by engaging in a balanced programme of diverse activities
through engaging in Music, Dance, Drama, and the Visual Arts
by learning to embrace change and be successful in a global society
by striving for academic excellence in a stimulating, modern setting
by offering meaningful service to the school and to those in need
through activity in a community which upholds solid family values
through sporting activities, under the guidance of expert coaches
through service activities which call for initiative and resourcefulness
by participating in the life of a warm, caring school with a proud heritage
FEARLESS AS THE EAGLE celebrates the history of Hudson Park. It is packed with photographs and reminiscences and is a wonderful gift for all who fondly remember their days at Hudson Park. Priced at R390, the book can be bought from either the Primary or the High School Offices. If you do not live in East London and would like to order a book, please send us an email.
of our Matriculants obtained an A-Aggregate in 2015
learners achieved South African Colours in Sport
learners achieved Regional or Provincial Colours in Sport
individuals received Top Awards for the Performing and Visual Arts
groups received Top Awards for the Performing and Visual Arts
Service Organisations are supported by Hudson Park
Rhys and Sanchia Poovan represented South Africa at the WORLD LASER RUN COMPETITION which took place in Cape Town, in August. Rhys finished 3rd in the world in the under 19 age group and was awarded a Gold South African team medal, having placed 3rd in the U19 elite individual event and received a Silver Award in the mixed relay. His sister, Sanchia Poovan came 14th in the U15 age group.
Sisipho Ndlabhu and Kwanda Mbalekwa, were selected for the South African U19 Tennis team which travelled to London earlier this year.
Well done to these phenomenal Hudsonians! You do us proud.
Congratulations to our team of Grade 11 learners who recently emerged as section winners in the annual programming competition run by NMU (Nelson Mandela University). The boys are, from left to right, Matt Wilson, Gregan Grant, and Andrew Everts.
This year, the event was hosted by Hudson Park, with our network specialists Mr Woods and Mr Roberson in attendance, to facilitate the real-time monitoring and the connection to the network of NMU. The 200 participants included learners from schools throughout the Eastern Cape, as well as first year students from NMU. Of these entrants, 12 were from Hudson Park.
The objective was to solve as many mathematical problems as possible, in three hours, using Delphi programming methods. Correct answers needed to be confirmed and submitted by working code, while a penalty for incorrect submissions kept the excitement level high throughout. In a nail-biting finish, Hudson Park's team submitted their winning solution with only moments to spare. Read more.
We congratulate Simvuyele Ncula, who matriculated in 2016, and has qualified for the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship at NMMU (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University).
The scholarship is renewable for each year of a first NMMU undergraduate degree or diploma, provided the recipient’s academic performance consistently remains of the highest standard. It is the top financial award to any under-graduate student at the university and is accompanied by a comprehensive support programme to ensure that recipients integrate effectively into the university environment.
'I am immensely grateful to your school for having provided NMMU with such an exceptionally talented and promising student. It is a mark of your good leadership and the dedication of teachers over the years. We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with your school.' Pieter Swart (Director: Marketing and Corporate Relations).
Our 10-year-old Euphonium player, Kumkani Kabane, was placed second in the NATIONAL GRAHAMSTOWN MUSIC COMPETITION. His programme included a challenging piece entitled ZELDA, by Percy Code, which often serves as an audition piece for young musicians who want to join adult orchestras.
At the Port Rex Lions Eisteddfod earlier this year, Kumkani was chosen as the Best Primary School Instrumentalist, for the second year running, and awarded the W A Stevens Medal. He is on the far-right, in the front row, pictured with his teacher and a group of fellow award winners at the Eistedfodd.
Jenna Victor recently represented Eastern Cape at the SOUTH AFRICAN DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS. She won no fewer than 5 medals and was selected to represent South Africa at the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Los Angeles, later in the year. Due to the enormous financial burden, she has deferred her participation to next year.
COMMON SENSE, the international nonprofit organisation dedicated to helping children and families thrive in the digital world, has recognised Hudson Park Primary as a COMMON SENSE Certified School, in Digital Citizenship.
In her comment, the Head of COMMON SENSE, Jessica Lindl, said: ‘We applaud the faculty and staff of Hudson Park Primary for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education. Hudson Park Primary deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.’
COMMON SENSE carries forward the work of Dr H Gardner of the GOODPLAY PROJECT at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and it is designed to teach tangible skills related to such things as protecting one’s online reputation and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.
In June, our Port Rex Lions CUBS visited children at Sunshine Children's Home, where the fun included a colouring-in competition and a happy time spent decorating cupcakes and making burgers. A big thank you to staff at Alderson Ambulance for their kind donation of groceries.
Hudson Park pupils showed their care and concern by supporting Civvies Day, on 23 June, and raising nearly R5,000 for Sunshine Children's Home.
Jubilation attended the Rugby match played on Saturday 29 June, when our High School First Team beat all-time rivals Selborne College. The game was played at Selborne, and this year’s team earns the distinction of being our only First XV ever to beat Selborne on their home ground.
As Selborne raced to an early 19-3 lead in the first half, few people would have predicted a Hudson Park victory. However, spectators were treated to excellent Rugby and a thrilling finish. During the second half, Hudson Park succeeded in gaining a lead of 1 point. This advanced to 6 points, and although Selborne fought back with a spectacular effort in the dying moments of the game, they were unable to regain lost ground.
The final score was 28-27. Hudson Park’s try-scorers were Avuyile Mabece, Sine Qeshile, and Jarred Du Plessis,
who scored twice.
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