Wow! What a fun, yet, highly productive day and a half.
Day 1 – 16 March
The camp started in the rain with all hands on deck moving all the equipment and bags from the trailer into the hall. Once that was done and dusted, and in an incredibly efficient manner, the children gathered in the hall for a rule briefing by Mr. Garner. Each dorm group had a leader and this leader had the responsibility of the dorm keys. Once everyone settled and unpacked in their dorms, Mr. Garner rang the gong and the children rushed out with their cups in hand to go grab some refreshment before the work began.
The work started with sectionals for 1h30mins, 45mins for the Junior Band and 45mins for the Senior Band. While the respective teachers (Mrs. Canter-clarinets and saxophones, Mr. Koopman-brass, Mrs. Warneke and Mrs. Simons-keyboard, Miss. Transel-percussion and Ms. Fowlds-flutes) were rehearsing the one band, the other band was rehearsing by themselves in a dorm; this gave the students a lovely bit of res...
The Inter-house cricket matches took place on Tuesday, 20 April, at the Birkholtz fields. Weymouth house played Chapman house in the final. All the matches were closely contested and every team gave of their best. The were some brilliant fielding, catches and wickets taken. Some highlights of the day:
Phakamisa Tyibilika took a hatrick!!
Hamish Harris took three wickets in one over (was on a hatrick).
Young Louis Ferreira (10yrs) took two wickets (was on a hatrick).
Juandre du Plessis was the “big hitter” of the day.
Weymouth house were victorious in both the T10 matches and the Super Over competition.
Congratulations to Noah Lindemann (Grade 1) and Christopher Plaatjies (Grade 2) on both being winners at the Nelson Mandela Chess Union competition. The competition was held on Saturday, 17 March, at the Boardwalk in Summerstrand. Herbert Hurd is proud of you. Jaden Odendaal also participated in the Open Chess Tournament and won 4 out of his 6 games. Well done!
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!
Last week we had our Neuronet Open Week. Parents were invited to attend their child's Neuronet session to see what their children have learnt. 164 moms, dads and grandparents attended. Thank you so much for the support.
On Saturday, 03 March, the Herbert Hurd under 9A,B,C and D teams participated in the annual Mount Pleasant Primary School Mini Cricket Festival. They gave a good account of themselves and did the school proud. Thank you to all the coaches and parents for their support. A good time was had by all.