HAH Prefects 2020

We extend our congratulations to the girls who have been chosen as the leaders of Union’s Herby Arnott House for the coming year.

They have already taken up their duties, working in tandem with the Grade 12 prefects until they start writing their final examinations.

They are: (front) Jade Shires (Headgirl), Lauren Rose-Innes (Prefect) and Ayden Brown (Deputy Headgirl). They will be assisted by monitors (back) Soyama Mbetshu, Kaydn Retief, Hannah Watermeyer and Primrose Mutapati.

Annual Cross-Country

Union High School’s learners enjoyed their annual inter-house cross-country meet this afternoon (Wednesday, 2 October).

The school is fortunate that our main sports facilities are bordered by beautiful surroundings that allow our cross-country runners easy access to a series of runs catering for all ages and abilities from our own doorstep.

This annual event, which is aimed at increasing participation in competitive sport, sees everyone taking part with a chance to win points for their House, in a competition that is both keenly contested but also fun.

All age groups ran separately and staff were impressed with the levels of enthusiasm, fitness and commitment to this event – all learners should be proud of their efforts.

After tallying all the points accrued by the respective athletes of Arnott House and Daly House during the recent inter-house cross-country event, Daly House emerged the winner with 88 points to Arnott’s 84.

Girls u/11 3km:

1. Jemae Davids

2. Amy Waddelow

3. Kimberly Menos




Boys u/11 3km:

1. Daniel Short

2. Neelon Fourie

3. Josh Arends




Girls u/13 4km:

1. Lisakhanya Menos

2. Sisipho de Vos

3. Kenza Neill




Boys u/13 4km:

1. Alutha Wesi

2. Camran Swartz

3. Dylan Kivedo




Girls u/15 4km:

1. Drew Dobinson

2. Brigette Oelofsen

3. Tessa James

3. Alexander Imrie





Boys u/15 6km:

1. Siya Badiwe

2. Corniel Vorster

3. Ivan Murray




Girls Open 4km:

1. Sanja du Plessis

2. Micela Loock

2 Donné Marais

2. Jenna McNaughton



Boys Open 8km

1. Matthew Carelse

2. Iviwe Ndamane

3. Brett Amsterdam




HAH Matric Girls Treated

The Grade 12 girls at Union’s Herby Arnott House recently enjoyed a relaxing spa break at the Africology Spa at Drostdy Hotel.

The afternoon saw the girls take full advantage of the spa’s leisure facilities, with the world-class therapists sweeping them off their feet.

This was the ultimate way to unwind for the girls in anticipation of the final exams that lie in wait…

Roses Of Hope For Cancer

Union High School’s Interact Club has undertaken to support the Graaff-Reinet Cancer Association with their ‘2000 Roses of Hope for Cancer’ project this October.

The Graaff-Reinet Cancer Association hopes to sell 2 000 artificial roses (at R20 each), which will then be “planted” on the lawns of the NG Grootkerk on Friday, 18 October, between 07:00 to 18:00 by their purchasers.

The rose closest to a predetermined secret spot will win its owner R5 000. At 18:00 the secret spot will be revealed and the winner announced.

The members of the Interact Club would like to assist the Cancer Association by helping them to sell the roses.

Roses can be ordered from Interact members (at R20 each) from tomorrow, 4 October, to Thursday, 10 October, during first break (09:40 – 10:00).

Parents, friends of the Union Schools and Old Unionites wishing to support this endeavour can do so by transferring the money for the roses they wish to purchase to the Graaff-Reinet Cancer Association’s bank account. The details are as follows:

Name of Bank account: Graaff-Reinet Cancer Association
Name of Bank: FNB
Branch Code: 210216
Account number: 62005169570
Reference: Rose UHS Interact

Proof of payment can be forwarded to deputy@unionschools.co.za so that the buyer’s details can be captured on the list of orders.

All the roses are numbered and must be collected on the day at the church where they will be planted by their purchaser. A cancer survivor will plant the roses of those who are out of town on the 18th or who are unable to attend.

Pool Ready And Set For Summer

Union High School’s swimming pool, which underwent extensive maintenance and repair work during the winter months, is finally ready to help beat the heat this swimming season.

The first lesson of the season, held yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 3 October) was terrific, with 25 excited learners taking the plunge and getting back into action.

An enormous word of thanks is extended to everyone who worked tirelessly to get the swimming pool ready for use, especially to Mr Donald Kingwill and his hardworking ground staff.