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.
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
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.
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....
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.
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