At Hartmann House we believe that developing the optimism and resilience students need to successfully navigate life is as important as academic education, and will enhance their engagement with learn
For an all-round development of a child, the Hartmann House curriculum includes sports. A sufficient amount of school time is devoted to sports.
We have a variety of activities that take place during the term. We are keen to keep you informed on up and coming events you maybe interested in.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
A Happy New Year to you all. Let’s hope Zimbabwe’s economic situation improves as the first term goes by. It is amazing how well most of the new boys have settled in during this first week and a very big welcome to our new Gr. 0 and 1 boys, our new Grade 4 boys and new boys in the other grades.
We welcome Mrs Clea Smith, who is our new Grade 6 teacher. Mr Joshua Nduku is the new Junior Master in the main school and the new Junior Mistresses in the Infants’ block are Miss Victoria Janda, Miss Jacqueline Cable, Miss Paidamoyo Tswatswa and Miss Danai Jongwe. We wish them all a happy and rewarding time at Hartmann House.
The Grade 1 and 2 parents and teachers met during this week and on Monday the Grade 0 parents are meeting the teachers at 7.45am and the Grade 3 to 7 parents meet their son’s class teacher at 5.30pm, also on Monday.
The Imperators’ Breakfast takes place on Thursday 17th January in the Jubilee Hall. This is for boys who were awarded the Attainment or Industry prize at Speech & Prize Giving Day at the end of last term.
On Sunday 20th January the Grade 7s depart for their team building and leadership excursion to “Far and Wide” up at Nyanga. They return on Thursday 24th January. I am sure the boys will learn a lot about themselves, what they are capable of if they really push themselves and also how important team work is. Mrs Dancer and I will meet up with the Grade 7 boys for a couple of days.
Grade 4 Ignatian evening, for Grade 4 parents, is on Thursday 31st January in the Jubilee Hall, at 5.30pm.
Unfortunately the Grade 5 Andrew class excursion to Aberfoyle from Sunday 17th February to Thursday 21st February, has had to be postponed. Aberfoyle lodge is fully booked over the half term weekend, so the 5 Andrew class can’t be accommodated. This trip will now take place at the beginning of Term 2, from Sunday 12th May to Thursday 16th May.
The 5 Bernard trip to Aberfoyle remains as it is in the Fixture Calendar; Sunday 3rd March to Thursday 7th March. A letter detailing costs etc. for this trip will be sent to 5 Bernard parents in the next couple of weeks.
Notes from the Sanatorium
Health Cards: These must be updated with any chronic illness or conditions- asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, allergies (bee stings) or any other health problem. They must also be updated with any medication that your son is taking and any changes of contact details or Medical Aid details.
Excuse Notes and Doctor’s Appointments:
All boys should have a copy of the Hartmann House Code of Behaviour and I hope it is displayed in a prominent place in your home. Through using it at school we hope to get your sons to be “Men for Others”, instill self discipline and get the boys to realise that they are responsible for their actions.
All Grade 3 to 7 boys should also have a copy of the “H.H. School Rules and Regulations”. I hope that both you and your sons have read this document thoroughly.
Here’s to a good and successful first term of 2019.