, Mr Curtleigh Koopman, achieved an A+ Gold after only 8 weeks at the helm.  We congratulate him and the band members who have worked hard to achieve this result.

Our individual pupils also fared very well.  Here follow the results achieved:

Caitlyn Blouw:  Gold for piano
Riley Doyle:       Gold for saxophone
Sarah-Jade Henry:  Gold for clarinet
Kayla Schmelzer:  Gold for flute
Chinika Goliath:  Gold for piano
David Lindemann:  Silver for piano
Jordan Jenneker: Silver for flute
Julia Quevauvilliers: Bronze for piano

Well done to every one of you!

August 4, 2017

Eight new Ambassadorial Students were added to the existing group of Ambasssadorial Students this morning.  Congratulations to these pupils!

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