A Tribute To Bongi

It is with great sadness that we share the heartbreaking news of the passing of Old Unionite Bongi Johnson, Class of 2019.  Bongi brought such joy to our school and to all those who knew him. He will be deeply missed by all.
Bonginkosi ‘Bongi’ Johnson was one of the brightest lights many of us has ever known. Described by his teachers and fellow classmates as a ‘gentle giant’, his laughter was contagious, his smile spread to everyone he met.
Having served the school as a member of the prefect body in his matric year, Bongi was awarded the William Lawrie Bursary and the Puttick Prize for the prefect, who through force of character and devotion to duty, contributed most to the smooth running of the school.
This is such an apt testament to the character of this young man, who, as a life-long learner of the Union Schools – from Grade 1 at Union Preparatory School right through to Grade 12 at Union High School – became an invaluable member of his class, his school and his community.
There is not a single person who met Bongi that will ever forget him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones at this very difficult time. May you find comfort in your happy memories of this fine young man!

A Hint Of Pink

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Union High School has wrapped the trunks of about 40 trees lining the school’s sidewalk with a pop of pink material in support of Pink Trees for Pauline.
Locals can still support this fundraising initiative in aid of the Graaff-Reinet Cancer Association, by purchasing Pink Trees for Pauline merchandise at Our Yard in Somerset Street.
🌸 Pink fabric to wrap your trees @ R30
🌸 Pink socks @ R20
🌸 T-shirts @ R20 (limited sizes available)
🌸 doekwithadifference @ R100
🌸 Face masks @ R50
🌸 Caps @ R30
Please support this worthy cause!

UHS Leaders 2021

“𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦. 𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦 – 𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭.” – 𝗟𝗶𝘀𝗮 𝗛𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗮
Earlier today, Thursday, 8 October, Union High School had the privilege of announcing the school’s prefect body for 2020/21. They are (in alphabetical order):
Catelyn Anthony, Kyle-Luke du Preez, Petra Japhta, Thando Matotie, Soyama Mbetshu, Primrose Mutapati, Lungile Netnou, Rogan Odendaal, James Pienaar, James Pringle, Amzolele Relu, Kaydn Retief, James Rose-Innes, Melissa Swart, Mihlali Tyanase, Martin van den Berg and Hannah Watermeyer.
May you serve the school with pride and dignity.
Back: Kyle-Luke du Preez, James Pringle, James Rose-Innes and Rogan Odendaal. Front: Martin van den Berg, Thando Matotie, James Pienaar and Mihlali Tyanase
Back: Amzolele Relu, Hannah Watermeyer, Kaydn Retief and Melissa Swart. Front: Catelyn Anthony, Petra Japhta, Lungile Netnou and Soyama Mbetshu. Absent (inset): Primrose Mutapati.
Boarding House Prefects
Union High School also announced the school’s boarding house prefects for 2020/21 earlier today (Thursday, 8 October).
These learners were elected by their fellow boarders to provide them with leadership and guidance during the upcoming year.
They are (in alphabetical order): Thando Matotie, Soyama Mbetshu (Deputy Head Girl), Litha Mngoma, Primrose Mutapati (Head Girl), Jarrod Naude, Michael-Joe Newton, James Pienaar (Deputy Head Boy), Kaydn Retief, Kelly-Page Scott, Martin van den Berg (Head Boy) and Hannah Watermeyer.



Back: Jarrod Naude, Thando Matotie and Michael-Joe Newton. Front: Martin van den Berg (Head Boy) and James Pienaar (Deputy Head Boy).



Back:  Hannah Watermeyer and Kaydn Retief.  Middle:  Litha Mngoma.  Front:  Kelly-Page Scott and Soyama Mbetshu (Deputy Head Girl). Absent (inset):  Primrose Mutapati (Head Girl)

Montego Cares

Union High School would like to extend a special word of thanks to 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗼 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘀 for their generous contribution of care packs towards the RCL’s recent CARE-kit Drive.
We are grateful for your support of this initiative! Thank you for getting involved and for assisting our young learner leaders with their community outreach project.
Read more about the CARE-kit Drive here: https://www.unionschools.co.za/…/09/03/rcl-care-kit-drive/

Welcome To The UHS Family

Union High School is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Hanel Weidemann who began teaching at the school today, Monday, 5 October.

Mrs Weidemann – who taught at Muir College Boys’ High School prior to being appointed at Union – will be teaching Afrikaans to our Grade 8 to 10 learners.

Welcome to the Union family Mrs Weidemann! We hope you have a wonderful teaching experience at our school.