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Looking forward to another brilliant weekend from 19 to 21 May 2017, celebrating 161 years of HMB!

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   What is Schulfest? Held annually in autumn, Schulfest is an opportunity for the school family (scholars, parents, teachers, Old Scholars, the local congregation and members of the local community) to get together for a day of sport, good food and excellent company. Gemütlichkeit - amiable, comfortable cameraderie - is the order of the day, due in no small measure to the quiet country surroundings at Hermannsburg.
   In 2016, the regional Spar KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Tournament for the Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi regions was again held at Hermannsburg on Schulfest day; Primary School hockey, sevens rugby and many more sporting and fun activities took place, to complement the festive atmosphere and Gemütlichkeit!

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Schulfest 2017

In 2017, the programme will look something like this:

14:00 Check-in opens at the Public Relations office
15:00 Experience HMB High School musical talent with styles ranging from Bach to beyond - 4 hands, 2 hands, vocal finesse and brass punch - a concert not to be missed! (School Chapel)
16:30 Join our resident tour-guide-turned-pastor for an entertaining trip down memory lane and walkabout of the school grounds
17:30 Evening braai (Adults R60; fires lit at 17:30) and bonfire (at the Esssaal)
19:00 Laternenumzug - lantern procession (lanterns available at R20)
07:45 Ticket sales open
08:00 Food sales, tuck shop & craft market open; sport tournaments start
09:00 Tea tent opens, German food stalls open
09:30 Old Scholars’ AGM
10:00 Activities and kiddie games open
11:30 Hermannsburg Foundation AGM
12:00 Meat sale begins and Bar opens
15:00 Chipping competition
15:30 Grade 9 GEP meeting for parents and scholars
16:15 Tug-of-war & boeresport
16:30 Tea tent closes
17:15 Auction in The Lapha
18:00 Supper (spit-braai; adults R60), cash bar & evening entertainment
19:30 Supper sales end (including take-aways)
08:30 Church service (at The Lapha)
09:30 Breakfast

Provisional programme - final 2017 programme to follow.