From The Headmaster’s Desk

Dear parents & guardians,

RE: President Ramaphosa’s Address to the Nation and Closure of Schools

Last evening, in his address to the nation, the President announced that all public and private schools should close by Friday, 2 July 2021, rather than on Friday, 9 July 2021.  This revised date is in response to the dramatic increase in COVID-19 infections in our country, and particularly in Gauteng.

Our school is currently in the midst of end-of-term assessments, and we must conclude this programme in order to provide our learners with second term reports, some of which are required for university application.  The assessment timetable will be revised and condensed and will be shared with all learners today.  We will inform you of the time and manner of the report handout in due course.

There is still uncertainty about the date on which the third term will start. We will keep you updated as information becomes available.  We realise that there are more questions than answers at present but let us use the week to finish well and safely.

We have been frustrated in recent times by learners who are sent to school despite knowing that they are unwell, or that a family member is unwell.  We appeal to you to ensure the safety of our school and its learners and staff by adhering to the instruction that no person who is unwell, or who has been in contact with a person who is unwell or who is awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test is sent to school.

We wish you all good health and much strength and God’s peace during this turbulent time.  Please keep your children safe by keeping them at home during this time, and ensure that they can return to school at the commencement of the new term.


Yours faithfully,

Union High School