Farewell To Retiring Teachers

Union High School is what it is because of the phenomenal educators we are lucky enough to have on our staff. This year, we have some truly great ones who are retiring.

At a special staff function in The Tony Burrell Union earlier today, Monday, 14 December, Union High School bid farewell to Mrs Lehesta Galloway and Mrs Karmin van der Walt, who, after having spent the past 25 and 20 years, respectively, teaching at Union, will be retiring at the end of this year.

These two educators have both had extensive and influential careers in education spanning decades and, when you take such a high degree of knowledge and skill, and you mix in joy and an unquenchable passion for teaching, you get individuals whose legacy will last with learners and colleagues for years to come.

We thank Mrs Galloway and Mrs van der Walt for their outstanding service to the learners, the parents, the entire community, and their work beyond their classrooms to help their colleagues to grow, to learn and to succeed with their learners. We wish them a wonderful retirement and great happiness in the future.

Valedictory 2021

“๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜บ.” – ๐—ž๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ
This has not been an easy year for the Class of 2020.ย  It was, therefore, especially heartwarming to witness our matrics carry out some of the traditions of school leavers at Union High School after their exam session this morning, Friday, 11 December.
Valedictory is a very special event for our matrics – in particular the ringing of the Centenary Bell which signifies the end of their high school careers.
Grade 12s, your journey at Union may be coming to an end, but know this: you will forever be part of the Union family!
We wish you, our Matric Class, all the best as you embark on the next exciting chapter of your lives.
Take responsibility for your own life, determine your priorities and persevere when life is difficult. Go forward with pride and courage, knowing that your time at Union High School has prepared you well for wherever your lives may take you.
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Tablet Technology 2021

It is be compulsory for all Grade 8 โ€“ 12 learners to have tablets, as specified below, at the start of 2021.

Please ensure that you invest in a tablet with the correct specification to ensure compatibility with the MiEbook app.

Recommended Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Tab A P585 10.1โ€
Proline H10882M
RCT Enkulu
Huawei MediaPad T5
Lenovo M10

No I-pads please!

Follow the link to view the correct minimum tablet specifications:

Tablet Technology

 

 

 

Matrics In Final Stretch

With the end in sight as the Matric Class of 2020 enters the final stretch of the National Senior Certificate exams, we encourage all Grade 12s to double down and give the last set of papers their final push.
You are already set up for success with your newly developed resilience and grit, so use these new skills to maintain your momentum in the coming days to ensure you score every single mark you are able to in your remaining papers. Donโ€™t drop your resolve now, but rather give it your all right to the end.
“๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ต!” โ€“ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป

Gr 12 Awards

2020 has not been an easy year, especially for our Grade 12 learners. Thankfully we are still able to acknowledge their perseverance and achievements with the presentation of bursaries, special awards and select academic awards.
Congratulations to the following recipients:

Vacancy – Afrikaans Teacher

A vacancy exists at Union High School in Graaff-Reinet for an Afrikaans FAL – GET Phase (Grade 8 & 9) educator.

If you are passionate about teaching, have a genuine interest and love for growing young minds, and want to be a part of the Union family, please have a look at the accompanying advert to find out more about this position.

Deadline for applications: 3 December 2020

Please see the accompanying advert for full details, including how to apply: