Clothing Shop

The Union Schools’ Clothing shop will be open from today, Monday, 23 November to Friday, 4 December, between 08:00 and 13:00.
Please note that 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆. Please contact Mrs Hestie Clegg at 049 891 0262 to schedule your appointment.
The Clothing Shop will reopen again on 25 January 2021 for the new year.
Click on the link below to view uniform requirements and price lists

Pitch Prep

Maintaining the pristine finish of Union High School’s high-end cricket grounds, or any school’s for that matter, isn’t an easy task, especially with pitches in use for long periods of the spring and summer months.
Although COVID-19 has stumped our 2020/21 cricket season, it has led to our cricket pitches experiencing less traffic, therefore giving our ground staff an opportunity to delve into the art and graft of cricket groundsmanship to produce a quality playing surface for when play eventually resumes.
As it goes without saying that preparing a cricket pitch must be one of the most drawn-out, effort-intensive activities in the field of sports, Union High School extends its immense gratitude to our estate manager Mr Donald Kingwill and our talented team of groundsmen for their consistent efforts in ensuring that Union’s cricket grounds are pitch-perfect.
These past few months have seen a tremendous amount of work done to the pitches on the Puttick and Minnaar fields, which included a layer of bulli added to the pitches just this week.
Our grateful thanks are also extended to our Old Unionites and the Old Unionite Association for their constant support of the school in this endeavour, in particular to Messrs Dave Stern, John Crankshaw and William Copeman for their valued contributions.
We look forward to watching some top-class competitive games on these pitches when our boys are able to take the field again!

Head Prefects 2021 Announced

Union High School is delighted to announce our head prefects for 2020/21.
They are Kyle-Luke du Preez (Head Boy), Hannah Watermeyer (Head Girl), James Pienaar (Deputy Head Boy) and Amzolele Relu (Deputy Head Girl).
We wish them all the best for their year of leadership and servitude and know that they will do their school proud!
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our 2019/20 prefects, who have done a wonderful job as ambassadors of the school this year, and in particular, have continued to raise spirits during a most unusual time in our school’s history. They are Somila Batala, Jaden Brotherton, Matthew Hesselink, Katherine Imrie, William Kayster, Sara Kingwill, Lauren Rose-Innes, Mack Rubidge, Jade Shires, Buchule Siloti, Benito Vers, Deger Williams, Laetitia Theron (Deputy Head Girl), Bowen Langmead (Head Boy), Sakhe Booi (Head Girl), Brett Amsterdam (Deputy Head Boy).

A – 10 Dinner 2020

When the bell rang on their first day of school back in 2009, they could never have imagined what would take place over the next 12 years.
As the Winnie The Pooh quote goes, “We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun”.
In a year where our matric learners experienced disenfranchised grief, a loss of so much that they should have experienced, Union Preparatory School was privileged to uphold the tradition of hosting the annual A to 10 Dinner, albeit a bit differently, this year.
What would traditionally have been a formal sit-down dinner for the learners who have been at Union since Grade 1, some even as long as their pre-primary years, was this year turned into a special ‘drive-through’ on Monday evening, 9 November, to ensure that all safety concerns regarding Covid-19 were adhered to.
This didn’t mean that it was any less special. Dressed to the nines, the Grade 12 learners received a warm welcome at the gates to the school, were a special personalised number plate featuring the matric learner’s name was affixed to every car.
The learners and their parents could then stop to take

UPS principal Ms Belinda Botha with Mr Johnny Swartz.

photos at any of the many photo corners lining the school’s drive, after which they received an envelope filled with messages and drawings made especially for them by Union Prep School’s little learners.

They then received a beautifully-prepared three-course meal to enjoy at home with their parents.
“This event is a very special occasion for those learners and their parents alike who have been on the entirety of their Union journey together. Union Preparatory, as a school, is thankful that we were still able to find a way to celebrate this special milestone,” said the school’s principal, Ms Belinda Botha.
“We applaud our matrics for pushing through their loss and for applying themselves to their studies this year. It is hard to believe that in a few short weeks, they will be leaving Union. We wish them well as they head into their matric final examinations.”