Save The Date

Save the date for the ๐— ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—™๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฑ๐—ž ๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—ก of the year!
Not only will you be able to challenge yourself physically, but youโ€™ll have a ton of fun while doing so!
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ดโ€™ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜–๐˜ฃ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ ๐˜™๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ. ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต!
๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ข๐—•๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฆ
๐Ÿƒ ๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—– ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ
๐Ÿƒ ๐—™๐—ข๐—”๐—  ๐—ญ๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜
๐Ÿƒ ๐—–๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ช๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ
๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐— ๐—จ๐—–๐—› ๐— ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—˜!
The event is open to the entire community! Although this is a โ€˜runningโ€™ event, the race is designed to be fun rather than crazy challenging, and is suitable for practically everyone!
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ!
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด. ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ!

Sport Results – 21 May

RUGBY

๐—ช๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐——๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜ to ourย 1st XV on winning their encounter against Woodridge College & Preparatory School 29-10!
The match was a big arm wrestle from the start. Every scrum, line-out and ruck was an intense battle with the Union boys refusing to back down.
Woodridge scored the first try of the match through a rolling maul taking a 0 – 5 lead. A lot of unforced errors and pressure from Woodridge kept Union scoreless for most of the 1st half.
The Union team, however, found a bit of rhythm just before half time. Sustained pressure and good discipline led to a driving maul try scored by ๐—œ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐— ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜†, taking the score to 5-all at half time.
The second half started with Woodridge scoring the first try, resulting in them taking a 5 – 10 lead. This was short lived, however, as Union responded almost immediately with a try through ๐—๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ after some slick handling from the backs and a dominant scrum by the forwards.
The boys then ran in a further three tries through ๐—”๐—น๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ, ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ and ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ฎ.
๐—›๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ converted two tries.
๐˜ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜‘๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต. ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ!
๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿต โ€“ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ.
โ€œ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต. ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜โ€™๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด – ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต. ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฒ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ด – ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ต!โ€ โ€“ ๐— ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜…, ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ซ๐—ฉ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต
The u/14As won their match 24-19, while the u/16As and 2nd team lost 14-19 and 5-7 respectively.

HOCKEY

Senior Hockey vs Woodridge College
1st team lost 6-0
2nd team won 2-1
3rd team won 2-0
16A team lost 1-0
16B lost 3-0
๐—ช๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐——๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜ to our 1st Junior hockey girls on their 4 – 0 win against Herbert Hurd today
๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ!

RIP Matthew

It is with a very sad heart that we inform our Union community of the passing of Old Unionite, Matthew Price.
๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€.
Matthew, who was a member of the Class of 2019, passed away following a car accident on Thursday evening, 19 May.
As a school, our very fond and special thoughts and memories of Matthew will stay in all our hearts as we come to terms with the news of his loss.
๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ – ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜Ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด, ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜น ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ข – ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ.

Encanto: Introducing Our Magical Cast

๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐— ๐—”๐—š๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง โœจ
Union High Schoolโ€™s 2022 play, ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ค, will run in the Union High School hall on ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ, 26 ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ 27 ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜บ.
Tickets are available from Ms Elsebe Moos in Union High Schoolโ€™s foyer at a cost of R50 for adults and R25 for scholars.
In anticipation of this yearโ€™s production, we are pleased to introduce you to the members of โ€˜The Familia Madrigalโ€™.

 

 

Career Week

‘๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ.’
As a part of their Life Orientation curriculum, Union High School, Graaff-Reinetโ€™s Grade 12s enjoyed various ๐—–๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ช๐—˜๐—˜๐—ž activities last week.
Representatives from tertiary institutions including Varsity College and CTU gave enlightening presentations during the day, followed by a group of successful Graaff-Reinet business people who addressed the them at a fun function in the Union.
๐™Ž๐™ฅ๐™š๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ก๐™ช๐™™๐™š๐™™ ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™๐™ข๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™–, ๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™› ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ; ๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™–๐™ก๐™ก – ๐™˜๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฅ๐™จ๐™ฎ๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™œ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ; ๐™‚๐™š๐™ง๐™ง๐™–๐™ง ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™– – ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™–๐™˜๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ; ๐™Ž๐™ง ๐™…๐™ค๐™จ๐™š๐™ฅ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™†๐™ค๐™š๐™—๐™š๐™ง๐™œ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™™๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก; ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™ž ๐™Ž๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™š๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ – ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง/๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™ข๐™ฎ.
It was fascinating to hear the stories of the ‘latticed’ manner in which each of these professionals (four of whom grew up in Graaff-Reinet), reached their career dreams. The common thread throughout the evening is that hard work, a never say die attitude and passion are all imperative for a happy career.
The matrics then shared a delicious meal and convivial conversation.
๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด, ๐˜”๐˜ณ ๐˜’๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‹๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข, ๐˜ˆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ข. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ.

Characteristics Of Coachable Kids

Whether the driving force is a passion for the game of hockey, making a positive impact on kids or providing kids an opportunity to play, coaching is a labour of love.

One of the key ingredients to fuelling that love for coaches and creating a great team environment is having โ€œcoachableโ€ players.

โ€œWhen I look at kids I like to coach, I like the kids that come to the Astro, and they have a smile on their face,โ€ says Mr Calvin Beck, Union High Schoolsโ€™ Head of Hockey. โ€œThey want to improve their hockey skills, and they just work hard.โ€

Working hard, showing a desire to improve and having a positive attitude are likely on every coachโ€™s description of โ€œcoachableโ€ kids and are a great start for any player looking to have an impact on their team. Here are four more characteristics players can work on developing this season to become more coachable.

