Top Level Club

The top level club opening function for 2019 was held in the Tony Burrel Union on 16 January 2019 at 18h00.
A short motivational videoclip for teens on how to achieve success, formed the introduction on the topic on “How do we perceive success”. Top levelers shared their ideas on what will inspire them as individuals.
The objectives of the Top level club was discussed and the evening concluded by sharing a light supper.

Interhouse Athletics

On Tuesday, 15 February, all Arnott and Daly athletes participated in a memorable Interhouse Athletics Meeting. Competition was fierce but fun and participation was even more important.This year’s senior Inter-House athletics day was a celebration of talent, true Union spirit, hard work and a good handful of joy! The student body responded well to Mr Pringle’s plea for participation and a fun-filled day was had by all.

The matrics went all out to make their last athletics day one to remember and participated with enthusiasm.

Athletics day is a day where our learners are given the opportunity to partake in various disciplines, and they jumped, threw and ran with gusto!

Team spirit, grit and kindness – that was what the Senior Interhouse Athletics was about.

Everyone who participated in an event contributed to the fantastic spirit and earned house points. This year Daly came back and claimed the Interhouse Athletics Shield with 921 points vs Arnott’s 819 points.

The following athletes will receive their awards at the Summer Sports Awards Assembly or Prize Giving. Congratulations on your excellent performance!

U/15 Victrix Ludorum – Wendy Albertyn Trophy – L. Bouwer
U/15 Victor Ludorum – Trevor Albertyn Trophy – S. Arnolds
U/17 Victrix Ludorum – André Paris Cup – L. Theron
U/17 Victor Ludorum – B. Langmead
Open Girls’ Jumping Events – J. McNaughton / K. King
Open Boys’ Jumping Events – L. McNaughton
Open Girls’ Throwing Events – Cheryl Geard Trophy- R. Sparks
Open Boys’ Throwing Events:  Willem Theron Trophy – L. McNaughton
Open Girls’ Field Events – R. Sparks
Open Boys’ Field Events:  Reg Moore Cup – L. McNaughton
Open Girls’ Long Distances:  Evan van Zyl Trophy – S. du Plessis
Open Boys’ Long Distances:  Ross Garner Trophy – I. Ndamane
Open Girls’ Sprints:  Zeta Marais Shield – M. Loock
Open Boys’ Sprints:  Minnaar Cup – S. Mbobi
Senior Victrix Ludorum (awarded at Prize Giving) – S. du Plessis
Senior Victor Ludorum:  Radium Cleaners (Prize Giving) – L. McNaughton
Most credible performance of the day (Prize Giving) – S. Arnolds
Interhouse relays:  Alex Murray Cup – Daly
Interhouse Shield Competition Winners – Daly



GRT & District Tennis Trials

We congratulate the following tennis players who have been selected to represent Graaff-Reinet and District at the Eastern Province Country District trials:

U/12 girls
Chloe Erasmus
Misha Newton
Tara Ferreira

U/12 Boys
Matthew Paxton

U/14 girls
Tayla Kingwill
Caytah-Leigh Koeberg
Anna Pringle

U14 Boys
Brent Hesselink

U/16 boys
Kyle-Luke duPreez

Open girls
Micela Loock
Christine Harris
Sarah Kingwill

Open Boys
Noä Cilliers
Brett Amsterdam
Matthew Hesselink
Peter Watermeyer

Country District trials:  U14 to Open trials will take place in Graaff-Reinet on Monday 21 January 2019.
U10 and U12 trials will be held in Cradock on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

13th Mica Cricket Festival

From 3-5 January our 1st XI participated in the 13th Annual Mica UHS Cricket Festival.

In spite of it being so early in the year, the teams played with great enthusiasm and in great spirit, which made for a very enjoyable week of cricket.

We started the week with a declaration match against Daniel Pienaar who won the toss and elected to bat. UHS started off with some wonderful disciplined bowling and never allowed the opposition to score freely. A magnificent individual performance with the ball from Brett Amsterdam helped restrict and bowl Daniel Pienaar out for 187. Bowling figures: Brett Amsterdam 6 for 32, Luke McNaughton 2 for 27, Caerwyn Spence 2 for 53.

