15th Senior Cricket Festival

Union High School is excited to announce that we will be hosting our ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น at the start of 2022, from 12 to 15 January!
We look forward to welcoming Daniรซl Pienaar Technical High School, Marlow Agricultural High School, Queen’s College Boys’ High School, Stirling High School, East London, Edgemead High School, Milnerton High School and Nico Malan to our campus for four days of competitive cricket in an environment that promotes collegiality, friendship and camaraderie.
๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—˜๐—”๐— 
The team that will be representing Union High School as its 1st XI during this festival, consists of Sisipho Arnols (captain), Hlaki Skepe, Ivan Murray, Lihle Mxhunyelwa, Daniel Nell, Brent Hesselink, Joshua Horne, Laythan Carelse, Shaakir Kazi, Camran Swartz, Jude Langmead, Thokozani Mpanza and Jordan Wilmot.
We wish them all the best in their preparations for this festival

2022 Sport Season Captains Announced

In an early morning assembly today, Friday, 12 November, Union High School announced its sports captains for the 2022 season.
๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ to Chloe Shires (Hockey), Sisipho Arnols (Rugby and Cricket), Brent Hesselink (Boys Tennis) and Marli Brummer (Girls Tennis).
We are delighted to have these learners lead our teams and look forward to the season ahead.

Cricketers Included in EP Rural Inlands U/17 Team

Congratulations to Union cricketers, Sisipho Arnols, Hlaki Skepe and Shaakir Kazi on being selected for the 2021 EP Rural Inlands u/17 Team.
We wish them the best of luck when they compete in the CSA Rural Week (12 to 17 December 2021) at Kearsney College in Durban.
(The rest of the team is composed of Marlow, Cradock and Winterberg players, while Unionโ€™s Mr Sean Koeberg has been appointed to manage the team.)

Thokozani To Represent EP in Rugby 7s

During October, Thokozani Mpanza, a Grade 9 learner at Union High School, captained the Sarah Baartman Districtโ€™s u/15 rugby team during a #sevensย tournament hosted in East London.

Thokozani enjoyed a very successful tournament and was subsequently selected for the Eastern Province u/15 sevens rugby team that will travel to Johannesburg in December 2021 to participate in the Summer Games.

Congratulations and good luck, Thokozani!

Girls Enjoy Local Tennis Tourney

Junior tennis players Misha Newton, Mia Botha, Leigh-Anne Murray and Anna Stocks participated in the 2021 Jocelynn Marais Tennis Tournament held this past weekend, 29 and 30 October, in Graaff-Reinet.
The girls enjoyed a wonderful weekend of tennis, competing against their Cradock, Stirling, Worcester and Collegiate counterparts. The girls enjoyed mixed results, ending 6th in the tournament overall.
A special word of congratulations to Misha Newton, who won 3 out of her 4 singles encounters.

Lemke Brothers Shine At Biathlon

Brothers Mark and Ben Lemke represented Union High School on Saturday, 6 November, at the EP Biathlon League 3 event in Gqeberha.
Both boys gave it their best on the track and in the pool, enjoying a strong finish, with Ben winning the swimming event and Mark coming in third.
(Mark and Ben are in Grade 5 and 7, respectively.)
Union High School is extremely proud of these two biathletes and wish them all the best for the rest of their events this season!

Well Done Tara!

๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ to Grade 8 learner Tara Ferreira on winning the Girls u/14 division at the recent Nelson Mandela Bay Mini 7 tennis singles competition contested in Gqeberha!

6-A-Side Hockey Tournament

What do hockey skills, tutus, face paint and funky socks have in common?
In truth, not much really, but they could all be found at Union High Schoolโ€™s AstroTurf yesterday afternoon where a ๐—™๐—จ๐—ก afternoon of 6-A-Side hockey was contested!
All the learners, from Grade 5 through to Grade 12 โ€“ boys and girls – had the opportunity to participate in the tournament.
A total of nine junior teams and nine senior teams entered. The games were played in a round-robin competition format throughout the course of the afternoon.
This proved to be a spectacularly fun afternoon with great participation from learners all-round.
(It was particularly entertaining to watch the educators and coaching staff take to the field.)
Go to our Facebook page to see the photographs:ย  https://www.facebook.com/unionhighschool
โ€ข ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด!

U/13 Rugby 7’s Tournament

On Tuesday afternoon, 19 October, Union participated in an u/13 rugby tournament hosted by Volkskool at the Botanics Sports Grounds.
The #RugbyMetRede event – in aid of the Pink Trees for Pauline initiative – saw an exciting fun-filled day of sevens rugby from the young guns.
The team won 20 โ€“ 5 against Narsingstraat Primary School 1, 10 โ€“ 5 against Kroonvale Primary and 10 โ€“ 5 against Park Rugby, drawing 5 โ€“ 5 against Volkskool 2.
๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ!

Karoo U/17 Cricket Team

๐—จ๐—›๐—ฆ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ
Union High School wishes to congratulate the following Union cricketers on being selected for the Karoo u/17 cricket team: Sisipho Arnols (capt), Brent Hesselink, Shaakir Kazi, Jordan Wilmot, Joshe Horne, Laythan Carelse, Hlaki Skepe and Thokozani Mpanza.
Union wishes them everything of the best in the knowledge that they will represent the school well!