Listen Up

โ€œListening, to me, is very important,โ€ says Mr Beck. ย โ€œWhen you get kids that are listening and trying to put into action what the coach is saying, it leads to better coaching, it leads to players getting better because they are listening and theyโ€™re engaged and trying to improve their skills.โ€

Knowing that their team is listening and trying to implement the instruction is also motivating for coaches.

โ€œIt makes the coach a little sharper because the words coming out of their mouth take on a little more importance,โ€ says Mr Beck. โ€œIf they see their kids are listening and want to learn, that puts some pressure on the coach, which is good.โ€

Learning how to listen and be attentive to others also translates far beyond hockey.

A Two-Way Street

To young players, listening may seem like a one-way street. The coach(es) talk and players listen. How players respond though, even if itโ€™s non-verbal, plays a key role in how coaches perceive their listening.

โ€œI love the kids that you give them instruction and you just see that willingness to listen,โ€ says Mr Beck. โ€œThey make eye contact with you. Theyโ€™re nodding their head, giving positive affirmation. As weird as it sounds, even though weโ€™re adults as coaches, when you get that feedback, it makes me feel good.โ€

There are also situations in which kids listen but donโ€™t understand what the coach is saying.

โ€œPart of being a coachable player is not being afraid to ask a question or if you donโ€™t understand something, ask for clarification,โ€ says Mr Beck. โ€œWhether itโ€™s how to do a drill or what you are trying to explain while working on a system or concept, to me, when I hear a kid ask any question, thatโ€™s a sign of total engagement and total coachability because it means they care.โ€

Coaches also play a key role in this area. Not every player, especially at the younger ages, will have the confidence to ask a question in front of the entire team so itโ€™s helpful for coaches to create an open environment where questions are encouraged.

Understanding Mistakes

โ€œHockey is a game of mistakes,โ€ says Mr Beck. โ€œNegative stuff is going to happen.โ€

The most important thing is how kids respond to those mistakes. Players must learn to, first, take responsibility for their own mistakes and then, be open to feedback on how to improve going forward.

โ€œWhen I talk about it with kids and teams that I coach, itโ€™s easy to say something and for them to nod their heads,โ€ says Mr Beck. โ€œWhen it actually happens, itโ€™s a totally different situation.โ€

The first reaction for kids is often to avoid being the centre of attention when something negative happens. Theyโ€™ll look to point fingers or blame others. That type of response leads to compounding mistakes because it hurts the team and limits playersโ€™ ability to learn from mistakes or receive feedback from coaches.

Learning how to properly respond to mistakes usually takes some guidance and direction from coaches and parents.

Support and Encourage Teammates

Just as important as players responding properly to their own mistakes is how they react when a teammate commits an error.

โ€œA coachable kid to me is someone who is unselfish,โ€ says Mr Beck. โ€œThey encourage their teammates. Theyโ€™re focused on not just themselves. Theyโ€™re thinking of others.โ€

A simple act such as giving a teammate a stick tap on the shin pads and a quick word of encouragement can have a huge impact on the entire team.

โ€œIt just creates a whole new environment,โ€ says Mr Beck. โ€œIt promotes creativity when the kids are playing the game. It discourages โ€˜play it safeโ€™ hockey because kids know itโ€™s okay to make a mistake. I just saw my teammate do it, and I saw another teammate support him.โ€

โ€œTo see mistakes made and watch everyone encourage each other, and to watch the better skilled players still make passes to the less skilled players, helping them develop, to me, thereโ€™s nothing better than coaching a group like that.โ€

Well Done Vuyisa!

๐—ช๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐——๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜ to Union learner Vuyisa Karel who, despite having only recently started gymnastics as a sport at the Karoo Gymnastics Club, is already outperforming gymnasts with years of experience!
In what was his very first competition, Vuyisa participated in a Level 2 competition at the EC Gymnastics Trials held in Jeffreys Bay on Saturday, 8 May, where he obtained a ๐—š๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—— ๐— ๐—˜๐——๐—”๐—Ÿ with a score of 37,7 out of a possible 40.
It was also decided to move him up to Level 4 to enable him to qualify for the SA Gymnastics Games being held in October 2022.

UHS Presents: Encanto

Disney’s newest animated hit ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ค is being brought to the stage in Graaff-Reinet!
We are delighted to announce that rehearsals for Union High Schoolโ€™s 2022 ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—š๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก is in full swing and going excellently to date!
๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป-๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ of a young girl, Mirabel Madrigal, who has to face life as the only member of her family without magical powers. The film quickly rose in popularity since its release by Disney in November of 2021, gaining plenty of attention for its viral original songs, such as “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.”
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ, 26 ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ 27 ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜บ.
Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, 11 May, and will be available from Ms Elsebe Moos in Union High Schoolโ€™s foyer at a cost of R50 per adult and R25 per scholar.

RCL Development Session

On Thursday afternoon, 5 May, Union High School hosted a ๐—ฅ๐—–๐—Ÿ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, facilitated by FEDSAS, in the Tony Burrell Union.
[ ๐˜™๐˜Š๐˜“ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜น ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด. ]
This development session was aimed at developing the RCL members’ overall confidence in their role and explored a number of areas, including roles and responsibilities, team-work, assertive communication and problem-solving.
Union extends its grateful thanks to the members of Hoรซr Volkskool Graaff-Reinet and Union High School, Graaff-Reinet‘s Representative Council of Learners for attending the event.