UHS went in to bat and through an outstanding mature innings by Jaden Brotherton, who held the innings together allowing his team mates to bat around him, we managed to pass the target with 8 wickets down. Union won the match by 2 wickets.  Batting performance: Jaden Brotherton 113 n.o., Kyle-Luke Du Preez 20, Luke Mc Naughton 19.

In an exciting declaration match against Daniel Pienaar, Union achieved a first innings win by passing the set target of 198 in the final over. Congratulations to Jaden Brotherton who made 114 not out and Brett Amsterdam who took 6 wickets!

On Friday a 50over match was played against Queen’s College and on the back of a fine batting performance UHS won the toss and elected to bat first. Unfortunately, we were unable to carry on where we left off and struggled against good accurate bowling and were bowled out for 91.  Batting performance: Luke McNaughton 20, Zusakhe Ngwane 18.  Queen’s were able to reach their target with 3 wickets down.  Union lost the match by 7 wickets.  Bowling figures: Luke Mc Naughton 1 for 20, Brett Amsterdam 1 for 18.

On the Saturday we played a T20 match against Despatch. UHS won the toss and elected to bowl. We started off with a bang taking a wicket with the first ball through a magnificent diving catch which set the tone for a wonderful bowling and fielding performance and restricted Despatch to 115. Bowling figures: Luke McNaughton 2 for 10, James Pienaar 2  for 15, Caerwyn Spence 2 for 20.

Union came in to bat and managed to keep a good steady run rate in pursuit of their target, including a wonderful 50-run partnership between Brett Amsterdam and Bowen Langmead. Unfortunately, we were unable to take advantage of this good start and ended up short of our target. UHS lost the match by 9 runs.  Batting performances: Brett Amsterdam 34, Bowen Langmead 32.

Academic Awards


(Based on the results of 2018) 


GRADE 6 (Based on Grade 5 results of 2018)

Zara Deysel-Douman

Erin Gedult

Megan Nortjé

Matthew Paxton

Emma Short


GRADE 7 (Based on Grade 6 results of 2018)

Caytah-Leigh Koeberg (Re-award)

Na’eem Mahomed (Re-award)

Sadé May (Re-award)


GRADE 8 (Based on Grade 7 results of 2018)

Siyamthanda Desha

Keisha Mentoor

Simoné Prinsloo

Sinazo Soyana

AJ Victor

Cadee Arends (Re-award)

Lana Bouwer (Re-award)

Brent Hesselink (Re-award)

Tayla Kingwill (Re-award)

Jude Langmead (Re-award)

Siphosethu Malotana (Re-award)

Gemma Naudé (Re-award)

Brigette Oelofsen (Re-award)

Anna Pringle (Re-award)

Caitrin Spence (Re-award)




GRADE 9 (Based on Grade 8 results of 2018)

Alexandra Imrie

Matthew McNaughton

Grace Merifield

Daniel Nell

Simamkele Soyana

Matthew Basson (Re-award)

Amber Binney (Re-award)

Hannah Bodenstein (Re-award)

Michelle Doyle (Re-award)

Jamie Jaftha (Re-award)

Kendall Krige (Re-award)

Chloe Shires (Re-award)


GRADE 10 (Based on Grade 9 results of 2018)

Jade Edwards

Mekisha Manzana

Zoë May

James Pringle

Melissa Swart

Catelyn Anthony (Re-award)

Shayna Japhta (Re-award)

Amzolele Relu (Re-award)

James Rose-Innes (Re-award)

Marthinus van den Berg (Re-award)

Hannah Watermeyer (Re-award)




GRADE 11 (Based on Grade 10 results of 2018)


Half colours

Jade Shires


Full colours

Matthew Hesselink

Katherine Imrie

Sara Kingwill

Bowen Langmead

Laetitia Theron

Deger Williams


GRADE 12 (Based on Grade 11 results of 2018)


Half colours

Bridget Stander


Full colours

Christine Harris

Micela Loock

Megan Doyle (Re-award)

Sanja du Plesssis (Re-award)

Ethan Gedult (Re-award)

Zintle Maki (Re-award)

Jenna McNaughton (Re-award)

Taylyn Miller (Re-award)

Peter Watermeyer (Re-award)