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October 31, 2017

On Wednesday the 25 October the annual Grade 2 Reading Competition was held in the Media Centre.  There were 8 finalists chosen from the Grade who needed to read both prepared and unprepared passages.  The adjudicators were Mrs Kim Ranwell, Mrs Janine Yarborough and Mrs Michelle Berrington. 

Well done to the eight finalists: Rebecca Burgess, Erin Belling, Wade Belling, Greer Olivera, Valentino Lavers, Joshua Morilly, April Gabriel and Amile Tom.  Well done to Rebecca who won the competition and to Greer and Joshua who were highly commended.  A special 'thank you' must also go to Mrs Richardson who so beautifully ‘fills the gaps” and entertained us with Dirty Bertie and his mischievous adventures. 

They say… “There is magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!” – Dr Seuss

How wonderful to witness the love of reading and the eloquence in which these readers make the stories come alive!  Let’s continue to encourage our children to find that...

October 31, 2017

The Grade 7’s went on an outing to Cape Receife to learn and practice orienteering.

Each team was given a map and an iPad and had to follow a specific route to landmarks in the area.

Places visited were the Lighthouse, SANCCOB, the old fort and the bird hide on the Rosetta Tern Trail. Once the almost 10km’s of walking was over, they had to make a pic collage of their outing that morning. It was a great outing incorporating teamwork, mapwork, a bit of art and some technology to get them through the day!

October 30, 2017

ASHLEY OSTLING  was selected for the SA U14 Indoor Cricket Team 2017.

Their Inland Tour started on 29 September 2017 in Middleburg & ended in Pretoria on 07 October 2017.

They played the following Provincial teams at their home venues:

U16 Mpumalanga        - Middleburg             U16 Eastern Gauteng    - Benoni

U16 Free State              - Sasolburg               U16 North West              - Potchefstroom

U16 Gauteng North     - Pretoria                   U16 Gauteng North 2    - Pretoria

Ashley's team remained unbeaten for the entire tournament.

Congratulations! We are very proud of you, Ashley!

October 30, 2017

Congratulations to Roxanne Welthagen! She is the current SOUTH AFRICAN champion for Power breaking in the 13/14 year old category. She won the title at the national championships in Cape Town on 30 September 2017.

Watch Roxy in action:

October 27, 2017

The Grade Three Reading Competition took place in the school library on Wednesday 25 October.  The  Grade Three pupils took part in preliminary rounds and the following pupils were selected to participate: Emily Daniel, Kiara Nelson, Cassidy Thomas, Lara Aspeling, Gabrielle Remy, Luke Momberg, Dylan Booker and Malik Sauls.

All the participants had to read an unprepared text as well as a prepared text. The adjudicators comprising of Mrs Yarborough, Mrs Berrington and Mrs Ranwell had a very difficult task selecting a winner as the standard of reading was high. After a great deal of deliberation, Kiara Nelson was announced as the overall winner. We would like to congratulate Kiara on her win as well as the other boys and girls who took part. Your Grade Three teachers are so very proud of you all.

See more photos on the Gallery page.

October 24, 2017

The annual Herbert Hurd Inter-house Athletics Day took place on Friday, 22 September at the Westbourne Oval.


Back row:

Cassidy Trumpeter(new u12 shot put record); Meghan Baxter(Victrix Ludorum and new high jump record); Mr G.J Harris(Headmaster); David Forbes(Victor Ludorum); Mr M Jenneker(Head of Sport); Caleb Rensburg (u14 winner); Ryan Jantjies(new u14 1000m record)

Front row:

Myra Viduya(new u10 1000m record and Best junior girl athlete); Fagan Gericke(Best junior boy athlete); Caitlin Manley(new u11 1000m record); Jasmin Esau(new u11 high jump record).

October 24, 2017

The u13A cricket team was sponsored with new warm-up tops from BDLS Attorneys in Cape Road. 

October 23, 2017

The results of the Tennis Championships for 2017 are as follows:

Singles winners: Caleb Rensburg and Holley van Heerden

Runners-up:  Bryce Barker and Grace Yassakamlouk

Mixed Doubles Winners: Holley van Heerden and Bryce Barker

Runners’-up: Caleb Rensburg and Jordan Adams

Boys’ Doubles Winners: Caleb Rensburg and Bombethu Mpati

Runners’-up: Bryce Barker and Pavaan Naidoo

Girls’ Doubles Winners: Holley van Heerden and Grace Yassakamlouk

Runners’-up: Jordan Adams and Kristen Hendrick

October 20, 2017

“Champions never complain; they are too busy getting better.” – John Wooden

Herbert Hurd’s annual swimming Championship Gala was held on Tuesday evening, 17 October 2017. Approximately 90 swimmers from Grade 1 through to Grade 7 participated in the evening’s events showcasing excellence in aquatics.

This year’s Championship Gala saw a total of 8 records being broken. Ethan Renze set new records for the boys open 100m IM, 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke. Tristan de Klerk broke the u7 boys 25m backstroke while Kayden O’Connor set a new record for the girls u7 25m breaststroke. Myra Viduya and Jordan Erasmus set a new record for the girls and boys u10 25m breaststroke while Katelyn Pienaar broke the record for the u12 50m breaststroke.

All pupils selected to participate in the Championship Gala can be extremely proud of their hard work and dedication to swimming throughout the year.

October 10, 2017

The Grade 7’s spent a day constructing a 3D house as part of their assessment for Mathematics.

While two classes were on a hike at Cape Recife, the other two classes were back at school working in groups trying to decipher the 2D plans and measurements.
After 4 hours, the groups had successfully constructed their houses using nets and tabs.

The learners can be congratulated for showing tenacity throughout the practical assessment.

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